“Cat Lady” Simulator Mew-Genics Announced by Team Meat
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.