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Mew-Genics will encourage you to hoard items

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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 developed for Steam, iOS and Android. A release date has not yet been announced.