The Evil Genius Behind 'Super Meat Boy' Has Unleashed A Spiritual Sequel
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If you still haven't played it, Super Meat Boy is a wildly successful indie game created by a team of two back in 2010. Its classic platforming gameplay gained even more esteem when it was featured in the 2012 documentary, Indie Game: The Movie.
It's hard not to fall in love with the duo as you watch them struggle through sleepless nights and missed meals to get the game out on time. Luckily, the handsome return was well worth the clusterfuck they went through to achieve it.
Half of that team, Edmund McMillan, along with former Newgrounds creator, Tyler Glaiel, just released a new game and while similar in aesthetic to everyone's favourite meaty boy, it's far from a sequel.
The aim of the game is just as you'd expect - navigate each level with pinpoint accuracy to avoid death. You'll play as Ash, a small black sentient lump that loves to play video games. Unfortunately for him, his favourite game cartridge stops working, sparking an adventure to make a friend during the lonely end times.
By all accounts, the game is hard as fuck and you'll die quite a bit, but that doesn't take away from the fun of it all. The comparisons to Super Meat Boy are plenty, but there's enough individuality to keep you in the game.
"This game is definitely not Super Meat Boy 2. It's focused on patience and exploration instead of speed. I really, really like it," Steam user MattB wrote on the game's product page. On the other hand user, Ryan Dorkoski, reckons the game doesn't quite meet the lofty expectations.
"The End is Nigh is a good game, but does not continue the legacy of innovation that we have come to expect from Edmund," he said.
While all the community reviews aren't perfect, 97 percent of the 447 are positive, which is a great result for a game that's only been out for a few days.
And of course, you can expect the same levels of cheeky humour the team is known for. The trailer below is a good example of what I'm talking about.
You can grab The End is Nigh on PC for $US14.99 ($19.16) right here. There's no word on whether the game will make it to consoles just yet.
Photo: The End is Nigh.