Cyanide and Happiness, the webcomic famous for wildly dark humor and characters such as the Purple-Shirted Eye-Stabber and Zombie Jesus, has decided to venture forth from webcomic and animation territory into something a bit more adventurous. Specifically, they are coming out with their first point and click adventure game.
Successfully funded on Kickstarter with over $575,000 in funds out of a goal of $300,000, the game will be a collaboration between the C&H team and Roger Barr of I-Mockery.com. Brainchild of C&H funnyman Kris Wilson, The Cyanide and Happiness Adventure Game looks to be deliciously dark and sidesplittingly hilarious from the previews and snippets shown in the trailer, poking fun at some typical adventure game tropes like “pick up everything and take it with you, don’t worry it all fits in your pocket.” Of course, in true C&H style, you’re fitting things like Grandma’s Corpse into your backpack.
The game centers on the story of everyman protagonist and lovable outsider Coop, whose town of Netherville has just experienced what basically amounts to an apocalypse as radioactive waste from nearby cities rolls downhill and contaminates Netherville, leading to unexpected consequences. The game promises Coop dealing with anarchist cannibals, radioactive cults, suddenly sentient objects and a mutant army indoctrinated by the formerly most popular kid at school. Through it all, Coop is just a guy trying to navigate the pitfalls of teenager-hood and life in a small town… while trying not to get his face eaten by toxic mutant zombie things.
Sound interesting? We thought so, so I sat down at New York Comic Con 2017 to interview Adam Nusrallah, the game’s producer at Cyanide and Happiness, to learn a bit more about what we can expect from the game, which you can find above.
The Cyanide and Happiness Adventure Game is scheduled for a December 2018 release date on PC, OSX and Linux systems.