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  1. Are philosophical questions allowed?:-) What is good animation? Expecially when it comes to a limited Budget.
  2. Boy, do you deliver. This turns slowly into a playable Pixar Movie! Everything looks fantastic. I love how it transformes in front of us. First sketches, then colours, than lighting, than vxf. I am really missing that in the Documentary though, the "how the sausage gets made". I love the colors, everything looks so warm and approachable. There is an instant emotional connection. How do they do that? Is it instinct?" Yeah, it looked kinda cool" or are they heated debates in the DF Kitchen about color and shapes? Same goes for charakter development. Hoy do you paint a charakter=? Is it a instant Idea? Or a well thought through plan? I hope we get less of the superficial stuff and more depth to the documentary. The Talk at GDC was almost more informative then the documentary before. The voice cast is so great!Everything seems perfekt. Exept... I`m kinda sad that they didn't find an awesome female counterpart for shay. I found vellas voice solid but in no way interesting and relatable. It's probably to soon to be dissapointed, but I'm missing the "girl power" there. And than with a big name like Elijah Wood on one side, and and an unknown actor on the other side, ...it feels uneven. The whole game has shifted heavily towards the boys world. Thats how it's feels right now.
  3. I was kinda hoping for a christmas Miracle ;-( But alright. Maybe the three kings wil bring it^^
  4. I'm pretty sure he stated that his mojo is in his Back Hair ;-) So all is good I guess...
  5. Is Boris still doing the translation? I haven`t heard anything since the kickstarter. (Boris is the german translator of the old Lucasarts games) And as a German I must critisize your sloppy translation!! Warning= Warnung Attention= Achtung. And a cat is totally random! Shame on you dude!;-)
  6. And I am completely amazed How people have Problems with simple math. That comes from someone who is really bad at it. The Money= Personal Ressource. The more money they got, the more people can work on the game. If the whole studio works on the game, it would probably finished sooner. They would also need more than 10 mio to pay for the salary. Probably more. So the other Teams have to find their own money to do other projects as Brad did with Massice Chalice. But those Budgets are completely seperate and can't be mixed.DF needs a current moneyflow, and can temporaly redirect money. But ultimately the available Money defines the personal ressource and the time to finish a game.
  7. As a Backer I have no Problem whatsoever with this model. I have gotten far more out of this than my initially 15 $. However I think you have to sell that better to the others or you are running into a PR Desaster. As I see the news I think you already have. I think you should release a statement immediately, that these news are not based on official statements. I think you should sell that like the telltale Model with Episodes and so on. People seemed to like that and it's established. Now it's sounds more like you're trying to sell a game that's half done. Sounds completely different, does it?
  8. So far it's just me;-) It will be interesting to see what the rest of the world thinks:-) We have already paid;-)
  9. Short answer: It's easier and faster to animate them that way that to draw every framer by hand from scratch. They're basically like paper dolls that they can move around. That way they can just animate the keyframes and the computer fills in the in-betweens.I'm not really that wild about that particular choice, but it's hard to deny the game is looking gorgeous. The backgrounds look fantastic. It'looks nice as a painting, but in a Game?I'm skeptic, have to see more. I really don't like the arms and legs. Twig bitches:-)
  10. That was neat. But I have to admit that I liked the Cave Trailer/Teaser much more. I didn't liked the music on this one. I still don't really get why they look like puppets? Is that part of the "bagel" Style`? That's a discussion I missed in the documentary. What is Bagel's Style and so on. While I like the chalky Style in the cloud colony it really doesen't work for me in space. I hope that's not final yet. Nice touch at the end! I'm like Tim's 90.000 best friend!
  11. I'm probably spoiled because of AF but can you hear Björk too?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMCEnhF-gL4
  12. /signed That was one of the major frustration Points in the game. It did't make sense to me. Even after watching it in a Video it took me a couple minutes to figure it out.
  13. Damnit. First Issue here. I clicked istall, but he never did. It changed into Play and now Steam seems to think I already downloaded it. Restart Steam did't help.
  14. Could you specify the rating? The Number 1 means very good in German Grades, on the other hand 1(star?) might be pretty bad. So what's what?
  15. "Some say“ it is very convenient that Tim and Ron are busy doing something else and “others say” they are both too sissy to compete during a tough AF, here is what Ron pretends to do: While doing some PR (Propaganda) for the Cave in Germany, he took part in a popular German Retro Podcast. Because of his lacking German Skills (what did he learn in the last 20 years?) the podcast is mainly in English. [/b] Background Info: “Spieleveteranen” is a Podcast by former (and current) game journalists. Boris and Heinrich did the German translations for the lucas Games from Maniac Mansion to Indy 4, making them very popular in Germany.[/b] They were very helpful for 12 year old boys whose first English words were: “That doesn’t seem to work” http://www.dreisechzig.net/audio/veteranen-podcast46.mp3
  16. I think it's fine the way it is. I'm mostly just listening anyway. You do have a valid point. But as others already pointed out, it's probably a bandwith issue. Not sure what the numbers are.
  17. Ha! My Pizza is ready and Episode 5 just got posted...... Good things do happen!
  18. And why so people like the "O" girl? She looks nice, but very much like Pocahontas.
  19. What about Space Boy? I hope they don't do goofy Space. Like with the Lighthouse on the moon. What is is? A Jules Verne universe?
  20. I would say that both Kiki and Nausicaä are both independent, spirited, brave young girls at the beginning of their stories. That doesn't mean they don't have room to grow and learn things. There is no one, right answer for how characters need to be at the beginning of stories. And in this one, our hero is already independent, spirited and brave. That's why she makes the decisions that she does later in the story, and that's why her path through the world is unique to her. I understand. But I think it depends if you wanna explain the charakter in the beginning or not. Yes, you can simply define it. But unleast you have to explain why she was chosen. Does she look Monster yummy? What does that mean?Do monsters prefer blondes, too? Why a girl? I know exactly what you mean with lanky. Sometimes their legs grow in an extreme way that they don't look anatomically correct anymore. I like the idea of a changing appearance. What is puberty?Basically a constant reconstruction of a body while living in it. Maybe that's an interesting angle, you can do different stuff in different forms...?
  21. Oh, I really like this idea! Have her hair down in the beginning at the party, and then once she goes off on her own, she puts her hair up. Yes,Exactly!The Hair as a Mood Barometer or a character of it's own. Should also be easy to come up with some gags.
  22. Ah! Fun, another Quest for us! I really love the basic idea behind the concept, but I don’t get why she should be an “independent, spirited,brave young girl. Unleast not in the beginning. If your destiny is to get eaten by a monster I would be kind of bummed or sad. Yes, she could turn into a confident young woman, but just after she discovers that they might be other preferable options than to be monster’s lunch. So I would pick S or N for the start.
  23. I thought that was intriguing as well, sadly they did't explore that. Bagels appartment was indeed comical tiny, but he probably pays more rent monthly than Peter. The villages are extremely expensive,never understood why people wanna live there. Probably because of the artsy community,but other boroughs have nice places to live,too.
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