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Sep 17, 2012 | 2:16 PM EDT
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A young girl accidentally ends up in the ruins of a chess-themed city. She is immediately confronted with the hospitality of the remaining denizens but also gains a companion who is as eager as her to escape this place.

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This movie was sort of an unpolished beta-version of the story I'm working on, made in 2012. Don't expect new episodes but rather a reboot!

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Edit: Fun fact: I did everything with a half-dead mouse, just bought a tablet.

Reviews


QuazzaQuazza

Rated 4 / 5 stars

You used sound effects from Morrowind.


kmau responds:

Morrowind used stock sound effects, more precicely. I get most of my sounds from the same pool of stock sound effects most lower-budget productions utilize and back then Bethesda wasn't as big as it is now.


banquobanquo

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Well done! When you said that it wasn't as polished as you wished it would be, I wasn't expecting very much. But honestly, that's as polished as anything else I've seen, if not more. The animation was really decent, and the art of clean and stylish. My only problem with the piece was the sound. The voices weren't as clear as I thought they should be, and I found that some of the line phrasing spoken by the characters was kind of awkward.
Otherwise, good job! As mostly a viewer, you inspire me to get into animation.


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kmau responds:

With polished I actually meant things like less symbol manip and more frame by frame, or better backgrounds. Imagine how the movie would look if all backgrounds had been digitally painted outside of flash! I agree that the sound quality could be better, but overall I think we managed to reach the average voice quality of Newgrounds movies.


GraveDecentGraveDecent

Rated 5 / 5 stars

absolutely awesome. I'm not even gonna try to critique it, I am just not that good of an animator yet. love the concept, rarely used in a dark post apocalyptic scenery, and hope to see more.


kmau responds:

Anyone can be a critic!


KailixKailix

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very nice, looking forward to seeing more.



Raven-LordRaven-Lord

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really nice work. I found the intro a bit slow, even with the fact that you have to present a new world and logic. But from what ive seen so far this show has a bright future ahead of itself (Aslong as you keep at it and dont quit as with many other Ep1 videos).


kmau responds:

It's one of those episode 1 illnesses. Lotsa bla bla.