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Night on the Road

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Oct 24, 2008 | 9:36 AM EDT

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This is a project I've been working on for quite some time now. It's a bit unusual and depressive but I hope you like it. All the backgrounds have been hand-drawn on a tablet and I've put a lot of effort into them especially so that they would look realistic/toon-like. The story is about a dream... a scary one..but the it also has a deeper dimension to it which talks about our conscience and how it acts.

PS! THIS will run slow on many computers so I strongly advise you to tweak your "Quality" to LOW/MEDIUM! The movie is a little less than 4 minutes long.

So if you get an eerie feeling/chills when you look at this submission, I've achived my goal as this is also my personal submission to the Newgrounds Halloween 2008 contest.
Happy Halloween, Newgrounds! ;)
Keep on rocking!




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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Nice concept

Good effort, the work is quite interesting and the animation is smooth, but graphically speaking, improvement could be done.
The beginning of the flash freaked me out a bit, and then it was slowly fading to become something really not eerie at the end.
The main reason to this is because of the song you chose..towards the end, when the guy is about to jump, the music is, although sad, kind of glorious. It's the kind of music that you hear in movies like Gladiator when the hero makes a final stand and it removed all uneasyness or fear.
However, the story was quite interesting, I'm not sure I got it right but I understood it as follows (SPOILERS ALERT):

Present time, the guy is sitting and hears voices ("you killed him")...then we get a flashback of when the guy was driving down the highway, and he THOUGHT he ran over someone (we don't know if he dreamed it or if it was real). At the end of the animation, back at present times, the guy is still freaking out thinking he killed someone, and jumps off a building.

PS: During the last scene, the buildings are barely bigger than the trees, and the body is too big compared to the buildings, so I would suggest working on ratios. Otherwise, great job, keep it up! Hope you will keep doing Halloween contests!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I dont get it

Animation was pretty lame. It diddnt make much sense on the part where he fell off the highway to me. Maybe it makes perfect sense to evreyone else, just no to me. What I really didnt get was the ending. Someone care to explain the ending to me(and the begining).


Rated 5 / 5 stars

The music was AWESOME

I'm only giving you 10 for the choice of music. It sounded like the music from the end of The Mist.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I'd be like.

CAUSE I'M FREE!! FREEE FFAALLLLIIIINNNN!!! Yes, I'm FREEE!!! FRREEEE FAALLLIINNNN!!! 9/10 for everything, just a bit confusing though. The initial character to the driver to the eye ball less zombie to the driver I imagine who was FREEEE FAALLLLIIINNNN!!!.... Great job though. XD

P.S. Isn't that sound track from Xombie when zoe was falling into the water from the boat, in like the thirdish secondlike one. I don't remember which. XD