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January - Winners

This year started with the official release of Swivel, which had been in beta through most of 2012. Swivel offered best-ever SWF to video conversion.

We also launched The Collabinator, a match-making service for talent! Programmer seeking artist? Artist seeking musician? Give it a whirl!

  • Prosnorkulus 2
    Prosnorkulus 2 by MiddleFingerRings

    The boys are back in town!

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    152,208 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Meanwhile, at Adobe
    Meanwhile, at Adobe by Zeurel

    Adobe are ready to release Flash CS7

    Score
    4.31 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    153,433 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Caesar's Day Off
    Caesar's Day Off by molkman

    Help Mad G Caesar have one helluva day!

    Score
    4.32 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    509,017 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Mad Princess
    Mad Princess by AdventureIslands

    Be the Mad Princess and set deadly traps for the hordes of heroes trying to "rescue" you!

    Score
    3.84 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    268,466 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Elf Story
    Elf Story by mexipino

    Travel through the game-realm and obliterate your enemies with expertly animated kills!

    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    404,582 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
February - Winners

We expanded our feed system this month, for better artist feeds as well as forum and blog reply feeds.

I also flew out to California to begin the long road to having better video ads on NG.

  • When Peeing
    When Peeing by redminus

    awwwwww maaaaaaaaaaaaaannn oops

    Score
    4.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    329,835 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • One Girl ; One Sandwich
    One Girl ; One Sandwich by Zeurel

    She likes a big THICK meaty 12 incher~

    Score
    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    323,946 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • 400 Years
    400 Years by scriptwelder

    You have 400 years to stop a calamity

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    320,737 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Cathode Raybots
    Cathode Raybots by TomFulp

    Fight the robots or build the robots that fight the humans!

    Score
    4.24 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    896,721 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • [REVIVE]
    [REVIVE] by JonBro

    "You have plenty of time to kill. (To kill yourself, that is.)"

    Score
    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    207,190 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • simian.interface
    simian.interface by fabrIQ

    a spatial reasoning puzzle game for simians.

    Score
    4.40 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    296,423 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
March - Winners

ForNoReason hosted an NG commercial contest, check out the entries! They span March-April.

spacefader showed up with Gamer - Shaping Staff and would soon become one of my favorite artists on NG.

  • Starbarians - Episode 1.5
    Starbarians - Episode 1.5 by HappyHarry

    The Starbarians are back!

    Score
    4.51 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    259,254 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Calvin & Hobbes
    Calvin & Hobbes by spectre757

    I've animated a Calvin and Hobbes strip.

    Score
    4.04 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    80,525 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • The Ghost Pianist
    The Ghost Pianist by Alldin

    A piano duel between two ghost pianists

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    73,129 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Epic Battle Fantasy 4
    Epic Battle Fantasy 4 by matt-likes-swords

    Go on a huge turn-based RPG adventure, and save the world again.

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    980,304 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Give Up
    Give Up by ArmorGames

    Failure is inevitable, so why delay?

    Score
    4.01 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    432,471 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • The Interview Codex
    The Interview Codex by deathink

    An inside look of the world's greatest online community!

    Score
    4.12 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    62,276 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • NG Commercial 2013
    NG Commercial 2013 by WhiteLightning

    Instantly get the attention you deserve!

    Score
    4.46 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    16,416 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Gamer - Shaping Staff
    Gamer - Shaping Staff by spacefader

    Animated music video

    Score
    4.05 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    30,895 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
April - Winners

The Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation kicked off, with the Open Round tracking over 31 entries!

We once again celebrated Pico Day, again with a party at the office!

  • The Reward
    The Reward by SunCreatureStudio

    The Reward is a film about bromance, fantasy, killing stuff... and HIGH FIVES!!

    Score
    4.52 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    286,535 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • PowerTrip
    PowerTrip by Spazkid

    What REALLY happens when you look directly into the sun.

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    3,081,439 Views
    Rated
    Adults Only
  • Girl Gamers
    Girl Gamers by Jaltoid

    More Girls and More Games

    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    181,518 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Pico's School DX
    Pico's School DX by Kenney

    Save your school from a massacre...again!

    Score
    4.14 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    205,587 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • no-one has to die.
    no-one has to die. by StuStuTheBloo

    Choose who lives and who dies. Your decisions change everything.

    Score
    4.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    436,289 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Don't Touch Pac-Man
    Don't Touch Pac-Man by RicePirate

    You touched me.

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    280,705 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Newgrounds TV Bump
    Newgrounds TV Bump by digsBot

    A Newgrounds Public Service Announcement

    Score
    4.16 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    30,006 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Everything, by Everyone
    Everything, by Everyone by jagondudo

    NG commercial

    Score
    4.25 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    5,522 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Magnetized
    Magnetized by rocky10529

    alone on the journey of chasing dreams,so lonely and endless...

    Score
    3.98 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    298,752 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
May - Winners

We launched the NG Tumblr and announced the winners of the Construct 2 HTML5 Touch Jam.

It was also becoming obvious that Verizon was throttling our bandwidth provider, who also happened to provide bandwidth for Netflix, a competitor with Verizon for video on demand. We ultimately mitigated this by utilizing a content distribution network.

  • DR. BEES
    DR. BEES by HappyHarry

    BEEEEES!!

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    273,083 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Asslevania
    Asslevania by RicePirate

    Alucard defeats Dracula using a special blend of powers.

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    154,442 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Fire Tiger v Acid Panther
    Fire Tiger v Acid Panther by TastesLikeAnya

    Fire Tiger and Acid Panther go head to head to see who eats the boar.

    Score
    4.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    96,410 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Cheap Joke
    Cheap Joke by ianmichaelmiller

    Eddie tells George a cheap joke.

    Score
    4.18 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    59,059 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Infiltrating the Airship
    Infiltrating the Airship by PuffballsUnited

    Henry's skills are put to use on the Toppat Clan and their airship.

    Score
    4.54 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    928,088 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Misadventure
    Misadventure by Matzerath

    This game will eat your soul, but it can only fit two bytes.

    Score
    4.09 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    140,313 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Cult Classic
    Cult Classic by deathink

    I HOPE YOU LIKE MEDALS!

    Score
    4.19 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    179,081 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Moon Waltz
    Moon Waltz by molkman

    There's a werewolf party goofin' off once the clouds leave the moon.

    Score
    4.21 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    323,695 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
June - Winners

  • Raw Latex
    Raw Latex by Sexual-Lobster

    Latex forehead strap-ons. You're intrigued now.

    Score
    4.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    259,044 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Man Spaghetti
    Man Spaghetti by FelixColgrave

    There's no actual spaghetti sorry

    Score
    4.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    114,024 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Mario tells the Truth
    Mario tells the Truth by MustacheTangelo

    Mario tells Luigi the sad truth.

    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    211,813 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Don't Escape
    Don't Escape by scriptwelder

    I'm a werewolf and it's a full moon. I have to find a way to prevent myself from escaping.

    Score
    4.21 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    347,060 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Fear Less!
    Fear Less! by innomin

    A girl's recurring nightmares of being chased by death. Clear your mind...

    Score
    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    217,647 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • The Last Door - Chapter 1
    The Last Door - Chapter 1 by TheGameKitchen

    Episodic horror adventure game. Chapter 1: The Letter.

    Score
    4.22 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    141,765 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • BLISS
    BLISS by Trez-Treize

    Blissful people are in an illusion they make themselves, and they trust in it.

    Score
    4.50 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    79,910 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Undead End 2
    Undead End 2 by dogget76

    Make your way through ordes of monsters in the ghost town of Villa Infierno!

    Score
    3.91 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    136,606 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
July

We celebrated our fourth Robot Day!

PsychoGoldfish also rolled out a big publishing system update, addressing a lot of quirks and bugs. It's not always glamorous.

Game Jam 9 had teams developing games based on fake game screenshots in the Art Portal.

  • Obsolete
    Obsolete by SmokingRobot

    A story of a lonely robot in a factory.

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    44,070 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • The Peacekeeper
    The Peacekeeper by BerzerkStudio

    Rated P for Peaceful.

    Score
    4.48 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    581,352 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • INVAZIA
    INVAZIA by GuyUngerNL

    Defend your skyland!

    Score
    3.95 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    93,344 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Motorjoust
    Motorjoust by WingDemon

    Joust your way through the Tournament of Champions on a Motorbike!

    Score
    3.81 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    82,436 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Wrong Number
    Wrong Number by Sexual-Lobster

    Directed by M. Night Shamalamadingdong.

    Score
    4.51 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    393,196 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Little Bunny Foo Foo: No Evil 008
    Little Bunny Foo Foo: No Evil 008 by Warlord-of-Noodles

    someimes the field mice deserve it.

    Score
    4.50 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    205,802 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • The Honey Plot
    The Honey Plot by Benjypk1

    2D animation about a bear fleeing the country after stealing some honey.

    Score
    4.53 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    115,553 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • The Crawler
    The Crawler by SethBrady

    Watch out for monsters.

    Score
    4.48 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    97,035 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Ripple Dot Zero
    Ripple Dot Zero by salomonssonDOTse

    Ripple Dot Zero is a classic action platformer heavily influenced by the aestethics of the

    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    88,674 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Gamer- Turbo
    Gamer- Turbo by spacefader

    Animated pixels

    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    57,095 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
August - Winners

This month the database was converted to UTF-8, solving lots of issues with special / foreign characters that plagued NG. This is one of those massive undertakings that happens when you're dealing with a system built in the 90s. New websites get to just ignore these sort of projects.

We also tweaked the judgment process to move games and movies through judgment faster.

The Newgrounds Annual Tournament came to a close, with Pahgawk going head to head with Hikarian. The winner was Hikarian, with Little Merry Ego!

Also it wouldn't be August without Clock Day.

  • Boobies
    Boobies by RugBurnChannel

    50 animators, so many boobs.

    Score
    4.40 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    736,286 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • The Weight
    The Weight by Pahgawk

    A second chance to answer a friend's last call.

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    44,050 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Most Ghost
    Most Ghost by Kieran-s

    A huntsman is hired to get rid of a ghost.

    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    41,476 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Road of the Dead 2
    Road of the Dead 2 by Evil-Dog

    Survive the massive outbreak in Evans City as two soldiers fighting to live.

    Score
    4.51 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,270,054 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Clockwork Cat
    Clockwork Cat by patrickgh3

    The adventures of a cat, a wrench, and a clock.

    Score
    4.23 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    75,141 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Little Merry Ego
    Little Merry Ego by Hikarian

    Little Merry lives in an iceberg below the surface of the sea.

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    37,028 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
September - Winners

This month I posted a status detailing some of the major infrastructure projects and cost-cutting measures we were undertaking this year.

We celebrated Madness Day!

  • Starbarians - Episode 2
    Starbarians - Episode 2 by HappyHarry

    A new Starbarian adventure begins....

    Score
    4.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    250,353 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • The Girl on TV
    The Girl on TV by Sexual-Lobster

    I'm in love with the girl on TV....

    Score
    4.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    192,165 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • What Does The Fox Say
    What Does The Fox Say by MarcyVF

    There's one sound that no one knows.

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    199,006 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Naya's Quest
    Naya's Quest by TerryCavanagh

    Go to the edge of the world, and see the truth.

    Score
    4.04 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    47,931 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • GTA 5 Will Ruin Your Life
    GTA 5 Will Ruin Your Life by DuDuL

    Look what GTA5 does to people

    Score
    4.33 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    156,227 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • exposure
    exposure by Zillix

    unravel ancient mysteries under an alien sun

    Score
    3.97 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    36,722 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Kyouki - Madness in Japan
    Kyouki - Madness in Japan by Sicsophor

    Relentlessly bloody Madness action set in Japan

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    43,420 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
October - Winners

We celebrated Halloween!

  • Too Cute: Pokémon
    Too Cute: Pokémon by Esquirebob

    An adorable parody of the Animal Planet show, 'Too Cute'

    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    93,897 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Brom Bones: No Evil 009
    Brom Bones: No Evil 009 by Warlord-of-Noodles

    Sometimes it doesn't have to go around to come around.

    Score
    4.51 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    91,798 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Freak o' Lantern
    Freak o' Lantern by Evil-Dog

    You're a deformed freak child! Go out on Halloween night to snatch candies from kids! >:)

    Score
    3.94 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    197,422 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Lakeview Cabin
    Lakeview Cabin by Hypnohustler

    Enjoy a peaceful weekend at your beautiful lakeview cabin.

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    321,173 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Social Media Generation
    Social Media Generation by Jess-The-Dragoon

    The influence of social media on our modern generation

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    54,365 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Accelerator
    Accelerator by TenebrousP

    How fast can you go?

    Score
    4.39 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    779,624 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Prehistoric Shark
    Prehistoric Shark by Wiesi

    Shark is here to destroy your prehistoric face. Scientifically accurate.

    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    301,928 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Tombstone Jumping Devil
    Tombstone Jumping Devil by RWappin

    A music video about grisly ghouls from every tomb closing in to seal your doom

    Score
    4.24 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    31,882 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
November - Winners

Pause Ahead should have ranked higher this month but there was some serious competition.

  • Salad Fingers 10
    Salad Fingers 10 by Doki

    It's Hubert Cumberdale's birthday but Milford isn't feeling so well.

    Score
    4.32 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    127,138 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • With Animation You Can!
    With Animation You Can! by HappyHarry

    You can do some pretty neat stuff with animation...

    Score
    4.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    146,833 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Free to Play
    Free to Play by Jaltoid

    Sexy Anime Babes!

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    335,659 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Ancient Cosmos
    Ancient Cosmos by spacefader

    Experimental Animated Short.

    Score
    4.10 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    49,924 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Asslevania: SOTB
    Asslevania: SOTB by deathink

    The dark one has returned...

    Score
    4.09 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    232,981 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Alien Splatter
    Alien Splatter by SinclairStrange

    Blast through this Nintendo Hard Run-n-Gun game!

    Score
    4.24 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    64,770 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Tiny Dangerous Dungeons
    Tiny Dangerous Dungeons by AdventureIslands

    Explore a huge dungeon and collect items in this Game Boy inspired Metroidvania!

    Score
    4.15 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    151,786 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Dino Run : Enter Planet D
    Dino Run : Enter Planet D by pixeljamgames

    Can you find paradise on Planet D? Find out in this new set of weird Dino Run challenges.

    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    97,353 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • i saw her too, with laser
    i saw her too, with laser by drgamescom

    The long awaited sequel for i saw her standing there.

    Score
    4.11 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    114,990 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Pause Ahead
    Pause Ahead by TadakuniAmano

    A challenging and mind bending platformer from the creator of Tower of Heaven

    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    168,640 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
December - Winners

I made a post with highlights of what we accomplished this year as well as some of the hurdles. Did you know we were audited? Read all about it!

The big gift to wrap up the year: New blog system with rich text editing and multi-image uploading! Now if only more people would devblog like I've always hoped.

There was of course Christmas.

  • Breadheads
    Breadheads by codywalzel

    A wartime regiment deals with an epidemic turning fellow soldiers into bread people.

    Score
    4.48 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    45,597 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Xbox 1 VS Playstation 1
    Xbox 1 VS Playstation 1 by LazyMuffin

    Xbox 1 VS Playstation 1? WHICH IS BEST??

    Score
    4.06 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    57,637 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • 0RBITALIS
    0RBITALIS by AlanZucconi

    0RBITALIS is a game about defying gravity. With just one click.

    Score
    3.94 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    77,162 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • L.I.F.E.
    L.I.F.E. by rustyFruit

    Welcome to the LIFE simulator!

    Score
    4.22 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    360,984 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Shine
    Shine by AdventureIslands

    Help tiny wizard Lucia and her orb of light to survive their journey through the darkness.

    Score
    3.94 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    64,727 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Boss 101
    Boss 101 by DarkTimmy

    A boy and his jetpack save the world against an army of randomly generated bosses.

    Score
    4.06 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    100,964 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • You Are Disabled
    You Are Disabled by Kcori

    You're plagued with a random disability at birth and discarded underground by humanity.

    Score
    3.19 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    153,457 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Newgrounds Holiday Worm
    Newgrounds Holiday Worm by TurkeyOnAStick

    Cor blimey, a bunch of XMas pics linked together!

    Score
    4.14 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    34,847 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
I knew well in advance that 2013 would be our most difficult year as a business. In addition to replacing some of our most expensive hardware, we had more staff than we could afford. The only positive is that NG has continued to survive.