First things first, giant big thanks to JeffAwesome who drew nearly every game character I've made since the beginning. EVEN THE GUY FROM THE GODDAMN TITLE SCREEN OF MIGHTY TOWER. EVEN BAZOOKER!!!!!
I promised I wouldn't make a new post until these games are out, but they'll be up THIS WEEK! I just signed a deal on RoadTrip Rampage and Digital Sky, and the word is "you can put em up on Newgrounds and Kong whenever". (ppssssst i dont care when they go up on kong)
Check out the comments in my last news post, cos I spoke to Kajenx for a sec about transitioning to bigger games. It's difficult in unexpected ways, so it should put into perspective just how well Glaiel and StarOgre are doing, now that they're winning everything and becoming trillionaires loved by everyone.
A few weeks ago I made a couple really dumb really small games: Paperboy 2012 and SOPAnoid. They each took like an hour to make and were pretty spontaenious. I felt bad about the SOPA one, cos I actually don't follow politics and am not that kinda guy at all- it was just a small joke, but everyone thought I was being really passionate about it. So I came up with a new game that was more reflective of what I think is funny and what I think about, and it came out as this really mean-spirited comedy thing called How To #SaveTheWorld. As news stories came up, you had to change all your avatars and statuses to make sure everyone knew you were against them; and then quickly change them back once it all died down. The game was to be as synchornized with current events as you could, and that's how you fix all the world's problems.
So that got boring and I figured everyone would just hate it.
I'M STILL WORKING AT GIGANTIC MEGACORP GIGATECH INCORPORATED! My first job was to make a new mascot to refresh one of their sites. I wish I could show the concept work I did cos it looks really artsy and cool, but I bet I'm not allowed.
I guess this lil guy is my responsibillity now, which is really fun. I do all the art and animation concerning him/her:
Someone else's game that I'm somewhat helping out on <- my favourite so far
YEAH I BET YOU FORGOT I COULD ANIMATE, DIDNTYA!!?!?!?!? EVERYONE ALWAYS FORGETS ABOUT OOOOOOOLD SMELLY, then wh-BAMM!!!!!! DON'T COME CRYIN TO ME WHEN YOU'RE UP SHIT CREEK WITHOUT A COMPUTER-ASSISTED TWEEN, YOU CODDLED INGRATE FUCKS.
I'm also prototyping a couple new games. This is one I'm really excited about, I want it to be my next big swing at a for-sale game. I'm making a small version in Flash, and maybe I'll flesh it out into a web game first: It's a scrolling shooter that drops all that bullet-hell crap that I hate, and replaces it with more of a beat-em-up design. So it feels more tactile and has more interesting enemy behaviors- It's similar to Legend of Johnny.
Here's the .exe, cos it uses the right-click.
You can grab n throw guys by holding the right-mouse, and there's a tonne of weapons to try out. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK!!!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??????
Oh and also I wanna make a lil RPG where literally every mechanic is replaced with a fuckin Wii Sports golf meter. It'll be the most accessible videogame ever. So that could be funny.
OH AND I DREW CANNONCROTCH. Remember Cannoncrotch? No? Well...
Anyone else watchin The Tester? Yeah, pretty dumb show, right.
Thanks to Jeff Nitzberg for my posters.
IGN are giving out copies of No Time To Explain in IGN Prime this week, so sign up to that if you want the game for $3 (don't know if I'm allowed to say that).
Also, CONGRATS to Pokemon Tower Defense for reaching NINE POINT FIVE MILLION HITS before finally dropping from the front page after about 10 months!
Oh and nice redesign, Newgrounds.