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Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 09:57 AM Reply

AustinBreed is heading up the first ever NG Online Game Jam this weekend! Ultimately we intend to combine online game and movie jams with real-life jams here at the office, but there isn't any air conditioning on the first floor and we've got record heat this summer, so we either need to pony up for AC or wait until the fall. That shouldn't stop everyone from having an awesome time this weekend, with both Robot Day on Saturday AND the opportunity to spend your weekend making a game! It's gonna be NG 24/7 this weekend.

Nathan's NG documentary has achieved 1/3rd of the funding goal on Kickstarter! If Nathan doesn't reach the full amount in 57 days, Kickstarter refunds everyone and Nathan doesn't see a dime. SOOOO... Keep donating! Nathan is just $1800 away from the 50% mark, which could snowball everything towards the final goal. If you can spare $10-20, make a pledge and push this documentary closer to the finish line.

Last April we introduced the rev share system but as a trade-off and due to the bad economy we suspended monthly prize payments to the best games and movies. A year later we are still facing the same difficulties, as I'm sure many of you are. We have been working for the past year on a wide site design that will, in a perfect world, benefit the NG budget while boosting your rev share results, among other neat things. It is still a while away so until then we'll take each day as it comes. HOWEVER, I do want to bring back some motivation for animators to up their game, so here is the start of what will hopefully be a growing prize:

EACH MONTH, the top ranked original movie will win $250.

This means your movie must be based on a theme / story / characters of your own creation and not feature commercial characters or audio. Please make use of the Audio Portal here on NG and cut the musicians in on your rev-share!

Sponsored movies will not qualify since they already got something for their work.

All other submissions are still very welcome here on NG (but seriously, lay off the commercial audio). This prize is intended to give a nod to anyone who is trying to give the public something new and different, because that sort of effort needs more reward. Good luck!

Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 09:59 AM Reply

Sweet. More opportunities to win $$$


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 10:04 AM Reply

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 10:05 AM Reply

Great news, Tom! Also you should announce that it's monthly voting time.


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 10:09 AM Reply

Tom, you give me more reasons to love this site.


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 10:09 AM Reply

Great stuff, can't wait!


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 10:16 AM Reply

Hmm maybe I could join the game jam as an artist


I'm an instigator

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 10:18 AM Reply

Eager to see the game jam creations. Good luck everyone!


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 10:19 AM Reply

Good news!
I like the little man at the bottom of your post.


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 10:25 AM Reply

At 7/6/10 10:19 AM, Donut wrote: I like the little man at the bottom of your post.

This.
Also: Next weekend is going to be awesome!


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 10:29 AM Reply

"This means your movie must be based on a theme / story / characters of your own creation and not feature commercial characters or audio"

TAKE THAT MARIO!

Thanks Tom, this is good.

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 10:32 AM Reply

Also, quick question Tom. Is a Flash still eligible if it uses non-commercial music that isn't from the Audio portal? This guy isn't on the audio portal, but gives out his music for free and allows anyone to use it as they please. If I used this music, would I be disqualified?


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 10:45 AM Reply

This is dope, yo.


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 11:07 AM Reply

At 7/6/10 09:57 AM, TomFulp wrote:
All other submissions are still very welcome here on NG (but seriously, lay off the commercial audio). This prize is intended to give a nod to anyone who is trying to give the public something new and different, because that sort of effort needs more reward. Good luck!

Where is the 'like' button?


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 11:15 AM Reply

At 7/6/10 09:57 AM, TomFulp wrote: It's gonna be NG 24/7 this weekend.

Sure it will, I'll be waiting this kind of random team interaction since i first join NG. Hell Yeah!! Wooh!!


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 11:16 AM Reply

I approve of this message

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 11:16 AM Reply

I see what you did there, putting a gif on your post in reference to this weeks new game. SWEET.

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 11:21 AM Reply

FIRST POST


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 11:32 AM Reply

really good news today!

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 11:42 AM Reply

Holy shit! I'm sorry to hear about the money thing, Tom! I hope everything works out OK. I can't wait for Robot Day!


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 12:00 PM Reply

what the fuck is this thing

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 12:00 PM Reply

Those Pesky Plumbers neva getta shot at the big bucks!

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 12:32 PM Reply

I really hope this fucking economy gets fixed soon, I want to see my artists making some bank.

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 12:48 PM Reply

Tom if you start a Kickstart fund to get AC for the office I'll gladly donate. I can't bare the thought of Jeff sweating like a crab fisherman.


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 12:53 PM Reply

Oh that's pretty sweet. I like the option of more ways for the users to make more monies thanks as always Tom

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 01:23 PM Reply

Are collabs elligable to win the $$$


shut UP

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 02:04 PM Reply

I'm hoping the writers in the Game Jam will have something to do. I don't want to be on a team where I don't get to do much.

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 02:05 PM Reply

I donated :) i want to see this documentary.


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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 02:09 PM Reply

At 7/6/10 10:32 AM, thenewbies wrote: Also, quick question Tom. Is a Flash still eligible if it uses non-commercial music that isn't from the Audio portal? This guy isn't on the audio portal, but gives out his music for free and allows anyone to use it as they please. If I used this music, would I be disqualified?

That sort of thing is fine - just be sure to credit him and preferably mention that it was used with permission, otherwise we don't know for sure.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Game Jam this Weekend & Movie Prize Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 02:10 PM Reply

YESSS i have saturday and sunday off, looks like i won't be square.

wow im gay


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