Sluri’s Backst…uri!

We’ve seen lots of little hints about Sluri’s past over the years, but I’ve always left most of it implied… for a very specific reason!

You might’ve noticed the big flashing “Games” button at the top of the site, which links to… exactly one game. Well, for ages I’d been intending to do a little JRPG-ish spin-off game about Sluri’s early years as a wizard-in-training in Fantasy World, which would’ve explained a bit more about her motives and her relationships with other characters.

ABOVE: an unrelated Badnix game that also will probably never be released

But, for various reasons, I decided not to go ahead with that project, and it’s left Sluri a bit more ambiguous than I’d like. So, with some help from Kambei’s Mental Block, we’re getting a little peek into the backstory that would have been covered in that game. Before resuming the goofy fight scenes! Probably!

(Worth noting, BTW, that I still have some ideas for Badnix-related games that may actually happen! Don’t give up on that shiny ‘Games’ button just yet.)

Merry Badnix-mas

Hope you’re all having a good holiday-type season! We’ll be taking a week off from new comics, buuut I do have some fun seasonal things to share!

Did you know I just finished a new game? It’s called Scrooge the Cat, and it’s a vaguely holiday-themed platforming/philanthropy game that I created for Ludum Dare. Features include a story mode with animated cutscenes, a randomizer mode, a boss fight, pixelated cat people, and 8-bit remixes of public domain Christmas music. People seem to like it! Maybe you will as well? Worth investigating, I say.

On a similar note… I noticed some people discussing ideas for a Badnix game in the comments recently. Did you know that there’s been a Badnix game already? And that it was also a full-fledged holiday special? Worth investigating, I say again.

World Warriors 2!

The tournament story is back! It’s been a while, so remember to check the recent recap for extra context – or go back in the archives and read part 1 again! (Time permitting.)

Part 1 was sort of our chance to ease into this new corner of the Badniverse – Part 2 is where we get to start cutting loose and having fun with all the fighting and dumb new characters. There will be plot and story also! But it will be really goofy and visually fun and littered with bad puns. So I’m excited about that! Hopefully you will be also.

New Cast Page!

Well, people have been prodding me for this for ages, and I’ve finally gotten around to it – the cast page has officially been updated! Featuring updated character art, about 10 new characters, and the ability to click on any character profile to be taken back to whatever poorly drawn comic from 5 years ago they originally had a notable role in.

I did excise a few characters whose time in the spotlight seems to have passed. Could you, in fact, triangulate future spoilers about the comic based on which old characters I’ve left in the mix, as well as other miscellaneous details I’ve slipped in? Probably! Or maybe I’ll blindside all of you and do a year-long story about Chilliam Faulkner and the Ghost of Dinofrog. You never know!

Anyway, actual comic-type updates should hopefully be returning next week. Stay tuned!