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Mew-Genics' first gameplay footage teased in gif

Mew-Genics' first gameplay footage teased in gif

Shows the miracle of childbirth.

Team Meat has shown off a few seconds of gameplay from its upcoming "cat lady simulator" Mew-Genics in the following gif. (Click on to watch.)

While the brief animation clearly portrays the miracle of kitten childbirth (kittenbirth?), Team Meat's Edmund McMillen explained on the game's development blog what's going on here in more detail.

Apparently the father, Manchester, is a rather pervy fellow who knocked up his mate, Dr. Butts, on the first go-round, suggesting that he's a potent feline. The first kitten born, Fanky 2, shares traits from both parents with his father's head shape, body and tail, but his mother's markings. Apparently in the world of Mew-Genics, these spots are considered a sign of being a pure bred, and rate higher in the cat show biz.

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Mew-Genics gets a debut trailer

Mew-Genics gets a debut trailer

Team Meat outlines the cast in a comic.

Super Meat Boy developer Team Meat has released the opening cinematic to its upcoming "crazy cat lady simulator" Mew-Genics.

Set for iOS and Steam in 2014, Mew-Genics is about raising and breeding a fantastic group of felines. There will be beauty pageants, cat fights, and races for glory that will culminate in felines determining the future of humanity.

Additionally, Team Meat released a 28-page comic/activity book about Mew-Genics at PAX that details the human cast of this adorable adventure. There's Mr. Tinkles, the "pageant dad and director of the Boone County Cat Show"; the dickish Butch, who runs backalley cat fights; mad scientist Dr. Beanies who splices felines with bizarre serums to give them extra legs or eyes; Tracy, "the only person in the world that really gives a damn about animals"; cat-racing resurrected corpse creature Frank; and Dickensian scamp Baby Jack who does what he can to get by and take care of his Nona.

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Team Meat on cats, consoles, and its wish for Super Meat Boy

Not keen on future consoles, but will develop for Nintendo if Super Meat Boy could join Super Smash Bros.

Super Meat Boy creators Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes at Team Meat really like cats. While Refenes only has one feline companion, McMillen has four - one of which, the hairless Tammy, played a fairly large role in Indie Game: The Movie, last year's high-profile film that detailed the team's plight as it created Super Meat Boy. Despite this, McMillen isn't afraid to call Tammy "a total bitch". I sure hope Tammy isn't reading this.

Edmund McMillen details his upcoming "cat lady sim" Mew-Genics

Edmund McMillen details his upcoming "cat lady sim" Mew-Genics

"A cross between The Sims and Pokemon with a sprinkling of Animal Crossing and a dash of Tamagotchi."

Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen has finally detailed his long-teased upcoming project Mew-Genics.

Touted as a "cat lady sim" on the Team Meat blog, McMillen described Mew-Genics as "a cross between The Sims and Pokemon with a sprinkling of Animal Crossing and a dash of Tamagotchi."

So basically you'll tend to a rather insane amount of cats and try to keep them all well fed and happy, which is harder than it sounds because they have a mind of their own.

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