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Aug 6, 2011 | 9:56 PM EDT
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The Anthem of the Gamer.

The World is Saved is a new epic song and anthem for video game fans. Made in the pixel-art style of SNES (Super Nintendo) cutscenes, this video was a collaborative effort from IGN's Podcast Beyond community. IGN's Ryan Clements pulled together a small team of volunteers to animate a video for Danny Wiessner's latest single. The video debuted at the end of the live recording of Podcast Beyond Episode 200, which can be viewed here:

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Music written and performed by Danny Wiessner.
Art by pandamusk, Benjamin A. Smith (Ekublai), and Michael Hruby (Wastedkitten).
Artwork Referenced: "Fireside Chat" by Matt Rhodes.
Editing by Sam Alegria.

The World is Saved single is available for purchase on iTunes.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Totally epic!

Though I love how some people are bashing this because they say the guy is a loser. It's ridiculous! One person even complained about how video games are useless because that 'hero' feeling you get is because someone else wrote it for you and "you're just riding a rail that somebody else has cooked up". I hope they also think that books and movies are just as useless, because they're EXACTLY what they just described. Somebody else wrote them up to entertain you, so that you ride along a rail with those as well! With video games, you at least get to interact with the Storyline, and depending on if the game has it, you CAN change the ending, as some games have multiple endings, or branching storylines.

And other people are calling him a shut in loser because he stayed up all night to finish that game. While 4 or 5 in the morning is a bit extreme (I've never stayed up that late myself), it's supposed to signify that he spent extra time just to finish it through the end. I'm quite sure that almost all gamers who have played for a while have spent at least SOME extra time with a game during the story mode, perhaps staying up an hour or so because you're so caught up in it.

The song is very well done, though it could have rhymed a little more, I suppose. That's my only problem with it.
Animation was fantastic, the style was extremely fitting for what it was about.
9/10 5/5 for you, and I'll probably be buying the song off of the iTunes store.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really Inspiring :D

I don't have words to express how awesome I think this is. May you find ultimate happiness in your life


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

fun and entertaining!

Good vid!. Very cool idea for a song. I love the graphics, the topic, and the combo of emotions that your trying to share. Its so bitter sweet at the end of the night at 4am when the game is over, and you must leave that awesome world and return to reality. My only complaint would be the lyrics. I felt myself cringe more than once when the words in your song would have almost no flow to them. Im not saying you have you have to rhyme throughout your song, but sometimes ask yourself "do these lyrics sound good together?"

Anyway. Keep it up! ill be waiting for more from you guys. ill vote 4/5 because of how hard you guys worked. ;)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


This song... This FREAKING song stirs emotions deep within me and gives me gossebumps every single time I hear it. Sir, I salute you. You have not only managed to convey such meaning in these few words, you wrapped it in a cocoon of mind shattering sound.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


it's pure and simple it's MAGNIFICENT