R.I.P Randy Solem

2012-03-21 01:28:46 by Randy-Solem
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R.I.P Randy Solem 1975-2012

 

 

 

 

Randy's family is accepting donations for his 18 month old daughter. If you can, please Paypal some money to RielleSolemTrustFund@Yahoo.com and it will go into a fund to pay for her education.

Thanks for all your support.

-The VGDC Team, Friends, and Family

Any questions;
*DanRielle - Randy's girlfriend and daughter's mother*
*SouthJersey - Randy's nephew*
 

R.I.P Randy Solem


VGDC Youtube Page (ROTMK!)

2012-02-08 15:01:22 by Randy-Solem
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Will be uploading some VGDC Parodies to YouTube, starting off with Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom. The YouTube version of Part 1 is actually both Part 1 and 2 combined, making a longer, more cinematic experience. Watching it on full screen is pretty awesome too.


Celebrating 10 + years of VGDC.

2011-05-27 21:34:20 by Randy-Solem
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Don't want to download amazing free software to get access to classic Pixel Parodies? No problem, VGDC became 10 last year and in a late celebration of this achievement we are counting down all the greatest VG flash at the VGDC Forums. With over 50+ Movies by VGDC and a collection OF HUNDREDS of VGDC inspired movies made by our Staff, Forum Communtiy, and the fans like you.

So stay tuned as we reel through over a DECADES Collection of Pixel Parodies, with many more being added every day.

Create an account today and relive the pixeled past with VGDC.

http://www.videogamedc.org

Thanks for all your support over these years!



You should all know of the company Ohio Art. creator of the infamous Etch-A-Sketch. Well In 1986 they introduced "The Animator" a primitive device, which was basically a digital etch a sketch. It had dials like the EAS, and one of it's ony features was you could animate just 12 frames of pixel art. Paltry by today's standards.

The next year they introduced "The Animator 2000". This machine could create 24 frames of animation, but also included extra features like a cartridge for saving your animation, as well as other cartridges to save your game. I'll never forget the day I played the demo at KB, and begged and begged my dad I wanted it for christmas. It WAS educational right?!

The Animator 2000 was ahead of its time back in 1987, as it used a primitive touch screen and style for you to draw digital art using its using rather large black pixels But back then it was heaven to me. I actually made my first Mario movie with it, having him run up to a ? block and pound out a mushroom. (after studying the sprite designs best I could on my TV. Of course it was a start, and is what started me onto the road of flash animations I make today. Mario Paint for the SNES would later become my new love, with it's mouse, colors, and many other features, but it was the Animator 2000 that started my love my computer animaton.
For more info and a photo of this machine check out my blog, VGDC PIPELINE

Before Flash, Before Mario Paint, We Had "The Animatior 2000" by Ohio Art


NEW VGDC FLASHBACK! ARTICLE "MY FIRST GAMEBOY"

2007-09-28 15:54:36 by Randy-Solem
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I'm sure you all can remember the first time you got a particular system. One of my greatest (and funniest) memories was getting my first GameBoy.
Read all about it HERE.

NEW VGDC FLASHBACK! ARTICLE "MY FIRST GAMEBOY"


Mario Gets Lucky....Again

2007-09-06 08:29:54 by Randy-Solem

7 years ago I created and sumitted my very first movie to Newgrounds that started the rise of VGDC. I figured it was time for a remake/sequel.
Look for it soon.
Until then, here's the teaser:
http://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?ima ge=mgl2titlefv0.swf&width=550



I've noticed a trend starting at NG, posting stupid "post this or you will die" chainletters instead of movie reviews. The staff at NG will review your accounts, and they may be in jeopardy if those guilty don't quit this stupid practice. People work hard on their movies and deserve a decent review, not some stupid chain letter. So knock it off!


VGDC FORUMS TEMPORARILY DOWN

2007-08-27 10:16:08 by Randy-Solem

Some members may be wondering what's going on with the forums at www.videogamedc.org/forum
It seems we doubled our bandwidth for the month of August, causing the site to shut down. It seems that images hosted on the site are being hotlinked, causing the increased bandwidth. I have contacted my hosting company and am awaiting a response on getting the forum back up. For up to date info on the progress, check here:
http://videogamedc.blogspot.com/
Thanks!


Legend of Zelda: A Link to Chaos

2007-08-09 21:19:42 by Randy-Solem
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Legend of Zelda: A Link to Chaos

It has been many years since Link defeated Ganon and brought peace to Hyrule. ALTC takes place after the first 1987 NES game "The Legend of Zelda", and is loosely based off its 1988 sequel "The Adventure of Link".

The movie takes a different direction for VGDC movies in that it is dark and mostly devoid of humor, although there may be a nostalgic joke or two. I'm going back to my roots with the 8 bit style of "The Adventure of Link" The opening intro should set that tone up for you nicely. I've been meaning to do another epic series similar to ROTMK, and "The Adventure of Link" is the only side scrolling platform game in the series that will alllow me to do that. The mood is dark and violent, as Link is now the hunted and must not only protect his Kingdom, but himself as well.

There is no set release date, I've learned not to make promises...but you won't have to wait as long as you did for each ROTMK ;) So please be patient, and I'm sorry to everyone on NG about the lack of fart jokes in this one. I know each and everyone of you look forward to them everytime. ;)

FLASH
WATCH THE INTRO HERE
Adventure of Link Sword/Shield Recreated

SCREENSHOTS AND CONCEPT ART

screenie 1
screenie 2
screenie 3
screenie 4
screenie 5