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Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 11:20:47 Reply

Just a heads up in case you didn't notice it on the calendar: We are having a Halloween Spooktacular!

People can make Halloween / Horror-themed movies, games, art and music this month, tag them with "halloween2013" and be eligible for prizes. See the collection for more details.

Artists may be interested in this site skin opportunity and gamers should be playing this:

  • Freak o' Lantern
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    You're a deformed freak child! Go out on Halloween night to snatch candies from kids! >:)

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There is a TON of opportunity to make a fun, ORIGINAL scary / silly horror game, get front page, get loved, and maybe get some money too. There are too many safe / generic web games nowadays, to steal a slogan from Austin, we need to Keep Newgrounds Weird.

Keep that in mind with your movies, art and music too.


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

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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 11:30:27 Reply

wow ! AMAZING ! HALLOWEEN 2013 ? Quick Step The Year :'I

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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 11:31:48 Reply

this really spooked my guts off! i guess the secret project is put on hold during spooktober since you have so much else going on

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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 11:35:33 Reply

At 10/17/13 11:31 AM, supergandhi64 wrote: this really spooked my guts off! i guess the secret project is put on hold during spooktober since you have so much else going on

The secret project is still going full-force... Hence why I'm not doing a better job getting the Spooktacular going this year.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 11:37:26 Reply

At 10/17/13 11:20 AM, TomFulp wrote: to steal a slogan from Austin, we need to Keep Newgrounds Weird.

That's the way! Just like Hulk Hogan's Hostmania. :P

Lots of great Halloween submissions so far... and Jack o' Lantern was an extensive project. I'm looking forward to the best of what's left! Any plans on bringing back the season-specific NG logos btw? A headless tankmen, a pumpkin shooting out of the barrel, blood on the treads... could be fun!

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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 11:42:35 Reply

I'm working on an animation for Halloween, it's a bit long, but I am making pretty good progress on it. I'll try to get it up before the end of the month. It would suck to miss the deadline by a few days and not even be counted.

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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 12:13:12 Reply

I'm going to try VERY hard to put together a small creepy little game. Hopefully I finish in time.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 12:55:54 Reply

At 10/17/13 11:35 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 10/17/13 11:31 AM, supergandhi64 wrote: this really spooked my guts off! i guess the secret project is put on hold during spooktober since you have so much else going on
The secret project is still going full-force... Hence why I'm not doing a better job getting the Spooktacular going this year.

You need me to handle this one?


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 13:13:05 Reply

At 10/17/13 11:20 AM, TomFulp wrote: People can make Halloween / Horror-themed movies, games, art and music this month, tag them with "halloween2013" and be eligible for prizes. See the collection for more details.

I may actually get something recorded for Halloween this year. I got some loop stuff that I can add effects to to make it sound creepy and whatnot.

Artists may be interested in this site skin opportunity and gamers should be playing this:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/626809

I saw that in the Portal yesterday but I didn't get a chance to play it. I'm wondering why didn't show up when I clicked the start button on the top though. Since I fanned (or whatever the term is) Evil-Dog and I should be getting stuff that he submitted on there. I mean, it showed a news post he made but not that.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 13:39:32 Reply

At 10/17/13 11:20 AM, TomFulp wrote:
There is a TON of opportunity to make a fun, ORIGINAL scary / silly horror game, get front page, get loved, and maybe get some money too. There are too many safe / generic web games nowadays, to steal a slogan from Austin, we need to Keep Newgrounds Weird.

Keep that in mind with your movies, art and music too.

That's the spirit Tom!


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 15:22:54 Reply

At 10/17/13 11:20 AM, TomFulp wrote:

we need to Keep Newgrounds Weird.


Keep that in mind with your movies, art and music too.

That is make Newgrounds more awesome.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 15:24:07 Reply

Awesome Tom!! Over here people are starting to wear jackets and it's really starting to look like fall. Halloween truly is on it's way.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 15:25:30 Reply

No pumpkin carving contest this year, Tom?


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 15:38:11 Reply

At 10/17/13 03:25 PM, ZJ wrote: No pumpkin carving contest this year, Tom?

Do plan that, I should announce that.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 15:38:18 Reply

The lack of seeing file size infuriates me


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 15:38:58 Reply

At 10/17/13 03:38 PM, mandog wrote: The lack of seeing file size infuriates me

Just pretend it's REALLY BIG.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 15:57:24 Reply

At 10/17/13 03:38 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 10/17/13 03:38 PM, mandog wrote: The lack of seeing file size infuriates me
Just pretend it's REALLY BIG.

Why was the file size info removed? I think it was done to put an end to guys voting on submissions judging by the submission's megabytes. Is this a good theory?

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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 16:03:14 Reply

At 10/17/13 03:57 PM, TowelMarket wrote: Why was the file size info removed? I think it was done to put an end to guys voting on submissions judging by the submission's megabytes. Is this a good theory?

Nope, it was just broken as a result of a bunch of changes to our system.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 16:20:33 Reply

At 10/17/13 04:03 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 10/17/13 03:57 PM, TowelMarket wrote: Why was the file size info removed? I think it was done to put an end to guys voting on submissions judging by the submission's megabytes. Is this a good theory?
Nope, it was just broken as a result of a bunch of changes to our system.

Well, the clocks ticking boys, you have an unspecified amount of time before I kill the hostages.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 17:14:53 Reply

Ok, I like the latest news thing now. If I could move the news pod around too, that'd be swell.

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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 17:29:50 Reply

At 10/17/13 05:14 PM, MSGhero wrote: Ok, I like the latest news thing now. If I could move the news pod around too, that'd be swell.

Now that latest news is in the header, do you feel any desire to have it in the left column? I'm thinking we can just get rid of it, ditch the header, and lead with notifications and calendar - bringing everything else up higher.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 17:39:48 Reply

At 10/17/13 05:14 PM, MSGhero wrote: Ok, I like the latest news thing now.

I don't like it at all. The News is already on a pretty major spot on FP right now. If there is an issue with NG's design, it wasn't the news feed of all things. With this thing slapped in the middle of the screen, there's yet another addition that will confuse a lot of newcomers more than anything.

In my personal opinion; you should work on the skeuomorphisms more than anything and push News Posts of Users to the forefront instead of your bigger forum posts. If NG is about the community, let's hear what the community has to say.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 17:42:45 Reply

At 10/17/13 05:29 PM, TomFulp wrote: I'm thinking we can just get rid of it, ditch the header, and lead with notifications and calendar - bringing everything else up higher.

Can you make a mockup of what that'd look like?


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 17:47:39 Reply

THE RODENT

a coming series

http://bit.ly/19PJ6Fr

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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 17:49:40 Reply

At 10/17/13 05:29 PM, TomFulp wrote: Now that latest news is in the header, do you feel any desire to have it in the left column? I'm thinking we can just get rid of it, ditch the header, and lead with notifications and calendar - bringing everything else up higher.

Disregard my last post, if you plan to get rid of your news post on the left column.
I do suggest aligning it to the right, to perhaps not make it TOO glaring. You might even be able to tuck the social media icons in a more subtle area, taking less space?

I still think you should backpedal the copious amounts of textures and bevels tho.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 17:57:19 Reply

At 10/17/13 05:29 PM, TomFulp wrote: Now that latest news is in the header, do you feel any desire to have it in the left column? I'm thinking we can just get rid of it, ditch the header, and lead with notifications and calendar - bringing everything else up higher.

I don't. I never really liked it, mainly cuz I start in the forums so there's some bias. Best new games especially should get bumped up. All of the social media icons are recognizable without descriptions, so maybe replace that pod with just the icons somewhere else.

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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 17:58:02 Reply

At 10/17/13 05:49 PM, test-object wrote: Disregard my last post, if you plan to get rid of your news post on the left column.
I do suggest aligning it to the right, to perhaps not make it TOO glaring. You might even be able to tuck the social media icons in a more subtle area, taking less space?

I still think you should backpedal the copious amounts of textures and bevels tho.

Yeah - the benefit to being in the header is it gets exposure on all pages instead of the front page, AND we can bring up everything in the left column on the front page.

We've been working on streamlined layout designs, although it also needs to become an adaptive design at that point. Feels like there is never enough time between the urge for redesigns. :(


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 18:01:09 Reply

At 10/17/13 05:49 PM, test-object wrote: I do suggest aligning it to the right, to perhaps not make it TOO glaring. You might even be able to tuck the social media icons in a more subtle area, taking less space?

Also I had tinkered with social media icons in the header but they were feeling visually distracting. I still regularly question the value of all the social media presence too.


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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 18:13:26 Reply

At 10/17/13 05:29 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 10/17/13 05:14 PM, MSGhero wrote: Ok, I like the latest news thing now. If I could move the news pod around too, that'd be swell.
Now that latest news is in the header, do you feel any desire to have it in the left column? I'm thinking we can just get rid of it, ditch the header, and lead with notifications and calendar - bringing everything else up higher.

Id rather see your nice pretty face along with the headline, Tom! You should keep both of them

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Response to Halloween Spooktacular 2013-10-17 18:14:31 Reply

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