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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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

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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
45.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
All of these games are available on Newgrounds (.) com for free. I was looking for a newer version of these games or something that wasn't already available for free. The only purpose of buying this collection is to donate money to the creator. Other than that, it is pointless to pay for it.
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225 of 239 people (94%) found this review helpful
122 people found this review funny
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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58 of 64 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
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 52 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
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 45 people (80%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
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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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
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 !)


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).


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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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
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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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
8/10 Great Games in 1

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.


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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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15.8 hrs
Posted: October 17
Fantastic game. Huge fan of Edmund's work, would recommend buying this. Cheap price, features lots of brilliant bonus stuff, higher quality games, achievements, several hours of your time to sink in.


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-{A★T}- blazingrager33
9.9 hrs
Posted: October 16
A collection of Edmund McMillen's flash games, with a bit of bonus content. If you want to support the artist, buy them here, if not, you can play these all online for free. Of course, I am of the more generous type, given the great games Edmund has brought us.
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50.1 hrs
Posted: October 15
I played the newgrounds version of Time ♥♥♥♥ a LONG time ago and a bit after that I came across this game, It included a longer version Time ♥♥♥♥ which I really liked and bought it simply for that reason.

Now that I have the game I can safely say this was $3.99 well spent.

It has lots and lots of games, unlockables, and achivements and love a lot about this game!
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apian patellae
2.3 hrs
Posted: October 14
collection of action packed games in which you click on enemy gamers in various ways
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3.7 hrs
Posted: October 3
A nice collection of indie games, with fresh ideas and some hours of fun. Varying from adventure games to puzzles, a should try for indie lovers.

A more experienced gamer will probably recognize the author(s) and/or the titles contained in here, so there may be a value beyond the games themselves.

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17.7 hrs
Posted: September 30
If you enjoy any of Edmund's work then you should get this. A lot of fun and you can see how Edmund developed his style in his later games.

Don't recommend as a starter to Ed's work though.
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Pope Urban II
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 29
None of the games are particularly 11/10, but it's cool to see some of Edmund's earlier ideas and how they developed into and were referenced in more recent stuff like Super Meat Boy and Isaac. Also it's only $4.
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12.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
This guy...he has his way with games that require determination. Same with isaac, the god achievements/bonus content make this far more than just a bunch of flash games. Its a ♥♥♥♥ing challenge. It's there to test your determination (Yes this is undertale refference)
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Spooky Cate
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
This is a collection of Edmund's games, and it is only recommended for fans of Edmund Mcmillen!

All these games can be played for free on Newgrounds, but the collection also comes with sketches, music and footage from Indie Game the Movie.

Good games and good music.
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