Story Recap Part Two! 11/12/2014

by Joe

Halfway into the story!

Chapter 3 started right around the time Japan was recovering from the big quake, tsunami, and nuclear plant meltdown. Life slowly returned to normal and supermarket shelves began to look more and more stocked :D

My friend, Rich, who was halfway around the world in Canada, and I started work on The Pocalypse Defense to see if we could make a game together. Turns out, we could and we released our first game :D We then started work on our first iOS game, BlockHopper.

My life during these chapters feels like a blur!

Enjoy Chapters 3 & 4!

You can follow The Pocalypse on Facebook, Twitter for updates!

Oh, and The Monolith is now on mobile devices! Download now and tap away! :D

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I’ll admit, there was actually a fair amount of information that I’d forgotten. Makes me wonder what I’m failing to remember from Chatpers 5 and 6. I guess I’ll find out in the next update!

BloodWolf7 on November 12, 2014 at 2:46 am

I thought Pocalypse Defense never came out or did i miss it?

WM28UK on November 13, 2014 at 10:13 am

The Pocalypse Defense came out, it’s the Pocalypse Defense II that we’re all waiting on.

BloodWolf7 on November 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Hate to ask but didn’t raj start as a part of a comment?

Leumas797 on November 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Anyone got a link to first one i must have totally missed it :O

WM28UK on November 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

Sorry i did play it never mind,just googled it ignore me im being a retard for the day…

WM28UK on November 14, 2014 at 9:01 am

It’s okay we ALL go into full-retard-mode from time to time

Ordinal Chaos on November 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm

speaking of the pocalypse defense whats the status with the second one?

scoin on November 16, 2014 at 7:30 am

Been with this for ages, so excited for this to continue :D

Zulion on November 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

I’m always glad to see more episodes =)

BloodWolf7 on November 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Can’t wait for the next chapter to start!

Jon Williams on November 18, 2014 at 10:17 am

Wow, once again there are so many things I forgot about XD

What about the dialogue between the vampire elders towards the end? (after Bernie kills the mad farmer and stops one of their blood factories) “An unknown trio of elders meets after Bernie’s actions. They seem to have something planned for him…” Elder 1: “Can he defeat the slayer?” Elder 2: “… The slayer will not harm his child.” Could the slayer be Bernard sr.? Are they planning to turn Bernie into a vampire and attack his father?

Francesco on November 18, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Omg Francesco, completely forgot that bernie’s father is alive

Zulion on November 18, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Has it actually been confirmed that he’s alive? I always thought of it more-so being that everyone believed he was still alive, despite no real contact from him on anyone’s end for years.

BloodWolf7 on November 24, 2014 at 10:56 pm

@BloodWolf7 If i recall it was Sam or a Vampire that confirmed it(not too sure tho, just that what Zulion said somehow popped that thought into my head)

Khayne on November 27, 2014 at 10:29 am

Honestly, i just wish there would be more focus on the webseries than the games. It’s great you’re having success with it Joe, but for people like me, who followed you from the beginning of the pocalypse, and Whom never owned an iDevice, and most likely never will, unless Apple make some significant policy changes. I just could not care less about a game for the iPhone.

Even if it was available for android i probably wouldn’t play it. Not when i have a highpower gaming rig, and can instead pour the few hours i have for gaming into the AC series, TES, LoL or NWN. I may easily come across as harsh, which is not the point, basically I am saying that with all the other options, playing 2D games on my phone really just isn’t anywhere near being a priority, Especially considering that even for my phone there are full 3D (with nice graphics, and even open world) games i could play. I’m not saying you aren’t doing a good job. Just saying I’m missing the time where it was 3-a-week pocalypse, and not 3-a-year.

Rasmus on November 30, 2014 at 4:46 am

@All – Yeah! I sometimes forget about tiny little plot points that just maaaaay be pretty important later on :D
@Rasmus – Totally agree! Not everyone plays 2D mobile games and I completely understand! I’m a PC gamer myself :D What it comes down to, ultimately, is money. As a full-time artist, I have to create things that keep my family and me afloat. The Pocalypse doesn’t make much, which is unfortunate because it’s what I love to do most! I am thinking of ways to bring more revenue via the webcomic and once it reaches a certain level, I can start working less on games and freelancing and focus more on The Pocalypse. Long-time fans like you deserve it!

Joe on November 30, 2014 at 12:39 pm

@ Rasmus – a little tip for you mate,graphics and 3D isnt the be all and end all of gaming,if all you care about is the graphics then your gona play some pretty shit games in your time my friend,i would rather play a great game with awful graphics than a beautiful looking game with 0 gameplay. I also find it odd as Joe’s style of art is similar to games of old when they were all 2D yet you say you wont ever play a 2D game on your phone but you will easily read the similarly looking comic?

Sorry if i sound like a dick but my family has worked in the gaming industry all my life and i even have a brother who works at Rockstar and is currently working on GTA V on the PC and nothing pisses us off more than some idiot who claims graphics make a game….

WM28UK on November 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Adieu, mon ami. Où êtes-vous allé?

Decifer on December 10, 2014 at 6:02 pm

@Decifer – As a Canadian who took 8 years of French in school, I shamefully had to Google Translate that D: I’m still here and I hope to get to the next recap scene in a few days :D

Joe on December 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm

when will tpd2 come out?

mehitymeh on December 13, 2014 at 5:51 am

Lol. That’s okay. I’m one of those quiet followers and figured I’d give my piece. We all are rooting for you.

Stay golden, ponyboy.

Decifer on December 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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