All right... here it is, the thread I've been talking about for... months!
Basically this is a project for ...Everyone. The plan is to take a story, add illustrations, possibly narration, sound effects, and/or background music, and create a bunch of 'storybooks'. It's an opportunity for people that don't know or have Flash to get a little recognition and a submission or two under their belts.
Write a story, fable, tale (I was thinking along the lines of Dr. Seuss, but whatever). Post it (or them, no limit) on YOUR OWN user page, then post a link on MY user page (not here!). I will add it to a list, organized by genre. There are no limits or restrictions on subject matter or length. Just keep in mind that someone will be creating illustrations for it, so no novels and nothing completely inappropriate (based on Newgrounds standards, so... it's pretty open! lol :P).
Pick a story from the list (or write your own, but teams are encouraged) and do the illustrations to go along with the story (you can do your own interpretation, or contact the author and work out a plan together). You can also create your own book covers, paper and backgrounds, or choose from, or add to a library of pre-made sets. Right now the fla is 650 x 450, but that may vary in the future.
ALSO... I sorta slapped in a little 'icon/logo/symbol' thing of two kids reading a book (see below)... if someone wants to create a real, official one, PLEASE DO!! lol. It doesn't have to be in a circle, it can be anything.
NARRATORS, MUSICIANS, SFX
All of these will add to the 'storybook' experience, so it would be great to compile a list of people willing to help out in these areas. If you would like to volunteer, please post here and I will add you to the list(s).
As people finish up their stories, they will need to be assembled into Flash form for submitting. If we're lucky, there will be a ton and I won't be able to do 'em all on my own. So if you want to help in this area, you too can post here, and I will add you to the list! We'll also need an official preloader if anyone wants to tackle that.
I'm randomly selecting a day for everyone to submit (*checks NG Calendar for a good date*)
January 25th, 2009
Example of page turning animation (click and drag).
Example of book with narration & music (it's incomplete and super cheesy, but just an example! :P)
I'm sure I've forgotten stuff, but... you get the general idea!
To get rolling... WE NEED STORIES!!!