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A preview of what's to come at NCFC 2014.
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A preview of what's to come at NCFC 2014.




This trailer isn't nearly as elaborate as my old "NCFC Direct" stuff from last year, but that's the price to pay when I'm doing double-duty, huh?

You might be able to tell from the trailer that the theme I'm going for is inspired by Super Smash Brothers, especially the new 3DS and Wii U versions. I'm hoping to have at least one "creative entry" (either art or writing) contest themed around it and maybe, if possible, a small Smash 3DS Tournament. Of course, neither is finalized yet.

All of the video footage shown in this trailer, with the exception of "Super Mario & the Elemental Orbs" which was submitted to me in the forum by the author, are of games which already have registered booths, so their presence is certain. Speaking of which, "Elemental Orbs" may have it's full trailer on the YouTube channel soon!

*All games shown are work-in-progress: The version available to play at NCFC may look or play differently.


Hey, uh... Emperor or someone? Can you get embedded videos to appear on the front page.... or such...?
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09-27-2014 07:05 PM
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RE: A preview of what's to come at NCFC 2014.
The trailer looks nice. I'll try to get mine up pretty soon. Also, are you going to do the NCFC Direct videos with Iwata like last year to showcase the games? Or are you gonna use that theme like in that trailer instead?
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09-28-2014 01:04 AM
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RE: A preview of what's to come at NCFC 2014.
I don't think I'll do the Iwata-style videos this year - not without outside help, at least. Those were a labor which took a lot of personal effort, and since I'm handling more things this year than just that I'm thinking I'm trying to keep it videos simple this year - trailers and fanvideos submitted to me will now be uploaded straight and as-is on the new NCFC YouTube channel.

That being said, I'd LOVE if the fanmade videos for this NCFC became more elaborate - a part of me still wants to see "Captain Falcon: Coast 2 Coast", an idea I proposed for last year's NCFC that got cast aside in favor of the NCFC Directs.
09-28-2014 05:07 PM
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RE: A preview of what's to come at NCFC 2014.
(09-28-2014 05:07 PM)KiddoCabbusses Wrote:  I don't think I'll do the Iwata-style videos this year - not without outside help, at least. Those were a labor which took a lot of personal effort, and since I'm handling more things this year than just that I'm thinking I'm trying to keep it videos simple this year - trailers and fanvideos submitted to me will now be uploaded straight and as-is on the new NCFC YouTube channel.

That being said, I'd LOVE if the fanmade videos for this NCFC became more elaborate - a part of me still wants to see "Captain Falcon: Coast 2 Coast", an idea I proposed for last year's NCFC that got cast aside in favor of the NCFC Directs.

You could still do NCFC Directs, just maybe not Iwata-style like last year. I thinking that maybe you could have yourself do the talking instead of arranging Iwata's words. And instead showing Iwata, you could either show yourself or use some kind of avatar or image to represent yourself, whichever you feel more comfortable with. Just an idea. Happy
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RE: A preview of what's to come at NCFC 2014.
Also, here's a bit of something from the Serenesforest thread on this for the sake of transparency:

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Quote:Klokinator, on 27 Sept 2014 - 11:22 PM, said:

Just throwing this out there, the very first game clip you should show, probably shouldn't be some random 15fps mario game clip. Put that more in the middle. It makes the video look lame when you open out of the gate with your worst clip, just IMO.

I admit this was counterproductive to highlighting the "best of the best", but I had some specific policies in place in regard to what order to put the footage in, and it was mostly based on audience expectations:

1) Our largest audience and contributors are interested in Mario games, so Mario games go first, even if the current trailers aren't too impressive. Heck, one of them has a choppy framerate, and another has an annoying Bandicam watermark. >_< I unfortunately just have to work with what I have to work with, sometimes. "Elemental Orbs" was a last-minute addition and thus rushed into the video, so this was the exception.

2) Fire Emblem: Immortal Sword is a highlight from previous years making a return, so it's got a prominent place afterwards with a few extra seconds thrown in (Both because of that and because Fire Emblem's slower pace requires it.)


3) The "indie" games are still kinda an experiemental concept for this NCFC so they got in last, even though they generally look impressive. (Both Bingo and Sparks, BTW, are from the Sonic fangame community. I was hoping for actual Sonic entries, but these are good as well and Sparks is from the guy who made "Sonic: Before the Sequel", so it's definitely gonna be a contender this year.)

4) Any entry with a title screen or logo submitted up to that point had it quickly displayed at the end.

I will admit that if I was doing this trailer more for baiting clicks into the site, Rivals of Aether would've gone first (Even if it doesn't turn out impressive when it's there, the trailer footage looks really neat), followed by Sparks (for the reasons I stated above), followed by Immortal Sword, and then everything else. Perhaps I could do a variant version?



(09-28-2014 05:25 PM)PJCLink Wrote:  
(09-28-2014 05:07 PM)KiddoCabbusses Wrote:  I don't think I'll do the Iwata-style videos this year - not without outside help, at least. Those were a labor which took a lot of personal effort, and since I'm handling more things this year than just that I'm thinking I'm trying to keep it videos simple this year - trailers and fanvideos submitted to me will now be uploaded straight and as-is on the new NCFC YouTube channel.

That being said, I'd LOVE if the fanmade videos for this NCFC became more elaborate - a part of me still wants to see "Captain Falcon: Coast 2 Coast", an idea I proposed for last year's NCFC that got cast aside in favor of the NCFC Directs.

You could still do NCFC Directs, just maybe not Iwata-style like last year. I thinking that maybe you could have yourself do the talking instead of arranging Iwata's words. And instead showing Iwata, you could either show yourself or use some kind of avatar or image to represent yourself, whichever you feel more comfortable with. Just an idea. Happy

An avatar, huh...?

I wonder if I can work with this...?

[Image: CasinoBarBSXSprites.png]
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RE: A preview of what's to come at NCFC 2014.
(09-28-2014 05:32 PM)KiddoCabbusses Wrote:  Also, here's a bit of something from the Serenesforest thread on this for the sake of transparency:

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Quote:Klokinator, on 27 Sept 2014 - 11:22 PM, said:

Just throwing this out there, the very first game clip you should show, probably shouldn't be some random 15fps mario game clip. Put that more in the middle. It makes the video look lame when you open out of the gate with your worst clip, just IMO.

I admit this was counterproductive to highlighting the "best of the best", but I had some specific policies in place in regard to what order to put the footage in, and it was mostly based on audience expectations:

1) Our largest audience and contributors are interested in Mario games, so Mario games go first, even if the current trailers aren't too impressive. Heck, one of them has a choppy framerate, and another has an annoying Bandicam watermark. >_< I unfortunately just have to work with what I have to work with, sometimes. "Elemental Orbs" was a last-minute addition and thus rushed into the video, so this was the exception.

2) Fire Emblem: Immortal Sword is a highlight from previous years making a return, so it's got a prominent place afterwards with a few extra seconds thrown in (Both because of that and because Fire Emblem's slower pace requires it.)


3) The "indie" games are still kinda an experiemental concept for this NCFC so they got in last, even though they generally look impressive. (Both Bingo and Sparks, BTW, are from the Sonic fangame community. I was hoping for actual Sonic entries, but these are good as well and Sparks is from the guy who made "Sonic: Before the Sequel", so it's definitely gonna be a contender this year.)

4) Any entry with a title screen or logo submitted up to that point had it quickly displayed at the end.

I will admit that if I was doing this trailer more for baiting clicks into the site, Rivals of Aether would've gone first (Even if it doesn't turn out impressive when it's there, the trailer footage looks really neat), followed by Sparks (for the reasons I stated above), followed by Immortal Sword, and then everything else. Perhaps I could do a variant version?



(09-28-2014 05:25 PM)PJCLink Wrote:  
(09-28-2014 05:07 PM)KiddoCabbusses Wrote:  I don't think I'll do the Iwata-style videos this year - not without outside help, at least. Those were a labor which took a lot of personal effort, and since I'm handling more things this year than just that I'm thinking I'm trying to keep it videos simple this year - trailers and fanvideos submitted to me will now be uploaded straight and as-is on the new NCFC YouTube channel.

That being said, I'd LOVE if the fanmade videos for this NCFC became more elaborate - a part of me still wants to see "Captain Falcon: Coast 2 Coast", an idea I proposed for last year's NCFC that got cast aside in favor of the NCFC Directs.

You could still do NCFC Directs, just maybe not Iwata-style like last year. I thinking that maybe you could have yourself do the talking instead of arranging Iwata's words. And instead showing Iwata, you could either show yourself or use some kind of avatar or image to represent yourself, whichever you feel more comfortable with. Just an idea. Happy

An avatar, huh...?

I wonder if I can work with this...?

[Image: CasinoBarBSXSprites.png]

That would be cool! Big Grin
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RE: A preview of what's to come at NCFC 2014.
[Image: spriteeditswip.png]

WIP sprite edits. Doing these for both the male and female characters, jusstt in case.

Comments/critique/help appreciated!
09-28-2014 08:21 PM
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(09-28-2014 08:21 PM)KiddoCabbusses Wrote:  [Image: spriteeditswip.png]

WIP sprite edits. Doing these for both the male and female characters, jusstt in case.

Comments/critique/help appreciated!

Looking cool. Happy Might want to fix the hair of the top left sprite of the dude to match the others though.
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The hair is the joke, though. :<
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Quote:Speaking of which, "Elemental Orbs" may have it's full trailer on the YouTube channel soon!
If you plan on doing that, please let me know, I wasn't aware of this so I uploaded it to my own channel, but I will delete it if it gets on the NCFC channel.
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It doesn't really matter if it's also on your own channel, no worries. :P
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Ah ok xD good to hear.
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