Kid Thulhu and the Jan Ken Bunch (unreleased Newgrounds game; 2009)
Kid Thulhu and the Jan Ken Bunch was a Flash game being developed for the Newgrounds 'Power of Three' event by Psycosis91, TheWaves, and Edd Gould in 2009.
The gameplay would follow a kid version of Cthulhu fighting in Mega Man style combat against the "Jan Ken Bunch", which were based on Rock-Paper-Scissors.
The announcement of the game was made in late May 2009 through Edd Gould's blog. In addition to other minor announcements, Edd stated the following: "I have also formed a group with Psycosis91 and TheWaves for the Newgrounds ‘Power of Three‘ summer event - which basically means we shall be making a game together over the next few months, hopefully meaning it will be an awesome game!".
The second, and last known, statement about the game during its development manifested as Edd labeling the game "Kid Thulhu and the Jan Ken Bunch". No content from the game was ever publicized. Edd passed away from leukemia in 2012.
Shortly after the release of "The End (Part 2)" (which was intended to be the finale of Eddsworld), Pycosis91 made a post on Newgrounds about his time working with Edd. In the post, he mentioned the game and attributed its cancellation to the facts that he was starting university at the time and Edd's shift of focus back to his series, Eddsworld. He stated that the concept went fairly far into development, with three of the six planned levels being complete.
Psycosis also stated that he wished to complete the project, as he had promised to Edd that he would. No new information has surfaced about the title since the Newgrounds post.
- Pycosis91's post on Newgrounds Retrieved 30 Jan '18
- Archived copy of Edd's blog Retrieved 10 May '18
- YouTube video by the official Eddsworld channel on Edd's death. Retrieved 24 Apr '19