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The new hardcore platformer from Super Meat Boy creators

09 June 2017

Edmund McMillen - the brains behind cult indie titles like Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac - has revealed his latest project and it follows in much the same vain of his past work, with its tight platforming, somewhat-sinister art-style/aesthetic and evident hard from the get-go.

Titled The End Is Nigh, the game is an adventure platformer set after the "end of the world".

In this game we take control of Ash, one of the few "things" that has "survived" the "end of the world".

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The platformer will be for PC, with McMillen commenting that a Switch port is planned to follow and "possibly more consoles later". The End is Nigh is out on Steam next month, July 12th to be exact.

McMillen explained on his blog that The End is Nigh came out of a game jam he had with Glaiel in December when the two were falling into a rut working on a procedurally-generated platforming shooter called 0uroboros. The player's job is to help him literally make a friend out of all the parts and pieces of people he finds.

It appears to be a pretty meaty affair as there's over 600 stages on offer, as well as over 20 mini-games in the game that can be accessed through the aforementioned collectable cartridges. They started work on this in December of past year as a way to get away from the constant work on another in-development title they have, 0uraboros. "I'm extremely proud of what we've accomplished with this game, it embodies aspects of basically every game I've ever created and I'm super excited to see what you guys think".

The new hardcore platformer from Super Meat Boy creators