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Team Meat’s new game: A cross between The Sims and Pokemon

by Han Cilliers (Lola)  Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:51:59 AM

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The two oddballs from Team Meat, creators of that excruciatingly difficult game, Super Meat Boy are working on a new title. It’s called Mew Genics and according to Edmund it is, “a cross between The Sims and Pokemon with a sprinkling of Animal Crossing and a dash of Tamagotchi , but at its core the game really isn’t like anything we’ve seen before.”

I totally believe him, here’s why.

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If you’ve not yet seen, Indie Game, The Movie, then firstly, slap yourself real hard and secondly download it immediately. The movie is a documentary about a few Indie video game studios and the journey of their first titles. Edmund and Tommy’s tale about their love child, Super Meat Boy, will tear your heart apart. Their commitment to seeing their dream realize would cost them everything, their story is truly inspiring and a must see. Super Meat Boy is a testament to the genius of their combined talents and the power of creative freedom that comes from working as an Indie studio.

It is their passion for creating works of art through gaming that has me excited and I will bet my mouse hand on Mew Genics’ success, also because, cats.

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“Mew-Genics revolves around Cats, obviously. We knew tending to these cats in a simulated “cat lady” environment would be the foundation of our design, but the core of what we are trying to do is make a game that feels alive, a game that creates stories as you play where consequences actually mean something..” says Edmund.

He then continued to explain Mew Genics by telling this story.

“Last week I was playing a game with Puddle, a fat female cat I had been working on earlier that day, I thawed her out of her Cryo-cube and placed her in my current single story house along with her newly generated companion Champ. I had been focusing my time on Puddle due to the fact that she seemed to have a very unique tail that I believe had helped her place 2nd in a cat pageant in a previous and I needed to breed her so I could continue her bloodline before she got too old. Sadly Champ wasn’t up to snuff and Puddle made this obvious by repeatedly kicking him in the face, I separated them quickly by putting champ in the attic but when I tried to feed him.. something odd happened. See, Champ was a dullard and when Puddle kicked him he just happened to also be eating and now associated the trauma with food instead of Puddle herself, he was scared of all food.. and sadly died in the attic shortly after.

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It wasn’t long after though that I caught sight of a solid black stray cat named Goon, before he had a chance to run I grabbed him and pulled him inside. Goon was a much better fit for Puddle and before I knew it the humping started and puddle was pregnant! I put her in the attic with plenty of food and a bed, but quickly noticed that something was up with Goon, he seemed to be constantly falling asleep. As it turned out Goon was a narcoleptic and as you might have guessed Puddle gave birth to 2 sleeping kittens, one of them fat like his mother and black like his dad and the other small but with his mom’s markings and that amazing forked tail that helped in the last pageant, but sadly both kittens were narcoleptic like their father…

Goon acted aggressively towards the kittens so I let him back out into the yard and he eventually ran away. As the kittens grew up I did enter the small one (his name was Dot) into a pageant but sadly he just fell asleep on the stage and didn’t win anything. To add insult to injury Puddle also acquired feline aids from Goon and I couldn’t afford any of the expensive treatments Dr. Beanies was offering so I put her back in the Cryo-cube in hopes that in the future I might have a cure for her disease once I finish a few more of the Doctor’s missions.

I wasn’t able to save Dot because I was arrested by the local animal control shortly after I put Puddle in the cube, probably because of letting Goon run away.. and the whole giving my other cat aids thing… or maybe it was the dead cat in the attic.”

Source: Team Meat Blog

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Two insanely creative mad men making a game about cats…the Internet rejoices!

Also, because the Internet loves cats, I am throwing in a completely unrelated video about a cat called Henri. He is the world's most famous personality and you have to watch this.

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