If you envision Microsoft's nebulous certification process as a sadistic Super Meat Boy
level -- some lava pits here, a few saw blades everywhere
-- you may understand why a tiny weakling of a file, less than 1MB in size, spent over 3 months attempting to survive the gauntlet unscathed. Yes, the Super Meat Boy
patch, which should cover up all of the squishy protagonist's oozing faults (including that auto-save glitch
), is now available on Xbox Live Arcade. Just launch the game to download it automatically.
With the XBLA version corrected, Team Meat can continue pushing new content
to "Teh Internets," the in-game hub that hosts free, downloadable levels. Indie developer Gaijin Games is constructing a level pack for Commander Video, and Michael "Kayin" O'Reilly -- indefensibly evil creator of I Wanna Be The Guy
-- is making some Kid-unfriendly levels. Team Meat's Edmund McMillen says that a pack remixing Super Meat Boy
's best bits is also on the way. "We also have a few other devs lined up but we want to space level updates out a bit," he tells us.
The game's level editor and level portal will be live on Steam "as soon as possible," he adds, and "we will also have a few cool bits of info about the future of SMB around that time as well." So ... that's a lot of incoming levels. When you've conquered all of them, it'll be time to concern yourself with a different kind of certification -- that of your inevitable insanity.