Games I’m glad were never made… #10

Games I’m glad were never made… #10

Games I’m glad were never made… #10

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Sorry for the delay in posting the comic. I got home from Otakon at 8pm last night and the last thing I wanted to do was put a comic after that. So I had to wait until I got home from work to put this strip together. And here it is.

So… I sold a lot of wares at Otakon this weekend. Most of which were the Rejected Mega Man Villains and the Games I’m Glad Were Never Made… posters. But the Games I’m Glad Were Never Made… poster was very popular at the convention. A lot more than I could have anticipated. So I thought, “Well, heck! I might as well get started on making some more of these for the next poster I said I would.” Needless to say after that, my gophers and I came up with 19 brand new “games.” So here’s the first batch of them gone from the next poster.

I just want to stress that these are not the remain three “games” that appeared on the original poster. Those three will stay on the poster and only on the poster… maybe the Dueling Analogs book one day, but never on the site. Also, here’s a link to all the previous Games I’m Glad Were Never Made… and postings pertaining to them.

Lastly, I will post the highlights of my trip to Otakon, on the site, later on today…

Edit: As promised, here is a link to the Otakon recap.

Discussion (14)¬

  1. Roger
    Roger says:
    July 21, 2009 at 8:45 am #

    I hate to be disagreeable, but I want a copy of Where’s Waldo Buried so bad now I can taste it.

    Awesome as always.

  2. Cody
    Cody says:
    July 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

    The Communist one would have shown how far the world really has fallen. Waldo buried’d be fun, but really, who cares where so long as he IS dead.

  3. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    July 21, 2009 at 1:03 pm #

    Mario’s Communist Party, my God that’s brilliant!

  4. gelugon2105
    gelugon2105 says:
    July 22, 2009 at 1:54 am #

    Um… I get the Mario Communist Party thing (I believe it is a word-play that Mr. Napierski thought up when he noticed that from a certain angle Josef Stalin looks more than a bit like Mario), and Where’s Waldo was a hideous game.

    But I don’t get the one on the center. It is of course a parody of Left 4 Dead, but I don’t recall any human in that game called Fred. Or anyone that is related to that game called Fred. And I don’t recall Valve having any staffer called Fred.

  5. The Anarchyz
    The Anarchyz says:
    July 22, 2009 at 2:31 am #

    I’m still laughing about Mario’s Communist Party and Right Said Fred “I’m too sexy for your zombie, too sexy for survivors, too sexy for director” Jajajajajajajajaja…

  6. The Anarchyz
    The Anarchyz says:
    July 22, 2009 at 2:35 am #

    @gelugon2105 Right Said Fred is a pop band famous for the song “I’m too sexy” …

  7. gelugon2105
    gelugon2105 says:
    July 22, 2009 at 3:26 am #

    Okay… So Right Said Fred is the creator of that “I’m too sexy for…” song that was greatly parodied – including by Sean Connery.

    But what is the significance of this song as a Left 4 Dead parody? I get what The Anarchyz means (see above), but I don’t find it funny and I don’t think Mr. Napierski meant to have this parody that way. Or maybe there was some odd and very amusing G-modded video for Left 4 Dead that incorporated this song? If so, can anyone tell what to type to Google this up?

  8. The Anarchyz
    The Anarchyz says:
    July 22, 2009 at 4:05 am #

    @gelugon2105 I just did a silly bit, i think the whole point is the rhyming of both titles, unless you’re right and there’s a Left4Sexy video on youtube or dailymotion or wherever…

  9. H3xx
    H3xx says:
    July 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    Someone should make a flash game called Where’s Waldo Buried?

  10. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    July 22, 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    @H3xx That actually be pretty easy. You create the artwork for one dirt pile and create a movie clip for the grave. Duplicate the movie clip over and over again. Have Flash randomly choose which pile Waldo is under and award points based on time and incorrect guesses. Also, it could be treated like MineSweeper. Have an easy, medium, hard & insane level. Start with 9 graves and go to 100. Making it fun to play is the hard part.

  11. Mr. V
    Mr. V says:
    July 23, 2009 at 5:52 am #

    Re: the communist mario bit. check out this flash video that I stumbled upon a little bit ago. http://88by31.com/flashman/thepeoplesmario.swf

  12. Cody
    Cody says:
    July 23, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    ^ ’nuff said when we’re talking bout waldo…

  13. wang clip
    wang clip says:
    July 24, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    These are getting over done and less funny. Space them out and reconnect with the good art and humor you had going in earlier comics.

  14. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    July 24, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    @wang clip Personally, I feel these are even more spot on to what the real covers to video games would look like than the earlier ones. As far as humor, I’m a lot less for shock value than I was when I first started the comic. Honestly, the earlier format for the strip was “Now who can I offend today?”