The Binding of Isaac is one of the most unlikely success stories for a religious roguelike on Steam. But ever since going on to sell a million copies, the game has built up some tremendous praise from everyone. Now, you’ll be able to get all sacrilegious on your couch, and with a buddy.
In a post-mortem on Gamasutra, creator Edmund McMillen wrote about the experiences and what’s in store for the future of Isaac. McMillen revealed that Nicalis’ Tyrone Rodriguez was interested in porting the game to other consoles. McMillen accepted but with conditions. It must have the expansion he planned for the game but was too big for Flash, local co-op, 16-bit graphics and he wanted nothing to do with the business side of things, unlike with Super Meat Boy.
We still don’t know what consoles Isaac will come to next year as it’s too early to tell. That being said, both Sony and Microsoft have expressed interest in putting it on their service as a downloadable title. It could even get on Nintendo’s Wii U e-Shop, as the company might have softened up since trying to port the original game to the 3DS.
With Nicalis on McMillen’s side, they shouldn’t have many problems porting it over. Nicalis has put Cave Story and VVVVVV on downloadable platforms like WiiWare and Steam so they’re no stranger to the downloadable market. I’m madly looking forward to this remake since Isaac is such a wonderful experience for a low price on Steam.
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