Entry #41

Henry the 6th

2017-01-04 16:33:24 by PuffballsUnited

It's a new year and I'm getting into the swing of things! I've started working on the 6th Henry game! I've been holding off on saying too much about it because it's still in the early process but I don't wanna keep you guys too much in the dark. Here's the general plan, but keep in mind that things could definitely change!

 

This may be sad to hear, but the 6th game is planned to be the last one in the series. I want to do something big to really wrap it all up. I want to put all the games in one place so they make a complete experience. I want to make the Henry Stickmin Collection, and I want to put it on steam!

 

The Henry Stickmin Collection will include all the older games, as well as the finale and maybe some secrets ;)

 

Breaking the Bank will be completely remade from scratch. It was too old and far back to salvage. Actually this step is already complete :E

 

The other games will not get completely remade. Instead I'll only touch up the backgrounds and other art assets, as well as improve the audio quality. I don't want to have to reanimate anything from those games but I may touch up a few things that bug me. This may feel very George Lucas but I feel like it's something I should do to make the collection feel more solid, since it kinda spans almost 10 years of work.

 

The 6th Henry game is gonna be the finale of the entire series, as such it's planned to be pretty big. So far it's looking to be 3 times bigger than Fleeing the Complex! It's still in the planning stages but I've got a lot of it written down. I won't start working on the finale until the previous games have been updated. The Henry Collection will probably take a really long time to complete.

 

Unfortunately this means the 6th Henry game, won't be available on Newgrounds or any of the online game sites. The file would become too big and unstable to work in. It does make me kinda sad because releasing on NG has always been one of my favorite parts of making the games. I want to thank everyone that has enjoyed the games and has supported me over the years! It means a lot to me :)

 

Also, keep in mind that I am not very far along so a lot of things could change. I just wanted to keep you guys in the loop a bit.

 

Now what does this mean for Deitied? (Deitied is the other game I've been working on with Forte). We have decided to put it on hiatus for a while. It has been pretty difficult for us to play test it since we live 4 hours away from each other. We found that it became difficult for us to nail down a direction for the game when we can only play against each other once every quarter. I am planning on moving at some point this year and we will end up living a lot closer together. Once this happens we will resume work on Deitied. For now I will be working full time on the Henry Collection. Once we pick back up on Deitied that doesn't mean I fully stop working on Henry but the workload will slow down until Deitied finishes.

 

Well that's it!

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Sonicyay2Sonicyay2

2017-01-04 16:36:19

>3 times bigger than Fleeing the Complex!

Oh boy.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I mean, we'll see if I can pull it off. Might not end up being the case, it's super early.


MaxXplosionMaxXplosion

2017-01-04 17:10:13

Been playing your stuff for years! Can't wait to see what you make and eventually release!
(I'll be one of the first getting the collection on Steam :))

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thanks man! Means a lot to me :)


videogameboy1989videogameboy1989

2017-01-04 17:39:54

I'm gonna wish you good luck. if you really are gonna put hte collection on Steam, then I'm gonna make sure to get it.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thanks man! I hope to make it worth it!


DeckyDecky

2017-01-04 18:03:00

That's gonna take me an age to get all the fails.

Can't wait to play it buddy.

PuffballsUnited responds:

It's gonna take me two ages to finish it haha


DungeonationDungeonation

2017-01-04 18:40:02

I'm sure it's not why you drew it, but is that what the bank redraw you tweeted was all about?
Anyways, best of luck!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Yes it is. It was sorta a practice/I might use this sorta thing.


JeffHyde331JeffHyde331

2017-01-04 19:18:43

This means that the 6th game will have at least 100 fails, right?
And if you won't release it on Newgrounds because you think the file size is too big for a webpage, then where you're are going to release it?

PuffballsUnited responds:

Most likely it'll have over 100 but I'm not close to a failcount yet. And I'd put it on Steam.


adambier123adambier123

2017-01-04 19:57:14

It's great to see creators really showing appreciation towards their fans. I'm a big fan of the series and I always will be. The other games have been great and a lot of fun and I have no doubts that this final one will be amazing. Good luck on the game!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thanks for the kind words!


ShyGuyWolfShyGuyWolf

2017-01-05 01:44:10

sweet, glad you continued this series.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I hope to do it justice.


NecroionutwizNecroionutwiz

2017-01-05 05:42:42

Hope to see more of Henry this year

PuffballsUnited responds:

This year will probably be too soon. I'll be posting updates on Twitter tho so you might see some hints.


caramida9caramida9

2017-01-05 06:38:53

I actually think it's great that your next and last game will be a massive steam release. It's a nice way to wrap everything up as well as making it accessible to a wider audience. I'm also thrilled to hear about the size of the next game, and I can't wait to play it. I really wished that the endings from previous games could set you up on different paths in the next one, but that's probably a bit to complicated to realize. Still good luck on the development, and get it out as soon as you can ;)

PuffballsUnited responds:

That's exactly what I was thinking! Getting the endings to flow together is becoming the hardest part so far.


CoryBrydeCoryBryde

2017-01-05 09:02:24

YISSSS!!

PuffballsUnited responds:

:D
.


freakworld10freakworld10

2017-01-05 13:09:32

would greenlight that shit

PuffballsUnited responds:

Yay! Thanks!


alexBR3321alexBR3321

2017-01-05 13:23:56

If you are releasing on steam,will it be paid? if so,how much?

PuffballsUnited responds:

It will most likely be paid, and it's way too early to decide on a price. I'd want it to feel worth it, so it should def be reasonable.


SkorguySkorguy

2017-01-05 18:34:18

Great news. I somehow saw this coming. I'm not even sad that the 6th will be the final one, because if what you're saying about the size of the game is true, I would rather have a massive final game than many 'smaller' games like FtC. So yeah, I'm sure whatever you do will be perfect. Although I'm a PC gamer, I NEVER bought a game on steam, but I will most definitely buy the Henry finale. And I know this is really early to ask, but when can we expect it to be done? Probably not this year, but 2 years, 3, 4, what do you think?

PuffballsUnited responds:

It's really hard to tell right now but definitely over a year. I would HOPE not 4! so... somewhere in between ;)


SkorguySkorguy

2017-01-05 18:34:54

Also, I somehow feel like this post title is a hint.... :)

PuffballsUnited responds:

I'll never tell.


prototype36prototype36

2017-01-05 18:58:45

Ugh....the teleporter again....that thing is getting old.....

Just kidding. The teleporter is the best thing that ever happened to Henry Stickmin.

PuffballsUnited responds:

If only he could figure out how to work it


SarcasticMonsterSarcasticMonster

2017-01-06 12:18:50

Holy Crap!
This is gonna be insane!
Just like I said though, I will be buying it!
Keep up the good work!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thanks! I'll do me best!


GrounderFromItalyGrounderFromItaly

2017-01-06 16:51:31

One one hand, I'm sad because it's the end of the decade long Henry legacy, on the other, I'm glad that it's gonna be the greatest game yet.
So, should I be sad or happy?
...
I need a hug now

PuffballsUnited responds:

One hug dispensed...
I would say be bittersweet happy!


jaredlcjaredlc

2017-01-06 20:41:03

I have played every single Henry Stickman game from the whole series so far. I am very curious as to what the 6th game will have to offer in the near future. I love your games, keep up the great work. :)

PuffballsUnited responds:

I am pretty curious as well ;)


McaaMaddenMcaaMadden

2017-01-07 03:54:24

This is terrible... The 6TH GAME is gonna be the FINAL GAME... Such an unlucky number.. Henry has brought many laughs and stomachaches to me and others across the world of the interwebs, so it's sad to see it go out at the start of this new year. Though Henry may be going out of commission, I and many others hope to see more content from you and a very unlikely successor to Henry the Stickmanth. Thank you for providing this hilarious "Choose" your own path game that has been running strong for so many years.

Best Wishes,

Mac~

P.S: I hope to see a reference from a certain youtuber who doesn't really like having the "6th" sense in their life, which includes always being in 6th in wacky races or... Just anything that's 6th.

PuffballsUnited responds:

6 is an unlucky number? Nawwwww.


CoralMaynardCoralMaynard

2017-01-09 11:59:06

LAST? :'( I loved the series, first found escaping the prison on lapoo.com, and shortly after I discovered the whole series. I'll miss exploring the new games :(

Well, if it's your last, might as well make it HUGE! I mentioned a couple of times about the 'bending'... I wanna see the remaining water, fire and air. Also, I want to see as little coming as possible. I mean, teleporter always fails, but that's pretty much all I want to expect (if you can help it). And can we see different modes for different endings? As in, one for convict allies, another for ghost inmate (where ellie has escaped and gone to seek revenge ("Ellie will remember thet")) If it's too much, that's fine. There are a few characters I wanna see re-appear too: Charles "THIS IS THE GREATEST PLAAAAAAA-" lol, also wanna see Dave, the cop that lost the trial in legal/lame ending and the warden. Obvs this is too much to ask, but can you at least try?

One last request, this is going to be a weird one: I want Henry to die in at least one of the endings (yes, I know, the betrayed, but I always thought him alive), just to add a twist. Or at least feel genuinely guilty and genuinely give himself up. THAT would be interesting.

Like I said, I know it's too much to ask, but these are just my thoughts, I know whatever you make will be amazing, like if this was braniac science (dunno if you've ever seen it), this would be the biggest bang ever.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I will see what I can do. I've got a lot of stuff planned already :D


SuperMarioXChannelSuperMarioXChannel

2017-01-09 14:59:47

Nice! I'm glad that Breaking The Bank is getting remade. I'm excited to see the 6th and final Henry game. It's been a long run. I wonder how things will pick up after the Endings you gave us last time. Helicopter,Betrayal,Boat, and Unexpected Survival. Oh and the Teamowrk ending.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I'm hoping I can pull it off.


BrutalSword107BrutalSword107

2017-01-09 16:22:54

If this is gonna be 3 times bigger than fleeing the complex... I wonder how many things are you gonna shove into this final henry game xD

PuffballsUnited responds:

You and me both!


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-01-11 19:59:52

why is it going to be the final game of the series im making a series coming in june called henry the chosen one just like in henry stickman

PuffballsUnited responds:

I want to be able to make it a complete experience. It also gets harder and harder to make a sequel connect to all the possible endings and I don't like choosing a 'canon' ending.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-01-11 20:03:20

i am pretty sad that its the final game

PuffballsUnited responds:

Don't cry that it's over, smile because it happened
-Winnie the Pooh


latias1290latias1290

2017-01-12 13:29:03

I guess all things must come to an end. I can't wait to see what this is all about!

PuffballsUnited responds:

hope it turns out good!


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-01-12 16:31:59

well i send a request to you so we can be friends!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Ooops


RAmamiRAmami

2017-01-13 08:45:33

Will the outcome of where you begin depend on what ending you got in BtP-FtC? I mean, the game IS 3 times bigger than Fleeing the Complex, right? Like, maybe you can have Ellie as a companion if you choose the Convict Allies ending?

PuffballsUnited responds:

I don't want to give away too much yet. We'll see how it ends up!


Daniel316Daniel316

2017-01-13 16:46:52

When you said it will be on steam does that mean it won't be on a mobile appstore because I'm going to want to play it but I don't have steam

PuffballsUnited responds:

dunno yet. If I can feasibly do it for mobile I might.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-01-13 19:51:16

puffballs united i am sure you are going to work hard on the new henry stickman game and why did you say oops?


SpareMattSpareMatt

2017-01-13 21:27:50

you should call it, Henry Forever

PuffballsUnited responds:

Mmmaybe


Flamey2010Flamey2010

2017-01-14 11:17:28

Great! I'm waiting in 6th Henry Game and Henry Stickmin Collection! When that come out? Send me a Beta plz?

PuffballsUnited responds:

No idea when it'll come out. It's gonna be a while.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-01-14 11:32:19

yeah when will come out?

PuffballsUnited responds:

It's impossible to tell right now cuz it's just starting. It's gonna be a while.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-01-14 18:02:43

what part are you working on right now?

PuffballsUnited responds:

Updating the older games


CoralMaynardCoralMaynard

2017-01-15 04:53:22

Hey, random comment, it's my birthday today. Also keep up the great work!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Oops I missed it. Happy late birthday! I hope it was a good one.


Flamey2010Flamey2010

2017-01-16 11:51:48

So what you will name your Henry 6th Game?

Saving the World? Unity the Rival (Dave is Henry's rival who meeted in Escaping the Prison)? Destroying the Toppat Clan (Henry have revenge of him for almost drown him)? Etc?

PuffballsUnited responds:

I have no clue yet.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-01-16 19:40:19

well puffballsunited you are very very nice to me and also im having fun talking to you!

PuffballsUnited responds:

*Thumbs up*


StutteringSamuraiStutteringSamurai

2017-01-19 02:32:05

Well I'll be eagerly looking forward to it. I've always enjoyed playing these games since I started with Escaping the Prison so I know it'll be a great game. Whatever the price is, I know it'll be well worth it.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thanks! Means a lot to me :)


Silver-wolf123Silver-wolf123

2017-01-20 04:26:18

that's kinda sad how this one is gonna be the last but it's ok. The older games that you have made were great and if this is the last one it can't be helped. though if this is gonna be the last one i wanna know this at least.....
what are ya gonna do after this?
I know you made other games but you were famous and known because of the Henry Stickmin series.
Are you gonna be making other games from now on or what other plans do you have?
there are many questions i would like to ask but for now i will ask the one i just asked.
let me just say....good luck on this game.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I'm gonna continue to make games. I want to move into more... real games? Like games with gameplay haha. I've got a lot of ideas floating around all the time. I'll be working with a friend of mine (The guy I made Dig2China with).


CoralMaynardCoralMaynard

2017-01-20 16:26:57

Firstly, thank you for the happy birthday wish! Secondly, you said the 6th is *planned* to be the last one. Does that mean there's an itsy bitsy chance there will be a seventh? I know it's pushing it, I just wanna be positive. And third, in your future updates, can you mention if any of my ideas are included? Don't have to say which ones - I just want to know if there are any of mine in there.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Probably not. I want to make the series a full complete story. Gotta wrap it up before it turns into something worse. I have already planned out a large portion of the game so I dunno if I'll use any ideas. There's always the chance you get the same idea as me. I get a lot of suggestions for things, but I prefer to come up with things on my own.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-01-21 00:06:38

puffballsunited i gust want to say can i continue the henry stickman series by making henry the chosen one.

PuffballsUnited responds:

You're welcome to make a fan game if you want


Rickinho3Rickinho3

2017-01-22 17:27:08

6th Henry's Game is Confirmed?! Yay!!! I was expecting a 6th game, like I was having hope to have a 7th game of FNaF! Everything started at Escaping the Prison. I didnt know PuffballsUnited yet (I was small this time lol), but then Stealing the Diamond. I noticed that you released a second game, then appeared Infiltrating the Airship, the Third Game! Then... Fleeing the Complex! The 5th is really cool, and really dude... I cannot imagine how 6th game will be so good! But I have 3 questions.
First, All the Henry games on Play Store are free except Fleeing the Complex. I would like to have it but I can't buy. :/ Will you put Fleeing the Complex free?
Second, will you put some Undertale reference or something in the game? (If not, can you put plz?)
Third, if it won't stay on any Online Games Site because the game file will be too big. It will be on Browser or at a Download? (I know it will be only on the Steam)
Fourth... JOKING! There's no question anymore lel

By the way, Good Luck on Making the Game! I cannot wait for it release! :P

PuffballsUnited responds:

Fleeing the Complex will end up being free eventually. Just haven't gotten around to it yet.
I don't wanna comment on what references I'll be doing. It'll be a surprise ;D
It will probably just be on Steam. Maybe other sites like itch.io but it wont be on any browser gaming sites.


Officially-a-NinjaOfficially-a-Ninja

2017-01-24 11:20:06

i cant fucking wait for this, i have been a huge fan of yours ever since I found one of your games when i was like 8, i was wondering how much your gonna charge for the game.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I will consider the price when it gets closer to completion. I'd want it to be a price that feels worth it.


kopilahipkopilahip

2017-01-29 07:22:00

Hello there Puffballs United!I just wanna sat that i'm a huge fan of the Henry Stickman series!And now,1 question:Is there a chance that the final game could be put in a site where i could download it for free?Thanks again,for making these great games!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Probably not, sorry.


SoniverseUSoniverseU

2017-01-30 16:24:43

Will you release the game on mobile devices?

PuffballsUnited responds:

Perhaps. If I can get the tech to work, and have it not feel inferior.


bactothefuturebactothefuture

2017-02-09 23:06:32

Is Ellie gonna be in this one, i know she was only in one game, but the Convict allies team almost makes you feel like she was in the whole series, anyway, keep being awesome and i can't wait to get it on steam, also, maybe throw in an enter the gungeon reference, just a suggestion!!

PuffballsUnited responds:

She's def gonna be in it! I'd have to play enter the gungeon first.


TNVic37TNVic37

2017-02-10 16:59:53

You know who Jonochrome is.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Yessir


TNVic37TNVic37

2017-02-10 17:02:00

Also are you going to do Developer Commentaries about the series after making the last one.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Perhaps, I'm not great at public speaking though (or speaking in general) so I dunno how well they would turn out


TyrannapusTyrannapus

2017-02-12 23:37:35

OMG I predicted this, I thought that the next game will be huge and it would be bundled up with the old games that might be updated a bit and put on Steam, I wish you luck and will never forget my job of predictions for this and Clash Royale that all turned out to be true and will most definitely post a playthrough of the game on my channel, good luck guys!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Nice prediction.


CoralMaynardCoralMaynard

2017-02-13 17:41:06

Hey, wanna know how far in you are by now. I know it's only been a month since this update, but I was just kind-of wondering.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Not far at all. 2/3 done with remastering Escaping the Prison.