The Binding of Isaac is such a strange game. I mean lets be honest, here you have a game where a naked abused child is battling monsters of all kinds in his mother’s basement. And, of course, all his mother wants to do is sacrifice the boy like the disembodied voice told her to.
But, as bizarre as the game is, it’s good. I mean, it’s really, REALLY good. It’s well designed, interesting and fun.
At least, I thought so. And — for once — it seems like a lot of people agree with me.
In less than a year, this game — loosely based off of a Bible story — has sold 700,000 copies. Even the game’s developer, Edmund McMillen, is shocked. In fact, he sent out an email saying “Who would have thought a game about an abused child fighting off his mother with his tears could ever sell 700k copies in less than a year? Not me, that’s for ****ing sure.”
As it turns out, the game did have a little nudge recently with the release of the Wrath of Lamb DLC. This was both the largest and final batch of content to be pushed for Isaac.
In addition to telling everyone how surprised he is that Isaac has sold so many copies, McMillen has made another announcement.
He’s working with Tyler Glaiel of Eyebrow Interactive to remaster three of his flash games — Aether, Time Fcuk and Spewer. The three will have achievements added and be bundled together with an unnamed unlockable game in “The Basement Collection”.
The collection will be available in a few months on Steam for only $3.