Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse Interview
Staff, 2023-03-18 08:30:00,
The early 2000s webcomic Cyanide and Happiness crowdfunded a point-and-click adventure game in 2017. Explosm has branched out its darkly comedic series into plenty of other mediums, including animated shorts and tabletop card games like Master Dater, and a video game was the next logical step. Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse Episode 1 launched to a mixed reception in 2021, but Explosm is still going ahead with the series’ full trilogy. To celebrate Episode 1‘s second anniversary, it’s 60-percent off through March 23.
Game Rant spoke to Cyanide and Happiness co-creator Kris Wilson and Freakpocalypse lead game designer Roger Barr about the webcomic’s nearly 20-year run online and how Freakpocalypse will aim to impress players with its next two releases. The following interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.
Q: How much of the team behind Freakpocalypse is/was involved in the comic?
Wilson: When it comes to the comic, all three of us are involved to a degree. Not only by adding jokes and concepts, but by proxy of the characters in the C&H universe and how they develop from one cartoon to the next.
Barr: We also have the same artists, animators, and sound designers from the C&H videos working on the game to ensure it feels like Freakpocalypse is an extension of that same universe.
Q: My friends and I are fans of…
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