Announced about a month ago, Edmund McMillen will unleash ‘The Basement Collection’ August 31st on Steam. The collection consists of 9 games (8 from McMillen’s past) and a veritable ton of special features, all for the dirt cheap price of $4. Among the special features, McMillen is including 15 minutes of unused stock footage from Indie Game: The Movie, over 30 pages of development documents and sketches, 6 playable prototype builds and over 40 minutes of developer commentary.
For long time fans of McMillen’s work, The Basement Collection represents a huge cross-section of the developer’s work, including Time Fcuk, Aether, Spewer, Grey Matter, Triachnid, Meat Boy, Coil, and two mystery games. It’s also a great way for new fans (such as myself) to see his earlier projects, and see how McMillen’s work has evolved leading up to his better known work, Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac.
For those interested, Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes are taking a final round of Grey Matter/Team Meat questions to be answered and included in the developer commentary of The Basement Collection. Head over to McMillen’s Formspring to ask the duo a question.