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   150+ "Duelyst" Characters Animated
By Tim Sormin
Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 01:25

So good! Every single frame of every unique and creative character and effect lovingly hand-crafted by Glauber Kotaki and his team of super-talented pixel artists.

found via @PlayDuelyst

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   Worlds Apart Animation Short
By Mahesh Pagar
Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 06:00



Worlds Apart is a Sci-Fi animated short film. One of the things that I liked most is the way it takes us from Unfamiliar to Familiar setting and finally making it as full circle where you care about character and story.

Worlds Apart's story encompasses the theme of Hope. This animated short was completed in early summer 2011, it's created by a talented and motivated group of Cogswell students.  It is written, produced, and directed by Michael Zachary Huber for Cogswell College's Project X animation studio.

This animated short has 3 clear distinct tones, one for initial setting (darker tone), and another one for backstory (brighter tone) and third the final aftermath tone that makes more impact.

There's clever use of similar gestures to connect the 2 worlds in the end and it strengthens the emotional bond even more.   It's one of those beautiful short films where you always remember the end sequence.

Worlds Apart covers lots of story in very short time but it doesn't feel rushed or anything. It also brings back some memories of Toy Story, in a good way.

Here's Official Description of Worlds Apart:

Worlds Apart is about a young family living on a farm in Central California. Their story is set against the backdrop of a possible environmental disaster. The themes of love, friendship, and family twist and turn when the farm is visited by creatures from another planet.

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   Street Fighter V - Nash
By Jason Bolla
Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 08:30



Capcom's beloved fighting game Street Fighter has a new entry out soon, and this trailer looks at the revival of a character that died previously - but the story isn't important, as the game follows a similar style as SFIV. It's difficult to not fall in love with the art style, especially when you realize the fighting portions are real-time; the game's fights are going to look like that (though this obviously omits the various gauges and time limit). Luckily they have continued to not go for photo-realism, as this style will be timeless.

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   "Cloud Rise" by Denver Jackson
By Tim Sormin
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 04:08

Written, directed, animated, and produced by Denver Jackson, Cloud Rise is an incredible accomplishment. Add to that the fact that it was created in just four months, from concept to completion and it's even more impressive.

After completing the animation Jackson ran an IndieGoGo campaign to pay for the voice actors and sound mix. The campaign was a success and he was able to hire professionals, but I dare say the voices were unnecessary. In fact I think it would have been better without any. I also wish that the costuming had been just a little less of an on-the-nose homage to Avatar, but seriously: One artist. Eight minute film. Four months. Bravo.

found via Lester Banks

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