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free ebooks!

2018-02-17 08:51:03 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian


I'm still working on new Crypt Shyfters, and will have the next adventure posted in March for Newgrounds space month.

But in the meantime I've been working on some short ebooks to help out anyone interested in writing their own text adventures or RPG campaigns.

There are two out now, and I'll be posting more periodically. These two books are free this week, so grab 'em now! After this week they'll be 99 cents each (but free is still a better deal).

The first book is INSTANT NPC: 60 Unique NPCs for your tabletop RPG, which is a book filled with NPCs for you to drop into your games (text adventures or D&D or Pathfinder, it doesn't matter).

There are no stat blocks included so these characters can be thrown into any game of your choice. I figure you're all smart enough to know how to stat out NPCs for your game of choice, right? Each NPC has something unique- they've got their own back stories, quests to give, items to trade, etc.

They're detailed enough to give you a sense of the character, but still vague enough to give you plenty of room to play around and make them your own.

The second book is Kung Fu Space Barbarian's Guide To Writing Text Adventures, which is exactly what it sounds like. I filled this little book with some of my advice for writing text adventures. I haven't included any coding or programming language since there are so many programs you can use, but if you need codes for Twine just send me a message or email me. I include info on how to contact me in the book if you need more info.

Anyway, hope these end up being helpful to someone. If not, they're free books this week, so what the hell. Add em to your collection for fun.

this dude launched his car into space and landed the two rocket boosters on their platforms in perfect sync less than 10 minutes later. 

you think making cartoons and video games is hard? after watching this, i believe you can succeed at anything you set your mind to




2017 was an awesome year for me, and I'm looking forward to an even better 2018.


Unfortunately, I'm going to have to make some really major changes. Over the past few months I've been slowly stepping away from social media platforms- reddit first, then facebook, and most recently twitter.

If you've commented on any of my posts or any of my games, you know that my responses on here are almost immediate.

That's because I'm super addicted to social media, but this year I'm trying to work on that... I've been doing really good with the other sites, but NG is going to be the toughest habit to break.


I've switched off all notifications on my phone except text messages and phone calls, and I'm going to be checking email 2-3 times a day.

So, if you want to get in touch with me from now on, here are the best ways to do it:

  • Send me a PM on Newgrounds. I get email notifications whenever someone sends a PM, so if you want to contact me and you need a response, send me a PM. I will not be checking notifications anymore- this includes comments, @'s, reviews, or anything else that shows up in the "star" notification ticker.
  • Send me a message on my website. This is also hooked up to my email, so I'm definitely going to see anything you write here.
  • Join this Discord server. This will be the most immediate way to get in touch with me since it's basically instant messaging. I'll be checking this every day, and I'm more than happy to chat or answer questions whenever I'm on there!

I'll be leaving this post up here on my front page for anyone who stumbles across it in the future. I will still be posting adventures on Newgrounds, but don't be upset if you don't recieve a response from me- I'm not ignoring you, I just won't see them thanks to my new social media diet. It's good for my health!


If you come across any fuck-ups in the games, PLEASE send me a PM so I can fix the things!!

Otherwise, I hope you all have an awesome New Year!


merry christmas!

2017-12-25 08:42:08 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

here's a new crypt shyfter game: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/704111

play the version with the x-rated scene here (unlock it by becoming an ultimate badass): https://kungfuspacebarbarian.com/secret-page/


Cover art by butzbo

The early access version of Crypt Shyfter: Rebellion is online now. All 55 Ultimate Badasses can unlock the adventure on the Secret Page.

This version contains the X-rated scene which will not be included in the public game.

If you're not an Ultimate Badass yet, click here to sign up! You'll get immediate access to the new adventure, plus you'll get the code to unlock the secret page and read all the future raunchy scenes.

If you prefer to wait, Rebellion will be posted right here next week!

Check out these two new awesome covers for Crypt Shyfter!

The first is for Crypt Shyfter: Outlaw and features your buddy Thrakk. This illustration was created by @ikarokruz


The next one is for an adventure called Crypt Shyfter: Rise of Skagg. This one was illustrated by @omenakettu, who also did the cover art for the upcoming adventure Crypt Shyfter: Titanium Phantom!


Crypt Shyfter: Rebellion will be posted in a few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!

Pixel Day WIP

2017-12-14 17:23:01 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

I'm working on a thing for pixel day!

It's not a Crypt Shyfter game but it'll have a similar feel- interactive fantasy story with a few different pathways you can take. It's a super simple game I'm making in Bitsy. Bitsy is really cool but the functionality is limited. You move around by clicking the arrow keys (or swiping your finger on mobile) and you can bump into white sprites to talk to them.

Everything is told through text, but you get to walk around as a little pixel knight and explore the world. I've never made a game outside of Twine so it's been fun working on this.

There will still be a new Crypt Shyfter next month, this game will just be a fun little additonal thing to celebrate pixel day :)

Here are some screenshots!


Our noble hero has the most boring job in the world... he's stuck on guard duty with Sgt. Foreshadow and Lt. Kiss-Ass!


Gather loot, explore the castle, and find the princess. How cliche!


Oh no! Gigantic Spiders and Gerblins!

I actually have to thank @tinyworlds for inspiring me to do this. I played "A cozy winter walk" and thought the simple pixel adventure was awesome, so I immediately looked up Bitsy and got started on my own adventure. If you haven't played "winter walk" yet you can check it out here: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/703237

And if you wanna make a game for pixel day but you don't know any programming you can make a game in Bitsy here: https://ledoux.itch.io/bitsy

It only took me a couple hours to figure out how to put together a game but now I'm cruising along with it :)

@thedoubleone is hosting a Crypt Shyfter competition! He's giving away CDs and a couple mystery prizes for the winners. To enter the competition you'll need to create something Crypt Shyfter themed: art, music, writing, animation, a game, etc and tag it with #diskshyfter.

@thedoubleone and @heroblowe will be judging the competition. Get your entries in by Feb 21! You can see samples of some Crypt Shyfter tributes that have already been submitted here: https://kungfuspacebarbarian.com/homepage/tribal-tributes/

For the full details on Double's competition, check out the original post here: https://thedoubleone.newgrounds.com/news/post/1003069

And finally, @bonesofburied just finished this amazing new cover art for an upcoming Crypt Shyfter adventure. It features your new Crypt Shyfter crush Starwisp. Steamy!


It's here: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/703323?updated=1512913133

Akido Space Log

2017-12-09 10:57:22 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

Check out this new Crypt Shyfter alien hero made by @thedoubleone


You can make your own heroes at heromachine. Make sure to send em my way when you're finished!