Creator / Edmund McMillen

Edmund McMillen (born March 2, 1980) is an indie game creator and former comic author. Initially making a name for himself through Flash games on Newgrounds, Ed saw his breakthrough when he and programmer Tommy Refenes, collectively known as Team Meat, released a commercial sequel dubbed Super Meat Boy.

Following the toil of creating Super Meat Boy, the events being one of the three stories documented in Indie Game: The Movie, Team Meat saw widespread success from the game, leading to further success. Currently, Team Meat is working on a Meat Boy sequel and a new title, dubbed Mew-Genics; the progress of both, as well as some of McMillen's new artwork, can be found on his blog.

Works by McMillen and Team Meat include:

  • This is a Cry for Help (High School years)
  • The Lonely Hermit (2001)
  • Dead Baby Dressup (2001-2008)
  • Carious Weltling (2003)
  • Clubby the Seal (2004)
  • Gish (2004)
  • Thicker Than Water (2004)
  • Blast Miner (2006)
  • Triachnid (2006)
  • Cereus Peashy (2007)
  • Host (2007)
  • Guppy (2007)
  • Coil (2008)
  • Meat Boy (2008)
  • Cunt (2008)
  • Aether (2008)
  • Grey Matter (2008)
  • AVGM (2009)
  • Spewer (2009)
  • Time Fcuk (2009)
  • Super Meat Boy, (2010), the non-flash sequel to Meat Boy.
  • The Binding of Isaac (2011)
    • Wrath of the Lamb DLC (2012)
  • The Basement Collection (2012), a boxset of his older Flash games, comics, and misc. art. Contents 
  • Facist! (2014)
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (2014), a "re-quel" featuring a new, 16-bit art style and new content.
    • Afterbirth DLC (2015)
    • Afterbirth✝ DLC (2017)
  • Fingered (2015)
  • The End Is Nigh (2017)
  • The Legend of Bum-bo (TBA)
  • Øuroboros (TBA)
  • Super Meat Boy: Forever (2018), the third instalment in the Meat Boy series.
  • Mew-Genics (TBA), a unique game summed up as a "Cat Lady Simulator". Currently on hold indefinitely.

Tropes commonly employed

  • Black Comedy: A lot of Meat Boy's cutscenes, and almost all of Isaac.
  • Body Horror
  • The Cameo: Often times characters from his other games will make crossover appearances.
  • Canon Welding: Apparently, Time Fcuk and Isaac are highly related, and Steven may even be Isaac. This just complicates things more.
  • Mind Screw: The amount varies depending on the game, but just try to piece together what The Binding of Isaac's plot really is. Coil and Time Fcuk are other major examples.
  • Surreal Horror: Some of his games, but especially his trailers, done by James Id.