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Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 15:15:35 Reply

There are two big events this weekend, Pixel Day here on NG and the Global Game Jam, happening worldwide! Oh and I think there's a new president or something starting this weekend too.

If you make something for Pixel Day (pixel art, animation, game or chiptune), upload it on Saturday the 21st, tagging it with "pixelday2017" so we find it.

If you make a web game for the Global Game Jam, upload and tag it with "ggj2017" to be included in our collection.

Newgrounds accepts both Flash and HTML5 games. If you make a game with GameMaker or Unity, you can export an HTML5 version and upload a ZIP with your game files to NG. If you have GameMaker but not the HTML5 extension, PM me with a link to your game - I have a few licenses on-hand for the most promising looking games!

If you live in Richmond, Virginia, I'll be giving a GGJ keynote Friday night at 7pm, at the Commonwealth University Arts Depot. My talk is open to the public but if you are under 18 you must attend with a parent or guardian. If you would like to participate and make a game at that location, you must register.

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Hope everyone has a great and productive weekend, we have a lot of pixely goodness and new games to look forward to in the coming days!


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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 15:44:27 Reply

I'm happy to report that:

A: Expect something from me on Pixel Day, and...

B: I just renewed my yearly supporter upgrade!

also, first post

The word 'tosser' is tossed around a lot these days.
If you're new here . If you're submitting art . Feel free to follow (or not, it's your choice)

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 15:46:02 Reply

At 1/19/17 03:44 PM, ChazDude wrote: I'm happy to report that:

A: Expect something from me on Pixel Day, and...

B: I just renewed my yearly supporter upgrade!

Awesome and THANK YOU!


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

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 15:53:36 Reply

I'm so excited for pixel day. Last year was a lot of fun. I managed to get something prepared just in time, too (it's a song yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay)!

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 16:46:31 Reply

At 1/19/17 03:53 PM, Evilgrapez wrote: I'm so excited for pixel day. Last year was a lot of fun. I managed to get something prepared just in time, too (it's a song yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay)!

Thanks for participating! Hoping the turnout will grow each year - would love to see it bring in lots of pixel artists and chiptune musicians who don't normally hang around on NG.


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

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 17:24:23 Reply

After a lot of delays, I could finally publish one adventure mini game I made then I saw the pixel day 2017, and thought to delay it again (I with I could work full time on this and not have a day job and other things) so It can particicipate in the Pixel day. Also I have a few chiptunes and some art too for the pixel day.

About the global game jam I saw it but for the time being I'm avoiding all the jams because of the time constrains in my life and my current skill programming. :(

And when I can afford it I'm going to up my suporter donation, I love Newgrounds, ever since I discovered it, this is one of the most open minded (we can talk about and publish almost anything) and at the same time uplifting comunity arround. And I only regret not being a more active member until I started publishing things.

Keep it up Tom!


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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 17:32:42 Reply

I'm uploading my biggest pixel art ever for Pixel Day! (it's not actually that big but still pretty exciting) I've been working on it since December :')
I can't wait to see all of the art and music that gets submitted! Also super pumped that you're coming down to VCU. I'll be sure to stop by and lurk around. The Depot is a really great space, I hope you enjoy your time there.

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 17:37:08 Reply

At 1/19/17 05:24 PM, Raeldor wrote: After a lot of delays, I could finally publish one adventure mini game I made then I saw the pixel day 2017, and thought to delay it again (I with I could work full time on this and not have a day job and other things) so It can particicipate in the Pixel day. Also I have a few chiptunes and some art too for the pixel day.

Can't wait to see to see it!

And when I can afford it I'm going to up my suporter donation, I love Newgrounds, ever since I discovered it, this is one of the most open minded (we can talk about and publish almost anything) and at the same time uplifting comunity arround. And I only regret not being a more active member until I started publishing things.

Thank you! And don't worry about giving more than you do, unless of course you have tons of money and want to avoid spending it on a bunch of vices, in which case NG is a good alternative.


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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 17:39:50 Reply

At 1/19/17 05:32 PM, moawling wrote: I'm uploading my biggest pixel art ever for Pixel Day! (it's not actually that big but still pretty exciting) I've been working on it since December :')
I can't wait to see all of the art and music that gets submitted! Also super pumped that you're coming down to VCU. I'll be sure to stop by and lurk around. The Depot is a really great space, I hope you enjoy your time there.

It should be a nice trip, as long as we survive the drive past DC on Inauguration Day (planning a detour). We're planning to leave super early so if things go REALLY well there's a chance I could catch the live ceremony on TV from the hotel. I'm bringing the whole family although not 100% sure if I'll bring the kids to the talk Friday night. Planning to bring them by Saturday to see what everyone has been making, though.


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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 18:31:35 Reply

At 1/19/17 03:15 PM, TomFulp wrote: Oh and I think there's a new president or something starting this weekend too.

Make NG great again!

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 20:24:11 Reply

At 1/19/17 04:46 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/19/17 03:53 PM, Evilgrapez wrote: I'm so excited
Thanks for participating! Hoping the turnout will grow each year - would love to see it bring in lots of pixel artists and chiptune musicians who don't normally hang around on NG.

Same here! :)

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 20:24:39 Reply

Was making something for Pixel day but due to an extra busy schedule it might not be ready in time.

Still, looking forward to see all the great pixel art people will upload sat!

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 20:25:15 Reply

I'm fairly new to this so sorry if this is a stupid question.
Does it have to be uploaded on the 21st or can it be uploaded anytime around the 21st?

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I wish I could see that keynote, Tom!
I'll be part of the staff of a local GGJ on Santiago, which means I won't be making a jam game, but at least I'll be telling the jammers to upload to NG later ;)


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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 20:49:00 Reply

Woo, 14th! I'm always that guy... ):
Don't expect too much, but I might make something this Pixel Day.


I have absolutely nothing to show.

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-19 21:38:00 Reply

Boy oh boy I can't wait to play Naruto Online!


Good.

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tom do NOT let the user below me purchase newgrounds ... com

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Tom how much do you want for Newgrounds.com?

EDIT:


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im the boss of newgrounds dot com hi how are ya

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Alright gaylords i'm knocking off this popsicle stand so BACK OFF

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-20 01:19:34 Reply

At 1/20/17 01:15 AM, TehSlapHappy wrote: im the boss of newgrounds dot com hi how are ya

the edit button was a mistake


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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-20 01:20:29 Reply

At 1/20/17 01:19 AM, BasicallyTomFulp wrote:
At 1/20/17 01:15 AM, TehSlapHappy wrote: im the boss of newgrounds dot com hi how are ya
the edit button was a mistake

ur a missed steak im the boss of newgrounds dot com u fuckin idoit YA FIRED!!!~

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-20 01:21:55 Reply

If you ARE NOT a supporter... DO NOT EVER TALK TO ME EVER AGAIN!

Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day!


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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-20 01:22:54 Reply

Edit button for supporters only.

Thats how you make money tom.

only supporters can use the website


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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-20 01:23:42 Reply

At 1/20/17 01:21 AM, Zachary wrote: If you ARE NOT a supporter... DO NOT EVER TALK TO ME EVER AGAIN!

Don't talk to me or my supporter alt ever again

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-20 05:28:23 Reply

Get ready for my rage-causing game that I made for Pixel Day.

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I was hoping to release my first game in 6 years on pixel day, but sadly it will not be ready in time ;( Which is sad for me because I was looking forward to showing off what html5 can do. meh, maybe next year.

Good luck to all the entries! I look forward to judging you :D

At 1/20/17 05:28 AM, Wolod wrote: Get ready for my rage-causing game that I made for Pixel Day.

looking forward to it :D

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-20 07:59:32 Reply

After I upload Newgroundsvania part 2 art I'm going to be staying home all day to browse some awesome Pixel Day submissions.

I wonder if Tom Fulp or any NG users knows Pixel Joint?

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-20 08:05:57 Reply

Sounds great
What will the keynote be about?
Wheres my NG app?

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Response to Richmond, VA GGJ & Pixel Day! 2017-01-20 11:13:20 Reply

So glad you're coming to RVA for GGJ! See ya at the keynote


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