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Madness: Project Nexus, Episode 1.5!

2012-09-26 16:42:15 by The-Swain

It's time to learn what this Nexus business is all about.

I HIGHLY recommend playing in another browser other than Chrome for the time being. I thought Chrome was deleting data, but it's just can't see it when in Chrome. Your data should be perfectly intact once Google fixes their browser.. I wish I knew why, but this is out of my hands.

Anyway, good luck dying. This update is not for the weaker among you. Seriously, good luck! And thanks for being patient.

Madness: Project Nexus, Episode 1.5!


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2012-09-26 16:46:03


I see a difference in the thumbnail.

The-Swain responds:

Wonder what that means


2012-09-26 16:48:04



2012-09-26 16:48:05

WOOHOO!! Thanks The Swain! :D love ya


2012-09-26 16:48:16

Fuck Yes


2012-09-26 16:52:19

um i keep starting with lvl 30 on any save its no fun :(

The-Swain responds:

Was gonna do a "sorry for Chrome deleting your character, here's an upgraded guy" thing, but we went ahead and reduced it :(


2012-09-26 16:58:55

The amror guys are tougher than any others were, not to mention them bloodyred zombies. Just my taste >:)


2012-09-26 17:02:02

I like that picture. Is that story mode?
I have a weird dream last night. In my dream Krinkels said the update is in 44 hours.
Dreams are weird.

The-Swain responds:

Then he lied. It was much, much sooner.


2012-09-26 17:04:59

My head went crazy. It was the dream not like in the post but what I meant is when I sleep sometimes people dreams went crazy like mine.


2012-09-26 17:05:37


The-Swain responds:

Stop holding movement keys. Doing so will cause you to dodge.


2012-09-26 17:08:12

you add jesus powers?

The-Swain responds:

Why would we? You don't play Jesus, you play Dr. Christoff. ;)


2012-09-26 17:12:58

I want a blockhead side-story! Now!

The-Swain responds:

In the original testing phase of our game, Blockhead was one of the first characters. His ability was that he could never die :X


2012-09-26 17:13:20

I love you Swain,would you marry me?<3


2012-09-26 17:34:23


The-Swain responds:

You'll be singing a different tune when you're throwing your keyboard due to FRUSTRATION. Ep 1.5 is not easy :X Good luck!


2012-09-26 17:36:34

oh... sorry.

I died a little inside at that time....

anyways.... why don't I see any of the new weapons at the start of madness nexus project 1.5?

and the missions are the same! dammit, whenever I try to enter the door, i do a backflip. I feel like I

have to smash my spacebar to enter a door. it's torture for me to enter a sideways door. I

remember when it was easy to enter a door. Now, it's like the door version of russian roulette.

Please, fix it.

The-Swain responds:

It IS fixed. Stop holding down the movement keys when you are trying to go through a door and you'll find the problem magically goes away.


2012-09-26 17:41:33

Episodes gets more challenging as you go. and its time to clean them up with guns.


2012-09-26 17:49:31

I saw a bug in the arena shop in the section body armor and when I saw the armor vest instead it show a iron pipe.

The-Swain responds:

That's basically the trouble we've been having all week. Graphics being swapped out for other graphics by Flash. There's nothing we can do to prevent it from happening, just gotta notice and fix what we find. Thanks for spotting it for me.


2012-09-26 17:59:43



2012-09-26 18:07:01

Internet explorer, Sucks Mozilla Fire Fox, Sucks Google Chrome Sucks I CAN'T LOAD MY SAVE DATA D: Makes me feel sad in the inside. Makes me afraid to exit the story mode.


2012-09-26 18:07:51

Correction Every Bowerser I go on SUCKS I can't load my save data.


2012-09-26 18:14:04


IT'S FINALLY HERE! THANK YOU. now ima waste my ENTIRE day just playing this :)


2012-09-26 18:16:00

It still appears as 1.7 update for me.


2012-09-26 18:20:55

Same here, so far it's still only 1.7

The-Swain responds:

Gotta keep refreshing.


2012-09-26 18:23:59

This new update sure kicks-ass! Totally worth the wait too. Sad that Chrome has to mess up the save data for the game everytime I start it. Worked so well before, because it runs best on Chrome for me. And you should add in more graphical options, like; Set total amount of bodies on the screen (they slowly disappear for an example) Same with bullet pellets and gun magazines, and decrease the amount of blood, particle effects and muzzle flash effects. I think it would reduce the lag a bit more for the ones with weak computers! (Like me ;_;) but I'll get a better computer soon though. just would be nice with more graphical options. Just a little advice! But a HUGE thank you for this tremendous update! I would have bought it for like 5-10â'¬ if it was available for Steam!

The-Swain responds:

Don't worry, when they fix Chrome your data will return. I was afraid Chrome had deleted it, but it's just inaccessible. Any progress you make in Firefox will apply to Chrome once it comes back :)


2012-09-26 19:07:25

"Thanks for being patient."

No, thank YOU, The-Swain, for being patient with flash and updating my favorite game on Newgrounds!
Project Nexus is the quintessential Madness experience in gaming and I'm glad you saw this update through to the end.


2012-09-26 19:18:16

Also, I find it hilarious how the abominations kick me with both feet simultaneously.


2012-09-26 19:19:39

the hyper zombies are waaaaaaaaaaaaay to fucking hard you cant beat them unless playing on easy, and i dont suck i reached 57 in arena. they just grab you and you cant run away, not even wish dash...sigh...ruins everything


2012-09-26 19:27:53

goddamn it. level 1.5D:Chapel is so goddamn hard. that HUGE exploder thing that talks to you with the binary sword keeps reappearing each time you enter that room. goddamnit.


2012-09-26 19:33:32

Wait what? In Arena you made the grunts about 10x harder to kill with your bare fists and you took out the starting 400$?

The-Swain responds:

Starting $400 bucks was always a joke - you can't buy anything you can use anyway. Now you EARN IT. But you get points for noticing this, I'll give you that.


2012-09-26 19:41:59

When can we tear enemies like the picture above?


2012-09-26 19:43:29

I think I saw another bug. In arena, Jesus lost his halo.

The-Swain responds:

Does he not have it? The bastard, he was supposed to keep it for all time. I'll have a conversation with em'. Also, re: your post below, that's a room in level 3.


2012-09-26 19:44:27

Swain, thank you for all your hard work
the new story is interesting
but those abomanations are hard to kill
i mean when they gang up on you it's nearly impossible
but that huge dude in full armor is retardedly difficult
i retried about 7 times, but it's just really frustrating
i cant even run past him and everytime i try to pick up a gun he smashes me to the ground and i lose my gun

have you beaten him yourself with only 2 lives??
because if i myself would ever beat this guy it would be pure luck
and i'm playing this on easy, i'd expect the easy difficulty setting to be more, you know easy
got any tips for beating that guy?

it's still a great game and once again thank you for all the hard work and effort you made to update it

also on a sidenote, i love your mastermind and blockhead series

keep up the good work

The-Swain responds:

Surely you use Dodge, my friend? Hit space to dive to the floor and avoid Mag Agent Getalt's attacks. That's how you get past his crushing melee and belly slam attacks. He's not so hard since he'll go after enemy agents just as sure as he'll go after you, so make sure to keep your distance when that happens. Oh, and shoot that bastard's head...just like all characters (including Mag Agent N), he will take more damage.


2012-09-26 20:05:33

Episode 1.5 is hard. The big giant abomantions kept smashing me as well.And the minis are like boss.
I retired 2 times. Lol


2012-09-26 20:05:52

Edit: I play easy mode but it's hard

The-Swain responds:

I promise the abominations are the hardest part of the game. After that you'll be a better warrior for having overcome it. I swear this.


2012-09-26 20:30:18

I play in medium mode,i got killed in a corner by Giant Abomination and his minions,i´m going to try it in easy mode.

The-Swain responds:

Haha, Mag Agent Gestalit is not an easy customer


2012-09-26 20:31:45

finally! I beat it!


2012-09-26 20:33:19

Thank you for the update, episode 1.5 is pretty awesome but, please try to fix the lag some how, it is hard but to be honest, I'm only dying due to lag, I'm stuck on the first floor of the tower 'cause as soon as one of the new zombies grab me I'm pretty much fucked unless by some miracle I'm not lagging, but since I almost always lag I get out of it but then I just walk in a circle and they keep grabbing me and killing me till I die, only problem I have is how fast they grab you and how much they do it, is this purely to make it harder? I don't mean to sound like an ass or anything but I feel a bit cheated, especially since when I shake them off they don't fly back as they do when an enemy human does it, I just push them back a little and they grab me again, but with human enemies they make them flying, I just wish you could make them fly back too to get away or add like a 3 second cool down before they can grab you again, as opposed to getting out and within like half a second they're already beating your face in, but anyways awesome update dude

The-Swain responds:

I really do know what you mean. I am assuming you're playing in Firefox, since Chrome is being idiotic - when it loads game data again make sure your quality is at Low and you're in Chrome for maximum performance. I am exploring ways of making the graphics less intensive - keep the faith, my brother. And also, thanks for giving it a shot.


2012-09-26 20:33:25

Sticky keys is a jerk.

The-Swain responds:

I tried to fix it, I promise. But as I looked into it, I saw it was a Flash issue. Nothing I can do but try to reduce the lag...which I am doing already :(


2012-09-26 20:39:28

GET RID OF THE FUCKING ABOMINATIONS, or nerf them. bullshit you finished the game on normal or hard, you just released it without even trying...

The-Swain responds:

I can't beat it on hard yet, I admit I am still trying. But on normal I had little difficulty. Just save your ammo for the right rooms and you'll be set. That or you're dead meat oh wait YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT


2012-09-26 20:46:54

I beat out 1.5 Swain :D

It really explains how Dr.Christoff became Jesus AKA The Savior!

Thank you so much for making Project Nexus Swain!!!!! :)

The-Swain responds:

It's not just the origin of Jesus ;) What other major Madness character can you spot??


2012-09-26 20:47:46

Those abominations are SO HARD TO KILL :C.
Still a good game, but seriously, those abominations need to be nerfed, get trapped in a corner, you're fucked bro.

The-Swain responds:

They are your punishment for running out of ammo, god knows.


2012-09-26 20:52:29

BEAT THE GAME!!! those goddamn abomanations were impossible. i think some nerfing needs to be done? and will you add those science-y melee into arena? or the awesome electro-gun thing?

The-Swain responds:

Arena will get updated, but likey a Christoff mode (you would still play your Arena character, tho). We're still testing out the new baddies. The abominations are fun though, right? :D Try using ranged on them at fist til their hands get loose, THEN use melee. Don't you DARE use melee on them when their hands are tied, unless you love being drop-kicked.


2012-09-26 20:58:25

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Let the madness commence. (P.S. Thanks Swain and Krinkle)

The-Swain responds:

You got it homey, enjoy the update. We did this for you guys, for free :X


2012-09-26 21:04:59

this remember me to half life zombie like mutants the police want to kill you you must escape of the lab and and dr.christoff remember me to gordon freeman

The-Swain responds:

Well, they DO both have goatees...good eye, my man


2012-09-26 21:06:41

The abominations live up to their name, and even have the balls to surpass their title. They are the reason why THIS GAME is NOT easy.

The-Swain responds:

I concur


2012-09-26 22:06:15

ok, thanks for the tip.


2012-09-26 22:26:39

Uh, Swain, either I'm retarded or somethings not right. It says 1.8 but no new weapons are in the store, and I can't find the new missions. Do I need to clear my cache or something? I'm playing in Firefox.

The-Swain responds:

Did you blaze through the original story missions? You have to clear those to get to the new ones.


2012-09-26 22:31:37

Actually there's new weapons, but no story missions.


2012-09-26 23:23:52

PHOBOS YOU SON OF A BITCH!!! FUCK YOU! ahem, now that, that's out of the way good job Swain ITS FUCKING HARD!!! I wanna break my computer right now but i won't.

The-Swain responds:

There's always easy mode ;)


2012-09-27 00:16:27

tath fucking bitch of phobos i want to shoot with a spas 12 to myt computer of angry pd:good new gear for the arena


2012-09-27 00:19:51

It loaded for me finally, and I must say, the abominations are pretty fun to fight with.