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Hello! I'm Mike Perrucci, also known as mazeguy. Over the past 20 years, I've made smilies, domino toppling videos, animations, games, and most recently, a webcomic. I'll be sharing some of these creations here. I hope you'll enjoy them! :)

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Posted by mazeguy - 11 days ago


Chuck asks the Devils to hack into a bank. Tech-savvy Candace is excited to lead the others on an epic hacking adventure.


Lily and Yu-Ri discover that the virtual world can be just as dangerous as reality, but Candace is The One who can save them.


You can read "Episode 11: Enter the Faketrix" here or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - May 21st, 2020


Yu-Ri talks to Lily about her hugging habit, and cautions her against getting too friendly.


Afterwards, Candace is appalled by Yu-Ri's decorating decision. A civil war nearly erupts until they realize their argument is the result of a misunderstanding.


You can read "Episode 10: East vs. West" here or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - May 5th, 2020


After 16 months on Newgrounds, I've finally reached 100 art submissions! The most popular pieces by far involve pixel art. Here are a few highlights:





I started making pixel art in 1986 with Dazzle Draw for the Apple IIe. I wrote an article detailing my history since then, which you can read here: http://mazeguy.net/history.html


The majority of my art submissions (85 at last count) are for a comic series I've been working on for about two years now. It's called Chuck's Devils, a Charlie's Angels parody starring three aspiring models turned thieves.



I enjoy illustrating the misadventures of Candace, Lily, and Yu-Ri, and am excited about revealing what the future holds for the troubled trio, but the webcomic hasn't gotten many views. At the risk of sounding needy, have any of you ever read any episodes? Please feel free to ask any questions or provide feedback, either positive or negative.


Of course, I know I should be following my own advice. I follow some people here on Newgrounds and have favorited a few movies and games, but I have yet to provide any reviews. Expressing myself has always been a struggle for me, and critiquing other people's work is no exception. I think the trouble stems from being a target of bullies growing up, and receiving bad advice on how to handle it:


"Ignore it and they'll go away". If they see they're not getting to you, they'll stop and pick on someone else.


They never stopped, because I was a "soft target", someone they knew wouldn't defend himself. Now I'm not telling anyone to fight back by punching a bully in the mouth, although I won't hold it against you if you did. I'm saying what I wish someone had said to me back then: Never let anyone make you feel bad for getting good grades, looking different, or liking offbeat stuff.


So, yeah. 100 art submissions. Yay me.


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Posted by mazeguy - March 29th, 2020


Candace and Yu-Ri interview potential replacements for Lily. After rejecting a few applicants, they pick a new third member.


Meanwhile, Lily and Destiny find out they may not be so compatible after all. They break up again, and Lily rejoins the Devils.


You can read "Episode 9: Chuck's Next Top Model" here or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - February 21st, 2020


Lily spots Destiny and begs for forgiveness. After pleading her case, the two kiss and make up.


At Chuck's Devils HQ, Destiny learns about Lily's profession and living conditions. She gives Lily the chance to live with her and leave her life of crime behind.


You can read "Episode 8: Second Shot at Lovehere or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - February 1st, 2020


Ming-Na easily escapes from Lily and Candace, but Yu-Ri puts up a better fight. Yu-Ri gains the upper hand... until Candace butts in.


Yu-Ri regrets losing her temper, but Lily is able to console her. This act of kindness triggers a memory from Yu-Ri's past.


You can read "Episode 7: Street Fighter Too" here or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - January 23rd, 2020


It took a year, but thanks to Noveltybest, I've finally been scouted for the Art Portal! It seems my Pixel Day submission attracted some attention.


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If you've just discovered my user page and are looking for more pixel art, you may want to check out over two thousand smilies I've made since 2001. I've created tiny icons for emotions, food, animals, characters, flags, and much more. Emoji seem to have made smilies obsolete these days, but they're still online and available for use. Just visit: Mazeguy Smilies.


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Recently, I've been developing a comic series called Chuck's Devils. As the title implies, it's a loose parody of Charlie's Angels starring three aspiring models turned thieves. I hope you'll enjoy the misadventures of Lily, Yu-Ri, and Candace as they stumble through their new life of crime, as well as life with each other. You can read episodes on my art page or at ChucksDevils.com.


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In between all of that, I've also made domino toppling videos, animations, and games in DOS and Flash. You can find all of my past projects on my personal website: Mazeguy.net


Thank you for visiting! :)


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Posted by mazeguy - November 29th, 2019



This is a Flash cartoon from 2001 that I converted into a movie ahead of Adobe killing the plugin. It features a yellow guy called Cool Dude attempting to impress Cool Girl by bungee jumping. Super creative names, right?


This was meant to be the first animation of a series, hence the word “adventures”. Unfortunately, this is the only one. I started a snowboarding episode, but it never got finished.


In each cartoon, Cool Dude would try to get a kiss from Cool Girl, only for things to go hilariously wrong. I think I drew inspiration from the old Legend of Zelda cartoon, where Link suffered a similar fate.


Check out wallpapers of the characters:


Cool Dude: https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/mazeguy/cool-dude

Cool Girl: https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/mazeguy/cool-girl


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Posted by mazeguy - November 15th, 2019


Having had little success at theivery, the Devils switch gears and attempt a different kind of crime... kidnapping?!


They plan to capture and collect a ransom on Ming-Na, an heiress who might not be the spoiled little rich girl she appears to be.


You can read "Episode 6: The Chinese Conundrum" here or at ChucksDevils.com.


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With this episode done, the entire series is officially 1/8th complete! The finish line is practically in sight! (What have I gotten myself into...)


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Posted by mazeguy - September 29th, 2019


In 2005, my brother and some of his friends made a short film called The Challenge. It’s about a man trying to beat the most unfair video game ever made. I was enlisted to animate the gameplay footage.


The game was called Hoagie’s Revenge, and starred an Italian deli owner battling the forces of evil with an endless supply of hoagies. About 25 animations were made of the player dying in the most bizarre ways I could come up with.


I thought I lost most of the sprites to a hard drive crash. Fortunately, the editor of the movie still had a file containing most of the animations in lossless quality. After ripping them, and recreating a few missing assets, I assembled these sprite sheets for your enjoyment:


Deli Owner - Enemies - Backgrounds - Effects/Extras


Years ago, several people asked if they could make a real game based on Hoagie’s Revenge. Since then, the Kaizo genre has risen in popularity. So if you want to put in the time and effort, you have my permission to use these sprites. Just be sure to credit me, please. :)


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If you'd like to learn more about the movie, I wrote an article about it here:

http://mazeguy.net/challenge.html


And to see these sprites in action, you can watch this compilation video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVwoU8Sqh9k


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