Indie game from Morgenstern: Maricide
Posted on 11th May 2015, 9:28 PM

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Morgenstern 11th May 2015, 9:28 PM edit delete
So, I'm back. Sort of. I've mentioned to a few folks that I've started doing game development, and in fact, posted a game a while back (that was really short and sucked). Turns out my thing is graphics, not programming so much. With that in mind, me and my roommate (a college graduate programmer) have started doing games. It took a little while to iron something out, since our first attempts at game development were a little ambitious, but we also didn't want to make ourselves do cell phone games or anything like that. We think we've found a good, comfortable spot with a big, ambitious game that won't take us ten years to make.

Maricide is going to be a rogue-lite platformer. That it, it plays something like a Mario or a Castlevania, but the levels and enemy placement change every time you start the game up. If you've ever played Binding of Isaac or Rogue Legacy, it's a bit like that. I'm doing all the graphics, and the creative direction is mostly me bouncing ideas off of my roommate. So, if you liked some of the weirdness of Mushroom Go and its character designs and the various turns and all that jazz... well, Maricide is going to have it.

I'll probably do some major updates about the game's development here, and I'm basically turning my otherwise unused Tumblr ( into a development blog of sorts. A Kickstarter will be happening pretty soon, as well. You guys have supported and encouraged me in a huge way over the years, and I'm hoping my huge creative hiatus hasn't scared too many people off. I want this to be a game that you guys can enjoy, and I'm having fun in a way that I haven't experienced since I first started doing webcomics.

CyberSkull 12th May 2015, 3:24 AM edit delete reply
Cool. :)
Guybrush20X6 12th May 2015, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
Anyone else get a shock when MG showed up atop the subscriptions?
Darius Drake 21st Jun 2015, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
Hey, I came here randomly just to scroll down to the bottom of the last page... again... and saw this page.

I have to admit, while I wasn't optimistic (about MG restarting), I was confused as to what he was starting now. Of course, I don't have a Comic Fury account.
1412 12th May 2015, 4:15 PM edit delete reply
Star1412 12th May 2015, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
This looks really cool! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have planned!
Tobias7 17th May 2015, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
I'm so glad you're back! :) I definitely haven't been scared off, and I'm really glad to see you having fun again! I'll definitely contribute to your kickstarter too :)

During your creative hiatus, I've been working on something major myself, I am neck deep in building a new programming language. But this language isn't just any language, I am adding several new concepts that I believe will change how programming is done long term, similar to how Object Oriented Programming changed things. It'll be like a mix of C and Python, being a staticly typed tabbed language. It'll also be a mix of Procedural and OOP in a new concept I am calling modular. This week was my first major success, I have functions, integers, floats, and bools working. My long term goals also include very thorough help files and examples, easy installation, and support for foreign languages, so I expect anyone who was enough math skills to do algebra to be able to use it. I should have an alpha out around the fall, let me know if any of you guys want to try it, even if you don't know how to program!
Cammiluna 12th Jun 2015, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
Looking forward to knowing more about this! Good to see you again, Morg! <3
Futurevgd 28th Jun 2015, 12:41 AM edit delete reply
thegreatandmightyone 28th Jun 2015, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
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fuzzy3158 29th Jun 2015, 2:23 AM edit delete reply
I've gotta say I'm surprised. I'm glad to hear from you Morg, honestly, but... Graphics? I thought you hated drawing? ;-)
As always, I'll look forward to anything you make.
Super Mariachi Bros. 29th Jun 2015, 4:43 AM edit delete reply
Okilee dokilee.
fuzzy3158 10th Sep 2015, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
Morgenstern 2nd Dec 2015, 2:35 AM edit delete reply
5007 3rd Dec 2015, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
*brings out megaphone*

Super Mariachi Bros. 16th Dec 2015, 7:31 PM edit delete reply
Shhhh... don't upset teacher
Snaked Solid 21st Jul 2016, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
Super Mariachi Bros. 19th Sep 2016, 10:31 PM edit delete reply
what? Mushroom Go is evolving! Mushroom Go evolved into Hammer Suit Go!
scair 27th Oct 2016, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
I'm late to the show but glad I checked can't wait to see how this turns out. Glad your doing something you enjoy MG.
shogungundam04 26th Mar 2017, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
Did this game ever come to fruition?
scair 1st Apr 2017, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
I think so when I googled it something comes up
scair 1st Apr 2017, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
Figure check in see how everything is. Hope you all had a good one
Raron 2nd Apr 2017, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Sorry to hear the comic ended, been away for a while. Looking through the comics I guess you weren't having fun and you know... I am glad then you stopped. I will miss you comic. I loved the story, I loved the character... and no matter what you say I actually really liked the art style. It was it's own thing. I liked the sketchy style. But I am glad it sounds like you are enjoying yourself more. Have fun.