College Humor spun off the site as a stand-alone destination for subversive geek humor earlier this year and put College Humorer Brian Murphy at the helm. It’s an answer to the kind of straight-up nerd and gamer news offered by sites like IGN, GameTrailers, and Kotaku. Instead, Dorkly delivers funny, online ephemera focused on Star Wars Facebook feeds, the aging lives of Pokemons, pwning lives, and all other kinds of articles you dream about forwarding to your fantasy girlfriend, Mila Kunis.
And while College Humor recently upped its slate of online original episodic programming, so too did Dorkly.
Last week the site debuted its first web series, Dorkly Bits. It’s equal parts comedy and children-of-the-80s nostalgia packed into fast-paced, 45 to 60-second 8-bit episodes parodying video game classics from Super Mario Bros. to Halo. The installments are written and voiced by familiar faces of the College Humor cast (Pat Cassels, Streeter Seidell, Josh Ruben, et al.) and will be re released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Dorkly.com.
Dorkly’s seen great traffic from its written content since the site’s launch in June. The College Humor crew hopes the “addition of original video will bring Dorkly to an even wider audience of video game fans.”