Entry #176

Nightmare Cops at Comic-Con!

2017-06-20 16:41:06 by TomFulp
Updated

Heads up, I'll be at San Diego Comic-Con next month, showing Nightmare Cops at the Behemoth booth (Booth 229).

Nightmare Cops is the game I've been working on for the past five years with @JohnnyUtah and @Spazkid, along with @Oney on music. It's gonna be a Newgrounds release for console / Steam... SOME DAY! It's by far the biggest project any of us have ever undertaken but it will be worth it.

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We've been pretty quiet about it because people seem to get exhausted with games that hype too soon and then have a many-year dev cycle. It's a delicate balance between wanting publicity but wanting to feel FRESH when we launch. Comic-Con is the first time anyone outside of the Newgrounds office will be taking NC for a spin.

Comic-Con is Thursday, July 20th thru Sunday, July 23rd!


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akin11akin11

2017-06-20 16:56:45

nice Tom but i dont even live in America. but hopefully by next year i will come on holiday so i can see you (maybe)

TomFulp responds:

Most Americans won't even be able to make it to Comic-Con, it sells out pretty quick nowadays. On the plus side, NC will be available everywhere when it finally comes out!


MysticSkillzMysticSkillz

2017-06-20 17:46:00

Looking forward to this game Tom.

TomFulp responds:

We'll definitely have some sort of local event before launch so you'll have to come by and play!


rummblerusslerummblerussle

2017-06-20 17:59:45

fuck now i want to go to Comic-con. No other game/movie has made me feel this way before

TomFulp responds:

Now if we can just get a few million more people to feel that way before launch!


AprimeAprime

2017-06-20 18:30:58

Holy Shizzle


SpareMattSpareMatt

2017-06-20 18:43:41

NC? cool, which part?

TomFulp responds:

The demo we'll be showing is the prologue town - basically a town full of boarded up McMansions where the cops have been doing business but are ready to move on somewhere new.

The demo lets you drive around this town, visit one nightmare and a VS mode for people who want to fight each other for fun. The rest of the game is closed off.


KeithKeith

2017-06-20 18:58:11

See kids, that collaboration section of the Newgrounds community really does work.

I'm interested to hear about the gameplay whenever details get released. Two questions. First, given your position of power, have you ever considered using Behemoth as a publisher for small teams/devs. Secondly, have you ever considered putting together a compilation of some Newgrounds games, maybe slapping some trophies/achievements in and releasing it on Steam/Consoles? Obviously the developers would get a small percentage or maybe paid a set amount for their game.

TomFulp responds:

Both the Behemoth and Newgrounds have avoided going the publisher route because we believe we're in an age where people can publish themselves.

As far as compilations, I had been considering a compilation of my Madness Day games at one point. The thought was I would tackle a different episode of Madness each year, then explore putting them all together as a console release if things went well. I never got very far with that though.

Haven't been considering other compilations, although there are some that would have fun potential.


ninjamuffin99ninjamuffin99

2017-06-20 20:06:52

Tom you tease! I wish I could go to Comic-Con dangit.

5 years oh dang, how long did Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid take to make?

TomFulp responds:

Alien Hominid took 15 months and Castle Crashers took three years. This game is a beast, there is a lot to see and do.


ButzboButzbo

2017-06-20 21:22:50

Niice, I'm really looking forward to it!! (after getting a lot more involved into game develpment, I completely get the 'SOME DAY' bit...)


PegasuPegasu

2017-06-20 21:52:33

All that pink looks gorgeous !!
Will ppl who are outside the US and cant ever get to SDCC see a trailer or anything??

TomFulp responds:

We might put a trailer together after Comic-Con. That's part of the question of how soon we should be hyping it if it will still be in production for a good while.


QuinnerooniQuinnerooni

2017-06-20 21:58:50

I'm always excited about a new Behemoth game, and Cory, JohnnyUtah, and Chris all working on it with you guys will most likely make for a quality game. I'll see you at comicon!

TomFulp responds:

It will technically be a Newgrounds release vs a Behemoth release but Behemoth is providing great support!


KnightsKnights

2017-06-20 23:02:29

From what I played so far at Pico Day, this game is being set up as one of my favorite games of the past 5 years, maybe 10. Jeff's style just meshes so well with gaming that it's a wonder why he didn't try and create a game before.

I know this may be a little bit too early to ask this, but will there be merch sold alongside the game when it's finished, like a complete OST, or a t-shirt/statues ALA Castle Crashers?

Can't wait to play the final product, Tom!

TomFulp responds:

No merch in the works at the moment but I'm sure there will be some shirts some day and stuff like posters / OST etc. is all possible. For now we're just focused on getting closer to the finish line.


AdrianAlanBullockAdrianAlanBullock

2017-06-21 00:04:12

So, what's the synopsis of the game?

TomFulp responds:

You're cops who fight peoples' nightmares!


HipnikDragomirHipnikDragomir

2017-06-21 00:33:23

Looks great, Tom. Looking forward to it.


ToxicGeekToxicGeek

2017-06-21 01:22:09

Pretty great news! Maybe you'll be able to release it next year if things goes well!

TomFulp responds:

Man that would be AMAZING but very unlikely. My entire future hinges on getting this out there though, though.


RealFactionRealFaction

2017-06-21 02:07:59

Oh my god yes!!! Sooner than we expected!!! :D Grats Tom! I'm glad Behemoth is backing this to help it get out there! I loved playing the demo! Wish I was there to play the update. Keep on keeping :) I hope it gets finished soon.

TomFulp responds:

It's still gonna be in development for a good while but we're getting there!


Chuck-RipperChuck-Ripper

2017-06-21 05:30:21

what about a Pico Game on Steam !

TomFulp responds:

I've been keeping that on the bucket list.


SarkazmSarkazm

2017-06-21 06:36:29

Oh goodie! Looking forward.

TomFulp responds:

Thanks! How are things going with TSIOQUE?


ZJZJ

2017-06-21 10:08:25

Now I'm really sad that I missed out on tickets for the show. :(

TomFulp responds:

You snooze you loooooze!


SuperPhil64SuperPhil64

2017-06-21 10:29:12

Ohh man can't wait for this! I loved what I got to play at P-Day, can't wait to see how much the game has evolved since. Best O luck to you folk getting this game finished up!

TomFulp responds:

Thanks! Are you gonna be at Comic-Con?


SuperPhil64SuperPhil64

2017-06-21 10:38:28

Unfortunately not! I meant more in a general can't wait for this game haha. I wish i was tho!


MysticSkillzMysticSkillz

2017-06-21 12:04:31

Do you mean by the Newgrounds office?

TomFulp responds:

Yeah at some point we'll have a little Nightmare Cops launch soirée or something.


MysticSkillzMysticSkillz

2017-06-21 12:16:42

Cool, I may not be able to make it, but if you guys plan on launching it on the site I'll def play it, :) Even if's it's a demo.


OcarinaOfBlowingOcarinaOfBlowing

2017-06-21 12:58:38

I feel bad for Cuphead (*~*)
I'm still hype for it...

TomFulp responds:

Cuphead is beautiful and you can play both! Funny story though, Nightmare Cops started as a boss rush game but we decided it needed full levels. When Cuphead announced as a boss rush game we were like, "they're doing what we were gonna do!" but then Cuphead realized they needed levels too. We also both have top-down overworlds and characters who can shoot from their fingers, both coincidences because all of us seem to be thinking alike.


VicBissVicBiss

2017-06-21 13:32:13

Pumped to see more of this game! I'm sure all of your hard work will pay off.


Matija27Matija27

2017-06-21 13:43:13

Finally! Been looking forward to this game since I first noticed it below one of your posts :D
Looks great. Best of luck on Comic-Con :D


LuisLuis

2017-06-21 13:53:56

will it be at e3?

TomFulp responds:

It will be at E3.2


BinaryDoodBinaryDood

2017-06-21 14:09:18

Cool man! Loved playing it in the NGHQ, cant wait to see what changed since then!

TomFulp responds:

Excited to see how the crowd responds!


PhantomArcade3000PhantomArcade3000

2017-06-21 14:15:51

I'm as proud as I am stunned every time I catch a glimpse of it. Very happy that this masterpiece will fly under the Newgrounds name!

TomFulp responds:

NG 4 LYFE


SabtasticSabtastic

2017-06-21 14:52:13

I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU ALL!! :D THIS IS GONNA BE GREAT!
Finally some recognition for all your hard work!

I couldn't be more pumped for the first official reveal. I've been watching you guys pour your heart and souls into making this game, and I'm confident it's going to be very well received. Wish I could be there!

TomFulp responds:

w00t thanks! Gonna be a crazy week, I just hope these last few weeks of prep go well!


SpareMattSpareMatt

2017-06-21 15:52:11

I think you misread haha, I meant which part of NC are you coming too.

TomFulp responds:

Still confused - when I said NC I was referring to Nightmare Cops. Did you think I meant North Carolina?


freakworld10freakworld10

2017-06-21 15:57:22

wish i could go there, gonna be dope!


NoodleNoodle

2017-06-21 16:08:31

Damn, I wish I could be there to try it out!!

The biggest project any of you have undertaken!? Bigger than any of your Behemoth games??

TomFulp responds:

Yeah, already been working on it for two years longer than Castle Crashers! Although to its credit, the third year of Castle Crashers was around the clock crunch. NC has been very steady and consistent development though.


SpareMattSpareMatt

2017-06-21 16:43:52

Yea, I was confused and got excited you were going to an event in north carolina haha. Yea.


MSGheroMSGhero

2017-06-21 17:34:45

I guess the hype train has left the station. Good luck!

I always love when characters' eyes/glasses glow against a darker background like that.


TorgardTorgard

2017-06-21 17:48:19

Will you be recording gameplay footage?

TomFulp responds:

I imagine footage from Comic-Con will end up on-line, a good reason to get more of our own stuff out soon too.


MstrJLMstrJL

2017-06-21 21:13:08

I really want to see this game, if is as good as everybody said on the podcast it could be an instant buy for me. I really like @JohnnyUtah and @Spazkid’s animations and artwork.


RaNcIdPsYcHoJoShRaNcIdPsYcHoJoSh

2017-06-21 21:50:52

Good shit Tom! Can't wait to see this! I always loved your games, you have a real knack for classic arcade-style gaming. I'm getting into game development too. My game's a fighting game called GigaMaidens


CortatCortat

2017-06-21 21:55:34

Looking forward to this game. Sadly, I can't make it to Comic-Con, but I wish you guys the best!


ZacharyZachary

2017-06-22 01:11:49

Day one purchase for sure my dude, can't wait to play it!


d00dleJamd00dleJam

2017-06-22 03:56:31

Can't wait to play this game, Tom!

...SOME day :') But good luck with the game!


CyberdevilCyberdevil

2017-06-22 04:24:53

Looking forward to this!


AxelstationAxelstation

2017-06-22 07:33:01

I'll definitely be grabbing the game as soon as it comes out, can't wait :D


TheEnkianTheEnkian

2017-06-22 09:23:27

Very nice! On top of your Behemoth work, particularly Pit People at the moment, how do you find to juggle so many projects and family? Major kudos for it.

(Updated ) TomFulp responds:

I'm not actually involved in Pit People development, that's all happening in San Diego. I did play PP on my Xbox this morning though, although it was still Update 3. Update 4 is launching today!

http://blog.thebehemoth.com/2017/06/12/pit-people-update-4-release-date/


theworstninjatheworstninja

2017-06-22 14:15:12

Why didn't you call it Nightmare Guard or something? That way it could be abbreviated to NG which would be fitting as it's the first game released by you guys under the Newgrounds name.

TomFulp responds:

Man Nightmare Guard has a nice ring to it, too... Although people would get confused wondering if I'm talking about Newgrounds or Nightmare Guard, my posts would have double the NG.


ScepterDPinoyScepterDPinoy

2017-06-22 15:14:12

I would be happy to hear if this game got greenlit on Steam. This gameplay and art style looks interesting to me since 2-D platformer is my cup of tea. Will it include DLC in the future?

TomFulp responds:

We have other story ideas that could become expansion packs if everything goes well. Also would let us finish the core story without letting scope creep forever.


AdrianAlanBullockAdrianAlanBullock

2017-06-22 19:54:34

Do you have the synopsis yet or is this a private project that is still yet to be revealed?

TomFulp responds:

The gist is you are cops who fight peoples' nightmares. There's a whole story but that will wait to unfold when people play. I will say you are in a town where lots of people are inter-connected so you get to see both good and bad portrayals of different people based on their role in different nightmares.


TomaMotoTomaMoto

2017-06-22 20:20:10

YEAH! I know everyone's gonna love it and you will spend the next years drowning in NC fan-art. And the day will come when you are ready to release and on that day you will ask yourself "How did the hype come to be? How is it still here?". And then I will descend from the rafters and approach you, silently, from behind. A vile grin will creep across my face as I whisper in your ear, "Because it was a cool game, Tom. It was a cool game."

TomFulp responds:

That all sounds wonderful :)

And your voice will definitely be in there!


LeonNDPLeonNDP

2017-06-22 23:13:25

You mentioned that your "entire future hinges on getting this out there". What'd you mean by that exactly?

TomFulp responds:

I mean if we don't finish Nightmare Cops I'll be in pretty bad shape but if we finish it I expect to be in pretty good shape (NG as well).


SoupcatSoupcat

2017-06-23 09:21:12

I want beta because Im supporter make it happen pls


RigaheaDRigaheaD

2017-06-23 11:20:47

Can't wait to play it. Like the style. I hope you can shoot at those blue mailbox . :D

TomFulp responds:

You can smash them with your van in the overworld if that counts :)