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Why exactly would you need to rename the flash portal? Just because of occasional video files?
Last i checked every video site on the web used flash containers and i doubt you guys implemented something different (since html5's video tag is shit)... so technically still flash.
At 5/6/11 10:23 AM, TomFulp wrote: We've been planning to add Unity support ever since MindChamber and I made that Club a Seal demo in late 2009, so YES but it's another post-launch update.
That's fucking great news!
If it's not too far down the line ;)
But yeah, for those who haven't heard of Unity before you must check it out:
Adobe have obviously responded to Unity with Molehill but Unity have gone one better and announced Flash exporting from Unity. Which means you could build your game once and then export it to web (as Unity or Flash), iOS, Android, Xbox, PS3, Wii and standalone for Windows and Mac without re-writing anything.
Also the export Flash from Unity means the race is on! Which will happen first? NG supporting Unity or with Unity exporting to Flash? :P
You know, at first I was all like, "what? redesign? after 10+ years of the same goodness, NG is changing it all up on us?" But then again, I didn't think it would look good when NG did a site redesign with the appearance back in 2007 either, but that turned out to be way better than previous incarnations. So maybe this won't be so bad. I don't really like the fact that we're kind of ditching the portal as the center focus now, but hey, it's still gonna be there nonetheless, there's just more things to focus on as well.
At 5/5/11 06:51 PM, Kirk-Cocaine wrote:At 5/5/11 04:41 PM, TomFulp wrote: For example, if an artist uses After Effects or ToonBoom to complete their animation, they will ultimately be able to submit it as video instead of cramming it into an SWF.What about people making games? Are you going to start supporting Unity too?Please say yes...
That would be awesome!
Every bit of info I hear about this only makes me more and more hyped up. I cannot wait until the redesign is finally unleashed and I can see all this stuff. Please, let it be soon...
Looking forward to it.
"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite."
I don't want to be that guy...BUT...You-Tube is making NewGrounds look like a bitch...
You-Tube takes chances.
NewGrounds? Not so much.
The introduction of other forms of media is a brilliant idea.
But why stop at that?
Why not have a NewGrounds journalist who cover media such as music,games,art and present it to us (MUCH LIKE IGN)...back stage passes to Comic-Con,developing games, etc. etc.
ALSO...what about incentives.
Why come here when there is youtube?
REGULAR MEMBERS GET PERSON ID FOR FUTURE BEHEMOTH GAMES.
PAID MEMEBERS GET PASSes, HIGH BANDWITH, BETTER TOOLS TO UPLOAD YOUR MATERIAL, ETC> ETC.....
ok im done.
sorry for being that guy.
Good thing you won't really open a "Video Portal" for all to cram their booring vlogs into. Sounds good and I can't wait!
Absolutely brilliant news Tom. Especially psyched about the 'video-exported' animation thing.
I want to wait to submit my current movie but I'm too impatient. I'll have one last push at cramming everything into a .swf
What about the chat feature :(
And splitting awards into games/movies seems good to me.
Can we get view gems back too?
What about the audio portal? The music side of this website needs some love too (changes), like really badly.
I've got another suggestion (though I doubt anyone will see this).
There's going to be a "Movies Portal", and a "Games Portal", and then the "Art Portal" and "Audio Portal"?
I think it'd be a good idea to split the Audio Portal in the same way the Flash Portal has pretty much been split. There should be a Music Portal, and a Voice Acting Portal (maybe you'll want to figure out a shorter name, but you get the idea).
The movies and games split makes sense because the only reason the two were related was the fact that they were made in Flash. No other (substantial) similarities exist. The difference is just as clear between music and voice acting. The only reason they're related is that they're audio files, but they're two completely different types of content.
If we did that, the music section would be cleaned up a bit (god knows it needs it), and up-and-coming voice actors could showcase their talents alongside other voice actors in a much more organized fashion.
Either way, if you really want this site to not be seen as "that flash site", ALL of the portals need to affect the individual's account equally. You should get voting experience and power by voting for ALL kinds of submissions, not just games and movies. Blams and awards should be used in ALL of the portals to help clear out terrible content, and showcase work that wouldn't be showcased otherwise.
I know you guys are smart, and you've probably already thought about everything I said here, I just wanted to put it out there myself. Thanks for your time, I love Newgrounds!