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Apr 15, 2012 | 11:12 AM EDT
  • Daily 3rd Place April 16, 2012
  • Weekly 2nd Place April 18, 2012

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Athenos is the astral entity of Knowledge, in one of his travels he finds a tribe of rare beings, called by him Hominods. Observing that they are fated to extinction, he decides to intervene, but could they appreciate the invaluable treasure that he will left in their hands? or may the ignorance become an unbreachable obstacle to their evolution?

This is the animated prologue of my title project "Chronicles of the forgotten world", it's an educative material, made as a reading incentive for kids.
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Thanks Newgrounds for the third place trophy, and more yet to all the people that voted and commented my animation, i worked really hard on this one. I'm really glad to see that so many people understood the message that i was trying to tell with this animation. I'm really happy with the results. Thanks to all of you!

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Reviews


fallensoldierofdoomfallensoldierofdoom

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing Work. But I interpreted it much differently than most. I found that the "higher being" was like our God, rather than just a random higher being. He grants us knowledge, and we throw it away, acting as if we can live without it. So, as punishment he leaves, leaving us to teach ourselves not only what these strange words in a slab of paper mean, but how to use it to our advantage. Whether it be to build a house, Make tools, and even protect themselves. That wasn't over analyzed was it?



BerserkGmrBerserkGmr

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I made an NG account just for this. The art style is beutiful and the story is profound. I did notice that the animation would jump around in a few scenes, wish it all flowed smoothly if that makes sense.



dragonflamesmediadragonflamesmedia

Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is almost a great inspiring piece, only one thing still bugs me though... why give a book to the illiterate? I belive the saying "Give a man a fish" was the theme you went for, however, you forgot to show how Athenos shows them to read.... without that, the book is useless.... Pictures are ok, but a book of knoledge without being able to attain such knoledge is kind of a fools reward.

Other than that, I think all of this was awesome: The artwork, readability, timing, character designs... all of it.



xerochixerochi

Rated 5 / 5 stars

On EVERY page. Except in the bible. Or any "holy" book. Science is best.



chris052692chris052692

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Knowledge is power! I completely agree. Which is why religious establishments should be separated indefinitely and shunned so that knowledge can be attained!

Bravo! I love your message that knowledge is power. Only wish more humans would understand . . . but you know: humans will be humans.