Team Meat redesigns Super Meat Boy for touch

Super Meat Boy: The Game is coming. No, it’s not here already – you’re thinking of Super Meat Boy, which is a twitch-based platformer with precision controls, released for major platforms by Team Meat. Super Meat Boy: The Game is totally different, honest.

Super Meat Boy - The Game

Very first look!

…okay, so it’s not totally different. But Team Meat want you to know that this new mobile offering is not totally the same, either. The problem is that the original Super Meat Boy, what with its specific control system and unforgiving gameplay, didn’t translate well to a touch screen “with buttons all over it”. So a simple port of the game was virtually impossible.

Super Meat Boy isn’t a game we want to make a sub-par version of just to cash in…
So, we decided to totally remake the whole game instead, from the ground up!

Early days yet, of course, so expect a few changes as development happens, but Team Meat have thoughtfully provided “a few major talking points” about the game.

What the game is:
+ A feature length touch controlled platformer SPECIFICALLY designed for Touch devices.

What the game isn’t:
+ a shitty port of an existing game with non tactile buttons spread all over the screen blocking the players view and making for frustrating controls.

+ the Super Meat Boy you’re used to, there are aspects of Super Meat Boy in there, obviously, but this is a brand new game with new art, new sound, everything.

It won’t play like the SMB you’ve played before, but it’ll still “feel” right, assures Team Meat, who has been planning this jump for a while now. Super Meat Boy: The Game is still a little while off, but it sounds like the devs are on the right track with this one. Platforms are yet to be announced, but we have been told that “this game won’t be exclusive to iOS”, so Android gamers, take note. Perhaps Kindle? Nook? Anything with a touchscreen, cross your fingers.

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