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Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:45 AM Reply

This has been a great week for games!

Kajenx released William and Sly 2. Compare it to the original to see how far it has come!

  • William and Sly 2
    William and Sly 2 by Kajenx

    Gnomes have stolen William's journal and scattered pages all over the mountainside!

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    105,404 Views
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  • William and Sly
    William and Sly by Kajenx

    A game about a fox.

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    4.43 / 5.00
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    999,082 Views
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Zeebarf and EntropicOrder released the latest in The Visitor series. Here's a recap of the series:

  • The Visitor Returns 2011
    The Visitor Returns 2011 by ClickShake

    The alien death slug returns to devour prey and become more powerful with each kill.

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  • The Visitor: Massacre
    The Visitor: Massacre by ClickShake

    Zeebarf's Visitor is back in this new action game. Devour animals, humans & picnic tables!

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    4.19 / 5.00
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    252,285 Views
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  • The Visitor
    The Visitor by Zeebarf

    An interactive horror adventure

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    4.35 / 5.00
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    991,324 Views
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The Visitor also crosses over with the Reemus series of point and click games.

We're finishing the week (and the year) off with one of the coolest games of 2011, Outpost:Haven!

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    Outpost:Haven by Squize

    A space-based survival horror set over 7 strikingly designed levels.

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    4.43 / 5.00
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    240,688 Views
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You last saw Squize on the front page with DN8:

  • DN8
    DN8 by Squize

    Bullet hell ? Right here baby. Right here.

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    4.23 / 5.00
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    272,533 Views
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Soooo... That about wraps up 2011. I really have to thank EVERYONE who has contributed this year because due to the redesign, we failed to launch a single site enhancement in 2011. This will all change in 2012. January 11th will mark the release of Abobo's Big Adventure and in place of that Abobo promo we'll be introducing the REDESIGN LAUNCH COUNTDOWN. The date on this countdown will be the final, guaranteed date of launch (although expect NG to be down for a while on launch day).

Once the redesign is live and bugs have been crushed, expect a year of aggressive improvements to NG. We have a big list of features broken into small chunks, allowing for monthly deployments vs years of waiting. If you even mildly enjoyed 2011 on NG, 2012 should be like a rollercoaster ride. Or maybe that's a bad analogy since we're gonna go UP UP UP without ever coming down... So I guess it will be like you died and went to heaven. SEEYA NEXT YEAR!!!


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:47 AM Reply

At 12/30/11 11:45 AM, TomFulp wrote: we'll be introducing the REDESIGN LAUNCH COUNTDOWN.

My reward is finally arriving. And this countdown starts a week before the Manchester meet.


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:47 AM Reply

2011 was a bit of a slow year, but 2012 will be something special.

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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:48 AM Reply

I got a boner just thinking about seeing a countdown to the redesign. Up up up!


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:48 AM Reply

I am excited for the Abobo game.


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:48 AM Reply

tom you forgot the best movie of all http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/58 6953 also nice redesign niceeeeeeee

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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:49 AM Reply

2011 was a wild year ... natural disasters, economic degradation, and revolt around the world.

Newgrounds has certainly been a bright spot amongst the chaos.


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:50 AM Reply

You are too good with us Tom !


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:51 AM Reply

SO PUMPED.


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:54 AM Reply

At 12/30/11 11:49 AM, RicePirate wrote: 2011 was a wild year ... natural disasters, economic degradation, and revolt around the world.

Newgrounds has certainly been a bright spot amongst the chaos.

I like to think 2012 will not just be a better year for NG but a better year for the world... Looking forward to better days. :)


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:54 AM Reply

Looking forward to it!


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:56 AM Reply

Stoked for the redesign, I have to say NG is one of the only places on the internet where a redesign doesn't mean a giant pain in the ass that is impossible to get used to!

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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:57 AM Reply

At 12/30/11 11:45 AM, TomFulp wrote: January 11th will mark the release of Abobo's Big Adventure and in place of that Abobo promo we'll be introducing the REDESIGN LAUNCH COUNTDOWN. The date on this countdown will be the final, guaranteed date of launch (although expect NG to be down for a while on launch day).

That's just awesome!

Now I'm definitely looking forward to 2012. Can't wait!


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 11:59 AM Reply

Can't wait! Really looking forward to it :)

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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:04 PM Reply

It's strange that while 2011 has been an extremely calm year for the website it was quite the opposite. I think it's great that the redesign is nearing completion - I'm very excited to finally hear that it's on the verge of completion along with the new features it will usher in through the door. Bring on the new year. :D


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:05 PM Reply

At 12/30/11 11:50 AM, alexsmolik wrote: You are too good with us Tom !

We are all like Tom's little pet hamsters, and he always makes sure we have fresh sawdust, our running wheels are oiled for squeak-resistance, and he is CONSTANTLY PUTTING NEW TOYS IN OUR CAGES.

I love Newgrounds. Looking forward to 2012, too; I sure hope it is better than 2011!


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:07 PM Reply

I don't want to die :(


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:08 PM Reply

Redesign is coming soon? Darn, better hurry up with those icons, aren't there like 40% left to do?

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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:08 PM Reply

what happened with you makin a game tom????


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:10 PM Reply

My dreams haz finally cum troooo!


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:11 PM Reply

My excitement depends on how long the countdown counter is.


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:12 PM Reply

WOOT! Looking forward for this awesome year! =D
Happy 2012 everyone! You deserve it
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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:15 PM Reply

At 12/30/11 12:11 PM, FattyWhale wrote: My excitement depends on how long the countdown counter is.

I will write a countdown clock, just for you. Merry belated Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:16 PM Reply

At 12/30/11 11:45 AM, TomFulp wrote: This will all change in 2012. January 11th will mark the release of Abobo's Big Adventure and in place of that Abobo promo we'll be introducing the REDESIGN LAUNCH COUNTDOWN. The date on this countdown will be the final, guaranteed date of launch (although expect NG to be down for a while on launch day).

It's okay for a site downage, because the redesign is gonna be here! Or so I hope, hehe. But I'm just itching for 2012 to come around, especially since I haven't been as active as I should be on these forums. Thanks, Tom!

So I guess it will be like you died and went to heaven. SEEYA NEXT YEAR!!!

Can't wait, can't wait. Hope that everyone sticks around for the "agressive" movements!


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:17 PM Reply

I'm just wondering for 2011. Who won the Treasure Hunt back in October?

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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:17 PM Reply

At 12/30/11 11:45 AM, TomFulp wrote: introducing the REDESIGN LAUNCH COUNTDOWN. The date on this countdown will be the final, guaranteed date of launch (although expect NG to be down for a while on launch day).

Great.

Once the redesign is live and bugs have been crushed, expect a year of aggressive improvements to NG. We have a big list of features broken into small chunks, allowing for monthly deployments vs years of waiting.

Will the chat be introduced? The current portal replacement link is shut down and not working.


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:19 PM Reply

At 12/30/11 12:15 PM, liljim wrote:
At 12/30/11 12:11 PM, FattyWhale wrote: My excitement depends on how long the countdown counter is.
I will write a countdown clock, just for you. Merry belated Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

Scratch that, Tom already made one.

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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:23 PM Reply

I guess I did mildly enjoy 2011.


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:24 PM Reply

At 12/30/11 12:08 PM, Little-Rena wrote: Redesign is coming soon? Darn, better hurry up with those icons, aren't there like 40% left to do?

As of yesterday there's 31.3% of the icons left to create, so in the past few weeks we've gotten past the two thirds done mark. The majority of the flashes that do not have icons are relatively obscure, so temporarily I doubt that they will receive much attention while everybody finish off the final chunk. Thus long as, like is done now, all new flashes require them the problem shouldn't be getting worse, and with the pace of a few people (Asandir being a prime example) the percentage is rising quickly. I intend to dedicate a single day of next month purely to going through and creating icons, and plan to create 150-odd just in that day, in addition to my usual more gradual speed.


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Response to Bye Bye 2011 Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:26 PM Reply

Can't wait for new stuff next year!
I just have to say that newgrounds BBS changed my views on this planet of mine.
Also,I hope every one has a nice new year!!!!
Also,I'm really happy the NG redesign is coming around....kupo.


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