Hey folks! You might have noticed we've been posting less lately. There's a reason for that. The digital media landscape has shifted dramatically, and we're changing up how we do things to keep with the times. Going forward, Dorkly is going to move its focus away from the site and onto platforms like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. The same people you know from our comics and articles are going to have a lot of fun trying new ways to create the stuff you like. For instance, our illustrator Justin Hall collaborated with our Instagram followers and created a brand new DnD character in an ongoing Instagram Story. Commenters named their new mage "Shrek 5," because of course they did.
You might see a new post from us now and again on the site (look forward to Andrew finally writing about Thanos fanfic and why "videogames" is the correct spelling), but from now on, we're going to be sinking the vast majority of our efforts onto those aforementioned platforms. Most importantly, we'll also be contributing in a big way to Dropout, CollegeHumor's comedy service that features tons of original shows, ongoing comics and fun chats you can't find anywhere else. If you're looking for the absolute best way to support us at Dorkly, check out the free trial at Dropout. You could start with the fan favorite role-playing show Dimension 20: Fantasy High, move onto Cartoon Hell (featuring Drawfee boys Caldwell and Nathan) and then hit up comics like The Legend of Jared and All in a Day's Work (both written by Dorkly staff members).
We'd be lying if we said this wasn't bittersweet. This little corner of the internet has meant a lot to the staff. We've compiled some of our favorite pieces from over the years and dropped them on the homepage, and you might see a few rotate in and out. Though we might not be on the site proper, you can find us on the Dropout Discord, and as always you are free to DM our Editor-in-Chief Andrew Bridgman about a Dragon Ball Z article from five years ago that he didn't write.
Thank you so much for sticking with us all this time, and we hope you'll join us as we take our next big leap.
The world of mobile games is a clunky and wonderful one. Whatever hours people aren't spending with Candy Crush or Pokemon Go! are probably being spent searching for the next time waster to drain our phone batteries. The battle for attention is cutthroat, but newcomer Mafia City is content to remind everyone with an internet connection of one thing: "That's how mafias work."
Based on its title, Mafia City is a pretty self-explanatory game: a mobile strategy game based around a city full of mobsters jockeying for position in whatever ways haven't already been co-opted by Grand Theft Auto. It first appeared in app stores in March of 2017 and has been well received up to this point, but the game is continuing to make waves in 2019, namely for its bizarre ad campaigns. A Level 1 "crook" in the game is approached by a Level 35 "boss," who easily foils whatever shenanigans they're up to, which results in the tagline "that's how mafias work." The criminal element broken down to its simplest form.
Like many things on the internet, the ads weren't made with memification in mind. But that's exactly what's happened over the course of the last few days, Gaming Twitter taking time to step up to the plate and find its own spin on how the lives of pixelated mafia dons-to-be work. Watch your step.