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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth  



Binding of Isaac: Rebirth team looking for fan feedback


1:30 PM on 12.02.2012
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth team looking for fan feedback photo



[Update: New screen featuring the GBA-stlye art direction straight from Edmund McMillen's twitter. This is definitely my new favorite.]

I'm still freaking out about The Binding of Isaac coming to consoles. I loved the original, but given the nature of my job, it's very hard for me to game on PC without getting distracted by something work related (emails, news, IMs, etc.). Handheld consoles are the place where I can most distance myself from the world of responsibility. That's part of why I'm hoping that Isaac will make its way to the Wii U or the 3DS as well as the PS Vita. Though Nintendo passed on the game earlier this year, I'm hearing that they may be rethinking that decision.

From the looks of it, the game will be able to run easily on those consoles. It might even be possible to run on the Sega Genesis. As promised, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will employ a "16-bit" art style, and the developers are asking for your input on how exactly that look will be implemented. Isaac creator Edmund McMillen has posted four Rebirth mock-ups on his blog, and is asking you to tell him which you like the most. Personally, I like the character proportions in screen 1, the user-interface style on screen 2, the crisp feel of screen 3, and the environment design of screen 4. I wonder if I can have it all?

For me, "having it all" would be asking a lot -- more so than for most. After Dtoid News Editor Conrad Zimmerman proposed that I make a personal appearance in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, I can't shake the need to see myself in the game. An anonymous fan even created a mock-up of how I might look as one of Isaac's power-ups. Though it's unlikely that I'll end up included, here's to hoping that a sprite editor is included as feature in BoI: Rebirth. Then we could turn the entire cast of the game into a legion of washed-up reality show cast members from the late '90s. That would be so alternative.

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth team looking for fan feedback photo
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth team looking for fan feedback photo




Bind yourself in Isaac shirts photo
Bind yourself in Isaac shirts
4:30 PM on 03.22.2015


The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth DLC coming this year photo


Fan ideas will make it into The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's expansion photo


We played Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because we haven't had a good cry in a while photo


Team Meat and Rebirth dev talk about the woes of fans datamining The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth photo


Review: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth photo


The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth teased for Wii U photo


The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is everything I hoped it'd be photo


Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will arrive in November photo


Co-op in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is looking good photo


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4:30 PM on 03.22.2015
Bind yourself in Isaac shirts

These Binding of Isaac shirts from theyetee.com combine the terror of Isaac with nostalgic love for Zelda, creating something that is making me reconsider my “no game t-shit” policy. The three new shirts include a...more



10:30 PM on 02.13.2015
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth DLC coming this year

Edmund McMillen announced some new details today about the upcoming DLC for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, aptly titled Afterbirth. It looks like it's going to be a HUGE expansion with tons of new content, which Edmund says, ...more



12:00 PM on 11.25.2014
Fan ideas will make it into The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's expansion

As a fan of The Binding of Isaac, I had lofty expectations for Rebirth and it more than delivered. Problem is, I don't have enough time to play it (and make any real headway). And now there's more content on the way. Like the...more



7:00 PM on 11.19.2014
We played Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because we haven't had a good cry in a while

Max and I started playing The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because it's a good-ass game, and we like to do gaming. Max has actually never played any iteration of Binding of Isaac before, so I let him go first, knowing that I'd only have to wait a few minutes before my turn.more



10:30 AM on 11.13.2014
Team Meat and Rebirth dev talk about the woes of fans datamining The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Recently on a stream called Vinesauce, Edmund McMillen and Tyrone Rodriguez, the original creator of The Binding of Isaac and the guy who lead the Rebirth project respectively talked about datamining. In short, most of t...more



12:00 PM on 11.11.2014
Review: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

In 2011, I lost a chunk of my life. An insidious tendril of addiction, despair, and obsession caught me by the ankle and dragged me into the The Binding of Isaac's darkened basement. I lost dozens of hours, whole days at a ti...more



12:45 PM on 10.07.2014
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth teased for Wii U

Fans of The Binding of Isaac have long wanted the game on 3DS and while that'd be great to see one day, I'd be just as happy to to have it on Wii U. Which might actually happen! I know! Nicalis uploaded this video yesterday and that blip at the beginning sure is a Wii U overlay. There's also this Twitter exchange between designer Edmund McMillen and Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez. [Via GoNintendo]more



5:30 PM on 09.08.2014
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is everything I hoped it'd be

One of my favorite parts of PAX Prime this year was an appointment with Nicalis. Not only was the meeting away from the crowded, noisy Washington State Convention Center, it was an opportunity to get sucked into The Binding o...more



10:30 AM on 09.05.2014
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will arrive in November

[Update: the trailer is now live, and you can pre-order the game here later today on PC. Warning, the trailer is likely NSFW.] In the form of a new trailer, Nicalis has revealed the release date for The Bi...more



2:30 PM on 08.19.2014
Co-op in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is looking good

Here's Edmund and Danielle McMillen previewing cooperative play in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth including one of the game's twenty challenges, Head Trauma, in which you have tons of tears spraying all over the place but the...more




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4:30 PM on 03.01.2015
Watch me die in Castle in the Darkness on Beard View Live

Hey Beard View fans, I'll be playing Castle in the Darkness over at our Twitch channel at 6:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm Pacific. You can obviously watch it embedded below, but I encourage to come join the chat and keep me co...more



4:30 PM on 02.05.2015
Ready for punishment? Castle in the Darkness awaits

I think I'm as ready as I'll ever be for Castle in the Darkness. It's out today for PC from publisher Nicalis and developer Matt Kap, who was also the lead artist on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. This super-challenging adven...more



3:00 PM on 01.24.2015
Cave Story 2 folder spotted on Nicalis desktop at PAX South

PAX South is going on right now, and two of our most honey-loving sugarbears are in the fray as we speak, lapping up all that sweet golden joy. One of the games they're set to check out is Nicalis's Castle in the Darkness, a ...more



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