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Phillip and the Leg Horse set off on a strange and deadly mission to find the legendary City Of Forms from which all things in the world are derived. On their travels they must overcome ghosts, criminals, hyponosis, lions, Draculas, cryptic letters, muscle hedonists, swamp knights, mysterious caves, blood ghouls, grotesque monsters, purple drank and more in order to discover the secret of Space Funeral.

A shortish RPG Maker 2003 game with original graphics, a soundtrack of creaky vintage electronica and obscure Japanese noiserock, and lots of blood.

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more fanart! also 10,000+ dls jesus christ

i'm really pushing it by now huh but i thought this pic by SirRailgun on deviantart owned

in other news the gamejolt page for space funeral has 10000+ downloads! i dont even know

so this blog isnt a complete waste i'm gonna talk a lil here about probably the biggest influence on this game, which was Gary Panter's "Jimbo In Purgatory" comic book. it's basically this berserk mashup of the entire western literary canon into an apparantly crude comicbook filled with robots and cartoon dogs. alice cooper and the evil robot from westworld both show up to declaim lines pulled from boccaccio's "decameron" and the text is entirely composed of lines sampled from other works, ranging from beatles songs to medieval poems to finnegans wake to what sounds like an imdb review. It's structured around Dante's Divine Comedy but what it's really about is the idea that there's this continuous dialogue going on through centuries of writing; people responding to or fighting against or quoting or misquoting or parodying each other in a lineage that goes from dante to boccaccio to chaucer and right through to james joyce and ezra pound in this huge bawdy cacophonous argument stretching across centuries. It's very funny and deeply bizarre and weirdly moving, and a lot of the mood in space funeral was very influenced by the strange rhythms and sense of discovery and unexpected linkage of this excellent book. the use of quotation and reference was something i thought was weirdly fitting for an RPG Maker game too with all the focus on rips etc, and proved to me that even when you were doing that stuff you didn't have to be tedious and dogmatic about it; if you pushed it far enough then it could become kaleidoscopic and exciting again, sort of like sampling in hiphop. the visual style of the book was also a big impact; a lot of gary panters work is based on the strangeness and grotesqueness of uh popculture characters. most of the book consisted of very stiff people moving up or down while keeping the exact same pose, which is (one of!) the reasons why there wasn't more animation in this game.

basically this was just a gary panter fangame all along lol so much for your 'originality' chumps *tosses dollars over shoulder, speeds away on vespa*


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can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
jesus christ this the best background
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
Space Funeral leads to Space Ghost.
kinda related but i'm considering changing the title to "Final Fantasy VII".

Also yeah I used your CSS tutorial to gif it up a notch, it was a choice between mummy shuffle and the background to this site
You know I love everything you do catmitts.
WHOA wow wow. two tails? that is a sexy idea...
rightclick shift "zorgdad"
Ha, I clicked on the download and it said the site your hosting on, gamejolt.com, is a reported attack site u.u

Don't want to cause a panic, but I think I'll pass.
yeah i think some game places hosted malware or something but it should be clean. i was pretty sure i replaced that but w/e i'll try again
I will love this game forever the end.

Developer, Starless Umbra / Heroes of Umbra
I just finished this. I was going to review it but I'm still sort of at loss for words. I really wish you hadn't used the RTP system sound effects/font but those are just minor pain points. Great job.
Finally another game that deserves some of my Misaos votes.
Okay I wanted to download this but it is hosted on Mediafire and whenever I click Download it just spams me with ads.

Can you upload this to RMN so that I can play it?
I guess! I tried to do that before but after a longish loading time it just directed people to the original link. Maybe I don't understand the edit downloads feature?? I'm trying to upload it again now but if it doesn't work now I'll just stick up the gamejolt one again since the site seems to be working fine again.

also didn't you already give this a gamejolt rating kentona. and you a staffer too ¬¬
I am a hack and a cheat.
it didn't upload :(

uh i just stuck in a link to the gamejolt download, i might add an RMN host later tonight but it always takes aaaaages to go through so
WHOA wow wow. two tails? that is a sexy idea...
please add more gramp chars.
There is a glitch you can exploit for added Gramp and Pep-Pep functionality, once you reach Lv. 12 use the Bone Flute to warp to Route 6 and talk to the mayor (NOTE: THIS ONLY WORKS *BEFORE* YOU HAVE FOUGHT GREY SHOGGOTH. PLEASE STOP EMAILING ABOUT THIS). Then walk directly south into the sea and take three steps left, a Missingno will appear. Once it is defeated your computer will reboot and you can play the game in "Gramp Mode". This may corrupt all save files and destroy your computer however you will have all the gramps you could require.
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