[FE8][29 Chapters Finished But Unreleased] Grug 2: Grug's Prehistoric Truancy

Play the OG Grug’s Primitive Disadventure here:

Greetings.

I’m Rye on Speed, lead hacker of Team Stoned Stoners, a hacking team consisting of a ragtag team of people who happen to have an array of talents.

You may have seen or played our previous work, Grug’s Primitive Disadventure, a decently sized romhack centering around the escapades of Grug, an awakened caveman, and his motley crew of weird characters, featuring a large dose of weed.

For 5 months now, I’ve been working on a sequel to this rocktastic hack, Grug 2, which will feature a distinct lack of Grug.

Ok, wait, before you click off the page and look at a different project, give me a chance to explain myself here.

It has been one year since the events of Grug’s Primitive Disadventure, and the world was finally at peace…or was it? Grug has…disappeared, and nobody knows where the heck he is! However, at the same time, major geopolitical events unforseen by this world have taken place that will change the fate of human history…suspiciously aligning with the disappearance of Grug. Follow the small-town farmer Erdreich, a once unassuming bystander, and his newfound companion, the not-so-accurate but strong marksman, Tagerine as Tagerine takes the two on a quest to not only escape a world now consumed by war and chaos, but also to find Grug. Along the way, you will uncover many secrets about the world that Grug inhabits, and face new threats, find new friends, and maybe even laugh a little at how seriously I’m taking a shitpost. In the end, only you can help Erdreich and Tagerine find Grug and uncover the true powers that lurk in the shadows.

So that was a lot to take in, I hope you’re still with me here.

So Rye, why did you decide to do this?

Thank you, strawman for the audience I created! Well, it really came down to the fact that I wanted to do more with the world I setup with Grug (I’ve put way too much thought into this joke and now I can’t get out of it), so this time, I decided to go with a more wack plot that’ll probably involve a lot more than what Grug showed, so I hope you’ll have fun with that.

When will this be released?

I ain’t timing myself, but I really do hope to get this done by this year, we’ve already made some very good progress, and we’re currently just on the brink of starting the last arc of chapters.

Where’s Grug?

You will have to see for yourself.

How relevant is Grug 1 to this?

Ehhh…it’s pretty relevant, I’d say to go ahead and play the hack now if you haven’t if you wanna get the full story, although I do offer a synopsis of Grug 1 within this hack, so it’s really up to you. There are some jokes that are dependent on you having played Grug 1 before.

Features!
-An all-new memetastic plot from the schizoposting genius mind of yours truly! (Actual funniness may or may not be included in the final product)
-A soundtrack composed by the great composer MemeTzar!
-The amenities of modern hacking, everything from universal range to the str/mag split (aka the stuff everyone expects anyway)
-A cast consisting of a mix of old friends, old enemies, new friends, new enemies, and a turtle.
-An array of custom classes that will definitely make you question what the creator was on when making this hack!

And now to introduce our main protagonist, Erdreich!
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I think some of you may remember seeing a pic of him in the Grug 1 thread! This is our new protagonist, the farmer Erdreich! He’s a massive tea addict and speaks in the most stereotypical midwestern accent I could conjure in my small brain! A normal man in a strange world, how will Erdreich adapt to all this weirdness that comes with being involved in the world of Grug? (Note: There is no isekai in this story)

And welcoming back an old face, Tagerine!
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Tagerine never really had that big of a role in Grug 1, which honestly disappointed me considering how much I love his character concept, an archer who never learned how to hit. So now he’s back, as this hack’s Jagen! Tagerine’s on a quest to find Grug, and certain events will lead him to meet up with Erdreich and strike up a partnership with him. What events these might be will be seen when the hack releases!

And now for the important bit, screenshots! (All screenshots are not final and are subject to change)

Screenshots

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Credits file will be release alongside the finished product (whenever that is).

Anyways, I hope you’ll look forward to Team Stoned Stoners’ newest work, and a new installment in the happenings of the (I guess we’re calling it this now) Grugverse!

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Funny idea guys
What if I gave a Grugdate that was more substantial than just a few screenshots of stuff I’ve done?

Alright so here’s a basic comprehensive look at the absolute state of Grug 2:
Gameplay: 27/29 Chapters Completed
Story: 27/29 Chapters Completed, Additional story bits will be added to earlier chapters once the final portraits are completed.
Supports: 0%
Soundtrack: Around 6%~?
Custom Title Screen: Not Done
Custom Battle UI: TBD
Custom Status Screen: TBD
Portraits TBD: 6 Left
Playables: 51 Playables
Needlessly Weebish Weapon Names: 29
Sightings of Grug in the past 27 chapters: 0
Burnout: 74%
Number of times playtested: 1
Time lapsed since I joked about making Grug 2: 168 days

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lmao i completed the entire game

now to wait for the OST to be done and we have a product

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Are you going to be releasing the Diamond is definitive version of grug 1 before you release grug 2?

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i’m actually mostly done with diamond is definitive except for like 8 support chains i have writer’s block for, so most likely

Alright gamers, currently just working on rebalances for Grug 2, I’ve handed out test builds to my team members + some friends of mine, so they’ll have early access. As for when I’m gonna release a public build, my estimate is probably whenever the portraits are finally all set and done and we have polished the game to a level I feel would be worthy of a public release.

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impossible, also good luck

impossible indeed my friend

GRUGDATE, HOMO SAPIENS.

So I’m currently on the playtesting phase of Grug 2, which means I’ve handed out the rom to some friends of mine + my team to playtest/bug check for the time being. When I’ve balanced enough to where I’m satisfied, I’ll publicly release a patch as a beta.

Wait shit i already said this last time, I really have nothing to update on

There hasn’t been much stuff I can really update you on other than the fact that I got a lot of portraits remade to look more high quality + balance fixes + I’m working on an augury type system for chapter advice.

Oh yeah, some more screenies (courtesy of my playtesters)
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(Yes I’m re-using the Grug 1 Stat Screen)
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Omg its the hack I’m redoing the maps for

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So true oomfie


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SO I HEARD SOME OF YOU LIKED CUSTOMIZABLE UNITS

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That’s nice, but where is Gandolf at?

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sweats

Alright guys, it’s ya boi, Rye on Speed, back at it again with another update for this game I’ve just been quietly totally working on!

I made some slight changes to item names. Just a few teensy changes

Oh yeah I slathered everything in narrowfont because I’m a psychopath too

Playtesting is going p well, I think I’ve managed to iron out most of the bugs I wanted to iron out/cared about, but now I stand at a dilemma.

The game is still lacking two things, most of the OST and the tactics room.

This is where democracy comes in!

Do I… A.) Release the game rn with heavy disclaimers to play w/o music and not check the tactics room? or B.) Wait until the OST is done and I can figure out the tactics room?

Remember, beyond music and tactics, the game is completely functional gameplaywise.

Alright, get voting! Get your friends to vote! Make alt accounts idk whatever it takes to promote corruption in the voting

Grug 2 Release
  • Release the game now w/ an unfinished OST and tactics room, but everything else is functional
  • Release the game later w/ the finished OST and possibly finished tactics room

0 voters

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Is that a gamer girl bath water reference? :joy:

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Perhaps.

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That’s Hilarious. I love your work, always a blast to go through.

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thanks for the kind words, i appreciate that people enjoy what i make

well, I say I, but tbh it’s basically impossible w/o the help of my friends

Looking at the poll, it looks pretty overwhelmingly in favor of waiting for everything to be done, so that will be the game plan going forward.

This means that Grug 2 probs ain’t being released by FEE3, but we will release a trailer at FEE3, so look forward to that.

We appreciate your patience and support, and will strive to release a product that will be fun but also make you cringe as hard as possible, thank you.

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