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''{{Emogame}}'' is a series of free [[AdobeFlash Flash]] games made by Jason Oda between 2002 and 2004. All of them can be accessed and played [[http://www.emogame.com/ here.]] There are four games in the series:

* ''Emogame 1: A Get-Up Kidnapping!'' -- The original, released in 2002. The emo band The Get-Up Kids gets kidnapped by [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] to be sodomized in his dungeon, and a group of {{emo}} rockers set out to save them, going on an adventure through {{suburbia}}, {{MTV}} Studios and Steven Tyler's dimension of evil that reveals the true origin of emo kids.
* ''Alkaline Trio vs. Hell'' -- The three members of Alkaline Trio get run over while taking RoseMcGowan home from a bar, and show up at the Pearly Gates. There, {{God}} tells then that, if they want a second chance at life, they have to go down into Hell and kill the Prince of Darkness himself, [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor]]. No, really -- Skeletor, not {{Satan}}. In addition to serving as a standalone game, ''Alkaline Trio vs. Hell'' served as a preview of sorts for the upcoming second game in the series, released later in 2003.
* ''Emogame 2: The Epic Quest Continues'' -- A year after the events of the original game, the cast of ''{{Friends}}'' have [[EvilDiva formed a band]] so that they could use the combined power of {{MTV}} and SubliminalSeduction to force a soulless, corporate materialism onto the world, and it's up to our band of plucky emo heroes to save the world from yuppie {{brainwashing}}.
* ''The Anti-Bush Game'' -- Jason Oda created this game in the run-up to the 2004 election in response to what he saw as the [[TheWarOnStraw corporate greed, warmongering, and religious fanaticism]] of the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration. It features Wrestling/HulkHogan, Creator/MrT, and [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]] going on a righteous rampage to claim the five keys to activate Anime/{{Voltron}} and take down Dubya, ending with an endorsement of Bush's 2004 election rival, John Kerry. Sadly, it looks to have been taken down (perhaps as a result of Bush no longer being in office), as the link to it from the website is {{dead|Link}}.

The games are [[GenreThrowback 16-bit-style]], action-adventure side scrollers that parody both popular culture and the Music/{{emo}} music scene. Most of the humor is derived from its over-the-top portrayal of media figures and TV shows, as well as in-jokes for emo fans, {{shout out}}s to [[TheEighties '80s]] and [[TheNineties '90s]] kids shows, and its willingness to [[CrossesTheLineTwice cross every line of decency]] to make the player laugh.

A third game in the series, titled ''Super Emogame III'', was announced in early 2005, and was originally planned for a 2006 release. Updates were released on occasion (including a demo), and it was planned to be on a music CD that would be available through the website. It has since entered the status of {{vaporware}}, with Jason Oda putting a notice on his website saying that, with the game an incomplete mess with [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece mostly outdated humor]], it will probably never see the light of day. The game's site used to be accessible [[http://superemogame.com/v1/ here]] for a look at WhatCouldHaveBeen, but sadly, it's down (and the Wayback Machine doesn't work with its Flash-heavy page).

Jason Oda is still making games, which can be viewed through [[http://jasonoda.com/v10/ his website]].
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!!Tropes found in the series:
* ALoveToDismember: [[Music/DashboardConfessional Chris Carrabba]] does this to [[spoiler:Steven Tyler's severed head]] at the end of the first game.
* AbnormalAmmo:
** All of the characters throw seven-inch [=EPs=] at enemies.
** In the anti-Bush game, the protagonists throw American flag stars and the Tom Ridge Robeast has a gun that shoots duct tape.
* ActionGirl: Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Kiley) and Greta Cohn (formerly of Cursive).
* AdolfHitler: Appears as a boss in ''Alkaline Trio vs. Hell''.
* AllAmericanFace: HulkHogan himself, who's a secret character in one game and the lead protagonist of the anti-Bush game.
* AntiVillain: JimmyEatWorld in the first game. The reason they had for removing their ovaries ([[ItMakesSenseInContext just go with it]]) actually makes sense -- they wanted to keep making good music without breaking up, even if it meant making emo mainstream. The player character's criticism of them basically boils down to "ItsPopularNowItSucks" more than anything -- he even grudgingly acknowledges that the music is still good, and that the only reason he doesn't like it is because of the airplay it gets. Of course, knowing this game, this was most likely intended as a parody of elitist music fans who think that music can't be both popular and good at the same time.
* BaitAndSwitch: The second game looks like it's going to recycle the plot of the first game, with Enrique Iglesias [[DoNotAdjustYourSet hacking into the TV set]] to announce that he has kidnapped the band Saves the Day to rape them. A few seconds later, the people watching reply:
-->'''Geoff:''' Dude, this is boring. Change it.
-->'''Matt:''' Yeah. I can't believe they canceled the ''DawsonsCreek'' marathon for this lame-ass show.
* BestialityIsDepraved: The first game features [[LimpBizkit Fred Durst]] raping a donkey, while the second has him [[SequelEscalation doing so with Puddle of Mudd]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice to form a man-train]].
* BigShutUp: A RunningGag in the first two games.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: After the anti-Bush game got media attention, a scene with Voltron having sex with the Statue of Liberty was changed to Voltron knocking the statue off its pedestal and taking its place, a scene with RonaldReagan mocking his Alzheimers was altered to remove Reagan, and the MandyMoore fingerbang minigame was removed.
* BrownNote: Jeremy Egnik plays music from The Promise Ring's godawful ''Very Emergency'' album in order to prove his claim about emo guys having ovaries.
* ButtMonkey: Chris Carrabba in the first game, being TheChick of the seven man group. Brett Detar in the sequel as the tagalong attention-seeking guy nobody wants in the group.
* TheCameo: Many, including the characters from ''GIJoe'', Enid and Rebecca from ''GhostWorld'', Pete Wrigley from ''[[Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete Pete and Pete]]'', and a truly colossal number of Music/{{emo}} musicians (most of whom are playable characters).
* ChristianRock: {{Creed}}'s [[NotChristianRock tenuous relationship with the genre]] is parodied in the first game. Before fighting them, Scott Stapp asks you if you think it's cool to be a Christian. If you reply yes, then he goes on about how Creed is totally a Christian band. If you reply no, then he denies that Creed is Christian, claiming that "With Arms Wide Open" is about a stripper.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: At the start of the first game, Chris threatens to "skull-fuck [Steven Tyler] with [his] huge cock". [[spoiler:And then he actually does it. [[CrossesTheLineTwice And then he marries Steven Tyler's severed head, which is still stuck to his 62-pixel-long dick.]]]]
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: In the first game, Steven Tyler announces his kidnapping and rape of The Get-Up Kids to the heroes by hacking their TV set. In the second game, Enrique Iglesias tries the same thing, only for them to change the channel.
* DropTheHammer: Toxic Cheney Robeast uses a spiked mace.
* {{Emo}}: Of course. Parodied throughout, with the "emo quiz" in the first game and TheReveal as to what makes guys emo.
* EvilDiva: The {{Friends}} Theory in the second game is an entire band of them.
* GenreThrowback: The final levels of the two main games (especially the second one) were throwbacks to old-school {{Metroidvania}} games. Most of the third game was going to follow the Metroidvania format, along with a few segments that homaged ''{{Contra}}'' and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''.
* GIJoe: In ''Alkaline Trio vs. Hell'', you team up with them.
* {{God}}: Appears in the form of Bob Sagat in ''Alkaline Trio vs. Hell''.
* HospitalHottie: At the beginning of the first game, one of the nurses asks Atom when the two of them can make sweet love.
* HotCoffeeMinigame: It involves Mandy Moore.
* HummerDinger: The second game featured a boss fight against Tim Allen driving one of these, complete with a [[WeaponizedCar mounted machine gun]] and an {{Eagleland}} Type 2 rant from Allen.
* HypocriticalHumor: The series' anti-corporate stance can come off as this now that Jason Oda is spending most of his time making advergames.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In the anti-Bush game, the Almighty Ashcroft Robeast uses a cross on a chain as a flail.
* LampshadeHanging
** At the start of the first game, Atom says that they should drive to the Salvation Army store to meet Jeremy Egnik, as it will be quicker that way. Chris Simpson remarks that they should instead walk vicariously through a yuppie town, a HighSchool and a Hot Topic to get there, as that would make a much better game.
** When Geoff, Travis and Matt are flipping through channels and being confronted by two {{Evil Plan}}s, they ask if somebody is trying to force some kind of epic quest on them.
* LikeABadassOutOfHell: The entire plot of ''Alkaline Trio vs. Hell''
* {{Metroidvania}}: The final levels of the two main series games, and judging by what was made, most of the third game.
* MindControlEyes: Tim has these after watching the Friends Theory music video in the second game.
* MonumentalDamage: The Mall of America in the second game.
* {{MTV}}: The entire second level of the first game takes place in MTV Studios in [[BigApplesauce Times Square]], with the BossBattle being fought on the ''TRL'' set. The climax of the second game's first level, meanwhile, is set at the Video Music Awards.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Given a TakeThat in the second game. The player character gives a speech to a pair of these, slamming them for using the imagery of the [[TheSixties '60s counterculture]] as an excuse to smoke weed, sell stuff and not shower.
* NonStandardGameOver / TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: At the end of the second game, you get the opportunity to rename Music/{{emo}}. If you choose a word that would insult the genre (e.g. "shit", "gay", "stupid"), you get a black screen with "game over" in small text.
* OutrunTheFireball: The end of the second game's second level, where the Mall of America is being blown up.
* DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: A gag that is used multiple times throughout the series.
* TheReveal: Why are emo guys emo? Because they have ovaries. These ovaries work to prevent emo from becoming mainstream by causing good emo bands to either break up or start releasing crappy albums (usually around the time of their third album). Jimmy Eat World threw off this balance by having their ovaries removed, allowing them to stay good and successful long enough to become mainstream.
** And emo girls? [[{{Squick}} They have penises.]]
* RunningGag:
** Everybody constantly tells Chris Carrabba (in the first game) and Brett Detar (in the sequel) to [[BigShutUp "SHUT UP!"]]
** The Mandy Moore fingerbang minigame, which gets progressively more complex[[note]]a simple push of a button in the first game, moving the mouse up and down in ''Alkaline Trio vs. Hell'', and alternating, and shifting, button presses in the second main game[[/note]] as the series goes on. Concept art for the third game featured Mandy as a [[HornyDevils succubus]], meaning that the gag likely would have continued.
* SmallNameBigEgo: In the second game, Brett Detar is one of these, tagging along with the group until they can admit that they wish they were as cool as he is.
* TakeThat: The games sling tons of them at every target in [[TheNineties late-'90s]] / [[TurnOfTheMillennium early-2000s]] popular culture, including ''Series/AmericanIdol'', {{MTV}}, Hot Topic, [[PointAndLaughShow point-and-laugh]] {{talk show}}s, [=SUVs=], pop music, {{reality TV}} and, of course, Music/{{emo}}. ''The Anti-Bush Game'' is also a pair of giant middle fingers raised at [[StrawmanPolitical the right wing of American politics]].
** The demo for the third game included jabs at [=iPods=] and {{friending network}}s.
* TakeThatMe: In ''Emogame II'', if you complete the Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete quiz, Jason Oda himself makes an appearance and offers you a blowjob. He states he deserves it for putting so many gay jokes in the game. Then gives you Hulk Hogan as a secret character.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Playing these games is like stepping back in time to 2002-04, what with all the pop culture references, '80s kid show nostalgia, hatred of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, Music/{{emo}} treading the line between "underground" and "mainstream", and {{MTV}} [[NetworkDecay still, at the very least, basing its reputation around music videos]].
** The fact that the third game had become one of these to the mid-'00s, [[{{Vaporware}} before it had been released and after that period of time had passed]], ultimately led Jason Oda to cancel it.
* {{Vaporware}}: ''Super Emogame III''.
* VillainExitStageLeft: Dave Matthews pulls this in ''both'' games.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Some of the concept art for the third game showed an [[MurderSimulators ultraviolent]] ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' parody (''Grand Theft Omaha'' -- [[UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 the most violenterest level eva!]]), levels that homaged ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' and ''{{Contra}}'', the main characters battling in [[AfterTheEnd a post-apocalyptic world]], and a boss fight against Music/AshleeSimpson, who is [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever mutated into a giant spider]].
* WhatTheHellPlayer: In the first game, if you engage in the HotCoffeeMinigame with an [[JailBait underage]] Mandy Moore, [[SchmuckBait you get arrested for statutory rape]] (represented by your currently-selected character dying).
* WhoWritesThisCrap: Shortly before facing {{Creed}} in their shit helicopter, the player character remarks:
-->God, this plot is getting worse and worse.
* WombLevel: The second game has one of these, which literally takes place inside Anna Nicole Smith's womb.
* WritingAroundTrademarks / NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: ''Gloriously'' averted, with TV shows, brand names and celebrities being called out and [[TakeThat skewered]] by name. It's a wonder that Jason Oda not only hasn't been sued, but is now being hired to make advergames for many of these companies.
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