every interaction we make is going to go against me now isnt it

Scandal

Megamind fanfic

Rating: T

Summary: When Metroman gets caught going out with a woman who isn’t Roxanne Ritchie, the scandal makes front page news. While Wayne makes a public announcement regarding his and Roxanne’s nonexistent relationship, Roxanne gets kidnapped by a blue (in body and spirit) Megamind and ends up explaining things. (beginning Megamind/Roxanne)


The minute Roxanne set foot in the Channel 8 broadcasting office, she knew she was gonna have a bad day.  It was a feeling delivered by the way everyone was looking at her: mixed expressions of pity, sympathy, curiosity, and (from that bitch Jaquelin on the morning talk show crew) glee.  She stared blankly at the room at large and sighed. “Alright, what happened.”

Several minutes later, after sorting through everyone talking at once and stealing Coulter’s newspaper, she had the story of the day—no, of the week.  This would last longer than a day.

Wayne Scott, better known as Metro City’s homegrown hero Metroman, was caught ‘cheating’ on star reporter Roxanne Ritchie with another woman.  Which was—which was interesting, frankly, because they were not a couple.  She and Wayne had been telling people for years (exhaustingly dateless years) that they were not together.  Friends, sure.  On a first name basis with each other, yes.  Romantically involved?  No.  But he was the hero, she was the damsel, and everyone just assumed, in spite of what they both say every. single. time. it gets mentioned, that they were.

Now this.  Which begs the question; was the Other Woman someone who believed Wayne when he told her he was honestly single, or was she a harlot trying to bang the superhero behind his 'girlfriend’s’ back? Roxanne would do her best to fix this for Wayne, and she sincerely hoped the lady was just as innocent a victim as Wayne himself.

Where to start?  She could be exasperated, insulting, pleading, or blunt. Pleading, she didn’t have the patience for.  Exasperated, she’d been doing for years.  Insulting, while immediately satisfying, would aggravate at least a few people.  Blunt it is.  "We are not together—"

“Not now,” someone snarked, interrupting her.

“SHUT UP!  As I was saying, we are not together, we have never been together, I have been saying this on camera and off for years!  I am understand the public reacting like this, but you?! After how long we’ve worked together?!”  A few people were nodding, some blushing in what she hoped was an acknowledgement of foolishness and shame, but most just watched her outburst awkwardly. “If you’ll excuse me, I’m probably going to be kidnapped soon.” Davies waved at her dismissively with one hand, clearing her to leave.  Roxanne nodded to her supervisor gratefully.  "See you in a few hours.“  She walked right back out.

She didn’t leave the parking garage immediately after returning to her work van.  First, she called Wayne.  "Have you seen the paper?”

“What, no hello?”  He sounded amused, so he probably hadn’t seen the paper yet.

“Wayne. The paper.  Your date made front page news.”

The sound of rushing wind marked the hero’s use of superspeed.  Knowing him, he probably left the phone hanging in midair while he ran to find and read the closest copy of today’s newspaper.  "Roxy, what do I do?“

"We may have to make a public announcement—”

“Perfect!” The line went dead.

“Damn it, Wayne!” She called him twice more but he didn’t pick up, and Roxanne slapped her cell phone onto the passenger seat.  The man was already gone, alarmed into acting while half-cocked.  She let her head rest against the cold steering wheel and tried to think positive.

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Roxanne woke from the knockout spray to the frenetic activity of Megamind. It wasn’t even lunch time yet, it hadn’t taken Megamind long to find her at all.  As always, she was tied to the metal kidnapping chair—the ropes were loose?

Okay, they weren’t loose, exactly.  Badly tied would be a better description—the point was, she could free herself.

And she could see Megamind and Minion working, setting up a death trap on the fly, because they forgot the bag.

The ropes were escapable and the bag was missing.

She had to get to Megamind.

Three minutes of determined wiggling later, her wrists were free.  The knots around her ankles were more secure, but she got out of them easily enough through the simple expedient of taking her shoes off and shifting the ropes down over her feet.

Roxanne practically flew across the warehouse floor to their staging area. She caught Megamind’s arm as he lifted it to point at something and give Minion instructions.  Megamind stopped—just stopped—and looked at her, his ceaseless series of technical speech that Roxanne had no hope of comprehending cut off mid sentence.  Around them, the cacophony stuttered to a halt, brought up short by the freezing of its director.

Now Roxanne could talk.  "Megamind.  You’ve already seen the news.“ That wasn’t a question.

"Yes of course I’ve seen the news, it just isn’t acceptable that Metromahn do this to you, I’m building a freeze ray now—short notice, you understand, it’s almost finished—and—”

Roxanne put her fingers over Megamind’s lips to silence his rapid speech.  "I need you to listen to me, okay?“  (”…isnt’ acceptable that Metromahn do this to you…“) "Wayne and I aren’t a couple.”  She pressed her fingers a tiny bit harder when she felt his mouth move and he went still again instead of saying something about that.  "We never were a couple.  We’ve been trying to tell people that for years, even if no one will believe us.“  A trace of bitterness leaked into her voice.

"Are—really?” Megamind lifted a hand, one that shook with faint tremors, and took hers carefully, like it was made of glass, and lifted it away from his face.  "But—but he always—I kidnap you and he always comes to your rescue.  Every time.  Why would—if you aren’t his—are you sure?  You—the freeze ray, you could—"  Megamind’s eyes kept shifting, flicking from different parts of her face, to her arm, to Minion behind her, to pieces of his hasty construction.

“We’re friends, that’s true, but that isn’t why he comes to my rescue.  He comes because he’s the hero and it’s his job.  He’s supposed to.”  Roxanne twisted her wrist, loosening Megamind’s grasp, and adjusted her hand to thread her fingers between his.  They closed around her own automatically.

He stared at their entwined hands for a moment, disbelief clear on his face.  "But he always comes faster when—I calculated it—when I have you.“

He did?  Roxanne didn’t know that.  But she wasn’t a super genius like him and wouldn’t even notice the pattern unless it was more blatant. "I called him this morning, and do you know what he did?  He used his superspeed!  He found a newspaper and then rushed off.” Megamind’s eyes widened.  He knew as well as Roxanne did that Metroman using superspeed meant serious business.  The hero almost never used that power in their interactions because that would ruin the game.  Take all the fun out of it.  (It was also his most exhausting power and he liked to save it for real emergencies.)  "Who knows what he’s doing now.  I told him we might need to make an announcement, but that could go a few different ways.“

"Minion, check the news channels for Metromahn.”  At Megamind’s command, Minion went to (what Roxanne liked to call) the portable piracy platform, the broadcasting station that was always set up on-site to publicly challenge Metroman and lure him to their location.  It had two screens, both of which came alive and started skipping from channel to channel at Minion’s keyboard-tapping.  Megamind took a step back (still holding her hand—their arms stretched out between them), looked at her quickly from head to toe, then glanced at the chair.  "Miss Ritchie, how did you untie yourself?“

She looked at it askance.  The coils of ropes were still at the feet of the chair.  "The ropes weren’t tied very well, today.” Because the person who tied them was upset.  Most nemeses would be pleased if their opponent or their opponent’s partner was caught or even merely implicated in an affair, but not Megamind.  (“…the freeze ray, you could…” ) Megamind was upset on her behalf.  Roxanne’s hand twitched, fingers clenching tighter around his own.  "You said you were building a freeze ray?“

"Yes, I—yes.  I am.”

“He built it for you, Miss Ritchie!”  Minion didn’t normally do evil grins but that—that definitely was one.  Troublemaker.

Megamind blushed first, ears (his ears were so cute when they turned purple like that) and cheeks flushing, and seeing it made Roxanne blush herself.  "I was going to make you the trigger.  Let you activate it, if you will—it’s taking a little longer than anticipated to assemble, you woke up early—but if Metromahn isn’t really your boyfriend then…“ His voice drifted into silence when he looked at Roxanne again and saw her smiling.

"That’s really sweet, Megamind, thank you.”  Roxanne hopped right up to him and lightly jerked her hand free to hug her supervillain with both arms.  Megamind stiffened—she heard Minion make a squee! noise behind her—and then his arms wrapped around her tenderly.  (She liked this.)

“Um, Sir…”  Minion hesitated.  "I found Metroman.“  They separated reluctantly and joined Minion.

It was breaking news for all the local channels.  Wayne had gone to Channel 8 (because that’s where Roxanne worked) and spoken to the morning talk show trio.  His statement and the staff commentary was a recording being played back, so Wayne clearly did this earlier in the day, possibly while Roxanne was unconscious.  The clip was short, and the hero essentially reprimanded his city.  Said how insulted he was that the citizens wouldn’t listen to him in utter disregard of everything he’d done and said.

"And what about our own Roxanne Ritchie?” Jaquelin’s question made Roxanne hiss with quiet fury.  The unexpected noise drew questioning glances from her companions.

“She isn’t here, so she can’t comment at this time.”

“Any ideas where she is?”

“Probably with Megamind.  She anticipated a kidnapping in the wake of today’s rumormongering.” His disdainful tone emphasizing the last word made his opinion on that crystal clear.  He also shot the woman a warning look, probably because he remembered her from Roxanne’s need-to-vent stories.

“Hmm…”  She didn’t say any words, but she didn’t need to.  That single contemplative hum insinuated everything she wanted it to and then some, all of it scandalous and all of it about her and Megamind.  It was a sneer expressed through sound, a vocalization only the greatest busybodies and shit-stirrers could master.  How Jaquelin landed a job at a real news station instead of a shameless celebrity gossip show, Roxanne would never know.

The clip ended just as Wayne’s expression started shifting to give the woman a dirty look.

“That went pretty well, all things considered.” Minion did a double-take when he turned towards Megamind and Roxanne and saw Roxanne’s irate expression.  "Or… not…?“

Megamind touched her shoulder hesitantly and her face smoothed immediately.  "Yeah, you’re right.  It did go well. People will be talking about us for weeks, but when are they not, right?”  Not entirely sure what the problem was, blue man and fish nodded in agreement anyway.  "Uh, Megamind?“

"Yes, Miss Ritchie?”

Do you know who Metroman’s new girlfriend is?  That’s what she wanted to ask.  She wouldn’t be surprised if he did know. He was a criminal genius and finding out would be child’s play to him.  It would not be an exaggeration to say he could do in five minutes.  Then why not kidnap her instead of me?

Imaginary-Megamind told her.  I thought you were still Metromahn’s real girlfriend.  Don’t worry, I’ll leave you in peace from now on.

No, wait, come back—  Imaginary-Roxanne reached out as he walked away, never to kidnap her again.  (That isn’t what I wanted.)

No.  She wouldn’t ask.

Megamind (and Minion) had been waiting while she mentally meandered, so Roxanne collected herself.  "Can I help with the freeze ray?“

Minion gawked at her.

"You want to—really?”  Megamind looked stunned.  Which made sense. Roxanne was also semi-astonished, and she had been the one to make the request.

“…  Yes.  Everything is—you usually make everything in advance and… I’ve never escaped prematurely before.” She fidgeted under their scrutiny.  "Though I probably wouldn’t be much use,“ she added, mumbling.  "Probably too technical…”

His hands were abruptly gripping her upper arms, and green eyes were alight with excitement.  "You absolutely can help with the freeze ray!“

She could?!  Roxanne inhaled sharply.  "What do I do first? Wait—”  She had an idea.  "Can I have spiky gloves too? I need proper equipment if I’m going to assist the supervillain.“

Said supervision started cackling.  "Minion!  Code: Get the Spare Gloves!”  A second pair of Megamind’s black spiky leather gloves, which Minion collected from a brainbot he summoned, were handed over and Roxanne.  She slid them on—they were a close fit, only slightly the wrong size but comfortable enough—and giggled before shaping a thumbs-up.  Megamind rubbed his hands together.  "We’ll make you an Evil Queen yet, Roxanne Ritchie!“


Also posted here (on FFN).

Duh.

This is a oneshot that was requested by anon where you have a degree and forensics and the bau hires you to help out with most cases. It’s a quick, sorta fluffy, little oneshot that was really fun to write and I hope that all of you  enjoy it! :)


“Hey, Sci!” Morgan chuckled, arms spread wide as you approached the BAU. After joining the BAU on so many cases, Morgan had naturally coined you the nickname Sci due to the fact that you always seemed to make sure people were aware you were a scientist and not a profiler.

“What’s up guys?” You laughed as the entire BAU greeted you, taking turns to share a quick, kind hug with each.

The informal ease of being in the presence of the people you had grown to consider friends completely juxtapositioned the grimness of the looming murders.

You shook your hand through Spencer’s hair, shaking the raggedly locks as if he was your little brother. He smiled up at you. You were the only person he let do that.

“So, where do you guys want me to set up?” You asked as welcoming conversations began to dwindle. At that point, you were leaning between Emily and JJ, one hand leaning against Emily’s shoulder and the other wrapped around JJ’s waist. Your friendship was so incredibly close with them that you could do things like that without worry.

“Come on, Sci,” Emily stepped away, “Ill show you,”

Emily showed you to a corner of an empty conference room that provided the perfect amount of space for your on-the-go equipment. Over the many, many months of being hired by the BAU to assist on cases, they had learned to be able to predict exactly how much space you would need.

“What are you guys doing?” You asked, setting your stuff down, still laughing as you pretended to nonchalantly shrug your shoulders, “Don’t we have work to do, you lazy bums!”


The case had been fairly easy for you to handle. Not too gory and you handled minimal forensic evidence. An easy combination that offered time to relax with your friends when it was all over and done with.

“Chinese tonight, guys?” You asked hopefully, watching as they all nodded in agreement, “Will Hotch be okay with that, too?” He had mysteriously disappeared for the past hour, most likely on the phone with the higher-ups to discuss the end of the case.

“There he is!” Rossi pointed. Everybody looked out the large glass wall that separated the BAU from the rest of the police station at the moment.

“Yo, Hotch!” Morgan hollered unapologetically out the thin door to his boss, calling him closer, “You cool with Cinese tonight, man?”

“Yeah,” Hotch agreed distractedly, “Hey, Sci. Can we talk?” He gestured out of the room, signaling the beginning to a private conversation.

As you trailed behind Hotch, following him out of the room, you heard Emily giggle, “Ooh, y/N ’s in troooouble,” You couldn’t help but allow your worries to eat at you. What if Hotch was unhappy with the informal way you interacted with the others? What if he decided never to hire you ever again?

“Am I in trouble?” You asked tentatively

“Quite the contrary, Sci,” Even Hotch used tour nickname often, and the phrase comforted you slightly, pushing away some of the tension bulking up in your shoulders, “I wanted to offer you a permanent position with the BAU,”

You were speechless.

“So, is that a yes?”

“Are you kidding? This is amazing, Hotch! Of course I want the job! I love you guys!”

You were so happy, you flung your arms around him, a smile on your face. Now you would get to come to work every day and be with some of your closest friends. You pulled away, freezing for a moment, “Wait does that mean I have to be a profiler? Because I’m a scientist, not like you guys,”

He laughed, his palm resting on your shoulder, “Sci, you’re going to be the forensic scientist for our team. You will probably get a lab back at Quantico to yourself, and might even occasionally come out into the field like this.” Hearing your nickname at the beginning of his sentence cured your minor misgivings, and you returned to your over-elated self.

“Come on, Hotch! We gotta go tell the others!”

“Guys! You’ll never guess what just happened!” You squealed

They all muttered confused answers, making up nonsense. That had been expected. You ignored it. It was obvious to them now that Hotch calling you away had not meant that you were in any sort of trouble.

“I’m gonna be a part of the team! A permanent part!” You watched for their reactions

After a mere moment, they all exploded into delighted smiles, racing to wrap you in a group hug and throwing genuine congratulations at you.

“Well, we have to go celebrate!” JJ smiled, “Chinese isnt enough for such a momentous occasion. First round of drinks is on me tonight, guys.”

Everybody agreed and soon the group was making their way out of the police station, surrounding you with happiness.

“Oh,” You gasped, stopping where you were, “We have to tell Garcia, she’s going to want to hear this!”

“We’ll call her at the bar,” Rossi reassured as he climbed into one of the SUVs.

You stood at the car door for a moment, soaking in the happiness you felt in that very second. These were your friends, almost like family. And now you would get to work with them every day. You only got into the car when Spencer stuck his head out of the passenger side window, “Come on, Sci. Hop in,”

You were a real part of the team now.

The Binding of Isaac Rebirth 2014 Q&A!
The Binding of Isaac Rebirth 2014 Q&A!

Ok so first off im making this QA so the fans are informed, i get a constant barrage of emails, tumblr questions and tweets about rebirth, and these seem to be the most common questions.

im doing this for YOU so all i ask in return is to be sure to post this QA places so fans can read it, and if you ever see someone ask one of these, just direct them to this post please :)

now on to theQ&A!

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Q:Why are you making a remake already!!?? A: Waaay back when we made wrath of the lamb we had planned on another expansion around the size of wrath, but because of flash limitations not only was it not possible, most of our flas got so corrupted that it took days to export simple patches of the game.  i was contacted by Tyrone of Nicalis (Cave Story, VVVVVV, etc) about a super meat boy remake for non xbla consoles, and since i had hit a wall with isaac i suggested a remake and we were off!   Q:Why did you change the art style for rebirth!? (ps i hate it!) A: i have a few reasons for the change.. let me list them! 1. i didnt like the flash style, isaac was a big rush job and i did all the art in less than 2 months. i wasnt ever happy with it and hadnt planned on the game being so successful so i just got the job done so i could finish the game… aka the art was lazy and to me, just an eyesore. 2. i had always wanted isaac to be retro looking. the game was based on zelda and if i was any good at pixel sprites and had more time i would have done the whole game in a retro style. i had originally wanted to do more of an nes look, but after loads of testing and a few public opinion posts we decided on a gba (higher than 16bit) art style. 3. if i had to do all the art myself it would push mewgenics and rebirth back a ton. i didnt want to spread myself thin or half ass the art so i asked tyrone to put his best pixel artists on the job.  4. i like this style a lot more. Q: Ive seen pics and i hate the way the game looks! why are you such a foolish mongo!? A: the pics you have seen are still very early builds of the game, all the basic art is in place but non of the game’s new visual additions are at all in place. when its all said and done rebirth will feature a shit load of very pretty animated pixel effects, from fog, lighting, moving grass and torches to non enemy creatures that wander, crawl, fly and eventually get stepped on. there will also be tons of other little effects like interactive puddles, smoke, subtle quakes, drips,drops and moving foliage. so please hold your opinions till we finally release an official and final screen shot, and if you still hate it, i wont force you to buy the game :) Q:Is rebirth an expansion? and what will make it different than the old game? A: not only is rebirth a fully remodeled and revamped and greatly improved version of isaac + wrath of the lamb, but it will also feature so much content that the game will almost be doubled in terms of new enemies, items, characters, endings, secrets, rooms, chapters, challenges and a shit load of very new and unexpected additions.  Q:Will rebirth support my XYZ controller?! A: yes, rebirth features all the support that any normal non-flash game would feature. Q:Is rebirth still in flash!? A:NO! Q:Will rebirth be full screen and have resolution options that dont suck!? A: yes rebirth features all the support that any normal non-flash game would feature. Q:Are you taking preorders? and if i own isaac do i get a discount!?? A: not yet, but yes. when preorders start up, till its release we will be taking preorders and if you own isaac you will also get a very sizable loyalty discount. i cant say how much it will be just yet, but it should make owning the original very worth it.  Q:Are you doing early access?! A: hell no, rebirth is a game loaded with secrets and fun stuff i dont want anyone to see before anyone else. i also hate showing my wip games. Q:What platforms is rebirth coming out on?!! and why isnt it coming out on XYZ!!!! A: as of now, Steam, Ps4 and Vita.. but the rest arent out of the question. we would love to release on all systems, the ball is in their courts though. we miiiiight also test the game out on ipad and see how it works, if it works ok then we will also release there. Q:Why no Nintendo!!!! I FUCKING HATE YOU! A: we want to release on 3ds, and will if given the option. isaac currently goes against Nintendos publishing rules due to its religious aspects.. but stuff might change, you never know.    Q:Can i switch art styles back to the flash look?  A: of course not, rebirth will only feature one art style.  Q:Will the music for rebirth get the same overhaul that the graphics and gameplay did or are you just phoning it in!? A: we are for sure not phoning it in. rebirth will feature a fully updated score to go with the new lush environments that is sure to please.  Q:I hear there will be multiplayer! tell me more about it! or else! A: there will be local co-op only. how this will work is still being tested so i cant give any details on it just yet.  Q: I heard a rumor that you will be adding some thing to the game that i hate! why are you doing that! why are you breaking the game i love so much you asshole!? A: rumors are rumors till you hear them from me. im currently playing with a lot of ideas on ways to expand and improve isaac, some of them might not be appreciated by all but understand that i wouldnt ever do anything to ruin any aspect of the game and things will be heavily tested before anything becomes official.  Q :When will rebirth release? i want a fucking date! give me a date!!!! A: i have no idea other than sometime this year, its done when its done.  Q: Will you be adding day one DLC!? i feel like the game is already ending and i need moar!!!! tell me you will be making dlc!!!! A: NO! you have no idea how many times this is asked, the game isnt out yet. only assholes plan day one dlc that isnt included in the games release! i dont even plan dlc till a game comes out and i see what worked and what didnt. if rebirth does well and people want more, and i can dredge up more ideas..  then yes one day there will be more.. but dont ask till its out! Q: I heard you arent even working on rebirth! what the hell are you doing on it anyway!? A:i am very much so working on rebirth. im the lead designer of rebirth and have final cut, i approve/test every aspect of anything that goes into the game and nothing is final till i give the ok. i also sketch out enemies/bosses/items/item effects/etc out in flash for the artists to remake.  Q:Are you going to fix all those damn bugs?! you shit ass asshole! A:yes, most are already fixed! some of them i didnt know existed! chances are neither did you! Q:Will rebirth actually run well on my pc!? A: it wont be in flash, so yes it should run quite well. Q:Will you support daily runs or shared seeds so i can stream against other players online!? A: yes, this is a goal of ours.  Q:Will i be able to show off my isaac once i finish a game? A:yes, another goal of ours is an easy way to export an image of your final isaac form to share online! Q:What stage of development are you? A: beyond the half way point. id say 85% of the art is done and almost all the games old content has been remade in the new engine.  Q:How many people are working on rebirth? and is florian still working on it? A: 3 artist and 2-3 programmers i believe. one of them is spider, creator of spider mod. he knows the game inside and out and has been a great asset to development. florian isnt workin on the remake because he doesnt really program much outside of flash, but is on call for the programmers and gets weekly builds to help test. Q:Will rebirth feature new playable characters? A: yes it will feature more than 3 new playable characters! (that also means new unlocks for each final boss + new chapter(s)item unlocks for all characters) Q:Will rebirth feature more items, if so how many? A:there are currently over 150 new items, bumping the item count to far beyond 300! on top of that there will be loads of new tarot cards, trinkets, interactive objects, room types, secret areas, and basic item pickups.  Q:Will rebirth feature more endings and chapters? A: yes, yes it will.  now leave me alone! 

The Binding of Isaac Rebirth 2014 Q&A!

Ok so first off im making this QA so the fans are informed, i get a constant barrage of emails, tumblr questions and tweets about rebirth, and these seem to be the most common questions.

im doing this for YOU so all i ask in return is to be sure to post this QA places so fans can read it, and if you ever see someone ask one of these, just direct them to this post please :)

now on to theQ&A!

—————————

Q:Why are you making a remake already!!?? A: Waaay back when we made wrath of the lamb we had planned on another expansion around the size of wrath, but because of flash limitations not only was it not possible, most of our flas got so corrupted that it took days to export simple patches of the game.  i was contacted by Tyrone of Nicalis (Cave Story, VVVVVV, etc) about a super meat boy remake for non xbla consoles, and since i had hit a wall with isaac i suggested a remake and we were off!   Q:Why did you change the art style for rebirth!? (ps i hate it!) A: i have a few reasons for the change.. let me list them! 1. i didnt like the flash style, isaac was a big rush job and i did all the art in less than 2 months. i wasnt ever happy with it and hadnt planned on the game being so successful so i just got the job done so i could finish the game… aka the art was lazy and to me, just an eyesore. 2. i had always wanted isaac to be retro looking. the game was based on zelda and if i was any good at pixel sprites and had more time i would have done the whole game in a retro style. i had originally wanted to do more of an nes look, but after loads of testing and a few public opinion posts we decided on a gba (higher than 16bit) art style. 3. if i had to do all the art myself it would push mewgenics and rebirth back a ton. i didnt want to spread myself thin or half ass the art so i asked tyrone to put his best pixel artists on the job.  4. i like this style a lot more. Q: Ive seen pics and i hate the way the game looks! why are you such a foolish mongo!? A: the pics you have seen are still very early builds of the game, all the basic art is in place but non of the game’s new visual additions are at all in place. when its all said and done rebirth will feature a shit load of very pretty animated pixel effects, from fog, lighting, moving grass and torches to non enemy creatures that wander, crawl, fly and eventually get stepped on. there will also be tons of other little effects like interactive puddles, smoke, subtle quakes, drips,drops and moving foliage. so please hold your opinions till we finally release an official and final screen shot, and if you still hate it, i wont force you to buy the game :) Q:Is rebirth an expansion? and what will make it different than the old game? A: not only is rebirth a fully remodeled and revamped and greatly improved version of isaac + wrath of the lamb, but it will also feature so much content that the game will almost be doubled in terms of new enemies, items, characters, endings, secrets, rooms, chapters, challenges and a shit load of very new and unexpected additions.  Q:Will rebirth support my XYZ controller?! A: yes, rebirth features all the support that any normal non-flash game would feature. Q:Is rebirth still in flash!? A:NO! Q:Will rebirth be full screen and have resolution options that dont suck!? A: yes rebirth features all the support that any normal non-flash game would feature. Q:Are you taking preorders? and if i own isaac do i get a discount!?? A: not yet, but yes. when preorders start up, till its release we will be taking preorders and if you own isaac you will also get a very sizable loyalty discount. i cant say how much it will be just yet, but it should make owning the original very worth it.  Q:Are you doing early access?! A: hell no, rebirth is a game loaded with secrets and fun stuff i dont want anyone to see before anyone else. i also hate showing my wip games. Q:What platforms is rebirth coming out on?!! and why isnt it coming out on XYZ!!!! A: as of now, Steam, Ps4 and Vita.. but the rest arent out of the question. we would love to release on all systems, the ball is in their courts though. we miiiiight also test the game out on ipad and see how it works, if it works ok then we will also release there. Q:Why no Nintendo!!!! I FUCKING HATE YOU! A: we want to release on 3ds, and will if given the option. isaac currently goes against Nintendos publishing rules due to its religious aspects.. but stuff might change, you never know.    Q:Can i switch art styles back to the flash look?  A: of course not, rebirth will only feature one art style.  Q:Will the music for rebirth get the same overhaul that the graphics and gameplay did or are you just phoning it in!? A: we are for sure not phoning it in. rebirth will feature a fully updated score to go with the new lush environments that is sure to please.  Q:I hear there will be multiplayer! tell me more about it! or else! A: there will be local co-op only. how this will work is still being tested so i cant give any details on it just yet.  Q: I heard a rumor that you will be adding some thing to the game that i hate! why are you doing that! why are you breaking the game i love so much you asshole!? A: rumors are rumors till you hear them from me. im currently playing with a lot of ideas on ways to expand and improve isaac, some of them might not be appreciated by all but understand that i wouldnt ever do anything to ruin any aspect of the game and things will be heavily tested before anything becomes official.  Q :When will rebirth release? i want a fucking date! give me a date!!!! A: i have no idea other than sometime this year, its done when its done.  Q: Will you be adding day one DLC!? i feel like the game is already ending and i need moar!!!! tell me you will be making dlc!!!! A: NO! you have no idea how many times this is asked, the game isnt out yet. only assholes plan day one dlc that isnt included in the games release! i dont even plan dlc till a game comes out and i see what worked and what didnt. if rebirth does well and people want more, and i can dredge up more ideas..  then yes one day there will be more.. but dont ask till its out! Q: I heard you arent even working on rebirth! what the hell are you doing on it anyway!? A:i am very much so working on rebirth. im the lead designer of rebirth and have final cut, i approve/test every aspect of anything that goes into the game and nothing is final till i give the ok. i also sketch out enemies/bosses/items/item effects/etc out in flash for the artists to remake.  Q:Are you going to fix all those damn bugs?! you shit ass asshole! A:yes, most are already fixed! some of them i didnt know existed! chances are neither did you! Q:Will rebirth actually run well on my pc!? A: it wont be in flash, so yes it should run quite well. Q:Will you support daily runs or shared seeds so i can stream against other players online!? A: yes, this is a goal of ours.  Q:Will i be able to show off my isaac once i finish a game? A:yes, another goal of ours is an easy way to export an image of your final isaac form to share online! Q:What stage of development are you? A: beyond the half way point. id say 85% of the art is done and almost all the games old content has been remade in the new engine.  Q:How many people are working on rebirth? and is florian still working on it? A: 3 artist and 2-3 programmers i believe. one of them is spider, creator of spider mod. he knows the game inside and out and has been a great asset to development. florian isnt workin on the remake because he doesnt really program much outside of flash, but is on call for the programmers and gets weekly builds to help test. Q:Will rebirth feature new playable characters? A: yes it will feature more than 3 new playable characters! (that also means new unlocks for each final boss + new chapter(s)item unlocks for all characters) Q:Will rebirth feature more items, if so how many? A:there are currently over 150 new items, bumping the item count to far beyond 300! on top of that there will be loads of new tarot cards, trinkets, interactive objects, room types, secret areas, and basic item pickups.  Q:Will rebirth feature more endings and chapters? A: yes, yes it will.  now leave me alone!