At 6/3/13 10:53 AM, TomFulp wrote:
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:
Alas, the wings of death constantly pull away those we admire. But, if we wish to keep their memories in place, we must
become like our heroes, and take their place! Who knows what amazing new artist and game developers will appear soon? I mean, I just joined a few days back, and am in the process of making my own game. (though it'll have to go through major resource shrinking before making its entrance.) What I'm trying to say is, they probably left wanting us to make sure their memories, funny and nice animations/games, and influence toward the community didn't die as well.
Long live newgrounds.