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  • Daily 2nd Place March 6, 2007

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This is the second file (Part B) of Throwback the Duck Episode 1 on NewGrounds.com.

Thank you all for your enthusiastic support of the Throwback the Duck animated adventure series. The feedback for Episode 0 A 'Back Story was very strong and encouraging. We are deeply grateful for that.

Throwback the Duck Episode 1 picks up exactly where Episode 0 left off. As a newly hired journalist for NintendoNow, Throwback stumbles onto a dream job of classic gaming journalism. Expect an intimate look into the whimsical world that is the mind of Throwback the Duck. Despite his cheesy lines and disjointed interaction with those around him, Throwback's oddball charm has a way of dazzling many of the friends he encounters...except for a cynical little office helper.

Then there's the all important gaming factor. A familiar classic gaming face makes a cameo in this episode. I'm curious to know how many of you recognize or remember this character. His story foreshadows many of the themes explored in the cartoon series.

Production notes: Due to flash file size constraints, we were forced to split Episode 1 into two files. Hence we have Part A and B of Episode 1. Please watch the show in that order to fully enjoy it.

Also, you'll notice a subtle transition in art styles during the episode. Arthur uses a style know as "straight vs. curve" near the end. This is an evolving work, folks.

And with that said, please enjoy the show. Again, we look forward to your continued support of the series. Four more exciting episodes await you before Season 1 draws to an end.
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David Gornoski
Throwback the Duck Director

Wanna interview Throwback? Or do you simply have a question or comment? Feel free to email us at throwback@e-mpire.com.

Reviews


JonimatorJonimator

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 6, 2007

Very nice

Looking forward to the next episode, I trust you'll make one seeing as you have so far continued this series. So what's with the crazy asian man? Is he some how tied into this, or is he just for laughs?


David-Gornoski responds:

The crazy chinaman is simply one of those things only oddballs and kooks like Throwback would witness. You ever met a really kooky oddball or homeless guy who has all kinds of outlandish amazing stories and adventures to tell? You always wonder "how the heck do they run into this stuff?!?!" Well this is kind of like stepping into the shoes of one of those guys.
Throwback's like a magnet for crazy people, creatures, events, and randomness.


YOUGOTTHEAIDSYOUGOTTHEAIDS

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 5, 2007

WOW!!

One of the greatest cartoons i've ever seen. Definite potential!



DarkFoxFurreDarkFoxFurre

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 5, 2007

Very nicely done

The animation is great, the voice dubbing is done very well, and it has a good plot. I was wondering if you were ever going to make another episode of this. I saw episode 0 and I was hoping it wasn't going to take the road of Duke Nukem Forever (At least Vista should run it out of the box).

But anyways, keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing more episodes.

Now give me a dollar.



VVJaGeRVVVVJaGeRVV

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 5, 2007

Very nice start to a very promising series.

Looks like we'll have a new classic too look forward to! The story-line is an intriguing and well thought out one, despite the side trips.

Just one question though: Why Bubsy? Of all the classic gaming legends you went for Bubsy? :P


David-Gornoski responds:

Remember, Throwback's brand new on the journalist job. He's not going to be getting the best of the best of the veterans right off the bat.

He's gotta pay his journalistic dues.


X-NautX-Naut

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 5, 2007

Holy cow.

Great graphics and animation, an easy-to-follow storyline, plenty of humor here and there, and lots of action as well. This is practically flawless. Keep up the great work on this, guys.

I can already tell this is going to be a promising series.