12 Years Later: The Binding of Isaac to Finally Unleash Proper Online Co-op

The Binding of Isaac celebrates 12 years with a surprise. Online co-op is in development, making fans excited for more roguelike adventures.


Online cooperative play is soon to be available for the best roguelike about a child running away from their terrible mother. Local cooperative support for The Binding of Isaac has been available for a very long time, but it appears that you won’t need to jerry-rig online support with Steam Remote Play for very long.

Tyrone Rodriguez, the executive producer of The Binding of Isaac, shared a screenshot of the matchmaking screen today, confirming earlier this year’s very clear indications that the feature was under development. Today is the 12th anniversary of the roguelike’s debut release on Steam, back when it was a tasty Flash game created to aid co-creator Edmund McMillen in understanding roguelike game design in order to create Mewgenics. This is probably not a coincidence.

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In a TikTok movie created to mark the anniversary, McMillen reflects on how difficult it was to get an old flash game onto Steam at the time. A screenshot of the matchmaking system and the admission that “a lot of you know what it is already” all but confirmed the online collaboration feature, which he also hinted was coming in a “big” update for the Binding of Isaac Repentance.

Although twelve years is a lengthy time to spend creating a single game, Terraria and Stardew Valley have shown similar growth patterns. Poor Mewgenics hasn’t even come out yet, but that will happen sometime in 2024.

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