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New York, New York…

So for our Christmas break, we decided to go up north to visit some family in upstate New York (I'm from NY in case I haven't mentioned it before). It was a long drive all the way up there from Richmond, but Re got me an iPod player for my car which made the trip go by real quickly. I always love leaving that thing on shuffle-mode to see what comes on next. One minute we'll be listening to a peaceful track from the Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack, the next minute it'll be playing Lamb of God. It's always amusing when the music playing goes from one extreme to another like that.

Was real glad to be able to visit my sister while I was up there, even though it was only for a short time. She's the one who got all the smart genes, so naturally she works in the medical field. Her job seems pretty crazy as she'll get paged at 4 in the morning to work on harvesting organs and tissues from the recently deceased. I couldn't even make myself wake up at 4am, let alone take a flight out into the middle of nowhere to cut up some bodies. Ah well, if you live in upstate New York and you're an organ donor and you die soon... chances are my sister will be working on you.

So after we were done hanging out in upstate New York, we went down to NYC to stay for a night. We decided to pamper ourselves for this one night and stay at a real nice hotel, check out the view we had:

A room with one hell of a view!
That's the actual view we had from our window.

The place was really nice 'n all, but the prices of some stuff just makes me laugh. It's like rich people have nothing better to do with their money so they'll just piss it away on things. For example, a snack pack of pretzels that would normally cost 50 cents from any regular vending machine was being sold for $2.50 at the hotel. If you wanted a bowl of corn flakes, that'd run you $5.00 (pending you didn't want to add in bananas or berries). But the most absurdly priced food item was the one that was in our room when we first arrived:

Uh, no thanks, I'll drink from the garden hose!

No thanks, I think I'd drink from the garden hose or the toilet before I spent SEVEN DOLLARS on a small bottle of water. And I love how they promote it like it's being provided as a "service" to their guests. Yeah, you're doing us guests a real favor. 7 bux for a bottle of water? What a deal!

Well anyway, we went walking around NYC for a while. Went to Brooklyn, Queens, and my personal favorite area... St. Mark's Place. Tons of great shops to be found in that area. I'd probably consider moving there if it didn't cost an arm and a leg (or the equivalent of a bottle of water from our hotel) to do so. After that, we went back down to Philly, which I already talked about in my previous post. All in all, a fine trip and the break from staring at my computer screen wasn't nearly long enough.

In other news... I'm sure that you've all seen the trailer for our new game by now...


Yes indeed, PickleMan is going to be I-Mockery's next big flash game. While that trailer is just a little teaser I made (which still took an assload of time to finish, as does everything in Flash) I figured I'd shed a little bit of light on the game. First off, it's going to be huge. We want to make this one of the biggest flash games you'll ever encounter on the internet. Far bigger than the Domo-Kun's Angry Smashfest game we did a while back, which was a huge game in itself.

This time, there's three of us working on the game instead of two:

All of us having 3-letter names... it must be destiny. o.O

The game is a long way from being finished even though we have a lot of stuff already created. I can't tell you how awesome of a job PoX is doing on the Pickleman sprites. What I can tell you is that this game is going to be fun as hell. Much like the Domo-Kun game, the PickleMan game will have plenty of nods to the games of yesteryear, loads o' humor and gobs o' violence. We'll be unveiling more about the game as the months go by including screenshots and eventually a second trailer with some footage from the actual game. We might even put out a demo at some point, but I'm not making any promises. Right now all I care about is creating the best game we possibly can.

Anyway, lemme know what you all think about the teaser trailer and the idea of a PickleMan game!



Ilya (Guest) on 01/05/2006 4:26 pm

Lol , i refresh and there is yo long post. So nice again Rog. Just make the pickleman game quicker and ill give u fresh pickle secks. lol


-RoG- (Guest) on 01/05/2006 4:39 pm

Pickle secks sounds painful. Besides, when it comes to how long it'll take to finish creating this game, it's like those old Heinz ketchup commercials said: "Good things come to those who wait."


Darth Poop (Guest) on 01/05/2006 5:12 pm

I just hope there is plenty of hot frog on bannana action in the game.


TalRave (Guest) on 01/05/2006 5:17 pm

That trailer was intense. I about choked on my $2.50 pretzels when Pickleman appeared.


a Guy (Guest) on 01/05/2006 5:47 pm

Now that I have seen that trailer,RoG officially is the god of my world *Bows down*


Mrracoon (Guest) on 01/05/2006 6:51 pm

Will this game be have save points or something of the sort since in the domo kun game i had to replay the battles so many times that my keyboard actually melted and transformed into flame with the help of friction and combustion.


comradecayt (Guest) on 01/05/2006 7:10 pm

Hey, ever been to Greenwich? (Near Saratoga). It's boring, but that's where I live.


Vertigo200 (Guest) on 01/05/2006 7:45 pm

As I said previously, the trailer was fantastic, the only problem with it was that fatal sentence: Fall 2006. It's like Leonardo da Vinci painting the smile from the Mona Lisa, showing it to the world and then saying "It'll be done in a few weeks”. Or Metallica releasing a single for "One" containing nothing but that marvelous guitar solo and promising “Will finish the rest later. Or General Mills releasing Boo Berry, but at the same time buying all the milk in the world, so as stop people from combing them! Etc.
The agony of the wait may be to strong to hold back, in which case only ritual seppuku will be suffice to ease the shame of my ancestors! So, in “short”, please, please, please, please, (…), please, please finish the game as fast as you can.
Oh, and two tiny little questions: the Pickleman sprite was taken / composed from "Death and Return of Superman" for the SNES, right? And second, will you use voices in the game, as opposed to Domo Kun (asks a "certified" and looking-for-work voice actor).


El Guano (Guest) on 01/05/2006 10:27 pm

I cant wait for the new Pickleman game,Also i love how Pickleman came out to Man Made God


AngryHydralisk (Guest) on 01/05/2006 10:58 pm

The water story cracks me up. I can get a 24-pack of Deer Park brand water for 6 bucks. Anyways, we all look forward to Pickleman: the Game.


CosmoToad (Guest) on 01/06/2006 12:56 am

When I saw that trailer I felt sorry for bannanas and the pain their ancestors went through( or joy)


-pox- (Guest) on 01/06/2006 6:41 am

Yeah, Vertigo, I made the pickleman sprites from the Superman game. Over 100 sprites total! I played about 40 SNES games so far for the demo and ripped all the sprites you see in the movie and a SHITLOAD more. I made some from scratch too which will knock your socks clean off. Thanks for the props guys, there's not a lot in that trailer compared to what we already have made, and the reaction is damn pleasing :O
We shall do our best!

And 7$ water bottles? Is it from the fountain of youth? Can it cure my impotence?


oy (Guest) on 01/06/2006 12:06 pm

*drools* I hope you'll put ZOMBIES. A BIG DAMN LOT OF THEM! :P


TalRave (Guest) on 01/06/2006 2:10 pm

What game where the dancing waffles from...? o_0


El Guano (Guest) on 01/06/2006 11:44 pm

I hope Domo-Kun will show up in it if not, Ill cry.


Inriri (Guest) on 01/09/2006 9:20 pm

I wonder if ol Freddy will be in this game.

btw, awesome demo, made my night ^_^


Siegfried (Guest) on 01/12/2006 1:55 am

You totally should make a console game, like Tom Fulp did with Alien Hominid, love your site.

~ Siegfried


ColdFusion (Guest) on 01/12/2006 3:42 pm

THE BREATH AND HEARTBURN OF PICKLEMAN! er... yeah, good choice of sprites to use :) I can't wait for this game!! Pickleman is gonna make Boogerman look like "Mickey Mouse's and the Magician's Anus" which is an awful game that I desperately hope I've made up.


Kevin (Guest) on 01/16/2006 8:29 pm

I liked your story, but how much was Gasoline? I could estimate about 5.50-7.99 a gallon. And for more ideas, you may want to add Dexter's laboratory in it, like you did with domo kun adding the power puff girls.

As for the destiny part goes, yeah, its quite astounding, as it is capital-small-capital pattern. Maybe it is destiny. I some how think that you took my word of advise on newgrounds (which my profile was HumveeMan, and changed to Gr4d1us) which was "make a sequel with pickle man in it". Looking foward to it.

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