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Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 01:58 PM Reply

Please check out A Small Favor on Kickstarter. Newgrounds sponsored the web versions of this series and would love to see it go all the way as a big PC / Mac / Mobile game.

The winners of the NG Commercial Contest have been announced!

Commercial Contest Winners (1st-3rd)

  • NG Commercial 2013
    NG Commercial 2013 by WhiteLightning

    Instantly get the attention you deserve!

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    8,177 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Newgrounds TV Bump
    Newgrounds TV Bump by digsBot

    A Newgrounds Public Service Announcement

    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    17,663 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Everything, by Everyone
    Everything, by Everyone by jagondudo

    NG commercial

    Score
    3.94 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,865 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

Thank you ForNoReason for organizing the Commercial Contest!

Your votes are in and the Best of April have been determined.

Top Five Movies

  • The Reward
    The Reward by SunCreatureStudio

    The Reward is a film about bromance, fantasy, killing stuff... and HIGH FIVES!!

    Score
    4.59 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    94,600 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • PowerTrip
    PowerTrip by Spazkid

    What REALLY happens when you look directly into the sun.

    Score
    4.50 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    704,775 Views
    Rated
    Adults Only
  • DBZ - Proctology Academy
    DBZ - Proctology Academy by Sexual-Lobster

    Vegeta needs a career change.

    Score
    4.52 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    145,403 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Dovahbear 3
    Dovahbear 3 by Joe2k

    Dovahbear takes a tumble after drinking too much honey mead.

    Score
    4.52 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    134,060 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Girl Gamers
    Girl Gamers by Jaltoid

    More Girls and More Games

    Score
    4.26 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    132,096 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

The top ranked movied based on original material and winner of $250 is The Reward!

Top Five Games

  • Pico's School DX
    Pico's School DX by Kenney

    Save your school from a massacre...again!

    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    66,978 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Segway of the Dead
    Segway of the Dead by Evil-Dog

    Survive the zombie apocalypse on your segway in this massive tale of action and redemption

    Score
    3.71 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    238,704 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • no-one has to die.
    no-one has to die. by StuStuTheBloo

    Choose who lives and who dies. Your decisions change everything.

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    141,787 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • The Ventures Fulp
    The Ventures Fulp by deathink

    WELCOME TO DIE!

    Score
    3.63 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    47,275 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Pico's School 2
    Pico's School 2 by Clatform

    Pico is ready to kick some ass again after almost 14 years of absence!!!

    Score
    3.23 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    44,401 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+

Sorry to everyone who got beat by Pico's School 2.

Runner-up Movies

6. BabyGroundz
7. Don't Touch Pac-Man
8. ZTV News Episode N
9. Lisa Killed Off Simpsons
10. Vertical Seafood Taco
11. Romanticide
12. TOME Episode 07
13. "I Am A GameBoy"
14. The Super Rope Solution
15. Lazy Writing 8.5
16. Jotun
17. Mortal Kombat FAILtality2
18. Retarded Animal Babies 9
19. Villainy - Puddle Trubble
20. Holiday

Runner-up Games

6. - The Wave -
7. CrateRun
8. COLORUS
9. Castle Guard 2
10. Medical Examination
11. Cygnus
12. The King's League Odyssey
13. Guild Dungeons 2
14. Host Master Deux
15. Balls Brothers
16. ButtonX20
17. Quantum Corps
18. Douchebag Workout 2
19. Hands of War 3
20. Magnetized

The voter of the month and winner of $100 is Dark-Ninja1!

Voting is really important because our judgment process has been moving pretty slow lately. Thank you everyone who contributes to the voting process; your votes have a big impact on not just where new entries place, but how efficiently our judgment process runs!

Congrats to the winners!

Next up will be the winners of the Construct 2 Touch Jam, along with a write-up of how various games ran on my iPhone, to hopefully help future HTML5 games work better on phones.

Also, we're close with a project system update that will fix the quirks and bugs that have come up this past month (publishing failures, missing thumbnails, etc.) while also streamlining the process to make it better than ever. Anticipating a launch next week! Sorry for the bugs and thanks for bearing with us.

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 02:03 PM Reply

Hooray to Suncreaturestudios!


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 02:05 PM Reply

Hello Tom, how are you today?


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 02:15 PM Reply

You're just now fixing that publishing problem? damn dude, I still feel bad about clogging up everyone's feeds hahah


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 02:20 PM Reply

At 5/8/13 01:58 PM, TomFulp wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/614394
Sorry to everyone who got beat by Pico's School 2.

Ahahaha, Pico's School 2 has obtained the fifth position, however congratulations to all!


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 02:22 PM Reply

At 5/8/13 02:05 PM, Slint wrote: Hello Tom, how are you today?

I'm allergic to whatever is going on outside!

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 02:22 PM Reply

At 5/8/13 02:15 PM, Saminat wrote: You're just now fixing that publishing problem? damn dude, I still feel bad about clogging up everyone's feeds hahah

Yeah, my feed right now is mostly filled with "Deleted", been a long month.

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 02:30 PM Reply

Stop giving me all these awards Tom, can't hold 'em al :(

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 02:40 PM Reply

Congrats to all the winners! Also interested in seeing what the update for the Project System is. Silly as it sounds, I kind of hope that it adds Art Portal functionality; for example, let's say one person is doing line art and another is doing coloring. The Project System would make it really easy for them to keep track of progress and such, just like the Audio Portal compatibility in the Project System did for musicians.


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 02:55 PM Reply

I ranked 8th.
Just, wow.


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 04:09 PM Reply

Congrats to all of the winners.

At 5/8/13 01:58 PM, TomFulp wrote: Also, we're close with a project system update that will fix the quirks and bugs that have come up this past month (publishing failures, missing thumbnails, etc.) while also streamlining the process to make it better than ever. Anticipating a launch next week! Sorry for the bugs and thanks for bearing with us.

Sweet. Though are we going to expect some downtime when this happens?


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 04:21 PM Reply

At 5/8/13 04:09 PM, Viper50 wrote: Sweet. Though are we going to expect some downtime when this happens?

I don't believe so. A lot of the downtime lately has been the result of a lot of back-end work being done with the hardware that powers the site.

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 04:36 PM Reply

At 5/8/13 04:21 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 5/8/13 04:09 PM, Viper50 wrote: Sweet. Though are we going to expect some downtime when this happens?
I don't believe so. A lot of the downtime lately has been the result of a lot of back-end work being done with the hardware that powers the site.

Ah okay. I felt like asking just in case someone else wanted to know.


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 05:12 PM Reply

At 5/8/13 02:30 PM, Kenney wrote: Stop giving me all these awards Tom, can't hold 'em al :(

game of the year is next?


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 05:41 PM Reply

i def should have won the commercial contest
def
calling SO many lawyers right now
i hope you have a nice suit


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 06:22 PM Reply

Awesome! Congrats to those who made monthly tops!


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 06:43 PM Reply

Oh wow, 13th! Thanks for even considering me, NG.

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 08:15 PM Reply

I'll post this newgrounds commercial entry as an honorable mention simply because I really liked it :)

  • A Newgrounds Commercial
    A Newgrounds Commercial by Jonimator

    A commercial for our beloved Newgrounds

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    4.28 / 5.00
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    Movie
    Popularity
    19,140 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 08:38 PM Reply

Good job everyone and frick yeah!


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 8th, 2013 @ 10:19 PM Reply

Glad to see that The Reward won the top prize for this month! It was a great piece of animation. Wouldn't be surprised at all if it won the best movie award for 2013.


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 9th, 2013 @ 12:29 AM Reply

At 5/8/13 08:15 PM, Tanadrine-Studios wrote: I'll post this newgrounds commercial entry as an honorable mention simply because I really liked it :)
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/611180

Woo! I'll gladly take an honorable mention ;P

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 9th, 2013 @ 08:16 AM Reply

altho the movies that won were well animated i wish rotmk disk 2 came in first... not even a mention :'(

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 9th, 2013 @ 10:53 AM Reply

Thanks Tom for the shout out!


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 9th, 2013 @ 05:05 PM Reply

I'm glad PowerTrip & The Reward snatched the top two spots this month, them both just might be early favorites when 2013 is passed. Also, Pico School DX, woo. Congrats to the winners! Commercial winners too, hope this propaganda brings in a surge of new users!

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 9th, 2013 @ 08:06 PM Reply

Thank you ForNoReason!


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 9th, 2013 @ 08:11 PM Reply

The Reward was so amazing I can't wait for the full thing! Congratulations to all the other winners and runner-ups!


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 9th, 2013 @ 10:11 PM Reply

I really enjoyed powertrip

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 10th, 2013 @ 02:13 AM Reply

At 5/8/13 01:58 PM, TomFulp wrote: Please check out A Small Favor on Kickstarter. Newgrounds sponsored the web versions of this series and would love to see it go all the way as a big PC / Mac / Mobile game.

It still looks like a longshot, but I pray they make it!! A quality game that's fun and safe for all ages is worthy goal indeed!

Voting is really important because our judgment process has been moving pretty slow lately. Thank you everyone who contributes to the voting process; your votes have a big impact on not just where new entries place, but how efficiently our judgment process runs!

Yyyyeah, the people who need to hear this, aren't listening (or reading the newsposts). They're just posting content, and scurrying back to YouTube or wherever, to see how many more followers they can get. I don't think it would be unreasonable for you to mass PM a short statement, say, once a month, to any and all contributors/uploaders. Or just add a statement right before the user can submit the content, to vote on other peoples stuff.. since their submission also depends on votes to pass the Under Judgement phase, dammit.
Maybe if the drop down menu for games and movies were ordered differently, linearly (UJ, latest, greatest..), it might have an impact. For a good long while, the "Classic" Portal, was the main area of activity here. By side-lining that page, new and old users alike can't get a grip of the incoming action, unless they go to that page. Maybe by reordering the drop-down menus, and lowering the amount of views/votes, we can deal with the overly casual user.... those dabblers of already rated content ._.


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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 10th, 2013 @ 04:41 PM Reply

At 5/10/13 02:13 AM, VicariousE wrote: Good stuff

Alternatively, combining the UJ page with Latest; making it harder for people to evade voting decisively should make the UJ period significantly shorter. As I see it, there are two groups of users now, those who view new submissions solely through the UJ/Portal section, or those who view new submissions solely through Latest. Other than protecting a chunk of users from malicious entries, the split content view seems a bit needless IMHO.

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Response to Best of April 2013 May. 10th, 2013 @ 05:27 PM Reply

At 5/10/13 04:41 PM, Cyberdevil wrote: Alternatively, combining the UJ page with Latest; making it harder for people to evade voting decisively should make the UJ period significantly shorter. As I see it, there are two groups of users now, those who view new submissions solely through the UJ/Portal section, or those who view new submissions solely through Latest. Other than protecting a chunk of users from malicious entries, the split content view seems a bit needless IMHO.

It's a contentious problem, has been since Tom split the movies and games up.. but I can understand why: to compete with YouTube and YouPron type layouts. Other user submitted content sites, have ridden the coat-tails of Newgrounds success easily, but at the cost of the human touch. What makes Newgrounds special, is the vetting of content, by it's users... and that's a tough sell considering the competition (which new users are most familiar with).

Just this year, there has been a paradigm shift in the internet as a whole. WOW has lost over a million subscribers to free online games, portable/phone apps are outpacing 4:3 or 16:9 PC monitor usage, McDonalds is reporting no growth; "...it's the economy, stupid!" Plus the internet is more fun when you can just show someone IRL, "Look at this video/game/app/picture", instead of inviting them home to do so.


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