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"Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational, the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in appearance, upon a plane which apparently does not suit them." (Max Ernst)

Middens is an exploration game using collage and original pixel art in tandem that takes the perspective of a drifter traversing a veritable x-zone. Roving its interminable wastes the nomad chances upon a sentient revolver beside an ominous pile of remains.
The pistol offers its exploit in exchange for a pledge of inextricable companionship. Espousing to be the player's conscience the dubious weapon directs the drifter to a nearby outpost wherein the story further unfolds.

Despite its appearance as a wasteland the rift is home to many strange denizens---
some volatile and others ineffectual. Whatever their disposition the pistol represents the choice to engage them or to spare them. Aggression and passivity have their appropriate times with rewards and consequences being granted to both paths respectively.

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Where They Cremate the Roadkill

A thread of three lives confront the personification of appearances as it grows from larva to adult.

At the dead-end of the future a telepath assists the embodiment of insanity and is marooned in the mind of a flea.

In the primeval past one quadruped forages for food as a sentient cancer swallows the last of Earth’s living tissue.

Between the present’s many crossroads a jobless coolie that cannot die kills for rebellion and revenge.

All this as a desire for sleep returns in the heart of existence.

Where They Cremate the Roadkill is an experimental action-oriented RPG now available on Steam:

  • Completed
  • myformerselves
  • kumada
  • RPG Maker XP
  • RPG
  • 02/27/2012 07:06 PM
  • 08/18/2018 09:29 PM
  • 09/21/2012
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I totally have to give this game a shot once it's out.
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
Bright copper keddles and warm woolen middens
always a dudesoft, never a soft dude.
Your grasp of this style is inspiring. It makes one want to try even harder in understanding this craft.
wow check out this cool kid

i stared at the header gif for a good hour
Everything about this project makes my heart sing. <3
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
how did you get so good man? some of those pictures remind me of enki bilals style and moebius style he used to have in the earlier days ...

2 of the best comic stip writers! actually when I first saw those pictures, I was reminded of Arcimboldo, the flower-fruit/men-women.
a lot better than being a wapanese kiddo
how did you get so good man? some of those pictures remind me of enki bilals style and moebius style he used to have in the earlier days ...
The artwork here is truly brilliant, beyond comparison. And the storyline looks to be up to the same level, incredible. Subbed :) Can't wait for more.
I love the concept art, but the fact that it clashes so much bugs me a little.
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
This looks like it could be surreal on a stick. Subscribed!
Hey again Kumada, you're the first to mention Riceboy to me and I'll admit I've spent the last hour or so flipping through its archives. I'm really in awe of the prolificacy of its creator. Terrific recommendation.
welp, it's time to jam!!!!
Hell yeah, Max Ernst the RPG.
Ohhhhhh, I just HAD to subscribe to this. Great concept, and the artwork is amazing. Good work!
Hey Kumada, thank you for mentioning Gamma World. I wikied the title and discovered a game I hadn't heard of. Have you read the book 'A Roadside Picnic'? I highly recommend it to dreamers of that genre.

Oh my god.

Why have I never heard of that before?

Thank you, sir.

Edit: as long as we're on the subject of recommendations, have you ever read the webcomic Rice Boy?
Wow, that's just...wow.
I think I'm subscribing. And reviewing when it comes out. Like Emmy said, if all you do is walk around and look at your art, I'll be okay with that.
Oh, wow, this is JUST what I was looking for. Subscribed.
This is giving me all the art boners, you have no idea.

Definitely subbed; I'm not usually sold on visuals alone, but I'm gonna make an exception for this! Even if all the game is is walking around and looking at pretty/weird/interesting art, I'm cool with that. >w<d