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The Tale Of Varkun

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This animation marks the beginning of my 'next gen' flashes, I am no longer submitting 'exoeriments' to newgrounds with sloppy storylines jammed in where I can.
This is also apparent through the different and distinguished style of the new 'Deitous' logo.
I always wanted to do a 'ninjas vs pirates' flash, and thought about how the different clans would clash and live.
The graphics in this are the best of any flash I have completed, and the storyline is written up to the fourth episode.
Of course, depending on feedback, the fourth episode may or may not be completed.
This is also my first animation in collaboration with another, but wasn't originally going to be a joint piece of work.
I decided late in the production of this that extra art would speed up the progress of the animation, and called on my good friend, and budding flash artist, xander, of Pantz productions.
He has contributed little art to this episode, apart from the occasional spiff-up, but has and will have a larger role in the art of latter episodes, including backgrounds, characters and effects.
It is unfortunate that I continued the style of animation similar to 'Frihken', but I think for the type of story Im trying to portray, with the fighting and large environments, this is good.

I am still in a sore need of a tablet, motion tweens and vector drawing are going to kill me.

Please comment and rate my work, I appreciate every single one!


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your animation seems to be getting better and better which is good to see

I like!

The animation and the story are really good, keep working!

Good i thought

i think you did really well not to have a tablet .. its very hard to draw with a mouse and i think you did as good as you could for that.... watch the madness series .. or even play rayman if you want to get the hands and the feet just right .. i thought that could have been done a tiny bit better but Well done without tablet

Mixed feelings

It has some good art and some very good art and OK sounds/music. The story line is good enough, tho the dialogue isn't great.

However the format with the hands and feet like that is irritating and some of the sounds are a bit basic/crude, tho all are clear enough.

The speaking method- subtitles with buttons- is very basic, tho at least its all clearly written and generally spelt well.

Nice, but still need some work.

Ok flash, but far from perfect.
Its ok to have hands and feet without arms or legs, but you could try putting a little less distance between the feet, sometimes they were pretty far away from the body and that looked weird. Put a little more sound into it, and add a few more
expressions on the faces (when they fight the faces are frozen, looks kinda weird)
Otherwise, pretty nice. Far better than the average flashportal flash.

Credits & Info

3.87 / 5.00

Jan 22, 2008
5:53 AM EST