Posts Tagged ‘edmund mcmillen’

Splendid Indie: Grey Matter & A Cry For Help

By Alec Meer on November 10th, 2008.

Another splendidly weird new ouvre from Edmumd McMillen, he of Meat Boy, Aether, Gish and, er, “Lady Garden“.

He describes Grey Matter (yay for Grey with an e!), co-developed with Tommy Refenes (who was behind the IGF-charming goo game that wasn’t World of Goo, Goo) as an “anti-shooter” – which doesn’t stop it from being a shmup, but it’s a beautifully-drawn one with an excellent twist.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

11 Comments »

Aether

By Alec Meer on September 4th, 2008.

This is me.

I’m hardly surprised that my spam filter decided a message with the subject line “Hey it’s Edmumd (c*nt)” should be kept from me (asterisk added by me, needless to say). Even if it had reached my inbox, I probably would presumed it was another inexplicably angry WAR fan having a shout at us or something. Fortunately, Edmund was persistent, and thanks to his follow-up mail I was discovered he was in fact Edmund McMillen, the creator of the vaginally-titled shmup we posted about last week.

He’s also the creator of the acclaimed Gish, winner of the 2005 Independent Game Festival grand prize. So when he revealed he was about to release a new game, darn-tootin’ I was interested.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

21 Comments »

Games Not To Show Your Mother

By Alec Meer on August 26th, 2008.

Cropped heavily for the sake of the children

I’ve just spent a little time at Komix Games, home of Austrian developer/artist Florian Himsl. He’s a very naughty boy. I thought I’d posted about impregnate ‘em up Coil before, but I can’t find it in our archives after all. One of several games Himsl made in collaboration with Gish creator Edmund McMillen, it’s the more subtle edge of their work. Beautiful but bewildering, it’s a sort of biological puzzle-art game that takes pride in not offering much in the way of help or hints. Llike their other efforts, it employs a soundtrack that’s the right mix of pretty and disturbing, neatly preventing this from being simply offensive.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , , .

25 Comments »