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The Dreaded Play Button

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When you watch it, since it is only 275 x 200, make sure to make it full size ^__^

Now, bearing in mind that this is FAR from done, I just wanted to post it on newgrounds to see what people can advise me to do. So PLEASE! I value opinions. This is actually my first flash, so try to go easy on me. ^__^ I hope you guys enjoy it!

Also, the sounds that I've used so far come from Metal Gear Solid (duh) & Worms World Party (Created right after Worms Armageddon).

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Pretty good idea

Finish it up and it will be way better.


Okay, one point for the "preloader", but you know I can't give you much more, right? :P

I think it's a cute idea and ideal if you wanna do a stick movie with a similar style. For everything else, it's too empty, simple and white and this simplicity is what stick movies are famous for, right?
However, it takes too much time until something happens, at least for me. I tried to click on it and when I saw it didn't work I thought "maaan, another retard that didn't test whether the buttons work or not", but then I read your description and looked at it again - but you can't all people expect to act like that.
How about you try this: Make a real button, only it doesn't play to movie. If you click on it, the button will change it's shape a bit to show the user that he "successfully clicked on it". You know, just like clicking a button on your OS, it changes it's shape a bit then, too, right? And then, after clicked, around 1 or 2 seconds after that, let the button trigger the stick-animation. If you can do that, of course xD

I hope that was a bit helpful! The stick looks cute, make sure you put a lot of effort into your movie :D You've got to practise, practise, practise! If there's a new version, feel free to send me a message and I'll take another look at a more progressed version (If you think my advice was helpful that is :p).

Sothleks responds:

Oh trust me, I think that responce was VERY helpful. Like I said, this is my first flash, and I'll take all the advice I can get. The main problem I have is I'm not fluent in flash speak, as it were. I don't know everything there is to know about it, nor do i think I'll learn any time soon. I agree that the button takes too long before anything happens, and that was actually something I planned. I've been in the same position, "ahh some retard..." and thought that it would be something funny that most people would get. Plus, it's something that allows the stick guy to do. Fix the button. which is what he'll have to do.

Again, I'm very greatful for your advice, and I could use all the help I can get. thank you for watching!


Has potential.

It has potential. I really want to see what happens when that character pushes the button (if they ever do.) The pipe wrench suddenly falling down was random... maybe there's something else up there? who knows...

The main thing I would suggest is to have the guy drop down as soon as the play button is clicked. Otherwise it might look like the flash is just a play button with no animation. Other than that, add a little more story to the flash and it might become really good.

Not a bad start. I'm interested to see what becomes of this. :)

Sothleks responds:

I like your ideas. The plan is he'll be very timid, only because he got close and the wrench almost hit him. The button dosn't work, so he'll have to fix it. eventually, he'll try to fix it, blow some things up inside the button, and press it again. nothing will happen, so he's going to get mad (insert L4D tank yell here...) and pound the button, causing it to fall, shatter, and more. he'll eventually have to figure out the best way to fix it, but I've got nothing so far with that. ^__^ as far as the action goes, when the button is pushed by you, it is intentional that there is a pause. OOH! Idea! When you push it, have text that says, "well, that didn't work... try it again!" and so on until help is summoned. I like that. ^__^ anyways, thanks for the advice! I'll be working on this for a while, and I hope you can see that one too! ^__^

good so far

I would really like to see this in complete form but so far it seems interesting

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4.00 / 5.00

Jul 24, 2009
2:15 AM EDT