Edmund McMillen

Edmund McMillen

Creator of Super Meat Boy, Binding of Isaac other weird/awesome indie games

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON September 01, 2015

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Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
im Edmund McMilen, creator of the binding of isaac, super meat boy and a lot of smaller indie games for weirdos. i was featured in indie game: the movie and have been creating games for over 15 years. most of my life has been focused on game design, so im down with talking about any aspect of my work/life/industry.
Khronos
Khronos@riccardop91 · Student
@edmundmcmillenn Hi Ed! How will Afterbirth daily runs deal with mods? Will there be a way to avoid “cheating” mods to always get top scores?
Isaac
Isaac@rebirth_hype
@edmundmcmillenn Hi Ed! Will there be changes to old items or enemies in Afterbirth?
@edmundmcmillenn Hey Edmund! Any of the new bosses in Afterbirth going to be characters from previous games? Such as the monster from Aether
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@shloogorgh this was something that slipped my mind actually.. i even had a boss planned... too much content. maybe in an update?
@edmundmcmillenn Any plans to add Online Multiplayer for The Binding of isaac?
Russ Frushtick
Russ Frushtick@russfrushtick
@edmundmcmillenn Thanks for joining us! It seems like every week the indie games space is getting more crowded and even top-notch devs are having trouble standing out. Do you see this as a problem or does it really just come down to making a good product?
Myles
Myles@mylesmar10
@russfrushtick To add to this question... around the time of the release of the game Snake Bird, and again more recently, Jon Blow made several comments stating that the indie game train has left the station. Do you agree or disagree with this? Recent example here: https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Blo...
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@russfrushtick i honestly think it comes down to not just making a good product, but making something people havent seen, even if its just a small aspect of what the project is. i think there are a lot of quality games out there that fall into obscurity because they arent doing or saying anything new. personally id rather play a subpar game with a unique theme/mechanic than a quality clone of something we have all seen 100 times over. most devs at this point can make a quality game, that is the bar. to go above it and stand out you need to do and say something new, your work needs to stand out from the crowd.
Leury Hidalgo
Leury Hidalgo@leurysworld
@edmundmcmillen great question
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@mylesmar10 "If you are thinking of quitting your AAA job to go indie, you probably missed the bus by 3-4 years at this point." i mean yeah, but i would have said this 6+ years ago as well... there was a time around 2008-2010 where the indie scene was just small enough that if you knew what you were doing and had something interesting to say you could break away from people and get noticed quite easily.. but i still wouldnt ever recommend you quite a good paying job to risk your career. the gamble is much higher, but if money and success is the reason why you are getting into making games interdependently there is a very high % chance you were going to fail anyway. ive said many times that if you want to do this, you need to do it because you love it, not because you think its going to pay the bills. for the most part the life on an indie game designer is the life of a starving artist and it sucks that there is that illusion of grand success in it these days, its simply not true, only a hand full of us make any kinda money off what we do.. but that wasnt ever the point. well for me anyway.
John Molloy
John Molloy@newtonsninja
@edmundmcmillenn The path your career took makes it seem like ceasing to be an independent designer/artist was never an option from what you want to express creatively; but your work proves on a mechanical level such a deep understanding and subversion you probably could have easily have plied your craftsmanship at a studio... Was there any circumstances where being a designer at a studio was an option you would have wanted to take? Or regardless of life's path you were always going to be an independent artist?
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Hey Edmund, Great to have you here 😊 Do you have any issues with creative motivation? Any tips on how to overcome?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@jacqvon ive struggled with artistic frustration many times, ive hit walls with projects and experienced dry spells that made me quite depressed. im really bad when im not creating, most people that know me can attest to that, when im not being creative i feel soulless and stuff gets dark fast :). i feed off of other mediums, when im in a slump ill usually just play music really loud or obsess over a new album i like playing it over and over, at times it feels like im being refilled. if that doesnt work ill usually try to approach what im doing from a new angle, try to see it with new eyes or even watch someone else experience what i have so far in hopes i can see it through their eyes. other times i just cross my fingers and bare down
Max Rubenstein
Max Rubenstein@maxhrubenstein
When is the store coming back up?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@maxhrubenstein possibly when someone else is running it, the store was shut down last year due to family issues and a big move.. we never reopened it because my wife danielle runs it and we got pregnant shortly after the move. baby is coming in 3-5 weeks so i dont think it will be reopening anytime soon. tyrone has offered to help find a place that will start selling our stuff again, we have a lot of stock left and would love to be free of it.. but you know, life...
Max Rubenstein
Max Rubenstein@maxhrubenstein
@edmundmcmillenn Thanks for replying! Congrats!!
Belle Panda
Belle Panda@mspandabelle · Webcam Model
@edmundmcmillenn Naming the baby isaac or eve by any chance? :D
SeaBass
SeaBass@murder_punch
@edmundmcmillenn Will the person that runs the store be able to create and sell new products or only the remaining, existing stock?
Melissa Joy Kong
Melissa Joy Kong@melissajoykong · Content, Product Hunt
Hi @edmundmcmillenn! Thanks for joining us. I'm curious: are there any genres that you've wanted to jump into but haven't had the chance?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@melissajoykong i have design docs for a few games that would fit into the categories "metriodvania", "RTS" and "myst", i also have a mega man style one too if that is considered a genre. those are the types of games id like to tackle in the future. it would be awesome to be able to come up with a puzzle game but thats probably the most difficult genre to design around.
Khronos
Khronos@riccardop91 · Student
@edmundmcmillenn I would really love to see a Myst-like game in your style.
John Molloy
John Molloy@newtonsninja
@edmundmcmillenn You have a "myst"-like game that you doesn't consider a puzzle game... interesting... A "metroidvania" though? So much want, based on your work...
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@newtonsninja yeah well keep in mind none of these would be traditional in any sense.. most people probably wouldn't even see my metriodvinia as what is describe it as :)
John Molloy
John Molloy@newtonsninja
@edmundmcmillenn Who would dare insinuate any moment of "tradition"!? :P - But yes, I expect what your design work would bring to the table would obfuscate any of the idea's roots; But I am fascinated by what elements of "myst" influenced this idea; if it wasn't the "core" "puzzle" elements that made up what, I suspect, most people would consider being "myst"... intrigued... Hope to one day find out :) As for the "metroidvania"; having seen how you reinvented the core systems of nethack/rogue-likes with Isaac, I'm way happy to follow you down where ever the rabbit hole goes...
Isaac
Isaac@rebirth_hype
Is it possible to do co-op in Greed mode?
Lejla Bajgoric
Lejla Bajgoric@lejlahunts · Intern, Product Hunt
Thanks for being here Edmund! Any thoughts on the current state of mobile games? Does it change the way you're feeling about Meat Boy Mobile at all?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@lejlahunts its easy to jump on the band wagon of "current mobile game money making trends suck", because they totally do.. like they suck really bad and they are quite damaging to games in my opinion.. but i wont do that! i think with any shit show, its best to attempt to explore whats there and try to play by these new rules without breaking any of your own. i think there are moral ways to make free to play games that still make you money and dont hurt the game in the process.. its a hard nut to crack but i dont think its hopeless. tommy and i are trying to work around these new rules with super meat boy forever, i wont know how we did till its out.. but we are trying!
Mok Lat
Mok Lat@wassollichhier
@edmundmcmillenn when Binding of Isaac will be released in Europe for 3DS / Xbox One? Really locking forward to play it! :)
Mok Lat
Mok Lat@wassollichhier
@mariodigoo are you sure?
Mok Lat
Mok Lat@wassollichhier
@mariodigoo perfect! thank you for the link!
Jarttasin
Jarttasin@spelaaja · Jarttis
@edmundmcmillenn is afterbirth goming to wii u ??
Michael Calvert
Michael Calvert@deleted-199090 · Game artist in the pursuit of dopesness
@edmundmcmillenn What haven't you personally accomplished in your career that you're striving for?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@rawrsoft creating art is like being addicted to a drug.. you feel great when you are high but after it ends you just want more. in a lot of ways making games is haunting to me, i feel like i need to be and stay creative to feel like im worth a damn, like a shark i need to keep swimming to stay alive. the only thing i strive for is more, i strive for more freedom to do whatever i wanna do, even if it means leaving games and doing something else. i hope to learn more about myself and the world by creating and i guess in a way i hope to paint a better picture of who i am as i go. id also like to have one of my characters in smash brothers...
Michael Calvert
Michael Calvert@deleted-199090 · Game artist in the pursuit of dopesness
@edmundmcmillenn I know the feeling and been in a similar place until recently. I've just started doing games and music full-time. You're partly to blame for that. Love to buy you and the lady a beer if you're ever in New York.
Stefan Bender
Stefan Bender@thegroundwalks
What music do you listen to this days? Did you try QOTSAs older stuff before Like Clockwork and if yes how did you like it?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@thegroundwalks lately ive been listening to sublime for some reason, im a big qotsa fan and owned all their albums, like clockwork is by far my fave of theirs and a huge achievement in my eyes. ive also been listening to fucked up, marriages, new fath no more, little dragon, sia, mr gnome and shannon and the clams a lot lately.
Dane Barnes
Dane Barnes@mariochief
@edmundmcmillenn i recently watched your interview on fingered that you did along with James Id, and you brought up how important honesty is to you. I feel the same way, about almost fetishizing it. You have made games about many great themes, do you see yourself making a game about honesty? P.S. you are an awesome person, I hope one day to meet you but I probably wont. Keep making your art and I will continue to enjoy it!
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@mariochief in a way mewgenics was about honesty and human nature... so yeah. when it comes out in 10 years youll know what im talking about :)
Dane Barnes
Dane Barnes@mariochief
@edmundmcmillenn I look forward to mewgenics being finished someday! Hopefully i wont have to wait 10 years, but I will if i have to!
RealPlatinumGodNunz
RealPlatinumGodNunz@platinumgodnunz · TheNunz
@edmundmcmillenn Hi Edmund, have u added some new worse items what can destroy a OP-run?
Peter Menis
Peter Menis@borsti4x
@edmundmcmillenn Can we get Online Co-op in Afterbirth?
Stefan Bender
Stefan Bender@thegroundwalks
What do you think about Gone Home?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@thegroundwalks i only played the demo as a judge in the IGF, i thought it was interesting. i think there is a place for games like it out there im a fan of out of left field games that people like to fight over if they are games or not... ive found that if i see someone bitching something isnt a game.. ill probably like that game ;)
sGJonesy
sGJonesy@sgjonesy1
@edmundmcmillenn When is Afterbirth coming to 3ds systems and when is Rebirth coming to 3ds systems in the EU?
kleinermario
kleinermario@kleinermario512 · Student
@edmundmcmillenn Any news about the european release of rebirth for Wii U and 3DS?
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
So so excited to have you here, Edmund. Super Meat Boy is one of my favorite indie titles. PROOF! I'm sure you had many ideas (game mechanics, marketing shenanigans, etc.) for the game that never came to life? Can you share some of your most bizarre ideas?
Veronica
Veronica@verka1999 · Veropero1999
@edmundmcmillenn When comes the European version of binding of Isaac rebirth to the 3ds?
Clashman The Third
Clashman The Third@clashmanthe3rd · Too young for job
@edmundmcmillenn Why did you choose this place for an AMA?
trujillo
trujillo@ru_trujillo · Donut Guy
@edmundmcmillenn Can you adopt me?
Alkazard
Alkazard@thealkazard
@edmundmcmillenn Will There Ever Be A Explination Of DrFetus...
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@thealkazard god works in mysterious ways
Yandere Lemonade
Yandere Lemonade @yanderelemonade
@edmundmcmillenn Any information about the revamped sacrifice rooms? Are there new achievements?
Belle Panda
Belle Panda@mspandabelle · Webcam Model
@edmundmcmillenn Yo! I've been playing rebirth since Late may, I'm curious with you and your team nearly completion of afterbirth, I was curious if you guys are looking for any help with your staff. I also wanted to know if you guys were looking for any more ideas for afterbirth. Also, huge fan of rebirth. Between my vita(which I got a friend to buy for me, just so I could play rebirth on the go), my fiance's vita and our ps4. I have every challenge and just about every item collected. :D I've posted a few ideas and I keep records of my really good seeds.
Phat Games
Phat Games@phatgames · CEO, Phat Games
Hi Edmund! It's a pleasure to be able to chat with you. How does it feel to be so well known in the indie game community, and beyond? I guess has the "fame" that has come from this been challenging for you?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@phatgames it feels good to be respected by my peers, but not to be well known.. "fame" was something i thought i wanted when i was younger but have since found to be quite empty, im not sure im the kind of person that gains much from being well known. i hate answering these questions because i hate sounding like im bitching about something everyone sees as a possitive and it makes me feel even more like an alien.. in the industry being popular usually means people want your dumb opinions on stuff that has nothing to do with what you are good at, im just a normal guy that had been making games for a long time and some people like, im just a weirdo nerd who doesnt like people.. i was never meant to be "popular" so its not something i enjoy.
Phat Games
Phat Games@phatgames · CEO, Phat Games
@edmundmcmillenn. I strongly relate to your response. I am not well known or do I have fame, but I feel like I would react the same way if I did.
trujillo
trujillo@ru_trujillo · Donut Guy
Is afterbirth a separate game or a dlc? Am i gonna be able to keep my progress in Afterbirth from Rebirth?
Gamergeek
Gamergeek@gamegeekoctopus
@ru_trujillo Dlc, yes.
Love Nordmark
Love Nordmark@krycklund1
@edmundmcmillenn What is your favorite mechanic you've ever made?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@krycklund1 jumping!
Chris M
Chris M@chrism31017696 · Whatever
@edmundmcmillenn Assuming you had unlimited time and resources, is your vision for Isaac to have every last item synergize with every other one, or was it always your intention that certain items simply override other ones (e.g., Epic Fetus overrides Mom's Knife)
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@chrism31017696 if we had unlimited man power and hours, all items would synergise... sadly its takes forever to hard code iterations of like 500+ items
Zmpr0wler
Zmpr0wler@zmpr0wler
will there be a quick reset option in Afterbirth for the PS4 and Xbox one systems
Jessie
Jessie@cupcak33333
Hey edmund, any plans to open your shop up again?
BossKirby
BossKirby@bosskirby · Youtuber
@edmundmcmillenn How are the patches for the 3DS version coming along? I wanted to know since Afterbirth is on its way and maybe more development is being pushed towards Afterbirth at the current moment.
Mobias
Mobias@lordmobias · indie dev
@edmundmcmillenn Hello Edmund, big fan here. I love your stuff. You are an inspiration to me. I'm also and aspiring indie dev myself that just finished my first flash game. I would like to know if flash development is still a good place to start like it was years ago, like when you started, or if I should focus more on other tools like Unity or GameMaker and try to enter the market by means of SteamGreenLight and/or other similar platforms. Keep on rocking and please, never ever stop!
gtstrullo99
gtstrullo99@gtstrullo99
@edmundmcmillenn why in greed mode there is a tresure room that is silver not golden?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@gtstrullo99 god works in mysterious ways
Fredonneur
Fredonneur@bouteillypierro
Hey edmund, i was wondering, what is the process to design a room or a boss in Isaac ? What import the most ?
walvisrups
walvisrups@pietpro
Wil there be a binding of isaac amiibo
@edmundmcmillenn Edmund, in your personal opinion, which is your favorite TBOI enemy?
AustinTP
AustinTP@austin_t_p
@edmundmcmillenn I drew you in MSPaint http://imgur.com/MSnBZZD Now can i have an Afterbirth Code
Veronica
Veronica@verka1999 · Veropero1999
@edmundmcmillenn Comes the afterbirth expansion to the Nintendo platforms?
Manu
Manu@kelthret
@edmundmcmillenn Hi Edmund, thanks for this chat/AMA thingy. Could you tell us some of the main changes from SMB to SMBF?
Connor Schow
Connor Schow@conconthecow
@edmundmcmillenn Hey Ed! thanks for doing this! So you have talked a little in the past about maybe doing an Isaac sequel in the future. If you were to do that could you tell us anything about what that would look like?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@conconthecow it would look like isaac, but better!
XxHorus23xX
XxHorus23xX@bvamanos
@edmundmcmillenn would you say your love for horror movies shaped your art style?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@bvamanos oh for fucking sure, i saw the toxic avenger when i was 5.. i somehow conviced my mom to let me rent it on the cover box alone and she didnt read about what it was... it shaped me into who i am today. my dad also showed me evil dead 2 when i was 7 and my step dad showed me nightmare on elm street 2 around the same time... the trauma i suffered from horror movies and religion made me the man i am today.
Yossi Duval
Yossi Duval@krazyguy75
Hey, edmund! I was just wondering where in the production of afterbirth we are? Are you still adding new content?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@krazyguy75 tuning and testing all the modes/challenges/features and im still fixing up greed mode and finalizing a few bosses... they keep randomly adding items though ;)
Jarttasin
Jarttasin@spelaaja · Jarttis
@edmundmcmillen When comes the European version of binding of Isaac rebirth to the Wii u?
Quinlan Schultz
Quinlan Schultz@quinlanschultz · Student
@edmundmcmillenn In Afterbirth: Will Moxie's Head be an item? Can you give an example of a "nightmare boss wave" we might fight to unlock a first-floor devil room in Greed Mode? And will there really be an achievement that requires beating Mega Satan with the Lost? (Please no...)
Diogo Barros
Diogo Barros @mariodigoo
@quinlanschultz i heard about mega satan having a unlockable but i'm not sure about it, my masochist side can't wait for that!
Diogo Barros
Diogo Barros @mariodigoo
@mariodigoo an unlockable for each character*
John Molloy
John Molloy@newtonsninja
@quinlanschultz I've already done Lost Megasatan; I was really hoping to not have to ever again. But suffer we must :D
John Molloy
John Molloy@newtonsninja
@newtonsninja (plus, the spectral/D4 is gonna make Lost way accessible in fairness)
ian harrison
ian harrison@iman7790 · home, boy
@edmundmcmillenn MOAR monstro's lung synergies?
Tyler Michael
Tyler Michael@_tmichael
@edmundmcmillenn If you could be any color in a box of crayons, what color would it be?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@_tmichael matthias bossi send me a full box of black crayons last year as a house warming gift.. so that.
Emil Puputti
Emil Puputti@ruffeheyo
@edmundmcmillenn Other than religion in The binding of Isaac, what themes would you like to possibly delve in possible future games?
Paul unr Morrison
Paul unr Morrison@iamunr · Web Developer, Loot Market
@edmundmcmillenn How do you manage to keep your aesthetic so wonderfully... you? Everything *feels* like an Edmund game. Is this just a lucky gift, or something you actually worked towards?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@iamunr i do my best at staying honest :)
Bobby McMiller
Bobby McMiller@bobert369 · None
Sup, @edmundmcmillenn (1) What items does Lilith start with in Afterbirth? (I already know she starts with the Incubus, which I assume directly shares a character's tear effects, changes, and size) (2) What is your opinion on the speedrunning community of Rebirth and possibly Afterbirth (like Balls of Steel)? (3) What is the focus/theme/name/everything of the new floors (Chapter 7, third route)? We got wind of this early in the weekly updates, like update #1. I want to know whether you've abandoned the topic or kept it in secret all this time. (4) Will Cain get a buff/change of sorts (I heard he was good in Vanilla but bland in Rebirth)? (5) And finally, what's the fastest run your kids/nephews/nieces have done in Rebirth? (6) Oh, and did they beta test Afterbirth?
ChantallicA
ChantallicA@0chantallica0 · Streamer
Hey Edmund, first of all thanks for having us! Would you ever make Super MeatBoy playable for Tablet or Phone? Thanks a lot! Love your work!
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@0chantallica0 been working on a new super meat boy for phones and tablets for a year+ now!
ChantallicA
ChantallicA@0chantallica0 · Streamer
@edmundmcmillenn Cool! Can't wait to play it! Good luck with everything!
Corey
Corey @kheelpoons · Student
@edmundmcmillenn When will the Binding of Isaac: Rebirth coming to Europe on 3DS and also will Afterbirth be available on the 3DS?
SeaBass
SeaBass@murder_punch
@edmundmcmillenn Hi Edmund. Huge fan. Are there plans to bring fingered to MAC? And on a more serious indie game note, have you ever considered establishing your own organization to compete with IGF? Do you think that would help combat some of the issues you've vocalized regarding the current community and award trends? How do you think up and coming indie devs can avoid falling into the pitfalls of what sounds like a presently toxic environment? Are there any suggestions you have for resources for rebuilding the indie community? I'd love to put together some Game Jams in NYC, but there don't seem to be many great resources for connecting, unless I'm just totally missing something.
SeaBass
SeaBass@murder_punch
Also, a bit more of a personal question, but you mentioned not drinking in a few interviews. Is it on account of the pregnancy? Or do you, like Stephen King, feel it inhibits you creatively? And one last one in case you make it down here: do you actually practice the occult? Have you ever tried rosicrucian magic, or any type of magic for fun?
jean
jean@jeanluctheodore
Hello Ed,Thank you for giving us some of your time. Is afterbirth the last big update the game will have? Are you planning more dlc's or would you rather make a sequel?
Flokatiteppich
Flokatiteppich@flauschig_weich
@edmundmcmillenn Are there any news about the european release of Isaac for the 3DS?
Clashman The Third
Clashman The Third@clashmanthe3rd · Too young for job
@edmundmcmillenn What was the inspiration for Fingered?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@clashmanthe3rd the taboos of using descriptive words to identify people, the death penalty and society (and guess who!)
Delible Think
Delible Think@deliblethink
@edmundmcmillenn Hey Edmund! For your commercially released games, which had the longest dev cycle and which the shortest, and how long for each?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@deliblethink so the binding of isaac was in dev for around 3 months, that was the shortest... the binding of isaac rebirth was in dev or 2 years that was probably the longest. but i have worked on games for 2+ years that never saw the light of day... :|
Stefan Bender
Stefan Bender@thegroundwalks
Did you already play the new version of Flywrench? Finished it some days ago, it was awesome!
Diogo Barros
Diogo Barros @mariodigoo
@edmundmcmillenn There has been some worries about some synergies including the new Afterbirth items, as shown in PAX, Dunce Cap and Dr. Fetus didn`t synergize at all, is the Synergy development concluded or it still has to have some additions, and do you guarantee that it will include a big ammount of synergies with both old and new items, like Brimstone and Continuum?
Poopemon
Poopemon@poopemon
@edmundmcmillenn How much drawing do you do outside of work?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@poopemon not enough, i hope when my daughter is born ill get to draw with her
Jake Millman
Jake Millman@jake_jakerake12
@edmundmcmillenn I envy your daughter! I would love to draw with you!
Anon
Anon@tntboom100
Hi @edmundmcmillenn ! It's pretty hard to come up with any questions, but here I have one. What game was the most fun to work on?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@tntboom100 recently fingered :) it was a breeze to work on and quite fun
William Manzo
William Manzo@willguitarguy
@edmundmcmillenn Pancakes or waffles?
OolongPie
OolongPie@oolong_pie
@willguitarguy asking the important questions :)
Kanske Inte
Kanske Inte@kanske_inte
What's your opinion on micro transactions and free-to-play games?
Max Rubenstein
Max Rubenstein@maxhrubenstein
Isaac is a really big part of my (and many other people's) life. After throwing over 400 hours into the game and getting platinum god, as I know many other people have, has the pressure of putting the content out gotten to you? Every game you have released is quality and the video of Cobalt playing Afterbirth had me jumping up and down, but I'd like to hear your take.
trujillo
trujillo@ru_trujillo · Donut Guy
@edmundmcmillenn Do you like, enjoy playing your own games?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@ru_trujillo the only game of mind i still play i rebirth.. but i designed it so i could do just that.. soo...
John Molloy
John Molloy@newtonsninja
@edmundmcmillenn There is something really "pure" about the accessibility of Isaac mirrored with its huge depth/curve. It was something that was similar in design of SMB; is this an aspect of design you deliberately focus on placing into your games? Or was it just something that was appropriate in these cases? (Earlier work shares this philosophy too, but it never felt as "core" a design aesthetic until these two especially) (Case in point; My missus does not play games. She's a platinum god in Isaac) Wondering if this came from wanting to design something you would keep playing...?
David
David@dwursteisen
Hello from France. Have you played to some French games (with "La french touch") ? If you, which game have you liked ?
HylianDev
HylianDev@hyliandev
Hey ed, what's some music you're into right now?
Nick Dorgan
Nick Dorgan@nickdorgan · student
@edmundmcmillenn Hi Edmund! As an aspiring developer who can't quite find the Spark of inspiration needed to make a great game, I have to ask how do you come up with your game ideas/mechanics? How exactly do you know if an idea is worth pursuing?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@nickdorgan how to create a great game: 1. make a prototype that is fun with basically no art in it (unless its art driven) 2. make the theme of your game about something you know a great deal about/love/personally experienced so your themes are honest and well thought out (aka not zombies, ninjas, star wars, etc) 3. do this 5+ times so you can hone your skills and learn from your mistakes 4. use what you learned over the past 5-10 years of making games and pour them into a larger project 5. try to make this project more unique and personal than all the rest but pay special attention to how well it plays and other technical aspects. 6. make bank son
Ege
Ege@_egee
@edmundmcmillenn how do you know if your game is fun ?
@edmundmcmillenn Do you Will change the Fingered title? XD There are future project of more Isaac Rebirth expansion(s)?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@fidch i dunno.. do you will change it?
@edmundmcmillenn No. I think it has the feel of a little misunderstanding, It's a typical thesaurus fast search title. XD
Jake Millman
Jake Millman@jake_jakerake12
I got another one for you Ed! This is the ultimate question! When it comes to breakfast, do you prefer pancakes or waffles? (Crepes are also an exceptable answer)
Joshua Rourk
Joshua Rourk@vhaskaros · Arcade Attendant
@edmundmcmillenn Hey thanks for doing this and making all these awesome games! I was wondering if you'll be reopening the Binding of Isaac merchandise store? I wanted to buy those Tarot Cards and Figures you used to have, and I already have all your games and shirts. I need to throw more money at you man!
J
J@yankes1996 · Emc
@edmundmcmillenn will afterbirth come out for the 3ds?
DawggyH
DawggyH@dawggyh
Oi, @edmundmcmillenn. When you did a session with Vinny from Vinesauce, you said that you had a hard time asking people for something, or having something done for you by someone. I know EXACTLY how this feels, and honestly, it's impacted a LOT of what I do. My question, as someone younger who goes through these dilemmas pretty frequently, is how did you manage through some of your earlier games like Gish or Meat Boy with that state of mind? Do you feel you've improved? If so, what changed and why?
^_^ Hurricane ^_^
^_^ Hurricane ^_^@thehurricaneltd
@edmundmcmillenn will Afterbirth have new moms knife synergies in it?
Mok Lat
Mok Lat@wassollichhier
Which programming language do you prefer?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@wassollichhier i dont program
Ramen ⿲ Noodle
Ramen ⿲ Noodle@ironourllamas
@edmundmcmillenn I love your art style, it's so iconic and easily recognizable; it's fantastic. I was wondering if you'd ever consider teaching how to do it, maybe in a series of some sort. In a way, to show the rest of us how you see the world.
Clashman The Third
Clashman The Third@clashmanthe3rd · Too young for job
@edmundmcmillenn Will there possibly be a Mobile version of Isaac in the future?
Blue Okapi
Blue Okapi@blueokapi12
@edmundmcmillenn Why the Binding of Isaac rather than some other biblical story?
Aiden Gutleben
Aiden Gutleben@loudspeaker100 · what?
@blueokapi12 Hi Okapi.
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@blueokapi12 because i first started making a game about a lonely child, loosely based on myself. it was going to be my take on zelda, so i wanted to approch the theme in the same way miyamoto did basing the themes around him exploring as a child and using his imagination. religion was a big part of growing up for me, it was scary and mysterious.. it make me feel bad and born wrong.. so i wanted to write about that in the game... that lead me into the story of the binding of isaac in the bible. i thought it fit well with the theme i wanted and was a perfect boss for the game, i also enjoyed the juxtaposition of the story as if it was happening today and how people would respond, i thought it might get people thinking so i went that direction.
Gamergeek
Gamergeek@gamegeekoctopus
@edmundmcmillenn So Isaac was the boss before the player character?
Faye Kname
Faye Kname@uncreativeguy99
@edmundmcmillenn You've said a lot about wanting to create and expand into new areas but it seems like isaac has been the subject all of your creative energy for so long. Does it feel restrictive to be working on the same type of project for this amount of time. Are you looking forward to have the opportunity to now spend more time on something else?
Will Bynum
Will Bynum@alfonso_malik · Poopfart
@edmundmcmillenn can you release the afterbirth trailer today please!
Will Bynum
Will Bynum@alfonso_malik · Poopfart
@edmundmcmillenn Will afterbirth be coming out any time soon?
How god works?
Rock Solid
Rock Solid@anrocksolid
@edmundmcmillenn Hey, you guys seem like you're doing a lot with Afterbirth, my question is, aren't you guys going to get burnt out by the Binding of Isaac? I love Isaac and all, but I'd like to see updates forever. Not in huge chunks released one year after the other. I feel like you guys may eventually resent Isaac, and abandon it alltogether, because you felt the community pressured you into making more content.
GervillaSA
GervillaSA@gervillasa · GervillaSA
Hi!!! I'm very fan of your work, I buy all physical editions of your games and obviously I want one of the binding of isaac rebirth... my dream will be real? or not? ;___;
Veronica
Veronica@verka1999 · Veropero1999
@edmundmcmillenn Comes the gigantic update of binding of Isaac rebirth for the Nintendo platforms with greed mode in it?
Pl4y3r404
Pl4y3r404@pl4y3r404_chb
@edmundmcmillenn hey man thanks for both BoI games, can you give some details about the new character coming in afterbirth ?
Macien124
Macien124 @macien12
@edmundmcmillenn is afterbirth coming to ps4 ?
[Mr Breakd0wn]
[Mr Breakd0wn] @lolinokami · Student
@edmundmcmillenn hi Edmund! I just wanted to ask if there was any information on Isaac for 3ds in Europe? A release date?
Yazorock
Yazorock@yazorock
@lolinokami "Submitted September 10th as the desired EU release date to NOE" -Tyrone Rodriguez
Aiden Gutleben
Aiden Gutleben@loudspeaker100 · what?
@edmundmcmillenn Pointless question: Is Isaac a black eyed child? Serious question: all the bosses in Isaac always seem to fall in the category of "Oh look it's this wimpy dude..." to "OHGODNONOTTHISGUYHEKILLSMEEVERYTIME!!!". If you ever could (and without making Champion or Florian's Eternal variants), would you redesign all the bosses to be fun and challenging in a way that you just want to fight them again and again (especially for the final bosses)?
yuripixels
yuripixels@yuripixels
Ed, what are your biggest inspirations when it comes to game desing?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@yuripixels mario abd zelda :)
Laser Blaster
Laser Blaster@thelaserblaster · Creative Consultant
@edmundmcmillenn I love your work. Is there an approximate date for Meat Boy on Vita? And also, what do you think about the current state of Steam Early Access?
Wojciech Dąbrowa
Wojciech Dąbrowa@k1tsun · Kitsun
@edmundmcmillenn Hi Edmund. I'm a big fan of Binding of Isaac and your team's games in general. I do have one question to ask. Can you guarantee that we will get to know the release date and be able to pre-order BoI: Afterbirth next Monday?
David Snippgrupp
David Snippgrupp@davidsnusgrop
@edmundmcmillenn Hi Ed! Are you a fan of Don Hertzfeldt at all? Sometimes I think I see traces of his films in your work.
Max delhougne
Max delhougne@deleted-301888 · Bagger
How much will preordering the games cost?
Jake Millman
Jake Millman@jake_jakerake12
Yo Ed! My man, I heard about a DLC coming after... Afterbirth. Do you know now what you'll be adding in it?
Green Max
Green Max@max_348
1.Any plans on making coop to super meat boy? i want to play with my friend and rage with him :D 2.you added every characer from smb in isaac but im really missing brownie.. any chance a cube/ball/something of brownies is gonna be added? 3.thx for doing this and i love your job :) :)
Cub1cle
Cub1cle@cub1clez
Is Dr. Fetus's current power level what you intended for Dr. Fetus? If so why and if not are you planning on changing it or more indirect buffs via afterbirth synergies?
Zach Manning
Zach Manning@gojgames · gojGAMES
Do you have any sort of deadline for Afterbirth?
Hey Ed, wanted to say I'm a big fan of your work and was just wondering if there will be any new transformations in afterbirth, perhaps Bob or tammy?
Teresa Hammerl
Teresa Hammerl@colazionearoma · Socialmediapreneur
Hi there :) What do you like most about game design?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@colazionearoma probably that its a very complex and untouched medium artistically that not only utilizes the best of music/visual art/film but also allows you to do things that simply cant be done in any other medium when it comes to speaking to a player and interacting with them.
John Molloy
John Molloy@newtonsninja
@edmundmcmillenn Hey! Thanks for taking the time to do this; I have some AB questions, Guess I'll just fire them all off at once in order of importance and see what gets answered: Are you considering making Double Boss Rushes (Beat mum & a boss rush, dice room 5/forget me now & Depths 2 replay all sub 20 mins) officially "a thing"? (Greed mode sounds like it covers the motivation of this desire, but there is still something sweet about doing a double in a run) Is the Isaac Cosplay tease (/very accurate to your style fanart?) actually going to appear in game? Is Luck stat based on moon cycles like nethack? Or am I just looking at coincidental RNG logic? Will AB give you a spike spawning item? Until AB's new enemies, is spike creation by Mama Gurdy the only attack that isn't mirrored in Isaac's abilities? Was this intentional to fit with the themes of the game? or one of the few things you overlooked? Can you fix "random" character selection run's "retry" button to reroll the character instead of keeping the one you died with? Will little horn's holes affect you if you're flying? Thanks for your time and all your epic work as a designer. Hope you have an awesome night
Harvey
Harvey@ogbertt · Jelly Pixels
@edmundmcmillenn If you have an iPad or iPhone please could you try my free game, "Meateors". Thanks for great games EDMUND!!
Patrik
Patrik@shyo123 · -
@edmundmcmillenn Hey Ed! Thank you for all the games you've put out over the years, they're all brilliant and amazing. My question is, are you planning to support Binding of Isaac with further updates and patches after Afterbirth, or are you going to focus your attention on other games or projects?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@shyo123 i have a feeling tyrone and the guys will be updating the game as time passes.. and there is a possibility for another small dlc later down the road if there is enough demand for a "level editor"/"dungeon creator" type thingy.. who the hell knows. im always working on a few projects so you never know what will happen
Aiden Gutleben
Aiden Gutleben@loudspeaker100 · what?
@edmundmcmillenn Stillbirth confirmed?
Yossi Duval
Yossi Duval@krazyguy75
@edmundmcmillenn What is your favorite feature in afterbirth? I don't mind vague answers if they are spoilers.
Myles
Myles@mylesmar10
Do you think that Indie Game the Movie was instrumental to the success of Super Meat Boy?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@mylesmar10 seeing as it didnt come out for over a year after release.. no. i wish it had come out around release so we could have gotten that igtm boost.. but sadly no we didnt see much of an effect on sales around its release, but it does get people yelling "video game guy" at me when i eat lunch sometimes so there is that :)
Melissa Joy Kong
Melissa Joy Kong@melissajoykong · Content, Product Hunt
Gaming sometimes gets a bad rap amongst non-gamers (e.g. waste of time, how FPS games negatively impact kids, etc.) . Jane McGonigal was one of the first via her TED Talk to be vocal about the positive effects of gaming (http://bit.ly/NQqGRN). Where do you stand on the topic? Is gaming healthy/unhealthy? Good/bad? Why?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@melissajoykong like anything in life gaming is all of those things, i honestly dont understand why its even talked about. games are an artistic medium and entertainment outlet they are going to embody society in every way and appeal to all the negative and possitive aspects of people.. so they are going to be good and bad, just like us.
Ricardo Espinoza
Ricardo Espinoza@richinw8 · Music, yo!
@edmundmcmillenn Hey man, how is it goin'? You said you would like to do kind of a remake/expand the universe of Aether. Since it's one of my favorites game you've made and holds a dear place in my heart, I was wondering if that was just a thought or you'd actually like to do it sometime. Hugz.
Connor S.
Connor S.@_ronnoc_
How do you feel about people saying The Lost is bad game design?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@_ronnoc_ i feel like are right.. the lost is bad game design.. BAD ASS GAME DESIGN! tell them to choke on that word dick, honkey!
but in all seriousness Ed's talked about how The Lost wasn't really thought through as an evenly-balanced part of the roster, it's why they're getting D4 + spectral tears in Afterbirth
Alex Lanigan
Alex Lanigan@_alexlanigan
Have you played LISA? Seems like something you'd like
Yossi Duval
Yossi Duval@krazyguy75
Is afterbirth coming out around the same time for consoles as it is for PC? If not, how much of delay should we expect?
george
george@george40766266
Will afterbirth for ps4 and pc come out at the same time
Zoe Landon
Zoe Landon@hupfen · Web Developer & Rabbit
@edmundmcmillenn You're kinda known for making.... for lack of a better term, fucked-up games. (I'm comfortable telling people about Binding of Isaac from a gameplay perspective, but story.... not so much.) They're awesome, not everyone's cup of tea, and very likely draw some odd fans to you. So I'm curious if you've come across anything as a result of making your games that freaked *you* out. Interpret as you wish. :)
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@hupfen before i made games i did comics and websites... weird ones much like my games. there was a point where there were 2 deaths connected to my work.. one suicide and one murder. they were actually connected to these "quizes" i did ages ago, a lot like the ones you see today, really basic "what kind of shit are you" quizes, but i also did darker ones like "how will you die" and "what serial killer are you" well it seems as though some fucked up people did some fuckedup things and the last site they visited was mine... so i a call from lawyers asking to testify for a murder, and a writer asking me to respond to the suicide of a girl from australia both who had last taken one my "quiz games" before doing what they did. nothing ever came of either.. but it was still super weird
Zach Manning
Zach Manning@gojgames · gojGAMES
Any sort of tips for new game developpers, like myself?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@gojgames i wrote this ages ago, it still works! http://www.gamasutra.com/view/ne...
Boblegob
Boblegob@dragonfire2699
@edmundmcmillenn Do you know Gillowel ?
Double Dash Studios
Double Dash Studios@_double_dash · Game designer , Double Dash Studios
@edmundmcmillenn First of all it's an honor to be able to ask questions to one of my game design idols :) Right now me and my team are at the process of building a community, a small ammount of people interested in following and participating in our project's development. Do you have any tips for a studio that's still undergound on how to start appealing to the world ?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@_double_dash i have no idea, i dont see how i appeal to the world at all :). i think if you just make something interesting people will start wanting to know more about it
Power Up
Power Up@power_up_08
@edmundmcmillenn Hi Edmund . When Afterbirth gonna be released ? ^^ but more seriously: - A leaderboard for the speedrun World Record would be possible for this expansion ? - "Krampus" is a the opposite of St Nicholas for Christmas, so Santa is possible ? ... NO , why not ? ^^ Santa is really deep is the imaginary of the children.
Babyface McNotweets
Babyface McNotweets@astral_ragtime
@edmundmcmillenn Hey Edmund! Is there anything more you want to expand upon Aether or Time Fcuk that you didn't get a chance to do for Basement Collection? And is there any chance of seeing Basement Collection outside of Steam?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@astral_ragtime time fcuk and aether are probably my 2 best flash games and there is a lot id like to do with them in the future.. or maybe im doing stuff with them now!!!?? who knows...
@edmundmcmillenn Hey Edmund, i got a few little questions about afterbirth. First of, is there still a few "gamechanging" things you want to change on greed mode, or will it stay like it is with only little changes? Second one, is there a "exact" number of the new items/unlockable items of afterbirth? And the third and last one, it has been said, that afterbirth will feature a new chapter and new endbosses, any spoilers on that you can give to us? And also a question about the new super meatboy, will it have a graphic change to (like isaac did), or will it keep it's "flash" style?
P.
P.@theacephalic
@edmundmcmillenn How much free time do you have?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@theacephalic a lot, i try my best to enjoy life at this point. i mean i still work a lot, but being a workaholic can really fuck up relationships.. so i do my best to have a really good balance of work/social/me time and im pretty happy with where i am now.
george
george@george40766266
Will afterbirth come out on ps4 and pc at the same time also Love binding of Isaac rebirth
the joawwoq
the joawwoq@pokemongod777 · Youtuber
@edmundmcmillen What has been your favourite project to work on and what do you think made it so great?
Gamergeek
Gamergeek@gamegeekoctopus
Why are fetuses prominent in your games?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@gamegeekoctopus i have my reasons
Cody Ennis
Cody Ennis@ryuzakilaw1
@edmundmcmillenn Thanks for taking the time to do this. Could you give us a guess as to when Mewgenics might get off the back burner? It looked really good, and I really want to play it.
Yossi Duval
Yossi Duval@krazyguy75
Do you plan to add content to rebirth with afterbirth is released, or will things like the rubber cement + tech synergies be afterbirth only?
Yossi Duval
Yossi Duval@krazyguy75
Are there going to be any changes to mod support, or will it be roughly the same as rebirth?
@edmundmcmillenn Hi Ed, I've played Super Meat Boy and Binding of Isaac and I'm huge fun of your work. I'm working (currently) on my first roguelike action game (pixel art styled) and I wanted to ask you (if you mind) how did you took the approach on designing difficulty for Binding of Isaac? It is totally random or did you planned some patterns. Based on what I've played so far the game differs in each run, sometimes it's more easy and sometimes it's difficult as hell. Btw I loved the humorous theme in Super Meat Boy :)
@kh4iron Btw don't worry I'm not cloning Binding of Isaac, just wanted to ask. Also if I would have playable demo would you be interested to try out my game and give me your professional feedback, or you are like super busy and I shouldn't bother you?
Princess
Princess@kremenni
@edmundmcmillenn I had played Fingered! for a week from it's release, I have beaten only 11 levels or so and after that got bored. But still game have been really fun. Does it disspoint you that the people like me didn't enjoy the whole game and ended up with it, or you are mostly satisfied about it
Derrek Futch
Derrek Futch@derrek_futch
Just wanted to say, Binding of Isaac is an awesome game! I only recently discovered it, but almost instantly fell in love with it. I had 2 questions: 1.) Will the Afterbirth expansion be coming to the 3DS? 2.) Have you or are you thinking of adding any other new playable characters? Thanks, and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Marcosgg19
Marcosgg19@supermarcosgg19
Simply I love your games ,I played TBOIR for 200 hours.Thanks you,grettings from Spain (Sorry for my shitty English)
@edmundmcmillen Hey Ed! Are there any artists that have inspired any of your works? And if so, do you have a favorite artist?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@aytchare i pull a lot of inspiration from musical artist and film makers, i learned a lot from alejandro jodorowsky, david lynch, lloyd kaufman and many others
Héctor
Héctor @estufitadlc
Do you know about glitches? Infinite money and The Lost glitch?
M Duarte
M Duarte@chotinhoduarte
@edmundmcmillenn Recently you wrote the lyrics to a Fingered song and it makes me wonder, will you ever write lyrics to the soundtrack of one of your games? Also, would your ever "reverse design" one of your games like, say matthias did a couple songs and you created the setting of your game based on his music? hope that makes any sense.
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@chotinhoduarte it would be a fun game jam actually.. if i ever get time to do it :) (ps i also wrote the lyrics to the mewgenics theme song!)
Justin Cabral
Justin Cabral@ijustincabral · 1/2 Blue Team Games
@edmundmcmillenn Hey Edmund, thanks for the great games and inspiration. Any chance we see Dr. Fetus get his own game? I love the characters design, and it'd be great to see his point of view on things.
rvl
rvl@roviliga · none
how did you find someone to do the programming for SMB, and how did you meet?
Crabby
Crabby@crabbydev
@edmundmcmillenn Hello! Just wanted to say you're a great inspiration for me. I have a few questions to ask. 1: How do you deal with a large project? How do find the strength to keep going? 2: Any tips on marketing? As an indie, I've heard it can be one of the things that some may overlook. 3: Where did the inspiration for ALL of those Binding of Isaac items come from? (and are there any canned ones?)
Crabby
Crabby@crabbydev
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Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@crabbydev 1. its best to approch a games work load the same way you would design a game. give allow yourself to do "fun stuff" as a reward for the "not so fun stuff". you gotta lay out your daily work in a way that stimulates those pleasure centers consistently so you dont hit a wall of boring and start hating life. 2. back in the day i used to email like EVERY gaming website online, in 2004 i had a list of emails of all the websites that would post gaming related content and id hit them all up on release day. offer to do interviews and be honest/nice/respectful in your emails.. no one likes spam so its best to write to who you are trying to get to see your work. and be excited about what you are doing, you cant expect anyone else to be if you arent. 3. life
@edmundmcmillenn the hype train for TBOI: Afterbirth is going way too fast! what do you think about all of this hype and support you are getting from everyone? (greetings from your fans in brazil!)
Yossi Duval
Yossi Duval@krazyguy75
How would one join the nicalis team?
Cookie
Cookie@cookiecomrade
@edmundmcmillenn What is the least and most favourite game of yours?
Ondřej David
Ondřej David@onekiwtf
Hey, Edmund! With all your experience (personal and biz struggles, product, art, design...) can you imagine being part of an Indie Game Accelerator thing? As a mentor or even better organizing and opening one with your collegues? Either now or at some point in the future, would you be interested in being part of that? Thanks a lot for your answer.
Radyjko
Radyjko@radyjko8
What is, in your opinion, your biggest accomplishment? What are you most proud of?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@radyjko8 im most proud of rebirth and smb because they feel like very fully realized pieces i can stand by and say "id play the hell out of that if i didnt make it" im also quite proud of my smaller games, even a game like fingered is very special to me because it proves i dont need to just make large projects to make money, i can still have fun making small games as well.
Erik Malmén
Erik Malmén@erikmalmen
@edmundmcmillenn Have you ever been interested in creating different kinds of media such as music or animations?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@erikmalmen yep, before i did games i did comics and animation for years. i always was interested in music but never had enough time to put in to "get good"
Rahul Ranjan Pradhan
Rahul Ranjan Pradhan@rahulranjanp333
@edmundmcmillenn Hey Edmund! I'm a great fan of your game. How does your typical design process go for a game?
Yossi Duval
Yossi Duval@krazyguy75
Are there going to be any new curses in afterbirth?
george
george@george40766266
What new enemies/bosses will be in afterbirth can you reveal one
kleinermario
kleinermario@kleinermario512 · Student
@edmundmcmillenn If I buy Rebirth on the New 3DS can I play it on the Wii U too?
Jeremy Silliman
Jeremy Silliman@jerbear294
@edmundmcmillenn what are your thoughts on how AAA companies are taking pre-orders and using them as an excuse to release an unfinished game since it's guaranteed money for them? Also, what are your thoughts on skins or maps that are tacked on a pre-order as an incentive (like the whole Deus Ex thing going on)?
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@jerbear294 preordering and playing half finished games is weird to me... i dont think i could ever be ok with someone playing an unfinished product.. but maybe tahts just me. i feel like my games arent really special till they are fully wrapped up and finished.. its like selling a movie without the cg effects or score in it
Aaron Gray
Aaron Gray@gray4aaron
@edmundmcmillenn Hello, and thanks for being available. I'll try to keep it quick. If and when do you think we could see afterbirth for PS4?
Karen Marie Mason
Karen Marie Mason@karen_marie_mason · Founder of Artist Launch label services
Are you still here @edmundmcmillenn? I am not a gamer but I am fascinated by this interested. I am particularly interested in the use of music and sound design in games. But mostly music. How do you use and how do you go about finding the music that works.
Edmund McMillen
Edmund McMillen@edmundmcmillenn · Edmund McMillen
@karenmariemason for me its more about finding a musician who understands my goals with the project and listens / plays the type of music i want to use in the game. i use music in my work to set theme/emotion even if its uptempo action. music is important to get the mood right, so its vital that your musician and you are on the same page and he/she completely gets what you are trying to do
JustRayan
JustRayan@onlyrayan
@edmundmcmillenn How do you feel about cameos of your characters in other games? you say you would like a character of yours in Smash, but do you think a multiplat character would be well received?
andrufb
andrufb@andrufb97
@edmundmcmillenn hello! Im sure you've been asked this like 10000 times today but.. Is TBOI:R being released for N3DS on Europe or not? If yes, WHEN? I can't wait to play this awesome game while i'm outdoors!
Danielón
Danielón@danicalifornio
What inspired you to create the characters of Isaac or Meatboy? And why did u touch so many religious topics in BOI? (Sorry if those are typical questions but I'm curious!) And the last one: did u think about creating horror games? I mean Silent Hill stylish in the way of touching topics as psychologic horror, sex, religion, etc. (Sorry for my bad english, I tried my best :( )
Pieris Panayi
Pieris Panayi@pierispanayi
Hello Edmund! I was thinking if you ever had the idea of adding an "angelic" fallen like boss in the binding of isaac which would drop items from angel pool! Thank you for bringing us some awesome games! :)
VentusIsSleeping
VentusIsSleeping@venissleeping
How much will Afterbirth cost with it's discount from launch? And how much would it normally cost?
Zatico
Zatico@zatico
Hey @edmundmcmillenn I'm not sure if this has been asked, but is afterbirth coming to the new 3ds?
WatchDogsBigFan
WatchDogsBigFan@watchdogsbigfan · ivan
whether there is in the binding of isaac afterbirth such a feature. for example, you go in the room and there is a closed door behind which is a little more room and maybe the boss room. To open this door, you need to be like other open rooms and find a button that when pressed opens the door. whether there is such a feature?
bob bill
bob bill@bobbill11406442
What ever happened to mewgenics?
Rato
Rato@pratofelis
Are you ever going to do sequels/remakes of your older games? (For exemple, time fcuk)
ValentineDessertenne
ValentineDessertenne@vdessertenne · Studios illogika
I can't believe I missed this... Damn you PAX Prime!