Super Meat Boy headed for mobile?

Team Meat is considering reworking indie hit Super Meat Boy for mobile devices; plans are to make "a reenvisioning of SMB made from scratch for touch[screen]".

Independent game developers Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes--also known as Team Meat--found critical and commercial success with the launch of platformer Super Meat Boy on Xbox Live Arcade in October 2010, reaching the milestone of more than 1 million units sold earlier this year.

Super Meat Boy…on mobile?

Now, after launching the game on both the PC and Mac, Team Meat is ready to expand. Using their official Twitter account today, McMillen and Refenes revealed that they are working on a prototype of Super Meat Boy for "touch" devices.

Through a series of tweets about the announcement, Team Meat revealed that the prototype will not play like Super Meat Boy but will be reimagined from scratch for touch-screen devices. Talking about what the game will actually look like, Team Meat revealed that the prototype will be more akin to traditional games, rather than "simple" mobile games.

"It wont be a simple game like Doodle Jump--it will be a larger, more traditional game. It won't control like Super Meat Boy. We promise you we won't make a game with s***y touch controls."

McMillen and Refenes also tweeted that if the prototype doesn't work out, the team will move on to the next idea.

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24 comments
Jebril
Jebril

Meat Boy is on Linux as well...write it Gamestop and stop treating Linux like the MSM treats Ron Paul. It is relevant, it is growing rapidly and it makes a HUGE difference to people who understand it.

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

3DS and the Vita also have touchscreens so could before one of those two systems instead of being for phones.

DarkM151
DarkM151

i would buy it if it is on android XD

burgeg
burgeg

@wooooode - But then it wouldn't be Super Meat Boy.

wooooode
wooooode

I think something that was just time based that had you just hit one side of the screen or other with the character auto running could be cool if done right.

wooooode
wooooode

Game is amazing but way to percise for touchscreens.

insanitycheck3
insanitycheck3

@insanitycheck4, is this what you have been asking for?

Dreded2007
Dreded2007

Still waiting for Super Meat Boy on Wiiware...

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Didn't GS report a few months ago that Team Meat gave up Super Meat Boy to the fans and walked away from the game? I guess that news was incorrect.

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

Still no PSN support! So why should I care?

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Playing SMB on a touch screen would be a lesson in anger management. But I have faith in Team Meat, so let's see what they come up with.

XanderZane
XanderZane

I can't see this game being played on a mobile phone or IPod. That's going to be tough to convert with the controls I think. The game is hard enough with a control pad. Super Meat Boy is an awesome game and should be played by everything who loves platforming games.

itchyflop
itchyflop

@hella_epic good point it ll be interesting to see how and if it works, its hard enough already, this ll make it super "hulk" hard

itchyflop
itchyflop

this was obviously gonna happen, good though it's made for phones and smaller devices

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

i love super meat boy, but with a touch screen, sorry but i dont think so.....

6nips
6nips

realease it on android map your ps3 controller to the touch buttons.....portable super meat boy without the inaccurate touch buttons :D

burgeg
burgeg

Super Meat Boy is one of my favourite games of all time, yet I have no problem saying this would suck big fat hairy monkey balls. SMB is all about perfect platforming and requires precision. Something that simply isn't possible without physical buttons.

hella_epic
hella_epic

lol it cant be done with a keyboard or a controller,how do we finish it with a touch screen???

Naylord
Naylord

super meat boy with a touch screen sounds kinda sketchy. The game was so precise I dont think anything but buttons will do.

Evz0rz
Evz0rz

More super meat boy? Shut up and take my money!