Lalo is organizing a Sheep Collab and it's a great exercise for animators. Simply use the provided template and instructions to animate your own sheep going over the fence. The end result will be a visual feast of sheep! Check out Lalo's post for more info, the deadline is November 2nd.
Death Jam wrapped up last night, with almost 30 entries! More than 30 if you count the combined entries in NG Office Death Jam. A bunch of artists from NYC made the treck to jam at the NG office, something we should be doing on more weekends since this place is big and people have a good time.
Back in January 2012 I made a front page post about Cal Cuffaro performing Faithfully by Journey, filmed by Bendo from NG. Cal was just 17 at the time and a pretty damn impressive musician.
Almost three years later, Cal and Bendo are back with an original song and video! They are both really talented guys and it's fun to watch their rise, so here's another plug: Watch Memories by Cal Cuffaro, video directed by Matt Bendo.
You can also snag the song on iTunes. Wishing all the best for them!
Friday was Clock Day and if you don't know what the deal is with that, read the history.
A lot of people assume Clock Day submissions aren't worth watching but there were some real gems this year. For example:
- 4.04 / 5.00
- Ages 17+
RenegadeClock recreated the Game of Thrones intro, but with clocks. It is DAMN IMPRESSIVE.
- 3.99 / 5.00
- Ages 17+
StrawberryClock showed up with a collab featuring a bunch of artists from the early days of NG, a real treat for anyone who has been on the site since early 2000s or before. He also took daily 1st, which seems fitting for Clock Day!
We've got a really exciting week ahead, Wednesday in particular. The final round of NATA is wrapping up, with StejkRobot and ButzboPrud going head to head in each other's style.
Wednesday is also the public launch of Phoenotopia, currently in pre-release for NG supporters! This is one of the greatest web games ever made, be sure to make some time to play it this week.
Also this Sunday is the launch of the Madnes: Project Nexus 2 Kickstarter, so get ready to help us make a big push out the gate. It's been amazing to see what The-Swain and Krinkels have pulled together in the past year!
Only five days left for the K.O.L.M Kickstarter!!!
Also Engauge is halfway to its Kickstarter goal.
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