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The Faster the Treadmill

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Thanks for Daily 1st and front page!!


The official music video for "The Faster the Treadmill" by I Fight Dragons!


I began work on this shortly after completing Grumatorium, and it was a pretty intense project. The band utilizes a lot of game controllers and NES era material into their music and performances so I approached this video from a similar perspective, starting by designing and animating gameplay from a fictional 8-bit game that the video would take place in.

The result was "the Adventures of Puddlenaut," in which a shark-armed diver hero does battle with deep sea creatures in order to mine mystical power crystals that are abundant in the underwater kingdom. The main grunt enemies, one of which is the protagonist of the video, were modeled after drowned fetuses since I couldn't find any deep sea creatures to fit the image I was looking for. Thus I ended up calling the main character "Fetusaur" throughout production.

Check out the song on I Fight Dragons debut EP "Cool is Just a Number!" More information at: http://www.ifightdragons.



really just beautiful. moar!


I've seen most of your flashes and this is one of the best please, please never stop making these.

This is art.

This was actually one of the most beutiful flashes on newgrounds, not like that other random crap that makes no sense. Good job man, two thumbs up.


TOTALY AWESOME DUDE!! You had awesome animations, great song, and an awesome story!

Great job

I love your art style and your videos, but this is the best one yet.
Keep up the good work.
The Fetusaur with the wings is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute
Everything is: 5\5 10\10 (music, graphic, story, lol-factor)
(>^_^)> d(-_-)b <----- me telling others about this flash

I couldn't help but notice the maplestory adds ......... WTF A POOSTICK?

P.S. Kirby is AWESOME

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4.42 / 5.00

Jul 13, 2010
1:39 PM EDT
Music Video