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

Zombies and NPCs :D 11/27/2012

by Joe

Thank you to everyone who has shown interest in being an NPC in TPD2! I’ve been having a blast making new NPCs and I’m ready for more! Please check out the store for more details on how to get yourself into the game as an NPC! :D

Now that I’m in sprite-making mode, I’ve been working on the units and enemies that you’ll be controlling/fighting :D Some common feedback I receive is how The Pocalypse needs more variety in its zombie population. Here’s 3 new zombie-types that will appear in TPD2 and 1 that you’re all familiar with :D

Enjoy Scene 7 – “Re-convincing”!

A big THANK YOU goes out to Dominic Longden for this scene’s song! :D

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!) Thank you for voting!

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“Ah…um yes I am a taxi driver” Funniest line I’ve heard in a while. Joe is still very unlikable and apparently very gullible.

Jermell Williams on November 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Not only is it that every time they talk he is trying to convince him to stay, Joe also never has any of his memories. someone needs to get him some sort of journal or something

Not going to say on November 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Wow, this really changes things….I can’t wait to see how this ends up! Who the poop is that vampire?? And that mood music totally made the scene, I love it!!!!

NarniaNerd on November 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Noooo! Too short Joe! It’s longer than it used to be, but it’s still too short!

Pseudonym_ on November 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Also, I am taking on a bit of a project for the Pocalypse. But I need your help. I need you to tell me a sprite you like(besides a character), and I will build it in Minecraft. I have almost all, if not all, of the characters ready to be made. So let me know about doors or a TV or something if you want the sprite in the collection.

Pseudonym_ on November 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Wow. Seriously? “I’m a taxi driver.” Joe. Please look around you and see if there are any taxis. If there are no taxis, there is no taxi drivers. Vampire who is tricking Joe needs to find a taxi.

Shade Person on November 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

“Unsavoury characters” should be “unsavory.”
That said:

Cliffhanger! Aaaa! I can’t wait for the next one! Thrilling as usual.

Taioko on November 28, 2012 at 2:58 am

Actually nevermind. They’re both legitimate spellings.

Damn you, alternate spellings! Curse you!!!

Taioko on November 28, 2012 at 2:59 am

someone help my memory, who’s the blue suit?

robert on November 28, 2012 at 3:02 am

Aah, such melancholy music…. perfect for a tearful goodbye…..

sh4d0wfl4re on November 28, 2012 at 3:05 am

That’s right, Taioko. In fact, the added ‘u’ implies British upbringing. Like with colour, or flavour. Plenty of other differences between American and British English that I can’t quite think of right this moment.

APStorm on November 28, 2012 at 10:32 am

will be seeing the varieties in the story as well?

Decifer on November 28, 2012 at 11:45 am

great new desings joe !
just well a diffrence between the zombies would be great, like give the one hair, other one bold diffrent color clothing stuff like that, that would be so much better then one model used over and over again

ryan on November 28, 2012 at 11:55 am

NO!! Zombies are just right the way they are X(

biperfuture on November 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Joe i think you have been watching the movie Airplane abit too much,there is a typo when he says “I’ve got blood over over my shirt”
For those of you who aint as old as me enjoy comedy gold!

Wayne Mangham on November 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Umm Joe is really stupid or blind in this scene ^^

SilverMaxy on November 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm

the added ‘u’ brings wit and sophistication

Philazkill on November 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Way back Bernie mentioned something about underwater monsters. Will there be any scenes under water?

THATguy on November 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm

For a second, I thought Joe was like a normal person with realistic feelings and emotions.

aattss on November 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I think that vampire might be Rosa undercover, or maybe not… I can’t wait to see how this will turn out :D Amnesia from brain damage, amnesia from trauma, amnesia from gunfight… Common things in the entertainment industry but “amnesia from the ‘soul’ of another – superhuman – person trapped inside your body that is not even yours” is quite new I think. We got a new trope going on here :D
(I’m just theorizing here of course, but I think that’s why Annika didn’t recognize Joe in the last filler scene, because it’s not his body.)

Also (author) Joe, where is the Leaper Zombie that jumps on your troops from a distance or the Tonguer Zombie which pulls your forces close to the enemy? I miss those :D
Don’t worry though, stealing ideas from the best (Valve) is not a crime ;)

Otter on November 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm

gee that was interesting (sorry my laptop died and was without a computer awhile and been trying to get a lot of things back) anyhow is the offer to be an npc sprite still up? If so will it be up till the end of this week or did I miss it already?

sykes on November 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

i hate how this is turning up, its like watching 50 first dates, and what little I did watch of it too

T*sh****a on November 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Well, I’m out of basic now and I just got caught up again. My guess is Joe will turn the vampire down when he realizes he never told him his sister’s name.

Aethrys on November 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

@Aethrys I doubt Joe will ever notice until it’s too late. XD

illeatyourself on November 29, 2012 at 1:04 am

Pretty music! I want to download it if possible! If it is, tell me where I can get it please! As for the episode, I rather wish it was longer, and I hate cliffhangers. XD Great episode though! I loved it!

illeatyourself on November 29, 2012 at 1:06 am

Sorry Author Joe, but Joe really is so incredibly naive… please tell me his subconcious has at least learned something.

Rasmus N on November 29, 2012 at 7:16 am

@APStorm, yeah, I know about the whole British thing with the spellings. Initially it was, “Damn you British spellings! Curse you!!!” but I felt that some people might take that the wrong way when it was meant as a carefree joke. So I changed before clicking “Submit” and I don’t regret it. :V

That said, it gets me thinking about if the vampire is British, like some of the other older vampires.
Wouldn’t surprise me.
I’ve got to wonder precisely where New Hammerston would be on a map…

Taioko on November 29, 2012 at 7:33 am

Just finished catching ALL the way up from the start of the comic to here. And dammit Joe, you’re like the king of cliffhangers or something! I’ve loved reading/watching/drinking this comic, and I can’t wait for more!

AwesomeFerret on November 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

wouldn’t mind getting the piano sheet music for that music lol i’d have a go at playing it, havent touched a piano in years but it might come back to me, great new scene as always

Oddliver on November 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm


SilentCobra on November 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Joe’s denial is appaling. I never took him for much anyways. I really am tired of him at the moment. But he’s a realistic character so i feel for him. I don’t think i’d take the end of the world that seriously.

Marduk on November 30, 2012 at 4:40 am

Sweet new home page

Not going to say on November 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I had a brain aneyrusm when Joe said his siter was annika.GREAT JOB JOE

Edward on December 1, 2012 at 1:54 am

Those zombies are much more scary. yikes. Will they be appearing in the main comic too?

Marduk on December 1, 2012 at 3:47 am

What happened to this site i couldnt log on to it for about a week!!?

Wayne Mangham on December 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

Yes, the new zombies (and the other enemies, which I’ll be posting on future blogs!) may find their way into the comic! More challenges for our heroes :D
@Wayne Mangham – Yes! Sorry about that! The site was down for about 2 days due to a server issue with our server company. They were able to resolve the issue and hopefully it won’t happen again :D

Joe on December 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I’m still feeling stranged that all zombies are male… No female zombies anywhere?

NeoWarrior on December 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I liked the promise Joe did of putting a comic every amount of days. 2 days was? Well, i’m waitingggggg

Erik on December 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

@ Joe – Did you manage to fix the typo i mentioned about him saying “Blood over over my shirt”?

Wayne Mangham on December 4, 2012 at 11:18 am

so…..when tpd2 comes out,will scenes be put up every 2 days again?

robo247 on December 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

@NeoWarrior – I may throw females zombies into the mix as well :D
@Wayne Mangham – I think I did! Thanks for the catch! :D
@Erik & robo247 – TPD2 is taking up most of my time and, unfortunately, I can’t (and shouldn’t) make update promises anymore :( Once a week seems to be working for now but even that could change. After TPD2, we have more game projects to work on so I’ll have to see where my time is best allocated. Thank you for waiting and bearing with my schedule! :D

Joe on December 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Joe-> Ok!
It just seemed that all enemies zombies are guys. What happened to the girls who fell to the clutches of the zombies? Were they dismembered and can’t hunt? Are they smarter than the average zombie or else use the male zombies as slaves in the way of Amazons? Cause, seriously at least one female should have fallen to the zombie disease in the Pocalypse :p

NeoWarrior on December 4, 2012 at 8:04 pm

@Joe I follow the comic without commenting… After you release TPD2 even if you have others games remember that this comic is more important… Most of the people that funded your campaign did it because of the comic, if it all just were TPD1 all the people that follow you would have just moved on with theirs lives…

Anyway I really loves this comic… Its just fun to watch and read so please dont dare to give priority to others things after you release TPD2 (which I’m waiting for)… Life first, Comic second and other games third :)

Fenix on December 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I’m not trying to force you. I’m just remembering the good old times :D

Erik on December 5, 2012 at 7:21 am