FranknJohn is a twin-stick, roguelike brawler, featuring random environments and ridiculous physics-based gameplay. Swing your chained head around and experiment with crazy Skullcaps, as you smash through a madhouse filled with danger, mystery and chaos. Confront your maker and attempt to put a stop to your his sadistic experiments.
Locked away in the lab of an old manor, lives Dr.Harmin, a scientist driven mad by the loss of his terminally ill son. In an attempt to replace his lost child, he becomes obsessed with the sense of power gained in creating life.
Blinded by his obsession, he fails to notice that one of his discarded experiments just happens to be what he has been seeking to create for so long.
FranknJohn awakens and escapes his faith in the basement furnace. Battling his way up through a deranged funhouse filled with unspeakable miscreations and deadly traps, he sets off on a path of self-discovery.
Hello one and all,
We've been a bit quiet since Rezzed, doing lot's of businessing, back-end systems design and recently flexing our acting muscles for our Gambitious crowdfunding video.
So as I've mentioned before, FranknJohn is going to be seeking funding through Gambitious, a games-only crowdfunding site with a twist - not only can you pledge for traditional rewards, there will also be an option to invest and earn revenue on games sales. Backers will get full access to our development process and a bunch of other cool stuff. Exciting huh??
More on that over the coming weeks as we prepare for launch. Oh, one more thing I CAN share, is that we'll be offering early access to the game through a low buy-in perk. Even more excitement. Yep.
Finally, the team will be out in force at the Eurogamer Expo! 4 days of fun and frolics will be had in Earls Court, where there will be a crowd of 70k gamers. Nuts. We'll be running FranknJohn on two monitors next to the Devolver Digital and Mastertronic booths. Come find us! We might have some goodies. Or at least you can play the game.. and meet Basil. Or maybe even have a tea with Basil. He likes tea.
I leave you fine folk with slightly updated gameplay footage from the Furnace of Anger. Enjoy!
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@Foamed1 Ooh, we're pretty bad at updating that newsletter - Our FB page has more info! NP, we'll send you a build when it's not exploding!
Dec 17 2013, 9:35am
@Foamed1 PS if you want a (reasonably non-broken) build to play when we get one, we can send one on to ya?
Dec 16 2013, 1:11pm
@Foamed1 :D! Thanks! We're boiling up another batch of fun to add in before our Kickstarter launch - had a good game design meeting 2day
Dec 16 2013, 1:11pm
RT @benprunty: He used the word 'loud', but his English isn't so good. I'm pretty sure he meant awesome.
Dec 16 2013, 7:12am
RT @benprunty: I played the FranknJohn title music on my stereo and my neighbor complained because it was TOO AWESOME.
Dec 16 2013, 6:12am
Waiting in line... T.co
Dec 13 2013, 5:17pm
Hey all - we're running a games design workshop next year, sign up here: T.co early bird rates available!
Dec 13 2013, 11:06am
Dec 13 2013, 8:54am