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Jul 13, 2010 | 1:39 PM EDT
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The official music video for "The Faster the Treadmill" by I Fight Dragons!


I began work on this shortly after completing Grumatorium, and it was a pretty intense project. The band utilizes a lot of game controllers and NES era material into their music and performances so I approached this video from a similar perspective, starting by designing and animating gameplay from a fictional 8-bit game that the video would take place in.

The result was "the Adventures of Puddlenaut," in which a shark-armed diver hero does battle with deep sea creatures in order to mine mystical power crystals that are abundant in the underwater kingdom. The main grunt enemies, one of which is the protagonist of the video, were modeled after drowned fetuses since I couldn't find any deep sea creatures to fit the image I was looking for. Thus I ended up calling the main character "Fetusaur" throughout production.

Check out the song on I Fight Dragons debut EP "Cool is Just a Number!" More information at: http://www.ifightdragons.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Im Speechless

If i could i would make this an 11, it completely changed my view of video games!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


wow, this was so freaking epic!!! im speechless....

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow..that pulled a little emotion out of me

epic song and epic hero you made how the 8-bit style flowed into the 3D style...and i am now going to go find this song and buy it for my ipod...

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I love the song, and the dino thing is cool as well


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very good.

I wouldn't call it perfect, nor profound, but it was good and cute. As I write this, I am deliberating whether to give you a ten or a nine.

I feel that those who just call this 'perfect' and call it a day are acting a little like sheeple, but that's their choice.

I will, however, agree that it is heartwarming, and cute, and pretty well done. That said, I think I will give it a nine. It's not that anything was done wrong... it achieves, I believe, what it sets out to achieve, so I can't say what you should add to get a ten. It's just... I don't know if this is trying to be enough to be a ten. Ten is for profound, insightful, or just plain hilarious, I think. I will ponder this further. I'm not saying that this isn't "enough": Nine is still very good. It's just not going on any 'short-list' for my favourites.