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Day of The Tentacle - Animated
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Published: October 24, 2011
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As a kid I loved playing Graphic Adventures, especially those by LucasArts. Day of the Tentacle (or DOTT for short) was the sequel to Maniac Mansion and was the first "Talkie" game I played (this was the first game to have speech throughout which seems like a bizarre thing to mention in todays world, but back then it was a big deal!)

For those that don't know, the main characters, Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne used the Chron-o-John to travel through time to prevent the evil Purple Tentacle from manipulating time to control the world! As you can probably guess, it was a very surreal and funny game!

This one was just begging to be animated!

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TheUnisonReturns's avatar
TheUnisonReturns|Professional Filmographer
Very damn good, I must say! :)
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kami892's avatar
kami892|Student Digital Artist
I used this on a vine here is the link:vine.co/v/5mgnrWUWIgJ
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NataliaCubillas|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome art + animated gif = instant fav!
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Estonius's avatar
Wicked cool take on them and animation!
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crowbrandon|Professional Digital Artist
nice!!!!
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Maiku-sempai|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is really good, i played this game sience it came out, a lot of memories!, cool animation good job!!
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MyuRhee's avatar
Amazing!
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gaucelm's avatar
gaucelm|Student General Artist
So nice, I am a big fan of DOTT.
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MiBoi's avatar
MiBoi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done!
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mollycarroll|Professional General Artist
This makes me really happy. :P

Good idea animating it, it was totally begging for it. ;)

Nice seeing such great character in a new light, wonderful job!
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CorvenIcenail's avatar
Can I use it as banner for my FB biography? Please, please!
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CoolSurface|Professional Digital Artist
Yeah sure; as long as you put a link to www.CoolSurface.com and credit me "David Cousens" somewhere on the page that's fine. :)
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Thanks, man.
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CoolSurface|Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :) Thanks for asking
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Parksie|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"we may not live to see yesterday!" this is fantastic, I love this!
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CoolSurface|Professional Digital Artist
"This must be that Woodstock place Mom and Dad are ALWAYS talking about..."
Thanks very much!
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Timewyrm's avatar
I think DOTT was the only Lucasarts point and click I ever finished (actually i might have been the only point and click I completed at all)
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CoolSurface|Professional Digital Artist
I completed these things almost religiously. DOTT, Sam & Max, the Monkey Island series (even the disappointing #4)Full Throttle...well, you get the idea! I'd love to have that much free time again!
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calistamonkey|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Leaping labrats, this is awesome D: Awesome job there! I love your colouring and line art style and you really captured the moment in the game, heh. It's awesome to see fan art of this :3

I really have to play this game again soon XD It was such a fun game. I remember being particularly excited about the fact that this game had speech in it. Was never keen on Maniac Mansion though XD It freaked me out D: Lucasarts' graphic adventure games were amongst the first games I played. As a child of 4, I sat with my dad watching him play The Secret of Monkey Island and LeChuck's Revenge XD I love all the cross references and in jokes in Lucasarts games XD Gyaaah, your pictures. They make me happy :3
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CoolSurface|Professional Digital Artist
You and I have a lot in common gmae-wise. I'm not really fussed with Maniac Mansion (I don't like graphic adventure games where you can lose!) but DOTT was great fun. Can you remember they made a huge deal with the speech on the packaging; I always insisted on getting the "Talkie" versions!

Pleased to see you're noticing all of the little references and in jokes in my work. I hope you have a fantastic day. :D
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calistamonkey|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah XD That's one of the best features about them - you have to try really hard to actually lose the game. I love how there's always some top secret hidden easter egg or in joke when you can "kill the main character" somehow in those Lucasarts games XD Heheh.

Yeah! It was just so exciting having a game that spoke to you - it was like playing a cartoon XD Ahhh, the early 90's... Le sigh XD

Why, thank you! I hope the same for you :D And your arts are totally awesome! Consider yourself watched :D
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Eninaj27|Hobbyist General Artist
I played it as a child with my uncle, hehe. Such a cool game
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CoolSurface|Professional Digital Artist
A lot of people playes these games with family emembers; it's really sweet. Thanks for commenting.
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SmokeNmirorJono|Professional General Artist
WAY KEWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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