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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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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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Overall:
Very Positive (778 reviews)
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tem
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
you get nine games in one, cant go wrong with that
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Askavich
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
I don't know why I have this game. But it's fun.
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Sean6258
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
A fascinating look into developer Edmund McMillen's development stories, cycles, life, and mind.

I really enjoy this collection. Many of these games are ones I played during the early days of Newgrounds. It's quite nostalgic. They're still entertaining, of course, but...

I think the main selling point for this game is all the extras. All the inside looks. The more I read, listen, and watch, the more I understand Edmund's way of creating games. In turn, I like to think it'll help me become better as well.

If you're at all interested in game development or Edmund McMillen (his life, games, etc), I would pick this up. For such a low price, it's a fantastic deal.
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jacgod1711
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Get it in ya
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wildnose03
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
I fully support a new way to give Edmund money.
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Steely Alpha
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
Loved being able to play all of these old, and not all finished games was a fun experience. Spewer is definitly the best. 9/10
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Ingenium
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Purchased as part of a bundle at some point in the distant past, I'm not a huge fan of the "rinse and repeat" style of game that you'll see in Super Meat Boy and the hundreds of clones of that style. That said, this is a good collection if you can find it for a few dollars!
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woot000
( 51.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
that game where I had to click over a hundred thousand times to get flash assets to drag around and eventually get colored was my favorite game in the collection
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Wedge
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Uh… it’s not what I expected. Do your research before you own this.
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Cravemonic
( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
Ever wanted to go back in time where there were only Sega, Nintendo and Atari consoles and play old games? Then this pack is for you, dude who reads reviewes and still thinks that every review is 100% legit.

Pretty much all games (except clicking game, cause that thing is a pure evil) are good, worth the price and they teach you a lot of live lessons if you pay attention. Personally, i liked playing Aether, its chilling music and atmosphere are delightful (can work as a good and cheap sedative).
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Exchange Student
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
The Basement Collection is essentially a library of past flash games made by Edmund McMillen, the developer infamously known for creating titles such as The Binding Of Isaac and Super Meat Boy, both extremly fun and unique games in their own right. It shows the progression of Edmund throughout not just his developing career but also his life with drawings done by him as a child and sketches of characters that later were put into his games as unlockables from beating games. It is a rather interesting Collection and if you are a fan of McMillen's games i would definatelly recommend picking it up. But aside from all that, the real selling point, the highlight of this collection is the inclusion of a man hanging from a noose when you exit the game, not only that but his face changes seemingly at random, absolutelly breathtaking. 10/10
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dokterschlonz
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
a pile of 1 trick pony flash games. not very interesting.
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Crepto
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
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Balbus the Onion Wizard
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
If you like the weird-♥♥♥ games made by Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac, Fingered, etc.), then you will like this game, as it is a bunch of games made by him (in case you didn't know). All of the games on here are pretty dank (good) and (as always) kinda weird, but in a good way. I can't say my favorite game on there specifically (cuz it's a secret game that you unlock later), but I will say that it is the clicky game (you will know what I'm talking abot when you get it). Honestly, I only like it cuz of the song :P
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AaToSMeD
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
It is essentially 9 games in 1. Some may be a hit for you while others may be a miss. Not all of them may be your cup of tea. Either way, it is a solid deal no matter what your verdict is.
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Deve_mahn
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
this game was fun when i used to enjoy playing boi (ill probaly start playing it again around summer time like i did last year) but it could be fun to people who enjoy the game simaler to this but even when i played nothing but boi i did not feel i liked this game as much as as boi now thats just my opinion i now there will be hater out there andi my mate was to see this he wountd be the happiest as he playing nothing but boi all day every day 24/7 365 days a year
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saltmummy626
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
I bought it for triachnid. Unfortunatly, my computer bluescreened and the harddrive failed after I played it once and now I am supersticiously driven away from it. It was fun though, and I swear it won't bluescreen your PC. Triachnid is the best.
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Our Brave Hero
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
Unfortunately this game breaks very easily and can become unplayable after only a few minutes of playtime. Not sure exactly what causes it when someone can play a brand new game that requires extremely high-level equipment and then this collection of flash mini-games craps out constantly. There will be constant lag and in some cases the games will freeze on some screens and screw up all your progress in that game until that point. If you want to play the games in this collection, go play the original flash versions I guess.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
It is essentially 9 games in 1. Some may be a hit for you while others may be a miss. Not all of them may be your cup of tea. Either way, it is a solid deal no matter what your verdict is.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
The Basement Collection is essentially a library of past flash games made by Edmund McMillen, the developer infamously known for creating titles such as The Binding Of Isaac and Super Meat Boy, both extremly fun and unique games in their own right. It shows the progression of Edmund throughout not just his developing career but also his life with drawings done by him as a child and sketches of characters that later were put into his games as unlockables from beating games. It is a rather interesting Collection and if you are a fan of McMillen's games i would definatelly recommend picking it up. But aside from all that, the real selling point, the highlight of this collection is the inclusion of a man hanging from a noose when you exit the game, not only that but his face changes seemingly at random, absolutelly breathtaking. 10/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Uh… it’s not what I expected. Do your research before you own this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
It's like a digital abortion.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
265 of 278 people (95%) found this review helpful
112 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Only for fans of Edmund Mcmillen.

Not recommended for people physically healthy and psychologically stable
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53 of 59 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Only for fans of Edmund Mcmillen.
I mean, You might not like every single title, but the collection as a whole is a real treat.
Very good collection.
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46 of 53 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
A great collection of many games such as;
Aether: Interesting, but repetitive
Spewer: A platformer with a twist, propel yourself with vomit. Great
Coil: Disturbing game about ♥♥♥♥ and demon fetuses and children...? I question Edmund McMillen's sanity
Triachnid: Fun but buggy game where you control a 'thing' to get to the end of each level
AVGM: Click 18,000,000 times. Have fun
Time F**k: A platformer with interesting twists
Grey Matter: Classic arcade game about matching kill combos etc.
Meat Boy: The Super Meat Boy prototype made in Flash
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43 of 49 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Is it even possible to review this? I mean, all this game is, is edward mcmillan bundling every flash game he ever made into one compendium that manages to be worth a tiny amount of money. While it isn't possible to review it, it is possible to recommend it.
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2013
Ed Mcmillen is, arguably, a video game auteur (though, no one would really contest that). If he isn't an auteur yet, he certainly is a recognizable personality and a welcome individual to the world of video games.

The Basement Collection is a bundle of Mcmillen's flash work prior to his big hits ("Super How the Hell Did I Miscalculate That?" and "The Binding of Why The Hell Can't I Stop Playing?"). So, the big question is, do the games hold up?

Well like any art or artist, it takes time to develop skill and hone one's-oh wait, nevermind these games are gold. Honestly, you would think that at some point Mcmillen and his team screwed up and made an awful game somewhere and had to bury it like a dirty secret.

None of these games are some crayon drawing that a parent puts on the fridge to make themselves or their children feel better. The games included in this compilation are all fascinating and top notch, and all of them feel very different from one another. These games all share the familar Team Meat aesthetic and challenge. Out of the games here there should definitely be at least one that will warrant a purchase from you. Maybe it will be the somber story of the adventure game Aether? Or maybe the frantic Grey Matter? Maybe Time ♥♥♥♥, the perplexing puzzle platformer with a dark twist? If you can't find one game here to enjoy, there honestly might be nothing that pleases you.
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45 of 64 people (70%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
>Be an Edumnd fan
>See this game
>ehh mahh gurddik
>Buy it
>Installing takes hours of minutey seconds
>Play it
>Start with Spewer
>It lags. Seriously
>Try every game
>They all lag
>Go back to newgrounds as a dirty peasant
12/10 would support edmund again
The games are still very good if your computer is from NASA a little better than mine.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Just the bonus content and extra levels AND ad-free flash games, you can have my $4!
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
TL;DR : An amazing set of original indie flash games, each single one has something great about it. Amazing gameplays, great music, some original stories, a great art style... A must have if you're into simple and quick indie games, and if you like other Edmund McMillen's games. Definitely worth its price.

The Basement Collection is a collection of different indie flash games, created mostly by the creators of Super Meat Boy / The Binding of Isaac.

Story / Setting

Most of what the games have to offer is their gameplay and art style, but some of these games have a really unique story. Meat Boy and Spewer barely even have one for example, whereas Coil is really story driven, even if its story is not really clear, and it requieres your own interpretation of the game. Time ♥♥♥♥ and Aether's stories are present and interesting, but really aren't the core of the games. Finaly, if you unlock AVGM, I'd say that its the game that has the most meaning in the list, this game is litteraly a parody of other games and is only worth playing if you understand what the games is making fun of (or if you want the achievements !)

Gameplay

Trust me, there's going to be at least one game that you'll enjoy playing in there. Most of the games are hard to beat completely, like, really hard. Even if you reach the "end" of the game, there's going to be advanced levels or achievements that will take a while to beat and obtain.

I guess you already know how Meat Boy works, since it's basically the original version of Super Meat Boy (one of the best and most challenging platformer I know of). Spewer is an amazing platformer as well, but requieres a bit more tactics than Meat Boy. Aether is like... the smallest sandbox game I've played, it's fun to play and really is different from all these really hard games. I didn't play Triachnid much but it's gameplay is quite unique, even if I found it a bit boring after a while. Grey-Matter is like one of these old Starship arcade games, it's hard to describe. It was fun but I'm a noob at it :( Time ♥♥♥♥ was my favorite one to play and has an awesome idea behind it. It requieres a lot of attention and reactivity, especially in the harder levels. I'd say that it's half puzzle, half platformer, it reminded me of Fez in a way. The only problem with it was the saving system, make sure you click "exit" on the right, under the person who speaks to you (no spoiler) so that the game saves your progress, and try to quit the game with the in game option (top left).

Performance

Knowing it's a flash game... the performance was pretty bad for what the games had to offer, but it was totally playable. I did have to lower my screen resolution to play Spewer and Aether properly, as the games were quite laggy (kinda like the first Binding of Isaac was, for me). The game can't be rendered by my GPU (because it's flash I guess ?!) and uses integrated intel graphics :( Probably won't be an issue if you have a desktop PC with more a more recent CPU.

Style / Graphics

As always with Ed, i'm not dissapointed. It's not as full of weird wonderful things as The binding of Isaac, but pretty much each game has it's own look and feel. Triachnid and Aether were especially enjoyable to play simply because of their art style. Time ♥♥♥♥ wasn't especially nice visualy, (I know that the pixelated look was what was desired) but the game clearly isn't about it's graphics. Finally, the music. Wow. Danny Baranowsky is by far my favorite video game soundtrack composer. If after playing Time ♥♥♥♥, Meat Boy and AVGM, you don't have the melodies stuck in your head you must be deaf.
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34 of 47 people (72%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2015
Got far in a difficult game. Exitted thinking it would save.


It didn't save.
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
Pay money for free flash games? No. Pay money for free flash games and bonus documentaries? DONE!
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53 of 85 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2014
Edmund McMillen
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
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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40 of 63 people (63%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
11/10 better than my uncles basement.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2012
This is a collection of Flash games that 1 man did the art for. The great quicky cartoonishly happy yet strangely horrific art. Basically you get this collection for the Meatboy prototype. That's worth the $3 it takes to buy it. A lot of these games seem like precursors to Meatboy. A lot of platformers, one unique asteroids type of game and not much else. Its worth $3 but not much more.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
This game is great for seeing some of Edmund's earlier works. Besides the art, exclusive videos, and other secrets to unlock, the games are just plain fun. Some of them make you think really hard, while others are more relaxing. All of them, though, have the unique Edmund M spin.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
This is a great collection of Ed McMillan's work, and really gives you some insight into the development of his games, as well as offering a personal look into his life and inspirations.

It's not for you if:
-you don't like SMB and Binding of Isaac
or
-upon seeing this collection you thought "but I can play these games for free!!"

You might not like every single title, but the collection as a whole is a real treat.
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