Recent Movie Reviews


WGJ4K: Game Chat WGJ4K: Game Chat

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing as usual.

No surprise there. You have once again delivered a serving of professional quality material to the Newgrounds masses.

I found the Tetris themed backdrop to be a nice touch. Great way to tie the videogame and talk show themes together in a subtle way too. The animations were clean and fluid as usual. Same for the voice acting, sound effects and sound editing.

Great job all around.


Recent Game Reviews


Kandiz Kandiz

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Surprisingly delightful and addictive.

Normally when I see a game of Flash movie with such a small file size listed as being under judgment I find myself prepared to judge something of low quality. This game is one of those uncommon exceptions to that rule of thumb where the quality seems inversely proportional to the file size. Go figure.

The game play is simple enough and well balanced with the quality of the animation and graphics. Your choice of music and sound effects is also very well selected for this game.

Despite the heavy usage of pastel colors and simplicity of it all (nothing wrong with any of that) I quickly found myself hooked on the game. The only part I found disappointing was how short the game was, though I suspect that this is a shortened version you produced for Newgrounds.

Overall, very nice job. Another example of professional quality work on Newgrounds.



Warning! Warning!

Rated 0 / 5 stars

Sometimes it's best to take small steps.

I'd give more specific advice on where to improve, but it looks like in this case I should simply advice you to begin studying game design and Flash from the basics. This probably isn't something you're interested in hearing, but it's a truth that all of us who pursue the fields of game design or Flash animation have to face.

Perhaps you could pick up some books at the library on beginning graphic design, and also some on Flash. That should be enough to get you started and help you produce something pretty nice, even if the concepts behind it aren't so great.

This advice comes from years of personal experience.


Recent Art Reviews


night city night city

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Breathtaking...

This is pretty amazing work. I love the detail you put in the lighting from the windows and between the buildings. Did you come up with the technique for illustrating buildings like this yourself, or did you learn it from another source? It would be pretty handy to know more about how to use the technique you used here.


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Relative Tranquility Relative Tranquility

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Overall, pretty nice.

I recognize a few of the filter effects, but not enough to discern how this might have been made to look so nice. The only part I don't care too much for is gray blotch on upper portion of the sphere. Although it could probably be resolved by playing with the hue/saturation enough.

The background is a nice touch as well.


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MarshmallowGherkin responds:

To tell you the truth, this was one of the first digital artworks I made, and thus was part of the whole "click filters and get neat effects" stage of my art method. Still, through some fluke (and hopefully, a tiny smidge of skill on my part), this wonderful work was born. There's probably a great deal of things that could be improved, but frankly I'm happy enough with this one as is. :)
Plenty of other things I've made which I have, or wish to, redo. :P

Thanks for the kind words and helpful review, at any rate!


Shark Psychosis Shark Psychosis

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Certainly an intriguing subject matter.

This piece is certainly unusual in my books. I like what you've done with the textures in this image. It reminds me a bit of oil paints or a water based medium of some sort. Was this done using Photoshop filters at all? The image seems to have a bit of a artistic filter feel to it, which in this case is nice.

Overall, you did a nice job on this. Although, the eyes could perhaps use a little touching up to bring them out a little more from the background.