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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! :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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Arcien Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Using this as my Twitter cover. I fucking love Cave Story. That game has a special place in my heart, and if I could draw fan art, I damn well would :D

Thank you for making these awesome drawings!
glitcher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, bless. Other fans have expressed using this as a poster for the game. Makes the effort I put into it that much sweeter. :D
Arcien Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Definitely understand where you're coming from. I make music myself and I recently got a release on NoCopyrightSounds, so I truly understand how you feel.

I just really love Cave Story, so thank you so much for drawing one of the most emotional parts of the game. Big ups. Love your other stuff as well! :D
jstylin2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
this part made me quite upset because i had gotten the booster 0.8 so when the time came to fight the core i wasn't able to get the tow rope and because of that i wasn't able to save her :(
loldudee107 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
btw, look at Curlys hands,
but yea,
dude.... no.
glitcher Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see what you're getting at. :confused:
loldudee107 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
he's carrying her, tied to his back, and her hands tied, what do you think i'm getting at? 

also, i've read that many fan-fics....
i don't know why i did, 
just really, really looks like you 
put a little reference of those into it :\
Icheng0 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i cant tell you how shocked/sorrowfull I was before I knew you could save Curly, A reliever...
glitcher Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only you could save Toroko too. :cries:
Icheng0 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tragedy isnt it?... I was traumatized 1st time it happened to me
and even more traumatized when I didnt know how to save Curly...

Overall Reaction; EVERYONE IS DYING!! ;-;
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