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HBC-00015: SubSurface by ½-bit Cheese [web]
screenshot added by v3nom on 2016-08-07 10:47:03
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release date : august 2016
release party : Assembly 2016
compo : shortfilm
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 56%
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alltime top: #9189
added on the 2016-08-07 10:47:03 by v3nom v3nom

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High Quality animation, as always from HBC. I love the athmosphere, which is this time a bit more mellow and mysterious, due to the underwater theme.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 10:49:25 by v3nom v3nom
starts so great but then it leads nowhere. too bad because the setting is nice. sorry, can't even pigg it.
sucks added on the 2016-08-07 11:30:32 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Really enjoyed this one. Only on point of criticism: that font…
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 11:48:32 by moqui moqui
underwater love <3
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 12:15:58 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Didn't expect to ever see this finished. Thank you.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 12:19:36 by noby noby
Funny. Two days before assembly I thought about Subsurface and if we ever see the final. :) Nice scenes but the ending seems a bit abrupt.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 12:22:47 by gaspode gaspode
A school of kahen kilon siikas swimming by.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 12:28:29 by Marq Marq
The only worthwhile thing in the compo (which they can close down, really, the lack of good material in the last couple of years has been appalling); doesn't quite pack the "7-years-in-the-making" oomph that I was hoping for, but it's very decent still.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 12:35:52 by tomaes tomaes
What v3nom and tomaes said.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 14:09:03 by break break
Very good. Should've won.
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 19:59:26 by cce cce
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 21:22:11 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
agree to sense, leads to nowhere, end had me like "wtf". but it's good enough for me, i like underwater chill stuff :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 21:57:28 by HellMood HellMood
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 23:08:06 by frog frog
great! abrupt ending is the only minus.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 00:24:19 by elfh elfh
Very nice underwater rendering. I esp.like how the seabed looks.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 00:28:46 by tomkh tomkh
Quite relaxing, but yeah it felt like it was just starting to get going somewhere when it ends. Oh well.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 03:11:33 by Starchaser Starchaser
Top-notch stuff visually, but feels pointless in the end.
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 10:56:19 by Preacher Preacher
[insert random rant about not being on the level hbc used to be at]
The fishes look flat, boring... The teaser, released 7 years ago, is as complex as this. IMO this is just another Variform 2, released to mark an unfinished project as finished. Now go on and try to make something fresh. Even your old party filler prods like "Blot", "Elemental Square Garden", and "How to use Blender" had more soul.
sucks added on the 2016-08-08 11:53:08 by xernobyl xernobyl
I guess that FRD-15 had an unfortunate ending for it's field trip. Cool entry. For some reason I thought it was untypically dull (for HBC) at the party place but saw it in a different light at home. Thought it was too short actually. :)
rulez added on the 2016-08-08 18:40:49 by l_n l_n
xernobyl, there is some truth in that Variform thing, as it was clearly time to get the prod finished and move on. I like the fish thou :<
added on the 2016-08-09 13:25:45 by Zagupi Zagupi
I don't think the fish look consistent with the rest.. You have the cartoony truck and rounded things moving, the abstract transparent thing, and the more or less realistic fishes and scenery. Looks arbitrary to me.
More Aesterozoa next time you decide to go underwater!
added on the 2016-08-09 18:13:29 by xernobyl xernobyl
Absolutely beautiful
rulez added on the 2016-08-10 08:14:00 by Axel Axel
Still the best animators in the scene.

I don't get how this is 'pointless' or why it has to 'lead somewhere'. I think it's pretty clear what this prod intends to be and does it quite well.
rulez added on the 2016-08-10 22:02:33 by Alpha C Alpha C
added on the 2016-08-12 19:30:08 by Frequent Frequent
The "under the brigde" scene is reaally good!
rulez added on the 2016-10-01 19:38:09 by raer raer
It's really wonderful! I think you captured a fantastic underwater feeling with this demo.
rulez added on the 2016-10-05 20:04:35 by Dalton Dalton
Aww man, such a shame it ends abruptly, I was actually fascinated how much more balanced the tone was for a HBC release in comparison to the zany previous ones. Even with this these guys are still way beyond the wild demo category.
rulez added on the 2017-02-09 15:06:12 by Gargaj Gargaj
Great stuff! Love this ambient track by D Fast, stunning piece.
rulez added on the 2017-03-17 13:20:21 by jazzcat jazzcat
Not your usual HBC, but still lovely. What Gargaj said about the ending.
rulez added on the 2017-03-18 00:51:33 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Athmospheric stuff
rulez added on the 2017-03-18 13:31:12 by Triace Triace
Great stuff! Wonderful music and atmosphere. Very inspiring.
rulez added on the 2017-04-07 00:25:50 by slayer slayer

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