Stealing the Diamond! (Escaping the Prison sequel)

2011-07-08 17:51:45 by PuffballsUnited

It's finally out! Stealing the Diamond is in the portal! If you don't know it's the sequel to Escaping the Prison. Go play it! Let me know what you think, what your favorite fail was, what your favorite ending was etc!

Some fun facts:
I spent 200.5 hours working on this game (That about 8 days).
I started working on it on October 11th.

Ok these aren't actually that FUN of facts. But still,

Stealing the Diamond! (Escaping the Prison sequel)


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2011-07-08 18:03:21

Where are you? You're on a jetpack with the stickman your stickman could fail like. What's in your hand? Back at me. I have it. It's teleporter. Look again. The teleporter is now DIAMONDS.
Anything is possible when your stickman is named Henry.
I'm on a scooter.

PuffballsUnited responds:

HAhaha that's awesome!


2011-07-08 18:12:24

Nice! Will there be NG medals?

PuffballsUnited responds:

Yeah they just need to be approved.


2011-07-08 18:12:51

Coincidentally, this came out about 18 hours ago: /574171

PuffballsUnited responds:

Yeah I saw that. That's pretty weird.


2011-07-08 19:13:19

[S] Thief: Enter

PuffballsUnited responds:

[=>]Henry: Retrieve arms from safe


2011-07-08 19:27:19

this isn't on the front yet!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Hah, it's not even out of under judgement yet.


2011-07-08 22:09:34


PuffballsUnited responds:

What will you do?


2011-07-09 00:46:17

I cant wait for the medals to come out, how long will it take?

PuffballsUnited responds:

Don't ask me. I'm hoping within a few days. It's all up to the mods.


2011-07-09 10:06:05

I love how you added every reference possible, even a second Neverhood reference! You were even able to go heavy on the memes and not get hated for it. Too bad you only got daily 2nd, this deserved 1st. Well, there's always weekly right?

PuffballsUnited responds:

Haha, I put that Neverhood reference in for you ;) Yeah, I'm not too disappointed about the 2nd. I just had some back luck with my submission timing. Yeah, here's hoping for weekly!


2011-07-09 10:55:15

Its currently has a higher score than the thing that beat it for daily 1st :-/

PuffballsUnited responds:

Yup, it did about 2 hours after the day had ended. Plus the other one had a nice front page boost to help it.


2011-07-09 10:56:47

It's a shame every Flash comes out of judgment with a low score and doesn't get a high one until it's recognized. You may not have gotten the Daily Feature, but even with that, you should have no problem getting Weekly 1st. I'm telling you, this will still be wonderfully received!

Congratulations on a job well done, and good luck on whatever you're planning next.

Also, this isn't exactly relevant, but it seems like a lot of continuations to Flash series have come out recently, almost all at once. Madness Combat 10, Real Legend of Zelda 4, The Legend of David 5, Salad Fingers 9, Bunnykill 5 Part 1... and then both of us finished sequels to our most well-known games only a month apart from each other =P

PuffballsUnited responds:

Yeah, I was kinda disappointed at first but now it's fine. The recognition is the main thing I care about. As long as it doesn't drift into the nether I'll be fine. I'm still hoping for a weekly though :D and maybe even a review crew (Cuz I've never gotten one of those).

I've noticed the continuation thing too. It's probably the time of year when big projects get finished.


2011-07-09 12:16:13

that game is awsome. when i played it i couldnt stop laughing. nice work. when do you think the medals are gonna be approved?

PuffballsUnited responds:

I dunno when medals will be approved. Whenever this game gets noticed by a medal mod I guess.


2011-07-10 06:32:18

Epic game! My favourite ending was the epic ending.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Mine too!


2011-07-10 15:33:48

almost beat it on the first try, THOSE STUPID STAIRS!

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2011-07-11 17:28:28

awsome the medals are up

PuffballsUnited responds:

Yup! Also frontpage! :D


2011-07-12 07:42:38

i actually found 2 homestuck referrences. i guess.

PuffballsUnited responds:

What's the second one?


2011-07-12 09:58:32

Wow... Simply wow... it's awesome, it's fun, and (of course) awesome.
Although i can't seem to rack up 40 unique fails, and the "Joke" achievement.. any advise? :)

PuffballsUnited responds:

Some fails you have to wait for. And the joke one is SIMILAR to the secret medal.


2011-07-12 19:41:36

didnt one of the missingno popups say "what is this i dont even"? yes i saw that.

PuffballsUnited responds:

It did, but I didn't think that was a Homestuck thing. t-is-this-i-dont-even


2011-07-12 20:04:28

oh, well thats the only place i remember seeing it so thats what i thought of

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2011-07-13 09:52:26

nice job on getting weekly users choice review crew pick and daily second.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thank you! First time I've won 3 awards AND first time I've gotten Review Crew!


2011-07-13 19:15:23

Awesome! I loved it. Great, great...
How do you make games? :P

PuffballsUnited responds:

With Flash 8 and a wacom bamboo tablet.


2011-07-13 19:52:11

I love you puffballs united.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Well I-I don't quite know what to say.


2011-07-14 03:10:34

sorry you are right it those creatures were from half-life

I played it 3 years ago so, didn'r remember it to well. I don't know if u played it, but in the options of counter strike u also can switch to half-life and other games. That's were i made the mistake.

anyway fucking awesome game.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Yeah no worries.


2011-07-15 00:26:44

What In BLAZES happened with the Pokeball?! Hahah XD

PuffballsUnited responds:

Missingno happened.


2011-07-15 04:19:08

Awesome game!!!

And glad it got weekly first/review crew pick, 2nd daily place hindered most people from seeing it, but looks like it already has 100k views :D

and Suni, its a missing number reference from pokemon red haha.

PuffballsUnited responds:

Me too!


2011-07-15 06:59:27

Stealing the Diamond is very COOL!!!I can't stop palayin' it!!!

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2011-07-15 08:39:11

My favorite ending would probably be the epic one. Though the Aggresive was hardest of all, cause you need some reflexes. Anyways, cool game. I won all three endings and I'm trying to get all medals. Good work!

PuffballsUnited responds:

Epic is my favorite too.


2011-07-15 18:21:24

Sir,is a: review crew pick + 4.60 average score + frontpage + awards something enough for ye to make a sequel?

Plus,do you make those flashs for enjoyment or bucks?( i never did know how much revenue a flash gets anyway)

PuffballsUnited responds:

I'll be making a news post sometime this weekend about future plans. And I make these because I enjoy making people laugh and I love seeing what people think about things I have done. The moneys is just a nice perk :)


2011-07-15 19:35:13

"Jul. 9, 2011 | 2:11 PMPuffballsUnited responds:
Yeah, I was kinda disappointed at first but now it's fine. The recognition is the main thing I care about. As long as it doesn't drift into the nether I'll be fine. I'm still hoping for a weekly though :D and maybe even a review crew (Cuz I've never gotten one of those).
I've noticed the continuation thing too. It's probably the time of year when big projects get finished." -> Me too.

Hah,just saw your response there.Look at your game,i guess your prayers got accepted by the Interwebz Godz ;]
And in my opinion,i dont really like the "videos" - i mean.."movies"..if you call them movies...- part of this site..i mean,we got youtube and all..why not stuff those things on there?
Your games are somewhat like a movie.But not boring as the rest of the movies section.Not that i hate them.I just feel its disnecessary stuff those things in the frontpage,as if everyone likes.Comedy is something we search for,because something funny for someone might not be funny for someone else,even general comedy.I guess you had idea of making a movie into a game when you thought of Escaping the Prison,amirite?
By the way,thanks for using a music into the Agressive Ending..i enjoyed it and quickly scoped your soundtrack list for the game.I like that xKore composer ;p Never listened to his alien music until now though.

By the quality of your games,i guess you could even be hired for adult swim or perharps Fox studios to revert those lame ass jokes from Family Guy.
And i also like game devs that makes games for fun,not for just capitalism.You see,i prefer to talk about a game made with pleasure and without money-only intention than a big corporation one.Hence why sometimes i drag people to the game url by randomly advertising everywhere on the webz.

Just a small tip for your *maybe* future games based on Henry and the cops...You might find inspiration on those "Fail blogs"...well,after all,your game is almost based on fails ;)
And becareful on using memes.. You see,theres that "REimagine game" that just uses memes...and its getting a bit unoriginal.
And maybe make a stickmen based game.We are running dry of that art on here..I liked the stickmen games on the beginnins' of the flash games.

And a fun fact is.I tumbled on your ETP game right when you were finishing this.

PuffballsUnited responds:

When I first joined Newgrounds I had a plan to release a series based off comics I drew. It's one of my biggest goals and now that I've got the animation skill it's time for me to take that step. I want to try and animate some more non-stick figure things. Thanks for the long comment!


2011-07-15 20:55:09

I cannot possibly be the only person who noticed that "Stealing the Diamond" abbreviates to STD. Was that on purpose?

PuffballsUnited responds:

No that was not on purpose.


2011-07-16 10:09:40

u r SOOOO awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is there going to be another sequel to THIS? btw, the Pokeball lolled me OUT! wat the heck happened to it?! did it somehow GLITCH?!

PuffballsUnited responds:

There will probably be a sequel at some point. Missingno.


2011-07-16 10:39:18

whoa right now that game has the leading score of newgrounds. nice job

PuffballsUnited responds:

Yup! But not for too long. The score's dropping pretty fast.


2011-07-16 10:44:56

now that is called awesome,how do you create these games anyway

PuffballsUnited responds:

Flash 8


2011-07-16 10:48:42

FALCO PUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!! This is a funny as game, good job man

PuffballsUnited responds:

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it.


2011-07-16 14:21:42


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2011-07-17 02:37:47

Fun! Unique fails and endings and most of all, HUMOR! And just watch out for creepers :3

PuffballsUnited responds:

That's my motto in life.


2011-07-17 08:16:25

Well,what do you use to make your art?
And plus,is it hard to make a flash game,being the programmer and the artist?
Sometimes i think coding is so hard.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I use Flash 8, soon to be flash CS5. It's pretty hard but mostly just time consuming. Plus I'm not too great at programming. I only use the simplest of coding.


2011-07-18 12:08:02

I love this game very much.
All of the fails make me laugh.

PuffballsUnited responds:

I'm glad!


2011-07-18 12:26:12


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2011-07-18 14:15:03

make another one!

PuffballsUnited responds:

After working on this project constantly since October, wanting to start another huge project does not feel very exciting. I've got some smaller projects I want to work on first.