After the runaway success of Super Meat Boy, all eyes were now on Team Meat for their next interesting venture. It came in the form of a game that promised one thing; cats. That’s enough to get anyone’s attention from the get-go and the team’s newest title was tentatively called Mewgenics. A spiffy little teaser trailer was released that showed us that this game will have cats take over the world through the incorrect, or maybe correct, use of science. It seemed lovely, funny and charming, but that was in 2013. It wouldn’t take a cat surgeon to figure out that Mewgenics never saw the light of day.
This was mainly due to Team Meat members Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes going their separate ways with individual projects and leaving Mewgenics in limbo. The game was considered to be cancelled and all production was halted. It became infamous in the indie scene and something that both developers were haunted by throughout the years. Every Q&A session was littered with “where’s Mewgenics” even if the information for why was readily out there. However, Edmund McMillen has breathed new life into this once dead project.
In a new Q&A session, McMillen revealed that he and programmer Tyler Glaiel have been coming up with prototypes for the game. Here’s what McMillen stated:
“Oh Mewgenics… for those that dont know, Mewgenics was that cat game i worked on years ago that never saw the light of day.
“welllll Tyler and I are currently prototyping some stuff for it and if all goes well I’m 99% sure that little monster will once again become my obsession. Mewgenics was always my oddball dream project and probably the game I’m questioned about the most these days. Mewgenics is being remade from the ground up so don’t expect to see much for a year or two.
“Who am I kidding I’ll probably start teasing the first beta images once things get moving along…
And there you go, Mewgenics lives. Like McMillen said, it will take quite a while before the game will be realised, but it’s back in development and most importantly, alive. McMillen had a bunch of projects going on such as The End is Nigh and The Legend of Bum-bo will be his next released title. He has been a busy man since the success of Super Meat Boy and his other big game, The Binding of Isaac, still remains relevant to this day. In the same Q&A, McMillen also revealed that an Xbox One version of Afterbirth+ will also come out.
Hopefully, we see something soon because a game all about cats is what the world needs right now.