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Ahoy fellow Newgrounds chums!

Super excited today, because I've just released my new Halloween game, GRAVE CHASE! It's hard to believe I've been making games for nearly two decades now and this is the first one that I'm actually putting up for sale. I really can't wait for you all to try it out, because I've never spent so much time working on refining level designs (let alone on a soundtrack) as I have with Grave Chase. We really spent a ton of time on balancing the game so it has a perfect blend of Halloweeny atmosphere and ever-increasing classic arcade style challenge.

Grave Chase takes places in the month of October, with each of the 31 days representing a stage in the game. The story goes like this: an evil guy known as The Groundskeeper has murdered everybody in town and buried their body parts throughout his giant, mazelike graveyard. One day, he killed the parents of two siblings who saw it all happen. Now, with the power of science and shovels, these two kids are setting out to dig up those body parts and build Frankenstein-like monsters over the 31 days of October for some bloody revenge that culminates on Halloween - if they can survive that long!

Grave Chase features 31 stages of increasing arcade-style challenge, a main villain that gives Tom Fulp panic attacks, hordes of new undead monsters that are introduced throughout the game, over 50 achievement medals, Steam trading cards, unlockable game modes, a spooky chiptunes-style original soundtrack, gamepad support, power-ups, and a whole lot more.

Grave Chase is now available for $5.99 on Steam for PC / Mac / Linux:

Huge thanks to Jacob, Maarten, Marie, Bannon, Tom, and everybody who helped make this game a reality! I hope all of you will give it a try this season, as it's our love letter to all things Halloween and Horror. I'm really looking forward to hearing what you think about it!

Grave Chase on Steam for PC / Mac / Linux:

Grave Chase - Now on Steam for PC / Mac / Linux!

The Groundskeeper is looking forward to making your acquaintance... with his meat cleaver!


Ahoy again, fellow Newgrounds chums!

Just wanted to thank those of you who took the time to vote for GRAVE CHASE, as our game was greenlit last week! Didn't expect it to be greenlit so quickly, so that was certainly a nice surprise! Now that it's greenlit, we're currently working on implementing all the Steam SDK stuff (achievement medals, trading cards, etc.), and once we've tested everything, we'll announce a release date.

Thanks again for the support! Can't wait for all of you to play the game and attempt to survive the 31 deadly days of October in the Groundskeeper's graveyard!

Behold, GRAVE CHASE! Now on Steam Greenlight!

2017-02-17 12:43:22 by Mockery

Ahoy there, fellow Newgrounds peeps!

I'm excited to announce that we've just submitted our first game to Steam! The game is called GRAVE CHASE and it's now up for voting on Steam Greenlight! I know... great timing 'n all, what with Valve just announcing that their Greenlight program will be replaced in the coming months, but with any luck, we'll be able to get our game greenlit before that happens. So with that in mind, if you're on Steam, Please take a moment to vote for us!

Here's the GRAVE CHASE trailer:

Pretty spooky, huh? Alrighty, now for some details about the game itself:

GRAVE CHASE is a retro-inspired 2D horror action-adventure game in which a brother & sister must survive the month of October in the deadly graveyard of a ghoulish groundskeeper.

The Groundskeeper always keeps his graveyard full. Not by having clients, but by killing all the people in town and throwing their body parts into open graves! One night, however, he murdered the parents of two kids who saw the whole awful act take place. Now, they've sworn to get revenge using science... and shovels! Together, these siblings hatched a plan to go into the graveyard, dig up body parts, and use science to turn them into an army of monsters to tear the Groundskeeper limb from limb.

It's not going to be easy, however, for the Groundskeeper patrols the graveyard constantly with his lantern, searching for trespassers whom he can relentlessly chop into pieces with his meat cleaver. As they traverse his nightmarish graveyard, the siblings will also have to use their shovels to battle hordes of the undead, skeletons, blobs, axe-wielding psychopaths, ghosts, mummies, and much more. Hey, it's a graveyard; who else would you expect to be hanging around there late at night?

It's a spooktacular game of ever-increasing difficulty, all culminating on Halloween!

Please vote for Grave Chase on Steam Greenlight!

GRAVE CHASE features old school 2D pixel art, a steady flow of spooky new enemies throughout the game, 31 stages of increasing difficulty, 4 additional unlockable game modes for even more replay value, over 50 achievement medals , special power-ups, an all original soundtrack, windowed or fullscreen play, gamepad support, and you can choose to play as the girl or boy while the other stays home and builds monsters using the body parts you collect.

We've been working nonstop on this passion project and I really hope you like what you see. Again, if you're interested in playing GRAVE CHASE, please take a moment to vote for it on Steam Greenlight. Thanks!

Vote for Grave Chase on Steam Greenlight!

Hey there! Long time no speak, my Newgrounds peeps! Hope everyone is doing aok.

So, my buddy and I have been working on a small new game that we're planning to release sometime in October, and we're looking for an experienced pixel artist (preferably with a game or two under his/her belt) to join the project. The game will be completely coded with placeholder art already in it, so we just need someone with awesome pixel art skills to come in and make it look spiffy... and spooooky! And yes, we will be selling this game, and whoever we pick will be getting 1/3rd of the profits.

If you're interested, send me a PM with at least 2-3 examples of your best pixel work. Would definitely be nice to see some games you created the art for, or at the very least, some animations.

Thanks in advance to all who apply, and looking forward to seeing your art!






Yo ho ho, my Newgrounds chums!

Long time no speak! Sorry about that, I've been extremely busy and you're about to learn why. I'm extremely happy to announce that the new game myself and my good pals RainbowCemetery and Poxpower have been working on for Adult Swim Games is finally finished! Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla is the result of our nonstop work together for over a year, and while the three of us are exhausted from burning the midnight oil, we're super excited for all of you to play the game and see what you think.

Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla is a big action-platformer game with long levels, loads of crazy mutant enemies, and some truly huge boss battles. We wanted to make a truly different kind of platform game by introducing the unique gameplay mechanic where the protagonist can't walk or run... he simply has to hop and jump everywhere he goes. Of course, he can use that to his advantage - well, that and the fact that he has chainsaw arms that spin around like a crazed whirling dervish. Furthermore, with the gorilla being bionic 'n all, he can literally rip his chainsaw arms out of his sockets and throw them at his enemies while his stretchy tendons reel them back in. The more enemies you kill, the more you'll level up your character, which in turn increases both your overall power and the distance you can throw your extendo-arms.

By killing enemies, you'll also find a ton of costume elements (almost 130 so far!) to equip during the game at any time by pressing the "O" key. You can completely customize your character by changing his head, chest, legs, and both of his arms separately. Yes, you start out as a Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla, but you can quickly become a Bionic Keytar Pizza Beehive Cthulhu. That's an actual thing in the game. Seriously.

There are loads of other features including achievement medals, special unlockable full costume sets, secret areas, customizable keyboard controls, combo-meter, power-ups (and power-downs), player stats, stage select (so you can replay any areas instantly & search for more items), and more. And yes, your progress is automatically saved each time you play the game, so you don't have to beat it in one sitting. Honestly though, how anybody can tear themselves away from a game that allows them to replace their gorilla chest with a delicious taco is beyond me.

Can't wait for you to see all the levels and creatures, and most importantly, the gargantuan final showdown with Big Boss. Trust me, that is one insane boss fight you don't wanna miss.

You can play Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla here:

Thanks for checking it out and please lemme know what you think!


Forgot to post this here earlier in the week, so I'll just post it now. Here's how Abobo celebrated New Year's Eve. Hope everybody is having a keen 2013 so far!

(You can view the full-size image here if you like.)

How Abobo Celebrated New Year's Eve.

How Abobo Celebrated Christmas.

2012-12-27 16:11:43 by Mockery

Hope everybody has been enjoying the holiday season... I know Abobo has.

BTW, you can view the full-size Abobo Christmas card here.

How Abobo Celebrated Christmas.

Abobo's Big Adventure, the little Flash game that could, is up on Destructoid for their annual awards. Pretty awesome being on that list considering the BIG multi-million dollar games that are also on it!

Would really appreciate it if you guys could take a moment to cast your vote for Abobo here:
Vote for Abobo's Big Adventure!

As you probably already know, this project was a 10-year labor of love, so we've been really happy to see it getting worldwide recognition throughout the year. It's seriously been a crazy ride to see our Flash game get reviewed on all the major gaming sites and even reviewed in magazines like Game Informer. Getting some GOTY awards would be a really amazing way to end this big 2012 adventure of ours, so thanks in advance to all of you who vote for our game :)


Vote for Abobo's Big Adventure on Destructoid!

Ahoy again fellow Newgrounds pals!

It's time once again to unleash Abobo (and ourselves) upon hordes of attendees at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. This will be I-Mockery's fourth time as an exhibitor and we're gonna have more new stuff than ever before! Be sure to pay us a visit if you're coming to Comic-Con as we'll be at Booth # E-10 - located on the far West side of the convention center near aisles 600 & 700. This year we'll have the following on hand:

-For the first time ever, the completed, full version of our Abobo's Big Adventure game (including a special 2-player battle mode) will be available to play for free on a custom Abobo arcade cabinet! We'll have all the levels unlocked, so you can use the level-select screen and play any one you like! This is our way of celebrating the completion of a HUGE flash game project that started a decade ago, so we hope you can join in the fun!

-Exclusive, limited edition "brutal blue" and "ragey red" Abobo's Big Adventure t-shirts with all original artwork made by Newgrounds very own Jeff Bandelin. (Thanks Jeff!)

-Free Abobo masks for anybody who purchases a t-shirt! (while supplies last)

-A giant Abobo waiting to pose with you for a very special photo opportunity (aka: your face getting caved in by his angry fist)

-A brand new surprise "glow-in-the-dark" I-Mockery t-shirt that will be unveiled for the first time ever at Comic-Con!

-The unveiling of our new 8-bit spring-themed pixel poster which will soon be appearing in the Crazy4Cult art show. This will be the first time anybody will see the completed pox-tastic "Four Seasons of Pixels" series together! These four posters will make your eyes bleed pixelated rainbows of joy.

-I-Mockery Button Packs!

-I-Mockery Magnets & Stickers!

-PickleMan comic books! Protoclown's comic books! Strangepuppets comic books!

-Free ultra-gory "Dinosaur's Attack" vintage trading card packs from the eighties with every purchase! (this site is old as a dinosaur, so why not?)

-Free stickers for people who manage to defeat one of the big bosses in our Abobo game!

-Information on how to attend a free, live Tournament of Nerds performance on Saturday evening in San Diego featuring yours truly and many other funny web geeks!

-All new videos from my Youtube channel and more!

It's gonna be a blast and Pestoforce will be there with me to showcase our upcoming game, so if you're going to the convention, be sure to stop by Booth # E10 (located on the far West side of the convention center near aisles 600 & 700). Don't be shy, come say hi and maybe we'll say hi back... or punch you in the throat. But hey, a throat-punch counts as an autograph in many cultures, so if you get punched, consider yourself lucky.

Looking forward to seeing all our chums from Newgrounds once again. Just make sure you don't come all at once, because that could get a bit crowded.


Abobo's Big Adventure at I-Mockery's Comic-Con Booth #E-10 all this week!