Christopher Howard Wolf

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Christopher Howard Wolf
Born (1979-09-21) September 21, 1979 (age 34)
Mt. Kisco, New York
Nationality American
Other names Motorhed, SlimeBeast
Occupation Comic book creator. video game developer
Known for Creating the DragonSpires browser games

Christopher Howard Wolf (born September 21, 1979) is an independent game developer and writer. He is the founder of independent game company WRONG Games, for which he works as a game designer. He is known for work on the games DragonSpires, I'm O.K - A Murder Simulator, Hell Rising, and Scroll Wars. He also authored a graphic novel retelling the story of Nosferatu, and has appeared on Dawson's Creek and in the English dubbing of You're Under Arrest!. Currently, he now runs a horror story website called "Slimebeast", which has released several Creepypastas including "Funnymouth", "Whimsywood", "Lost Episodes", "Abandoned by Disney" and its sequel "Room Zero".

Games[edit]

In 1997, then 17-year-old Wolf and Adam Maloy took over production on DragonSpires, a community-driven multiplayer game initiated by Dragon's Eye Productions.[1] Wolf served as creative administrator of the game, in charge of producing a storyline and pixel art, among other duties, until 2002. In a much smaller capacity, Wolf also assisted independent game maker Derek Yu with games such as Mean Cuisine and I'm O.K - A Murder Simulator,[2] which was an ultra-violent game based on Jack Thompson's "A Modest Proposal".

DragonSpires later served as the inspiration for Wolf's browser-based multiplayer game, Scroll Wars, which was opened to the public in 2006. One year later in 2007, Wolf also opened Hell Rising, a zombie vs. vampire vs. survivor browser-based game inspired by and building upon its predecessor, Urban Dead.

Christopher maintains a YouTube gaming channel under the name Tormentalist, and has worked on creative material for LordMinion777.

Comics[edit]

In 2008, Wolf authored a well-received[3] installment in Josh Howard presents: Sasquatch published by Viper Comics. He also authored a graphic novel retelling the 1922 film Nosferatu for a modern audience[4] and a creator-owned series titled Love Monster.[5]

Additionally, he wrote, illustrated, and created the webcomic Escapeman[6] for ten years and wrote reviews for Pop Thought.[7] His fan page for The Atomics by Mike Allred also appeared in Wizard Magazine.

Wolf was named Marketing Director of Viper Comics in late 2010.[8] His duties for Viper have included creating a viral marketing website for Inspector Gadget.

Acting[edit]

Wolf was a voice actor for the English dub of the Anime series You're Under Arrest![9][10] and appeared on episodes of Dawson's Creek, most notably as a sideburned student in an episode spoofing The Blair Witch Project.[9]

Slimebeast[edit]

Currently, Wolf runs an online horror story forum which is known for creating the following Creepypasta stories:

  • Funnymouth- Focuses on a young man who comes across a mysterious forumgoer named "Funnymouth" who appears to take an interest in him. A companion site exists on the Internet based off the main character's chat server (although the display notes it is under maintenance). Refreshing the page will redirect you to an image of a giant pixelated face with a limp tongue slogging out (all developed by repeating text of Funnymouth). It is assumed in-story this is Funnymouth itself.
  • Whimsywood- A boy discovers a theme park called Whimsywood that hides a vicious secret that bodes ill for visiting children.
  • Lost Episodes- A young man reflects on his fleeting childhood friendship with a boy named Sid who had created several re-cut tapes of popular features, which progressively become more grim and violent. Returning to him later on, Sid is revealed to have killed his own family and retreated into a fantasy video world of his own, much to the main character's horror. A sequel story called "Sid's Video" involves another person discovering Sid's videotape, as it unleashes havoc on the man's personal video collection.
  • Abandoned by Disney/Room Zero- Based off the story of the abandoned River Country Disney park and Discovery Island (Bay Lake) location, the story covers the dangers behind an abandoned Jungle Book-themed resort named Mowgli's Palace. The follow-up Room Zero discusses the stories behind employees connected with the Disney Corporation; including tourists wearing Disney-themed gas masks and a bomb shelter located deep beneath the park. A prequel story also exists called "A Few Suggestions", which is written in recollections of notes from a suggestion box in Mowgli's Palace (and also reveals the supposed origin of the inverted Mickey Mouse costume from the original story's climax).

During November 2013, the dramatic readings of the aforementioned videos by YouTube user MrCreepyPasta were deleted by the demand of Slimebeast for MrCreepyPasta monetizing off the stories (from ad revenue). A deal between the two of them was eventually reached, and the stories were reposted on YouTube on Wolf's personal channel "Slimy Stories" (where "Whimsywood" can exclusively be viewed).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wired Magazine, March 1995
  2. ^ "New Game Designed Around Jack Thompson's 'Modest Proposal'", Gamepolitics, February 5, 2006
  3. ^ IGN: Sasquatch OGN Review
  4. ^ "Local comics buff authored graphic novel with a new spin on Dracula", Star News, December 26, 2010
  5. ^ "Review: Love Monster", ComixTribe.com, November 15, 2012
  6. ^ "Beyond the Spandex – Wilmington's Aspiring Comic Artists", PublicBroadcasting.net, April 16, 2006
  7. ^ "Welcome to Pop Thought", PopThought.com
  8. ^ "About Viper Comics", ViperComics.com, Retrieved August 12, 2010
  9. ^ a b Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ "Chris Wolf". CrystalAcids.com. Retrieved April 22, 2009. 

External links[edit]