After two years away from Flash, this is my returning effort. And in my opinion, it's my best yet by a country mile.
A lot's happened over the past two years. I've grown up in many ways. I know now that there is no point making Flash content for the sake of awards and recognition (take a look at my submissions and you'll see that really didn't work out); it should be about enjoying the creation and the satisfaction of the end product. This means I won't be churning out half-baked submissions with sketchy tweens and crude bitmaps. If I see a problem, I'll fix it, even if it means dumping and rebuilding part of my library. This actually happened twice while making this.
The actual idea of a dark, serious Mario movie was inspired by the efforts of D-Sun, Alvin-Earthworm, Psycosis, VGDC etc. The actual idea of using Shadow Mario as a villain has been in my head for years; you may remember the (awful) Mario vs. Shadow Mario that I released in 2007. I've since developed this idea into an effort with a proper story, and I hope this is something you'll enjoy; it's certainly been a lot of fun to make, through hard times and, er, harder times...
Anyway, I'll stop rambling. Kudos if you actually read this far.
Enjoy the movie!