Super Mario Blitz

Just for a moment, I would like to reiterate how complex and extensible this brave new world is. I’ve been observing it from the outside for a long time, but you don’t really get a feel for all the moving parts out there. It’s almost like the internet is a real thing you can program useful creations for. Far from the days of manually editing and uploading an HTML file. Shocking.

I figure I should start with the one I am most proud of so then it can be all downhill from there. Super Mario Blitz happened sometime around January 2003. It’s unclear and maybe someone should have kept better records. Maybe when the old site’s archives back up it will have some answers. Anyway, I thought that this was created over a summer break when I reversed my sleep schedule to sleep during the day and do everything at night. That is obviously wrong, though, because I put this up at Newgrounds┬áin February ’03. Maybe it was made over a Christmas break. Can’t remember. This was the project that made me realize that I vastly prefer music-action synchronicity, and I should probably just make music videos to songs I like. It also features my little brother who is now eight God damn years older than he was then and has a beard.

Original Air Date: 2.3.2003

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A videogamesman making some video games.

8 thoughts on “Super Mario Blitz”

  1. Hey Mortis,

    It’s good to see you’re back to the land of the living! I was a huge fan of your old flash stuff back when I was in high school in ~2002 and you were partly responsible for sparking my interest in animation and web graphics in general. Good times, that.

    Just thought I’d say thanks! I’m looking forward to seeing new stuff from you all these years later. Assuming you’re still at it, anyway.

    1. Mortis,
      People are still here. You put up some amazing videos. I watched them on a weekly basis back when I was in high school. I think for the people who have seen your videos, there will always be a place in their memories for you. I hope you are doing well in RL.

      Take care.

  2. jeez, I can’t believe I almost forgot about this site…
    I remember it being a little diffrent though.
    Good to see that you’re alive.
    Last year, I went to your site an a daily basis…
    Good times…

  3. This is great. This movie is the reason I re-found I am now sharing it with all my co-workers. Long live Mortis!

  4. There’s only one animator that I looked up to more than Mortis when I was in high school. It’s good to see that one of you is showing signs of life. Hopefully you realize that your animations have inspired others, even if that wasn’t the intent. Maybe you can grace us all with some updated talent!

    This movie is well done, but I’m not a fan of the song.

  5. First visited Mortisland in about 2004 and was a regular visitor from then until a few years ago. I just randomly decided to rewatch some of your stuff and was surprised by a new site. Which needs work…

    Absolutely great to see you back though, bring back the death reels in AC and DAoC!

    You’ve still got fans, don’t let us down!

  6. I stopped by to see if the old flashes were still up. Holy shit. Mortis, gotta say this, a decade ago, you were one of the only forces that kept a lonely nerd from going batshit insane. Thanks bro, and I mean it.

  7. I didn’t realize you were bac. It was due to random curiousity after looking at Lootcrates that i thought about your site, and I am glad to see your back and would really like to see your work again. As well as the sweatshirt ideas you had.

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