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Desert Dream 2022 by Bitbendaz
screenshot added by Dyrgrip on 2022-04-19 07:29:38
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release date : april 2022
release party : Revision 2022
compo : animation
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 54%
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alltime top: #8939
added on the 2022-04-19 07:26:10 by Dyrgrip Dyrgrip

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Sorry. I just don't want to see any more acts of war and destruction. Not funny.
sucks added on the 2022-04-19 09:03:49 by platon42 platon42
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Sorry. I just don't want to see any more acts of war and destruction. Not funny.


I agree the timing could have been better considering the plot. This production was ment to compete at GERP before it got postponed (and the invasion occured). Then we decided to aim for Revision instead. And here we are. Sorry if it made you feel uncomfortable.
added on the 2022-04-19 10:15:57 by Dyrgrip Dyrgrip
I loled at the ballet marshalling scene 🙃
It occurred to me while watching it that the timing was not the best. However, I like the quality and humour of the video, and it is technically very good, so I can't give it any other rating
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 10:25:39 by netro netro
I found it very amusing, party favourite.
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 11:40:42 by Nosferatu Nosferatu
Nicely made but I will still insert the original Desert Dream disks into the drive of my good ol' Amiga. :)
added on the 2022-04-19 11:59:38 by StingRay StingRay
very detailed and well directed actually, and even has a outstanding meaning these days :)
I'm so torn about this cos clearly there's a shitton of work that went into this, but at the same time it feels very dated, especially the actual character animation :(
added on the 2022-04-19 12:15:30 by Gargaj Gargaj
not enough melons though
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 12:59:51 by Pablo Escrollbar Pablo Escrollbar
Very entertaining and well made. A well deserved win.
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 13:40:12 by Mystra Mystra
Bof
Lot of great skills wasted on an inane nostalgia show. I am getting a bit tired of these references to old (or not so old) demos.

Cool space goblins, though! They look cartoonish, yes, but that's not bad.
added on the 2022-04-19 14:01:56 by ham ham
not a single reference to MELON :(
added on the 2022-04-19 14:51:19 by rez rez
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not a single reference to MELON :(


Actually, statues seem to be holding melon slices, if I remember correctly. As Gargaj said, the character animation is a bit awkward, probably not on purpose.
added on the 2022-04-19 14:56:46 by platon42 platon42
Highly entertaining and well done!
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 16:32:35 by Dascon Dascon
When I read the title I thought "oh dear, that's probably total crap" but was really enjoyable after all. Unfortunately only covers the intro part of the original demo (which I always wanted to skip).
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 16:54:20 by hfr hfr
Some very nice parts and some not so good. Alien goblins are indeed not so good. There could've been even more references IMO but yes, statues were holding melons :)
added on the 2022-04-19 17:19:52 by Serpent Serpent
LOLed my ass off during the compo!!
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 17:30:45 by bonefish bonefish
ok
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 17:46:35 by Sir Sir
The effort ...
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 18:51:29 by gaspode gaspode
A thumb up for the amount of work it took to produce the animation.
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 18:59:46 by micdune micdune
Very entertaining! It really was a blast and must have
been a lot of hours render work :-)
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 19:10:59 by critikill critikill
Great detail, nice idea and sometimes really funny. Some anims could be better and sorry, but it doesn't have the charme like the original.
rulez added on the 2022-04-19 22:37:48 by Bobic Bobic
That's a hard nope from me. Yes some effort involved, but this is one dead horse which has definitely gotten its share of beatings.
sucks added on the 2022-04-20 12:29:35 by break break
I thought, what crap is coming up now, and I wasn't disappointed. :-)
Ehm... how to put this, I'd heartily recommend making NEW demos on the Amiga itself, instead of shouting Aaamiguuuh, and instead of celebrating just above-average demos from 30 years ago with an anim. :-)
added on the 2022-04-20 15:05:17 by bifat bifat
about the only non-negative thing i can say about this is that i honestly didn't even consider your headcanon that the spacecraft in the intro do Desert Dream was manned by the same creatures as the pixel art head shown just after the intro; mildly interesting thought, to be honest

other than that, i'm still a bit perplexed that this won…
sucks added on the 2022-04-20 15:39:06 by noby noby
@noby The scroller after the alien head pic in the original demo says "The alien is now so dead/The skin is falling off his head".
added on the 2022-04-20 15:48:18 by grip grip
Great fun to watch in the compo. Love all the effort you put in to it - also on the audio and editing side.
rulez added on the 2022-04-20 15:52:48 by psykon psykon
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rulez added on the 2022-04-20 15:56:10 by neoman neoman
hehe, nice!
rulez added on the 2022-04-20 16:28:25 by tifeco tifeco
well, clearly loads of effort went into this, but it's absolutely not my cup of tea, sorry guys
sucks added on the 2022-04-24 20:58:15 by v3nom v3nom
What noby said...
sucks added on the 2022-04-25 13:02:14 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Ehm... Well, actually the efforts into making this are impressive, but I don't get clearly the connection between this and the original demo.
To me is kinda like a well-produced but pointless sequel.
added on the 2022-04-25 15:12:35 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Very pleasant, smoothly rendered music and graphics.
rulez added on the 2022-04-26 14:06:00 by adkd adkd
lol :)
rulez added on the 2022-04-28 06:19:14 by Manwe Manwe
Don't get all the hating on this. Thought it was pretty good 😊 Had a good chuckle. Hope Laxity sees this 😏
rulez added on the 2022-05-17 02:21:18 by tFt tFt
The aliens could have been better animated but overall it's a decent production! Really cool idea to see a modern day sequel to Desert Dream! :)
rulez added on the 2022-05-17 13:40:17 by Defiance Defiance
Contains some nice scenes that saved it, because the overall direction was lacking at some points.
rulez added on the 2022-05-20 02:00:43 by numtek numtek

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