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the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 10:53 AM Reply

We're featuring the skullkid on the front page today in honor of Chance Banning, aka korded, who passed away last month in an accident at age 27.

Chance would have been around 16 when he uploaded the skullkid, which went on to be a huge hit in the early years of the Portal. His last upload was the Aidan's Wonder demo in 2010, a really promising game that unfortunately won't be finished.

I'm never very good at making these posts so I'll just leave you with this video that speaks better than I can:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QIqjuVeVzQ


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

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 10:58 AM Reply

We shall always remember Edd Gould, Jeff Weise, Chance Banning and others who left their historical mark on Newgrounds.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 10:59 AM Reply

everyone is dying and i don't like it.

can we invent a fountain of youth already?!


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:03 AM Reply

Rest in peace, Chance. Rest in peace. :(


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:04 AM Reply

At 6/3/13 10:59 AM, HighWay wrote: everyone is dying and i don't like it.

This very much. Why is it that great talents are dying so early at age?!
This is getting really scary.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:04 AM Reply

At 6/3/13 10:59 AM, HighWay wrote: everyone is dying and i don't like it.

can we invent a fountain of youth already?!

Well a fountain of youth wouldn't really assist seeing as he died due to an accident, rather than old age.

Never heard of him, nor have I viewed his content, but any member of Newgrounds passing is always a disappointment.

My heart goes out to those that love him.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:06 AM Reply

May he rest easy.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:14 AM Reply

There seems to be a 27 club... Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and now Chance Banning?

Requiescat in pace...


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:17 AM Reply

Skullkid is awesome.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:24 AM Reply

Why is everyone dying?
R.I.P.

also i enjoyed the skullkid

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:26 AM Reply

Rest in Peace Chance Banning.

skullkid was a fun game, sad to see his last creation will never be finished now

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:31 AM Reply

I used to play that in school like a decade ago


original I am.

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:40 AM Reply

Man, that sucks...can't believe that. I used to play Skullkid all the time with my friend over his house; fucking loved that game. Dude is an absolute legend in my eyes...may he rest in piece.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:50 AM Reply

At 6/3/13 10:58 AM, kkots wrote: We shall always remember Edd Gould, Jeff Weise, Chance Banning and others who left their historical mark on Newgrounds.

We will not remember Jeff Weise.

Sad day, though, Edd and Chance, RIP.


Good.

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:51 AM Reply

This absolutely breaks my heart.

Chance's creation "The Skullkid" was one of the first thing that brought me to this beautiful community.

Rest in peace, Chance.

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:58 AM Reply

Rest in Peace.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Reply

At 6/3/13 11:04 AM, Pkmn2 wrote: This very much. Why is it that great talents are dying so early at age?!

The good die young? :/

Skullkid is one of those games I'll always remember when I think back at this place when I first arrived here, will give it another go in tribute... though the considerable carnage doesn't really seem to befit the situation, beautiful music in that video though.

RIP Chance! I wonder what greatness the future could've sparked.

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:03 PM Reply

My condolences to his family and friends.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:09 PM Reply

At 6/3/13 10:59 AM, HighWay wrote: everyone is dying and i don't like it.

can we invent a fountain of youth already?!

Do you watch Indy's movie?
That would be the greatest invention that would ever exist but even if it would exist I bet it has to be of an eternal source cauz humans will drink till the last drop?
R.I.P Chance

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:14 PM Reply

makes you realize how fuckin slippery life is.
Leave your mark now, and stop waiting for the right time.
Keep producing,failing,doing,fucking,up,kickin ass. For every troll, and naysayer whos attention you catch, there's twice as many people who you've inspired.

Do shit.

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:18 PM Reply

At 6/3/13 12:14 PM, MindChamber wrote: makes you realize how fuckin slippery life is.
Leave your mark now, and stop waiting for the right time.
Keep producing,failing,doing,fucking,up,kickin ass. For every troll, and naysayer whos attention you catch, there's twice as many people who you've inspired.

Do shit.

^ This


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

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:20 PM Reply

Always a shame when a member of the community dies. Those were really good games and the guy had talent.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:22 PM Reply

At 6/3/13 12:18 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 6/3/13 12:14 PM, MindChamber wrote: makes you realize how fuckin slippery life is.
Leave your mark now, and stop waiting for the right time.
Keep producing,failing,doing,fucking,up,kickin ass. For every troll, and naysayer whos attention you catch, there's twice as many people who you've inspired.

Do shit.
^ This

UNDERDOG SINCE 2003 AND ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE OF ALL PORTALS. KIND OF.
I WILL NEVER GIVE UP! INSPIRED PLENTY, and I shall wait for my day like the unbelievable talent of days past.

RANDY SOLEM AND CHANCE BANNING, R.I.P!

hope there weren't too many capital letters here.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:30 PM Reply

At 6/3/13 10:58 AM, kkots wrote: We shall always remember Edd Gould, Jeff Weise, Chance Banning and others who left their historical mark on Newgrounds.

We will not remember Jeff Weise.

Sad day, though, Edd and Chance, RIP.


Good.

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:36 PM Reply

Rest in peace Chance. We'll all miss you. ;C


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:40 PM Reply

Bummer. That demo looked promising. Was really hoping we wouldn't have a death in the community this year.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:42 PM Reply

Oh damn... I was just looking at Aidan's Wonder (because of skull kid being front paged) and it looked like a really cool idea and game. I was wondering if he was going to release then I see this D: . Damn I've loved skull kid for so long and I was excited that he was making a new game. Fuck if only so many great artists didn't die young.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:44 PM Reply

I remember playing and replaying that game way too many times when I first came to Newgrounds!

Rest in peace, Chance.

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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:47 PM Reply

Bummer. That demo looked promising. Was really hoping we wouldn't have a death in the community this year.


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Response to the skullkid Jun. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:48 PM Reply

I've never heard about Chance nor played Skullkid, but it's still sad to hear about. I wonder who'll be next?


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