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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


NyosekiNyoseki

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 12, 2008

Awesome

Loved the music. The overall flash was superb also, loved the cardboard style. The "Emergency Rain Machine" was pretty funny. 5/5


MorrowDays responds:

Hey if I lived in a cardboard city I'd want an emergency rain machine too!

glad you liked it :)

Moro


kid-dudekid-dude

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 12, 2008

Amazing

What a beautifully paced flash, with a hint of surrealism :)

Its just so relaxing, it expects so little and thoughout the whole thing I had a sense of wonder as to whats going to happen next. The jazz accompanyment was amazingly well suited.

A well organised, well made collab, I could hardly tell where the seems were. Its obvious you guys put a LOT of effort into this.

Oh and the shoop-da-whoop at the end was just win :D

Keep it up fellas!


MorrowDays responds:

YOU get it! wooo yay! oh Im so glad you liked it. you're good at articulating what it is you enjoyed. thanks.

Handsome Jake found the music and I knew we HAD to use it as soon as I listened to it, it is indeed, ridiculously well suited.

A cohesive, near seamless collab was also something we were going for, I think using cardboard helped to that goal as well, the uniformity of color throughout a variety of parts is rare in collabs.

I thought the shoop da whoop was great too, I was a little hesitant about it, because it sort of disrupts the pure artistic intent of the rest of the piece, but I figured if people didn't like the artistic style of it, they'd at least like the shoop da whoop.

it was also after the credits so that only the people who waited around for it would actually see it :P

kinda like those little jokes on the very end of movies.

Moro


M0nk3m4nM0nk3m4n

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 12, 2008

Hmm, it was very good

Pros:It was very well put together, I like the music and stuff...fairly entertaining to
watch all in all.
Cons:There just really wasn't a whole lot going on, I mean, I don't really know what
it could've had going on, but it seemed like it needed something more happening.
Score:5/5


MorrowDays responds:

there was no gun violence. it needed more gun violence.


SuperawesomenessSuperawesomeness

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 12, 2008

Loved it

It was great and very well put together. Some of the parts were amazing. The beggining was lacking sound though.


MorrowDays responds:

indeed, the beginning was lacking sound :(

BUT I CAN EXPLAIN! I submitted the collab at like, 2:00 yesterday afternoon, because I was leaving for the airport at two thirty. the filesize was already at 9.6 megs, and if I had added a loop for the menu and bios, it would have exceeded 10 megabytes, and to submit it I would have needed a larger filesize limit which would have taken longer to get, so I decided it would be better to submit it with 10 seconds of silence when I wanted to submit it as opposed to no silence in a week or two.

hope that sounds fair :)


pyriel-infinitypyriel-infinity

Rated 4 / 5 stars July 12, 2008

Meow ^__^

It was good and fun minus the small spelling error in the begin and the lack of sound most of the way it was good ^__^


MorrowDays responds:

oh you spelling police you. :D