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Newgrounds Wiki: Flash Portal History 2005

We started the year with a front page tune-up, shaving 100k off the size and introducing the Front Page Archive. We also introduced new visualizations for P-Bot and A-Bot, featuring art by MindChamber!

January

"Merry Meloney" piqued my interest and has left me still waiting for more, while Bunnykill delivered with several episodes of Madness-inspired excitement. I was especially pleased to see McFretN return with the first Combat Instinct submission since 2002.

  • Merry Melony ep.1
    Merry Melony ep.1 by Duhreetoh

    Melony is caught in a dream that has more to it than first meets eye.

    Score
    4.26 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    654,933 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Bunnykill
    Bunnykill by Rajunen

    Bunnies killing each other in the most brutal ways imaginable.

    Score
    4.32 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,684,766 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • CI: Unregulated
    CI: Unregulated by McFretN

    I felt like making another flashmovie. Enjoy!

    Score
    4.21 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    306,760 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
February

This is the first month where we started offering cash awards for the top Flash submissions!

"Interactive Buddy" was one of the first winners, having brought the joy of physics to the world. David Firth also began his streak of winning endless monthly awards, with his dark and twisted "Valentine's Day Special."

Dustball's experimental piece, "-PLAY-", proved to be one of the more memorable and unique submissions in a while, further solidifying Dustball's status as an artist to watch.

The first episode of Aqua Life appeared on NG this month! Also, "X-Men: Death Becomes Them" launched a series of great comicbook parodies by Matt Gardner. This particular episode was mentioned in Wizard magazine!

"Predator in 10 Seconds" might have just been a movie spoof, but I showed it around to enough friends that I decided it deservers a spot here.

Finally, Skye-McCloud interviewed LegendaryFrog for NGMag, which doesn't exist anymore.

  • Interactive Buddy v.1.01
    Interactive Buddy v.1.01 by shock-value

    Beat up on your own personal buddy.

    Score
    4.35 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    8,636,366 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Valentine's Day Special
    Valentine's Day Special by Doki

    All you need is love

    Score
    4.14 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    759,604 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • -Play-
    -Play- by Dustball

    And experiment with sound.

    Score
    4.26 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    786,950 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Aqua Life Episode #1
    Aqua Life Episode #1 by shampawnya

    A short about life in the tank.

    Score
    3.95 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    64,467 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • X-Men: Death Becomes Them
    X-Men: Death Becomes Them by Wogoat

    The X-Men question the many lives of Magneto and each other

    Score
    4.26 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    798,006 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • "Predator" in 10 seconds
    "Predator" in 10 seconds by DeathRayGraphics

    "Predator" compacted for today's on-the-go lifestyle!

    Score
    3.81 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    639,393 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
March

Most likely inspired by a Japanese Flash game called "Nanaka Crash", "Kitten Cannon" started the Western craze of games that involved tossing things into the air and seeing how far they can bounce.

"A New Bunny" completely tore apart the new "extreme" Looney Toons characters that were in development. I swear, this cartoon could very well be the reason the new characters got canned. Either that, or the fact that everyone hated them.

Dustball releases his own take on the Numa Numa phenomenon. Who would have guessed his art would become the official logo for the New Numa Dance, released in 2006?

  • Kitten Cannon!
    Kitten Cannon! by BurstStudio

    Launch a defenseless kitten into a field of explosives and peril

    Score
    4.15 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,749,305 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • A New Bunny
    A New Bunny by tlgmedia

    Two friends meet a new bunny

    Score
    4.23 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,510,883 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • American Idle
    American Idle by Dustball

    Numa Numa meets American Idol

    Score
    4.26 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,032,857 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
April

"A Men's Room Monologue" was by far the funniest submission this month.

XGen Studios submitted a full version of StickRPG, rendering the 2003 version obselete.

Sexual-Lobster introduced us to Fernando while "Barbarian Bob" showed that Skribble-Style and THEBBQ make a killer team, although THEBBQ seems to kick butt with everyone he collabs with.

  • A Men's Room Monologue
    A Men's Room Monologue by PokeGravy

    I hate public bathrooms, don't you? This toon touches on all the problems of men's rooms.

    Score
    4.32 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,977,220 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • StickRPG *Complete*
    StickRPG *Complete* by XGen

    Stick RPG Complete; The highly anticipated completion of a cult classic.

    Score
    4.33 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    8,206,026 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Fernandohyde
    Fernandohyde by Sexual-Lobster

    Fernando and his dislike for cats - 1:10

    Score
    3.95 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    86,015 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Barbarian Bob
    Barbarian Bob by Skribble-Style

    Armor Games Entry

    Score
    3.81 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,101,949 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
May

Afro-Ninja made my heart swell with his expansive Newgrounds simulator. I love him for it.

"MGS 3: Crab Battle" might have been just another Metal Gear spoof, but it managed to snag some press and that "viral buzz" everyone is always looking for.

"Dynasty Street" proved to be a solid brawler, while "Valhalla Knights" was quite a movie. "The Maxwell Edison Story" is another fan favorite, while I personall LOOOOVE "Ducktalez 3."

Sometimes it's hard to say what submissions are "historic" and which ones were just popular; I hopefully didn't go too overboard with these.

  • Newgrounds SIM v 1.2
    Newgrounds SIM v 1.2 by Afro-Ninja

    Create your newgrounds legacy, sim style!

    Score
    4.24 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    5,975,549 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • MGS 3: Crab Battle
    MGS 3: Crab Battle by BOE

    Snake is in for the fight of his life against a foe unlike any he's ever encountered.

    Score
    4.36 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,915,014 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Dynasty Street
    Dynasty Street by EON

    The next level in stick fighting games!

    Score
    4.19 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,938,147 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Valhalla Knights
    Valhalla Knights by Granfaloon

    Mythological series has been dropped by Granfaloon, you must see!

    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,338,735 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • DucktaleZ 3
    DucktaleZ 3 by Macaroni-Penguin

    Scrooge and the boys are pit against a superhuman assassin trying to steal the lucky dime!

    Score
    4.32 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    968,773 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
June

"Lilium" was crowned queen of all Goth movies, "RaidenX" was crowned king of all shooters, and "Robo3000" was crowned my favorite robot movie on the site.

"Where do clams come from" is just one of those beautiful movies that everyone should watch, to be reminded of why Flash is so great.

  • Lilium
    Lilium by Amai-kun

    A young girl is confronted by a shadow, who asks her a minor favour...

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,940,629 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • RaidenX
    RaidenX by Go0gley

    Flash 2D Vertical-Scrolling Arcade Shooter

    Score
    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    6,664,628 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • ROBO3000
    ROBO3000 by Sweetsweetback

    A Robot Story.

    Score
    4.03 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,812,405 Views
    Rated
    Adults Only
  • Where do clams come from
    Where do clams come from by Belka

    A true story

    Score
    4.25 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    894,128 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
July

Dan Paladin and I released "Dad 'n Me", our first post-Alien Hominid collaboration. "Dad 'n Me" went on to win the Best Web Game award at the 2006 IGF!

"Desktops of the Future" wowed users with endless imaginative desktop interfaces.

With Michael Jackson back in the news and Tim Burton's Willy Wonka remake coming to theatres, it was only inevitable that a Jackson / Wonka spoof would be made.

  • Dad 'n Me
    Dad 'n Me by DanPaladin

    Chainsaw the Children guy's son goes on a rampage!!

    Score
    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    18,331,479 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Desktops of the Future!
    Desktops of the Future! by EON

    The Desktops of the Future, Today!

    Score
    4.25 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,187,456 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • jackson chocolate factory
    jackson chocolate factory by just2pale

    Jacko just loves kids,, so come in his factory!!

    Score
    4.21 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,593,802 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
August

Clock Day (August 15th) got the most recognition ever this month, with a ton of quality submissions such Lord of the Clocks. This was the first time I had made an official collection page for a Clock Day celebration.

The Glock Group won their first award this month (Underdog of the Week), having officially formed in July.

It's not safe for the kids, but "Little Red Riding Ho" made people lol.

If you ever wanted to learn the piano, "Virtual Keyboard" is the perfect tool.

  • Lord of the Clocks pt. 1a
    Lord of the Clocks pt. 1a by StrangeClock

    The Clock Crew and Newgrounds itself star in this new Lord of the Rings parody!

    Score
    4.22 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    207,356 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • GG-Friends
    GG-Friends by sunglock

    The Glocks want to be friends with Newgrounds.

    Score
    2.74 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    31,800 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Little Red Riding Ho!
    Little Red Riding Ho! by NotSafeForWork

    An interactive pop-up storybook that's NOT for kids!

    Score
    3.87 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    5,855,324 Views
    Rated
    Adults Only
  • Virtual Keyboard V. 2.0
    Virtual Keyboard V. 2.0 by Zyzic

    Learn your favorite SNES songs on this Virtual Keyboard!

    Score
    3.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,694,403 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
September

We were introduced to some great new artists and series this month! Chris Nosal became a quick Portal favorite with the introduction of his Bad Guys series, while The Swain got lots of laughs with his first episode of Blockhead. Bringing up the bottom, Jerry Jackson made his firth... I mean first Flash.

One of our more helpful forum regulars was celebrated on Inglor Day!

It was also a good month for artist / programmer collaborations. MindChamber teamed up with RiftMaster to prove he still makes the best Robocop stuff. Meanwhile, LilG and Phantasmagor teamed up with make "Griswold the Goblin", an amazing adventure game!

  • BadGuys
    BadGuys by ChrisNosal

    War-time fun.

    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    859,775 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Blockhead: Episode 1
    Blockhead: Episode 1 by The-Swain

    An idiot and his conscience try to understand one another.

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    577,641 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • saland figers omg
    saland figers omg by Jerryjackson

    SALAD FINGERS PARONDY

    Score
    3.93 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    178,341 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Robocop: Target Practice
    Robocop: Target Practice by RiftMaster

    The ultimate Robocop tribute game!

    Score
    3.54 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,293,263 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Griswold the Goblin
    Griswold the Goblin by Phantasmagor

    A fun RPG game where you interact with the crazy world of Phantasmagoria.

    Score
    4.07 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,108,941 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
October

The Star Syndicate celebrated their second annual Daily Day on October 7th. It was the first time they ever had a collection page made for their work.

Monkokio and Evil-Toilet-Roll teamed up to make one of my favorite games on the site, Marvin Spectrum.

ArcadeTown submitted their Black Knight game, which had to be one of the more popular web games of the year because I saw it everywhere!

We dealth with both recreational and pharmaceutical drugs this month, as Orlando smoked his first joint and Slowloft attacked the subversive marketing campaigns of our mega-drug companies.

Halloween was HUGE this year, resulting in a massive Halloween collection.

  • Marvin Spectrum
    Marvin Spectrum by monkokio

    Marvin Spectrum

    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    980,247 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Black Knight
    Black Knight by ArcadeTown

    Bash thy peasants!

    Score
    4.11 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    840,464 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Orlando's Joint #1
    Orlando's Joint #1 by orlandosjoint

    Orlando shows up for work late, and stoned... and things go downhill from there.

    Score
    3.82 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    247,186 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Slowloft©
    Slowloft© by CirrusEpix

    360mg of happy, wrapped in brutal truth...

    Score
    4.21 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    514,426 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
November

Have you noticed that just about every Adam Phillips submission is a moment in NG history? That's because he raises the bar, every time. "Littlefoot" is no exception!

I felt mean putting "Ebaums World Dot Com" on the front page, but users were demanding it. This crushing video tore into the controversial site, and re-introduced us to Neil Cicierega, of Animutation and Potter Puppet Pals fame. Neil would now become known for his Lemon Demon music, and "Ebaums" co-author altffour would collaborate with him on a lot of his videos.

"Charlie the Unicorn" was a bit hit on NG and later became quite the YouTube sensation as well.

Glaiel-Gamer never expected "Krazy Kar" to be much of a hit, but it pretty much took the Portal by storm, with it's crappy graphics and fun gameplay.

  • littleFoot
    littleFoot by chluaid

    The vast Brackenwood grasslands can be a dangerous place for a lost little bigFoot.

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    2,572,194 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • eBaums world dot com
    eBaums world dot com by altffour

    eBaums revealed

    Score
    4.26 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,421,303 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Charlie the Unicorn
    Charlie the Unicorn by TypeQueen

    Charlie the Unicorn gets a surprise visit!

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    2,365,618 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Krazy Kar
    Krazy Kar by Glaiel-Gamer

    A fun stylish little game. Awesome physics!

    Score
    3.53 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,054,211 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
December

Remember how Neil Cicierega and altffour teamed up a month earlier to rag on Ebaums? They teamed up this month, with even more explosive results. "The Ultimate Showdown" was the most popular movie of the year.

Jeff Bandelin had recently joined the Newgrounds team, and his first Portal contribution was a Jim Norton video he had been working on.

One of our top mods was celebrated on Denvish Day!

Dan Paladin teamed up with Glaiel-Gamer, so Glaiel's fun gameplay remained, but with Dan's graphics making it that much better.

We ended the year with our biggest Christmas ever.

  • The Ultimate Showdown
    The Ultimate Showdown by altffour

    Everyone is fighting for ultimate superiority. Yes, even batman.

    Score
    4.31 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    12,716,140 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Jimmy Robinson
    Jimmy Robinson by JohnnyUtah

    The childhood story of comedian/actor Jim Norton! Awesome art work!

    Score
    3.95 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    2,529,105 Views
    Rated
    Adults Only
  • supersoldier
    supersoldier by DanPaladin

    Sidescrolling soldier game! Sweep back and forth controlling enemy territory!

    Score
    4.04 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,886,109 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
Continue to find what joys 2006 would bring...