A collection of 9 award winning indie games from the creator of "Binding of isaac" and "Super Meat Boy"!
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Release Date: Aug 31, 2012

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"Edmund McMillen made a ton of great web games before his runaway success with Super Meat Boy. This collection includes many of his earlier works!"

About This Game

The Basement Collection is a compilation of 9 award winning indie games by Edmund McMillen, creator of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac. All of the games featured in the collection have been revamped and updated, featuring bonus chapters, new music, art and other extras.

The Basement Collection includes:
  • Aether ( an exploration adventure game )
  • Time Fcuk ( a dark puzzle game )
  • Spewer ( a physics based platformer )
  • Meat Boy ( the super meat boy prototype )
  • Grey Matter ( an anti shooter )
  • Coil (an experimental game )
  • Triachnid (a physics based spider sim)

The collection also features 2 secret unlockable games and tons of unlockable comics, sketch books and even never before scene stock footage from Indie Game: The Movie.

Key Features

  • 8 full games, featuring new content, achievements and development extras.
  • 8 unlockable extras featuring bonus games, comics, sketch books and videos.
  • A full collection soundtrack, featuring over 30 full length tracks from games featured as well as fan made bonus tracks.
  • Over 30 minutes of audio interviews.
  • Over 20 minutes of video extras from Indie Game: The Movie, (15 minutes of never before scene footage).
  • Over 15 pages of development sketches and character designs.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Dual Core +
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia 9800 +
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Dual Core +
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia 9800 +
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Only for fans of Edmund Mcmillen.

Not recommended for people physically healthy and psychologically stable
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Its edmunds games!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
A collection of different flash games by the creator of Gish and The Binding of Isaac- Edmund McMillan. It's a pretty nice collection, and having them all together with a bit of an arcade element is fun. However, I'm not sure about the price.
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This game is just a mish mosh of a couple of flash games put into one pack of stuff. So I guess I'll just go by each game:
-Meat Boy
It's alright, it's just like super meat boy except with worse controls. Just go play super meat boy.
-Triachnid
This ♥♥♥♥en game is really ♥♥♥♥en annoying you gotta drag the 3 legged spiders legs and make it move and there is absolutely no ♥♥♥♥ing way. It's not fun at all. You just die for no reason and there are stupid maggot things you gotta collect and 1 is impossible. The music in this is pretty ♥♥♥♥.
-Aether
Probably the best one, you just float around in space and visit different planets and solve puzzles. It's actually kinda fun even if it is really short.
-Time ♥♥♥♥
WTF. This is a puzzle game where you shift between planes or something like plenty of other puzzle games out there. It gets really difficult at the end and there are ♥♥♥♥ puzzles made by the community and some are actually impossible. Also the music is really annoying.
-Spewer
A game where you spew ♥♥♥♥ out do puzzles way too ♥♥♥♥ing hard. WTF were they thinking. It's no fun if you have to do the same ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ level 1 million times coz the game keeps lagging, in a bloody flash game. This game was really ♥♥♥♥ing laggy, I think maybe it was the spikes or the goo or something but it was no good. Too ♥♥♥♥ing hard.
-Grey Matter
You fly around and destroy ships like geometry wars or something. Pretty boring.

Then there is one where you just click a light switch and make stuff appear on the screen. you're supposed to click it like 100,000 times or something. Couldn't imagin why i would wanna do that.

In the end a bunch of ♥♥♥♥ games doesn't make a good one. I dunno why I would wanna look at pictures of Edward McMillen when he was a kid.

2/12

OH and there's a game called coil. Thats how memorable it is.
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Pretentious indie ♥♥♥♥. Thank god I got this in a ♥♥♥♥ty 1$ bundle.
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2 of 15 people (13%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
לשלם למשחקי פלאש
420/69
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
it would be fun they said. No places to get mad they said. No aliens they said. no broken bones they said,
THIS IS ALL A LIE NOW BUY THE DAMN GAME
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
You're not likely going to like all the games in this collection, but you're going to find something you love.

Aether is a thoughtful and beautiful journey, Spewer is a delightful and inventive puzzle game, Time ♥♥♥♥ has a disjointed and anxious charm, and it's cool to see Meat Boy's origins. The other games included were weaker titles for me. Grey Matter didn't communicate its complexities to the player very well, Triachnid was interesting, but ultimately not fun, and Coil is a noble experiment that doesn't really entertain.

But here's the thing: You can like half of these games (maybe not the same ones as me) and still have a great time with the basement collection.

A lot of these games can be found online, but fans of McMillen's twisted art style will probably enjoy all the unlockable concept art, comics, etc.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Pay money for free flash games? No. Pay money for free flash games and bonus documentaries? DONE!
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
deffinitly a god time waster. has lots of puzzles and platformers that are a great cure for boredom. it also comes with alot of extras when you're done. my personal favorite game is aether
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
These games are great! keep reading as to why I say no though.

Well I would love to say buy this game... however I don't see why you would when you can play all of these games... free... on the internet.. in a flash form...
It's not even piracy, it's just straight up free, Edmund started out by making these games as flashes, no they still are! Even binding of issac is availiable in flash format!

Look just play them, they're fun I love them they bring some interesting artistic nonsense to a world that kind of sucks (our world) These games are just good to relax to.

Personal Favorites :
Aether
Steven being stuck in a loop (Time F c u k) (name of the game not swear evasion no B& pliz)
aaaaaaaaand Meatboy.

Story: 65/70 (Solid.)
Gameplay: 50/70 (Can't give it to all of them.)
Presentation: 70/70 (Danny B is a good boy.)
Soundtrack: 70/70 (fantastic.)
Replayability: 10/70
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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Edmund McMillen is a professional troll and game designer with a perverted and vile sense of humor. He's also a genius. He's the man behind the modern classics Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac, titles you should already recognize if you've been a Steam gamer for any amount of time.

The Basement Collection is a compilation of his old flash games which made him famous on Newgrounds. Granted, it's an excellent compilation, complete with tons of extra levels and DVD extras, but whether it's worth your time or not really just boils down to the question "How eager are you to play these games again?"

I say this, because this collection mainly exists for historical significance alone. The games themselves are low-res, glitchy, have mildly-to-maddeningly infuriating controls, and most of them are simply exercises in masochism. They’re the type of game you beat just to be able to say you beat it, and that it’s finally over with. In other words, a good challenge. But if you want to unlock all the extras that make this package worth the money, you’ve got to play through the games again. So it all comes down to how appealing that sounds to you.

If these games are important to you and mean something to you, if they were the games that defined your childhood and the games you'd secretly play in computer lab in high school or something, hey, I respect that. Buy it without hesitation and support the man who gave you hours of joy in your youth. We all have our nostalgia bombs and we have every right to indulge.

But if you've never played these games before, there are much better Edmund McMillen games on the market, as well as better games to play for their historical significance alone; I recommend seeking those out instead.

(Oh, and it’s also quite hard to 100%, so achievement hunters beware!)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
8/10 Great Games in 1

SHORT VERSION :
If you do know Edmund McMIllen you would know that his games are most made in flash and they're more like a painting or some sort of art.
This is a collection of his best works
For Edmund fans this game pack is a no-brainer.

LONG VERSION

Edmund McMillen is a real artistic game developer. He has done almost all of my favourite games.

This gamepack does including these games :

Aether :
I dont know what to say about this game actually it's kind of a sandbox game but it's not.
It has real objectives and it contains lots of content.
You're playing as some kind of guy who has a flying spiderman kind thingy who can grap on clouds.
You have to travel around planets and help their problems. If you've done anything the planet will be happy and you can go to the next place. As every Edmund game this has some kind of similarity to other McMillen games. It has lots of mistery and it keeps you playing towards to the end.

Time ♥♥♥♥ :

I think this game is a real badass thing. You are as steven who you should know from BOI if you have played it for even like 1 or 2 hours. Its style is very simple its kind of like Limbo but it has its own originality. It has some story line in it but i never did follow that i just played like when i played BOI for the first time.
This game should give you a mind♥♥♥♥ if you play enough.
I really liked this you should really try this out.

Spewer :

As it says its a physics based platformer. Uhhh . yeah kind of but it has some funky and ugly stuff at the same time.
I mean it has puking yourself in the air in it and things like that.
It has weird things going on. I really liked this when i played this for the first time but as a flash game its really simple and not very addictive for a longer playtime.

Meat Boy:

Meat Boy is a 2d platformer just like spewer and time ♥♥♥♥ but its really hard compared to time ♥♥♥♥ because this game needs some skill to play it not really just logic .
I really liked this one as its "complete" game the super meatboy.
Im sure you will like it if you like hard platformers.

Grey Matter :

Ok grey matter is the game that i never liked as much as the others. It is a 2d shooter game like these old-school spaceship shooter games but with a twist. Its kind of hard and i can't say too much about this game because i didnt play with it too much.

Coil :

Coil is the game thats not really a game. It is a story for real. It has some s*x and i didnt really comprehend its true meaning.
My thinking is that its about you know.... I dont really wanna tell more about this.

Triachnid :

This game is a little slow-moving and kind of turn based but its real time but its a little hard to control.
Triachnid is a spider physics game. You do play as a spider and you have to get from point a to point b.
It has a real addictive way to get in love with pyhics based games. I really liked this one i hope you'll too


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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Absolutely good, the price for the whole package is fair enough ! Emphasis for the Time ♥♥♥♥, it already pays the price of the package. Original soundtrack and disturbing, those who liked of Binding of isaac will like this for sure
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
I am being paid money to play games 420/10 -IGN
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Must have if you like Super Meat Boy and The Binding Of Isaac.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
There's not a lot to say about The Basement Collection that the name does not already convey. Not to say they are all garbage but the strings are visible and the limitations are frustrating.

Aether, Time ♥♥♥♥ and Spewer are definitely the stand out titles, although the last two suffer particularly due to a lack of controller support. Platforming in flash is bad enough but with a keyboard it's repugnant.

Grey Matter is an uninspired asteroid style shooter, Coil is some experimental wank and Triachnid is a "spider-sim" which involves you having to move each of it's three legs, one at a time by mouse. It's tedious to say the least.

Finally Meat Boy is what it says on the tin; ever wanted to play Super Meat Boy with worse graphics, music, controls and on a keyboard? You're in luck! Nostalgia for the small crowd of people who were teenagers when Newgrounds was still "a thing".

The Basement Collection is certainly a fascinating insight into the works that came before Super Meat Boy and the Binding of Isaac but from a gameplay perspective it is completely primitive and tiresome.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This definatly isn't a waste of 'Time ♥♥♥♥'
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
If your a fan of the binding of isaac play this
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I like Team Meat and Edmund Mcmillen, but I wouldn't bother with this collection, you'll get bored very quickly, and most of the games feel like there is no point and that they are unfinished, which make sense because they are somewhat unfinished.
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