These days, a lot of people rather pride themselves on a certain film literacy. Much as our grandparents delighted in discussing the latest Faulkner or Hemingway, we await the new Altman, Allen, Almodovar or John Woo, eager to analyze the camera movement, criticize the score, and second-guess the casting. Movie buffs who watch Lifetime Network love the challenge of Cinema Sequence, a game which— like taking a meeting poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel or at Chasen’s— allows the player to show off expert knowledge of A, B, and C-Lists. You know, as in “I really think Tori Spelling outdid herself in The House of Yes as the misunderstood donut princess.”
MY LIL’ BASTARD
ADULT SWIM GAMES
Perhaps the most factually accurate virtual pet game of all time, My Lil’ Bastard turns the adorable Tamagatchis of the world into a hateful and violent hermaphroditic beast. Raise it into a semi-productive adult, if you can endure countless turd clean-ups, booze-fueled rampages, and a heart to heart in which he’s likely to sexually harass your mother. Or just kill it. Whatever.
ADULT SWIM GAMES
They killed his wife and kids, and so he killed – their hair. Adult Swim Games presents: Mr. Mullet. Travel the world shaving people; birds, clouds and even the sun. Miss a spot, they die. Shave too much they also die. How long can you get your mullet? Don’t argue with the logic of this, just play!
HEADKICKER II: THE FINAL KICK
ADULT SWIM GAMES
Brak is an oddly lovable character who first emerged on the scene as the hapless sidekick in Cartoon Network’s hit postmodern cartoon “Space Ghost Coast to Coast”. Brak proved to be so popular that he soon had his own show and now, thanks to THIS IS POP, his own videogame.
Headkicker 2 is a tongue-in-cheek side-scrolling beat-em-up featuring Brak and his surly alien buddy Zorak, who must fight their way through 6 levels of relentless enemies in order to rescue Brak’s mom from slimy arch villain Mobab. With it’s terribly perfect pixelated graphics, over the top hand to hand combat, and hilarious non-sequiturs, Headkicker 2 has the same relationship to classic videogames as the Brak Show has to classic sitcoms. As Brak himself might say: “Thank you, magic toenail! I salute you.”
ADVENTURE TIME: BMO DREAMO
Jake & Finn’s lovable sidekick visits a mysterious 8-bit dreamland— as BMO himself once famously said ”It’s a far-too-dangerous incredible adventure for you!”
Pop created the Lucky Eights game to help PUMA give away a much-coveted pair of Shudoh Tangs, the limited edition sport lifestyle shoe designed in conjunction with Shanghai Tang in celebration of the Women’s World Cup. Would be Shudoh Tang winners played the Lucky Eights game on PUMA.com and were eligible to win the auspicious 88th pair of kicks upon achieving a ranking of Shudoh Master. The built-in leaderboard and intensely addictive gameplay made the competition for the prize fierce, fun, and fitting.
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: DEMOLITION SPONGE
The problem? JELLYFISH. The solution? SPONGEBOB! Play SpongeBob Squarepants: Demolition Sponge on Nick.com or their special SpongeBob microsite!
INTERGALACTIC SNEAKER RESCUE OMEGA
It is the year 8100. Omega Striper, the secret weapon of the Foot Locker Planet, has turned the tide of the Intergalactic Footwear Conflict single-handedly. However, the enemy has retaliated and shattered the Foot Locker Planet’s precious Power Crystals with a Discombobulation Ray! Players choose one of several battle-ready Foot Locker sneakers and blast through several levels of intense shoot-em-up action as they attempt to recover the lost Power Crystals from the fathest corners of the universe. The future of the Foot Locker Planet hangs in the balance!
GUMBALL SPLASH MASTER
When Cartoon Network came to us with the mission of creating an online game that’d help launch The Amazing World of Gumball we jumped at the chance. Jumped from the top of a 1000ft diving board that is!
The result? A cannonballing competition of epic proportions, approaching a half a billion plays. Easy to learn. Replayable. Humorous. Exciting. Strip down to your tighty whities and get wet here!
J. WALTER THOMPSON / DANNON
When we were approached by JWT to create a game that would help Dannon launch their new smoothie drink, Frusion, we leapt at the chance to create a game where you beat breakfast foods senseless. Who wouldn’t, really? The result, Breakfast Brawl, a wildly popular advergame. And keep in mind this sage bit of wisdom one fan has when dealing with your opponents: “I punched him a lot and didn’t let him punch me.” Very wise advice, iKickBagels, very wise indeed.