In the beginning, there was nothing...
And that was quite boring, so DOODLE GOD created earth, air, fire and water. Then, Doodle God did say that thou shalt make a game documenting his exploits and that it shall be filled with Ham
and Crazy Awesome
...And there was much rejoicing.Doodle God
is a game on Newgrounds and the IPhone
produced by Badim
. The mechanic is simple enough, you start with four elements and, by combining them, you create new elements. You combine the new elements to make newer elements, and so on. Sounds simple? There are right around 250 elements in the game at the time of writing. Needless to say, it's not easy.
The 2010 Halloween season debuted a spinoff called Doodle Devil
. The mechanic remains the same (although you start with two elements instead), but the premise is different in that you are creating sin and destruction. More than 100 elements are available for Doodle Devil
as of this writing.
In May 2011, "Doodle God 2" a flash game containing the first 3 episodes of the IPhone version was released by Badim. Around the same time, Doodle Farm
, in which the player creates animals, was released.
Doodle God provides examples of:
- Anachronism Stew: You can have dinosaurs and airplanes at the same time. Later episodes attempt to avert this.
- Back from the Dead: Philosopher's Stone + Corpse = Human
- Baleful Polymorph: Warrior + Wizard = Worm + Wizard
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: If you combine them with Air or Fire, that is.
- Evil Lawyer Joke: Lawyer + Money = Greed.
- Element Number Five: There are several elements beyond the original four, including balance, simple life, animals, plants, humans, supernatural entities, machines, architecture, food, and vehicles. The sequel adds even more.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Spell Book. sunflower, and other such things are made by combining...well, it should be obvious based on the trope name.
- Interspecies Romance: Apparently, dragon + hydra = sex.
- Last Lousy Point: Some of the Open Feint achievements require completing the episodes without using the hint system. Use it even once and it's Lost Forever even on a reset of the game.
- Perspective Flip: Doodle Devil
- Moon Logic Puzzle: several of the combinations only make sense in hindsight, and often by stretch.
- Fire + Cthulhu = ...Wrath?
- Snake + Worm = ...Lizard?
- Demon + Soul = Money?
- There are often multiple paths to the same result, often because the player might be following Moon Logic. For example; Frankenstein's Monster + Cthulhu = Friendship.
- As Yahtzee said in his review of iPhone games (which included Doodle God)...
Fish plus Knowledge equals Octopus?!note
That's not logic, that's fucking batshit on a sandwich! I'm a little disappointed that Cat plus Internet
doesn't equal Youtube.
- Schizo Tech: It is very possible to invent the boiler before creating humans, and build houses and rockets and skyscrapers before inventing clothing.
- Seven Deadly Sins
- Side Quest / Brutal Bonus Level: After inventing Games, you get to play a combination of Doodle God, and Tetris. Episode 4 adds a mix of Doodle God and Bejeweled.
- Shout-Out: The quotes for the "Water + Bacteria = Plankton" combination are nothing but quotes from that Plankton, and the artwork for the intro for the "Save the Princess" sidequest in the iPhone version has, inscribed on the ground in the second scene, the words "3. ???, 4. Profit!"
- Also, the quote for Computer + Human = Cyborg.
- Shown Their Work: Stone and shell make limestone, cement is made of limestone, etc.
- Take That: Apple + Cellphone = Gold + Gold + Gold.
- On the Windows Phone version sex has been omitted, but the iPhone joke is intact. Either it slipped through, or the combination of the two was too important to leave out.
- Episode 3 changes this to Apple + Cellphone = Religion.
- Try Everything: Getting stumped is easier than you think.
- When Trees Attack: Tree + Life = Treant.