The Robo Yeti

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | November 21, 2013 | No Comments

Thanks to everyone who let me know they wanted T-Shirts.  I’ve placed the order for them, and I should have a page on the site soon where you can grab ’em.  They make great stocking stuffers.  (And if you sew up the sleeves, I suppose they could make great stockings, too!)

I’ve been hard at work the past few weeks — apparently so hard that I’ve neglected to post updates.  But *now*, yes *now* we are in the final stretch of The Electric Shocktopus.  Art, sound, levels, animations — all the pieces are coming together.

So for the next few weeks, I’m going to be posting here about something RAD in the game.  This week?


Yes:  Robo.  Yeti.


I hear his visual acuity is based on movement

I hear his visual acuity is based on movement


That’s right.  A robotic yeti.  The Electric Shocktopus now has all 45 levels, including a Boss Battle at the end.  You’ll have to use all the skills you’ve gained in the game (like, say, not dying) to beat this mechanical contraption.  He’s got spikes.  He’s got guns.  And he’s got some extra mechanical surprises in store for our invertebrate hero.


He's gunnin' for you.

He’s gunnin’ for you.


So there’s your reward for making it through 44 difficult levels.  A dastardly boss at the end.


Thank you to all the playtesters who have been giving me feedback on the game.  For those of you who are already playtesters, there’s a new version of the game up on FGL.  Let me know if you have login issues – I can always send you new codes.  And if you aren’t a playtester yet but want to be, feel free to get in touch.


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Pre-order your Shocktopus T-Shirts

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus, Wednesday Update | November 7, 2013 | No Comments

At Boston FIG — one piece of Shocktopus swag stood out above all others.  People asked “hey, can I get one?”  They took pictures.  It drew them into the game.

I’m talking of course about the crocheted Shocktopus.  And no, you can’t get one.  (My Mom made it, and it’s all mine!)  BUT — I am printing off some more Shocktopus T-Shirts.  Nice, soft black T-Shirts with your favorite charged Cephalopod plastered right on front.


Man, I love that band!

Man, I love that band!


This shirt is an international sensation.  Literally.  I’ve had strangers chuckle at it, a family in Germany stop me on the street about it, and have even been invited backstage at a Led Zeppelin concert because of it.  (Erm, not that last one.)  And now is your chance to get your very own piece of history.

On a more down-to-earth note — I’m going to be printing up a couple dozen of these shirts.  Some for family (shh, don’t tell them), and some for anyone who’d like one.  Before I go an print the shirts, it’d be helpful to know what sizes we’d need.  So if you’d like one, shoot me an email with the size you’d like to ‘pre-order’ it (standard unisex t-shirt sizes apply).  Just to make sure I don’t print two dozen larges when everyone wants smalls.  Once they’re printed, they’ll be available online.

I’m still working out the details with the printer to get a handle on what they’ll cost — but I’ll be keeping them pretty cheap.  Between 16 and 18 bucks.  They are comfy, stylish, appropriately nerdy, and make great gifts for the holidays!


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