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Um, guys? Its a collab, there's wasn't SUPPOSED to be even a vague plot, so if you're just going to review and say 'OMG it was liek borring and so i haeted it whar was the story? lolololol 0!' we've heard it before!

Hey thanks for the front page tom! Here, have a key to the city! And daily second, thats pretty cool!

Animators who I haven't co-authored will be co-authored as soon as they add me! :)

This is Cardboard City

When nick and I (moro) were trying to come up with a theme for a collab we could lead together, we were kinda stuck. We both wanted something that could be made cohesive, something that all the parts by all the animators could have in common, without looking too similar. We puzzled together for a little while, and then I started thinking, what about a city?

And that was that. Both of us LOVE textured animation, and we decided cardboard would be one of the more interesting substances to play with. With that, the collab was started, and little by little, it picked up speed, with gradually more and more people seeing the thread and trying stuff out, which was pretty cool. One of the main things we were going for was for the animators involved to stretch themselves, and we think that happened.

Haha, well, I guess I should post the lineup we've got for you fine folk tonight :)

Moro
Nick
Handsome Jake
Ziwon
Dr Clay
Vincoid
KyleDaFox
Biskits
MarcyVF
Biskits
and Goat-Man

these were spectacular the whole way through, when I made them do push ups they didn't whine, there was no trouble at mealtimes, we just all had a really good time.

Vincoid won the house of cards contest though. he's quite good at that ;)

The collab ended up being huge, a lot larger than I had expected even though compared to other multi author stuff here on NG, there weren't a huge number of animators. In total it's... well, might as well do ALL THE SPECS AT ONCE OMG LOLOLOLOLOL

specs

7674 frames in total, including menu, preloader game, dr.clay's piece, EVERYTHING!
319.7 seconds long, which makes it like, over 4 minutes long
24 frames per second
700x460

so ya, myself I was really shocked this morning when I added everything in and found it was almost 8000 frames long. I've never had that before. thats a lot of frames. but we still can't say its OVER 9000 because ITS OVER 7000 just doesn't have that same ring to it, haha. :)

Hmm. what else. UMM.

well ya, as I said, all these guys were really fun to work with, and I think it shows. Myself, I'm quite pleased with the standard thats set, and hopefully its good enough for you high end critics out there too! :)

COOLIO NIATO was nice enough to make us an absolutely amazing preloader game, which was really cool of him to do. Its an awesome game. I'm addicted. My record so far is like, 25000 but Im sure a bunch of you can beat that, so if you do, PM me with a screenshot and I'll try to do better than whatever you got. hahaha.

but seriously, a round of cardboard applause (the loudest kind there is, of course!) to coolio for that.

I THINK THATS IT!

so, without further ado, we present Cardboard City. Enjoy the show!

-Moro, Nick, Jake, Ziwon, Vincoid, Goatman, Marcy, Kyle, Dr Clay, Coolio, and Biskits :)

oh and if you've read all this, congrats! there's also an easter egg on the menu ;)

that is all.

Reviews


TottyTotty

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 19, 2008

NOT boring and slow.

That's a stupid review. This was really creative. Way to shoot for something new, with a point of view. I think the idea was a loose, sort of immersion into that abstract world. That was really creative and I think as a collaboration it works well. Kudos to each artist for keeping the feel consistent. I really enjoyed this and thought it was especially well done. Keep experimenting with different media!


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mdsskinheadmdsskinhead

Rated 0 / 5 stars July 19, 2008

omg -.-

boring and slow



IMASHANKUIMASHANKU

Rated 4 / 5 stars July 19, 2008

An Original Piece of Art with One Big Flaw

The problem i have with most collabs is that there usually is no plot and the authors do not continue some sort of story. This can work with parodies like the MGS Disc 1 collab and Robot Chicken, but it seldom works with "serious collabs".

I was bedazzeled by the art, concept, and presentation and this really IS one of the most original flashes i have seen in a very long time, but thats really all this has going for it. What is the story, where is the conflict (i don't get it)? 4/5 8/10


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MorrowDays responds:

there is no story, as you said, most collabs usually don't have plots, and this is no exception, the way it was sequenced it just looks as though there could be a story, which is why a lot of people didn't like the story.

but there really wasn't a story, it was intended to just be peaceful and visual.


DoubleGGDoubleGG

Rated 4 / 5 stars July 19, 2008

damn...

solid snake would love to live in cardboard city


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Laguna377Laguna377

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 19, 2008

Wow

That was very cool. The textures, music and art direction were all top notch. Excellent work, all!