Entry #177

Nightmare Cops Screenshots

2017-07-17 15:43:50 by TomFulp

Tomorrow I'll be flying out to San Diego for Comic-Con, where you'll be able to find Nightmare Cops and myself at the Behemoth booth (#229) as part of the Friends of the Behemoth showcase.

This Nightmare Cops demo is the result of years of work, with a big push this month to have a demo build for Comic-Con. I'm the programmer, with @JohnnyUtah and @Spazkid on art and @Oney on music. Nightmare Cops will be an official Newgrounds release.

Guest voices in the demo include @RicePirate, @JazLyte, @RomeoJr and @L0LitsMonica! There's a ton of dialog in this game and it's all lip-synced using Talk Head. We made Talk Head in 2012 for this purpose, that is how crazy this project is.

So yeah, you're cops who fight people's nightmares! It's got a whole fully realized world with tons of people who have different perceptions of each other but more importantly you beat the crap out of lots of bad guys and can drive all over town smashing stuff. Pretty much everything in the overworld is breakable for no reason other than we know people will want ot break it.

Here are some teaser screenshots!








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2017-07-17 15:51:27

Looks awesome!!


2017-07-17 15:52:03

"Pretty much everything in the overworld is breakable for no reason other than we know people will want to break it."

You understand the gaming community all too well Tom.


2017-07-17 15:52:13

Very nice :)


2017-07-17 15:54:33

Absolutely incredible stuff!


2017-07-17 15:55:52



2017-07-17 16:02:48

Wow, love the art style, colorful and detailed.


2017-07-17 16:05:13

this is gonna be cool uh huh huh :D


2017-07-17 16:05:17

This looks amazing! :D


2017-07-17 16:09:11

This may be my fave character selection screen since Metal Slug


2017-07-17 16:19:21

dis exciting :D


2017-07-17 16:23:11

Yeeeaaaaa!! this looks so good! I played the demo for it last year at Pico Day and found it really fun! glad to see it's coming along super well!!


2017-07-17 16:24:20

Maaan, the Boss level and the tower fight are awesome!


2017-07-17 16:27:36

This already looks massively exciting. I can't fathom how much dedication you all were able to put towards making this game happen over such a long period of time. Can't wait to be able to play it.


2017-07-17 16:40:19

Looking forward to the game! <3


2017-07-17 16:41:47

Looks so fucking hype, my dudes.


2017-07-17 16:49:50




2017-07-17 17:09:20

I'm reactivating my internet card just to buy this game, I CANT WAIT!


2017-07-17 17:14:24

Lookin' good! Good luck!


2017-07-17 17:21:31

Playing Zombidle, I noticed that Supporters are given a pass on watching ads. It got me thinking: will you incentivize the NG Supporter program by offering codes for in-game skins or beta codes or something for games like Nightmare Cops and others in the future? It might be a cool way to encourage supporters.

TomFulp responds:

Gonna have to figure something out there down the road. I don't think we can do in-game stuff because that requires an outside API, which is generally a no-no with console and on some level probably Steam too. Something with beta codes would be cool though.


2017-07-17 18:18:33

All of these stills look STUNNING!! Great work, guys!
Can you make a follow-up post when you get back to update all of us on how it went? :D


2017-07-17 18:25:25

This seriously just looks fantastic, straight up, just all good stuff from super talented folk. Hope you get some good reception!


2017-07-17 18:36:55

This is looking fantastic! I'm genuinely very excited for this games release.

Keep at the incredible work all you guys!


2017-07-17 18:40:14

holy shit this looks aweeesome


2017-07-17 19:54:38

Looks dope!


2017-07-17 20:22:42

yo this looks rad as hell, soo hype


2017-07-17 20:35:47



2017-07-17 21:16:12

Brain-o-vision reminds me of a Pip Boy. Looks super cute so far!


2017-07-17 21:16:26

This looks like Alien Hominid


2017-07-17 21:26:42

So you're telling me we're not gonna hear the beautiful voice of JohnnyUtah in this game?

TomFulp responds:

He's in there! He's one of the playable characters and also the pig boss.


2017-07-18 04:37:37

This looks and sounds rad, exciting.


2017-07-18 05:40:24

you guys have done such a great job!


2017-07-18 07:06:58

I remember when this site first started. you've come along way tom. just joined again, figured i'd get back into the scene. been a long time. grats and the game looks great cant wait to play it.


2017-07-18 08:09:47

Really cool! Can't wait for the game!


2017-07-18 12:02:37

w000p! Wish I could be at Comic Con to play the demo and hear myself make noises, this shit looks beauteous *_*


2017-07-18 12:30:00

All them years seeing that banner under your forum posts has had me hyped. Hope you guys kill it :D


2017-07-18 18:38:00

That piggy bank guy has been my favourite ever since I saw him in that old Vine. He looks like a nice fellow


2017-07-18 23:53:18

nice game :D


2017-07-19 04:31:57

Oh my dear sweet lord.
I feel so happy.


2017-07-19 12:02:18

Looks pretty amazing, kept up on some of Jeff's streams but these screenshots blow my expectations outta the water. Good job lads!


2017-07-19 14:42:39

Looks like a really polished game good job can't wait to see/play it! :D


2017-07-20 04:46:57

Yessss finally! Been lookin forward to this!


2017-07-20 12:49:37

This looks amazing. Wish you guys the best with the game!


2017-07-23 15:11:01

Looks great man. I need to get back into Super-Meatboy.... used to thrash that in my mates sesh-den back in the day.


2017-07-25 23:17:26

That's what I'm talking about, it looks GORGEOUS! This is exactly what I want -- an action platformer with AMAZING graphics (JohnnyUtah is so talented!), probably amazing gameplay as well, different playable characters, and unlockable content. I wish you all the best and hope this game gets the recognition it deserves. God bless you :)!


2017-07-28 12:54:47



2017-07-29 07:00:18

When you say it's a Newgrounds release, will it be here in Newgrounds? Or will I have to get it through Steam? I'm pretty sure it won't be free if you release it in Steam, so how much is it going to cost? Hopefully I will be able to buy it, the only game I bought from you guys was Castle Crashers, but at the moment my family is having a financial crisis because of the economy over here so I can't confirm if I will be able to buy this game. Anyways, judging from these screenshots, I can tell the game will be "dope af".

TomFulp responds:

It will be available for Steam and console. Not sure about final price and I believe prices can vary per country as well, at least on console.


2017-07-29 12:11:27

I hope that you don't close Newgrounds in 2020. :((

TomFulp responds:

Newgrounds won't be closing in 2020! I like to think our worst years are already behind us.


2017-07-29 12:38:02

Ok maybe will be on NG games and movies in 2021.
I think that Adobe Flash will refresh many in 2021.


2017-07-31 13:13:50

Looking forward to this! Looks amazing and some of my favorite content creators are working on it!!


2017-08-01 12:33:10

You are HUGE, Tom! Thank You for being who you are! \m/,