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2004 | Timefight

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(edit: may 2021:

I've just uploaded a new version with a higher resolution, higher framerate, new lighting, new colours, new sound effects & new music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uibnwwgchpc

I may upload the new version to newgrounds again soon as well )

<Edit: Wow daily 3rd place! Thanks a lot Newgrounds!>

Timefight by Stuart Hand aka Dwarfer_stu

Important: When watching this, try to keep your eye on the character you're supposed to be concentrating on.

This cartoon involves time travel, with time loops, so multiple things may be going on in the scene at once: but don't worry, as it will loop back over, and you can concentrate on the other side of the screen.

I made this because my 'complicated time travel made easy' series wasn't very well liked. I think it was because it didn't have any action, and so I started to make this (which was months ago now..). I'd say it's about 90% frame-by-frame (maybe more), and even though there is quite a bit of action, I still tried to keep the emphasis on the time travel.

I started this way back in November, and have been working very hard on it (on and off, with other cartoons) so pleeeaase watch it to the end till you vote thankyroo :)

..and yes I know, I know, the stick battles are overused, but I wanted to see what all the fuss was about! :p

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Coming up on 15 years later, and this remained in my memory enough that I went actually searching for it today. Couldn't find it on Youtube which was surprising--everything is on Youtube!--and I began to wonder if it wasn't just something I only thought I'd remembered.

Then I did a general search. This is, so far as I can tell, only on Newgrounds. And it still entertains to this day.

The animation isn't really the focus on these stickfight videos, it is literally ALL about the direction. Some, almost all in fact, go with choreography (Xiao Xiao comes to mind) to impress. A few aim much, much higher--and you nailed this. Whatever you're up to these days, Dwarfer-Stu, godspeed!

Dwarfer-Stu responds:

Thank you! I appreciate the attention for this from you after so long! I have definitely considered posting this to youtube, I do have a youtube channel... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEAtzBLv5TGXjVJbDO2pN8w

What I'm doing right now career-wise is still working a minimum wage job unfortunately, although creative-wise I'm creating my own comic / graphic novel. (pressztocontinue.co.uk)

I may still put this on youtube, that is if I can find my original source files for it...
Timefight is still the most popular thing I've ever created, but I'm working on changing that.

Not overused!

Stick flashes will simply always be with us, my friend, as long as people keep coming up with new ways to use them! That being said, this was a fantastic way to use stick flashes. I was able to keep up with the time travel for about a minute, but then it suddenly got so crazy I gave up. I am sure that everything makes sense and I love it how everything comes together in one complicated thing! The action by itself is great and it helps that it is presented in such a cool manner. Orange is my favorite color next to blue.

This animation is the best!

I found this flash many years ago in ugoplayer and i still remembered its name when i put it in google! this is the best animation i have ever seen and i have always wondered:

-How much time did it take to make it... ?
-I wonder if i could do something similar... ?
-wow! this thing's maker must be talented!

well i tried to make something similar with flash and... I FAILED MISERABLY!

cool, it really works.

Timefight is such a great flash. It was one of the first flash videos I've ever seen, and when I saw it, it was hella awesome. I decided to check it out again after a few years... because I remember how cool it was... well, I watched it again, and... it's still awesome. The backstory is creative, even though it took a few seconds, and what's with the chick? She just automatically loves him, after he kicks major ass, and kills everyone? Whatever, the story's not all important, it's all about the action and animation, and trust me when I say, that it's awesome... the art and storyline work so well with each other, that I honestly don't care about the fact that stick figures replace the actual characters. I also found myself laughing at some of the scenes like the T-Rex tail... and the first time he goes back in time.... overall, this film was just as great as it was years ago... and is a must for fans of xiao xiao, and well, I guess... any action film. Good Job.


Very Entertaining

Ingenious idea, if i must say. brilliantly made and exciting. The fights were intense, the animation was great, and it was just very well done overall. The only thing that kind of annoyed me was the music. it was good for the setting and theme, but just got a bit too repetitive. other than that it was very enjoyable and impressive.

Credits & Info

4.45 / 5.00

Jun 9, 2004
8:21 AM EDT
  • Daily 3rd Place June 10, 2004