The End Is Nigh is an upcoming platformer by Edmund McMillen, the creator of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Issac and Tyler Glaiel. It features the voice acting by Red Letter Media's own Rich Evans and music by Ridiculon. I really like the trailer but it doesn't seem to give away too much of the game except that it looks like a platformer that mixes up Super Meat Boy & Gish.

"I’m extremely proud to announce that Tyler and I finally finished something! After months of working in secret I can now say that our game is called The End is Nigh and it will be releasing on Steam, July 12th (in 5 weeks!).

A little back story….

In September of last year Tyler and I announced that we were working on a new game called 0uroboros, a platforming shooter with randomly generated environments. after a year of working on it, it felt 10% done. In order to avoid it becoming another mewgenics, we needed to figure out how to refocus it before it grows out of hand.

while working on 0uroboros we would take small breaks to prototype a few other ideas, but it wasn’t till December that we actually sat down and decided to do a full game jam and see what would come out. within a week what we had was a completely stripped down platformer with an adventure game “open” feel where the levels were all locked into tidy little boxes but attached in a way where they could be explored… it felt a bit like VVVVVV meets 1001 Spikes with a Spelunky control setup and it felt perfect.

once again what started as a 2 week mini project sprawled into, by far, the largest game (level wise) I’ve ever worked on. I’m extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished with this game, it embodies aspects of basically every game I’ve ever created and I’m super excited to see what you guys think.

The End Is Night is coming to Steam on PC July 12th and even though it has a Steam page isn't yet available for pre-order. I don't think i'll pre-order this but will wait to pick this up after hearing a more about how it plays.

What do you think, are you interested in playing The End Is Nigh?

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 06/08/2017 at 02:44pm

Good, now he can get back to mewgenics lol.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 06/08/2017 at 04:59pm

Just watched the trailer, and I don't know if i can hear Rich Evans and accept him as this character. I love listening to Rich Evan, as I listen to PreRec live streams (on YouTube) almost daily, but this sounds too much just like him, not him being someone else. I'm sure other people will love his voice though :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/08/2017 at 05:59pm

Yeah mewgenics. I forgot about that game.

It's Edmund McMillan so yeah I'll give it a shot!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/13/2017 at 04:45am

I think Ed said Mewgenics wasn't fun so they are putting it off to do other things for a while. Not sure if he will come back to it, it might be cancelled or delayed for quite some time. That's why he said he didn't talk about this game much beforehand because of Mewgenics and people getting excited before he felt it was a fun enough game to release.

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