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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


zombiefan83zombiefan83

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Water and Cardboard Equals Fiasco

The flash quality was really good, I really enjoyed art work done here. The story was too fast to say much, I would have liked to seen more, but still great.



bmac1430bmac1430

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

reasonable!!!

Okay i gave this a five because of the work it took to do this but the story was really bad and i almost fell asleep. Originality with no substance thats what this flash is, It happens. better luck next time.


MorrowDays responds:

the substance was the animation and cohesiveness of it all, you're just used to 'substance' being story.

there actually was no story to even be bad. haha.


GNT0056GNT0056

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Incorrect name

Just FYI but the correct name for "cardboard" is corrugated board. Cardboard is a common misnomer for the the packaging material made of two paper liners with a paper medium in between constructed in a flute pattern.

Other than that, very good.


MorrowDays responds:

last time I checked everyone called it cardboard.. I dont think its a 'common misnomer' as much as it is just part of common vocabulary.

also corrugated board city just doesnt have the same ring to it :P


ashworth1994ashworth1994

Rated 5 / 5 stars

wicked!

wow! that was the best flash that i think i have ever seen! how long did it take to make it?


MorrowDays responds:

thanks! it took about four months of dedication :)


RarokRarok

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice

its good but i didnt see it all i wasnt in the mood lol but the idea is original and so are the graffics.