EDIT 1/21/09: This became my first submission to earn me an NG award; the Daily 3rd!
EDIT 1/22/09: This became my first submission to become front paged!
EDIT 7/7/09: Updated the recovered .swf with above default audio compression. You'll be glad to know I don't record my voice through that hissing headset microphone anymore, but at least the quality of the sound has been raised a bit.
If you're interested about the "making-of" of ZoA, I suggest you start here on my News Blogs. http://phobotech.newgroun ds.com/news/post/229885
I warn you though...it's a LOT of reading...
If you're just interested about how I got the idea to make ZoA, just read this one! http://phobotech.newgroun ds.com/news/post/255887
Not a lot of reading!
It should go without saying that if you haven't played "Zone of the Enders" you're probably not going to get it. If you're one of the handful that have played this underrated and very fun mech game, by all means! WATCH THIS!
If not, though, I'd recommend you at least open a new tab to a "video viewing websitelikeyoutube" and watch the opening CGI cutscene or something.
That being said, welcome to my second flash submission ever!
The feedback I've received from you guys has been incredible; I love the variety of tastes this community has, and there's many keen eyes watching for even the tiniest details.
After responding to pages upon pages of reviews, I know what I'm going to do in the future. Thank you Newgrounds!
As for the continuation, I've decided that I'm not going to be making another "Awesome" parody, or style my future animations like any of the "Awesome" flashes again. I'm glad this flash could get into the Awesome collection, but this flash will be my only contribution to it.
Currently, I'm waiting for the release of the Art Portal so that I can pick up where this flash left off, and make a comedy web-comic exclusive to NG. If it's well received, I'll go ahead and animate key scenes to the storyline (like Boss fights, what happens to Celvice, the ending, etc)
Based on how the animated portions of the web-comic are received will determine wether or not I continue with the project into the 2nd Runner timeline. In other words, I wouldn't mind doing it, and it'll please the fans, but if it comes down to it, I have other projects that take priority.
I guess we'll see how it goes...but expect the continuation of ZOA when the Art Portal launches! :D