We've been waiting for weeks now. Seventeen weeks of teasers, and finally we know what Mew-Genics actually is: A cat simulator. The player is essentially a virtual cat lady! :)

Mixing elements of The Sims, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, and Tamagotchi, Mew-Genics aims to create a lively world full of adorable cats that you have to take care of. Edmund McMillen says about the game, "at its core, the game isn't really like anything we've seen before."

This game looks strange and wonderful.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 02/24/2013 at 08:17pm

You are totally right, this game really does look strange... and wonderful at the same time. I am going to pick this up but after his description of the game I was like "huh, you cat can die of aids." But there is always a dark tone to McMillen games and hope this one is as awesome as it sounds! :D

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 02/25/2013 at 07:48am

Found this interview with Tommy Refenes of Team Meat:

Interesting things, plus he talks a bit about Mew-Genics. This game looks freaky-awesome! I've always wanted to try out that cat-lady lifestyle. I mean, it must be comforting, right?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 02/25/2013 at 05:02pm

Thanks for sharing. I liked the parts about Mew-Genics! I kept watching and found the rest of the interview to be hit or miss. Seems like a nice enough guy but I don't relate to much of what he says but I am geek that likes people and he admittedly does not :D

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 02/25/2013 at 11:44pm

Work around manipulative/selfish people long enough, and you can easily pick up a jaded perspective, toward them and people in general. At the very least, it can be exhausting. Nice to know that he's self-aware and responsible in his jadedness :) Also nice to know that the world has the good to balance the bad!

Have you seen Indie Game: The Movie yet?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 02/25/2013 at 11:46pm

I have, it was a really interesting movie and quite enjoyed it. From any angle it seems like a ton of work but when the output is Meatboy or Fez, it seems worth it.

Then again Tommy can't look at Meatboy code without having it effect him negatively... so theres that :D

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 03/03/2013 at 07:11pm

The look of it reminds me of the old C64 (Atari 400/800?) game, Little Computer People. Where you had a somewhat randomly generated person living in a small house.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/03/2013 at 07:13pm

Yeah, it does. Sim games have always been very interesting to me. SimTown, SimAnt, SimCity, SimEarth. Man I loved SimEarth, kind of hope that would be made better in Spore. Didn't hear good things about Spore but I SO want to try it out still.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/03/2013 at 07:26pm

Anyone play the Creatures games back in the day? That's what immediately came to mind for me. Much more recent than C64, but it goes to show that things that work well will keep showing up.

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 03/03/2013 at 07:30pm

Yes. I'll have to dig through my web history, but there was an article about the developer of the Creatures series and something new he was working on. Creatures was amazing, if a little too much like child-rearing.

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 03/03/2013 at 07:33pm

Also +1 to @scrypt's comment about working around jaded people. I've been working in technical support (internal & external) for some time now and between the people I work with, the people I work for and the people on the phone, it's extremely difficult not to become disgruntled with the behaviours of others.

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