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Gonna Need More NPCs! 11/15/2012

by Joe

Thanks for waiting! :D I’m moving on to sprites for TPD2 so, to all you funders, I aim to finish all the sprite perks in the coming weeks! Thank you for your patience as well!

Speaking of character sprites, judging by the size of the Hammerston map, we’re going to need a decent amount of NPCs – more than the amount of funders who are getting sprites. I could just make up new characters but I wonder if any of you would still be interested in funding TPD2 to get a sprite of yourself in the game. In the Indiegogo campaign, $40 got you:

– A sprite of yourself in the game as an NPC. You get to choose what you want him/her to say!
– Access to the beta for testing and feedback.
– Access to the exclusive dev forums to discuss the game with us and other funders.
– A digital copy of TPD2 on the platform of your choice.
– Your name in the credits, of course :D

Please let me know if you’re interested and I may open it up! I won’t do a crowd-funding campaign again. This would be just for you – The Pocalypse readers :D

Enjoy Scene 5 – “Blood Ties”!

Who can you find in the Hammerston suburbs? Vote to see! Please vote for The Pocalypse here everyday! (Powerfist, Greybane, Rosa, Cross, Stinger, Jake, Obliteration, and Doc are in this one!) I’m going to try coming up with a new incentive every update (or every few updates) :D Thank you for voting!

You can follow The Pocalypse on Facebook, Twitter and RSS!

EDIT >> I’ve re-opened the Vampire Tier! Please visit the Store for more details on how to become an NPC sprite in The Pocalypse Defense 2! Thank you all for your interest and if you have any questions, please let me know! :D

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At last. :O

Just saying on November 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm

well this will be interesting to say the least. keep up the good work Joe!

dragonborn156 on November 15, 2012 at 4:30 pm

What a twist :D

Zooli9 on November 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Maybe now he’ll remember Anika

Acrontus on November 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm

This will be interesting…

How many people are in his head anyhow?

Jake Krasner on November 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

joe i am a funder and i have not gotten any recent e-mails about it am i missing something?

lost in mail? on November 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm

@lost in mail? – There haven’t been any new updates in a while (been busy with the map :D) but could you give me your e-mail anyway to make sure you’re accounted for? Please send it to joe@greenpixel.ca :D Thanks!

Joe on November 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm

More! More! Thanks for keeping this story so unpredictable.

SnowRyder on November 15, 2012 at 7:13 pm

A few theories. First is that victors blast almost broke the prison, damaging joes mind directly. This amnesia could be short term, but if it’s not, that adds more problems.

Second, there may be more minds in there. victors wasn’t the only one lost, so they could have all jumped to the open mind like victor did, making that a crowded head indeed, leading to, again, no memory, but loss due to it being another mind.

Third, victor could have damaged the prison enough to sort of leak out. This might create something like the semi-composite mind that joe and victor shared before victor became self aware, early on. With that, the effects could vary widely. Victor would be weaker, yet have more influence. Memory could be lost short term or long term. Victor could have lost HIS memory, as well. A complete blend, leading to incredible amounts of power, due to the joining, could have happened, which would be incredibly dangerous if memories resurfacing caused victor to be more in control.

Ultimately, there are just too many variables for accurate prediction, and it was a very well played plot twist. Bravo, Joe

Some Guy on November 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Additionally (shame about the lack of an edit button), I’d support this project if I could, it’s one of the few things I actually load up every day with the hope that it will have updated (sadly, my hands, and my bank account, are tied)

Some Guy on November 15, 2012 at 8:24 pm

great… Now Joe’s memories are thrashed! Does this mean he has a chance to NOT be a bastard?!

NeoWarrior on November 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

i think he may have cracked a bit more than his cage…

korrupt hero on November 15, 2012 at 9:45 pm

YES WE ARE INTERESTED OPEN IT UP!!!

Le Gardon on November 15, 2012 at 10:01 pm

@Le Gardon: Don’t forget to say please!
@Joe: Yes, I agree with Le Gardon (Roach in French. I so smart!) It would still be awesome to do that, especially since I couldn’t pay then

Lil'T on November 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I am with Some Guy’s position on the money thing.

Lil'T on November 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

maybe whWhoa… I didn’t see that coming. Now maybe whenever he runs into Annika or that other girl, he might not know them or it might jog his memeory.

sk8teredude254 on November 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm

OPENITOPENITOPENITOOOOOOMG!!!!! I (sadly) wasn’t able to contribute during the indiegogo campaign, but I totally have money now! Also, amazing scene….can’t wait for the next!!! Like, literally. I’m freaking out here!

NarniaNerd on November 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I would love to do that Joe! Please, do open it up, that would be absolutely great!

BloodWolf7 on November 15, 2012 at 10:56 pm

AGAIN!?!

Not going to say on November 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Joe really needs to learn to stop going all wonky every time an evil being in his head is trying to escape and destroy the world

Not going to say on November 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Hey Joe, if you did this, would we be able to simply add to the amount we already threw in to get to $40, or would we have to pay all $40 again. That could have a big impact on whether or not I decided to throw my wallet back into the ring. xD

Willy on November 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm

yes i am intersted in the donating the 40$. Please open it back up. Though is there a limit to how much you can donate? Or is it just the 40$ tier?

M.T. Person on November 16, 2012 at 1:41 am

Yikes that doesn’t bode well. But i’m really happy that Rosa didn’t fail. I thought, seeing from her earlier lack of control and innocence she wouldn’t be able to hold victor.

Marduk on November 16, 2012 at 4:44 am

give him back his memories… thats not cool … i liked the asshole Joe…

Jareth on November 16, 2012 at 8:14 am

Joe is reminding me of Fei Fong Wong (Xenogears)… With Rosa’s role seemingly comparable to Wise Man, at least with respect to the main character…

APStorm on November 16, 2012 at 10:01 am

… Great, now I want to call Victor ‘Id’. And I suppose that makes Andrius ‘Grahf’, kind of… And maybe Samuel can be compared to Abel, on some level. I need to stop my brain, now, before it gets any more weird.

APStorm on November 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

What a twist!!! I wonder will Sam explain the whole connection thing with Rosa… like can Victor take over her body too because they shared blood?? And will Joe lose his memory for good?? O the suspense!! XD

Chris on November 16, 2012 at 10:21 am

“Who are you?” I knew it would end there the moment I heard it. I WANT MORE!! That one was too short! XD

illeatyourself on November 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Can you open to UK people, I wanna donate by phone :)

Genome Robi on November 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

THAT’S WHERE YOU’RE GONNA LEAVE IT!? GAH! Not cool Joe! >_>

SilentCobra on November 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Are we going to get a different Joe?
Is this one going to be less of an asshat?

Vyrien on November 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm

FUCK!ANOTHER PLOT TWIST NOBODY WANTED

Edward on November 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Well, I would love to fund it Joe, but sadly, I am what one calls flat broke. I can give you some suggestions for NPC’s, but I can’t donate. I have a very active imagination, so I would be more than happy to help.

Pseudonym_ on November 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm

the plot twists make the story more convoluted than the human brain.

mouseman on November 16, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I’ve re-opened the Vampire Tier! Please visit the Store (http://www.thepocalypse.com/store) for more details on how to become an NPC sprite in The Pocalypse Defense 2! Thank you all for your interest and if you have any questions, please let me know! :D

Joe on November 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

NOT AGAIN WITH THE DAMN CLIFFHANGERS!

anna57272 on November 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

Hmm when i read the bit “name in credits” i had a horrible flashback to the first game i worked on,it was Italian Job on the playstation one,the developer promised my name in the credits but i got ripped off with a “special thanks to family and friends” i was well pissed and never forgave it till this day!

Wayne Mangham on November 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Joe better fuckin remember Annika.

JustLaxin on November 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I find it very awkward that my name is Victor, but this has a really unexpected cliffhanger. I really like it.

Victor on November 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm

yea you should open it but i can’t buy it tho my parent havent got a credit card un till a few year so i guess i can get the vampire tier :/ hope you can make reserve(probably you won’t not )

ng tsu yao on November 19, 2012 at 1:19 am

when will the next update be?

robo247 on November 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Shame I can’t pay 40$ =(
Joe, do you accept spritework collaborations as payment? xD

Magik on November 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

@Wayne Mangham – Oh no! Won’t happen this time, I promise! Not to anyone! :D
@ng tsu yao – Thank you for the support!
@robo247 – Right now! ;D
@Magik – Thank you for the offer but right now, we’re only accepting the monies :D

Joe on November 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm