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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


HumunoHumuno

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Magnificent.

What a piece of art. I only signed on to tell you this. Belive me, I did enjoy this.

Really worth watching and to be honest one of the best quallity productions I have seen in New Grounds. Congratulations!

And do not worry about those who got bored or did not apreciate it. It was not meant for them. Every human is a world and you can not make every one happy. As some say "En gustos se rompen generos", wich means not every single person is suposed to like it.

Thank you for making this work. And keepit up.


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Des1122334455Des1122334455

Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow

Great animation for flash and audio was a little blurry for me but loved it


MorrowDays responds:

thanks! the audio wasn't at super high quality just because of the file size, but its still likeable, and Im glad you liked it!


A1-UnknownA1-Unknown

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent.

I really enjoyed the tranquility of the collab. The jazz music set the mood which helped keep the the style of animation alive. I really liked how you(and others) incorporated backgrounds in people. It reminded me of "Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo and Chowder." I think overall everything about this was wonderful. This proves that an animation doesn't need fast pace action or even a plot in order to entertain. Thanks for the unique Cardboard city, it really made me rapturous.



LuigiofDarknessLuigiofDarkness

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Mother 3

Seems reminiscent of Mother 3. Not the story but the whole idea of a cardboard city.
Very original idea and I loved the animation. I liked the mellow jazz in the background too. Very nice.



SecretClockSecretClock

Rated 5 / 5 stars

ZZZzzz

It was boring and overated I honestly think you should put more work in your flashes, you guys should stop spamming the portal!!! Stop posting Goastes too! I am tired of you and therefore 10/10!!!!! ;)


MorrowDays responds:

I haet revUers liek u becuz u alwys voet zro cos it dunt maek sens!!!!

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