Great work Joe
2 month update milestone!
Greetings Fellow Pocalypsians
Loving the story so far!
The Architect

No Zooming! :D 05/23/2012

by Joe

I’ve received a few messages regarding quality issues for the scenes. Thanks to BloodWolf7 and his screenshots, I’ve figured out the problem :D

Do your scenes look like this?

Don't zoom!
Don't zoom!

If so, go to your browser’s menu bar, go to View (or similar) and find Zoom. Reset your browser’s zoom or set it to 100%. That should fix the quality problem. As you know, pixel art doesn’t scale well in small increments :D

Did you spread The Pocalypse Defense 2 campaign today? Please do! Let’s make it happen! :D


Enjoy Scene 8 – “Target Practice”!

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I had totally forgotten Terry. That’s a really really good cliffhanger. I want to know what happen next!

Joe Kehr on May 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Woah….i didn’t expect terry to be there…..

Good work Joe. You made me shit my pants.

I....am...your....FOLLOWER! on May 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm

wow. totally forgot terry. why is he in hospital again?

Grim on May 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

LOL Can someone update me on who is Terry? I read every scene but I have no memory of him at all.

Zobat78 on May 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm


The Khan on May 23, 2012 at 6:43 pm

@ The Khan

Told ya you should send your stuff in too XD
Nice to see we had the same problem.

Also, I would like to state that I didn’t think about the first screenshot I took, but the line Joe is giving is so friggn fitting for the problem! Good golly, I can’t help but crack up at it now XD

BloodWolf7 on May 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Sweeeeet :D

Bittamin on May 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm

YAY! He’s awake!

zach on May 23, 2012 at 8:03 pm

@Grim & Zobat78 – The wiki has all the answers! :D http://thepocalypse.wikia.com/wiki/Terry

Joe on May 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Very good scene. My mind even forgot about him myself. lol

ZidaneRobbie on May 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I keep on remembering both of them and think, ‘they’ve been asleep for about 6 seasons so far’.

The Khan on May 23, 2012 at 9:39 pm

No actually mine look pretty crisp. Might be his video card

Sky wolfbat on May 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Damn these cliffhangers, damn them all to hell!

Solidman on May 24, 2012 at 12:33 am

@Solidman I think of a new chapter less as a continuation of the story, and more as a gondola leading up the cliff.

bobsickle on May 24, 2012 at 1:16 am

Terry was Jess’s old BF. When they went on a mission with Joe and Bernie, the Elder attacked Terry and almost died. He only lived because Jess kept him alive with Sentinel’s life support long enough to get him back to the colony’s hospital.

Jordan on May 24, 2012 at 3:05 am


Alpha on May 24, 2012 at 4:56 am

When Terry woke up,I jumped across the room shouting,”YES!YES!TERRY IS BACK!YES!”wait a minute,Jess broke up with Nick,Terry and Jess have feelings for each other…I sense porno….Just kidding

Edward on May 24, 2012 at 5:28 am

:) There are 15 year olds who watch this, maybe even younger, who knows.

The Khan on May 24, 2012 at 5:48 am

How long has that dude been out?!?

Not going to say on May 24, 2012 at 6:25 am

sigh of course we finally get to find out a bunch about Joe and they give us a tiny bit about the person everyone wants to forget-Rusty, although I’m glad Terry is back I am still wondering about Greg, (or I think his name was Greg) speaking of which hey Joe do you believe in god?

Kendal on May 24, 2012 at 8:49 am

When he sits up on the bed, his graphic shows his Right arm is injured, yet hit pixel body shows his left arm is injured.

Gutsman on May 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

^Sprite Flipping. It’s been explained before… Eye-patches and such.

Willy on May 24, 2012 at 9:56 am

Wait I thought Terry was dead? If he’s alive, then this deserves a nice big YAY!!! :D I don’t know why, but everybody seems to love Terry, and I seem to be one of them! I must admit, he looks a lot older now, whether it’s because his glasses aren’t on or because his graphic is different and was made long after the original graphic (I SWEAR his hair was longer than that), but he looks more mature now. I think I liked his original look, because it made him look like a young sacrificial hero. Everybody loves a young sacrificial hero.

illeatyourself on May 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

On another note, Jake is in for a HUGE surprise soon! XD And now that I think about it, if Terry was thought to be dead, WHY DIDN’T THEY BURY HIM OR HAVE SOME SORT OF FUNERAL YET!? Lastly, how much do you wanna bet Rusty will demand a crossbow so much he will eventually become a sort of pseudo-Hawkeye? If you don’t know who Hawkeye is, he’s the Avenger that is almost exactly like Green Arrow in trademark abilities.

illeatyourself on May 24, 2012 at 10:22 am

Loving the Rusty back-story, loving the PD2 character models in the shooting range, loving the suspense in the hospital….
I’m loin’ it.

Brenkie on May 24, 2012 at 10:45 am


Brenkie on May 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

For the whole story pretty much. About one seventh of it.

The Khan on May 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Woops, I should have refreshed the page before posting that. It was directed at Edward though.

The Khan on May 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Hey joe, CTRL + 0 = reset zoom level
Because; fuck menu digging ;)

Lupus Amens on May 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I TOTALLLY forgot about Terry!!!
I wonder if anyone remembered him before this scene… I wonder if Joe(author) went looking at previous scenes to see what to make next and found out he had a wounded character that he forgot… :p

NeoWarrior on May 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

@Gutsman & Willy – Right! When in doubt, go with the talking head image. This relevant link was also brought up before: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AmbidextrousSprite :D
@Lupus Amens – Haha! Thanks for the useful tip! :D

Joe on May 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm

..am I the only one who cares about Rusty?
I wish I was as skilled as him with the crossbow.



Happy Vampire on May 25, 2012 at 3:00 am

He can’t be infected. He would’ve turned by now if he was.

The Khan on May 25, 2012 at 5:08 am


Luio on May 25, 2012 at 7:40 am

Well Joe, I think it’s safe to say that your work will always be a favorite of mine. I’m really happy you made this comic man, thanks.

mr.bojangles on May 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

WOO!!!!!!!! TERRY IS BACK!!! I was rewatching all of the earlier chapters, and when Terry went into the hospital I was like, wow, I totally forgot about him! I’m so excited that he’s back!! WOOOOOT!!!!!

NarniaNerd on May 26, 2012 at 6:46 am

Joe! If possible you should go back to the original Pocalypse Defense on Kongregate (and other sites if possible) and edit the information to say you’re making a sequel, and link to the indiegogo page. It might help.

I’ve made a post in the comments section of the game with the URL in it.


Anyone who has a kongregate account should plus the comment to make sure people can see it. Anyone who doesn’t should make one, rate the game 5 stars, and then plus the comment. (The 5 star rating is probably a drop in the bucket at this point, but it might help. Who knows?)

Willy on May 26, 2012 at 8:31 am

Unfortunately, the comments don’t link things apparently… But it’s better than nothing.

Willy on May 26, 2012 at 8:34 am

now i don’t have money only a teen but i think it would be amazing if you could ceate a in story charecter not for me but for the whole to is like a ba ninja

ben on May 26, 2012 at 9:06 am

wait are’nt the sniper and machine gunner from the pocalypse defense 2?

kingjd on May 26, 2012 at 10:51 pm

If your confused im talking about the gunners from shooting pratice.

kingjd on May 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm