Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Knowing is Half the Battle; Avoidance is the Other

Another minor frontpage update -- you'll now see notices of the most recently-updated items in the game, comic and video categories, respectively, under the featured header image. If that sets your world aflame, then we're glad to be of service, and you could probably do with a couple more hobbies in your life.

In other news, I don't know if you've ever seen "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," but if you haven't, it's as if someone took all the concentrated dumbness of all the collected mid-term essays written by a classroom of sophomore physical education majors, compressed them until they turned into a liquid, then set it on fire and served it in a cocktail glass with the Tasmanian Devil printed on the side.

You wont be smarter for having watched it, but you may find it affecting your movie choices in the future. Hopefully it will function as a vaccine of some sort.

But if you're simply inspired to violence after watching -- and who could blame you? - it's worth noting that the Ready Deaddy Cat contest announced last post (scroll down) is still running! Get a free download, and spill some cougar blood!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Spookingtons' First Game, "Ready Deaddy Cat," Now Available, Plus CONTEST!

Spookingtons, and by extension myself, are proud to present our very first video game for Windows PC: "Ready Deaddy Cat!"

Inspired by the @!!* cougars of some OTHER, un-named Western video game that was released in recent years, "Ready Deaddy Cat" tasks you to take down as many of these horrible feline abominations as possible, making certain not to die in the process! "Ready Deaddy Cat" features TWO exciting game modes, "Town Defense" and "COUGARGEDDON!"

"Town Defense" is totally free and playable right now. In it, you're tasked with protecting the town's populace from a brief but extremely violent cougar invasion, and then put it all on the line in a duel! And then play it again for a better rank, if you so choose.

The main game, "COUGARGEDDON," is available only via download, although there's a mildly-crippled, timed demo thereof ready to play right now, too! It's a fight to the death against cougar hordes, featuring snipers, zombies and extraterrestrials, with a twist -- keep your townspeople alive through all this, and they'll generate unique power-ups for you that make the job a whole lot easier. Let 'em die, and watch your chances for survival slip down the drain!

But that aint all -- Spookingtons is running our first-ever gamin' contest! You'll only hear it here, so listen up:

We will be awarding a free Spookingtons download of choice to each of the first ten people who achieve "Legend" rank in "Town Defense," which requires that you save all five townspeople and hit all six targets on the final attacking cougar. It aint easy! When you manage it, just take a screenshot of the "Legend" rank screen* and send it in to spookingtons@gmail.com. Winners will be notified via email!

We'll hold back PETA, so get to shootin' those cougars, people! Try -- and buy -- "Ready Deaddy Cat" today!

*this can be done easily by hitting the 'print screen' key on your keyboard, opening MS paint, creating a new image and then selecting 'paste' from the 'edit' tab.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"The Mummy's Tooth" Now Available in the Store!

It's very worth noting that "The Mummy's Tooth," which tops out at 30 pages, is in fact the largest single-issue story I've ever set to print, and that includes all of the Slave Labor Graphics run. What started as a remarkably unsuccessful attempt at a daily-updated webcomic ballooned into a full-length adventure that took almost a full year to complete. It is, in fact, probably the only single comic I've done where the presentation evolves right before the readers' eyes.

And now you can read it for yourself, in its entirety, in one convenient place for the low, low price of $2.50. I wont give you any malarkey about this one being presented as I'd originally intended -- the fact is, I started the comic pretty much without a plan and completely without a script, and the fact that it succeeds regardless is mostly luck.

But succeed it does, and the download package includes not only the full 30-page adventure in stunningly high-resolution, but also a special one-page bonus comic I wrote at the time and, well, pretty much forgot about until I stumbled upon it while reassembling the pages. It's a hoot, and nobody's EVER SEEN IT BEFORE.

Well, except me, I've seen it before. But now you can, too! And remember, all of our downloadable comics are presented entirely DRM-free, so they're easily transferrable as gifts if, for instance, there was to be a major gift-giving holiday season coming up. I'm just sayin'.

Get your copy of "The Mummy's Tooth" exclusively in the download store!