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Would You Play a Smash TV Roguelike With Zelda Dungeons?

Yes, yes, and yes.

The headline says it all, doesn't it?

Even better, it's coming from Edmund McMillen, one half of the two-man development team behind Super Meat Boy. Titled The Blinding of Issac, McMillen revealed details on his blog today, a project he's working on as Team Meat begins putting together whatever's coming after Super Meat Boy.

While the dungeons are imitating the structure established in The Legend of Zelda, the layouts themselves are randomly generated. The game even has a frickin' treasure room with items to buy! The specifics are still being worked out, but there will be at least six worlds/dungeons to fight through, with a minimum of 10 different bosses. And tons and tons of items.

Oh, and Danny Baranowsky of Super Meat Boy, Canabalt and others is doing the soundtrack.

Basically, this sounds awesome.

The game's coming in August sometime through Steam. Just take my money already, won't you?

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Posted by patrickklepek

The headline says it all, doesn't it?

Even better, it's coming from Edmund McMillen, one half of the two-man development team behind Super Meat Boy. Titled The Blinding of Issac, McMillen revealed details on his blog today, a project he's working on as Team Meat begins putting together whatever's coming after Super Meat Boy.

While the dungeons are imitating the structure established in The Legend of Zelda, the layouts themselves are randomly generated. The game even has a frickin' treasure room with items to buy! The specifics are still being worked out, but there will be at least six worlds/dungeons to fight through, with a minimum of 10 different bosses. And tons and tons of items.

Oh, and Danny Baranowsky of Super Meat Boy, Canabalt and others is doing the soundtrack.

Basically, this sounds awesome.

The game's coming in August sometime through Steam. Just take my money already, won't you?

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Edited by Mumrik

Well, I guess I'd have to see it in motion to actually get a feel for it.
 
How the fuck did I get first after slowly reading the whole thing while eating?

Posted by belaraphon

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

Posted by kuz101

Do Want 

Posted by Reluctant_Hero

Yup, "do want" indeed. Day one Steam purchase confirmed.

Posted by CottoneUD

This looks promising.  Wonder if it will only be on PC
Edited by maxB

I would like that

hope its on the mac

Edited by LiquidSwords

Is there big money? Big prizes? If so, I'm in.

Posted by Video_Game_King

This looks interesting. I demand that somebody buy it for me.

Posted by LordXavierBritish

I'll buy anything Edmund McMillen put his name on at this point.

Posted by Foil1212

Sold already.

Posted by csl316

Betus Blues!!

Posted by Hairy_Fish

Only for Steam? :'(

Edited by onimonkii
Posted by ArclightBorealis

Oh, I am so gonna buy this.

Posted by morecowbell24

The first game was an homage to Super Mario, this one to Zelda, next Metroid?

Edited by Rasgueado
Posted by Zanetsu

That sounds like an amazing idea. I hope it will deliver.

Posted by Kyle
Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Hey I'm gonna buy this.

Posted by MisterMouse

Hmmm I need to see the game in motion to actually decide anything.

Posted by cyraxible

I don't even... This sounds almost too good to be true. Sold so hard.

Posted by Emilio

I'd rather have a new Smash TV... please, Warner Bros., please?

Posted by BjornTheUnicorn

@morecowbell24: This game is just an Edmund McMillen joint, not something from Team Meat, if that's what you're going at.

Posted by Jondan

Would I? Is the space pope reptilian?!

Posted by beefmotron

This will be worth it for the soundtrack alone

Posted by rbanke

I believe a 'Fuck Yes' is in order.

Posted by Xpgamer7

I'd buy it.

Posted by Cogzwell

I would like to see multiplayer support, because nothing's funnier then having your best friend screw you over in one the hardest games imaginable.

Edited by beard_of_zeus

Wow, sounds fucking awesome. Sign me up! And with Baranowsky doing the soundtrack, and I can only assume the music will be amazing as well. Stoked.

Posted by BoG

Oh gosh. Smash TV Zelda? Yes, please.
Posted by Daveyo520

Me want.

Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1
@Kyle said:
Posted by SpunkyHePanda

Wait, how can something control like Smash TV and still be a roguelike?

Posted by emem

@pyromaster222 said:

Hmmm I need to see the game in motion to actually decide anything.

Same here. I loved SMB and their soundtrack, but if I had to decide looking at that picture I would say "no". I hope it's good though.

Posted by Vash10

Sounds awesome, can't wait.

Posted by Mmmslash

Oh, what's that? My favorite game, mixed with my favorite genre, and my favorite childhood series? 
 
WELL HOT DAMN

Posted by eccentrix

Although I play almost all of McMillen's games, I never really liked the art style.

Posted by BeachThunder

But does it have the Zelda treasure fanfare?

Posted by RoboBlaster

Give me permadeath or give me death!

Posted by HarlequinRiot
@SpunkyHePanda said:
Wait, how can something control like Smash TV and still be a roguelike?
This is what I'm wondering. The inclusion of Smash TV is throwing me off in terms of understanding what this game is. 
Posted by BeautifulSpaceCowboy

Looking forward to it!

Posted by Winsord

Sounds great, just have to hope it is.

Posted by Springfart

more DannyB music? i just came.

Posted by Hyper_Bunny_Meow

I'm sold and so glad its coming to steam too.

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Posted by SSully

Before I read the article I looked at the picture and said, "this has to be a team meat game."

I cant wait to see more of this.

Posted by vonFlampanker

Not sold on it yet, but the concept sounds interesting. Smash TV worked because it was zoomed out enough to get a stressful amount of enemies on the screen. I'm always encouraged when a project is from a smaller team.

Posted by rudyarr
@Mumrik: somethings we just don't understand in life my friend :)
Posted by Little_Socrates

Super pumped, Super Meat Boy is one of my favorite games of all time!

Posted by MrKlorox

I hate it so much when "Roguelike" is used as a noun.

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