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Did some Blockhead. Made a lil' Mastermind. Co-created Madness: Project Nexus. Current working on MADNESS: Project Nexus 2 for PC/MAX/Linux Also I love you.

Michael Swain @The-Swain

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Posted by The-Swain - July 9th, 2018


Man oh man, have I ever been a bad Newgrounds boy. Most of y'all haven't seen much of me in a while. Even more of you probably forgot about those long gone Mastermind and Blockhead days.

It's mostly been because of a heck of a lot of development on Project Nexus 2, our sequel to...you guessed it...Madness: Project Nexus, somehow one of Newgrounds' most popular Flash games. Don't ask me how that happened. But Krinkels and I have been developing the sequel for going on FIVE FREAKING YEARS now, and we're nearly at the end of production :O

So before I start to go onto this big PR push to get the game out there, I thought I'd instead sort of share how to keep tabs on me. Most days I'm posting to twitter from my personal account. It's mostly cooking photos, but I throw in an occasional PN2 screenshot to keep people on their toes. I'll also make an effort at being more frequent on here, but I AM a compulsive liar so WHO KNOWS.

Catch you kids soon with updates and news! I miss EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU

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Posted by The-Swain - April 1st, 2016


I put together a big update about Madness: Project Nexus 2, found here, the game's Kickstarter page. Progress has been SUBSTANTIAL and we can't wait to share it with you!

SWAIN OUT


Posted by The-Swain - March 11th, 2016


pew pew pew

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— Krinkels (@MRKrinkels)
March 11, 2016

Hey guys! Coming out of my cave to link a twitter post from fellow game developer Krinkels on our Project Nexus 2 progress.

 

If anyone is wondering why it's taking so long, have a look at our 120+ skills you can purchase for your Arena character.

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Posted by The-Swain - September 22nd, 2015


Happy Madness Day ya goons! 

Boy, do *I* feel like a scumbag for neglecting our Newgrounds friends and enemies. So long without posting, sheesh! I'm a social media cluts, and learning how to....what do they call it..."Tweet"...got my attentions to focus elsewhere.

To any of the old followers of my work, thanks for being there for me back in the day! And to those of you now following Madness: Project Nexus 2, thanks for supporting me and Matt's greatest endeavor to date. We've been at it for over a year now, and we're finally sailing into Alpha territory.

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But I'm not here to sell M:PN2 today. Just to enjoy Madness Day, now that I get to be an official part of the series by building the game with Krinkels. I can't wait to see what PRIZES there are for the WINNERS...!

 

Keep on keepin' on,

-The Swain


Posted by The-Swain - January 17th, 2015


We're running a test Q&A session today, where folks can come in and ask us questions about Project Nexus 2.

Check out the twitch for the next hour, while we play with the system and play Chibi Knight:  http://www.twitch.tv/pn2podcast

After this test, we're gonna revisit this Q&A setup next week. Join in now if ya like, or see you next week for the proper session.


Posted by The-Swain - September 23rd, 2014


How time has flown. And with it, our expectations for what this community can do when they band together have been proven right.

Y'all totally came through for us. We knew you would, and here we are, at the finish line with a game ready to be made. Matt and myself, we are ravenous to get back to work. And it seems like it's actually gonna happen.

So now we come to the final hours. They're ticking down to Z-Day. If you haven't backed the project yet, here's your chance. Send your friends, who may have been holding off. Let the world know we're all counting on them.

Catch you guys in Nevada...maybe sooner than you think.

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Posted by The-Swain - September 16th, 2014


I don't think I've posted to the front page of Newgrounds THIS MUCH in my ENTIRE Flash career until this last month. It's been that kind of campaign.

Anyway, we're on the FINAL STRETCH of the Kickstarter campaign! This is the last week, and we need to end this bastard with a bang, in true Madness style. If you haven't seen the rewards we're offering, at least go grab your pre-order of the game. Every pre-order brings us closer to a completed Kickstarter and certain victory.

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Today's also the last day to grab the exclusive Hank Winter Valentine outfit pack (resemblance to "Dad" spinoff character may or may not be a coincidence)! After midnight EST, this special outfit will go to our existing 800+ backers and never be unlocked again. EVER. FINITO. ALL GONE!

 

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Hank Sez: NOTHING YOU IDIOT, DR. HANK'S DEAD, HE'S LOCKED IN MY BASEMENT


Posted by The-Swain - September 12th, 2014


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So many of you have jump up to help Project Nexus 2 become a real thing that it blows my mind. Whatever happens with this Kickstarter, we want to reward those who have helped us so far with some sweet Red + Black Jesus armor variants.

The only ones getting this unique outfit set are our current backers, and anyone who pre-orders from the Kickstarter before Friday comes to an end. To those of you already on board: you're already getting every Backer Reward Bonus we come up with before the end of the campaign, so just sit back, relax, and watch the goodies come flowing in.

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In OTHER NEWS, we've launched our Thunderclap! This is neat new way for people to help us get the word out about Project Nexus 2. Three days before the end of the campaign, everyone on board will automatically post a link to the Kickstarter page automatically and EXPLODE the Madness name across the web. This is just the kind of mega push we need to get noticed right when it's most important. Click here to lend us your help!

 


Posted by The-Swain - September 9th, 2014


Check out Krinkels' post. He's 'splains a good deal of why we need to make a big push, RIGHT NOW, TODAY, on our Project Nexus 2 Kickstarter campaign.

You can preorder your copy of Project Nexus 2 by backing the Kickstarter, and get alpha/beta/early access to the game. This is exclusive to backers only - everyone else will be waiting until mid 2015 to touch the game ;)

More than anything, the project needs your support! We're going strong, but we need the momentum that only fans of Krinkels' ass-kicking cartoon series can provide.

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Posted by The-Swain - September 4th, 2014


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We did it! It took 10 days of voting and now we're COMING TO STEAM.

But we still have one big hurdle, and that's FUNDING OUR PROJECT OVER ON KICKSTARTER. This game will not be the beast we need it to be, with all the goals we need to achieve (including Multiplayer!!!)  unless you head over right now and give to the cause!

Now, nothing in this world is free, which is why we don't want handouts without giving you something worthy of your help!

  • The Game - At $15, you'll be preordering your copy of the FULL GAME, which includes...
  • Beta Access - Help us test all game features for MONTHS before the final game!
  • Early Access - You'll play the finished game with other backers before anyone else.
  • Rewards! - The higher the pledge, the better the s#$% you're gonna get. Whether it's your name appearing in the Random Name Generator in Arena Mode, or a hand-written Thank-You note from Krinkels and I, or getting to design game items and cheat codes.

Get over to the Kickstarter, and let's make this game happen. I ALREADY KNOW YOU WANT TO.

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OH, and before I forget! Tomamoto is trying to help us promote Project Nexus 2, so if you'd kindly help us upvote our Reddit topic to help new people find the Kickstarter campaign, Krinkels and I would be super happy :X  Thanks again, friends!