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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TNVic37TNVic37

2017-02-14 17:01:43

Is Henry 23 years old.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I forget what age I made him. I think it's posted in the release trailer for Fleeing the Complex.


TNVic37TNVic37

2017-02-14 17:04:13

Are you going to make a trailer of the game just like you did with Fleeing the Complex. Because I subscribe to you on YouTube and I saw the trailer of Fleeing the Complex.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Most likely.


TheGamerGirl1234TheGamerGirl1234

2017-02-15 19:53:40

Wow, the first day I come back on Newgrounds I see this! That's awesome! It's kinda sad that the series is going out, but it'll go out with a good note, I'm sure. As I grew up over the time as you made the games, I just got really exited about when the next one was coming out, and seeing how far it's come, (even with all the funny memes in the games), They're amazing to see and how they develop, and with this last game, I'm sure it will be a great one. I just want to thank you for all the work and time you put in for all of us making games, and I hope your games really prosper in the future!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thanks for the kind words! :) I hope I can pull it off!


MizuchiroMizuchiro

2017-02-17 05:07:49

I think it's actually good that it will come to a definitive end, rather than stay in definitive hiatus. It also will free you to pursue others and new ideas. Hope the best for you, you done an amazing work!
Also, will you do a Miley Cyrus reference with the wrecking ball? It is right there waiting to happen XD

PuffballsUnited responds:

I thought about it but it almost seems too obvious.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-02-18 13:37:06

Puffballs united the Henry the chosen one fan made series will be in a very very very very large city a and for one of my characters will be Henry, Robo gunner,Slice,Ellie,Mega king,Justin,Glitch ,Henry's mom,and Micheal,And Ellie's hair will be changed to light purple.But i will also make a game too!so i was just letting you know how the animation will be and also Henry's shoes will be changed to Green.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I'm not sure I know what you're talking about. If you're gonna change that many things why not make your own original characters?


kopilahipkopilahip

2017-02-18 16:09:50

Then if i can't download it for free,how am i going to play the game?Do i need a credit card or is there another way?

PuffballsUnited responds:

I'll be trying to put it on steam. You can buy steam cards at the store I think, if you can't use a credit card.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-02-22 15:01:23

hey puffballunited come check out my account i made a news post!

PuffballsUnited responds:

It's March 1st.


theAplabtheAplab

2017-02-24 23:50:53

Seeing as this game will be released on Steam, is there going to be Mac support? I've been a fan of the series for six years, and I will be very disappointed if it won't be available on Mac.

PuffballsUnited responds:

It's a little early to tell but I don't forsee any problems having it run on Mac.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-02-26 18:50:05

Hey puffballsunited i am making a stickman comic right now also can you go check out my profile and check out the news post i made?I draw stickman like you!


MikkelgroenlindMikkelgroenlind

2017-02-27 10:24:41

NOOOO. And i already enjoy the Stickmin series. Well atleast we have the henry collection.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Hopefully it goes out with style.


jordanlee853jordanlee853

2017-02-28 10:36:28

What if when you start the game, the 6th and final part will be locked requiring you to play the 5 parts first? (It might ruin it; I hope it won't.)

PuffballsUnited responds:

That's sorta the idea. Hopefully people wont mind having to play through the old games (at least get one ending each)


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-02-28 17:37:45

Puffballsunited are you done with one of remakeing the games yet?and why is it not going to be on gaming sites it will make me hard to search.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I finished (mostly) the remaster of Escaping the Prison. This is gonna take some time so don't hold your breath. It's not gonna be on gaming sites because the game will be too big for flash to handle it.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-03-01 18:50:45

Well i am going to get this thing called the wacom intuos draw tablet do you use one?

PuffballsUnited responds:

I use Wacom Bamboo. It's pretty old at this point though.


RockShooterRockShooter

2017-03-02 18:46:10

Oh sweet, I know I'll buy it.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Awesome! Glad to hear it!


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-03-03 19:34:45

Also why do you always put the teleporter in the games?

PuffballsUnited responds:

I enjoy running jokes.


12FYOY12FYOY

2017-03-04 07:54:51

First Riddle School, now Henry Stickman!? My childhood is dying right in front of my eyes.

Jk, not really. Gonna miss Henry though. Oh, and how much will it cost?

PuffballsUnited responds:

Too early to tell what the price will be but I would want it to be worth the price being charged. I think it's better to end it than to run it into the ground.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-03-05 15:56:21

puffballsunited since are you not going to make henry anymore i will be so disapointed if your not making it anymore

PuffballsUnited responds:

sorry


PlayLikeABossPlayLikeABoss

2017-03-05 16:21:24

Really sad to hear this will be the last game. I remember when I first played Breaking the Bank. It took less than 5 minutes to complete, and I thought it was amazing. Now when you look at games like escaping the prison, stealing the diamond and infiltrating the airship, it's stunning how the games have developed. I've always admired your games, and how you never made people pay for them. I totally understand why you're putting it on Steam, it's a nice way to wrap up the series, and you deserve it. Thanks for the years of entertainment and laughter, and I hope you go on to make more games and more people laugh.

P.S. Do you think you could add a device from Gadget Gabe that takes Henry out of the computer screen from the 2D world to the 3D world? You could make it a funny fail or a cool ending. It's your choice.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thanks for the support! There will def be Gadget Gabe devices but we'll see what they do.


SuperHammy3SuperHammy3

2017-03-07 16:31:41

The new sprites in that picture look amazing.

PuffballsUnited responds:

:D
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B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-03-07 16:52:56

puffballsunited i am going to make the same stickman as you will it be copying i will be sad if it will

PuffballsUnited responds:

I mean, I would encourage you to come up with your own characters but if you feel like making a fan game then you do you. Can't say other people wont accuse you of copying though.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-03-07 20:56:29

and also i meant my series would come out on March 15 sorry.


CoralMaynardCoralMaynard

2017-03-08 18:40:51

Random idea, and I know you probably won't do it, but how about making spin-offs? E.g. games based around his family or childhood, or in the future when his child(ren) carry on his work? Just a few ideas you could use. I mean, I know it probably won't happen, but... no harm in asking, right?

PuffballsUnited responds:

I think I'd rather just move on. There are so many other ideas for games I'd like to visit.


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-03-09 07:50:00

Also will charles join henry in that game i know ellie was going to be in game and what is the secondscene going be?

PuffballsUnited responds:

Of course.


therealczgamertherealczgamer

2017-03-09 10:16:23

Sounds great! But its sad series will end...

PuffballsUnited responds:

Better than running it into the ground.


SeasonalCatSeasonalCat

2017-03-09 16:22:59

Wow!
that looks like it's gonna take a long time! sure will be worth the wait!
:D

PuffballsUnited responds:

I hope so!


awsomeplayer01awsomeplayer01

2017-03-10 10:30:20

I really like the Henry Stickmin series and I´m so excited about this new game, especially when you're going to connect the endings from the previous games so they can create different paths in this one! My favorite endings from Fleeing the Complex was Convict Allies and The Betrayed, I really want some kind of revenge on the former leder of the Toppat Clan or seek a new adventure with Ellie. I´m also very happy to hear about the size of the sixth game! In Fleeing the Complex, I liked "the tree system" beacuse it saved me a lot of time, I hope you can create someting similar in this new game! I love all the references you hide inside the games, keep up the good work! :)

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thanks! I hope I can too!


CoralMaynardCoralMaynard

2017-03-10 16:22:10

I thought that would be the case. Would have been interesting. I might do that myself actually, if it's ok, but I need to know what software you use to do it. I also don't play/watch many stuff to be able to add in references if I do do it.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I use Flash. It's up to you, make what you'd wanna make!


awsomeplayer01awsomeplayer01

2017-03-13 04:09:35

I know it's way too early to ask, but are you going to make a News Post on Newgrounds when you have released The Henry Stickmin Collection on Steam? I will certainly buy it! :) Another question: About how many medals are you planning to include in this new game? By the way, your "fail texting" are amazing!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Of course. My favorite part of making these games is seeing how people enjoy playing the games. It's one thing i'm really gonna miss about not being able to post it on NG.


CmoreCmore

2017-03-13 17:04:37

Hello! Henry Stickmin.. Ahh.. Um. Yeah. I may not be following the Henry Stickmin Series for as long as the others but I''m sad but happy for Henry.Maybe you could do a Time Machine,that could explain why the previous games happened again.
The Henry Stickmin series is already near it's end.I've only been a fan for the last year and already this series will end? I first found out about this series when my sister showed me Escaping The Prison,then I went on to search for the other games and there I found it.The Henry Stickmin Series,I has happy he gave me alot of haha,alot of sadness but mostly epic thief action.After a decade of Henry,the series has grown a fanbase that is very stable.I'm sad about his departure and the only fanbase that i can go to if Henry goes is The SOnic Fanbase <It's crazy in there>.I'm surprised Sonic lasted this long with a very very unstable fanbase filled with alot of crazy fanfics and good sonic art appearantly.I don't get it either,The sonic francise is locked to it's own timeline but it has lots of fanfics whereas The Henry Stickmin is very expandable but i only found one fanfic.Anyway,I want to give my farewell to Henry and I hope he continues to live on in our memories.
P.S. Definitely buying Henry's last game!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Haha you went on a pretty big Sonic tangent there. Feel free to write fanfics if you want! Thanks for enjoying the series! :)


therealczgamertherealczgamer

2017-03-15 14:24:15

How far is development?

PuffballsUnited responds:

I have not started any art or animation for the finale yet. I've updated all the art for Escaping the Prison and am now on Stealing the Diamond. Like I said.. It's gonna be a while...


Teancum2Teancum2

2017-03-16 21:39:17

Will Charles and Ellie meet? I think if they were combined with Henry they would be unstoppable. Unless Charles has a plan, of course.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Perhaaapppss.. I dunno yet.


metalrosymetalrosy

2017-03-21 07:17:07

Hello. Did you see a message sent by me?
I'm looking forward to your reply.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I did, sorry for the late reply.


awsomeplayer01awsomeplayer01

2017-03-22 06:05:47

Could you make a reference to the Riddle School Series in the sixth game? That would be awesome!

PuffballsUnited responds:

We shall see


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-03-24 20:15:32

hey puffballsunited you sould make a book about henry stickman aidan told me that and please put my name in there!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Hmm... nah


MicrogamesforgloryMicrogamesforglory

2017-03-26 07:59:24

It sounds awesome! Will there be a reference to Crossing the Pit, like your first NG submission? Probably not, but I just though it'd be cool for people who would get the reference.

PuffballsUnited responds:

We'll see.


NewJ2004NewJ2004

2017-03-28 22:31:49

The Henry Stickmin series of games were one of the few good games on the internet that can be played for free with Adobe Flash, since this will be the finale, Tell the YouTubers like Markiplier and Jacksepticeye to play this game.

SUGGESTIONS: Since this is the finale, Henry Stickmin should also has his job to end, either by being prisoner to something or have his life ended, One of the music that you've made, Complex Waltz, Can be used for one of the endings unless that involve his... death. Or maybe make a new sad soundtrack for use in the endings of the finale of the Henry Stickmin games, each being different from each other.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I've got tons of ideas planned but haven't fleshed anything out yet. I'd also hope that the Let's Players would wanna play the finale :D


SuperWiiBros08SuperWiiBros08

2017-03-29 18:55:52

Yes! I've been waiting so long for a steam version to happen.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I'm glad! Hopefully it lives up to it!


jjcczzjjcczz

2017-03-30 11:40:44

Original 5 rough completion estimates

Just doing some rough estimates based on Puffballs most recent progress updates, I would say that updating the rest of the games in the series will probably take somewhere between 6-8 months. Based on those numbers we probably won't see anything concrete for the 6th game till early 2018.

Game 6 estimates

Again these are just rough estimates based on the updates Puffballs has given about his current progress. However, it took Puffballs about 10 months to make fleeing the complex, and while I don't know how easy it would be to integrate all 6 games into one collection, my guess is it's going to be a while. The collection probably won't get released until late 2018. Keep in mind these are not the most accurate estimates, but they do at least help set some expectations.

More conservative estimates

It is entirely possible that it won't take as long as I think. Infiltrating the Airship (3.5 years old) and Fleeing the Complex (only 1.4 years old ) are both relatively recent. This means there probably won't be as much to touch up. If this is the case Puffballs could be finished in as little as 5 months. We could possibly end up seeing something concrete for game 6 by the end of 2017. Although how long it will take for the games actual release will all depend on how big the game actually is, but we can say that it will at least be as big as Fleeing the Complex and so it will probably take at least 10 months to finish. So we could possibly be looking at a June 2018 release at the earliest.

PuffballsUnited responds:

This seems pretty accurate. I don't know how long it'll take to update the more recent ones but I think Stealing the Diamond will take the longest. Unless I end up really unhappy with some of the ItA backgrounds. I def think the finale will take longer than FtC, even though I had some rough patches when I worked on it (lots of days of getting nothing done).
I'll try and keep people up to date on a timeline but it's really hard to say and I don't like the stress of missing a deadline.


DeCool99DeCool99

2017-03-30 15:45:57

Honestly, I'm glad you've made it this far. I'll be looking forward to playing this!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thanks I'm glad too haha!


XtremeElectrixXtremeElectrix

2017-03-31 06:13:17

I would rather you finish the game on a high note, then keep making them to the point where it drags on too long. The experience is more enjoyable this way.

Also, quick question:
Will Fleeing the Complex be remade? Because out of the whole series it has the best quality, and looks best, so I am wondering if you're going to need to remake it.

Also, thanks for not making too many spoilers. I really enjoy these games, it makes them more enjoyable when you don't make too many spoilers.

When the full collection gets released, I will be definintely be spending all my money on it. It could cost 1$ or 30$ for all I care.

Thanks so much for making these incredible games. Fun fact: Escaping the Prison was the first ever flash game I ever played. Ever.

Thanks again,
-Evan

P.S. I will be definitely be getting all the medals in all the games.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Fleeing the Complex will be updated. I think it mostly just needs color work though. I hopefully shouldn't have to completely redraw any backgrounds. I'm glad you like no spoilers! It's tough cuz sometimes I do wanna show stuff but I want it to be a surprise for everyone!


B-LamarB-Lamar

2017-04-01 11:19:05

well puffballsunited im at my grannys house and she said she was going to get a 74 dollar giftcard and im going to get my wacom intuos draw tablet this upcoming monday!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Whoa cool!


sasuke169sasuke169

2017-04-02 19:13:24

Most of the games (save the first one) have alternate/multiple endings. If the 6th one is gonna be the final one, then will it have a "true ending" so to speak, and if so will Ellie be a part of it?

PuffballsUnited responds:

All endings are canon. Ellie will be in the final game don't you worry.


blaa6blaa6

2017-04-04 01:12:48

With the Government and Tophat Gang returning from 4 in 5, I can assume Ellie, one of the best characters, will return? I must admit...I ship them hard. Plus, Convict Allies is my favorite ending.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Of course, you'll see them all!


CoralMaynardCoralMaynard

2017-04-10 09:17:17

Two questions:
1. How much progress has been made?
2. The question I really wanna ask, breaking the bank been updated with medals or not?

PuffballsUnited responds:

I've updated the backgrounds in Escaping the Prison and Stealing the Diamond. BtB will prolly have achievements but nothing exciting. Prolly just completion achievements.


OneThirtyOneThirty

2017-04-11 15:38:17

It's going to be sad to see a great game series end, but I guess all good thing must end eventually. I just want to say thank you for many fun games. They brought me joy. I can't wait until the next one comes out!

PuffballsUnited responds:

I figure it's better to end on my terms rather than pulling a Half-Life 3.


NightsanityNightsanity

2017-04-12 20:33:33

Holy crap the 6th Henry game! So exited puffballs! The Henry Stickman series is by far one of my most favorite flash game series ever! I can't wait! XD
But you said it won't be available on any online game\flash websites. Does that include steam too or will you be able to publish it on steam? It will be sad that it won't be able to make its way to newgrounds but I'm willing to pay as much as I have to to play that last Henry game when its out!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Yeah the idea is to try and put it on Steam!


GamerChris1998GamerChris1998

2017-04-13 22:24:16

Question. Are you concern about any copyrights? Like for example, the item reel in Fleeing the Complex. Will this game be free or will it be paid?

PuffballsUnited responds:

I'll have to change a few things but I'm hoping to keep the spirit the same. It will be paid.


NASCARFreak3453NASCARFreak3453

2017-04-20 15:55:29

Will you put the last game on steam?

(Updated ) PuffballsUnited responds:

yes. The idea is for the entire collection to go on steam as one game.


BlarBlarBlarBlar

2017-04-22 16:47:16

So... how much is it gonna cost?

PuffballsUnited responds:

No idea yet. I'd want it to be worth the price.


E102GammaFans20E102GammaFans20

2017-04-26 11:53:55

OH NO!!! This is literally the saddest news I ever heard :-(, I am a big fan of the series and I literally can't believe that Henry Stickmin is coming to an end... I really appreciate everything you have done for the fans, and I really loved the whole entire series. It is my childhood and getting all the medals was really my most favorite segment... but every good game or show must come to an end, and I sort of expected it, but it literally still breaks my heart. I wish you good luck on working on the game, and a sincere thank you for what you have done for us. I will buy the 6th game for sure, and take your time Puff, we will be waiting! :D!!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thanks man :) This comment brought a smile to my face