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Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 05:23 PM Reply

You've probably COMPLETELY fallen out of the Christmas spirit by now but take one last moment to revel in the winners of our Winter Flash-Off!

Top Four Winter Movies ($150, $100, $75, $50)

  • Fiery Christmas
    Fiery Christmas by chluaid

    Fat old man breaks into house, ruins lives.

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  • Santa's merry factory
    Santa's merry factory by DuDuL

    Come take a tour into magical workplace of Santa Claus

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    4.24 / 5.00
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    26,183 Views
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    Ages 13+
  • Peril of the Bells
    Peril of the Bells by captainmcross

    Who said Christmas was merry?

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    4.34 / 5.00
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    1,749 Views
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  • Swan KingS
    Swan KingS by cockvane

    Your Royal Meat for Christmas!

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    4.04 / 5.00
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    Movie
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    7,818 Views
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    Ages 13+

Please see the collection for a lot of great entries.

A Hellbenders Christmas was posted after the deadline and they won the monthly award anyway so there!

Also browse the Christmas Audio and Gift Jam Winners, which were posted in a more timely manner.

The winning game this year was made with HTML5 and the winning movie was an MP4. Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes! What will 2013 bring?

I will still be announcing the Best of 2011 winners so prepare for that to look kinda awkward. I also plan to be more brisk with announcing the Best of 2012.

I've been on the fence about Pico Day this year. I don't think I want to have an event at the office because I just want to work work work and not be distracted or create more things to have anxiety over. Has anyone been making anything for Pico Day? I know of a small handful but we could still do something special around those. I was thinking what if instead of Pico Day, we had New Day where everyone tries to make something completely NEW. Music unlike existing music. Games unlike existing games. Ultra experimental, kinda crazy. Thoughts?

Igalex just published a playlist of mostly Geoplex, who has some fun music. You could also chill out to techworks or listen to the Hunters Soundtrack - play the game too while you're there. Also this.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 05:27 PM Reply

Congrats to everyone that won.

On the topic of Pico Day I'm all for the newer stuff. But then again it's entirely up to you what you want to do. If you decide to keep it Pico Day and whatnot thats fine with me. If you want to change it more power to ya.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 05:32 PM Reply

At 1/11/13 05:23 PM, TomFulp wrote: I've been on the fence about Pico Day this year. I don't think I want to have an event at the office because I just want to work work work and not be distracted or create more things to have anxiety over. Has anyone been making anything for Pico Day? I know of a small handful but we could still do something special around those. I was thinking what if instead of Pico Day, we had New Day where everyone tries to make something completely NEW. Music unlike existing music. Games unlike existing games. Ultra experimental, kinda crazy. Thoughts?

But Tom. Pico day is a Newgrounds tradition.

Although the New Day idea does sound pretty good, and I think there'd be some really great content.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 05:36 PM Reply

Congrats winners!


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 05:37 PM Reply

Congrats to the Winter Movie winners! Makes me glad to see chluaid submitting something to NG.

About Pico Day, I'd recommend NOT changing the name, but make "New Day" or "It's a new day" the theme for this year. Also, make an extra newspost for it and promote it with different threads in the forums. Good chance to also animators, programmers, musicians and artists for their ideas while making them aware of the theme. Also, a thread in General for a open discussion and silly fun for everyone.

Just my two cents, but I am confident it could help make the day even more fun for everyone.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 05:46 PM Reply

Holy shit i never expected i'd get 2nd place!
It's like WOW... THANKS EVERYONE I'M HONORED!

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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 05:46 PM Reply

At 1/11/13 05:32 PM, LiquidFire wrote: But Tom. Pico day is a Newgrounds tradition.

I feel kinda buried in traditions, I worry they will get in the way of more interesting new things happening.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 05:49 PM Reply

I wish i made mine in time :( http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/608885

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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 06:03 PM Reply

I have been wondering what happened to the Tank Awards. Glad to see that they've not been completely forgotten.

Congrats to all the winners also.

As for Pico Day, I feel like you can do whatever you want with it and I'll still be happy. I'm hoping something happens though. I always enjoy these NG holidays.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 06:04 PM Reply

At 1/11/13 05:49 PM, gapmunky wrote: I wish i made mine in time :( http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/608885

I still need to run some more of them on the front page.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 06:18 PM Reply

I'm wrapping up an older thing for Pico Day, but the release date isn't too important. I say we keep Pico Day. New Day sounds a little bit..."meh" to me. After all, doesn't NG encourage EVERYDAY to be experimental, pushing the boundaries, innovating? I just don't see a day dedicated to that yielding too much.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 06:37 PM Reply

Excuse me tom but , imma let you finish but SMG prank calls BTR was the best flash movie of all time!
Of all time!

  • SMG Prank Calls BTR
    SMG Prank Calls BTR by ScaryMovieGangsta

    ScaryMovieGangsta Calls BlogTalk Radio And Panks Them HardCore Style!!!!

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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 07:25 PM Reply

Fuck yeah, New day!!

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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 08:05 PM Reply

Can we expect a new game from you, Tom, this week? ;) #cathoderaybots
Sooo looking forward :)))

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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 08:15 PM Reply

Its good to make new traditions Tom!


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 08:44 PM Reply

Did I hear new and experimental?

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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 09:29 PM Reply

Oh man, forgot about 2011 winners. Did you finally finish giving away those tank trophies? They're pretty kickass.

Tom, don't give up on a Pico Day party - Tradition can be annoying but it's not like we expect you to give a speech - just throw a shin dig, isn't that what the whole first floor is for? I wish you guys had more events at the office. Work can be put on hold for a day if need be. Sometimes it's nice to have a day to unwind other than a weekend or holiday, you know? It can't hurt to visit with your fans.

I'm looking forward to NG in 2013. You guys work so hard and create one of the best places for some of the best artists on the web to produce and mingle and show off their craft!


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 10:25 PM Reply

That sounds cool, though "New Day" sounds kinda lame. It would be interesting if the people who don't normally make content offered suggestions on what new things they want to see/hear/play.

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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 11th, 2013 @ 10:33 PM Reply

At 1/11/13 10:25 PM, MSGhero wrote: It would be interesting if the people who don't normally make content offered suggestions on what new things they want to see/hear/play.

'Think he pretty much nailed it when he said, "Music unlike existing music. Games unlike existing games. Ultra experimental, kinda crazy."
Sounds good, though.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 02:30 AM Reply

I was giving a lot of thought to attending the Pico Day event this year, but if there won't be one, that's too bad~ Still, hope to see lots of great Pico toons regardless!

At 1/11/13 05:46 PM, DuDuL wrote: Holy shit i never expected i'd get 2nd place!
It's like WOW... THANKS EVERYONE I'M HONORED!

Congrats, dude <3


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 03:17 AM Reply

Toooom, are you having your annual midwinter angst? Just chilaaaax, have a cuppa tea and poke at your game. (That's what I'm doing right now. :D)

I kinda like the idea of keeping it Pico Day, but making the yearly theme "experimental". You kinda do a theme each year so that would fit. I can see the loader now, Pico as a mad scientist with a fla file hooked up to a tesla coil.

Anyway, don't be in such a hurry to make new things all the time. You're always redesigning and pushing things forward, but that doesn't leave any time to enjoy what you have already.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 05:49 AM Reply

I think you should always have some kind of in person event at NG, even if it's no Pico day. Though my aussie friends and I can't come down if you had it on this year, we always really try to because of how fun and awesome it is. Better than christmas, no sarcasm.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 07:25 AM Reply

Honestly, Tom, the only the thing that I want from Pico Day is that we honor your birthday.

That being said, if we make it "new day," I'm fine with that too.

Just as long as it's on April 30th.


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 07:44 AM Reply

At 1/11/13 06:18 PM, LDAF wrote: I'm wrapping up an older thing for Pico Day, but the release date isn't too important. I say we keep Pico Day. New Day sounds a little bit..."meh" to me. After all, doesn't NG encourage EVERYDAY to be experimental, pushing the boundaries, innovating? I just don't see a day dedicated to that yielding too much.

Agreed. Pico is one of the "faces" of Newgrounds, and tradition is only part of what keeps NG going. The other is innovation, of course, but that happens every single day -- we've only got to look between the walls and cracks and corners for breakthroughs in music and art (animation and games go detected by almost everyone). I mean, heck, that's what has given NG its prestige in the first place!

To be perfectly honest, Tom, I have a strong gut feeling that if we were to take that tradition away, we won't really be distinguishable from any other site anymore in terms of programmes lined up for users. Pico Day, Clock Day... I mean traditions keep us together, like some sort of fraternity -- we're "close-knit" in that sense. Everyone over here identifies with them in some way, shape or form, and to varying extents. If we take these away, there's not much to know and love anymore, is there?


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 10:23 AM Reply

At 1/12/13 07:25 AM, squidly wrote: Honestly, Tom, the only the thing that I want from Pico Day is that we honor your birthday.

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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 10:42 AM Reply

At 1/12/13 07:44 AM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote: The other is innovation, of course, but that happens every single day -- we've only got to look between the walls and cracks and corners for breakthroughs in music and art
breakthroughs in [...] art

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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 10:45 AM Reply

At 1/11/13 05:46 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/11/13 05:32 PM, LiquidFire wrote: But Tom. Pico day is a Newgrounds tradition.
I feel kinda buried in traditions, I worry they will get in the way of more interesting new things happening.

Don't f***ing kill Pico Day!


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 10:47 AM Reply

At 1/12/13 10:42 AM, PIED3 wrote:
At 1/12/13 07:44 AM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote: The other is innovation, of course, but that happens every single day -- we've only got to look between the walls and cracks and corners for breakthroughs in music and art
breakthroughs in [...] art
50% of the latest art submissions have breasts in their thumbnails.

Like I said, look between the walls and cracks and corners, not look at the bloody front page or first set of results. And besides, I don't do M or A-rated stuff either, and even then there are some astounding works. (And the more astounding of them are in my favourites.)


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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 11:20 AM Reply

At 1/11/13 06:04 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/11/13 05:49 PM, gapmunky wrote: I wish i made mine in time :( http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/608885
I still need to run some more of them on the front page.

awesome. :D :D

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Response to Winter Flash-Off Winners & 2013 Jan. 12th, 2013 @ 11:36 AM Reply

Wow, all this talk about whether Pico Day should be changed, or gotten rid of, or whatever, really make the submission I'm working on for Pico Day more relevant than I had thought.
Don't let the flame die out Tom! Keep Pico Day going, tradition is everything, and I'm sure this years Pico Day will be great no matter what.