Woah! Crypt Shyfter 23 got FRONTPAGED!! Thank you so much, Newgrounds! That’s my first Frontpaged video ever :D
If that’s not enough to get you all hot and bothered inside then I just don’t know what is ;)
I was feeling the excitement for animation slowly cooling down (I tend to go in cycles like that… you’ll notice there were a bunch of animations in late 2015/early 2016, then a loooong gap in the middle of 2016, and then another burst of (mostly) weekly animations that is going on now.
The end is in sight for Crypt Shyfter so that means new stories are on the horizon! I’ve got a bunch of ideas simmering around but I’ve narrowed it down to 3 main ideas I’d like to do next- I just need to pick one and focus on it. So I’m gunna lay ‘em out here, and if any of you guys have thoughts or preferences I’d love to hear what you’d like to see next. Otherwise I’ll just sift my way through ‘em and come up with a winner using the same arcane criteria I used to decide on Crypt Shyfter.
Prince Ashley and the Magical Crystal Quest- This is a story I’ve thought about animating for a very long time (3 or 4 years now actually), but it is another high fantasy adventure (though not an RPG thing like Crypt Shyfter). The story revolves around a lost prince raised as a barbarian wild child who learns of his royal destiny…. And rejects it. I’m least eager about this one at the moment only because I’m just finishing up Crypt Shyfter and this would have a very similar feel as far as fantasy settings and all that, so I don’t wanna seem like I’m just a one-trick pony. On the other hand, if ya’ll are super into swords and sorcerers and dragons and shit, I’m all for launching this bad boy next. I do love me some swords and sorcery.
Master of Jan’Dari- This would be a sword & planet adventure, sorta like A Princess of Mars or Almuric. A barbarian prince is banished across the stars by an evil vizier using juju magic. The barbarian wakes up on a mysterious alien planet and finds himself helping the primitive alien inhabitants fight in their intergalactic war against a more advanced alien empire. Clearly, I have a thing for barbarian princes. This would be based off the guy I drew in my profile picture- the KUNG FU SPACE BARBARIAN!! I am pretty excited about this one right now.
Hellslayer & Demonsbane: Twin Pistols of Righteous Destruction- I like ridiculous titles, what can I say? This last idea is a weird western tale about a remote frontier town under siege by demons. It’s very much like Diablo, with a strange evil sealed away in the catacombs beneath the town and weird occult shit happening. Except there are also cowboys. I’m also really excited about this one.
Of the 3 ideas, Jan’Dari and Hellslayer are the two I’m most excited about, but I can’t decide between them. I have awesome ideas for both, and I’d like to animate all of these stories at some point, I just need to decide which one to do first. So if you’ve got an opinion on the matter, let me know! High fantasy, sword & planet, or weird western… what will be next for KFSB?