Day 9 of Obligatory Ice Level Day is here! We’re counting down to the Mario marathon on December 14th, when we’ll be raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation! Tune in for some awesome games and sweet prizes, like handmade wooden item blocks and a Wii U Deluxe! So you’ve probably noticed that a lot of these ice levels are from newer games. Well it’s time to kick it old-school, and by “it” I of course mean “crazed orc athletes.” That’s right, today’s ice level is a whole game, and that game is Mutant League Hockey!
YAYAYAAAYY!! Hey everyone! It’s December 1st, and you know what that means! It’s that most wonderful, most glorious time of the year here at The Speed Gamers! Of course I mean…
OH NO SO SCARRYYYYY–ok maybe not but whatever. It’s the latest VG Flash! YAY ME! YAY YOU! I love the music in Castlevania, and this is one of my favorite songs in the series. SO LET US TORMENT TWO LITTLE MONSTAS BY SHOVING THEM INTO A GIANT TIMEPIECE, WHY NOT.
OH BOY IT IS A PICTURE AND IT MOVES!!! In honor of the PoP/AC marathon, here’s a VG Flash based loosely (VERY VERY VERY LOOSELY) on ancient Persian art. I actually feel obligated to apologize for this video; it was originally going to be much more elaborate, but I threw my back out on Monday and I’ve had to mostly stay in bed since 🙁 When I wasn’t in bed I was WORKING THROUGH THE PAIN. ARGH. Anyway, video under the cut.
Continue reading VG Flash #30 – The Fight
What, you didn’t think I’d skip out on promoting THIS marathon, right? Or maybe you did. I dunno, the details seem kinda sketchy to me now… ANYWAY the cartoon is under the cut!
So I was kicking around an idea for a new feature. PixPol Paradise is still continuing, but as you can see it takes a while for me to plan out a chapter after hearing everyone’s ideas. This is something that hopefully can be updated more often. Jaz is a horrible, ugly, violent, stupid duck-monster who likes games more than she likes people. What a charming, likable character! Ask her anything you want! For this installment, I asked her about getting my own crossover.
Continue reading Ask Jaz #1 – CROSSOVER MADNESS
Oh boy! A new cartoon! And it’s CUTE! Who’dathunkit? I shot for “something you could show your parents” but then I remember your parents probably wouldn’t recognize a fried shrimp and a blueberry’s kooky adventures. Unless they were goofy. Which they might be. Where was I going with this? … Oh yeah, nowhere. Anyway, check it out after the cut!
HEY KIDS! It’s time for another VG Flash! Yay me! AND YAY YOU! For any newcomers who might be reading this, VG Flash is a celebration of the history of gaming. A celebration that–like all celebrations for all occasions around the world–involves making cartoons about a knife-wielding tempura shrimp and a flying blueberry. This time around, they meet a giant, demonic, skeletal pterosaur. “Aww, how adorable! I bet this cartoon is simply precious! I also now feel an undying urge to send you all of my money and build a 53-foot-tall bronze statue of you outside of my home or place of business!” Why thank you, entire population of Earth! You’re too kind!
… anyway, the cartoon’s under the cut.
Well it’s just a few days until the marathon, so I figured I should show the promo cartoon I did for it. Here’s VG Flash #26: Snowboard Cross!
Snowboard Cross is based on “DK’s Snowboard Cross,” aka “DK Summit” from Mario Kart Wii. I was trying to go for some simpler shapes, since the frame-by-frame stuff I was doing with Raccoon City was hurting my hand. It’s a simple little short, but I think it’s cute anyway. I got a new version of Flash after this, so hopefully I can experiment with some weird new stories in the coming year!
And here we are: the last VG Flash of the backlog and this month’s cartoon. I’ve had to watch a lot of old-school cartoons. Even the good ones are nearly incomprehensible. Has anyone actually sat down and watched an old Betty Boop short? They’re like the dreams of a madman with severe head trauma. Many old cartoons also feature some kind of musical number, no matter how pointless, since back then people used them to promote songs.
FUN FACT: That old style actually has a name, and it’s “rubber hose” animation. The name comes from the fact that the characters’ limbs were usually tube-like and could bend anywhere. THE MORE YOU KNOW.
From here on out, the cartoon updates will be much more sparse. But have no fear! Wil and Zee will still show up quite regularly in various ways. I gots me some plans, I does! Anyway, I hope everyone has a nice day tomorrow. Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving, but I hope you international folks have a great day too!