After 'Super Meat Boy' it's 'The Binding of Isaac'
Monday 29 August 2011
The co-creator of indie hit
Super Meat Boy, Edmund McMillen, has a new game on the way entitled
The Binding of Isaac, and a creepy trailer shows what he's come up with this time.
McMillen claims inspiration from the structure of The Legend of Zelda (1986, Nintendo Entertainment System) and the roguelike genre that cherishes random level layouts for a different experience each time ( Dwarf Fortress, Dungeons of Dredmore, even Pokémon Mystery Dungeon).
The trailer also suggets hints of top-down retro-shooter Robotron 2084 or a particularly claustrophobic Commando. Edmund himself references Smash TV, another game by Robotron designer Eugene Jarvis.
Needless to say, the result is very different from Super Meat Boy's relentless left-to-right speed-running but looks equally intriguing and is, according to McMillen, less spooky than the trailer might imply.
The Binding of Isaac is heading for a late September download release on Mac and PC with a Linux conversion to follow.
Watch the trailer at: youtu.be/iDFnMfJnI7s
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