I totally loved this!!! In my opinion, this is one of the best/funniest animations I've seen in a long time! It's not often that I laugh out loud, but this made it happen.
I really love the animation style (that guy's mouth is crazy), it's clean and flowing. Good use of colour.
The audio is awesome too, very clear, although I had to turn up the volume at the end with the carrot. And I love the accents - it's nice to hear some slightly original voices rather than the same old accents.
Background was simple and effective, unobtrusive.
I gave this a 5 star last night, but I've just wached this again and was horrified that it is ly sitting at around 2.5 stars! That's crazy. People clearly aren't giving this the attention it's due.
Well done, I look forward to seeing more! And hopefully people will give it more stars, as this is front page worthy.
Jeepers, very kind words indeed, thank you! Audio is still a bit of a confusing bugger at the moment but in due time! Yeah, I found the 2.5 stars thing kind of funny but you can't please everyone, if I threw in some kind of pokemon references then who knows, nevertheless thank you very much!
Wow! Probably the best animation I've seen on NG yet. Certainly the best in a loooong time! Where to start? The idea of the dystopia is not a new one, but I love it, it fascinates me! It's so futuristic, but also part of it is what we have here and now in this world.
The contrasts between rich and poor are portrayed so so well here. The elite society is always bright and light and there isn't much detail put in, but this works to show that they're 'flawless'. Whereas the poverty stricken side is dark and gloomy and filthy. The backgrounds are so incredibly detailed and atmospheric. It really draws you in, and makes you feel the depression of the characters. I just loved the style of art and animation. It's original and refreshing!
The music was really effective as well, quite subtle for the most part, adding to the atmosphere in just the right way. And it was also moving in the right amount too, stirring up the anticipation/emotion.
Wow! I can't get over how much effort went into every little detail in this, I can't touch on it all, but it's incredible! It almost felt like I was there - the only thing missing is the sense of smell.
The ending was pretty poignant, and saddening, but also apt. I was kind of hoping for a different ending, where he fights his way out and finds his girl, and (somehow) bring down the dystopia. But yeah, I kinda knew that wouldn't happen, and it's probably a bit clichÃ©. But still, I wanted your character to be happy. It's a great example that you're able to draw in the viewers feelings towards your character. You've illustrated his emotions so well, that we are drawn to him. And that is a little bit of magic that most animations don't produce - and some people won't really appreciate it, they're just here to see funny stuff.
I really appreciate the effort that you guys have put into this. It really is a work of art. I commend you all! You should be immensely proud. And I hope there are more like this to come!!?
Very nicely done! I liked the atmospheric music at the start and your use of lighting was pretty good. At the start I was thinking there wasn't much colour in any of the scenes and it needed more, but the end obviously makes up for that! I like that you have your own animation style, it doesn't look like you're trying to copy anyone. And it was a sweet song at the end! The end is what I see when I listen to Magic Pie. Keep up the good work! :D
I'll be honest. At first glance, I thought this was going to be balls. But I'm actually horrified by how good this game is! I am so addicted to this game, it's ridiculous! It was only after playing for 3 hours, that I noticed the damn mute button, which I thought would be a good thing, but once I got my music playing, there literally was nothing to stop me finishing the game.
It's a really frustrating game and I guess it's not really a high quality upgrader game, so those of you who don't like those kind of games, or 'avoidance' games, it's probably not for you.
Sound effects are annoying as hell, but emmmm, suited. Like I said, mute is an option.
Not really much to comment on by way of artwork, though that's not to say effort wasn't put in.
One criticism, is that I would have liked a few more bosses. (I say that now, but if you'd done so, I might have just got more frustrated... Who knows?)
I really enjoyed this, well done!
Very nice style!
This is a very nice style, it's very mellow in an appealing way. I like that you haven't tried to do black outlines on everything. It's nice.
This kind of artwork would be good to put on the Art Portal too, and you'd maybe get some proper critics who could give you more feedback.
Obviously, I can't really give it any stars, because it's neither game nor movie, but a test. And I'm sure you weren't expecting anything more.
I look forward to the final outcome. Hope this helped a little.
A few small glitches!
Good game overall. Certainly a good pass-time!
There were a few small things I noticed, which normally wouldn't matter, but it IS a spot the difference game! So...
Level 1: - the ray of light closest to the top horizontal of each screen is slightly different. In the top screen, that ray appears to merge into the blue of the water. However on the bottom there is a clear separation of light and water.
- The stone on the far right of the screen, the stone itself is a difference, the two stones cast different shadows!
Level 3: The large clownfish on top screen is on a different layer than its 'mirror image' on the bottom. For example, a fish swims on the layer above the clownfish on top screen, but the same fish swims on the layer beneath the clownfish on the bottom screen!
Gotta look out for those things closely, because they ARE differences, even though they may not count as them on the game!
Very good indeed. Most definitely worthy of the art portal. I love the colours! Too bad I can't scout you until you've got 4 submissions! :( Can't wait to see more!
Are you still using only the mouse? If so, I'm impressed. Must take forever. How'd you get your shadows on that? Did you just draw them with line tool and then fill it with colour, or did you put another layer in and offset it or something? It just seems pretty spot on! ;)
I think you should give it some colour. Make that eye crazy scary or put some emotions into it?
OR you should draw the eye as if it's wearing glasses... and then it's like your Gentleman Doctor, just watching, and scaring the stuff outta you!
Yeah, it's just with the mouse. You'll be surprised how quick and easy this was to make though. I mostly relied on the smoothing in flash. It took me approx. 7 min. don't want to underestimate the time but It didn't take long. The eye was really quick, it was the shadows I fidgeted on. It was all done freehand, (if you count the smoothing in flash free hand). The shadows where just drawn on another layer and had some parts erased off and moved for them to look right. I don't really want to add any color or anything crazy. I like it how it is. Simple and subtle, yet off-putting. This was just a burst of the moment kinda thing and I really like how it turned out.
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