Production of ludas animans Ep. 8 began a few weeks after the release of episode 7. It was pretty much right after I dealt with the problem episode 7 was having with loading for some users.
For episode 8, I wanted to tell a little side story not totally related to the overall plot. I mean what's the point of making a flash series about video games without actually showing the main character interact with main characters of other games? So far the one of the only main characters Chris has interacted with was X. Lou is a main character from his game, but he's a solid ally for Chris and is seen in every episode with no real threat of him leaving the group any time soon. Other main characters that Chris will interact with will most likely be guest characters that will join him in a few episodes.
The guest characters for episode 8 up until this story arc's finale will be "Tales of" characters. If you didn't know, I'm a huge Tales fan and I've been dying to use them in some way. I was thinking about doing this episode since the production of episode 7, and maybe had fleeting thoughts about it even before then. So finally being able to animate some of my favorite tales characters in ludas animans is like a dream come true.
I breezed through the dialog scenes like it was nothing. In fact, I think I may have finished the dialog scenes in the first couple of months of this year. Of course, I was hindered on one particular scene I was trying to convey. It was a flashback scene, and it took me forever to think of how to do it. I eventually did, but I'm still not too satisfied with it.
Episode 8's guest characters are Frio and Kyaro from Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3, and Presea from Tales of Symphonia. You won't see much of Kyaro until episode 9 though. The premise of the episode is that Kyaro was kidnapped by goblins. Chris and company help Frio try to save her, and they seek Presea's help along the way.
Dialog scene screen shots in upcoming posts. Also, make sure you view these posts backwards, as in this post is the first post, but is actually numbered 16, so the next post would be 15 then 14 and so on.