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Timmy's First Board Game

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Here at last is my entry for Newgrounds' Voice Acting Contest 11.

Timmy has never played a board game in his life, but now his friend, Mal, is pressuring him to play his very first. The catch is, it's supposedly cursed and no one has ever won. Transformations ensure.

Personally, it's not the greatest accomplishment I've ever made, but for what it is, it's okay. I actually think I did better in the mixing department than expected. I don't expect to win anything, but hopefully someone will enjoy this.

Sound effects are from Freesound.org and Voiceactingalliance.com

Very Low Note, Agnus Dei X, Distant Tension, Bump in the Night, Greta Sting, and Schmetterling are copyright of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Tomfoolery is copyright of Freeplay Music from the album Cartoon Stings Volume 1


This game sounds like fun. haha. Well I enjoyed this. You offered a lot of range and music and the sound effects were well chosen and well placed. I do admit there was a part in the beginning where the gap of differentiation between the characters had narrowed and I became slightly disoriented, but as I said you offered a lot of range otherwise.

As I could hear the sound of the environment of where you were recording such as a wall or other flat surfaces causing a slight reverberation it was hard for me to envision a graveyard. I felt perhaps more critter noises like owls, crickets, wind or the rustling of leaves may have helped paint a more thorough picture.

Other than that your script was very creative and FUNNY! I liked the part where you said, "wait, can I rephrase that!?" before turning to stone. Heheh. Anyway. Four stars! Lovely job.

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moonvamp responds:

Thanks a lot for the critique. I'm glad you enjoyed it for what it was.

Yeah, I can definitely concur with you in terms of the atmosphere. My recording equipment, as it stands, is only slightly professional. I wish I had some blankets or pillows to try and compensate for that reverb in the background. Then again, looking at my laptop screen as well as being covered with a blanket is a little chaotic. For some reason, I don't like the idea of printing my scripts. I don't know why, but I should probably change my habit of that for future references. Blast my tiny, crammed room. -_-

That, and I can concur with your suggestions for adding more background noises like owls. I added a few after I uploaded this, but sadly I didn't even think about adding more.

Thanks again for the critique. I wish I could fix up my recording issues, but hopefully I'll think of something to improve my mixing.

Nice job, fellow entrant! I enjoyed this. The voices were great, and the plot was interesting. And wow, it clocks in at exactly 6 minutes. xD Glad you made it in there. Good luck!

Hehee that was enjoyable :D Whatever editing you did, I'm glad you got it down to EXACTLY 6:00!!! :O!!

Anyway, besides the physics defying issue I brought up earlier, I think you've adapted the script well to this condensed version, and the story was fun to follow. However, there was a moment around 2:00 where the voices sounded a little too alike. Otherwise, I think you displayed a good range from the high lady to the gravelly cockroach and then dopey Bob's voice.

A few mixing issues, there's some static toward the end before Mal discovers what Timmy's wish is, so you might want to tweak the noise removal there. I would have liked to hear a little more ambient sound effects, like maybe owls to set the scene? I really like that crow, though. Also I thought the transformation sound effects were too whooshy whereas I'd have preferred them...poppy. Music choice was great, too. Added to the scene, wasn't distracting, good volume level.

I think you stand a good chance in this competition! :D Good luck!

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moonvamp responds:

The upload has now been edited and fixed. Owls are now a good part of the ambiance, I re-recorded Timmy's response around 2:00 to make it his own, and I tried my best with that one spot you mentioned regarding the noise. It was tricky, but it does a little bit better than last time? 0_0

As for the whooshes, what can I say? I prefer whooshes than poppies. :3

Thanks again for the feedback. Hopefully it's a bit better.

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Credits & Info


4.16 / 5.00

Nov 5, 2013
8:35 PM EST
File Info
5.5 MB
6 min 0 sec

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