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Get In The Grinder With Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine Demo & Meat Boy Sale

Opening cinematic unveiled to celebrate new demo and Super Meat Boy franchise sale
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Gothenburg, Sweden - April 3rd, 2023 - Thunderful, Headup and Team Meat are offering players their first chance to go hands-on with the next title in the Super Meat Boy universe with a demo for Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine available now on Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store.

To celebrate the release of the demo for the hazardous hardcore match-4 puzzler, you can also get a look at the opening cinematic for Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine in which we see the nefarious Dr. Fetus preparing his ruthless test chambers to use on his Super Meat Boy clones. Adding even more sizzle to the steak is the fact that Super Meat Boy and Super Meat Boy Forever are also now on sale on Steam!

Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine is a match-4 puzzler coming to PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2023. With buzzsaws, missiles and a host of other deadly hazards cooked up by Dr. Fetus in play, Mean Meat Machine brings the hardcore challenge Super Meat Boy is known for to this one-of-a-kind blend of puzzle and action gameplay. 

Puzzle your way through familiar Super Meat Boy and Super Meat Boy Forever locations like the picturesque forest, the hospital, and salt factory with dazzling backgrounds and animations created by the original Super Meat Boy and Super Meat Boy Forever artists, as well as a wonderful soundtrack by RIDICULON. There are over 100 hand-crafted levels filled with creative traps and hazards for you to beat and, if you can survive this hardcore take on a classic formula, you’ll be confronted by a gruesome boss fight at the end of each world to offer the ultimate challenge.


About Thunderful
Thunderful Group is a group of companies that develops, publishes and invests in games as well as distributes Nintendo products, games, game accessories and toys. Founded in 2017 Thunderful Games is one of the two business segments in Thunderful Group, the other being Thunderful Distribution. Over the last few years Thunderful Games has, organically and via acquisitions, grown into a global organisation with eleven development studios and over 400 employees. Besides the award-winning internal development pipeline, Thunderful Games also publishes a large number of third-party titles and invests in external game projects.

About Headup
Founded in 2009, located near Cologne in Germany and with over a decade of award-winning publishing and development history, Headup was acquired by the Thunderful group in 2021. Headup is focused on prototyping new approaches in various directions with the ambition to try out and verify fresh ideas with devotion and collaboration with the most important stakeholders - the players themselves.

About Team Meat
Meat Boy took the world by storm in 2008 when it was conceived as a free Flash game by developers Edmund McMillen and Jonathan McEntee. This devilishly difficult love letter to arcade platformers went so viral that over 8 million people played it. Due to its popularity, Team Meat founders Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes collaborated on a commercial successor that became the 2010 megahit Super Meat Boy, which went on to sell over a million copies in its first 15 months. Nearly eight years later, Super Meat Boy was still capturing the populace’s imagination as its 2018 Switch port’s launch sales nearly matched that of its 2010 debut on Xbox 360. The franchise’s latest project, Super Meat Boy Forever, was released on Epic Games Store in December 2020, with Xbox One and PlayStation versions following in April 2021 and will be coming to Android and iOS in 2023. 


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