Saturday, 16 February 2013


Calling all Indie game fans…We are delighted to announce the release of The Basement Collection. Legendary Indie developer Edmund  Mc Millen, creator of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac has compiled a full catalogue of his early work; revamped and updated with new levels as well as a ton of un-lockable extra goodies.

Owning this collectable edition gives you the rare opportunity to own every one of Edmund’s early accomplishments in one great looking box and it’s packed full of extra gifts which you can only get your hands on by buying this exclusive retail box (including drawings from Edmund’s childhood!)
Once you’ve played to your heart’s content, sit back and enjoy Indie Game: The Movie. Included in The Basement Collection retail release, we are giving away a full copy of the acclaimed movie, which opens up the real worlds of the best independent game developers working their craft. The DVD docu-film shows the highs and lows of Indie game development, through the story of three games , Super Meat Boy, Braid and Fez.
Merge Games with Head Up Games release The Basement Collection on March 8th Pre order your copy here

About the Game
The Basement Collection is a compilation of 9 award winning indie games by Edmund McMillen, creator of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac. All of the games featured in the collection have been revamped and updated, featuring bonus chapters, new music, art and other extras.
The Basement Collection includes:

·         Aether ( an exploration adventure game )
·         Time Fcuk ( a dark puzzle game )
·         Spewer ( a physics based platformer )
·         Meat Boy ( the super meat boy prototype )
·         Grey Matter ( an anti shooter )
·         Coil (an experimental game )
·         Triachnid (a physics based spider sim)
The collection also features 2 secret un-lockable games and tons of un-lockable comics, sketch books and even never before seen stock footage from Indie Game: The Movie.
·         Key Features
·         8 full games, featuring new content, achievements and development extras.
·         8 un-lockable extras featuring bonus games, comics, sketch books and videos.
·         A full collection soundtrack, featuring over 30 full length tracks from games featured as well as fan made bonus tracks.
·         Over 30 minutes of audio interviews.
·         Over 20 minutes of video extras from Indie Game: The Movie, (15 minutes of never before scene footage).
·         Over 15 pages of development sketches and character designs.
Quote From Edmund
"I’m honored to have the basement collection as my 4th retail release with Head up and Merge Games. its a labor of love that will be packed with physical extras that should make this edition something to hold on to, its awesome to have so many of my games in one place."
Dieter Quote
“All fans of Edmund McMillen, creator of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac, will be highly pleased to know that this special edition of The Basement Collection allows them to gain even further insight into the earlier work of this outstanding artist. All game treasures in this edition deserve the full attention of anyone interested in the art of game creation. And we as a company enjoy collaborating with the creative mastermind once more as Edmund is highly dedicated to his work. Not without pride we are therefore happy to announce the release of the third project in this valuable partnership between Edmund, Merge Games and ourselves.”
Luke Quote
I can only say, I hope you have half the fun we’ve been having, playing this collection of games. Edmund has put together a brilliant pack and we are delighted to be able to publish such a creative piece of work- it’s a great example of the fantastic creativity and uniqueness that Indie gaming offers. We just love working with Edmund and Head Up.”

Merge Games Info
        About Merge Games - Merge Games, based in England, is a developer and publisher of independent games titles for the retail and digital marketplaceWe support our projects with bespoke marketing and PR plans for both the launch and the lifetime of the game. The key to our success is that we give each project a very personal and tailored solution, from a talented, experienced and passionate team.  For further information and opportunities please contact
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About Headup Games:
Headup Games GmbH & Co. KG is an independent games publisher located near Cologne in Germany as was awarded as the Best German Publisher in 2012 by the German Developers Association. Together with its partners Headup Games focuses on the contentment of their customers and the best gameplay experience delivered at the fairest price-quality ratio. Since its foundation the company published over 50 SKU’s, including many projects from young, ambitious indie-developers, where much potential and creativity had been seen. The portfolio features high-quality games such as Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Limbo, Archon: Classic, The Tiny Bang Story, Trapped Dead, Grotesque Tactics, The Binding of Isaac, Q.U.B.E., and Frozen Synapse as well as the million seller and #1 iOS Hit Bridge Constructor.
Furthermore Headup Games offers to internationally growing companies the possibility to enter the German or European market with an experienced partner on location. Fair and transparent relationships to our developing partners are the basis of our company’s mission statement.

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