Team Meat, developer of the hit downloadable Super Meat Boy, is working on their next game. According to studio co-founders Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes, speaking to Eurogamer, it’s a more “ambitious,” “fun,” and “experimental” project.
“I think it’s safe to say that Meat Boy was a very straightforward game. We didn’t really reach outside the box in terms of design,” explained McMillen. “I think with the new game we definitely get a bit more experimental with the design.
“I think it’s going to be more ambitious design-wise and it’s going to be more of a challenge for us. It’s a bigger project. It’s going to be fun and that’s exactly why we’re into it. It’s going to be pretty fresh.”
As fresh as meat from the knife of a butcher, we’d hope.
“We said we’re approved as 3DS developers,” added McMillen. “We don’t have dev kits though – not many people do. At least that’s what we heard. Who knows, maybe they’re lying to us.
“We were originally kind of into porting Meat Boy to it, but the game we’re working on now is very exciting and it probably won’t work on the 3DS. I don’t know if it will or not, or if it would be a good idea for it.”
Super Meat Boy launched last October for Xbox LIVE Arcade, following a PC release in November. A Mac version is currently in development.