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- 28, Male
- Funnyvale, CA
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Dave is a Game Artist and animator. He's animated for Lucky Charms and Trix Yogurt commercials, Facebook social games, slot machines, Steam Games and Studio Yotta shorts. He even has his own animated Youtube show "Scaredy Dave".
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Level 5 Animator
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Hey there everyone!
If youve been keeping track of Scaredy Dave, youd recognize one of two things:
1. There hasnt been a new episode in a long time
2. Episodes sure do come out few and far between!
Thats because they take forever to make because its just me making them. I wanted to make the next episode a Game, and I still may do that at some point, but that would take a very long time and I really want to tell the story at least. So here's the Compromise:
Im writing a "book"! I keep putting "book" in quotations because Im not the best writer in the universe (as in I may have a bunch of structural errors). This way you get to at least read the story of Scaredy Dave, and then one day gloat that you read it before the game came out, kinda like people whove read Game of Thrones, eh? The "book" is already in full swing and has three extra chapters not seen in the animated show! There's a new Prologue and Chapters 5 and 6 are currently up. In Chapter 6, this happens:
You can read the "book" on the Scaredy Dave Facebook Fan Page. Seeing as how its written using facebook Notes, and those notes only have so many characters you can put into them, the book will be seperated into several notes. Right now its only two, and can find them here:
I have the entire "first season" of Scaredy Dave fleshed out in various documents, so now all it is is just getting it down on digital paper. Im also George Lucasing the story a bit...
Basically, when I started Scaredy Dave 3 years ago (yikes), it was JUST going to be a Let's Play that had a fun animated opening sequence. Then, when I uploaded the Opening to Newgrounds, someone mentioned that "it just needs a story now", and that started the thought train to making a show out of it. But originally the show was just supposed to be akin to Mystery Science Theater 3000, where Dave was trapped in his apartment by the Big Bad Ghost and every episode was forced to play a game that scared him while also fending off something evil in his apartment. Needless to say, the first 4 animated episodes echo that and have stayed pretty true to the original idea, they were all leading up to the formula that would make the framing device work.
However after a couple years I got more ambitious with what I wanted to do with Scaredy Dave and its universe. I thought of ways I could make the story more personal to a large moment in my life and still keep the first 4 episodes the same. I want Scaredy Dave to be funny, cool, and sometimes scary, but I also want it to mean something to me. Because if it means something to be it will be a better story for it.
The prologue helps flesh that out more, because for the most part its 99% true to my life (the only differences being my girlfriend is ommitted from the story because she was too shy to be in it, instead the character Olive is based on her but not exactly her. And my Dad drove me out to California, I didnt go alone).
Youll also notice the character designs have changed:
Olive now looks drastically different (not that you knew who she was anyway lol) Dave's eyes are no longer attached to his glasses, his hoody looks completely different, and he has a messenger bag, sword sheath and shotgun sheath attached to his back. Chu also looks more Chinchilla like and less Bunny like. And BBG looks pretty terrifying!
So I hope you read, keep up with, and enjoy the new Scaredy Dave content. One day itll be animated or playable, but for now this will get your fix in (and make my thoughts clearer for when I DO do those things).
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Total Medals Earned: 61 (From 16 different games.)