The Legend of Bum-bo emerges from the sewer after a very difficult year

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The Legend of Bum-bo is a roguelike puzzle sport from The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen. It launched final yr in a little bit of a shambles, and McMillen and Bum-bo’s programmer James Interactive labored to push out a collection of patches. After guarantees of a free DLC to make up for the rocky launch, each males went quiet. McMillen has recently taken to Steam to apologise for the yr of silence, and to elucidate what occurred.

As defined above, The Legend of Bum-bo’s tough launch required an intense interval of patching within the weeks following its launch, McMillen explains. “James labored non cease for days to repair bugs and replace the sport after months of crunch” and wound up exhausted and deeply depressed.

“As somebody who has additionally suffered from melancholy and nervousness I felt helpless seeing him on this scenario,” McMillen writes, “however I may do nothing to assist him outdoors of pulling again and attempting to determine one other solution to proceed dev with out him as lead programmer.”

Thankfully, McMillen wound up enlisting the assistance of two of the builders who had labored on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth as a part of the group at Nicalis. However between the outbreak of covid-19, wildfires in California forcing the evacuation of the McMillen household’s house, and the beginning of McMillen’s second daughter, there was by no means a lot time for Bum-bo.

The excellent news for followers is that the DLC is again on monitor, and McMillen says his group plans on including new objects, some new various bosses, and a brand new playable character, Bum-bo the Misplaced – this final one being a reference to one of many playable characters in Isaac.

“A giant due to everybody who has been understanding throughout this troublesome yr,” McMillen writes. “I’m very sorry for my lack of communication about Bum-bo on Steam, I hope this put up helps with understanding the scenario.. please care for your self throughout these holidays, and if you end up in a darkish place critically attain out to somebody and don’t simply take care of it alone.”

McMillen says he’ll have extra data when improvement is much sufficient alongside to “to begin posting stuff.”

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