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Edmund McMillen

Also Known As

  • Edmund Charles McMillen

Game Credits


Weltling 2: Regurgitated (2007)   (Director)
Carious Weltling II (2005)   (Director)
Clubby the Seal (2004)   (Director)
Carious Weltling (2003)   (Director)


The Binding of Isaac: Repentance (2021)   (Lead Designer)
The Legend of Bum-Bo (2019)   (Design)
The End Is Nigh (2017)   (Design)
Super M̶e̶a̶t̶Dumb Boy (Li... (2017)   (Created by)
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth (2015)   (Lead Designer)
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (2014)   (Lead Designer)
The Basement Collection (2012)   (Design)
Super Meat Boy (2010)   (Design)
Aether (2008)   (A Game by)
Coil (2008)   (A Game by)
The C word (2008)   (Game by)
Grey Matter (2008)   (Game by)
Meat Boy (2008)   (Game by)
Meat Boy: Map Pack (2008)   (Design)
This Is a Cry for Help (2008)   (This is a Cry for Help by)
Twin Hobo Rocket (2008)   (Game by)
Tri-achnid: Episode 1 (2006)   (Design)
Gish (2004)   (Design)


The Legend of Bum-Bo (2019)   (Art)
Blade Strangers (2018)   (Character Design)
The End Is Nigh (2017)   (Art)
Super M̶e̶a̶t̶Dumb Boy (Li... (2017)   (Art)
UFHO2 (2015)   (Guest Characters)
The Basement Collection (2012)   (Art)
Super Meat Boy (2010)   (Art)
Spewer (2009)   (Art Arter)
Braid (2008)   (Animation Prototypes by)
Clubby: Killing Season (2008)   (Characters)
Meat Boy: Map Pack (2008)   (Art)
Cereus Peashy (2007)   (Art)
Weltling 2: Regurgitated (2007)   (Artist)
Tri-achnid: Episode 1 (2006)   (Graphics)
Bridge Builder: Planen, Bauen & Testen (2005)   (Art)
Carious Weltling II (2005)   (Artist)
Clubby the Seal (2004)   (Artist)
Gish (2004)   (Art)
Carious Weltling (2003)   (Artist)
Pontifex 2 (2002)   (Art)
Triptych (2002)   (Art)

Quality Assurance

Octogeddon (2018)   (Beta Testing)
Luftrausers (2014)   (Testers)
Hotline Miami (2012)   (Game testers)
Offspring Fling! (2012)   (Testing & Feedback)
Mr. Bree: Returning Home (2011)   (Beta Testing)


Dunk Lords (2020)   (Special Thanks)
Spelunky 2 (2020)   (Special Thanks)
Super Meat Boy Forever (2020)   (Very Special Thanks to)
Crystal Crisis (2019)   (Thank You)
Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan (2019)   (Special Thanks)
Octogeddon (2018)   (Special Thanks)
Cuphead (2017)   (For showing us that an indie game was possible)
Paradigm (2017)   (Special thanks to)
Rakuen (2017)   (Special Thanks)
Cobalt (2016)   (Thanks to)
Dust: An Elysian Tail (Limited Edition) (2016)   (Special Thanks for their Contributions and Inspiration)
Bombernauts (2015)   (Special Thanks)
Castle in the Darkness (2015)   (Special thanks)
David (2015)   (My Thanks to)
Aban Hawkins & the 1001 Spikes: The Temple of... (2014)   (Special Thanks)
Devil's Dare (2014)   (Special Thanks)
Guacamelee!: Super Turbo Championship Edition (2014)   (Special Thanks)
Retro/Grade (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Spelunky (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Dust: An Elysian Tail (2012)   (Special Thanks for their Contributions and Inspiration)
Fez (2012)   (Phil Would Like to Thank)
Hotline Miami (2012)   (Special Thanks to)
Jelly Escape (2012)   (Special Thanks)
ilomilo (2011)   (Special Thanks)
REDDER (2010)   (Special Thanks to)
Closure (2009)   (Special Thanks to)
Today I Die (2009)   (Thanks for his obsession with helping me out)
Clubby the Seal (2004)   (RiftMaster would like to thank)
Gish (2004)   (Special Thanks)


Fingered (2015)   (Game by)
Retro City Rampage: DX (2012)   (Cameos)
The Binding of Isaac (2011)   (A game by)
Time Fcuk (2009)   (A game by)

Developer Biography

Edmund Charles McMillen is an independent game developer based in the USA. He is best known for Gish (2004), Super Meat Boy (2010) and The Binding of Isaac (2011). Coming from a background as an independent comic artist, he got into flash development at Newgrounds. He focuses on design, graphics, and animations, and collaborates with other developers for the programming.

He volunteered at the independent studio Chronic Logic close to where he lived, doing illustrations, and after a few months he was hired making about $300 a month for graphical work. He got to know the company through its bridge building game Pontifex. He pitched the game idea of Gish, which incorporated Chrono Logic's Alex Austin's strength for physics. After a failed entry at the IGF, it went on to win the grand prize in the next edition and it also became a big indie game success.

He later co-founded the development studio Cryptic Sea where he worked on Gish 2 as an XBLA game. The deal went sour and he focused on a remake of Meat Boy as a small side project for the Wii. It ended up as Super Meat Boy and became his commercial breakthrough game.

He is currently part of the team Team Meat. People he collaborates with often are Tommy Refenes and Florian Himsl. In November 2008 he released a disc with his collected works (1998-2008) under the title This is a Cry for Help. As similar compilation was released in 2012 as The Basement Collection. That one was only available as a download.

After Super Meat Boy McMillen's experimental project The Binding of Isaac (2011) grew into a full game. It was followed by the expansion Wrath of the Lamb in 2012. He is currently working on a new game project, an iOS port of Super Meat Boy, and a complete remake of The Binding of Isaac, for the latter mainly to fix the Flash performance issues, but it will also contain additional content and redone visuals.

Last updated: Oct 05, 2012

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