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TPD2 Update! 09/04/2012

by Joe

Sorry I haven’t been updating you all on The Pocalypse Defense 2 progress as much I should have!

The game will feature a huge explorable map, including New Hammerston, a few machine cities, some mutant strongholds, some plant territories, and a few small colonies. Not to mention the rest of the city! :D So, I’ve working on that map for some time now (and throw in making The Pocalypse scenes)! I’m hoping that I’ll finish it soon so that I can move on to units, NPCs, and the perks that I owe all of our awesome funders :D

That’s what’s been happening with art! On the programming end, Rich has been working on an amazing tool that makes putting the art and game together easy enough for even an artist like me to understand :D This tool (which is called the Grand Unifying Tool, or GUT :D) will also help us with future games!

We’re headed to Project Play in London, Ontario on September 16. We hope to have a very small demo of TPD2 ready for visitors to play and we’ll also be giving Mutant Tier (and higher) funders a chance to play it too :D If you’re in the area, please say hello!

I’ll be updating you more as I finish the game’s map. The map is by far the biggest single hurdle in the entire art list so it’ll be a HUGE load off my shoulders once I finish it :D Again, we don’t have a final release date but we’re aiming for December! Thank you again for waiting! If you have any questions, please ask!

Enjoy Scene 30 – “Couldn’t Save Them”!

Back to school! :D Who can you find in this Hammerston school lot? Vote to see! Please vote for The Pocalypse here everyday! I’m going to try coming up with a new incentive every update (or every few updates) :D Thank you for voting!

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Bernie, you have a little something on your face.

Nivella on September 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm

@Nivella – Haha! I really did laugh out loud when I read that :D

Joe on September 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm

DON’T KILL BERNIE!!! I love him!!!

NarniaNerd on September 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Was that a face hugger?

Zach on September 4, 2012 at 9:39 pm

i think that is like one of those plant bombs but it seems it have something in it like energy?anyways HOW COULD YOU SCRUFFLE BECK BE LOVED YOU AND YOU REPAY US KILLING BERNIE AND I THINKED YOU WERE DIFFERENT YOU ARE JUST AS COLD AS THE ELDER!

Tom on September 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm

@Nivella – *slowclap*

Willy on September 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm

or Scrufflebeck is doing what the elder vampire once mentioned, about the ever crazy balance of robots mutants zombies plants n humans

perhaps that plant thing will be kinda like a symbiotic type thing? I’m thinking it’s gonna give some sorta way for plants\people to communicate now

I mean for crying out loud they got plant puppies! it’s like Eureka 7 all over again! :D

bruudwin on September 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I sense a human plant alliance coming soon, or at the very least an understanding between a plant faction/species/whatever and the humans after Scrufflebeck had them intercept the missile.

D on September 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Scrufflebeck, why is this spider-plant licking my face? Do spiders even have tongues? Why is it’s tongue turning red? Is that my blood? Is that a vampire-plant?! feeling… whoozie…

NeoWarrior on September 4, 2012 at 10:43 pm

ive seen enough hentai to know where this is going…

ruh roh on September 4, 2012 at 11:01 pm

i knew something was off about that bomb, since I don’t remember the other ones earlier having that thing in the center.
Next episode: Bernie connects to the plant hive mind.

robert on September 4, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Don’t panic, probably just a mindlink so the plant can talk to him. XD

MSB on September 4, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I’ve noticed that there’s a little green burst when the vine reaches Bernie, so I’m wondering what it is. It seems to be a link-up to Bernie, but I can’t say.

BloodWolf7 on September 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

I really don’t think Bernie is being hurt. It could CHANGE Bernie, but I don’t think it’ll kill him, or even maim him. I’ll admit it would be a sudden surprise if Joe did pull that, but the timing seems wrong. Especially since we know Scrufflebeck likes Bernie, loves Joe, and cares about people in general. We saw how he reacted when the good doctor was in trouble (when he ran into that mutant dog), so I don’t think Bernie has anything to worry about. Scrufflebeck wouldn’t let anything happen.

BloodWolf7 on September 5, 2012 at 12:04 am

i think that plant-bomb thingy is like a mesanger for the king/quuen plant ant its giving barnie some sort of mesage ir maibe gives him like some sort of badge from the plants for peace and shoot it at his head because it was at it level because scrufelbeck wont harm barnie or any human

vampire super boy on September 5, 2012 at 1:29 am

@mesanger from@

vampire super boy on September 5, 2012 at 1:30 am

what did scrufflebeck do

Albert on September 5, 2012 at 1:59 am

Scrufflebeck whausydfgbsdubf

biperfuture on September 5, 2012 at 4:15 am

please dont go alien on us (alien vs predator i think ya know what i mean)

scavenger on September 5, 2012 at 5:04 am

or this isn’t scrufflebeck. DUNDUN DUUUUN

robert on September 5, 2012 at 7:22 am

My theory, Scruff and friends intercepted the missile. And they’re informing them how they did it.

Anon on September 5, 2012 at 7:49 am

Man, Joe is a total dick. No one’s selfish like him.

Sam on September 5, 2012 at 7:52 am

I liked so much this episode and the explanation on how machines think. Joe had my same questions about that :)
BTW, I liked so much Joe in the past, but now he’s a very dick. Reading this episode i hoped for the one into the mutant (can’t remember the name) to claim Joe’s body once and for all.

Gilby on September 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

I dini think that the creature is going to convert bernie. Scrufflebeck is very loyal to his friends and allowing such a thing isn’t going to end up negative. Must be a communicator thing like the Gravemind so that the dog and bernie can speak. a guess, not a spoiler. :/

Genome Robi on September 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

You know you can do that whole Darth Vader NNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!! thing while still in armor. *SMH*

Also I’ve never liked Joe as a person but we’re 7 chapters in and he has barely grown at all. Freaking Rosa has had more development then him and she’s barely been in this. Mysterious powers or no I’m really losing my cool with him.

Raziel Star on September 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

NO! NOT BERNIE! WHY? WHY?? WHY!!!!!??????? Can you make a new character after me? :D

Victor on September 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm

*Link established… Uploading ponies*

Anon on September 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I knew he would turn on them eventually. Unless he’s helping somehow. I gotta admit though, getting stabbed in the face by a plant wire would HURT.

illeatyourself on September 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I was going to be at Project Play but its my parents anniversary so sad right now :(

Chrome352 on September 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

What Anon said.

Irene on September 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

maybe Bernie will transform into a plant?

Tom on September 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Wow… suspense… Joe’s a dick… overall great chapter… as usual… I… think that… something important… is about to happen… dot dot dot…

Lil'T on September 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm

weird plant tentacles. maybe they evolved and found out a way to communicate with humans.

aero on September 6, 2012 at 9:56 am

NOT A BANELING, NOT A BANELING AT ALL. Whyyyyy Bernie?! That Arbiter is there to protect you from shit exactly like this! Come on, man!

Don Quixote on September 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm

*facepalm* bernie forgot rule one of the pocalypse: never leave your suit until your REALLY safe

delfiler on September 7, 2012 at 2:35 am

Come on guys scruff wouldn’t do anything to them without having good intentions!!!

J on September 7, 2012 at 5:14 pm

i think this thing upgrade bernie with bio-plant suit :D

Kalas on September 8, 2012 at 5:18 am

Great comic,first time posting here,im just learning code atm so thanks for the codecademy site its very informative,my bro works for Rockstar Leeds in the UK he’s currently working on GTA V stuff atm but if you ever need any advice about the industry let me know and i can work my magic :P

Wayne Mangham on September 15, 2012 at 5:01 pm