Team Meat Discusses "Cat Identities" in Mew-Genics

Team Meat Discusses "Cat Identities" in Mew-Genics

Thugged-out pussy

The cats in Mew-Genics, just like those in the real world, will have personalities ranging from passive to psychotic.

Cats, as any cat owner will tell you, have their own unique personalities. Some are fat and lazy; some are remorseless thrill-killers; some seem to find it endlessly amusing to vomit behind the television. It's a reality of the beast that Team Meat seems committed to duplicating, as much as possible, in its upcoming Mew-Genics.

"When a kitten is born its assigned a few cat types based on its stats, there is a large range of cat types from lazy to sexy, from passive to psychotic. each cat type comes with its own set of animations, moves and other visual effects, but most important is that they also effect how the cat behaves," Team Meat co-founder Edmund McMillen explained on the studio's blog.

"There are literally 100s of pieces of furniture your cats can identify with when born but the ones that effect them the most are 'furniture sets'," he continued. "These large items tend to be the foundation of your house, where you place things and where the cats are fed/sleep/die and its these sets that bring the most influence over what the cat identifies as."

Other identity types are represented by "hats" and "costumes," but these elements aren't stored in the cat's DNA and thus cannot be bred. There's also a chance that a cat will identify with an item so strongly that it will actually acquire an element of that item as a piece of its own body, but while that type of mutant is very rare, it is permanent and can be bred into future generations.

"Each mutation or costume comes with its own stat padding, so you could possibly birth an aggressive cat from a passive family because of all that rap music coming out of your ghetto blaster! then utilize that change in behavior to breed a new strand of hyper aggressive kittens that are very into gangster rap then storm the cat fights with your epic army of thugged out pussy," McMillen wrote. But he also noted that the aggression could be caused by a brain tumor rather than rap music - birth defects and genetic diseases will apparently also play a role in your cat's development and behavior.

Source: Team Meat

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This sounds way more interesting than it has any right to be. A game about breeding cats? I'll have to look into that... Also, I laughed at the idea of rap music causing tumors.

"Thugged out pussy."

Ratchet.

I'm looking forward to this. Partly because the concept sounds awesome, partly because Edmund McMillen is one of the best indie developers that exists right now.

Oh, Edmund. Maybe one of these days you'll break out of that mold and finally do something unique in your game development career.

So they can pass on traits caused by their environment... is it just me or do these cats follow Lamarckian evolution? I would consider getting the game but I've already got enough pussies in real life to take care of.

Why can't I throw money at this yet, that's the real question.

I wonder if you can have a cat squad that breaks up neighborhood fights.

Well, the trailer looks like shit, but it sounds good...

Game looks like the Chao Garden from Sonic Adventure redesigned by a psychopath. Incidentally, that's all I've ever wanted from a video game.

Another eerie similarity: I have convincing evidence that listening to the rap music in Sonic Adventure will lead to the development of brain tumors.

Doopliss64:
Game looks like the Chao Garden from Sonic Adventure redesigned by a psychopath. Incidentally, that's all I've ever wanted from a video game.

Another eerie similarity: I have convincing evidence that listening to the rap music in Sonic Adventure will lead to the development of brain tumors.

Do you mean the fantastic sonix rap pumpkin hill with Sam B?

My name is Fiction:

Doopliss64:
Game looks like the Chao Garden from Sonic Adventure redesigned by a psychopath. Incidentally, that's all I've ever wanted from a video game.

Another eerie similarity: I have convincing evidence that listening to the rap music in Sonic Adventure will lead to the development of brain tumors.

Do you mean the fantastic sonix rap pumpkin hill with Sam B?

I don't know, I can't even comprehend what I've just heard. Listening to a combination of Knuckles and Sam B is a foolproof way to replicate the mental processes of a protagonist from an H.P. Lovecraft story.

This 'Cat-Lady' simulator just keeps getting better. I hope feature creep won't delay the launch, but it looks like it will.

 

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