My Dear Ethel-nol...

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Hi, people! :]

I don't expect anyone to actually play this; it's more of an educational interactive game and, let's face it, there are few people on this site who are here to LEARN! Honestly, the main reason I put it up here was so that my family could see it.

It's my submission to the Texas Computer Educator's Association 2009 flash competition; it got top score in the state for interactive flash animation- a perfect score! The theme of this year's competition was "Going Green," and I chose to focus on alternative fuel sources. I know alot of my facts aren't straight- and I was aware of it during the proess of making it. But I was on a time crunch, and I know this game won't be used for REAL educational purposes anyway.

The whole thing is meant for children, really, and the cartoonish figures are supposed to appeal to later elementary school kids, but it is very cute and my friends like it as well.

There's one "easter egg" hidden in the animation, and if you can hold on until the end, there's a cute little suprise for you! I had to do the semi-pointless scenes to stay sane while staying until ten or eleven o'clock at school by myself for two weeks. While they don't have much of a point, they ARE cute.

All graphics were created by me, and other credits are given in the end.

Hope you enjoy!!

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well i dont get it

i myself am ecoaware and to a certain degree(except for this computer) i live fairly green. but first query is that you say this is for kids but the info and the percents and numbers makes it seem as though you are trying to appeal to the less informed yet slightly older populous. not quite elementary with the percent per yer capita saved via oil drilling. also if you were studying alternative fuels (studying good is what i mean) then you obviously wouldnt have come up with ethenol as even a potential temporary solution. ethenol itself is almost as bad as just using fossil fuels, just that the detrimental effects are a diffrent type. i wotn break down exaclty why here in the summary because there probably isnt enough room and i dont feel like it right now but ethenol was probably one of the most ignorant and "stupid" ideas for a fuel source since well.. fossil fuels. animation was okay but if this really were intended for children of young ages then it doesnt really belong here in newgrounds. there are plenty f younger people game site were this could fit in to trick young people into thinking they ae becoming educated on important matter even though they are just being fed false fuel "facts". well im getting tired of this comment so ill end it here. i would like to see more flashes from you though. but not in an "educational" format. i would like to see you make some good newgrounds type flash cause you might be able to make a decent movie if your just doing it for entertainment....


Please don't make these kind of games...
Fact's are wrong and incorrect.

Animations were good though.


This makes me want to load my hummer with barrels of gasoline, drive to the antarctic, drive into an offshore oil drilling platform, and drown the local penguins in a sea of flaming oil.
But I guess it's ok for an educational game XD

I liked it

Pretty good. Keep it up!

Technically sound

I think you've covered the only good reasons to use shape-tweens (I usually find them quite useless :P). Your interactive movie is okay. The drawings are pretty good but maybe animate on a higher frame-rate next time and with fewer awkward tweens. Other than that the animations is technically sound.

I'm not so sure I agree with the information, however. It'd be nice to have some citations for your facts especially since it's been found recendtly that the benefits reaped from Ethanol fuel are canceled out by the intense amount of energy needed to create it (plus the infrastructure refit and tons and tongs of cars needed to be purchased would be detrimental - hardly a green solution). Also, I'm not an advocate of recycling either (except aluminum) since recycled plastics have extremely limited uses and end up producing more pollutants than would have been made if one had just fabricated a new bottle.

You're animation was decent (could've benefited from some voice work) but could stand some improvement. The facts - they too could be refined :P

Thanks for submitting!

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Jun 4, 2009
8:47 PM EDT
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