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Dr. Vile Takes 2nd Place! :D 01/08/2013

by Joe

Woohoo! :D Our Ludum Dare 25 Jam entry, “Dr. Vile in The Greater Good“, nabbed 2nd place Overall in the competition! :D

Play it here is you haven’t already!

We didn’t know what to expect, as this was our first Ludum Dare and there were hundreds of other great entries in the Jam, so getting 2nd Overall is super awesome! Now it’s time to expand the game and get it out there while the gettin’s good! We’re planning a larger game (not TPD2 large but MUCH larger than the original Dr. Vile), which will feature:

– More weapons and tools to get Dr. Vile through the droves of Dr. Vile-haters!
– More zones to pillage and plunder!
– More Lexe!
– Perilous dungeons to conquer!
– Upgrades to Dr. Vile and his Lair to make him a more efficient crazy bastard!
– A crafting system so you can choose what to make for Dr. Vile!
– The chance to finally finish off that smug, handsome, do-gooder – Dr. Ben Evolent!

Stay tuned for more news and don’t worry, TPD2 is still in production and still moving along nicely! :D

Enjoy Scene 12 – “Stubborn Ass”!

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BloodWolf7 on January 8, 2013 at 11:32 pm


D on January 8, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Noooo!!! Scrufflebeck!!
Give him tons of water and sun, please!

HarrowedMind on January 8, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Don’t let scrufflebeck die… Please Joe. WHERE IS YOUR HEART!!!

Lashwrithe on January 8, 2013 at 11:45 pm

yes First .. Comic of the year :D, stubborn A** Jake =.=

greymata on January 8, 2013 at 11:46 pm


Dranlord on January 9, 2013 at 12:07 am

Probably the saddest episode yet, poor scrufflebeck. If he doesn’t make it I don’t know if I could keep following. Wish the best for the little guy

laserhead on January 9, 2013 at 12:49 am

damn it i wanted Joe to go berserk on Jake and them for shooting Scrufflbeck giving him his memories about him….

On a Side note Jake need to shoot or put in jail for shooting Scrufflbeck

Evil Joe: He needs to die for shooting my dog.

Nomad on January 9, 2013 at 1:57 am

you know. Scrufflebeck was hurt before. Just pot it in again.

robert on January 9, 2013 at 2:06 am

I found a typo “I know that they will little have effect.”, the little and have should be switched.

Blank on January 9, 2013 at 3:28 am

Also, forgot to add, is Dr. Ben Evolent really a good guy, or even a scientist? Could pretty much just be taking credit for other people’s work, while appearing to be nice and all that; kind of like that Lockheart person in ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” — listened to what they did and all that, then mind-wipe them and claim the actions were his (or something like that, read it like 4/5 years ago so I only remember the important parts).

Blank on January 9, 2013 at 3:35 am

First place probably went to that overated crackpot Dr. Ben Evolent. Curse him!

Guvnorium on January 9, 2013 at 4:27 am

i would like to say something about zombies evolving.
yes i am aware there can be regular zombies or zombies that spit acid at ya…L4D2 is fun :3
but since i seen the warm bodies trailer i now see that a corpse is slow and stupid.i think
until i saw the “bonies”
man if i was being chased by those things i would literally crap bricks 0.o
sure being chased by rotting flesh is scary but being chased by a almost skeletal one that actually runs at ya….goodbye sanity

scavenger on January 9, 2013 at 4:54 am

You asshole you just friggen shot Scrufflebeck…

fatloserboi on January 9, 2013 at 4:58 am

scavenger, many people would shit a brickwall if the dead start moving…

robert on January 9, 2013 at 5:01 am

if its a regular zombie then what most people would of(other then some breaking down of course) is aim for the head or run like hell becuase zeds are slow
what im talking about is how the Bonies in that warm bodies movie are basically a zed all the way down to the bone almost with a very skeletal like form…and freaky skull head and like no eyes thing….and the fact they sense the heartbeat in people makes it to where people start crapping out brick houses

scavenger on January 9, 2013 at 6:05 am

see? I told you guys… jake ALWAYS make the worst decisions .-.

Tio Ba on January 9, 2013 at 7:25 am


zach on January 9, 2013 at 7:36 am

“I don’t want to force my way into the colony”

*Forces way in anyway*

Bill on January 9, 2013 at 8:06 am

NOOOO!!! SCRUFFLEBECK!!!JOE, Please don’t kill off that character, please?

hiei on January 9, 2013 at 8:47 am

ok iw benn reading this for 14 straight hours and i want to catch some sleep but before i do i just one say joe feel like i know you i fell like i know all of you guys just by reading the coments and notes from you joe. i wish i new about this page sooner but there was no way of founding out about but i somehow did greeting from CROATIA JOE IM YOU NUBER ONE FAN HERE !!!! anywas great story i coudnt stop reading it was like a drog to me you just keep suprising me whit every episode you are awsome you made my life better !!! and before i go to sleep did you ever consider puting all this storys together becouse loading each one induviudly took alot of time from me im not sayin stop my episodes im just saying if you coude put all you made before into one piece it woude realy help new people like me!!! anyways Your awsome Cant w8 for the ne episode

A NEW FAN on January 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

and btw my letters dont work so well heheh

A NEW FAN on January 9, 2013 at 9:39 am

Distaste for an action does not prevent a necessary action, at times. Not one of those guards is hurt (except maybe Jake, but that won’t be permanent).

Scrufflebeck will heal in time, given some water, given past precedent.
Honestly surprised Joe didn’t just freak out and blow up the entire squad there. Victor did a lot more damage than I thought. Also surprised Victor didn’t freak out and slip a little out of his prison over that damage.

Some Guy on January 9, 2013 at 9:52 am

oh guys do you know are the guys on the moticicles from the sampe camp as the guys who ware carrying that thing that atacked Scrufflebeck ?

dominik on January 9, 2013 at 9:54 am

Haha… yeah, but actually I think he just makes sure that a lunatic, “The law is law” guy won’t kill her and her friends.

Otter on January 9, 2013 at 9:56 am

you killed my sleep

A NEW FAN on January 9, 2013 at 10:35 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Scruffybecky is going to dieeeeeeeee unless he’s given water and sunlight like last tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime i hope people know about photosynthesiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis

Rosey8377 on January 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

Scrufflebeck!!!!! there are rules joe, kill the elderly kill the sick kill the good guys the bad guys kill anyone but killing a dog is crossing the line

Oddliver on January 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

@Blank – Thanks for the catch! Fixed! :D
@Guvnorium – Haha! DR. BEN EVOLENT!!! >:O
@A NEW FAN – Thanks for reading and welcome to The Pocalypse! Hope you got some sleep after reading everything! :D

Joe on January 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

No T_T Joe wouldn’t really kill off Scrufflebeck right, he’ll regenerate like before, Right Joe?!….Please. (Side note, Jake has gone full Cross being pig headed caused him to hurt the people he was sworn to protect, hope he goes to jail, I don’t like him)

Nadodan on January 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm


Tom on January 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Yay. New scene makes me not care I broke my arms.

Pseudonym_ on January 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm

if you let him die i will let you down as a reader xD

Jareth on January 9, 2013 at 2:36 pm

biggest threat a reader could give the writer(or coder dunno)
nice ^_^

scavenger on January 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm

I’ve been reading your comic from the first scene. I must say that this is the best supernatural comic I have ever seen. Thank you so much Joe for making 2012 such a great year for entertainment for me!

Andre Holmes on January 9, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Why would you do that, Author Joe? :c
Why so many cliffhangersssss? D:
*Scruffy’d better be revived in the next few episodes. ONGMAUNOJGUBE LITTLE BABY SCRUFFY, LIKE, HALF SIZE?? Haha, it would be cute ^_^*
Yeah, I talk a lot.
*I’m gonna shut up now. Kthanxbai.*

Atty13 on January 10, 2013 at 9:11 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO think of the Scrufflebeck for the love of God think of the Scrufflebeck!!!!!!!!!!! :D What a start to 2013 for the comic @Joe can’t wait to see what’s in store!! :)

Chris on January 10, 2013 at 11:02 am

So which game come first then in this competition?

Btw joe as a side note and a games designer myself and from a family that works in the industry (my bro is working on GTA V as we speak ^_^)

But it sounds like your taking on too many projects at once,which in my experience has always lead to disaster,i highly recommend finishing one project off before starting another.

Wayne Mangham on January 10, 2013 at 11:24 am

@Andre Holmes – Thank YOU for reading! :D
@Wayne Mangham – Haha, yeah, tell me about it ;D I highly recommend the same thing to any other game designers out there!

Joe on January 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm

@Joe You bastard! How could you kill Scruffs?

JustLaxin on January 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm

…am I the only one who saw a flash of white with ominous, shady circles arranged in a circle around a large black circles when this loaded? Anyway, as always love the comic and games but hate the cliffhangers and deaths.

r2d2go on January 10, 2013 at 9:46 pm

given what he survived in the past i´m confident that scrufflebeck will pull through, but i´m a tad worried about what rosa did – killing that stubborn idiot would be alright with me, but all those soldiers? lets hope they´re just unconscious….

Peya Luna on January 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

Note to all scrufflebeck worries,plants dont die that easily only fire usually kills em and even then they grow back in time. But i seem to recall scruffy being hurt before and him evolving into a better bigger dog.

Wayne Mangham on January 11, 2013 at 8:56 am

Once again, I knew it would end the moment I heard Bernie yell “SCRUFFLEBECK!!”. Great update though! I just wish Joe would go back to his old self. XD

I'll Eat Yourself on January 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm


Keir on January 11, 2013 at 10:34 pm

SCRUFFLEBECK!!!!!! Why do you hit us where it hurts…

Victor on January 12, 2013 at 2:56 am

Jake You Punta!

Mwape on January 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Congrats on 2nd place! I remember seeing this in the lists and was so exited to see you had made an entry for Ludum Dare.Keep up the great work.(and lexe too!)

Brenkie on January 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

He likely didn’t kill scrufflebeck. knowing how badass he is, he’ll probably regenerate or somthing cool like that.

Brenkie on January 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I hope this doesn’t foul things up with plant orb and their peace pact.

Wheatly Labs on January 15, 2013 at 12:30 am

Hurry! Bring a photosynthetic cell generator! It’s probably doc’s cup of tea quite literally! Bring Scruffy the cup of life!!!!!

NeoWarrior on January 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Do not kill Scrufflebeck. Seriously. They were out on a mission, someone HAS to have some water on them to dump over the little guy. He can’t die.

Nokota on January 16, 2013 at 9:11 am

Oh, and PLEASE update more. Tired of checking my “weekly update comics” and not seeing anything new on this one…

Nokota on January 16, 2013 at 9:11 am

@ WoW : How are the crazy pills? Are they not working as intended? NURSE!!!!

Wayne Mangham on January 16, 2013 at 10:25 am

@Wayne Mangham – I’ve deleted his/her comment :D It’s super cool that people are itching for a new scene and I wish I could get them done quicker but that commenter took it a biiiiiit too far ;D

Joe on January 16, 2013 at 11:46 am

I just went on kongregate to look for any new games, and I found this game that was an entry for Ludum Dare http://www.kongregate.com/games/Arkeus/from-the-black

Not going to say on January 16, 2013 at 4:47 pm

@ Joe : Yeh i would have too,i deal with those sort of people on a daily basis,i like to call them “oxygen thiefs”

Wayne Mangham on January 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm