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Walking on the Moon   [2015]

Walking on the Moon Released by :
Genesis Project [web], Vision

Release Date :
14 March 2015

Type :
C64 Graphics  (HiRes)

AKA :
That's no Soup Dragon

Released At :
Forever 2015 - Back to the Cyberspace

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at Forever 2015 - Back to the Cyberspace :  #2

User rating:*********_  9.2/10 (49 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.6/10 (19 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Graphics .... Mermaid of Genesis Project, Vision

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/136806/walking_on_the_moon.d64 (downloads: 352)

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User Comment
Submitted by Jak T Rip on 3 May 2015
First I saw only the dino, but the moon itself is really neat.
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Submitted by pooporythm on 27 March 2015
<3
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Submitted by GH/MSL/Toondichters on 26 March 2015
Adorable funny, skillful in the use of humor..

Vanja for president Graphic Design and Printing :D
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Submitted by grip on 26 March 2015
I think the background and characters work brilliantly together. Good stuff!
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Submitted by SplAtterpunk on 22 March 2015
My personal favorite at the party.
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Submitted by Jok on 21 March 2015
supercool
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Submitted by Sith on 15 March 2015
I don't have any issue with possible 'style clashes' in this pic either. It is great to me so straight 10.
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Submitted by Dr.j on 15 March 2015
lovely super cute piccy ! i love mermaid style its a combination of cartoon style and semi realistic backrounds enriched with happy colors and bringing good vibes
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Submitted by Shine on 15 March 2015
W(·)W ... this is so loveley !!! <3 10/10
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Submitted by psych858o on 15 March 2015
Love it!
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Submitted by uneksija on 15 March 2015
This is really great!!
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Submitted by Mermaid on 15 March 2015
Traditional animation is full of flat shaded characters running around on highly detailed gouache/acrylic backgrounds. I never had a problem with that as a kid, I don't have a problem with it now.
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Submitted by GeoAnas on 15 March 2015
Great picture !
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Submitted by Hoild on 15 March 2015
I like Mermaid's graphics because they show creativity and graphics talent, two things sadly so rare in the demoscene. And from somebody who is a graphic artist rather than just a scener with a well-developed technique of turning reference photos into dithered representations, I can't let an artistic flaw pass without making a comment. The flaw here is a lack of coherency both style-wise and in level of completeness. The style and finish of the characters simply does not match the graphic style and impressive finish of the landscape. Yes I realize it was drawn in HiRes, but then, if the GFX mode is limiting the integrity of a design concept, I wish multicolor or one of the dynamic screenmodes was used so there would be no such compromise.

Why so serious about a funny picture? A famous Hungarian animator once said that "Animation is not a joke", not even when the theme and subject is funny.
There is one saving grace, thankfully: Mermaid is self describing the release as just "a little compofiller". The effort of rushing this release and not finishing it properly (or re-doing in a more suitable screenmode) to enter the compo in time is something that can be respected, but in comparison to previous releases by Mermaid the apparent flaw in this one was unexpected.

ps.; less detail in the landscape would have made the overall design more coherent, but then we would miss the truly impressive implementation of the landscape, something so great that few other graphicians could have pulled that off in HiRes. This is why it could be a much better release if it was done in NUFLI or some other fancy mode.
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 15 March 2015
Me likes!
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Submitted by Chico on 14 March 2015
This is very nice !
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Submitted by aNdy on 14 March 2015
Clangers rox! Thumbs up!
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Submitted by awsm on 14 March 2015
Cute and amazingly well done, as always.
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Submitted by Joe on 14 March 2015
I write too much,
see too much art over the weekends,
think too much.

But giving too much appreciation or love,
will never be anything I compromise.

Sweet dear! This is great!!
User Comment
Submitted by Cruzer on 14 March 2015
It only says 19 votes here. Public votes is a subset of total votes. Also great pic.
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 14 March 2015
22 votes and 17 downloads?! Download, turn on your breadboxes and spread the love, people. :)
User Comment
Submitted by LMan on 14 March 2015
Crazy good!
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Submitted by PAL on 14 March 2015
...and the anteater on the left!
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Submitted by Skate on 14 March 2015
Lovely picture with lots of nice details.
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Submitted by PAL on 14 March 2015
the moon landscape is really great in this...
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Submitted by xIII on 14 March 2015
great art!
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Submitted by Leon on 14 March 2015
LOL!
my favorite on this compo! My personal first place! ;_)
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Submitted by Thunder.Bird on 14 March 2015
compofiller? Vanja, you are too cute :D On the bigscreen on the party the moon looked very authentic. Extra points for lovely mice and dino. <3
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Submitted by Kitty on 14 March 2015
Beautiful <3
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Submitted by wysiwtf on 14 March 2015
cute mermaid style is cute :)
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Submitted by Sith on 14 March 2015
Wonderful! It's so fluffy. The moon textures are ace too. Another winner from you, Vanja.
User Comment
Submitted by Mermaid on 14 March 2015
A little compofiller for Forever, and a little tribute to some of my favourite things: The Clangers, Dinasours, and The Police.
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