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Madness Day

Winners for Madness Day have been determined!

The top five movies and art were selected by none other than @Krinkels himself, with myself assisting with game judging and user votes determining the winners for music.

Top Five Movies

  • Assassinate:Madness
    Assassinate:Madness by Ghost-Kewell

    See what can these madness assassins do

    Score
    3.92 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    6,992 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Madness E Collab: 5
    Madness E Collab: 5 by GabrielBarsch

    Madness Day 2016 Official Collab

    Score
    4.26 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    16,411 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Madness Infiltration
    Madness Infiltration by Gibb50

    Jack Wernicke infiltrates a base of Mercs on his rise to power

    Score
    4.25 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    13,989 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Madness Unleashed
    Madness Unleashed by GabrielBarsch

    Some OP cartoon characters killing lots of people

    Score
    4.12 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    4,579 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • REALM: Fraternization
    REALM: Fraternization by Kelzad

    REALM: Episode 3

    Score
    4.19 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    6,191 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+

Honorable Mention to a Late and Great Entry

It was fun to see some 60fps Madness entries this year and I particulary enjoy movies like @IvanAlmighty's where it's in a completely different style.

Top Art

  • Mad War - The End
    Mad War - The End by ZaracaM

    You think it's over... But no... Madness is never over. It's... Insanity... Danger... It's... Madness... Oh btw. I posted ...

    Score
    4.460526315 / 5.00
    Type
    Illustration
    Popularity
    2,927 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Instability Complex
    Instability Complex by Rhunyc

    Hey everyone, here's a little tribute to my favorite holiday on this website. :) Hope you all enjoy! I kind of rushed it si...

    Score
    4.736434108 / 5.00
    Type
    Illustration
    Popularity
    2,400 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Madness.jpg
    Madness.jpg by deathink

    HAPPY MADNESS DAY!!!

    Score
    4.698979591 / 5.00
    Type
    Other
    Popularity
    3,005 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Tricky tricky
    Tricky tricky by jagondudo

    celebratin madness!

    Score
    4.241379310 / 5.00
    Type
    3D Art
    Popularity
    1,634 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Madness in Hellish realm
    Madness in Hellish realm by Nix-Nought-Nothing

    HAPPY MADNESS DAY For Kelzad and Dessy. Thanks a lot ! (I Love his animation REALM: Project M3KYR) I really looking forward...

    Score
    4.687500000 / 5.00
    Type
    Illustration
    Popularity
    2,004 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • [SFM] Sharp Massacre
    [SFM] Sharp Massacre by MacWrecker

    Heya, folks! I'm kinda back (it's not like anyone would care much) with a new poster for you to see. It might not have, like,...

    Score
    4.485148514 / 5.00
    Type
    3D Art
    Popularity
    2,827 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Bring Your Kids To Work Day
    Bring Your Kids To Work Day by ChazDude

    This situation would make for an interesting 'Incident' installment. Happy Madness Day, 2016!

    Score
    4.541176470 / 5.00
    Type
    Illustration
    Popularity
    2,087 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

Top Games

  • Madness Throne (Demo)
    Madness Throne (Demo) by GuyUngerNL

    Shoot up some Madness grunts in the Madness/ Nuclear Throne mashup fan game!

    Score
    3.74 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    15,390 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Alone in the Madness (pt.02)
    Alone in the Madness (pt.02) by Djjaner

    Alone in the Madness (pt.02)

    Score
    3.29 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    26,551 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Madness: Spay N Pray
    Madness: Spay N Pray by fullmetalchaz

    Blaze through rows of enemies in this awesome 8 bit style shooter.

    Score
    3.36 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    6,608 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

Top Music

  • Magnification Chamber (MD2016)
    Magnification Chamber (MD2016) by Lich

    Magnification Chamber (Madness Day 2016)

    Score
    4.29 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Industrial
    Popularity
    1,350 Views
  • REALM: Fraternization (Soundtrack)
    REALM: Fraternization (Soundtrack) by Djjaner

    REALM: Fraternization (Soundtrack)

    Score
    4.24 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Techno
    Popularity
    3,320 Views
  • Obliterate (10th Anniversary Single)
    Obliterate (10th Anniversary Single) by RealFaction

    10 year anniversary single / Madness Day 2016

    Score
    4.00 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Techno
    Popularity
    840 Views
  • The Madness of Everything
    The Madness of Everything by demon1000

    Fighting depression, Madness Day, And inspired by @DiamondEclipse

    Score
    4.01 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Drum N Bass
    Popularity
    3,814 Views
  • Madness Vaccination
    Madness Vaccination by Deshiel

    Happy Madness day 2016 :)

    Score
    3.80 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    1,483 Views

Congrats to the winners and thank you everyone who participated in Madness Day! If you're on this list and aren't part of the Madness: Project Nexus 2 Alpha, let me know and I'll tell @Krinkels and @The-Swain.

We're also long-overdue for custom event trophies, one of those features I hope we'll pick back up when the layout transition is complete.

Other News

Creep Jam & Summer Animation Jam winners were announced on Friday. Congrats, @Duongster!

We've once again popped #Inktober in the header. During the month of October, artists attempt to create one ink drawing a day for the entire month. It started here if you're curious.

Here are some cool ink illustrations by @linda-mota and @ThePsychoSheep:

  • Inktober #3
    Inktober #3 by linda-mota

    October 3rd I saw @ThePsychoSheep 's inktober with the space skeleton and wanted to do my version for today's inktober. sor...

    Score
    4.769230769 / 5.00
    Type
    Illustration
    Popularity
    125 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Inktober Day 2
    Inktober Day 2 by ThePsychoSheep

    Remake with some shade

    Score
    4.656250000 / 5.00
    Type
    Illustration
    Popularity
    239 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

@Noodle has released episode 8 of This Week on Newgrounds, go watch!

Make something scary or Halloween-themed this month and be part of our Halloween Spooktacular!

The Best of September will be announced on Monday.


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 13:01:42 Reply

At 10/5/16 12:47 PM, TomFulp wrote: @PsychoGoldfish just launched our new Community hub, a gateway to the forums, chat and other features that previously resided in navbar dropdowns.

Trending topics are partly tailored to your aura, so artists will see more featured topics from the Art Forum, for example.

Ohh man this is fantastic!
It looks like the perfect way to highlight things in a nice compact package. I especially like seeing Collabinate being brought into the spotlight. I'll make good use of this!

Top Games
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/681558

We're also long-overdue for custom event trophies, one of those features I hope we'll pick back up when the layout transition is complete.

Thanks so much for the top game! Guy and I are working on updating the game further. So keep an eye on that. We'll be sure to make some front page posts when we feel the game is complete.

I would LOVE to see event specific trophies! That would be such a cool way to catalog things. Plus it satisfies the "Achievement whore" part of my brain.

@Noodle has released episode 8 of This Week on Newgrounds, go watch!

Thanks for the shout-out Tom!
I'm really happy with how the series is progressing, and everyone's feedback has been very helpful. Thanks guys!


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 13:07:11 Reply

At 10/5/16 12:47 PM, TomFulp wrote: @PsychoGoldfish just launched our new Community hub, a gateway to the forums, chat and other features that previously resided in navbar dropdowns.

You know, it'd be really nice if there were links on that page to the forums, chat and other features.


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Holy fucking shit I love thise new community hub @PsychoGoldfish.


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 13:18:37 Reply

At 10/5/16 01:07 PM, DamnedByFate wrote:
At 10/5/16 12:47 PM, TomFulp wrote: @PsychoGoldfish just launched our new Community hub, a gateway to the forums, chat and other features that previously resided in navbar dropdowns.
You know, it'd be really nice if there were links on that page to the forums, chat and other features.

Can you clear your cache and post a screenshot of what you're seeing?


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 14:03:26 Reply

Seeing the new community hub was a little overwhelming at first, but it's nice to see everything available on one page, especially at a quick glance. Seeing as all the other dropdown menus for the buttons in the nav bar have been removed, does that mean that they'll be getting their similar makeover soon? Everything looks really neat and tidy as is, just a matter of shifting things over to the mobile-friendly design, I'd assume.


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Congratulations to every winner!

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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 14:12:16 Reply

Community hub is looking great! the forum highlight thing is pretty neat for when you're not going into the forums looking for something specific.

Also reminded me of the collabinator and that user of the day thing, NG has a shitload of features so I end up forgeting stuff I don't use constantly, I think that's pretty nice in a way.

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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 14:28:55 Reply

community hub looks so fucking lit. I like it!


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 15:35:58 Reply

3rd Place! w00t!!!
Thanks guys!


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 15:49:19 Reply


Here are some cool ink illustrations by @linda-mota and @ThePsychoSheep:
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/linda-mota/inktober-3
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/thepsychosheep/inktober-day-2-2

Eeeeeeeeeeee someone noticed the skeleton shenanigans hahahaha!

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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 15:50:09 Reply

i like the community hub, would it be possible to have a parenthesis perhaps in the chat showing how many users are currently there? doesn't have to be a live updating thing, i think id be tempted to check in on the creators lounge if i knew there was a few people there without having to physically go and check and find an empty room.


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 15:54:51 Reply

At 10/5/16 03:50 PM, Luis wrote: i like the community hub, would it be possible to have a parenthesis perhaps in the chat showing how many users are currently there? doesn't have to be a live updating thing, i think id be tempted to check in on the creators lounge if i knew there was a few people there without having to physically go and check and find an empty room.

This is planned - chat is unique from the rest of the site so it takes some more doing to get those numbers in.


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 16:01:37 Reply

At 10/5/16 03:49 PM, linda-mota wrote:

Here are some cool ink illustrations by @linda-mota and @ThePsychoSheep:
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/linda-mota/inktober-3
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/thepsychosheep/inktober-day-2-2
Eeeeeeeeeeee someone noticed the skeleton shenanigans hahahaha!

If only they knew what is to come....


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 16:06:25 Reply


If only they knew what is to come....

I'm still serious with the great space skelly collab.

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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 16:44:48 Reply

Looks awesome Tom!

At 10/5/16 12:47 PM, TomFulp wrote:
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Out of curiosity, what do users who have a "Melancholy" aura see? Shit posts and political stories?


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 16:48:50 Reply

At 10/5/16 04:44 PM, ZJ wrote: Out of curiosity, what do users who have a "Melancholy" aura see? Shit posts and political stories?

We actually WERE gonna give them more political stories but I don't think it's actually doing that. We need to filter all the threads for people talking about sadness and depression.


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 17:15:10 Reply

Lots of great stuff this year!


Hello thar ;)

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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 17:35:38 Reply

Well first off, congratulations to the winners. There were some great animations this year.
That being said, I will list my opinions on the winners how I think it should have been, based off of what I think.
The first two places being collaborative projects seems a little unfair considering the other movies were made by a single person each. No real story in either of them. While I do like both of them, winner spots shouldn't be awarded to them.

Madness Infiltration: It was a nice change to the usual AAHW being replaced by the Mercenaries although they did show up later. The animation was very nice and smooth, though some of the kills seemed a little forced. The fight with the Golem was also quite interesting, but I wish it would have lasted longer.

Madness Unleashed: This movie was a great addition also, there was a lot of action and a good sense of struggle between the protagonist and antagonist. One thing that does turn me away from this in the end is all of the memes.. Gabriel has always been one to add a twist of humour to his movies but this was taking it too far in my opinion. Though he does add an interesting concept of regeneration.

REALM: Fraternization: Wow, this was a whole new experience in the land of Nevada. Lots of crazy stuff happened in this one, a desperate struggle against these 'Haunted agents' with Kelzad and the doctor (I forgot his name, sorry) some really tough enemies who have been improved to a very resilient force to be reckoned with. And that final fight with Yeelon has made it to my favourite moment. Changing the sky truly shows how powerful he is.
Now onto the critique, The thing that honestly stands out the most to me is only the pace, Although I can see that Kelzad was going for a more normal pace instead of a 'run and gun' pace. I could see what you were going for. I struggle to find anything else to critique, and I reckon this could have come out higher on the winners list.

And also, forgive me for not noticing if this wasn't the case, but krinkels seemed unusually absent this year.

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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 18:01:53 Reply

Congrats to all of the Madness Day winners!

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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 18:12:30 Reply

Congratulations to all the winners!
A lot of awesome stuff, as usual :D

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Congrats to the winners and thank you everyone who participated in Madness Day! If you're on this list and aren't part of the Madness: Project Nexus 2 Alpha, let me know and I'll tell @Krinkels and @The-Swain

Thank You guys for making me one of the winners! I can't believe i am one of top 5 for madness day 2016

@TopFulp , Hey tom,

What do you mean by "If i am on the list but not part of the Madness: Project Nexus 2 Alpha, you will tell Krinkels and the Swain?"

Because i am not part of the Project Nexus 2 alpha. . .


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 18:36:44 Reply

Loving the community hub page, really cool design. Congrats to the Madness winners!


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 18:46:50 Reply

At 10/5/16 06:36 PM, demon1000 wrote: What do you mean by "If i am on the list but not part of the Madness: Project Nexus 2 Alpha, you will tell Krinkels and the Swain?"

Because i am not part of the Project Nexus 2 alpha. . .

PM me your Steam account name, I THINK that's all I need to give them, double checking with @The-Swain.


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Liking the Community Hub, but the buttons on top don't show a drop-down menu like they're supposed to. I've asked a couple people and they said it's still working for them. I've tried clearing my cache, but that didn't seem to work. I'm not sure what's happening. I hope somebody here knows a solution. I'm a Firefox user, if that helps.

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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 18:56:30 Reply

At 10/5/16 06:48 PM, Wkay wrote: Liking the Community Hub, but the buttons on top don't show a drop-down menu like they're supposed to. I've asked a couple people and they said it's still working for them. I've tried clearing my cache, but that didn't seem to work. I'm not sure what's happening. I hope somebody here knows a solution. I'm a Firefox user, if that helps.

We've ditched the dropdown nav - we're trying to present different options better in the pages vs having piles of nav. The 2012 layout was the only one to have those and we never liked them very much. Let me know if you're having trouble finding something specific though, I'm curious to know which ones people used the most.


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 19:49:13 Reply

At 10/5/16 12:47 PM, TomFulp wrote: @PsychoGoldfish just launched our new Community hub, a gateway to the forums, chat and other features that previously resided in navbar dropdowns.

I've noticed that there are some features from the old layout that don't seem to be accessible in the new layout, such as the friends list and social medal rankings.

Is this a consequence of currently being in the 2012/2016 layout transition stages, a simple mistake, or are there no plans to return those features?


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 19:54:20 Reply

At 10/5/16 07:49 PM, TheGamechanger wrote:
At 10/5/16 12:47 PM, TomFulp wrote: @PsychoGoldfish just launched our new Community hub, a gateway to the forums, chat and other features that previously resided in navbar dropdowns.
I've noticed that there are some features from the old layout that don't seem to be accessible in the new layout, such as the friends list and social medal rankings.

Is this a consequence of currently being in the 2012/2016 layout transition stages, a simple mistake, or are there no plans to return those features?

Those features are still here but not linked to at the moment, those updates are pushing live tomorrow morning.


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Response to Madness 2016 Winners & New Hub 2016-10-05 19:57:43 Reply

I like the idea of the community hub, but I think it was poorly executed...

I do not mean to come off as negative, but I think this is a step in the wrong direction. There are good things that are coming with it (removing drop down navigation, adding the portal button back on the nav bar), but overall I think the design just looks bland.

Also, there is now an extra click to get to the forums. You have to go to community, then all forums, followed by the forum you want to browse.


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At 10/5/16 07:57 PM, Zachary wrote: I like the idea of the community hub, but I think it was poorly executed...

I do not mean to come off as negative, but I think this is a step in the wrong direction. There are good things that are coming with it (removing drop down navigation, adding the portal button back on the nav bar), but overall I think the design just looks bland.

Also, there is now an extra click to get to the forums. You have to go to community, then all forums, followed by the forum you want to browse.

We're really looking at things from the perspective of new users. We want to make sure they can get to ALL of the community features, and having a snapshot of relevant bus topics on that one page makes it more inclusive overall. Having to pick a forum and comb through for interesting topics actually takes more clicks for a casual user checking topics via the hub.

I don't mean to come off as dismissive, but I think regular users typically go directly to the bbs URL already, and even though they may complain about the change, can still get to their forums easy enough.

As for the design, this is just a transitional look, meant to be less jarring as individual pages get updated.


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