Animation Artist, creator of over 100 pieces of Flash animation on and offline. Graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Class of 2011.

Chris Niosi @Kirbopher

Age 35, Male

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School of Visual Arts

New York

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Indie Games Funded + TOME Episode 06 released!

Posted by Kirbopher - February 26th, 2013

Just a WEE BIT of an update!

So first off, Cryamore has not only been fully-funded, but over 400% funded from its original goal ($242,309 in total)! This amazing indie game created by the likes of Rob Porter, Alan Wansom and a whole host of other very talented folks, is not only gonna be playable on all major mobile devices, but all major CONSOLES as well! I wanna thank all of you who chipped in any amount of money to this project. We had a really fun celebratory stream last night with live music by Aivi Tran and lots of Q&A from the crew. We're gonna strive to make this an AMAZING game!

On another note, while I'm not currently involved with Skullgirls, many of my friends and colleagues are, some of which have been hard at work animating and developing Squigly, the first of (hopefully many) DLC characters for the game! In just ONE DAY, they raised over $100,000 in order to complete her, and with a full month to go, your donations will help the team go on to create more and more awesome content! Show them your support!

Now, on to my own business! After two lovely screenings at Almacon and Kamicon, TOME Episode 06 was released to Newgrounds with a VERY warm welcome! It went straight to front page and was positively recieved beyond my wildest expectations! Thank you all for the kind reviews and I'm glad that everyone enjoyed it so much.

It's a tall order, but now that I know I've managed to top Episode 05, I need to do my absolute best to top 06! We're already working on the next one; the actors have been recorded, the audio's been mixed, all of the new character assets are drawn and I've begun animating the second scene. I'm very proud of this next one even just from a scripting standpoint (thanks to Liz for making it a very heartfelt story) and I'm gonna haul ass to make the animation reflect it. Keep it tuned to the official TOME Facebook page for details!

Back to work for me!


Keep up the good work Kirbopher. It is hard to imagine that a few years ago TOME was just sprites and text boxes but now it is fully animated and voiced, definitely an accomplishment.

i'd say the same thing that the guy below me said, but it would be obnoxious. Eagerly awaiting 7 Kirb!

An awesome voice actor and flash artist brings us awesome news about an awesome series. Thank you, Kirb! Looking forward to Episode 7 and the others to follow.

I just wanna say that TOME episode 6 was the greatest yet, great character progression, a lovely song, drama and combat.

But I did feel sorry for Squire.. I mean.. Kirbopher, he probably is without a partner now, atleast in his circle of friends. I wonder who he is gonna team up with.

Another awesome episode.. but raised quite a few questions, but I'd just like to have only 1 answered honestly.

Mainly I'd like to know why you decided to completely skip the Z tournament and go straight to the Gemini Tournament.

I have said this before, but I love the direction you have been taking the series. And I love every character related change you made since TTA and believe every change, no matter how major or minor, has so far been positive if not outright brilliant. The story is better, the characters are more endearing, it is much more polished, it no longer feels too much like DBZ, Etc. Etc. Etc.

What I want to know, however, is will the outcomes be different?

Don't get me wrong, I loved TTA (I recently re-watched every episode of TTA because episode 6 of TOME got me so pumped after re-watching it nearly twenty times) and it had some great (albeit sometimes DBZ like) plot twists. But I already know what happens in TTA. Without spoiling it for me, will thing like the D-Bug org's leader(s) and other story points be changed enough so that someone who watched the original series won't be able to predict things like this.

Great episode! Can't wait for episode 7! :D