Super Meat Boy 2 is a Distinct Possibility
John Williamson / 3 years ago
Super Meat Boy is an excruciatingly difficult but thoroughly addicting fast-action platformer which help start the indie revolution. The studio, Team Meat originally said a direct sequel would never happen and concentrated their efforts on a game called Mew-Genics. However, Team Meat’s Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes discussed the possibility of a sequel on the latest episode of Game Informer’s podcast. The team said:
“An interesting thing happened in the midst of chaos,”
“We were like How can we finish [Super Meat Boy Forever]? We have to finish this, and I don’t know what I’m doing.”
“That was around the time we realized we could release Meat Boy on other platforms, too. So it was kind of like this change of perspective in a way. What we talked about was possibly working on a sequel, and it’s something that I like a lot.”
“There were aspects of Forever that were moves that Meat Boy did…that we were prototyping that felt like they could be better used in a sequel. The future of Meat Boy is definitely up in the air, but a sequel is something that I wouldn’t be opposed to doing even though we both said that we wouldn’t do it.”
McMillen and Refenes explained why they were so hostile to producing a successor to Super Meat Boy:
“We wouldn’t even be mentioning anything about a sequel if we didn’t feel like it was realistic enough,”
“But with Meat Boy, it’s not the same. With Mewgenics, it’s a genre that doesn’t really exist. We’re inventing as we go. With Meat Boy…we know what Meat Boy is. You run and you jump, right?”
“We purposefully avoided working on another Meat Boy because we didn’t want to jump back into it,”
Indie Game: The Movie showed how emotionally charging and stressful Super Meat Boy’s development was and the team couldn’t envision going through the same process again. Now over 5 years has passed, the studio feels refreshed and more confident about making a sequel. I cannot wait to see how the development of Super Meat Boy 2 pans out.
Image courtesy of Super Meat Boy Wiki.
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