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Dec 9, 2009 | 11:48 AM EST
  • Weekly Users' Choice December 15, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick December 15, 2009
  • Daily Feature December 10, 2009

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  • Brackenwood
    Brackenwood The world of Bitey and company is full of magic and wonder!

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This is the story of the last of the dashkin. The people are all gone and in a world of innocent animals, the solitude, the sadness and bitterness have corrupted his view of life. What does the future hold for such a tragic creature? Will he wander the planet, forever alone until his death? Will he always be the wild King of Brackenwood?

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It's a massive honour to be nominated for a 2nd Tank Award, thanks NG! Thank you for front page, all the great reviews and the incredible score for Daily Feature.
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Thanks to Brackenwood fans and donors for all the support not only during the 4 weeks I spent making this, but also in the 2 years since I submitted Waterlollies.

Since then I've been working on the Brackenwood feature film outline with my good friend Ryan O'Loughlin. With no plans for a new web episode in the meantime it occurred to me that Brackenwood fans could be waiting years for the feature. I didn't want to abandon them altogether, so this new movie is my way of staying in touch with them and the NG audience.

This is the first Brackenwood short to break away from the "character introduction" style movies that had little or no character motivation and plot. This is a story, not only answering a lot of questions, but asking just as many new ones.

I used Flash CS3, the .fla is over 300MB (half of that is audio) and it took me 4 weeks.
Don't worry I won't be leaving it another 2 years. I plan on starting storyboards on the conclusion in jan-feb 2010.

Reviews


GameDemonGameDemon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Voices!

Words! Complete Sentences! Dear Lord, it all makes sense now! I can't wait to see the next one. I've been following this series for as long a I could remember.


chluaid responds:

"words! Complete sentences!" lol
The idea of this one was to make some puzzle pieces fall into place. Glad it worked for you :D


godric96godric96

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Incredible!

The most amazing story!The narrator voice was amazing and the animation...
I don't have words to describe it!



TweakSTweakS

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great Artist

Loved your brackenwood series and love this one. Hope to see more of these masterpieces in the future!!!!



jyntytanjyntytan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i got no words

I can say that this is a great piece of art great work



WormofsandWormofsand

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Most certainly a different direction

So way wait, does this mean there's going to be story of sorts from now on? Not just Bitey causing mischief? Cool! I'm down with that. Does this mean will finally get some answers to what they YuYu were doing to him?

Well as far as Brackenwood flashes go, this was not what I expected (as I stated earlier). I kind of had my heart set on the typical self-centered mischief and the hilarious consequences that go along with it. However you gave us something interesting instead.

Pros: I really liked the narrator, her voice was perfect to set the tone for what I hope will an amazing story.

The animation has also improved since Waterlollies, the attention to detail is astounding.

Cons: There build up at the end was kind of hallow. It didn't quite convey the sense of intrigue that it should of for a project like this.

I liked it a lot and will continue to look forward to your work.


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chluaid responds:

Thanks for watching and reviewing! Hopefully the conclusion will make it all worthwhile, and if I can manage to pull off a similar work schedule again, it won't be too long :)