By Megan Farokhmanesh on Dec 01, 2013 12.01.13
Mew-Genics, Team Meat's upcoming cat-centric game, will feature hoardable items with special properties, co-founder Edmund McMillen announced via the game's blog. Players can buy different items in-game from the "Hoarders R Us" store. Each item has a special property, such as clocks that manipulate time or microwaves that raise the chance of mutations. Items can be collected in sets and will also impact a cat's identity. "Most know this design from Animal Crossing, you collect items to fill your house, it's basically the core of what Animal Crossing is," McMillen wrote. "But with Mew-Genics, we wanted to make this collecting/hoarding aspect more meaningful, we wanted it to go beyond basic hoarding for hoardings sake and into something that impacted gameplay." Mew-Genics is being...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jun 29, 2013 06.29.13
Team Meat will bring the first playable build of its randomly generated, cat-centric title, Mew-Genics, to PAX Prime, the developer announced via its website. In addition to the game, Team Meat will also have an official 28-page Mew-Genics comic filled with "funformation." No other details about the game or the comic were provided. Mew-Genics was announced in October of last year. Team Meat describes it as "a cross between Pokemon and The Sims with a sprinkling of Animal Crossing and a dash of Tamagotchi." The game is expected to launch for Steam, iOS, Android and possibly more. PAX Prime will take place in Seattle, Wash., from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Polygon will be reporting live from the event.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Feb 23, 2013 02.23.13
Team Meat co-founder and Mew-Genics co-creator Edmund McMillen has only hinted at gameplay for the upcoming cat-centric title, but the designer's recent update explains that it will be unlike any other game. "I think most would describe Mew-Genics as a cross between The Sims and Pokémon with a sprinkling of Animal Crossing and a dash of Tamagotchi," McMillen wrote, "but at its core the game really isn't like anything we've seen before." Previous information revealed that players will be able to breed cats, enter them into pageants or even freeze them for safe-keeping. "I could write a book on the design of Mew-genics, it's by far the most complex game I've ever worked on and it's definitely pushing us both on many levels, but I think the best way to describe how Mew-Genics plays is...
By Emily Gera on Feb 11, 2013 02.11.13
Team Meat is offering up a track from the soundtrack of their upcoming Mew-Genics, which can be either streamed for free or downloaded at any price from online music store Bandcamp. "The Ballad of D. Claude" is described as one of the team's favorite tracks off of the cat-centric title's album. Lyrics to the song are available through Bandcamp, with a few poetic gems such as "My face ain't pretty, it's kinda loafy/And my butt ain't gonna win a cat ass trophy." A video teaser released by Team Meat last month offered the first look at the game's soundtrack, all of which is written and produced by the two-man band Ridiculon. The game will feature 10 songs in total. Mew-Genics is set to launch on iOS devices and other yet-to-be-revealed platforms. No release date is announced as of yet.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Feb 03, 2013 02.03.13
Team Meat put plans for a new Super Meat Boy on hold in order to focus full-time on their upcoming game Mew-Genics, according to a recent blog post from Edmund McMillen. According to McMillen, Mew-Genics was created for game jam Ludum Dare 24, where McMillen and Team Meat colleague Tommy Refenes working around the themes of "Evolution" and "100 Cats." "We thought the game actually had some odd potential and decided to work on it for another couple weeks to see where we ended up," McMillen wrote. "By week three Mew-Genics had taken the form of a monster mashup of many different game genres with an underlying theme we hadn't seen done in games before ... so we decided to officially pause work on the next Super Meat Boy and remake Mew-Genics outside of flash, making it our new full-time...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jan 27, 2013 01.27.13
Team Meat's latest teaser update for Mew-Genics revealed that players will receive mail in-game Edmund McMillen calls "vital." "It keeps you up to date on what all your friends (and enemies) are up to, gets you into many upcoming contests and even drops some knowledge into that little brain of yours in [the] form of vital cat facts," McMillen wrote. A release date for Mew-Genics has not yet been announced, though Team Meat continues to reveal new information every "Caturday." Last week's post introduced the duo behind the game's music, Ridiculon. Mew-Genics will launch for iOS and other yet-to-be-revealed platforms.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jan 13, 2013 01.13.13
Mew-Genics, the latest project from Team Meat, will allow players to race their cats, Ed McMillen announced on the Team Meat blog. The announcement came as part of the developer's unofficial "Caturday" posts, which reveal new information about Mew-Genics every Saturday. Players will be able to take their feline friends to the sewers to join Frank's Cat Races, where they can find fortune or "maybe even a few magical poopies." Mew-Genics was announced in late October of 2012. The game will release for iOS, as well as several other unrevealed platforms. Last week, McMillen wrote that players will have the ability to freeze their cats.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jan 05, 2013 01.05.13
Mew-Genics players will be able to freeze their kitty pals using an item called the Cryo-Cube 5000, Ed McMillen revealed on the Team Meat blog. In a short post proclaiming "the future is now," McMillen addressed a number of scenarios in which players might find cryogenic freezing handy. "Have you ever loved something so much that you wanted to bring it into the future so your children's children could enjoy it?" McMillen wrote. "Or how about simply wanting to put something on ice before you get arrested for animal abuse? Or how about just needing to freeze a kitten seconds before you off yourself so your future self can look at it on the wall and remember the life you once had?" A release date has not yet been announced for Mew-Genics. The game is expected to launch on iOS and other...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Dec 30, 2012 12.30.12
Team Meat's upcoming game Mew-Genics will allow players to enter their cats into beauty pageants, developer Ed McMillen wrote in the latest update. Asking if players are ready to win their "first kitty tiara," McMillen went on to pose a series of questions, including how rare the cat is, if she has a forked tail or horn and if "she randomly takes dumps all over the place," which will result in deducted points. The pageant will be run by Mr. Tinkles, who was introduced in an earlier teaser. Mew-Genics does not yet have a release date. The game is expected to launch for iOS and other yet-to-be-announced platforms.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Dec 23, 2012 12.23.12
Mew-Genics will release on iOS, according to the latest teaser update from Team Meat's Edmund McMillen. The reveal came with the iPad pictured above. According to McMillen, the game will not be iOS-exclusive and will release on multiple platforms. Mew-Genics is in its ninth week of teaser updates. Over the last two months, McMillen has steadily unveiled more information on the game, including the title theme, items, and incredible number of cats. Mew-Genics was announced in late October as a strange, randomly generated, cat-centric title.