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This article is about the game company. For games played on the Wii, see Viidelectrix.
Type Video game company
Headquarters Videlectrix Office
Products Video games, CD-Rs, video game consoles, movies and metal detectors
Employees Art department, graphic designers
Slogan We use make video games!
Mascot Videlectrix Mascot

From a 2018 appearance at PAX East:

MATT CHAPMAN: Once we started making cartoons, it was kind of hard not to just let all that [video game] stuff seep into it. We were huge Activision aficionados as kids [...] So we decided to invent a company, a fictitious company, that we could then have an excuse to make bad video games on our cartoon even though it had nothing to do with our cartoon. So we invented Videlectrix.

Videlectrix is a video game developer that "makes" most of the games seen on


[edit] Company

Videlectrix was first mentioned in the game Awexome Cross. Although vociferously obsessed with good graphics, their games are noticeably out-of-date; most Videlectrix games are roughly on par with the Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, or similar '70s-'80s era technology.

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, developed by real-world company Telltale Games, was framed as Telltale "collaborating" with Videlectrix. In a similar manner, Dangeresque: The Roomisode Triungulate's Steam page lists the game as being developed and published by Videlectrix.

A portion of the Office of The Brothers Chaps is designated as the Videlectrix Office, with a large Videlectrix logo and game artwork adorning the wall.

[edit] Employees

See main article: Videlectrix Guys

The two employees of Videlectrix are "Videlectrix One" — the domineering, argumentative leader portrayed by Matt Chapman — and "Videlectrix Two" — his timid subordinate portrayed by Mike Chapman. Both men wear polo shirts, have poorly combed hair, and sport bushy mustaches. Stookley's Hundredaire Socialite featured "the brains behind Videlectrix" as their cover story in January 2005.

[edit] Subsidiaries and Affiliates

A production logo for Videlectrix Films is seen in the Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer.

The CD Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits is designed to look like a custom burned CD-R of the Videlectrix Media brand.

Videlectrix Kidx is a toy company which produced the Taranchula black metal detector used in the email buried and the Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People game series. It is unknown if similarly-named toy company Kidelectrix is affiliated with Videlectrix.

Board game company Boardelectrix has been variously portrayed as a separate company "next door" to Videlectrix or the same company with the same employees.

Videlectrix Power batteries are used in the Kick The Cheat Voicebox Replacement Surgery demonstration.

[edit] Website

The website was originally located at "", before it was moved to "". Between October and November 2019, the domain name "" expired, and was briefly owned by squatters. Several pages, including the Games menu, still contained links to that site during this time. The domain now consists of a frame that shows the version of the website.

[edit] Main Page Descriptions

These are the descriptions shown on the main page of the Videlectrix website,

[edit] April 24, 2009 — present

"Only Videlectrix has the REAL box art!"
Sure you can go to to
buy Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
on DVD. But only Videlectrix has the REAL box art!

We don't even know what a 'slip case' is! Box art
belongs on a BOX. Or at least a picture of a box.
And that's what you'll find here.

Oh and hey! Maybe we'll make another Roomisode!

[edit] December 1, 2008 — April 23, 2009

Got the EPISODIC GAMING blues? In this age
of calculator wristwatches, who has time for 2-4 hours
of gameplay? With Videlectrix' new ROOMISODIC
, we guarantee several minutes of game play!

Filling out the paperwork has never been so action-packed
in Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind The Dangerdesque!
Click here to play now!

[edit] November 19, 2008 — November 30, 2008

Videlectrix has had ENOUGH! Telltale Games
thinks they're SO GREAT with their episodic
gaming model. Well, we still have a few videlectricks
up our sleeve. No longer will we be graphically
mariginalized by our graphical oppressors!

Check back in the coming days as we strike back!

[edit] July 18, 2008 — November 19, 2008

Don't forget about us! We're still HERE! Videlectrix
has been committing to all kinds of excellents
in video gaming. No matter what lawsuits you
hear about, Videlectrix did A LOT of work on
'Strong Man's Cool Game for Attractive People.'

Um...Remember Peasant's Quest?
We did that!

[edit] April 10, 2008 — July 17, 2008

It's official! Videlectrix has gone this-gen! Teaming up
with round, puffy graphics gamemakers Telltale Games,
we're finally bringing the world of Homestart Runner
to life with "Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive
" We helped out with the whole entire game
and not just one little part they kept in because
the contract said they had to! Thanks Telltale!

[edit] July 16, 2007 — April 9, 2008

See also Some Type of Online Auction#Instructions for Where's an Egg?
Ever bought a used game that didn't come with the instruction book?
Hard to play, right? Well, that's just what Videlectrix did with
"Where's an Egg?"! We bought this game overseas years ago and had
no idea how to play it... UNTIL NOW!

This online auction has a single page from the instruction book for sale!
Now everything kind of makes a little bit of sense!
CLICK HERE to play Where's an egg? right now!

[edit] March 12, 2007 — July 16, 2007

Here at Videmalectrix, some of our programmers
don't have a whole heckuva lot to do
sometimes. So we made them remake several
of your favorite V'lectrix hits for use on the new
Remote Controller Video Game System!
Just pick up any remote you have lying around,
TV, Betamax, even Laserdisc, then
click on 'Games for Wii' and get to wavin'!

[edit] July 17, 2006 — March 12, 2007

Videlectrix is ONTO YOU! We know you want more
quality styles inside of your video game and that's
just what we've done! Kid Speedy v1.NEW! is an
update for the ages. New challenge! More reward!
If video computer games are the disease, Videlectrix
is the free clinic!

Play Kid Speedy! in the 'Game Demos' section NOW!

[edit] July 10, 2006 — July 17, 2006

We have had a lot of couple people tell us
that they firmly believe 'Kid Speedy' will
never come out. We Videlectrix types would like to
take this opportunity to spit on those people.
After eating a bunch of Skittles.

Head to the 'Game Demos' section and play Kid Speedy!

[edit] April 24, 2006 — July 10, 2006

Oh, man. Here we go again. Those
big 'ol brains at have been
trying to outdo themselves for some time
now, and they've finally done it with a
little game called 'Thy Dungeonman 3.'
Utilising state-off-the-art amber monochrome
computer visuals, TD3 will make you want
to never stop playing this game!!!!!

[edit] March 21, 2005 — April 24, 2006

You may not believe it, but we've made yet
another good-great game. We decided to call
this one Stinkoman 20X6. Side scrolling action
means hours of fun scrolling action!
Springtime's around the corner, and
coincidentally, so is "Your"

[edit] January 14 — March 21, 2005

Holy smokes! We managed to make another
game. This game is a great game and it is
called 50k Racewalker. Go fast, but not too
fast! Pace it on over to the game demos
section and take a few (million) steps.
You won't (will) be disappointed! Keep
your crosshairs locked on,
or "Good Games HQ."

[edit] August 30, 2004 — January 14, 2005

Yowza! We're a real video-game-making-company!
To prove it, we have a new game called Duck Guardian.
Slither on over to the Game Demos section and
guard you some ducks. We're also gearing up for our
fall lineup of "New Releases and Announced Titles."
We look forward to seeing you in America's finest
and friendliest video arcades!

[edit] February 23 — August 30, 2004

We're all the time working on the hottest new games and titles. Recently,
we just finished making 'Thy Dungeonman 2.' We're even thinking of
making another game in the future! Other projects are too numerous
and exciting to mention, but you can bet they'll be every bit as good as
some of our other hot titles. For years, Videlectrix has been busy making
sure you'll get a chance to love playing our electronic T.V. video games.
That's practically our middle name. So, keep your eyes peeled for our
upcoming "Hottest New Games and Titles!!"

[edit] Game Gallery

Joystick Wagglin'


Welcome to the Videlectrix Game Gallery. Have some wine and cheese
and enjoy the dynamic cover artwork for our dynamic cover games.
Featuring the work of award winning artists such as: our art department.

An image gallery featuring the box art of games created by Videlectrix:

  • Secret Collect (for the FunMachine)
  • StrongBadZone
  • Rhinofeeder (for the Super Funmachine)
  • Thy Dungeonman (400-page manual inside!! Text-based, Dungeon-based Action!!)
  • Thy Dungeonman II (More Text Means More Action!!)
  • Thy Dungeonman III
  • 50k Racewalker (Taste a Walk!)
  • Duck Guardian 1
  • Duck Guardian 2 (starring the popular Ron Planet!)
  • Planet Alert!
  • Hallrunner (For use with Arrow Keys!)
  • Pigs on Head
  • Space Shipper (NOW for only ONE PLAYER!!!)
  • Stinkoman 20X6 (Ask for a challenge! Deuce!)

[edit] Game Music

Sheet music of the Videlectrix Chime and StrongBadZone music featured on day 7 of the Decemberweenvent Calendar


We one time received two emails asking about the music from all our
various game selections. We took that to mean we should put them
UP for DOWN load (D-pad humor). Here is.

Selected music tracks from various Videlectrix games are available for download as MP3 files:

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • Clicking on the blow up reading "starring the popular RON PLANET!" while viewing the Duck Guardian 2 box links to Ron Planet, a webcomic side project by Craig Zobel and Matt Chapman.
  • The mp3 file for Stinkoman Level 1 Theme has a description that reads "00000605 0000010F 000027AE 0000116E 00007E53 000074BC 00005EF8 00007053 00003C68 000065F0". It is unknown if this is an intended Easter egg, code, or if it has any meaning.

[edit] Videlectrix Games

Many games created by Videlectrix have been mentioned or seen throughout the Homestar Runner body of work. Games range from brief mentions or single screenshots to full, playable games on the website or elsewhere.

[edit] Playable

[edit] Non-Playable

Many games open with an animation of the running mascot.

[edit] Fun Facts

We use computers... to make video games!
The 'Trix

[edit] Remarks

Since the beginning of organized time, or shortly thereafter, the 'Trix, as they are sometimes known, has been at all four fronts of the electronic video gaming industry, providing lo-res entertainment to parents and children alike. In the early years, The Big V, as they are othertimes known, got their start by typing numbers into calculators and then turning the calculators upside down to form words. In 2003, they partnered with and released the arcade peasant-masher Trogdor! They've since followed up with hit after hit, including next-gen text adventure Peasant's Quest, side scrolling platformer Stinkoman 20X6, and the unforgettable Color Television Calibration Cartridge. Vid'rix looks forward to working with Telltale Games and finding out just exactly what it is they do.
  • Videlectrix's page on reads:
Since the beginning of videogames, Videlectrix has been there forefronting the crap out of the competition with good graphics and half-decent progrumming. With classic hits like the Thy Dungeonman series, Trogdor!, Stinkoman 20X6, and Peasant's Quest, the 'Trix has firmly cemented itself in cement shoes and cast itself into the proverbial East River of videogaming.
  • The quote "award winning artists such as: our art department" could be a reference to games from the Atari era in which employees remained nameless.
  • If the TROGDOR! game in the catalog is clicked when it is already on the screen, the Secret Collect game description is shown.
  • The metadata for all three Stinkoman tunes lists "Homestar Runner" as artist.
  • Videlectrix has often been treated as a legitimate video game developer in the real world. In one instance, they were even acknowledged by Nintendo Power magazine.
  • As seen in one of Strong Bad's Instagram posts, Videlectrix has come out with a "Virtualectrix" virtual reality headset, although as depicted it is made of cardboard.

[edit] Glitches

  • Sometimes, on the Game Catalog menu, when you click on Dangeresque, a screenshot of Stinkoman 20X6 appears on the television and "Stinkoman 20X6" will appear at the top instead of Dangeresque. Also, a random description will appear as well. If you click on Dangeresque again, the proper Dangeresque title, screenshot and description will appear.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Real-World References

  • The Videlectrix logo is similar to the first version of the Commodore logo, particularly its font.

[edit] Quotes of the Week

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

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