Correct, one of indie gaming's oldest platformers has a card game now. Rival Rush is a head to head card game that the nice people who make Super Meat Boy have cooked up and are showing off at PAX West. You can check out a gameplay video above.
Designed by Team Meat members Kyle Pulver and Tommy Refenes, it’s up on the net for ordering now at its website (opens in new tab), and a print and play set will be released after PAX West wraps up. Reading the rules and cards, it looks like an intense little dueling card game all about screwing over your rival player by manipulating the kinds of vicious level-design tricks that the Super Meat Boy games are known for.
Much like in their upcoming (video game) sequel Super Meat Boy Forever, levels are generated from random parts. Meanwhile, players use their deck of cards to match symbols against and navigate challenges by laying their cards face-down on a space. The other player might know what you have to do to pass, but won’t know how you’ve chosen to do it until the time to act comes. You can check out every card in the game, and the full rules, at the Rival Rush website.