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The winner of the 2014 Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation has been announced!

As many of you know, the final round theme was "Animate in the Style of Your Opponent" and the contenders were:

  • 'Chicken Castle'
    'Chicken Castle' by ButzboPrud

    The quest for a limbless pet.

    Score
    4.36 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    8,033 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Animate in your Opponent
    Animate in your Opponent by StejkRobot

    NATA Final "Animate in the style of your Opponent"

    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    9,202 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

The winner is StejkRobot! Congrats and thank you EVERYONE who participated in NATA this year, our best year yet!

Monthly Voting Time

It's monthly voting time so please check your account page to see if you're on the panel to decide the Best of August.

Brief PAX Wrap-Up

My flight from PAX landed last night and right now I'm just catching up from the past week so sorry this is so brief.

PAX was a ton of fun this year and our booth for the Behemoth & Game 4 was nuts. Here's Dan & Stamper on GameSpot.

Thank you everyone who came by and said hi! If you took pics, you can post them here or Tweet them and post a link like this guy.

Madness: Project Nexus 2

Check out the Madness: Project Nexus 2 Kickstarter and vote on Steam Greenlight.

Madness is 37% funded and near the top 50 on Greenlight.

I also created a Steam collection called "Newgrounds", for games from the NG community. Let me know if you have something in Greenlight!

Other Stuff

I ran payments a few hours ago so if you're paid via Paypal, you should have that now. There was a small delay due to PAX.

Tomorrow is Throwback Thursday and I have my bigass list ready. Highlights will go out on our social feeds.

QUESTION:

Have you ever come to NG as a result of seeing us in your social feed on Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr? Were you introduced to NG as a result of your social feed? Had you been away for a while but came back as a result of something in your social feed?


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

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

Hello Tom.

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 03:44 PM, TomFulp wrote: Have you ever come to NG as a result of seeing us in your social feed on Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr? Were you introduced to NG as a result of your social feed? Had you been away for a while but came back as a result of something in your social feed?

Not exactly. I've been introduced to Newgrounds with some of the Windows parodies that make fun of Windows 95, 98, 2000 and XP. They were really awesome. But basically, that was before I even have a Facebook or Twitter account.

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 03:48 PM, Loki wrote: Hello Tom.

Hi Loki.


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

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 03:51 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:48 PM, Loki wrote: Hello Tom.
Hi Loki.

Hi there, Tom.

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 03:44 PM, TomFulp wrote: Have you ever come to NG as a result of seeing us in your social feed on Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr? Were you introduced to NG as a result of your social feed? Had you been away for a while but came back as a result of something in your social feed?

I was watching a Vsauce video on Youtube and there was a link for a game on Newgrounds, i clicked it and that's pretty much how i found NG.

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

Congrats to winner..

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 03:57 PM, fieldertiger wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:51 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:48 PM, Loki wrote: Hello Tom.
Hi Loki.
Hi there, Tom.

Hi fieldertiger.


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

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 03:44 PM, TomFulp wrote:
Have you ever come to NG as a result of seeing us in your social feed on Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr? Were you introduced to NG as a result of your social feed? Had you been away for a while but came back as a result of something in your social feed?

I'm on here too much for it to even be a concern to me. I open up NG while I'm opening up Facebook or Twitter.

One thing I will say is that I did try following NG on Facebook and it got to a point where I didn't want to see any more content from the page. I love the website and the content on here, but It felt like the page was constantly popping up in my feed to show me some flash movie that I didn't really care about. I'm not sure how often you guys were putting stuff up, but it made it so that I didn't want to follow you guys because I'd get notification and think it was something pertinent to my own life (Like a cute girl liking my photo teehee) and instead it was BillyJon's Batman Flash.

MAYBE I'm just being an ornery dick about this, but that's been my experience with the NG Facebook. I love what you guys are doing on Twitter, though. #TunesDay was a great idea.


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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 04:11 PM, ZJ wrote: One thing I will say is that I did try following NG on Facebook and it got to a point where I didn't want to see any more content from the page. I love the website and the content on here, but It felt like the page was constantly popping up in my feed to show me some flash movie that I didn't really care about. I'm not sure how often you guys were putting stuff up, but it made it so that I didn't want to follow you guys because I'd get notification and think it was something pertinent to my own life (Like a cute girl liking my photo teehee) and instead it was BillyJon's Batman Flash.

Had you set your FB to ALWAYS receive notifications from NG? This is what is difficult with FB; if you don't do that, you only receive occasional updates - for example we have almost 200k followers but a lot of stuff will just go out to 2k feeds. That's why it's "recommended" that you increase your post frequency, because theoretically you will reach more of your audience over the course of the day... Hard to find the right balance. We did notice a lot of people stop following us Tunesday so we cut back the amount of music that gets promoted.


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

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

Game 4 looks so wildly different from the other behemoth games. strategy instead of arcade action.


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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 04:05 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:57 PM, fieldertiger wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:51 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:48 PM, Loki wrote: Hello Tom.
Hi Loki.
Hi there, Tom.
Hi fieldertiger.

hAI tHOMAs


My eyes are up here.

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 04:23 PM, ChazDude wrote:
At 9/3/14 04:05 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:57 PM, fieldertiger wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:51 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:48 PM, Loki wrote: Hello Tom.
Hi Loki.
Hi there, Tom.
Hi fieldertiger.
hAI tHOMAs

Now I'm afraid of making people feel left out... Hai ChazDude!


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

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 04:34 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/3/14 04:23 PM, ChazDude wrote:
At 9/3/14 04:05 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:57 PM, fieldertiger wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:51 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/3/14 03:48 PM, Loki wrote: Hello Tom.
Hi Loki.
Hi there, Tom.
Hi fieldertiger.
hAI tHOMAs
Now I'm afraid of making people feel left out... Hai ChazDude!

Alright Tom, how's it going?                                                                                                                                                                

 
 
 
 

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At 9/3/14 04:41 PM, SwisherCovent wrote: Alright Tom, how's it going?                                                                                                                                                                

Going alright, SwisherCovent.


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

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

Voted on the steam greenlight games, also added you on steam.

I'm really not on social media, so your question really does not apply to me.

Also, Hello Tom.


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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 04:34 PM, TomFulp wrote: Now I'm afraid of making people feel left out... Hai ChazDude!

Howdy Tom.


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[18:34] <PissedWaffers> WHERE WILL YOU GO NOW?

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 03:44 PM, TomFulp wrote: I also created a Steam collection called "Newgrounds", for games from the NG community. Let me know if you have something in Greenlight!

I don't personally, but Engauge was very recently Kickstarted, and features Newground's Wurmy as a programmer.


GAH!

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

Heya Tommybutt <3


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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 03:44 PM, TomFulp wrote: a)Have you ever come to NG as a result of seeing us in your social feed on Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr?
b)Were you introduced to NG as a result of your social feed?

a- It's more the reverse for me- I add artists to my social feeds because I discovered them on Newgrounds.

b-I was introduced to NG before I was really into social media... I was playing some NG games that were hosted on other sites (which are probably long gone by now) and decided to click the link.


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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

At 9/3/14 03:44 PM, TomFulp wrote: a)Have you ever come to NG as a result of seeing us in your social feed on Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr?

Never. If I go on deviantArt (very rarely since NG's Art portal began), it's to add artists I've met here!

b)Were you introduced to NG as a result of your social feed?

NG is my alpha and omega social feed, otherwise, I wouldn't bother with the likes of Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr at all, which I don't. Outside of that, @yetanotherjohn and I are alike; we fell in with this crowd when 'social media' became mainstream, and stuck around... that is, if I understood his gist.

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

We've been following your work for quite some time now, tom.


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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

QUESTION:

Have you ever come to NG as a result of seeing us in your social feed on Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr? Were you introduced to NG as a result of your social feed? Had you been away for a while but came back as a result of something in your social feed?

Not really. I came here for the audio portal originally, which I discovered through the artist page links in the game super crazy guitar maniac deluxe 2. I do sometimes follow the links on facebook but I visit newgrounds most days anyway.

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oh no!
butzboprud is a big stupid fat loser.

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

Man, NATA drew some great talent this year. Pun intended. I'm a big fan of both StejkRobot and ButzboPrud.

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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

Man, what a BRUTAL theme. Especially for the last round. It completely rips you out of your comfort zone, then you have to wholly embrace your opponent and HIS style. Great Job who ever came up with that crazy curve ball.
I was really rooting for ButzboPrud. I have been watching this guy for a while and I really thought he was gong to take it...
But man, StejkRobot just nailed that last round. He really adapted to ButzboPrud style well, and added a bunch of effects that complemented it.

HOWEVER, I do feel StejkRobot may have had an advantage over ButzboPrud. ButzboPrud style is SO unique and more importantly utterly cohesive and refined. Not to mention ButzboPrud has a far greater body of work that StejkRobot could use as a pool of references. Ultimately StejkRobot could focus more on the execution and less on figuring out the look and the presentation.

And just to clarify, I am not saying StejkRobot wouldn't have one if the theme was something else. And I really do think that last round video he made was the shit!!!!!! I can't wait to see more from him, LOTS MORE!


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Response to NATA Winner & PAX Wrap-Up 2 weeks ago Reply

congrats! and i wasn't expecting that kind of theme for the final.. LOL

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At 9/4/14 01:27 AM, BoMToons wrote: This could go on the greenlight list:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=152710075

Oh, and Hai Tom! :-3

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At 9/3/14 03:44 PM, TomFulp wrote: QUESTION:

Have you ever come to NG as a result of seeing us in your social feed on Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr? Were you introduced to NG as a result of your social feed? Had you been away for a while but came back as a result of something in your social feed?

I was told of NG from another user on dA forum


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