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Kuikka

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Dwarf Fortress Animation - story about Fortress' first ghost
« on: January 17, 2013, 09:48:31 am »

Dwarf fortress animation - forlorn haunt

A short story about poor Dodok who disappeared during early winter until he came to haunt the fortress as a forlorn ghost. This animation was done by my brother who, too, was inspired by this little story that happened in my game, right after the game version which introduced ghosts. It was such a memorable moment when I found out the carvings and statues dwarves started to make when they finally found the miner's body from a channel - his remains were carried by water from outside to deep channels that led water to underground farms.

I placed this statue - which can be seen at the end of video - to the main hall in order not to forget his fate (and usage of that dangerous ice-road was forbidden, of course).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wKW030fKbs

Gritty animation style fits DF well in my opinion.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 04:30:20 pm by Kuikka »
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Animation - story about Fortress' first ghost
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 11:35:47 am »

That was amazing :o
What programs did you use to put it together?

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Re: Dwarf Fortress Animation - story about Fortress' first ghost
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 11:54:16 am »

Beautiful.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Animation - story about Fortress' first ghost
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 04:23:45 pm »

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What programs did you use to put it together?
He (RiqCrow is his nick) used EZToon to make short animation clips and combined those together by using Youtube's editor, which he also used for adding voice layers.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Animation - story about Fortress' first ghost
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 04:51:43 pm »

As a pixel artist, I may have to try this out. I like his minimalist style.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Animation - story about Fortress' first ghost
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 06:58:36 pm »

It has just enough detail to be beautiful, while still leaving much to the imagination. Brilliant.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Animation - story about Fortress' first ghost
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 11:48:19 am »

Ah, sorry about this error in previous post. He used mainly windows movie maker 2.6 for connecting animation clips and adding sounds. For some reason I misunderstood this when he described the process.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Animation - story about Fortress' first ghost
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 06:16:50 pm »

really really good.  :D
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Animation - story about Fortress' first ghost
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2013, 06:24:46 pm »

Very Impressive
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Animation - story about Fortress' first ghost
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2013, 06:02:14 pm »

Very well done, surprisingly moving (thanks in part to the well chosen music).  Your brother should keep up the good work!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Animation - story about Fortress' first ghost
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 05:34:20 am »

Hey, I almost missed this, and what a shame that would be. Great work.
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