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A young girl accidentally ends up in the ruins of a chess-themed city. She is immediately confronted with the hospitality of the remaining denizens but also gains a companion who is as eager as her to escape this place.

This movie was sort of an unpolished beta-version of the story I'm working on, made in 2012. Don't expect new episodes but rather a reboot!


Edit: Fun fact: I did everything with a half-dead mouse, just bought a tablet.


I really like the animation but... what's wrong with most Newgrounders? They make perfect animations but really suck at voice acting. Whether the microphone sucks or they just exaggerate too much. I think flash animations can't be really seriously unless you're really really good at producing animations, having a good storyline etc. The sounds are really good, but the voice doesn't fit at all. I think that just ruins most of the animations here on NG. That's why I mostly prefere animations without voices. I'm still impressed.

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kmau responds:

I think many of us newgrounders worry more about how the voice fits the character rather than overall mic quality. I received some auditions from people with flawless mics but in the end I chose VAs whose voices suited the characters better because sound quality is more easy to alter than the talent of the voice actor.

It's great that you worked hard to make this good animation.

Well done! When you said that it wasn't as polished as you wished it would be, I wasn't expecting very much. But honestly, that's as polished as anything else I've seen, if not more. The animation was really decent, and the art of clean and stylish. My only problem with the piece was the sound. The voices weren't as clear as I thought they should be, and I found that some of the line phrasing spoken by the characters was kind of awkward.
Otherwise, good job! As mostly a viewer, you inspire me to get into animation.

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kmau responds:

With polished I actually meant things like less symbol manip and more frame by frame, or better backgrounds. Imagine how the movie would look if all backgrounds had been digitally painted outside of flash! I agree that the sound quality could be better, but overall I think we managed to reach the average voice quality of Newgrounds movies.

Really enjoyed this for some reason. It's like you did Bastion in the 90s. Can't wait to see more.

Only thing I could really see improvement for were the voice clips. Some of them cut in and out just a bit. Aside from that, the style seems rather whole.

kmau responds:

Bastion has been mentioned so often that I should really look it up.

Like others have said, the art's great but it needs better animation and sound.

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4.40 / 5.00

Sep 17, 2012
2:16 PM EDT
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