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Edmund McMillen might not be a name you're super-familiar with at this stage, but he was part of Team Meat, who created indie darling Super Meat Boy. Anyway, he's back now with his own new game, The Binding of Isaac, and it's just been released via Steam.
It's an action-based, roguelike RPG-shooter, and tells the story of a small, naked boy, who'd rather like to escape his mother, who seems hell-bent on killing him.
Falling back into the "blame religion for everything" mindset for a moment, God has told Mom to kill Isaac - and why would she argue with the Creator? The fact Isaac and his mother are both in her basement just adds a little atmosphere.
Disregarding the story, which gets more disturbing the more you think about it, the game features a whole bunch of randomly generated stuff - dungeons, items, enemies and bosses - and Edmund's thrown in a handful of different endings, depending on how you play the game and if you can get to the end.
Get in quick, and you'll get a 10% discount off the already super-cheap game... but if you want to splash out a little bit, grab the version of The Binding of Isaac which comes complete with Danny Baranowsky's fabulous soundtrack.
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