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Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 09:40 AM Reply

WELCOME TO THE SECOND OFFICIAL NAC!

Freshly approved out of the oven of Tom Fulp approval, I bring you February's theme: SPACE GAME THEMED! (Oldschool Version)

Basically make a song that captures thesoul of the oldschool arcade/megaman/phantasy star/battletoads/arkanoid/space invaders type space videogames.

NO REMIXING though, has to be original.

Whether you want it to be arcadeish, or more realistic, like a Star-Ocean feel almost, is up to you! Bleeps and bloops however will also be encouraged! As well as that rockin' feeling that games like Megaman and Battletoads had - pretend the game your song will be used in will be the next cult classic for little kiddies for decades to come!

The winner will be the one who captures the soul of old school space games the best. Most memorable song. Oldschool game music had a tendency to stick in your head. That's the aim here - but for a new imaginary game. Think a new megaman-like game, or a new arkanoid, something that will have you humming that tune forever. Catchiness is key here! As usual production will take a secondary role in being judged, but will still be a judging factor.

Also with it being space themed your submission also scores a very high chance of being used in a flash game. So keep that in mind and try to theme is to that it may fit.

Voices can be used, provided that:
1) It is not sampled from copyrighted recordings.
2) It is 100% your own recording and creation.
3) You can ask another artist or group to provide vocals, as long as all material is newly created for your submission, and you provide the details of the vocalist(s), who they are.

All tracks must be in by the deadline. Please check your Newgrounds in-boxes regularly. If you have a problem with reaching the deadlines, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will review your case.

Submissions must not contain any material deemed offensive.

Further questions pertaining to official NACs can be found in the NAC General Discussion Thread

Last but not least, remember to have fun! Don't get too competitive and/or elitist, or I may have to bash some heads! :P

SID and tracker users, this is also your place to shine!

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BONUS POINTS

1) Bonus points will be awarded to those that add a little more complexity to their space themes! I realize though that some of the original arcade songs were.. well.. simple as fuck. Don't want this contest to be seen as mucho easy!

2) Bonus points will be awards to anyone that can capture the oldest most rawest arcade sound in their submissions - for anyone here that's approaching their 30s and actually grew up in that era, you know that raw sound I speak of - reminiscent of atari and commodore 64. These bonus points will be the highest, in order to balance out the other bonus points from the other criteria.

3) Bonus points will be given to anyone that boldly goes the epic "star ocean" like approach - with an epic soundtrack space feel. However since we aren't trying to replicate the previous orchestral NAC these bonus points will be the lowest given. Still prefer it to sound oldschool.

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Styles

Honestly I don't care, however I SWEAR TO GOD IF I SEE A DUBSTEP ARCADE SONG IN THERE HEADS WILL FLY. Please take this seriously and remain true at least somewhat to the pristine memory we have of oldschool songs - so we're lookngi for that either highly vg feel, or rocking feel, or techno-ish feel - here are some examples:

Techno Arcade:

  • Sound of Infinity - F-777
    Sound of Infinity - F-777 by F-777

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    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Dance
    Popularity
    10,550 Views

Vocal modern:

  • Left4Dead - Rec0il Mix
    Left4Dead - Rec0il Mix by Dj-Rec0il

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    43,311 Views

parody/humour

  • Forever Gamer
    Forever Gamer by SkyMarshall

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Dance
    Popularity
    74,649 Views

ParagonX9esque

  • Sonic 3|Ice Cap|Extended Mix
    Sonic 3|Ice Cap|Extended Mix by DJ-Draconum

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    1,371 Views

Epic Space Orchestral

  • "Warped Galaxy" Orchestral NAC
    "Warped Galaxy" Orchestral NAC by XayberOptix

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    Score
    4.25 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    569 Views

Fucked up collage

  • Sonic The Hedgehog Dirty Remix
    Sonic The Hedgehog Dirty Remix by HouseMasta

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    Score
    4.32 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    18,437 Views

Classic

  • Mother Brain's Mystery
    Mother Brain's Mystery by Realmguys

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    2,018 Views

Arcade/modern fusion

  • Chrono Eternity+*~.0
    Chrono Eternity+*~.0 by Chronamut

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    5,870 Views

Gameboy

  • One Winged Angel Gameboy
    One Winged Angel Gameboy by XBrav

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    Score
    4.40 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    10,313 Views

Arcade

  • *+*+SkyFox+*+*
    *+*+SkyFox+*+* by Chronamut

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    2,377 Views

etc etc etc.

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Here are the set dates and deadlines for this contest

From now till 11:59 PM EST Sunday Feb. 20: Submissions will be accepted.

Wednesday, Feb. 23th: The 8 finalists will be announced, and their submissions will be closely scrutinized and reviewed by our finalist judges.

Tuesday, March 1st: The top 4 will be announced by our finalist judges, as well as frontpaged.

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The finalist judges for the Orchestral NAC will be...

To be determined - I will be taking offers from anyone interested - so PM me if you are interested. We prefer judges who have been around the block a few times on newgrounds - as evidenced by the all-star lineup we had last month - so this month we are looking for arcade/space/vg user veterans. I will keep you posted.

Also keep in mind that as a finalist judge you only have ONE WEEK to judge the 8 submissions, so if this is an issue for you, or you think you might not be able to pull through, then PLEASE DON'T OFFER!

At the moment I am the only concrete user down for a judge of this - and sicne about 85% of all my songs are in this category, you're in good hands ;)

We will pick the top three from the 8 finalists.

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Here are the prizes

1st Place: $50.00 store credit, weekly feature, reviewed by all judges, 1st place sig (optional)
2nd Place: $40.00 store credit, weekly feature, reviewed by all judges, 2nd place sig (optional)
3rd place: $30.00 store credit, weekly feature, reviewed by all judges, 3rd place sig (optional)
4th place: weekly feature, reviewed by all judges
5th place: reviewed by all judges
6th place: reviewed by all judges
7th place: reviewed by all judges
8th place: reviewed by all judges

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Please post your submissions inthis thread!

This is easy. Just simply post your song like so...

  • Phantasy star 4 space+*~.0
    Phantasy star 4 space+*~.0 by Chronamut

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    2,065 Views

: and yes I'll post my crappy phantasy star 4 remix as an example, lots of bleeps and bloops and sfx and whatnot

If you have difficulty doing this, feel free to ask for help.

Remember to have fun, and good luck!

-shawn-

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 11:06 AM Reply

no you may not do covers - also please direct all questions about this contest to THIS THREAD.

all discussion comments in this thread will be deleted. This thread is for NAC organizers and submissions only.

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 11:25 PM Reply

Space Game February 2011 NAC
Idea submitted by seargenthippo

Additional Information, Clarifications, and Corrections

Each competitor can submit only ONE song for this contest.

Please submit your entry using your regular account, not an ALT.

Collabs are not allowed for the Space Game NAC. Collaborative linking has not been implemented into the audio portal at this time, so it would be difficult to award prizes to a collab winner, for example.

Covers are not allowed for the Space Game NAC. All work must be newly created and newly submitted.

For the Space Game NAC, there will be no time limitations. Keep it "reasonable" though. There IS a file-size limit after all.

Dubstep is NOT BANNED! There appears to be a misconception regarding the rules in light of an off-hand comment ie. "I SWEAR TO GOD IF I SEE A DUBSTEP ARCADE SONG IN THERE HEADS WILL FLY." An "authentic" sound is actually what is being sought after. What Chronamut MEANT to say was that he'd prefer to hear songs that sound like they could have genuinely been from the 80sand 90s. Dubstep did not completely appear in it's current form during that time frame. Feel free to interpret however you wish. However, once again use your common sense and ask yourself, "Does this really sound like ti could have existed back in those days?" You DON'T have to make a song that sounds like Paragonx9!

I will keep a list of competitors and their entries HERE. I will update it as often as possible.
As this thread might become more cluttered, it may be more convenient to check there instead.

P.S.

PEW! PEW! PEW!

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 4th, 2011 @ 11:24 PM Reply

I guess I post my song here. I don't have much... didn't take this one too seriously.

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 5th, 2011 @ 12:45 AM Reply

At 2/5/11 12:42 AM, brokenkites wrote: (I hope it posts correctly!):

Trying again:

  • Brokenkites - Columbiad
    Brokenkites - Columbiad by brokenkites

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    4.68 / 5.00
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    Video Game
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    5 Views

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 5th, 2011 @ 09:52 AM Reply

  • Anthem of the Stars
    Anthem of the Stars by Lalalo14

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    0 / 5.00
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    Loop
    Genre
    Video Game
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    2 Views

I tried to make a theme-like song.. dunno if it sounds very "spacey" thou.

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 5th, 2011 @ 11:55 AM Reply

Well, I didn't have the chance to participate in the last NAC so I decided to be in this one!

  • Celestial Exploration
    Celestial Exploration by seargenthippo

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    0 / 5.00
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    Loop
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    3 Views

Good luck everyone!

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 6th, 2011 @ 02:56 PM Reply

  • Landroid
    Landroid by hollohill

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I'll go with my calm, solitary loop I made the other day. Not uber exciting, but it seems not to get annoying with repeated plays.


I may be stupid, but I'm also dumb.

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 6th, 2011 @ 04:15 PM Reply

here's mine

  • Until the End of Time (NAC)
    Until the End of Time (NAC) by sculpted-cold

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EP2 out now! Download it for free :).

soundcloud | newgrounds

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 6th, 2011 @ 08:32 PM Reply

  • Second Star to the Right~*
    Second Star to the Right~* by ZStriefel

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    Score
    5.00 / 5.00
    Type
    Loop
    Genre
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    8 Views

fun contest :)

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 6th, 2011 @ 11:02 PM Reply

Lol thanks for the help with the fancy Cd post thing lol :P

  • Space Waste
    Space Waste by lazy-dave

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    Score
    4.03 / 5.00
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    Ambient
    Popularity
    139 Views


Just Chill

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 7th, 2011 @ 12:35 AM Reply

For those of you who have not discovered how to do this, here is a simple guide as to how to post your entries with a "fancy Cd post thing".

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 7th, 2011 @ 06:56 AM Reply

  • [Knox]Depths of Another World
    [Knox]Depths of Another World by Knoxius

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    Score
    5.00 / 5.00
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    Video Game
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    2 Views

oh gee

Quite sure I didn't stay on the right track making this song.

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 8th, 2011 @ 02:51 PM Reply

Phew. Here we go.

From what I've heard thus far, this is going to be a rather fun an interesting competition.

Great job all 'round!


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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 8th, 2011 @ 04:34 PM Reply

Hmm yeah I think I got something along those lines... we'll have to see

  • Astral Beckoning
    Astral Beckoning by MrTranquility

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    4.27 / 5.00
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    384 Views


Become a fan here! Or check out my other projects here!

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 9th, 2011 @ 12:23 AM Reply

Ahhh, this is what I write music for lol. Lucky enough, I just posted a song that fits this contest relatively well in my opinion. So here is my entry for this contest. Made in Famitracker :3 <3

  • 8-Bit Planetary Repulsion
    8-Bit Planetary Repulsion by PainasaurusRex

    Click to listen.

    Score
    3.79 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    34 Views

Hopefully I do well.
*crosses fingers*

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 9th, 2011 @ 06:31 AM Reply

  • Incredible spaze (NAC)
    Incredible spaze (NAC) by Calamaistr

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    0 / 5.00
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    Loop
    Genre
    Video Game
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    1 Views

My submission.
Btw, listen with headphones please its 8bit with a-LOT of detail you wont hear on 10 bucks boxes.


Original, classical and retro videogame music composer. pm me for (free) hire, depending on your project i will make you a ost.

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 9th, 2011 @ 07:57 PM Reply

I tried to follow the guidelines, but in the end I just had a lot of fun with it...and that's what it is all about.

Enjoy :D

  • *Spaced Out*
    *Spaced Out* by RyeGuyHead

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    1.59 / 5.00
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    20 Views


just you wait

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 9th, 2011 @ 10:32 PM Reply

Here is my new entry ;)

  • SR - Space Ace (NAC)
    SR - Space Ace (NAC) by SineRider

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    1.52 / 5.00
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    Video Game
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    6 Views

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 10th, 2011 @ 05:34 PM Reply

Meh, I tried...

  • Black Hole Imploding
    Black Hole Imploding by megakill

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 10th, 2011 @ 09:03 PM Reply

something very simple

  • getting the high score
    getting the high score by dontpanic01

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apparently I'm clever enough to declare myself as a dumbass

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 10th, 2011 @ 11:58 PM Reply

  • [DjBjra] - Star City
    [DjBjra] - Star City by Bjra

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    Video Game
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    19 Views

Doesn't use chiptunes because honestly, I wasn't born in that era. I was raised on the snes and n64. So I tried to incorporate those styles.

no bonus points for me LOL

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 13th, 2011 @ 12:35 AM Reply

  • Tzu - Astral Hypnosis
    Tzu - Astral Hypnosis by Tzunami

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    Score
    4.18 / 5.00
    Type
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    Drum N Bass
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    41 Views

I figured it was worth a shot seeing as it has a space theme to it and I just happened to notice there was a space-themed contest going on.


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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 15th, 2011 @ 02:12 PM Reply

This is on an entirely different plane than the rest of the music in this competition I've heard so far. Looks like I took it differently than everyone else...A little discomforting.

  • Game Boy Space Waltz
    Game Boy Space Waltz by WerewNC

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    Score
    4.32 / 5.00
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    Loop
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    Video Game
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    8 Views

I could use suggestions on the fact that it loops badly.


I blame the drugs.

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 18th, 2011 @ 11:11 PM Reply

Here's my entry.

  • S.P.A.C.E EX plus Alpha
    S.P.A.C.E EX plus Alpha by F-Meister

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    Loop
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    5 Views

Not sure if this is going the 'Star Ocean route' but I sure didn't do it 8-bit style :p

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 19th, 2011 @ 02:26 AM Reply

  • {dj-N} Under_Score
    {dj-N} Under_Score by dj-Nate

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    4.22 / 5.00
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    Drum N Bass
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    159 Views

Modern sound with videogame lead synth sprinkled about.


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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 19th, 2011 @ 01:05 PM Reply

Here is my submission:

Starfighter Pilot


Genius Music. Simply Great. Jakob Mills.

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 20th, 2011 @ 06:55 PM Reply

I'm not going to win but LETS GIVE IT A SHOT ANYWAY

  • ~BH~ Birefringence [NAC]
    ~BH~ Birefringence [NAC] by Blackhole12

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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 20th, 2011 @ 07:28 PM Reply

heres my entry

  • Leap Toad
    Leap Toad by joethesouleater

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    4.31 / 5.00
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    Miscellaneous
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    75 Views


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Response to Feb. Nac 2011 - Space Game Theme Feb. 20th, 2011 @ 09:47 PM Reply

  • Thesecin esinfo
    Thesecin esinfo by borchert

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