Would You Play a Smash TV Roguelike With Zelda Dungeons?

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Posted by patrickklepek (6417 posts) -

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?

#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6417 posts) -

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?

#2 Edited by Mumrik (1110 posts) -

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?

#3 Posted by belaraphon (444 posts) -

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

#4 Posted by kuz101 (223 posts) -

Do Want 

#5 Posted by Reluctant_Hero (44 posts) -

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

#6 Posted by CottoneUD (371 posts) -

This looks promising.  Wonder if it will only be on PC
#7 Edited by maxB (332 posts) -

I would like that

hope its on the mac

#8 Edited by LiquidSwords (2728 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6652 posts) -

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

#11 Posted by Foil1212 (470 posts) -

Sold already.

#12 Posted by csl316 (10671 posts) -

Betus Blues!!

#13 Posted by Hairy_Fish (375 posts) -

Only for Steam? :'(

#14 Edited by onimonkii (2527 posts) -
#15 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1722 posts) -

Oh, I am so gonna buy this.

#16 Posted by morecowbell24 (148 posts) -

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

#17 Edited by Rasgueado (794 posts) -
#18 Posted by Zanetsu (143 posts) -

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

#19 Posted by Kyle (2375 posts) -
#20 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5275 posts) -

Hey I'm gonna buy this.

#21 Posted by MisterMouse (3599 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by cyraxible (702 posts) -

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

#23 Posted by Emilio (3583 posts) -

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

#24 Posted by BjornTheUnicorn (374 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by Jondan (98 posts) -

Would I? Is the space pope reptilian?!

#26 Posted by beefmotron (14 posts) -

This will be worth it for the soundtrack alone

#27 Posted by rbanke (227 posts) -

I believe a 'Fuck Yes' is in order.

#28 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2453 posts) -

I'd buy it.

#29 Posted by Cogzwell (290 posts) -

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.

#30 Edited by beard_of_zeus (1747 posts) -

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.

#31 Posted by BoG (5388 posts) -

Oh gosh. Smash TV Zelda? Yes, please.
#32 Posted by Daveyo520 (7330 posts) -

Me want.

#33 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1955 posts) -
@Kyle said:
#34 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1818 posts) -

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

#35 Posted by emem (2047 posts) -

@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.

#36 Posted by Vash10 (50 posts) -

Sounds awesome, can't wait.

#37 Posted by Mmmslash (2189 posts) -

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

#38 Posted by eccentrix (1762 posts) -

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

#39 Posted by BeachThunder (13087 posts) -

But does it have the Zelda treasure fanfare?

#40 Posted by RoboBlaster (9 posts) -

Give me permadeath or give me death!

#41 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1092 posts) -
@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. 
#42 Posted by BeautifulSpaceCowboy (658 posts) -

Looking forward to it!

#43 Posted by Winsord (1429 posts) -

Sounds great, just have to hope it is.

#44 Posted by Springfart (407 posts) -

more DannyB music? i just came.

#45 Posted by Hyper_Bunny_Meow (197 posts) -

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

#46 Posted by SSully (4641 posts) -

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.

#47 Posted by vonFlampanker (352 posts) -

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.

#48 Posted by rudyarr (286 posts) -
@Mumrik: somethings we just don't understand in life my friend :)
#49 Posted by Little_Socrates (5834 posts) -

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

#50 Posted by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

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

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