Super Meat Boy and Binding of Isaac dev's new game funded in four minutes

Super Meat Boy and Binding of Isaac dev's new game funded in four minutes

The latest game from indie development veteran Edmund McMillen, Tapeworm, hit its funding goal on Kickstarter in just four minutes.

The title had a goal of $25,000 when it was rolled out on April 29th and at the time of writing has managed to raise almost $400,000 over 8,000 backers. The crowdfunding campaign is up for another 27 days.

Tapeworm is a brand new two-to-four-plus card game which follows in the footsteps of 2018's The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls card game. McMillen also took to Kickstarter to fund that project, raising $2.6m from 38,335 backers back in June 2018.

We caught up with McMillen to discuss how The Binding of Isaac became a card game at the time, as well as how The Binding of Isaac came into being.

The developer's 2017 title, hardcore platformer The End is Nigh, had sold more than 100,000 copies by July 2018, and saw a 1,000 per cent sales increase after co-developer Tyler Glail added Steam Workshop support for the title at the end of 2019

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