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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: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/118/1186511p1.html

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

Credits:
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.
http://mattrhodesart.blogspot.com/2010/11/fireside-chat.htm
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

Also on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBzqOa9y02I

Update: FRONTPAGE! WEEKLY 2nd! DAILY 2nd! #2 All-time! 2 is our magic number apparently! Thank you so much Newgrounds!
Update V2: Neglected to credit Matt Rhodes for his reference art: http://mattrhodesart.blog spot.com/2010/11/fireside-chat.htm

Reviews


nilesfamnilesfam

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty good

I was a bit dissapiointed with the lyrics att the beginning, it sounded more like a poem than a song. It slowly picked up and by halfway i was bobbin' my head and jammin. Good job, Great art, keep it up!



EffruinEffruin

Rated 4 / 5 stars

At the end of it all, players play what we play

This is one of the only submissions I've watched on Newgrounds that has managed to fill me with a tinge of pride.

These lyrics, without question, sets a bar for animations for the future. Despite a general lack of rhyming, anybody within a "gamer" demographic can watch this and immediately recognize and understand what's being said in the song. Emphasize, even. That's not only rare, but refreshing. I particularly liked the part about the cerebellum.

As for the quality of the music itself? The constant shifts between soft, tingly melodies and heavy drumming accompanied by (sort of) echoing vocals makes this alright, but barely more than forgettable. I'm more into it for what's being said, not for the music in the background.

The only real issue I had with this animation was the lack of consistency with the art style. For example, the beginning shows details in the lips and eyes of the gamer on the couch, which is abandoned for pretty well the rest of the animation. And near the 3:20 mark, the art style changes twice, once with an anime-ish feel to it, and another time losing its 8-bit characteristic. While I admit that this is nit-picky, it was just something that bugged me when I watched this.
Otherwise, I thought that the animation was fantastic.

All in all, I really liked the submission and will gladly put this into my favourites on Newgrounds. I'll be sure to show this to any gamer I come across just to see their face brighten.



AllybertTothAllybertToth

Rated 4 / 5 stars

It was good.

I didn't really like the art. And I didn't like the "gamers play what we play" verse because the song was one prolonged yet intelligent metaphor because, he didn't really do all those things. And it was about him. Like, you tried for some epic ending and it didn't really work out.


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09CArventos09CArventos

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Wow...............................

Now that was quite the uplifting tune made for gamers everywhere.


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smoothicesmoothice

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Its good.....

Honestly im pretty sure thats how everyone feels when they beat a game. YES I BEAT IT HAHAHA!!! And then theyr all like, hm. I beat it. Great............ What do i do now? What I do is play it over and over till a sequel comes out :D. Its a good song because its true but i honestly thought most of the lyrics could have been better. I like how its creative and stuff though. Ima give it a 8 and 3/5.