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Fantasia Road to Ambition

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- UPDATE: May 20th 2011 - Daily 4th Place!? Wow! I earned Daily 5th Place twice for two of my previous Flash submissions (i.e. "Dani California" and "I Am Kira"), so I consider this a pretty big accomplishment! Thank you so much for your support!

You may remember seeing my joke submission for this year's April Fool's Day titled "Fantasia: Road to Ambition Opening?" It was really just a really, really, really short Flash submission showing Thomas the Tank Engine's O-Face (meme originated by KeeperofPorridge).

As promised, here is the opening sequence for my conceptual 2D fighting game "Fantasia: Road to Ambition." I created it using Adobe Flash CS5 for my final major project at Cleveland College of Art and Design (Green Lane Campus).

This opening sequence was heavily influenced by several opening sequences for existing fighting games including "The King of Fighters '96" and "The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match."

I hope you enjoy watching this opening sequence as much as I enjoyed drawing and animating it!


Programs Used

Adobe Photoshop CS & CS5
Adobe Flash CS5
Cepstral TTS


Music Used

Catalyst by PepN
Afterglow Spiral by MDM Music
Sequential Moog #1 by enriscapes


Fantasia: Road to Ambition and all characters © Jordan Dean "Mystery" Ezekude

Music and Sound Effects © AudioMicro.com

All rights reserved and no copyright infringement intended. All soundtrack used for non-profit entertainment purposes only.

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Awww... I thought it was an OCT- trailer for a moment. XD
Great work, I wish I could see more. ^^

WOOW cool

This looks amazing well done ma friend but you need to practice drawing,they look a bit weird and i noticed you have a problem with making your characters look different right?

MysteryEzekude responds:

Yeah. I often struggle with drawing characters from complex angles. I'll keep improving my drawing skills to solve this problem. Thanks anyway.


Your skills are very impressive.

MysteryEzekude responds:

Thank you, but I still need to work on drawing and animating vector shapes. They look slightly untidy.


This Flash is awesome! The music and sound effects match perfectly with the animation. But you need to improve your drawing so that It will look more fascinating.

MysteryEzekude responds:

I thought so. I'm still struggling with drawing and animating the vector shapes perfectly. But I'm sure I'll master it very, very soon. Thanks for the tip.

Looking good.

Your final project looks mighty fine man. Just wait 'till I get mine up on here.

MysteryEzekude responds:

Me too. I look forward to seeing yours. I DO wish you commented on what you liked and disliked about this Flash opening sequence.

Credits & Info

4.82 / 5.00

May 19, 2011
9:12 AM EDT
  • Daily 4th Place May 20, 2011