Garden Gnome Carnage

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Words fail to describe this game.

Ludosity: It's pretty much impossible to describe this game. Here's a quote from one player:
M3nTo5: At first I was wtf. But then I was wtf.

An arcade game by Daniel Remar.

You're a garden gnome. You hate Christmas, and you hate christmas elves. You have a rope, wheels, and a remote. So what do you do?

You install the wheels below your house, modify the remote to control them, and tie yourself to the chimney with the rope. Then, you proceed to swing around to shake the elves off, supported by your trusty cat, a princess and lots of explosions.

The game's old download version and trailer can be found here. The Flash Updated Rerelease can be played here. An Xbox Live Arcade version is available here. A spin-off-game called Hyper Princess Pitch (heavily inspired by Operation Carnage in means of gameplay) has been released at the beginning of December 2011.


Tropes used in Garden Gnome Carnage include:
    • Additionally, Pitch is quite clearly a parody of Princess Toadstool (AKA Peach) from the Super Mario games.
  • Smart Bomb: Airstrikes and the Brickopalypse serve this purpose, though they don't auto-hit enemies. The Whopee strike, however, does...
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Bricks. And sleighs. And parachute bricks. And chimneys. But mainly bricks.
  • Updated Rerelease: The game was initially made in Game Maker and released on Daniel Remar's website. It was later remade as a Flash version, with re-balanced gameplay (elves are easier to hit, but harder to shake off) and some new extras.
  • Variable-Length Chain: The rope holding the garden gnome.
  • What Do You Mean It Wasn't Made on Drugs?
  • Weird Swedish Thing: The premise: You're a garden gnome tied to a building on wheels, and you're trying to hold off elves from dropping Christmas presents into the chimney (because gnomes hate holidays) by swinging into them and dropping bricks on them, in addition to the occasional air strike. And the bricks explode. Oh, and this game was made by Daniel Remar (of Iji and Hero Core fame).
  • Zerg Rush