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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:

Please support Danny by purchasing his song! Now on Itunes!

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.

Follow Us on Twitter: Danny @tuanews, Ben @Ekublai, pandamusk @pandamusk, Michael @wastedkitten, and Sam @SamAlegria

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Update V2: Neglected to credit Matt Rhodes for his reference art:



Rated 4 / 5 stars

I know this comment will be "useless" but...

The world today isnt exactly "saved" with gaming. Ever since the Xbox 360 was made, the world of gaming slowed down, fanboys/fangirls have to wait longer for games to comeout too mainly because the fact the Xbox 360 games, Ps3 games, Wii games, are all REALLY harder to program unless you have REALLY expensive equiptment like your own studio with Movement sensation animations like how VAVLe and Naughtydog has. Which is actually why the Xbox has 800-820 games while the Ps2 was 2,400 game, and what. Ps2 was made TWO years before the Xbox 360?

Then another thing that slowed us down is that the Xbox Live costs money and some people dont want to waste it when they want to buy MORE games. The Ps3 ALSO cost ALOT more money because of the Free internet, free Chargable plugin for your controller, and the 8 Gib stuff.
Then the systems start copying eachother, like the Xbox Kinect is a ripoff of the Ps2/Ps3's Eyetoy Kinect, and the new controller for the Ps3 is a ripoff of the Wii, and the Wii.... has suckish games.

Finally, What mother fucking idiot makes ALOT of FPS games? CoD sucks, what is the point of the Nazi Zombies? And Halo fans, have you heard Bungie isnt making anymore Halo games? Activision owns it. The worst games possible is made by Activision and SEGA. Part of activision was sooo bad, VALVe had to Sue "Activision Blizzard" which also had "Sierra Entertainment" working for it. (THANK GOD! I hate those new Crash Bandicoot games).

But back to the main idea, This video was great, partially not fully true at all, but great singing and animation.

So those viewing this comment, go ahead, post this comment as "Useless". I know you can't face the truth about today's games. It's so horrible, the S.978 Bill was made. Be fucking glad it didnt become a law, Youtube wouldn't exist much anymore.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


someone was inspired by the songs in portal...


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty good

I was a bit dissapiointed with the lyrics att the beginning, it sounded more like a poem than a song. It slowly picked up and by halfway i was bobbin' my head and jammin. Good job, Great art, keep it up!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

At the end of it all, players play what we play

This is one of the only submissions I've watched on Newgrounds that has managed to fill me with a tinge of pride.

These lyrics, without question, sets a bar for animations for the future. Despite a general lack of rhyming, anybody within a "gamer" demographic can watch this and immediately recognize and understand what's being said in the song. Emphasize, even. That's not only rare, but refreshing. I particularly liked the part about the cerebellum.

As for the quality of the music itself? The constant shifts between soft, tingly melodies and heavy drumming accompanied by (sort of) echoing vocals makes this alright, but barely more than forgettable. I'm more into it for what's being said, not for the music in the background.

The only real issue I had with this animation was the lack of consistency with the art style. For example, the beginning shows details in the lips and eyes of the gamer on the couch, which is abandoned for pretty well the rest of the animation. And near the 3:20 mark, the art style changes twice, once with an anime-ish feel to it, and another time losing its 8-bit characteristic. While I admit that this is nit-picky, it was just something that bugged me when I watched this.
Otherwise, I thought that the animation was fantastic.

All in all, I really liked the submission and will gladly put this into my favourites on Newgrounds. I'll be sure to show this to any gamer I come across just to see their face brighten.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

It was good.

I didn't really like the art. And I didn't like the "gamers play what we play" verse because the song was one prolonged yet intelligent metaphor because, he didn't really do all those things. And it was about him. Like, you tried for some epic ending and it didn't really work out.

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