This month we hosted an art jam to celebrate the launch of Owlboy, a game everyone should play!
The Owlboy team have checked out all the entries, here is their top ten:
'Get ready for REEEAL flight'!by Butzbo
Good Morning Otusby Llamadoodle
Final Resting Placeby Sundownx
Owlboy Nes demake mockupby ScepterDPinoy
Owlboy Ol' Tobyby Jobertson
Owl boy 0020by HochiganMeat
Let's fly [ Owlboy fanart ]by ExCharny
Each winner will be receiving an Owlboy Steam key.
Art Portal Update
The Art Portal hub has been updated to utilize our new layout. The listings are now mobile-friendly and the desktop version has some improvements; for example if you go here and toggle filter options, the content will update in-page rather than load a new page. Registered users will also see more Supporter promos in place of traditional ads, because we need more supporters.
Sorry I haven't announced the Halloween winners yet, I've been swept up in a project to address some content issues on the site. Very important reminder: please only use music you have permission to use in the content you upload to Newgrounds. We created the Audio Portal largely so musicians could collaborate with animators and game developers. If you're making a speedpaint video, it is an especially easy opportunity to feature music from artists here on NG.
When you use music you don't have rights to, your work ultimately has no rights and NG can't protect you. Newgrounds might look like some big eternal part of the internet but at the center sits a very overwhelmed individual who is trying to keep things afloat against very difficult odds.
If you've had content removed as part of this sweep, it can still be brought back on-line if you can update it with music you have rights to. Let me know when that time comes and I'll work with you. Several artists have already gotten their work back up.
I'd also like to note that independent animators and game developers SHOULD be propping up independent musicians. Your work gives them phenomenal exposure and they in turn might help promote you or bring you professional opportunities. This sort of collaboration is what Newgrounds is all about.