Entry #176

Nightmare Cops at Comic-Con!

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

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.


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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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!


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!


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!


2017-06-20 18:30:58

Holy Shizzle


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.


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.


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...)


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.


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!


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.


2017-06-21 00:04:12

So, what's the synopsis of the game?

TomFulp responds:

You're cops who fight peoples' nightmares!


2017-06-21 00:33:23

Looks great, Tom. Looking forward to it.


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.


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!


2017-06-21 05:30:21

what about a Pico Game on Steam !

TomFulp responds:

I've been keeping that on the bucket list.


2017-06-21 06:36:29

Oh goodie! Looking forward.

TomFulp responds:

Thanks! How are things going with TSIOQUE?


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!


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?


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!


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.


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.


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.


2017-06-21 13:32:13

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


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


2017-06-21 13:53:56

will it be at e3?

TomFulp responds:

It will be at E3.2


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!


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:



2017-06-21 14:52:13

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!


2017-06-21 15:57:22

wish i could go there, gonna be dope!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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!


2017-06-22 01:11:49

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


2017-06-22 03:56:31

Can't wait to play this game, Tom!

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


2017-06-22 04:24:53

Looking forward to this!


2017-06-22 07:33:01

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


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!



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.


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.


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.


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!


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).


2017-06-23 09:21:12

I want beta because Im supporter make it happen pls


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 :)


2017-06-23 12:20:43

Yeah! :D


2017-06-23 19:44:11

Looking forward to your next game Tom also any Chance of Castle Crashers coming to PS4? in the future.

TomFulp responds:

No plans at the moment, time will tell!


2017-06-24 19:13:34

Hearing you guys (mostly Cory and Jeff) talk about the game on the podcast really made it seem so personal and I'm super excited to play it when it comes out