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Thank you everyone who participated in Pixel Day last weekend!

This marked our second annual Pixel Day, an event suggested by @RealFaction. Judging this year has once again been by @RealFaction and myself.

The top three in each category will receive $100, $50 and $30 respectively.

Top Five Games

  • ADARAN
    ADARAN by Miroko

    A devil-like creature running and gunning helpless foes. Who's the real villain?

    Score
    3.94 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    17,047 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • S.M.O.L.
    S.M.O.L. by BoMToons

    Blast illuminated pixels for Pixel Day 2017!

    Score
    3.84 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    10,065 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Minute of Rage
    Minute of Rage by Wolod

    Try to survive one minute on the deadly arena.

    Score
    3.63 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    19,420 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Split Space 2017
    Split Space 2017 by JauqAr

    Shoot your way through waves of baddies.

    Score
    3.58 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    5,560 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Bad Boys
    Bad Boys by FsebastiamL

    animals-robots from the space in a bar fight!!!

    Score
    3.19 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    5,022 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

Top Five Music

  • Adaran's level loop
    Adaran's level loop by Fretzone

    Chiptune loop for the game Adaran

    Score
    4.57 / 5.00
    Type
    Loop
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    4,663 Views
  • The Tyrant King
    The Tyrant King by tripledigit

    Pixel Day 2017

    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    544 Views
  • Sprite Strife
    Sprite Strife by Stemodity

    Collab for PixelDay2017

    Score
    3.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Chipstep
    Popularity
    672 Views
  • Epilogue
    Epilogue by hyperdemented

    submission for pixelday2017

    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Chipstep
    Popularity
    7,736 Views
  • Broken Memories
    Broken Memories by TheJanitor9k

    Melodic chiptunes song that is recovered from a old hard drive

    Score
    3.76 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    681 Views

Top Five Art

  • i like drawing because it makes me forget about myself
    Score
    4.822299651 / 5.00
    Type
    Pixel Art
    Popularity
    3,280 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Dinos vs UFOs
    Dinos vs UFOs by moawling

    Please click for best resolution!!! I wasn't there, so I can't say for sure, but I'm 90% certain that this is how it happene...

    Score
    4.643356643 / 5.00
    Type
    Pixel Art
    Popularity
    1,939 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Newgrounds in Metroidvania 2
    Newgrounds in Metroidvania 2 by ScepterDPinoy

    Previously...: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/scepterdpinoy/newgrounds-in-metroidvania Full description here if you're h...

    Score
    4.787500000 / 5.00
    Type
    Pixel Art
    Popularity
    2,856 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • intruder
    intruder by radshoe

    click on the image for a higher resolution. happy pixel day everyone! ;d

    Score
    4.627118644 / 5.00
    Type
    Pixel Art
    Popularity
    2,425 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Ancient Aliens
    Ancient Aliens by Raeldor

    I tested a 16 color palette doing this painting, it is very hard, no wonder old 8 bit games look so bad :P. Limiting myself ...

    Score
    4.142857142 / 5.00
    Type
    Illustration
    Popularity
    352 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

Special thanks for @Luis for being our art tie-breaker.

Top Five Movies

Thank you again to everyone who helped create another successful Pixel Day! I'll admit I was expecting a larger turnout in the Art Portal and I have plans to address that next year. There is definitely WAAAAAY more room for awareness of this event.

Global Game Jam

This past weekend was also the 2017 Global Game Jam, where developers met up around the world to make games in 48 hours. If you made a web game, be sure to share and tag it with "ggj17" here on NG!

@01010111 invited me to Richmond, VA to give a talk at the RVA Game Jams site for the Global Game Jam. It was great meeting everyone and showing my kids a game jam in action. I also got to meet @moawling, who was super delightful and not at all creepy like in her profile picture.

Other Stuff

If you suffer from seasonal depression or just straight up depression, remember there will be better days ahead. If you feel like you're getting caught up in all the negative stuff happening in the world or in your life, try to do something this week to make other people smile. You could write a positive review for something you like here on NG!

Our refactoring of the favorites system is making great progress and will be opening up a lot of new possibilities. For example, won't it be nice to finally see who has favorited your work? Or even find out the moment it happens in your feed? We can all use a little more positive reinforcement.

General reminder: If you are making an animation or game to share on NG, we have created a list of royalty-free music resources you can use. NG can't host unlicensed commercial audio, so please resist sticking your favorite song from the radio in there. Also, it is a big help when you properly credit the music in your submission, so no one has to ask and I won't have to unpublish your work while I check.

Finally, we're close to hitting our new monthly support target. Please consider becoming a supporter so we can go all the way and keep moving towards more ambitious goals! If we go $720 over our January goal it would completely cover the Pixel Day prizes. That's a long-shot but I'm just putting it out there.


Nightmare Cops, the game JohnnyUtah, Spazkid and I have been working on.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 12:42:07 Reply

Congrats to the winners, there was some really great stuff this year! I'm pretty excited to see the favorites system overhaul too, it'll be nice to see who favorites your stuff.


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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 13:16:28 (edited 2017-01-26 13:24:20) Reply

Congratulations to the winners!

I had a blast participating on it, trying the games viewing the animations, and admiring the art!

A shame that I'm still not scouted on the audio portal because I submitted audio there too for the Pixel Day. Well, next year will be another oportunity!


It's good to learn something new every day!
Trying to develop games, music and art.
Follow my work!

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 13:26:25 Reply

Holy shit we won! Thank you so much Tom and RealFaction!
When I first started uploading my shitty pixel art here on Newgrounds I never thought I would get this far. I know it's not much for some people but for me this means the world.
Also many thanks to @Fretzone who did more than the required and made an amazing soundtrack.
Oh and @MadNukin who learn Haxe while making this game.

Overall thank you Newgrounds!

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 13:39:58 Reply

Congrats to the winners! I hope Pixel Day 2018 will be bigger.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 13:46:23 Reply

At 1/26/17 12:38 PM, TomFulp wrote: Thank you everyone who participated in Pixel Day last weekend!
If you suffer from seasonal depression or just straight up depression, remember there will be better days ahead. If you feel like you're getting caught up in all the negative stuff happening in the world or in your life, try to do something this week to make other people smile. You could write a positive review for something you like here on NG!

But crippling depression is funny. If your not wanting to kill yourself constantly isn't something you can make fun of and laugh.

Edit Sorry for your loss to depression.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 14:00:56 Reply

Congratulations to the winners! They're pretty awesome. Still have yet to try out the games though, but now I know which ones to try out!

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 14:46:40 Reply

love you guys, i really do

loving especially the music this year, chiptune makes me rock hard.

congratulations to everyone, newgrounds's such a cool place for art of all kinds (even hentai)

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 14:54:08 Reply

At 1/26/17 02:46 PM, Exzyle wrote: love you guys, i really do

loving especially the music this year, chiptune makes me rock hard.

congratulations to everyone, newgrounds's such a cool place for art of all kinds (even hentai)

That could be our new slogan, "Newgrounds: Even Hentai"


Nightmare Cops, the game JohnnyUtah, Spazkid and I have been working on.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 15:00:58 Reply

At 1/26/17 02:54 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/26/17 02:46 PM, Exzyle wrote: love you guys, i really do

loving especially the music this year, chiptune makes me rock hard.

congratulations to everyone, newgrounds's such a cool place for art of all kinds (even hentai)
That could be our new slogan, "Newgrounds: Even Hentai"

I second this decision.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 15:06:24 Reply

At 1/26/17 02:54 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/26/17 02:46 PM, Exzyle wrote: love you guys, i really do

loving especially the music this year, chiptune makes me rock hard.

congratulations to everyone, newgrounds's such a cool place for art of all kinds (even hentai)
That could be our new slogan, "Newgrounds: Even Hentai"

The hentai of the future, today!


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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 15:29:48 Reply

Man, that bit about seasonal depression hit me. I've been in a rut since like, late November, and I hadn't even thought it could be that, but it makes sense. I think I'm slowly getting out of it though. Just gotta force myself to make stuff ;3

I really wish I had finished the cartoon I was working on for Pixel Day. I wrote it for Pixel Day last year :/

Ah well, there's always next year.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 15:33:32 Reply

" The hentai of the future, today!"

i like where this is going, lol

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 15:36:03 Reply

At 1/26/17 01:16 PM, Raeldor wrote: I had a blast participating on it, trying the games viewing the animations, and admiring the art!

The games category was super strong this year, so many great contenders. I really liked The Shyning and it was great to see medals working in a Game Maker game, too!

A shame that I'm still not scouted on the audio portal because I submitted audio there too for the Pixel Day. Well, next year will be another oportunity!

Scouted!


Nightmare Cops, the game JohnnyUtah, Spazkid and I have been working on.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 15:37:03 (edited 2017-01-26 15:37:56) Reply

Congratulations to all the winners! Really nice works o/
I am very thankful for all the comments and critics about my animation, and I hope that we keep making great work like these in 2017!

Pixel art and the 8bit culture is very important to me :)

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 16:18:56 Reply

Wooooooah boy this Pixel Day was CRAZY. I've never seen such a concentrated amount of good pixel art. I hope this day keeps growing, Pixel Day 2018 is gonna be incredible!


Good.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 16:26:17 Reply

At 1/26/17 04:18 PM, squidly wrote: Wooooooah boy this Pixel Day was CRAZY. I've never seen such a concentrated amount of good pixel art. I hope this day keeps growing, Pixel Day 2018 is gonna be incredible!

If I wasn't a total loser we'd have a Pixel Day event at the office with live chiptunes and pixel art gallery and game stations and animation projected on the wall and all that cool stuff that I fail to do.


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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 16:40:08 (edited 2017-01-26 16:40:20) Reply

At 1/26/17 12:38 PM, TomFulp wrote:
This marked our second annual Pixel Day, an event suggested by @RealFaction. Judging this year has once again been by @RealFaction and myself.

I'm really happy this is a yearly thing, I loved the turnout this year too! Thanks for this again @TomFulp! Thank you everyone for participating!


If you suffer from seasonal depression or just straight up depression, remember there will be better days ahead. If you feel like you're getting caught up in all the negative stuff happening in the world or in your life, try to do something this week to make other people smile. You could write a positive review for something you like here on NG!

I love this. Thanks for posting this. I also want to add, I've been making a podcast series on beating depression as I had a lifelong battle, and I occassionally release topics. #1 is on youtube because it was a video so it's in the description of #2, but it's been helping some people so hopefully I can pump out more of these soon. I love you guys <3

Beating Depression Playlist: http://www.newgrounds.com/playlists/view/a24932f05fdee2d3c97f00f16e1f15f7


Our refactoring of the favorites system is making great progress and will be opening up a lot of new possibilities. For example, won't it be nice to finally see who has favorited your work? Or even find out the moment it happens in your feed? We can all use a little more positive reinforcement.

Hell yeah!!! :D


General reminder: If you are making an animation or game to share on NG, we have created a list of royalty-free music resources you can use. NG can't host unlicensed commercial audio, so please resist sticking your favorite song from the radio in there. Also, it is a big help when you properly credit the music in your submission, so no one has to ask and I won't have to unpublish your work while I check.

Amen. I'm glad you're finally cracking down on this.


Finally, we're close to hitting our new monthly support target. Please consider becoming a supporter so we can go all the way and keep moving towards more ambitious goals! If we go $720 over our January goal it would completely cover the Pixel Day prizes. That's a long-shot but I'm just putting it out there.

Yay! Hopefully it all works out. :)

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 16:48:13 Reply

At 1/26/17 04:26 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/26/17 04:18 PM, squidly wrote: Wooooooah boy this Pixel Day was CRAZY. I've never seen such a concentrated amount of good pixel art. I hope this day keeps growing, Pixel Day 2018 is gonna be incredible!
If I wasn't a total loser we'd have a Pixel Day event at the office with live chiptunes and pixel art gallery and game stations and animation projected on the wall and all that cool stuff that I fail to do.

Oh my god....that would be so awesome!!! Hey who knows, maybe eventually if more money rolls in, someday we can! I'm definitely down with that! :D man that would be amazing.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 17:12:16 Reply

Congrats to everyone
Pixel Platformers was my fave

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 17:13:59 Reply

At 1/26/17 03:36 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/26/17 01:16 PM, Raeldor wrote: A shame that I'm still not scouted on the audio portal because I submitted audio there too for the Pixel Day. Well, next year will be another oportunity!
Scouted!

Whoa, Thanks for scouting me Tom!


It's good to learn something new every day!
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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 17:54:12 Reply

I've always had a soft spot for good pixel art, congrats to the winners.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 17:59:53 Reply

Yay! I won! My congratulations to other winners. Thanks @TomFulp and @RealFaction for this amazing event. I'll definitely participate next year.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 19:06:38 Reply

At 1/26/17 06:46 PM, SevenSeize wrote: I just want to say @realfaction is awesome. That is all.

awh 7 <3 am I the father? XD Kidding. Thanks! :) and grats.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 19:16:16 (edited 2017-01-26 19:32:43) Reply

Good stuff all around! Congrats to the winners

I was gonna make a short little game for Pixel Day but my SSD with my OS died and I couldn't get it fixed with all the stuff set up until the day before Pixel Day :( Hopefully that doesn't happen next year lol

At 1/26/17 02:54 PM, TomFulp wrote:
That could be our new slogan, "Newgrounds: Even Hentai"

https://youtu.be/_kl_uvstANY


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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 19:40:39 Reply

At 1/26/17 04:26 PM, TomFulp wrote: If I wasn't a total loser we'd have a Pixel Day event at the office with live chiptunes and pixel art gallery and game stations and animation projected on the wall and all that cool stuff that I fail to do.

do it. now.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 20:29:28 Reply

Another very cool pixel day, warmed my heart to see the vets and new comers alike enjoying the day. Was fun to explore the submissions and take in the feel of the theme.

Also sweet to see that sexy Carrion background on the site again, dig it.

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 20:35:15 Reply

@stemodity and I placed third in music.

This is the first time I've ever placed in a contest on NG.:D

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Response to Pixel Day 2017 Winners! 2017-01-26 21:27:58 Reply

This was my first Pixel Day, and I'm so glad that I got to be a part of it! There were so many great submissions! Everyone has their own unique approach to pixel art, can't wait to see what else there is to come. <3 Thanks to everyone for making Newgrounds such a great place to be an artist.

I'm a lil creepy tho, Tom. don't lie.