At 6/8/12 03:00 PM, SFS1313 wrote:
At least they have the Newgrounds logo on their game. Does that mean the site is sponsoring it then?
I found that this is really confusing and unclear, and probably at no fault of Newgrounds given their choice.
Since anyone can submit content here, and they're only policed by the users that visit the website (aka no guarantee of quality), people can come up with several different logos of their own choice that convey the message "we're by newgrounds.com". However, only special logos really shows that the game is in fact sponsored by them. This is best done by having unique sounds and visuals, and not sharing it to the public without a legal agreement.
There's one logo that I know for sure that signifies that newgrounds.com is the sponsor. However, I don't think the logos from FlashGirlGames and gamezhero show that it is sponsored by newgrounds. Rather, I think part of the purpose is to show that it is the newgrounds edition of that game.