[SFM] A Fragile Dream - Saxxy Awards 2013
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"My Saxxy 2013 entry. A woman in post-apocalypse city has a dream to bring life and beauty back to the world devastated by nuclear war, but her husband must carry out her wishes in her stead. Vote here http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=194441356

I believe the voting buttons will not work until Nov 18th.

I intended this to be a summary of all my other videos...you'll notice familiar elements taken from Mirrorage, Crystallize, Pestilence, and All's Fair. This was made entirely within a custom version of black_void, where there are no models or lights but it is 2048x2048 in size, giving me plenty of space to make full-sized cityscapes. You can see a render test here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs7E-TdXNmw

There were a number of problems when making this...one was the audio export problem, many of the sound effects were cut in half for no reason and also thrown out of sync. This wasn't fixed, I'm sorry, so you might hear thunder not in-sync with lightning.

Another was multiple issues with particles...I fixed as many as I could. For some reason my body animations were less quality in this...I guess I had been so frustrated over particle issues that I neglected realism.

My voice was recorded with a very poor mic, I do apologize, and I will put subtitles on for you if you have trouble understanding.

All credits due to me except:
MaxofS2D's modified Femscout
Maxxy's enhanced Soldier
Map provided by Sync
Revzin's Cocktail Femscout
Soundtrack kindly provided by Audio Mainline with full permissions, thank you very much. Song is called Red Ocean.
http://audiomainline.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/audiomainline
Email info@audiomainline.co.uk

My steam page http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197993977091"
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Kacløv Oct 1, 2014 @ 5:30pm 
Down right Amazing
Shadow Darkborn Jun 23, 2014 @ 8:15pm 
dam!
Klaymonator Jun 3, 2014 @ 3:08pm 
Awesome
Grey Acumen Dec 9, 2013 @ 11:21pm 
I can't say this is specifically my favorite, but to me it is unquestionably the most ambitious. You've managed to tell a very concrete and very full story, and yet you are quite possibly the only nominee I've seen that has even made an attempt to do so through abstract storytelling; using symbology and metaphor within what I assume to be some form of dreamlike "life flashing before eyes" section that confusingly recaps the events that led to where they are now. The end result is beautifully poignant.

Regardless of how voting went, popular opinion is never a comprehensive evaluation of quality. I hope that this critique will be enough to make it clear that your level of artistry is shows clearly in your work, and there are still people who recognize it.
Keep up the good work.
FaZe Muffin Dec 9, 2013 @ 3:53pm 
So so Sad :(
RUSSIAN MIC SPAMMER Dec 6, 2013 @ 9:35pm 
I honestly don't understand how you didn't win. It was way better than the winner. It was beautiful
~☁Ace☁~ Nov 30, 2013 @ 10:44am 
Good luck :D
kuroyukihime Nov 29, 2013 @ 3:49am 
like this
ixora71 Nov 28, 2013 @ 6:11am 
God this is brilliant. So very very different from the other videos and even the other previous videos. Top marks for creativity. Top marks for everything else really.

Love it.
Vinyl Nov 27, 2013 @ 12:39am 
This is fantastic! I love how ell music suits and how smooth the animation is!