Boiling It Down: Game Design in Super Meat Boy

GP Blogger, Matthew Root writes, "With each passing year, videogame genres evolve as innovative developers add complexity and new features to keep their games fresh. Super Meat Boy bucks that trend with game design that goes in the opposite direction. Team Meat, the independent developers of Super Meat Boy, chose to strip down the mechanics that have been built around the platform genre over time and then construct their game with a minimalist design that offers a straightforward experience. Rather than trying to do too many things, Super Meat Boy excels because it instead focuses with pinpoint accuracy on doing one thing perfectly..."

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