The successor for Super Meat Boy is not dead. Indeed, it's actually back in active development.
The title was announced by original creators and Indie Game: The Movie stars Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes a year ago, but little has been heard of it since.
However, McMillen has now told Destructoid that the platforming sequel is now his primary focus as the bulk of the work on Binding of Isaac expansion Afterbirth is done.
Super Meat Boy Forever is back in development again and is my primary project at this point now that Afterbirth is basically complete on my end,” he said, although the news about Mew-Genics is less positive. Mew is on hold till after Forever is out, the only target release is ‘when its done'.”
McMillen explained that it was only working on the upcoming Fingered with long-term collaborator James Id that got him back on the development bandwagon.
Just actually got back into more full time dev work, after a six or more month break I took to get my personal life back in working order and prepare for my wife's first upcoming release ‘tiny daughter: the reality',” he added.
I literally hadn't worked or thought much about game design for the first time in 13 or more years... I had fucking lived, eaten, and breathed game design for a very large part of my life and it was hard to get away from it or take a much needed break without feeling utterly worthless in the process. Fingered was how I got my feet back in the water.”
McMillen also revealed that Binding of Isaac has to date sold 3m copies, with the Rebirth expansion selling 1m units.