Umichan Dark Winter

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Try to watch on a pretty good PC! Else it may run slowly for you.

Tried to adjust the quality so it'll load smoother

This is my first real attempt at an animation only flash; I normally stick to games when it comes to flash.
It was a pretty daunting task for me trying to finish this in time as I didn't start as early as I should have.

There's a button that returns you to the main menu in the bottom right corner of the screen as it is playing.

For those of you following along, or familiar with my submission last winter, UM: snowball Holiday, this takes place right after the end of that game.

Maiko is on her way home from her last snowball fight with Luma.


Great animation for bein a 1st!

though...I found it funny that the 343 guilty spark mark 1 (thats what I'll call "the orbs") shot huge lasers or somtin but it takes a missle, the most comon of all weapons, to hit her, though it was a fatal hit. my Critisicm has already been voice by previous reviews, though the only other thing I may add is make the missile have a real explsion instead of just different color than the particle cannon thing that had the blue beam explosion.

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Vortex00 responds:

yeah. I'm making an extended version of this with refined details, I'll be sure to do that. But that actually was Maiko's energy exploding from her over using it. Guess it's not explained well ^_^;;


the animation was ok but the story was lam what was this about? why did thay attack her? and what the hell was with the black flooting ball things?

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to be explained later.

it was good

did she really die?

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Not bad

For your first "real attempt" at animation in only Flash, I'd have to say you did a pretty good job. As others have noted, the characters body movements and especially mouth movements were a bit off. However, other details such as the snow falling I thought were done very well.

The voice seemed very quite compared to the other sound effects. It might do some good to make it a little louder.

The ninja style running scene was amusing, which I don't think it was supposed to be.... I'm not sure if this was intentional or not, but she looked overweight in that particular scene compared to the rest of the Flash.

One thing that particularly bugged me was how close together her eyes were in some parts. It looked like her was squished or something.

Overall, this was a fine animation. Your art was very pretty and I can appreciate the effort that goes into Flash such as this.

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Vortex00 responds:

Thanks, so now.. enough people have mentioned her being fat during the running part for me to actually care ><

i'll tweak the things you mention later on. or maybe apply it to another project.


Big fan of your work, and am still impressed. cant wait to see the entire thing when you finish it! Please keep up the good work! And im not just kiss assing.... you truly use flash to its potential in every way. Games, art, story telling, and animation. Please dont stop till the story is done!

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will do!

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4.36 / 5.00

Dec 24, 2009
10:38 AM EST