Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine hardcore puzzle game is due to hit Linux via Steam Deck with Windows PC. Thanks to further details and information from developer Headup Development. While working to evolve onto Steam this year.
Thunderful, Headup and Team Meat is eager to unveil a new game in the Super Meat Boy universe. This also happens to feature Meat Boy’s archnemesis, Dr. Fetus. Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine is a match-4 puzzler. Due to offer up a unique twist by the evil Dr. Fetus in 2023. With buzzsaws, missiles, and a host of other deadly hazards cooked up by Dr. Fetus in play. Mean Meat Machine is due to bring the hardcore challenge Super Meat Boy is known for. Doing so to this one of a kind blend of hardcore puzzle and action gameplay. On top of that, we also have details for native support.
Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine runs fine on Steam Deck via the Proton layer though as it is not very hardware heavy.
Headup Development is not planning to have a native version available at launch. Since this is a choice based on effort vs. earnings. Once again it comes down to Linux market share. As a result, the Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine dev’s only see 2-3% of players using Linux. Plus, according to the email reply, the dev team is not well versed in native builds. Resulting in Proton support via Steam Deck.
Due note, this does not mean a native build will never happen. If the Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine release is successful, the devs hope to “schedule in the resources to support Linux in the future.” Which would be better on Steam Deck.
Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine | Announcement Trailer
Puzzle your way through familiar Super Meat Boy and Super Meat Boy Forever locations. Such as the picturesque forest, the hospital, and salt factory. Along with impressive backgrounds and animations created by the original Super Meat Boy and Super Meat Boy Forever artists. There is a great soundtrack for Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine by RIDICULON. There are over 100 hand-crafted levels. All full of creative traps and hazards for you to beat. So, if you can survive this hardcore puzzle title, which is a take on a classic formula, you’ll face a gruesome boss fight. Which you are due to face at the end of each world to offer the ultimate challenge.
Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine takes place right after the events of Super Meat Boy Forever. After analysis of Meat Boy, the nefarious Dr. Fetus now has all the data he needs to create the perfect Meat Boy clone. There’s just one problem: The DNA sample he has is not a perfect specimen. Which in turn yields some…less than perfect clones. Dr. Fetus’ solution is to create a bunch of ruthless test chambers. These are due to weed out the crap clones from the good ones. The specimens start out looking nothing like Meat Boy. But over time that grossly lovable face that Dr. Fetus hates so much, starts to emerge. Perfect clones are just on the horizon in Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine.
Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine hardcore puzzle game is coming to Steam in 2023. No release date just yet. But support is coming via Steam Deck with Windows PC. So be sure to Wishlist the game on Steam.