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Icarus Proudbottom In The Curse Of The Chocolate Fountain
Icarus Proudbottom in: The Curse of the Chocolate Fountain is an independent Flash-based game developed the members of the chiptune band 1-2-3 Blast On!, created as a submission for the Something Awful Game Development Challenge V, with one unifying theme to base it on: You can't stop pooping.

The game itself follows the journey of the titular hero Icarus, who one-day discovers that his rear end has become a neverending torrent of excrement, and he's being flung through the air by it at subsonic speeds. On his journey, he is joined by a bird, who just so happens to be a magical spirit animal and can transform himself into a katana, named 'Blood Destiny', with which Icarus himself can defend against birds, geese, Neo-Nazis, and a helicopter piloted by Barack Obama.

We really don't even have to say it, do we?

Despite the fundamentally Audience-Alienating Premise of a man excreting forever, the game still enjoys a bit of cult popularity for its ridiculous premise and surprisingly clever and funny writing, along with an 8-bit design aesthetic and great chiptune background music.

This game has examples of:

  • Bait and Switch: The first two cutscenes between levels set up different explanations as to why Icarus is endlessly pooping. Only in the third cutscene is the truth revealed. It wasn't a Chinese buffet or crashing into a laxative truck, but a curse he gained after accidentally running over an old gypsy.
  • Catch Phrase: "Holy Wow!"
  • Gypsy Curse: How Icarus began constantly pooping.
  • In Medias Res: The game begins with Icarus already flying through the air pooping. There are cutscenes after the first three levels depicting the events leading up to this.
  • Long List: In the first intermission, Icarus lists off all the food available at the Chinese buffet, culminating with "four gummy slices of pizza".
  • No Name Given: Icarus's rival.
  • Repeating so the Audience Can Hear: Icarus's phone conversation in the cutscene after the first level.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Since Icarus can't stop pooping and had killed Barack Obama, the only option left is to explore the universe.
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alternative title(s): Icarus Proudbottom; Curse Of The Chocolate Fountain
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