Fans have released an unofficial remaster of the cult hardcore platformer I Wanna Be the Guy

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Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:42 pm

Fans have released an unofficial remaster of the cult hardcore platformer I Wanna Be the Guy

A group of enthusiasts led by modder Natsu have announced the completion of an unofficial re-release of the 2007 cult hardcore platformer I Wanna Be the Guy.

I Wanna Be The Guy
I Wanna Be The Guy

According to the Kotaku portal, the creator of the original I Wanna Be the Guy Michael O’Reilly, also known under the pseudonym Kayin, approved the re-release and even recommended.

According to O’Reilly, the updated version will be the “perfect option” for those who want to try I Wanna Be the Guy in 2020 without the problems typical of applications of this age.

The remaster’s developers have ported I Wanna Be the Guy from Multimedia Fusion 2 (a set for creating games without coding) to the Yuuutu engine, reducing input lag, adding the ability to change controls and a skip button for cutscenes with bosses.

“This is largely faithful to the original I Wanna Be the Guy remaster, balancing the spirit of the original, consistent physics (as in future fan games) and bug fixes,” reads the accompanying file.

I Wanna Be the Guy became famous for its merciless level design towards the player. Users get the role of a boy (kid), whose task during the passage is to become a guy (guy).

Over the years since its initial release, I Wanna Be the Guy has achieved cult status. A character named Boy, for example, can be unlocked in the original Super Meat Boy.

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