It’s 2:00 AM on a night this past fall, and The Binding of Isaac designer Edmund McMillen is in bed, watching a livestream of people digging a hole in Santa Ana, California on his phone. In just a few hours, he’ll have to wake up for his newborn’s first doctor visit. “What the fuck are you doing?” grumbles his wife.
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is coming sometime in 2016, according to the game’s publisher, bringing official mod support, a bestiary, and more. The game’s latest expansion, Afterbirth, only launched a few weeks back. It’s unclear if this update will cost any money, but the game’s gotten lots of free updates.
Last time we checked on The Binding of Isaac community, a glitch caused people to believe the game’s missing content was part of a giant conspiracy. Instead, it was just a glitch. But in the last few days, culminating in a real-life search of Santa Cruz, California, fans did band together to solve a grand mystery.
The Binding of Isaac community lost their minds yesterday, in search of items missing from the game. Teases from designer Edmund McMillen suggested it was an elaborate, totally ridiculous mystery for players to solve. The reality is far more mundane: it was a joke, while the developer worked on a patch.
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth was supposed to add at least 120 items to the tough-as-nails roguelike. Players have only found 74. This prompted claims McMillen had lied, but it seems they’re merely...hidden. Fans are ripping the game apart to find the truth, even going so far as to read the Bible for hints.
I’ve only scratched the surface of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, the latest expansion to Edmund McMillen’s popular roguelike, but I already know what might keep me coming back: the fantastic addition of a daily challenge mode.
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, a massive expansion for Edmund McMillen’s twisted roguelike, finally arrives on October 30. Afterbirth adds new game modes—one focused on “greed,” another with daily seeded runs—and tons of new items, endings, and other secrets for players to discover.
Edmund McMillen is known for games with a twisted sense of humor, but none of them have made me feel as bad for laughing as his latest, Fingered.
The Binding of Isaac’s Edmund McMillen has a new game coming August 18 called Fingered. It’ll only cost you $1.87, and it’s a “whodunit hyperrealisic police sim where you must finger the guilty and clean up this darn city using the descriptions of the local busy bodies.” Of course!
The Binding of Isaac finally arrived on 3DS—specifically, New 3DS—a few weeks back, but it’s been a bumpy launch for roguelike fans, as they’ve run into a series of unfortunate glitches.
It’s time to make Isaac cry. Or pee. Or poop. Whichever one helps me kill the monsters, really.
Edmund McMillen is hard at work on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth’s upcoming expansion, Afterbirth, and one of the new items will feel familiar to Nintendo fans. Is that a pokeball?!
The Binding of Isaac has been teased for Nintendo platforms over the years, but it’s finally happening, and without any content changes whatsoever. (This was a joke.) The addictive roguelike hits New 3DS, Wii U, and Xbox One “soonish.”
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The Binding of Isaac already received a major update with The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth last year, but designer Edmund McMillen is moving full speed ahead on a proper expansion. Today, McMillen revealed the add-on, which doesn't yet have a release date, will be called Afterbirth.
The brutally tough Binding of Isaac is a game that manages to be extremely disturbing, despite having a cartoony art style. Now, it's gotten a very creepy tribute in a fake cinematic teaser that will almost certainly give some folks nightmares.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is finally making its way to consoles on November 5th, creator Edmund McMillen announced today. He's been talking about a console-compatible remake of his famously difficult and emotionally disturbing game for a while now, so this is pretty exciting. The new(ish) game will be available…
Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen's cat Guppy recently passed away. He's understandably heartbroken. An item in Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, however, will ensure that Guppy's small furry legacy lives on.
There's a new Binding of Isaac coming to PC and PlayStation, and it's nearly ready for release. Series creator Edmund McMillen just released a video of the bloody, malformed roguelike madness. As a recovering BOI addict I'm worried about my ability to function in everyday society.