FranknJohn is a roguelike smash ‘em up set in a fun-house full of B-Movie horrors. 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.


  • Fling FranknJohn's chained head around with full 360° control
  • Experiment with dozens of Skullcaps that alter gameplay in many different ways
  • Randomly generated sprawling levels packed with items, collectables and secrets
  • Swappable body parts allow you customize your stats to your playstyle
  • Original Soundtrack by Ben Prunty
  • Battle through four horrifying worlds and piece together the dark history of its occupants
  • Perma-death, challenging enemies and powerful bosses will keep you challenged.
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0 comments by bitSmithGames on Jun 27th, 2014

Skullcaps are weaponized heads in FranknJohn. Check out a few scenarios in the video below and how different systems can interact to create entertaining results.

We are currently funding FNJ on Kickstarter and you check out a special challenge arena demo to get a taste for it.

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FranknJohn Challenge Arena (Mac)

FranknJohn Challenge Arena (Mac)

Jun 12, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Get a taste of FranknJohn in the challenge arena. FranknJohn is now live on Kickstarter!

FranknJohn Challenge Arena (PC)

FranknJohn Challenge Arena (PC)

Jun 12, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Get a taste of FranknJohn with this challenge arena. FranknJohn is now live on Kickstarter!

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martyra2j Mar 4 2015, 11:05pm says:

I did a Let's Play/First impressions on this game! Come check it out if ya like!
Big thanks to the developer for this great game!
Hope you enjoy.

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yupfrank Jul 14 2014, 12:20pm says:

GAU Studios preview of the Challenge Arena download available on this page

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