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A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 16:09:29 Reply

This week's featured game is by Matzerath!

Matzerath has been contributing to NG for MORE THAN A DECADE. Here's a gem from each year, 2001 through 2011 (sans 2008):

It wasn't until 2010 that Matzerath made the transition from movies to games, which should be a reminder that it's never too late to try something new. You don't know what you'll be good at until you give it a shot.

This past weekend was the sixth NG Game Jam, with a theme of hallucinations. Teams were randomly assigned so most participants were collaborating with each other for the first time. It's a great way to form new partnerships; MindChamber and Mattster are already talking about making another game together!

Expect the Best of November to be announced later this week, check your account page to see if you're on the voting panel. I'm flying out to San Diego from Wednesday through Saturday for some Behemoth stuff but I'll be on my laptop so hopefully I can keep up with everything.


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 16:11:55 Reply

God, that game jam was exhausting!

Worth it for the 30 minutes on the front page.

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 16:12:22 Reply

Matzerath has always had a talent that made him stand out from the crowd.

Any active vet of Newgrounds deserves distinction, and I'm glad that you did so Tommy.

keep p the awesome work Matz.

Barev dzez.

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 16:18:32 Reply

At 12/5/11 04:09 PM, TomFulp wrote: which should be a reminder that it's never too late to try something new. You don't know what you'll be good at until you give it a shot.

yeah, turnin' three-one in less than a week ... i feel like i'm fast approaching "too late" for "something new".

lololol *sigh8


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 16:30:09 Reply

Some great stuff in that list, "How to recognize aliens" was hilarious!


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 16:39:38 Reply

I opened the thread, and it only had 2 links. Then I refreshed the page and now there's way more.

Tom y u no finish post before posting it?

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 16:56:28 Reply

At 12/5/11 04:39 PM, tally1989 wrote: I opened the thread, and it only had 2 links. Then I refreshed the page and now there's way more.

Tom y u no finish post before posting it?

After naming the thread "A Decade of Matzerath" I realized I should probably showcase a decade of stuff instead of what I had.


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

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 17:09:04 Reply

He does have some impressive animations! I remember Spike too, what a great game.

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 17:14:11 Reply

Glad to see that Matzerath is being giving this distinction! He's been among my favorite NG artists for years now. Friggin' love his sense of humor.


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 17:20:31 Reply

Very interesting...


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 17:33:38 Reply

I'm an elder statesman! I'm finally an elder statesman!
I remember when Newgrounds was just a single TeleTubbies parody on Darpanet; I'd boot up my Commodore 64, load my America On-Line tape and 3 hours later I'd be laughing my head off. It was the only Flash cartoon at that time, but it inspired millions of people to make their own crazy cartoons. I am one of those peoples.
When Newgrounds opened its submission system, it was all over. I was hooked. Even moreso when my cartoons started appearing in the 'Best of All Time' top 50 (it was a lot easier back then). Thus began a decade of thinking up weird shit, drawing with the mouse, scanning crude drawings, and dragging the nearest woman into the current bedroom -- to record the female voices. And to make-out.
It's been an awesome decade. I'm old now, but still feel inspired. I owe it to Newgrounds keeping my good-natured immaturity alive, which is why to this day still get carded when I buy alcohol. Thank you, Tom and Newgrounds, for keeping me young.
And now I make games too! It helped that I used to program BASIC on my Atari 800, but if an old codger like me can do this stuff, so can you, young person with all their teeth. I recommend that everyone become an indie game-developer, right this second. Go on, do it!
Anyway, thank you Tom. Without you, I would have had a lot harder time scaring the masses -- and my friends wouldn't think about 'The Grim Reaper Show' every time they get on a plane.
And honestly, another title for this post could be: Matzerath - A Decade of Needing a Decent Microphone. I promise I'm getting one soon!

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 17:44:51 Reply

I want TREASURE HIUNT RESULTS and REDESIGN..

Sorry for caps Tom :(

Thanks Chdonga for the signature. <3

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 17:51:30 Reply

At 12/5/11 05:33 PM, Matzerath wrote: Anyway, thank you Tom. Without you, I would have had a lot harder time scaring the masses -- and my friends wouldn't think about 'The Grim Reaper Show' every time they get on a plane.

I just want to say Matzahball, your grim reaper releases were the highlight of the week to everyone in my dorms way back in high school. cheers!


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 18:34:00 Reply

Luckily by accident discovered to be on the voting panel ;p
I did my share. So do i get a treat now?

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 18:38:21 Reply

I liked his Spike a Love story game and seeing as how he has posted here..... Hi Matzerath!!


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 19:47:34 Reply

The game jam was good while it lasted!


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 19:53:08 Reply

Good Job.


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 20:09:43 Reply

Heh, awesome, I've always liked his movies.


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 21:55:46 Reply

At 12/5/11 04:11 PM, Manly-Chicken wrote: God, that game jam was exhausting!

Worth it for the 30 minutes on the front page.

u r pussy whipped and its not even real internets


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-05 22:49:44 Reply

tom if your nt busy with making pico kill zombies with a rifle i just wanna say your my biggest fan your works fantastic and im a proud fan of newgrounds and happy to be part of it

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-06 03:17:33 Reply

At 12/5/11 04:09 PM, TomFulp wrote: This week's featured game is by Matzerath!

Congrats on the recognition.


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-06 04:00:38 Reply

At 12/5/11 04:09 PM, TomFulp wrote: This week's featured game is by Matzerath!

What a great inspiration - I loved the Grim Reaper show and his games have that same sense of humour, timing and off the wall surrealism. Awesome.


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-06 04:36:16 Reply

balthors tale from hell blast from the past right there


you talk a good one but u dont do what your supposed to do

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-06 05:28:45 Reply

always did like mr twitcho and the guy inside my head, my kind of humor.
how about some sexual scenarios?

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-06 14:22:03 Reply

i definitely remember his early work quite vividly, especially childhood confessions. loved how gritty his art was and it's great that he's one of the few oldie portal artists who's still sticking around.


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-06 17:08:54 Reply

wow something for every year thats interesting alot of great stuff in there including the games.

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-07 00:46:45 Reply

i could have had a decade of NG flash for each year if my Dell computer didn't die in 2004..... but Congrats to Matzerath! his work is awesome!


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-07 04:33:36 Reply

Matzerath.

I post for the first time in months to thank you for your creations.
They gave me a smile during tough times in my life.
I return to see you only imporved with time and I smile again.
It's the artists like you that make newgrounds.

Thank you sir.

<3 Enoll


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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-07 10:49:37 Reply

At 12/7/11 04:33 AM, Enoll wrote: Matzerath.

I post for the first time in months to thank you for your creations.
They gave me a smile during tough times in my life.
I return to see you only imporved with time and I smile again.
It's the artists like you that make newgrounds.

Thank you sir.

<3 Enoll

where the hell have YOU been>? Lol..

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Response to A Decade of Matzerath 2011-12-08 02:24:54 Reply

At 12/7/11 10:49 AM, Chronamut wrote: where the hell have YOU been>? Lol..

Two kids, a wife and a full time job.


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