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Jul 12, 2008 | 2:03 PM EDT

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Um, guys? Its a collab, there's wasn't SUPPOSED to be even a vague plot, so if you're just going to review and say 'OMG it was liek borring and so i haeted it whar was the story? lolololol 0!' we've heard it before!

Hey thanks for the front page tom! Here, have a key to the city! And daily second, thats pretty cool!

Animators who I haven't co-authored will be co-authored as soon as they add me! :)

This is Cardboard City

When nick and I (moro) were trying to come up with a theme for a collab we could lead together, we were kinda stuck. We both wanted something that could be made cohesive, something that all the parts by all the animators could have in common, without looking too similar. We puzzled together for a little while, and then I started thinking, what about a city?

And that was that. Both of us LOVE textured animation, and we decided cardboard would be one of the more interesting substances to play with. With that, the collab was started, and little by little, it picked up speed, with gradually more and more people seeing the thread and trying stuff out, which was pretty cool. One of the main things we were going for was for the animators involved to stretch themselves, and we think that happened.

Haha, well, I guess I should post the lineup we've got for you fine folk tonight :)

Handsome Jake
Dr Clay
and Goat-Man

these were spectacular the whole way through, when I made them do push ups they didn't whine, there was no trouble at mealtimes, we just all had a really good time.

Vincoid won the house of cards contest though. he's quite good at that ;)

The collab ended up being huge, a lot larger than I had expected even though compared to other multi author stuff here on NG, there weren't a huge number of animators. In total it's... well, might as well do ALL THE SPECS AT ONCE OMG LOLOLOLOLOL


7674 frames in total, including menu, preloader game, dr.clay's piece, EVERYTHING!
319.7 seconds long, which makes it like, over 4 minutes long
24 frames per second

so ya, myself I was really shocked this morning when I added everything in and found it was almost 8000 frames long. I've never had that before. thats a lot of frames. but we still can't say its OVER 9000 because ITS OVER 7000 just doesn't have that same ring to it, haha. :)

Hmm. what else. UMM.

well ya, as I said, all these guys were really fun to work with, and I think it shows. Myself, I'm quite pleased with the standard thats set, and hopefully its good enough for you high end critics out there too! :)

COOLIO NIATO was nice enough to make us an absolutely amazing preloader game, which was really cool of him to do. Its an awesome game. I'm addicted. My record so far is like, 25000 but Im sure a bunch of you can beat that, so if you do, PM me with a screenshot and I'll try to do better than whatever you got. hahaha.

but seriously, a round of cardboard applause (the loudest kind there is, of course!) to coolio for that.


so, without further ado, we present Cardboard City. Enjoy the show!

-Moro, Nick, Jake, Ziwon, Vincoid, Goatman, Marcy, Kyle, Dr Clay, Coolio, and Biskits :)

oh and if you've read all this, congrats! there's also an easter egg on the menu ;)

that is all.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great job

I loved the entire thing

MorrowDays responds:

cool. thanks


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Carboardy ;D

* put as help full please :D *

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Solid as cardboard, but content gets it a bit wet.

Alright, first let me say that using purely cardboard textures in a Flash collab was pure genius. It's seriously a great idea, mainly because I haven't really seen it before.

Furthermore, the preloader game was also executed well (props to Coolio-Niato for making that, as well as Nicholas-Deary for the art). As well, the music suited the piece and was of high quality.

Now, what is disappointing for me is that, other than a few strokes in ingenuity in this collab (the opening sequence, the subway part, the hot air balloon), the content as a whole seems a bit... dull. I realize that the theme of the collab was to capture urban living in cardboard form, but it would be nice if there were some more interesting pieces. You guys are certainly a talented bunch, so I was hoping to see all of the parts stand out in a good way. Granted, the whole "rain on cardboard" thing that someone did was a unique touch.

Overall, the premise was really good. I just wish that there were some more memorable parts to it. But, other than some difficulties in execution, it gets a solid 9 out of 10 for the sheer amount of effort you guys have put into it. Great stuff!

Oh, yeah, and I noticed ads for "Corrugated Cola" throughout the entire thing. Intentional? ;)

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MorrowDays responds:

ya the corrugated cola was intentional, I think it was Ziwon who thought that up :)

the content was pretty quiet, but I wouldn't say dull, but thats fine. I left a lengthier response in the thread, so go read that if you've got a sec.

and ya the preloader game was awesome, they did a great job.


Rated 3 / 5 stars


l rly dont know for me it was kind of strange and weird so l dont get it.

MorrowDays responds:

there wasn't much to get...


Rated 5 / 5 stars


very artsy, very original. i liked how stylized it was. well worth watching.

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MorrowDays responds:

thanks! I like watching it too. :)