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The Faster the Treadmill

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Jul 13, 2010 | 1:39 PM EDT

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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.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love it all.

The music, the animation, the awesome hero with a shark for an arm, the winged fetusaur, it all just clicks together nicely.

Excellent work as usual~


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I've watched this animation 3 times through now, and I still can't seem to stop watching it...the song fits it perfectly and I believe that there was a lot of imagination in it as well. I mean...I could never see a 2D game as it was shown in this animation and it was cool to see the story from a point of view that usually isn't shown. If I got anything out of this animation, it'll be that I can never look at a 2D game the same as before. :D

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Another great job

I've been a fan of your style and works since playing seed of destruction. Each one of your submissions has a unique style, and upon seeing anything drawn or animated by you, one can immediately tell the detail, effort, and creativity you put into all of your work. This video is no exception.

Fantastic job.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


awesome and inspiring

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I thought it was very well done. A whole new way to look at video games and being different. You sir should make shirts and hats featuring the little blue guy with wings. I would buy many of them!

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