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''Emogame'' is a series of free [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash Flash]] games made by Jason Oda between 2002 and 2004. All of them can be accessed and played [[http://www.emogame.com/ here.]] (WARNING: Very, ''very'' NSFW.) There are four games in the series:

* ''Emogame 1: A Get-Up Kidnapping!'' -- The original, released in 2002. The emo band Music/TheGetUpKids 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}}, Creator/{{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 Creator/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 ''Series/{{Friends}}'' have [[EvilDiva formed a band]] so that they could use the combined power of Creator/{{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 that control Anime/{{Voltron}}, which is currently being used by Dubya and his cronies to enforce their will on the world, 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}}; fortunately, it is available [[http://scuzzstuff.org/bushgame/ elsewhere]] on the web.

The games are [[GenreThrowback 16-bit-style]], action-adventure side scrollers that parody both popular culture and the EmoMusic 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).
* AllAmericanFace: HulkHogan himself, who's a secret character in one game and the lead protagonist of the anti-Bush game.
* AntiVillain: Music/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 characters' 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.
* AsianStoreOwner: The owner of the Cell Phone Pagoda at the Mall of America in the second game.
* 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 Music/SavesTheDay 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 ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' marathon for this lame-ass show.
* BestialityIsDepraved: The first game features [[Music/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.
* BlackComedyRape: Inflicted on Music/TheGetUpKids by [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] in the first game, and on Music/SavesTheDay by Music/EnriqueIglesias and on Ian [=MacKaye=] by the cast of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' in the second. ''The Anti-Bush Game'' also has the {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s running Enron getting subjected to PrisonRape after you defeat them.
* {{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 UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan mocking his Alzheimers was altered to remove Reagan, and the Music/MandyMoore fingerbang minigame was removed. (The version linked above is a copy of the original, pre-Bowdlerization.)
* 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 that eventually kill their careers.
* 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 ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'', Enid and Rebecca from ''ComicBook/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: Music/{{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.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: [[invoked]] Mocked when you go onto the set of ''The Jenny Jones Show'', where today's episode revolves around "12-year-old hoochies" in a way that seems to be backhandedly promoting the TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior of the adolescent girls featured while ostensibly condemning it.
* DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: A gag that is used multiple times throughout the series.
* DropTheHammer: Toxic Cheney Robeast in ''The Anti-Bush Game'' 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.
* {{Ephebophile}}:
** In the first game, you catch the members of Music/NewFoundGlory trying to hit on and quintuple-team a high school student. They don't seem fazed when she tells them she's a freshman.
** The player characters themselves can also hit on an underage Music/MandyMoore and fingerbang her. In the first game, [[WhatTheHellHero they get sent to jail (i.e. killed) as punishment]]. The second game also has a segment where you wander onto ''The Jenny Jones Show'' and meet the "[[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior 12-year-old hoochies]]", who will give the player character a handjob (and unlock a new character, Adam Lazzara of Music/TakingBackSunday) if they prevent the drill instructors from carting them off to reform school.
* EvilDiva: [[Series/{{Friends}} The Friends Theory]] in the second game is an entire band of them.
* {{Fratbro}}:
** The Music/DaveMatthewsBand fans who serve as the first boss in the first game, trying to run you down in a jeep while hurling gay epithets at you.
** In the second game, the music of the Friends Theory also turns guys into this, with Tim {{brainwashed}} into becoming a Gap-wearing, ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]''-watching douchebag who works at Creator/ClearChannel.
* 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 ''{{VideoGame/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 Music/MandyMoore.
* HummerDinger: The second game featured a boss fight against Creator/TimAllen driving one of these, complete with a [[WeaponizedCar mounted machine gun and rockets]] and an {{Eagleland}} Type 2 rant from Allen about how upholding his lifestyle is worth screwing over the environment and people in Third World countries.
* 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.
* JumpingTheShark: [[invoked]] According to [[Music/SunnyDayRealEstate Jeremy Enigk]], all emo bands are doomed to either do this by the time of their third or fourth album or break up before then due to the ovaries of emo guys kicking in, rendering them either insufferable or tone-deaf. This is meant to keep emo in the twilight zone between underground and mainstream, alive but not massive and corporate. The fact that Music/JimmyEatWorld is actually entering their prime with their fourth album ''Bleed American'' is a sign that something is very, very wrong.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall
** 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 in the second game and are confronted by two {{Evil Plan}}s, they ask if somebody is trying to force some kind of epic quest on them.
* MalignantPlotTumor: In the second game, Enrique Iglesias ''desperately'' wants the heroes to focus on rescuing Saves the Day from his clutches, intruding on the plot more than once. [[DefiedTrope They're having none of it, though.]]
* TheMall: The second level in the second game takes place at the Mall of America, and involves blowing up its central core in order to [[KeystoneArmy destroy every mall in the country]] and liberate America from yuppie consumerism. The entrance to the mall overtly resembles a cathedral, with stained-glass windows and messages that treat shopping as a holy sacrament.
* {{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.
* MoneyDearBoy: [[invoked]]
** In the first game, [[Music/BrightEyes Conor Oberst]] and Tim Kasher only joined in the quest because they were promised alcohol. They were disappointed in the lack of such when they got there, but it was too late to turn back.
** Many bands and musicians are portrayed as being only in it for the money, such as The Anniversary, [[{{Sellout}} late-period]] Music/{{Weezer}}, Music/JimmyEatWorld, and Music/{{KISS}}.
* Creator/{{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 without engaging in any real activism. They summon the ghost of [[Music/TheGratefulDead Jerry Garcia]] to fight you in response.
* NonStandardGameOver: 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.
* OneWingedAngel: In ''The Anti-Bush Game'', Bush, Cheney, and all of his Cabinet members transform into giant monsters when you confront them.
* OutrunTheFireball: The end of the second game's second level, where the Mall of America is being blown up.
* 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.
* StopBeingStereotypical: At the Mall of America in the second game, the player character finds a pair of rednecks being harassed by [[RichBitch rich yuppies]] and is compelled to stand up for them in the face of the insults they receive. He promptly regrets it once one of the rednecks starts spewing epithets about black people, Jews, and gay people, bemoaning how everybody around him is either an elitist scumbag or a bigoted scumbag.
* 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.
* VillainExitStageLeft: Dave Matthews pulls this in ''both'' games.
* 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 Music/{{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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