Entry #126


2014-04-10 00:53:08 by JonBro

I didn't think I'd have a reason to make another post, but someone told me that the Riddle School games weren't playable unless you logged into Newgrounds.  I don't remember changing that setting, maybe I did, it's hard to say, but that's been fixed now.

So have fun, you yellow-bellied flea-mangling bone-spanking cat burglars.

I'm still visiting Newgrounds almost every day, reading and responding to your messages!

And I'm also still working on games almost every day. Making games is just harder for me now than it used to be.

Jonochrome.com - My website that reaches its bandwidth limit and consequently breaks at the end of each month.

@JonochromeNews - My rarely-updated account for when something interesting related to my work happens.

jonochrome@hotmail.com - My e-mail address.  It is an e-mail address.


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2014-04-10 09:08:07

When are going to announce what game(s) you are working on? <- Don't mean to sound rude but, I can't think of another way to word it. Possible revive sequel sort of thing? (Resurrect?) What ever it is I have no doubts of it being awesome!

JonBro responds:

That's a good question. I'll announce my next game once I know which one I'm going to finish... I've fallen under an unfortunate spell where nothing I make seems good enough or I constantly come up with ideas for new games, so I keep starting new projects, never getting far with any of them. And I sorta have this fear that I'll finish a game and wish I'd saved an idea in that game for something else. It's a problem.

At the moment, I have about eight sizable games I've started that I really want to finish, I just need to pick which one to finish first.


2014-04-10 16:12:10

EIGHT GAMES? HOLY CRAP!! I wish you luck, JonBro! Also, darlod, the Revive sequel could be called Reincarnate as well. Also, Jonbro, don't want to rush you, but is it possible to start doing more frequent updates? Thanks.

JonBro responds:

I'd start doing more frequent updates but I don't have anything to update about :(


2014-04-11 18:04:05

Can't wait to see all the new things you come up with, but for a while, I'll only be able to read your stuff once a week for so. I'm sorry that my life sucks so much.

JonBro responds:

No need to apologize, I hope things get better for you soon.


2014-04-14 12:00:00

is some of your game going to be a point and click adventure too? are a completely different Genre?

JonBro responds:

At this point, I'd like one of my games to be a point-and-click adventure game but hopefully something that feels different from what I've made in the past. Most of my ideas are adventure games, just not point-and-clicks. Then I have a couple in a completely different genre altogether. Still trying to figure out if or how they'll all work!


2014-05-02 14:39:32

Always do what you have the most fun with! Match up your aptitudes with your likes or something along those lines. It's not worth it if you don't enjoy it I say. I look forward to whatever it is you're planning on. Don't wear yourself out, okay?


2014-06-08 00:55:35

You are the master at riddle games. You have a bright future ahead of you :D


2014-06-30 14:37:32

I just went on to your site a few minutes ago and saw the newest update. Happy Birthday. Sorry about the game though. But at least your learning things about what you want and what you don't want in games as well as how not to make them. If anything, try to have fun and enjoy what you do, and others will too.

JonBro responds:

Thank you! I appreciate it, and I'll do my best.


2014-09-08 23:39:42

So your going to become a game designer when you go to college?

JonBro responds:

I just started college a couple weeks ago, actually. I don't think I'll be taking any game design courses (at least not this year), I'm just exposing myself to various art classes.


2014-09-13 19:00:59

Five bizarre questions,
1. Are there anything you utterly despise?
2. When and how do you discover video games and the internet?
3. Sounds creepy, but which state do you live in?
4. Ever watch the web series ''The Angry Video Game Nerd''?
5. what is your favorite game genre and do you ever play any first person shooters?

JonBro responds:

Five bizarre answers.

1. Lately, I've been wondering if the only thing we have to hate is hate itself.

2a. My older brothers were gamers, so I've been playing video games for as long as I can remember and have no idea what my first game was.
5b. I remember when the Internet was sorta low-brow and I didn't care about it for a while. My first exposure to the Internet was almost entirely Flash content, namely "The Return of Ganondorf" by LegendaryFrog, silly e-cards on Blue Mountain, and various Homestar Runner cartoons.

3. It might not matter much, but I only really share this information if someone I know well is mailing me something.

4. I was an AVGN fan years ago. Not as much anymore, but James Rolfe's pretty cool.

5a. My favorite games all seem to be RPGs, which is ironic because I usually get bored of them quickly. So RPG is kinda my favorite genre and kinda not. I can usually rely on platformers to provide lots of fun and excitement.
5b. Nope. Unless you count Metroid Prime and Portal (which I don't), I haven't played an FPS game I've liked yet. Maybe someday.


2014-09-13 22:42:39

MORE bizarre questions
1. How come you never swear?
2. Ever heard of the novel series, ''The Hunger Games''?
3. Why do you loves the movie ''Metropolis'' so much?
4. Have you encountered any trolls/haters on the internet?
5. Sounds VERY personal but have you ever been bullied?
6. What are your favorite youtube channels?
7.what kind of PC do you use?
8.i have you read PM I sent you.
9.How would you react if a shaved monkey was doing the splits while being on fire while being on a space shuttle?
10. Do you love me?

JonBro responds:

1. I've gotten upset and cursed on a number of different occasions, but I'm not really proud of it. Swearing is never family-friendly, and it tends to make people sound angry or on edge, even when they're not. If people can write novels that make my mind sing, my sides hurt, my palms sweat, and my heart empty without using any swear words at all, I think curse words are an unnecessary part of vocabulary.

2. I think a better question is, "Who hasn't heard of The Hunger Games?" I've heard of it, certainly, but I don't know much about it.

3. Metropolis was a big part of my inspiration for animating and storytelling. It's choreographed unlike any movie I've ever seen, its story and world are rich with complexity to the point that I notice something new every time I watch it, the characters and their designs are fun and memorable, the music's lovely, the visuals are beautiful, and... I just like it.

4. This is another one of those "Who hasn't?" questions. I've encountered many different levels of trolls/haters.

5. I was bullied all through high school. It was the most miserable period of my life, so miserable that I had serious thoughts of suicide. No one should have to go through what I did--and yet, every day, students are bullied in much worse ways than I was. It gets better, though. From an emotional standpoint, I'm much better off now than I was a few years ago.

6. I like Newgrounds animators' channels and Smooth McGroove's acapella. I used to watch a lot of Let's Players' channels, but when life got busier for me, I decided to narrow my watch list down to my favorite LPer, BikdipOnABus, who has a quirky yet stoic sense of humor. I've also recently discovered Markiplier and have sorta been binge-watching his videos.

7. Uh. *Checks* Apparently Dell.

8. I responded to it four days ago. Did the message go through?

9. I'd think that was weird and random, unless I was in the same space shuttle as the monkey, in which case I would likely be freaking out looking for a way to extinguish said fire.

10. <3


2014-09-14 00:07:55

Going back to questions.5 how were you bullied, physical or verbal?
Back to question 7. can you maybe go to the specifics of your pc like what operating system it runs or something? Is there anything that ticks you off? Markiplier or Pewdiepie? How do you discovered the movie Metropolis? Is there any sport you like? What are your favorite subjects in school? Ever played games like Papa pizzaeria or hotdoggeria? I are you excited for the new Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright crossover 3DS game? Ever watched Eddsworld? Ever seen the annoying orange? Are you irritated i'm asking you these random questions?

(Updated ) JonBro responds:

Hm... I don't really feel like answering those first two questions, sorry.

- Is there anything that ticks you off?
Negativity ticks me off, which is kinda counterproductive. Examples of what I consider to be bad game design also tick me off, but I'm okay with that because it helps me know what to avoid when I make my own games.

- Markiplier or Pewdiepie?
I used to blindly hate Pewdiepie because that was the 'cool thing to do', or something. Now I'm subscribed to him and watch whatever video he uploads that looks interesting. He's hit-or-miss for me. Sometimes I find him annoying and sometimes I find him very funny. I can relate to Markiplier's commentary a lot more, but both commentators seem like they'd be fun people to hang out with.
(tl;dr Markiplier)

- How do you discovered the movie Metropolis?
When my siblings and I still all lived in the same house, we had movie nights, and one night, my brother picked out Metropolis as something he thought the family might find interesting. I ended up watching it ten or fifteen more times over the next month.

- Is there any sport you like?
Not particularly.

- What are your favorite subjects in school?

- Ever played games like Papa pizzaeria or hotdoggeria?
Never heard of them, actually.

- I are you excited for the new Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright crossover 3DS game?
Heck yeah, I'd already have it had I realized earlier that it was already out. It's definitely my next purchase.

- Ever watched Eddsworld?
As far as I know, I've watched all of the episodes and enjoyed them a lot. Hearing about Edd's passing was pretty tragic for me.

- Ever seen the Annoying Orange?
I've been forced to watch a few of those. Didn't like them that much, but to each their own.

- Are you irritated i'm asking you these random questions?
Nah, I like questions. And I hope you like my answers to your questions!

(If you happen to send me any more tonight, I probably won't see them because I'll be working on school stuff and personal stuff.)


2014-09-14 01:20:23

Last questions
-At what part of a day are you greatly online ?
-Ever watched Mr.Bean?
-Ever heard of Game Dude?
-Nintendo or Sega?
-Why do love Pixar so much?
-What exact occupation are you aiming for/
That is all <3! *sigh*, if only I could know where to get flash.

JonBro responds:

- I'm pretty much online unless I'm asleep, unless I'm doing school-related stuff. I'm usually awake in the afternoon, I guess. That's become less consistent lately.
- I saw the Mr. Bean vacation movie with a friend and found it quite silly and fun.
- Nope.
- Definitely Nintendo for me.
- I feel like Pixar consistently produces movies that give me feels, laughs, and things to think about. Only Cars 2 and Brave haven't done that as much for me, and I still think they're okay movies.

These days, if you want to get Flash, you'll probably have to resort to using Adobe's Creative Cloud. I'm not a big fan of the Creative Cloud idea personally, but it's good for people who want to try out various Adobe products without spending hundreds of dollars on each one.


2014-09-14 16:11:17

One more question
How come you deleted your gaming-related videos on your ''Tehjonbro'' account?

JonBro responds:

I've answered your PM that asked this question


2014-09-14 16:34:20

Sorry! I'm pretty forgetful.

JonBro responds:

: P


2014-09-14 17:24:19

One more bizarre question, what is your favorite holiday?

JonBro responds:

Probably Christmas


2014-09-14 18:22:16

Ever play ghost motel? Is there any tv shows you like beside South Park and Dilbert? What in your opinion makes a good flash films?

JonBro responds:

Nope. I just looked up Ghost Motel and found what seemed like someone's first Flash game. Did I look up the right thing?

South Park, Dilbert, Futurama, Avatar: The Last Airbender, occasionally Phineas & Ferb, and I remember really liking Daria when I saw it years ago. I've seen a lot of shows but I almost never watch TV, because the time I could spend watching television, I usually would rather spend on something hands-on (like drawing, playing a video game, or browsing the web).

My favorite Flash movies are the ones that make me feel emotions I would expect from watching a professionally made film or show, rather than a Flash movie.


2014-09-15 18:33:43

Ever watched taco man?
Also can you list your top ten favorite video games and why?

JonBro responds:

I've seen some Taco Man. I was decently amused.
I don't know my Top 10 favorite games, but I know my Top 7.

7. Paper Mario (N64) - There's so much to see and do in this game. It's full of clever ideas and is the definitive "Mario rescues Peach from Bowser" story, in my opinion.

6. Kid Icarus: Uprising - KIU constantly outdoes itself with its thrills, twists, and turns. The humor is great, the story is well written, and there's a ton of replay value thanks to the weapon customization and achievement checklists.

5. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - It's not a particularly difficult game, but Twilight Princess is the Zelda game I come back to the most for its mesmerizing atmosphere and its huge, involved world.

4. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars - I find SMRPG's pace, battles, characters, and plot inexplicably satisfying. The game doesn't take itself too seriously and breaks its own rules in quirky ways. The different playable characters and useful resources add to the replay value, too.

3. Star Fox 64 - The toughest parts of SF64 manage to be difficult without requiring obscene levels of precision or unreasonable trial-and-error, which I find makes it an incredibly rewarding challenge. I also love the dialogue, the mood, and the way the game changes depending on which paths you take.

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door and Mother 3 are tied for first place.
Every chapter in PM: TTYD feels almost like a different game. There's so much variety in it, and so many surprises in the story. The turn-based battles also give you a lot of control and are strategic in ways most RPGs aren't.
I have very few complaints about Mother 3. The battle system is super cool, and some of the boss fights are very intense. But the part of the game that shines brightest is its unbelievably deep, multi-layered story that I see as a metaphor for a lot of topics in the real world. Mother 3 has brought me closer to tears than any other game I've played, and it's probably the game I think about the most.


2014-09-15 18:35:32

Yes and what did you think of Ghost Motel?

JonBro responds:

Assuming I clicked the right Ghost Motel, what I saw didn't impress me.


2014-09-25 23:59:41

btw, what operating system does your pc use?

JonBro responds:

Currently Windows 7


2014-09-26 17:13:13

I though you used Windows xp.

JonBro responds:

I did for a long time.


2014-09-26 19:11:41

1.How many computers do you own?
2.At what years did you receive and stopped using windows xp?

(Updated ) JonBro responds:

1. I have one computer with two monitors, plus a laptop I rarely use.
2. I switched to Windows 7 less than a year ago. I just came across too many games and programs that Windows XP was incompatible with, and I heard that Windows 7 is pretty much exactly like XP except better, and I think I agree with that.
(Only problem is, the capture card I used to use is only compatible with versions of Windows older than 7, so if I ever decide to record console game footage in the future, I'll have to come up with a new setup.)

If I might actually ask you a question: of all my favorite movies, what made you so curious about my opinions of Metropolis, specifically?


2014-09-27 15:01:01

Well it's a pretty obscure anime film but it's pretty touching like the works of Miyazaki.
You even made an old stick figure animation about it. Also what did you think of the characters?

JonBro responds:

I like all the characters in Metropolis, their personalities and their designs. Not sure how to describe why I like them all, though. They're all very human. Except for the ones that clearly aren't human.


2014-09-27 16:05:05

How come your PC uses 2 monitors? When did you receive windows xp?

JonBro responds:

My first computer had Windows XP, which was roughly 10 years ago. Can't remember exactly when I changed computers. I got the second monitor to increase my productivity, and it's been quite helpful!


2014-09-27 19:14:09

At what age did you recive your computer? Also what kind of computer/monitor is it?( I don't want the company's name)

JonBro responds:

The monitors are widescreen. Beyond that, I don't know the answers to these questions.


2014-09-27 19:32:03

Also did you read my current PM I sent today?

JonBro responds:

Just responded to it! It took a while.


2014-09-27 23:50:51

1. Was Windows XP very slow for you?(because my old pc that runs windows xp was EXTREMLEY slow)
2.How come you never use Windows Vista?

JonBro responds:

My laptop has Vista and it runs extremely slowly, but I think that has less to do with Vista and more to do with the possibility of my laptop having viruses.


2014-09-28 16:44:45

What kind of dell computer did you use?(please be very specific).

JonBro responds:

I... have no idea.


2014-09-28 21:09:30



2014-09-28 21:11:12

What internet browser do you use?

JonBro responds:

Mozilla Firefox all da wai.


2014-09-29 22:35:15

1. What's with the bandwidth on your website?
2.Do you like Godzilla?
3.Do you think it's possible to shove coconut up your nostrils?

JonBro responds:

1. It dies at the end of each month if it gets enough traffic. Happened several days earlier this month, for some reason. I kinda keep forgetting that the bandwidth is a problem since I don't consider it a big enough problem to go out of my way to fix, but I want to extend the bandwidth someday.
2. Oh yeah, I think you might have asked this before and I forgot to answer. I don't really know a whole lot about Godzilla, so I can neither confirm nor deny that I like it. I like Nostalgia Critic's review of the most recent movie, I like the general concept of Godzilla, and I like the King Koopa disaster equivalent of Godzilla in Sim City for the SNES.
3. Depends. Probably not a whole coconut, but you might could squeeze a coconut cake through your nostrils with great effort and discomfort.


2014-10-08 21:36:57

Do you watch Extra Credits? If not, I recommend because they analizes video games and the industry, it's one youtube.

(Updated ) JonBro responds:

Never heard of it, I'll check it out soon.

Edit: Oh, that's right, I've seen a few of these before. I just couldn't remember the name. They're interesting and seem to be quite well-written. Extra Credits is basically what I expected The Game Theorists to be before I was disappointed at how little the Game Theories have to do with games.


2014-10-19 18:09:15

What was your first video game console?

JonBro responds:

Well... I have two older brothers who were video game fans before I was born. They were the ones to get all the new Nintendo consoles before I was born, so I've been playing video games for longer than I can remember, and I'm not even sure which console I started with, because I had access to multiple consoles at once.


2014-10-24 19:04:39

Good Lord, you're only 20? You've certainly left a lot of good looking laurels behind.
Do you spend any time in the Flash forums? There's only 2 or 3 guys there that really help out the kiddies here who code games :\ Ah well, whether you produce content or not, it's still a blessing to have you in our ranks.


2014-10-31 17:25:02

Do you play any Final Fantasy game?

JonBro responds:

I've watched Let's Plays of people playing FFIV and FFVI. I haven't played any of them, at least not for more than a few minutes. They're the kinds of games I have a better time watching than playing, I guess. FFVI's story is quite excellent.


2014-11-15 18:00:41

Just felt like stopping by to say hi to the creator af an amazing series.

Hi JonBro,how are 'ya?

Also,have you heard of the game Five Nights at Freddy's? (And the second one that came out surprisingly early about a week ago?)

JonBro responds:

Thanks, I'm doing well! How are you?

Five Nights at Freddy's fascinates me greatly. It's such a unique concept that seems to be done really well. I've been watching plenty of videos of people playing both games and I'd like to buy them myself when I can. FNAF is a pretty big factor in my new appreciation for horror games.


2014-12-02 21:53:02

It's been far too long since I've talked to you. Just wanted to see what you have been up to lately, and that if you have been doing anything exciting recently, and also, if I had to recommend a game that I feel you would play, it would have to be Kerbal Space Program.

JonBro responds:

Hey Loki, I hope you're doing well. I haven't been doing anything particularly exciting, mostly college stuff and spending years working on one game. I've heard the name Kerbal Space Program quite a few times but have never bothered to check it out. I'll have to look into it!


2014-12-06 16:15:58

Hello JonBro/JonoChrome. I'm sorry to bother you with this sir, and you're probably going to say no anyways. I've enjoyed your Riddle games since 2008. I played through them and beat every single one of them. I was extremely excited about Riddle Transfer 2. In 2012, whenever I heard that Riddle Transfer 2 was cancelled, I was very sad. It seems that I had no choice but to talk to you about this. If there's any way possible, could you at least release some sort of demo of Riddle Transfer 2? If not, it seems like I have no choice but to start my project called "Project RT2", Well anyways, here's a screenshot of what I have of Project RT2: http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/c7bf7ead5e54531f7121edac2b53392a
Also, I'm not using Flash or anything. I'm using a engine called "ROBLOX". I'm still writing the code for everything. Here's a screenshot of the code for the navigation system so far:
Well, I just wanted to talk to you about this, have a good day sir.

JonBro responds:

I don't have any sort of demo for Riddle Transfer 2, I'm afraid. What little I had literally wasn't playable and I don't have that anymore. But your Roblox recreation is really flattering!


2014-12-10 14:17:07

Do whatever you need to do Jonathan, you are cool, and thank you for the riddle school series :)


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