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Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Game
April 6, 2010 7:18 AM   Subscribe

8-Bit Doctor Horrible by Doctor Octoroc.
posted by Locative (29 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
Pretty cool, but would be cooler if you could actually play it.
posted by edbles at 7:35 AM on April 6, 2010


This is absolutely amazing. The best parts by far are the soundtrack and the cut scenes.

I wish I had to creative capacity to do something like this. Instead, I'll just consume and enjoy.
posted by SNWidget at 7:40 AM on April 6, 2010


/bends knees up and down, arms akimbo, in time to "Bad Horse"
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:49 AM on April 6, 2010


Wow. I wish more rabid fans would do cool things like this, instead of just arguing insignificant plot details on message boards.
posted by chrisamiller at 7:50 AM on April 6, 2010


so, so, so so good.
posted by ericbop at 7:58 AM on April 6, 2010


I know eventually I'm gonna get sick of the 8-bit Everything thing, but right now it feels like a warm hug.
posted by The Whelk at 8:03 AM on April 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


DO NOT BOUNCE
posted by erniepan at 8:09 AM on April 6, 2010


Wow. I wish more rabid fans would do cool things like this, instead of just arguing insignificant plot details on message boards.

WHEN MY FREEZE RAY IS COMPLETE, THEY WILL ALL KNEEL BEFORE uh... um... nevermind
posted by zarq at 8:33 AM on April 6, 2010


Awesome! When Bad Horse's minions appeared, I actually clapped my hands in delight.
posted by maudlin at 8:45 AM on April 6, 2010


This makes today great.
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:59 AM on April 6, 2010


This just made my morning. Thanks!
posted by xedrik at 9:07 AM on April 6, 2010


That has a PhD in adorableness.
posted by phearlez at 9:28 AM on April 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


WHEN MY FREEZE RAY IS COMPLETE, THEY WILL ALL KNEEL BEFORE...

But if they're frozen, how are they going to kneel? Their knees will be frozen!
posted by Karmakaze at 10:25 AM on April 6, 2010


But if they're frozen, how are they going to kneel? Their knees will be frozen!

No, no. I've said too much already. Please forget I ever mentioned it.
posted by zarq at 10:29 AM on April 6, 2010


This is enjoyable. I am enjoying.
posted by sandraregina at 10:30 AM on April 6, 2010


Pretty cool, but would be cooler if you could actually play it.

The fact that you want to is part of why it's so cool. The guy nailed the NES aesthetic so well that it seems like you should be able to play it.

I know eventually I'm gonna get sick of the 8-bit Everything thing, but right now it feels like a warm hug.

It might get tiresome as a gimmick, and like other period art, it will eventually yield to other things, but I'm not sure the aesthetic is ever going to be inherently annoying to me, not anymore than Romantic or Baroque music are.

Particularly when really well done. I wonder how long that took this guy.
posted by weston at 10:56 AM on April 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


WHERE IS ACT 2 I DEMAND ACT 2
posted by flaterik at 12:44 PM on April 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


Seconding flaterik.
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:11 PM on April 6, 2010


This is wonderful.
posted by jeoc at 5:01 PM on April 6, 2010


[this is very, very good]
posted by Busithoth at 6:00 PM on April 6, 2010


  MAKE INSIGHTFUL COMMENT
  SAY "MEH"
  MAKE POLITICAL COMMENT
> MAKE BRIEF COMMENT


This is really good!

  CONTINUE WITH FURTHER EPHEMERA
  BE EATEN BY A GRUE
  DANCE WITH A FLYING GIRAFFE-DONKEY HYBRID
  CANCEL
> POST

posted by WCityMike at 9:28 PM on April 6, 2010


Act 2, Part 1 and Part 2 on YouTube. Also available on Doctor Octoroc's site in Flash.
posted by Locative at 1:10 PM on April 15, 2010


YAY!
posted by zarq at 1:30 PM on April 15, 2010


Oh, how they handled the very end of Act II is freakin' ingenious.
posted by WCityMike at 2:18 PM on April 15, 2010


WHERE IS ACT 3 I DEMAND ACT 3
posted by flaterik at 10:22 PM on April 15, 2010


goddammit i just watched dr horrible again because of you people and now i'll all amusedencholy(*) again.

(*) a state I believe whedon has dedicated himself to creating
posted by flaterik at 12:18 AM on April 16, 2010


Act 3 is up!
posted by restless_nomad at 11:02 AM on April 26, 2010


WHERE IS ACT 4 I DEMAND ACT 4

...

dammit.

that's okay. i don't feel... a thing.
posted by flaterik at 2:11 PM on April 26, 2010


restless_nomad: Act 3 is up!

He got one thing wrong. It actually goes:

"I hate the homeless–"
"–ness problem in our city."

Plus, Act 3 dropped the ball a little bit. There were plenty of missed opportunities for video-game-ization ... a timer running out until Captain Hammer unfreezes, for example, or the red clothes being a new option at the end ... the various parties and bank robberies being games that unlock, while maybe a "Billy" level suddenly becomes inaccessible ...
posted by WCityMike at 8:11 PM on April 26, 2010


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