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Cave Story by glitcher Cave Story by glitcher
One of my more interesting pictures, this. Cave Story is one of my all-time favourite games, and I was following the blog of Nicalis, the developer, during the run-up to its release on Wiiware. When a call was put out in Spring 2010 for fan artists to promote the game, I leaped at the opportunity. Unfortunately, the timing was extremely awkward because I was moving out to London at the time and most of my furniture had to be sold - including the PC. What resulted was an insane rush-job between finishing this pic, packing away my stuff and cleaning up the flat. This was completed and sent off less than two hours before a buyer came around to pick up the computer. :o

Words cannot express how exhausted I was when I reached London after the final crunch, but I felt the extra effort was worth it. Fans will no doubt recognize this scene from the game after Quote and Curly Brace defeat the island core. The tremendous irony is that not only did Nicalis forget to showcase this pic along with all the other artists' contributions, but I was offered a free copy of Cave Story upon release when I didn't even have a Wii! :cry:

There is an upside, though. Everyone's art was printed out onto a canvas and sent off to different editors to help promote the game. Believe it or not, mine is currently hanging on the wall of the editor of Kotaku.com! :squee: But you know what the best part it? My name is in the game's credits! :wow: Near the end is listed "Christopher Reavey" as one of the people given special thanks. Now Cave Story players around the world will gaze upon my name and wonder in a hushed awe over the identity of this lucky individual. This is my 15 minutes. :D

I'm looking forward to Cave Story 3D's release too. If you haven't played the original game, do so this instant! It's has some really lovable characters and is one of the finest example of old-skool platforming that is bound to appeal to Mega Man and Metroid fans. Hard to imagine that is was designed entirely by one person...


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:iconneko-kotori:
Gotta say, after tracking you down on art forums to get hold of this three years ago its still my favourite game, your work is still my favourite cave story art piece , and has moved from being center piece of my student digs, to being center piece in our living room. I still smile looking at it on the wall
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glitcher Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! I touched that my art means enough to you that you'd have it on your wall. Looks like the editor of Kotaku isn't the only one to receive that honour. :D If it's not too much trouble, could I see a photo of it? :blushes:
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:iconneko-kotori:
I will try to, we moved the living room around and it hasnt gone back up yet and the flat went up for auction a couple of days ago, once we find out whether the new owner wants us in or not we'll have a photo :)
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Pancake7777 Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
why can't i make art like this? Waaaah! 
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glitcher Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but talent like mine can be dangerous in the wrong hands...... :shifty:
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:icongunswordfist:
Whoa, if this is a "rushjob"...! This makes me want to restart the game instead of just trying to beat Hell for the first time...in fact, i just might do that.

The game does have elements of both Metroid and Mega Man while being its own unique thing. And nice Mighty No. 9 avatar. :)
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glitcher Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. :) I really need to change that M#9 avatar though, it's getting old.
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:iconmegalin12:
thumbs up to the people who saved curly and to the people who didn't we know you can do it to your awesome like everyone in this world
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