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Green Pixel is Blogging! 12/05/2011

by Joe

As we excitedly work during Block Hopper’s crunch time, our beloved programmer, Rich (@hushlorentz) has decided to keep everyone up-to-date by blogging his daily achievements! Check it out at http://greenpixel.ca/blog/, especially if you’re an aspiring game developer, like us :D I will also post any art-related tutorials and things that I learn during the course of making our games. Feel free to comment anything that may help us, as I believe that making games is a community-driven effort :D

With Block Hopper finishing up, I am also finishing up our next game’s design document! It will be The Pocalypse’s second game and if Rich gives it a green light, we’ll be working on it soon! You can stay updated by following @GreenPixelDev on Twitter, checking out the Green Pixel Development Blog, and/or right here on The Pocalypse! :D

Enjoy Scene 44 – “Link Severed”!

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Samuel’s a freakin con,leader of the machines and im first

Spectrite21 on December 5, 2011 at 10:43 pm

FIRST! And Wow. I that was a great scene. Can’t wait for the rest of it…. So curious now as to what Graymane did.

Alex apocalypse on December 5, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Aw damn haha..

Alex apocalypse on December 5, 2011 at 10:44 pm

1-. First (?)
2-. Wasn’t Joe naked when this scene happened? His talking avatar wasn’t. :P
3-. The suspense is killing me.

Gah! on December 5, 2011 at 10:45 pm

i hope its joe that is waking up he has been in the mind forever

raikue on December 5, 2011 at 10:46 pm


earl pineda on December 5, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Sam is not evil, he’s just badass :)

Protke! on December 5, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Yeaaaah the werewolf didn’t get turned and rips the brain to piecses.Wooooooh ^^

hellhound on December 6, 2011 at 12:02 am

Hm… Sam’s original body is gonna get killed. But judging on what Dominik did, Inner Joe is going to be mad…
Now I think Jess will smack Joe upside down for not stopping Dominik.

Shade Person on December 6, 2011 at 12:06 am

@Alex I’m sure Graymane just lifted a leg and peeded on the Console.

Sam is not evil, nor are the machines. They’re sterile and detached. The only two evil races so far are Humans and Vampires. The Vampires revel in the pain and anguish that they cause. Sam is probably driven by the need to walk the earth again but want’s a body as perfect as his mind so he doesn’t have to worry about death again. Oddly enough, it looks like neither he nor the machines have “killed” any one. They’re just waiting for new body so they can all share in the “perfection”.

That being said, maybe it’s because he was giving us so much personal backstory, but I really didn’t see this turn with the machines coming.

Raziel Star on December 6, 2011 at 12:15 am

Sam: Sentient Automated Machine.

MaveriKat on December 6, 2011 at 12:17 am

WHOHOO! take back your body Joe! :D

frida on December 6, 2011 at 1:37 am

@raziel i think humans are more or less neutral as a group, machines are lawful neutral(as they seem to have rules and protocols) btw the brains in the jar are only ones SAM has found to possess a strong mind, odds are he kills anyone he deems too weak for his goal(remember this guy trained the vampires, and was betrayed by vamps, hes not likely to keep around those that he doesn’t feel are important).
i wonder if Jess and Bernies dad is in one of those jars?

nightarix on December 6, 2011 at 1:53 am

Wow, That was tense. And a lot of threads coming together at once. Really good writing.

Tristan on December 6, 2011 at 2:52 am

@Night I meant that humans and vamps are the only ones shown thus far to be capable of “Evil”. I’m sure there are some somewhat decent vamps in the world too. Also I don’t think Sam would reduce such a great mind as Bernie Sr’s into a jar. He would at least give him a command position or make him a body/suit worthy of him that would put Arbiter to shame.

Raziel Star on December 6, 2011 at 3:04 am

yaa joe got hes body back and whos side is sam on i wonder

jarlrit on December 6, 2011 at 3:41 am

for the question of: ‘is Sam evil?’
the answer is: ‘why Sam seeks perfection.’
revenge – evil; love/justice – good; love/revenge – evil (lawful?); justice/revenge – evil (chaotic); moving on – (lawful); just to have a body that he can enjoy life in – (chaotic/lawful);
Remember Sam enjoys pleasant interactions with civil rules. He dislikes separation from those he cares for (death).

sh4d0wfl4re on December 6, 2011 at 3:43 am

@Raziel Star’s Second Comment
If Bernard Sr. was turned in a brain,probably he’s contained in Obliteration’s body.

Joe,I thank you for posting the progress on Block Hopper,because I want to be a game programmer also. Though,I’m going for Art School because my father will teach me how to program. :D

Happy Vampire on December 6, 2011 at 3:48 am

I had a hunch that brain in the middle was Sam. Creeeeepy.

yinello on December 6, 2011 at 4:25 am

So from what I can infer:
1. Sam is the big brain in the machine city
2. Some how same and other Joe came in contact with each other mentally or physically in some way
3. Joe is okay…or so we hope.
4. Other Joe is trapped now.
5. Dominic may or may not be dead or at least brain dead.


That is all.

Sophie on December 6, 2011 at 4:33 am


ZiggyPox on December 6, 2011 at 6:18 am

Everyone in that scene sure was spending a lot of time talking to outer Joe and ignoring inner Joe despite the former being unconscious and the latter screaming about killing everybody…

Raynt on December 6, 2011 at 6:23 am


Brenkie on December 6, 2011 at 10:15 am


Brenkie on December 6, 2011 at 10:16 am

FUCKING WIN! Greybane is awesome!!!

Tsuris on December 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm

How do you come up with so many freaking cliff hangers?! IT’S INHUMAN!

Riou on December 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Jegus. IJ is O-fucken-P. I mean, he NUKEBALL’D Sam. As in, Nuke in a Ball. I can’t believe it. If Sam is way more powerful than that, oh god. Thepocalypse as we know it, will end.

Anon on December 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

What will Jess see, B**** Joe or Samuel, will greybane came what he asked for? Find out next time :D

Robi on December 6, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Raptor jesus wills save you from the veloci-rapture but the pocalypse si out of his power

Brenkie on December 7, 2011 at 11:02 am

great… Sam forced Greybane to come. and save his brain… Sam probably will live inside Greybane for a while, just like Dark has been living since the beginning till he took over Joe’s body… Also, it seems that Dark might’ve perished inside Sam’s crumbling mind, as he had no way to escape the mind-cage Dominik created…

NeoWarrior on December 7, 2011 at 12:04 pm

@Brenkie Lol! Raptor jesus xD
@Neo I think you might be right

emokirby on December 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I have nothing to say except…

Holy shit.

X on December 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I’ll just leave this here re Sam:

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
C. S. Lewis

MrBester on December 8, 2011 at 12:04 am

Saviour Machine.
On that David Bowie song, the machine claims it can steal every mind…

DramaNoMore on December 8, 2011 at 3:50 am

@joe do you think your a skilled drawer without the program you use to make the comic?If you are for a filler you could just send mini-drawings on the website.

kingjd on December 8, 2011 at 6:45 am

Where the fuck is the comic!

Erik on December 8, 2011 at 10:38 am