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The World is Saved

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Aug 6, 2011 | 9:56 PM EDT
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The Anthem of the Gamer.

The World is Saved is a new epic song and anthem for video game fans. Made in the pixel-art style of SNES (Super Nintendo) cutscenes, this video was a collaborative effort from IGN's Podcast Beyond community. IGN's Ryan Clements pulled together a small team of volunteers to animate a video for Danny Wiessner's latest single. The video debuted at the end of the live recording of Podcast Beyond Episode 200, which can be viewed here:

Please support Danny by purchasing his song! Now on Itunes!

Music written and performed by Danny Wiessner.
Art by pandamusk, Benjamin A. Smith (Ekublai), and Michael Hruby (Wastedkitten).
Artwork Referenced: "Fireside Chat" by Matt Rhodes.
Editing by Sam Alegria.

The World is Saved single is available for purchase on iTunes.

Follow Us on Twitter: Danny @tuanews, Ben @Ekublai, pandamusk @pandamusk, Michael @wastedkitten, and Sam @SamAlegria

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Update V2: Neglected to credit Matt Rhodes for his reference art:



Rated 5 / 5 stars

most of all...

a very good story of a game. save by the earth

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

nice song and a great story

a very good story about video game's and how some feel when playing them when the game end's it a start for a new being.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Thats good stuff bro.

Nice song and movie.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A story so true.

So many adventures to be had yet so little time, all sumed up in this wonderful little piece. Honestly I don't doubt this will make the front page or win an award of some sort, as it's original and overall brilliantly done. Favorited, right off the back and I hope to see more from you just as epic as this here.15/15 no flaws, and keep up the excellent work.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


The graphics are good. All of the animation is smooth and the level of detail in all of the art is great. The entire animation has a pixelated style reminiscent of cutscenes found in SNES games. The art direction has an important effect on the connection with the viewer, as those who grew up playing the 16-bit games from the fourth generation of consoles will feel more of a connection with it, but all gamers can connect on some level, as both old and modern games bring the same feeling to gamers that they always have, despite having different complexities and graphical capabilities. The Spacewar players of years ago feel the same elation when they defeat their opponent that modern Modern Warfare 2 players do.

The audio is good. The song manages to capture many of the feelings that gamers go through at the end of their journey through the game. There has never been a more complete representation of that feeling a gamer gets when they finally find the princess after searching through many castles. It's more about the journey than the destination.

The most significant attribute of this animation is that it shows what gaming is all about. Perhaps even capturing the spirit of every challenge mankind undertakes in some capacity.

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