NewGrounds Stick Showdown - Round 3 - "Breakdown"
Sponsored by NewGrounds
Due date âEU" 17th of March
For more information about NewGrounds Stick Showdown before you join, read the Sign-Up Thread http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1285157
You can join the competition at anytime until the end. Just read that thread and sign up here with an example animation.
Pro category - SSJBryando, Peter Satera, Terkoiz
Intermediate category -SSJBryando , Pluto, Luccas Bode
Beginner category - SSJBryando, Pluto, -Hawk-
Collaboration Compiler: -Hawk- (TeamXHawk)
Please read rules and description carefully before you start animating. Breaking some of those rules may get you disqualified (because we simply can't use your entry).
DESCRIPTION AND PLOT
Introduction (you must not animate this in your entry)
Tom Parker's son, a "gifted" child with supernatural powers that he can hardly control has been taken away and put in a secured insane asylum where he's kept on medication 24/7 to stop him from destroying everything around him. After he finally discovers where his son was taken, Tom decides to rescue him, whatever it takes. But as soon as he breaks into the asylum the boy is completely out of control and his psychic powers start affecting everyone in the building. The doors to all the cells open and the patients come out, acting like zombies and attacking Tom, who is an intruder. During all this time, the boy is locked in his cell, unaware of what he's doing.
Your task (what you have to animate):
Please pay attention to the task. We had some problems the previous round and some people had to do some fixing. You don't want to waste your time fixing things. =]
The main heroâEUTMs color is#47566B (blue). He's trying to get to the end of thecorridor where his son's cell is. You will animate him fight the "zombies" (NOTE: They are not really zombies so don't make them look like that. No brains hanging out or anything like that.) while lots of crazy things happen around him. The lights can change color suddenly, objects can appear out of nowhere and change shape and what-not. Literally anything can happen as long as it's cool and entertaining. Also, if you want, the hero can be affected too by the boy's powers. You can animate him being stressed and getting dizzy from the boy's powers. However, he can't communicate with the boy!
The boy must not appear in your entry!The main hero only has a pocket knife like this one :
Flash CS3 - http://www.fileize.com/view/c6f8c190-216/
Flash 8 - http://www.fileize.com/view/8026af4e-8b4/
You can use this one or improove it if you want. He can pick up other weapons on his way but he must drop them by the end of your entry. He must still have his knife by the end of your entry. He can kill his opponents. He must not be killed or heavily injured during your entry.
At the beginning of your entry animate the hero coming in through the left of the screen and at the end going out through the right. This is so we can link the entries in the collab.
Sorry for having so many rules but as you can see there are more DO's than DON'Ts. :)
TECHNICAL DETAILS AND RULES
First and probably most important rule of all : Do not show your animation on public forums or websites until the collaboration for the round in which the entry is is released else you will be disqualified. When you finish, you must Private Message me a view link for the .swf to show the judges and a download link for the .fla to use in the collab.
Frame Rate: 24 or 12 FPS
Minimum length: 10 seconds for beginner, 20 seconds for intermediate, 30 seconds for professional category
Due date: 17th of March 2012
Please use our custom V-Cam (AS2) :
CS3 : http://www.fileize.com/view/c95f6ba5-8c2 /
Flash 8 : http://www.fileize.com/view/90edac54-c62/
Please rename your symbols to "symbol_yourname" to make the compiling process easier.
Fullbody is not allowed for human characters. Stick and hybrids (semi-body) are allowed only.
You can add music in your entry, but it will only be shown with the music you added to the judges. For the collab, we will replace your music with the collab soundtrack.
You can add an intro to your entry (eg.: "-Hawk- presents : SPT Round 1 Entry). The entry with the intro in it will be shown to the judges, but the intro will be removed in the collab.
No advertising anywhere in your entry
No sexual themes
Good luck everyone ! The results of the current round as well as the current overall scoreboard will be announced a few days after the end of the round.
NOTE: If there is something that is NOT mentioned in the rules or anywhere in the thread that you want to know, please ask in the thread! :)