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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:

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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.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

fun and entertaining!

Good vid!. Very cool idea for a song. I love the graphics, the topic, and the combo of emotions that your trying to share. Its so bitter sweet at the end of the night at 4am when the game is over, and you must leave that awesome world and return to reality. My only complaint would be the lyrics. I felt myself cringe more than once when the words in your song would have almost no flow to them. Im not saying you have you have to rhyme throughout your song, but sometimes ask yourself "do these lyrics sound good together?"

Anyway. Keep it up! ill be waiting for more from you guys. ill vote 4/5 because of how hard you guys worked. ;)


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Enjoyed it.

I could relate to this, but I personally wouldn't really choose it as my anthem. I would also have liked a little humour or irony injected to relieve the relentless cheesyness. Some of the artwork - particularly the portraits - looked a little strange at times but over fairly well animated. Enjoyed the song musically. Keep em coming!

EKublai responds:

"Your body's upset with your lack of paying it any attention. Your stomach is empty, you're body is tired, it hurts every time you try closing your eyes and the dullest of pains have made camp at your cerebellum."

Irony. You feel like a hero but your body doesn't.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Well, , ,

Reading the comments beforehand (as I always do) I expected much more. Not bad, but my expectations were a little to high.


Rated 3 / 5 stars


LOL I thought it was going to rip on gamers for wasting their time and neglecting their bodies in front of their TVs.

Nope. Haters gonna hate, gamers gonna game.

Although tbh I don't really see the point of stating the obvious. If we just wanted to see the game-over screen then we wouldn't have bothered playing the game.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Just not my cup of tea, I guess.

I'm a gamer, so I definitely understand the emotions you are trying to put across, but the song just didn't hit me as hard as it appears to have hit everyone else. The animation was very good, props to the artist, but the song itself didn't really feel like "a new epic song and anthem for video game fans" to me. The lyrics seemed a bit thrown together, or at the very least like a rhythm-less poem tacked onto a tune. As I said above, it appears this song just isn't my cup of tea. It seems like a likable enough song, just not something I'd particularly like to watch or listen to again, or show my friends.

On a light-hearted note, I was half expecting a "FINALLY I had been trying to beat that damn final boss for FOUR GODDAMN HOURS" to work itself into the lyrics during the early bit. At least, that's what it generally means when I finish a game in the wee hours =P

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