“Cat Lady” Simulator Mew-Genics Announced by Team MeatBy: Sean Patterson - February 25, 2013
Last spring Team Meat, the developers behind indie hit Super Meat Boy, announced that Super Meat Boy would be coming to iOS. Unfortunately it seems that a mobile port of the fast-twitch platformer is proving harder than expected. Earlier this month Team Meat announced that it would be suspending development on the title to work on its newest game, Mew-Genics.
Mew-Genics was announced last year as having something to do with cats, but the details were sparse until now. This weekend, Edmund McMillen, co-founder of Team Meat, detailed the game in a post to the Team Meat blog. The game is a bit hard to describe, but it can be boiled down to “cat lady sim.” From the blog post:
I think most would describe Mew-Genics as 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.
McMillen goes on to relate a story from the testing phase of the project that involves cat violence, a cat that is afraid of food, a narcoleptic cat, and feline AIDS. Obviously, Mew-Genics will be imbued with the same twisted sense of humor that can be seen in Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac.
No release date for Mew-Genics has been announced, but with the new Meat Boy game on hold it seems that the game will hit Steam, iOS, Android, and possibly other platforms very soon.