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The Creature Collab...

2007-08-06 10:55:55 by CtrlAltF4Del

Creature Collab Thread
Yo. Lately, a pretty good thread has been going on in the Art Forums, and I think you should check it out! At least those artists out there...
The game/animation will run a lot like a futuristic handheld encyclopedia would. The main menu will list the different creature types (I'll decide how to sort them out once the content is all created), and from there will be a list of creature names that you click to bring up the bio. The bio screen will display the creature's name and picture or "video" next to a text description of it. At the bottom there'll be a line that says "Entry created by: {Name}" with a text link to the creator's user page. All of the menus will be animated. (Check out my website for an example: www.particlasm.com).

I'd like the setting to be post-apocalyptic. The basic idea is that most of the people on earth are dead from disease or natural disaster, and strange creatures have taken over. I didn't want to come up with the exact story yet so everyone who enters can help with the final version if they want.

This is going to be a serious collab, so I won't be accepting penis-monsters and vaginafish, sorry. If you don't feel like writing a bio, that's okay, you can just submit the art and I (or someone else in the thread) can write something up (just remember you can't protest if you don't like the description). If you don't feel like drawing, but want to write, that's cool too, except you might not make it in if no one makes a picture for it. If there aren't too many of these, I won't mind drawing a few.

All the art has to be sent to me as vector art in a .fla document so it can be sized appropriately and doesn't take up too much room. I'd like to have a lot of entries. If you're feeling ambitious and want to animate, I'd definitely accept that, just make sure the creature stays in one spot and doesn't move around the screen. Also, no backgrounds.

The text portion should be included in the email so I can keep everything together. For this, try to keep it in 3rd person format so it sounds like an encyclopedia entry. You can include things like weight, diet, what cities it's attacked, where it originated, etc. I have an example below. There's no limit to length.

You can make a whole species, or a monster that is one of a kind. They don't have to be violent or evil, either; a spiked lava squirrel is perfectly acceptable. Just try to be somewhat original, don't draw a centaur or a dragon. Humanoids are fine as long as they don't look human (i.e. no elves; refer to my example below).

Mainly, I'd like people to spend some time on the art. It doesn't have to be amazing, but if you draw a circle with stick arms and legs I'm not going to include it.

This will be open until the file is too big to submit to Newgrounds or everyone loses interest. Please send .fla files to Kajenx@comcast.net or you can IM me on MSN messenger at Kajenx@MSN.com.

Feel free to post WIP, ideas, etc on this thread, I'll be checking back for questions regularly.

Everyone who contributes art or writing that is used in the Collab will receive credit. There will be a credits page with links to user-pages, each entry will have a link to it author's user page, and I will collab everyone when I submit the file.
Yeah, go to the thread. It's good for your soul...and its dying too. Or hopefully not.

Anyway, if you want to see my entries, here they are!

Firstly, my second entry. It's name is Vlad.
Vlad (Sorry. It's PNG)

And my first - Moby.

The Creature Collab...