Meat Boy Twitter updates: Contests, menus, and creeps

Time for another update from the Super Meat Boy twitter. First off are a few images from “incidental” aspects of the game. We get a look at the silhouette of a mysterious dude (Tim? LL Cool J?), a peek at the “dark overworld” of chapter 1, and page 1 of the game’s in-game instructions. This one makes me happiest of all, as it confirms that Super Meat Boy will have a run button like Super Mario Bros.

Personally, I feel that the run button is often all that separates the good 2D platformers from the great ones, which further increases my belief that Super Meat Boy may go on to be one of the all time great 2D platformers of this generation.

Last, we have news of the second Super Meat Boy comic contest, called “Show us your meat!”. Make some Meat Boy art between now and this Friday and post a reply with a link to said art on Meat Boy’s twitter, and you have a chance to win one of three Super Meat Boy comic books.

I sure hope the guy in the header image doesn’t enter, because that’s Mike Roush: Gaijin Games art director. Against him, we haven’t a chance.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes