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Best of December 2016 2017-01-11 11:13:43 Reply

If you missed it, please read my 2017 Opening Thoughts and a notice about a Favorites bug and upcoming changes.

Also Pixel Day is January 21st and it would be awesome to see your original pixel art, animation, game or chiptune in celebration!

Best of December 2016

Your votes are in and the Best of December have been determined.

Top Five Movies

  • My Mother in Law is a Scorpion
    My Mother in Law is a Scorpion by Sexual-Lobster

    One fine day I answered the phone, It was my girlfriend inviting me to her home

    Score
    4.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    39,671 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Crazy Conor McGregor
    Crazy Conor McGregor by Flashgitz

    When your hunger for belts goes too far...

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    9,604 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • 12 Days of Overwatch Christmas! - Parody Music Video
    12 Days of Overwatch Christmas! - Parody Music Video by Crunchlins

    Overwatch Parody Christmas Song

    Score
    3.66 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    10,971 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Mob Vs Tetsuo
    Mob Vs Tetsuo by TheUnseriousguy

    Shigeo Kageyama comes face to face with another powerful psychic, Tetsuo Shima

    Score
    4.50 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    9,835 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Sublo & Tangy Mustard #4 - Katy's Birthday
    Sublo & Tangy Mustard #4 - Katy's Birthday by aalong64

    Two restaurant mascots crash their co-worker's house party.

    Score
    4.33 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    13,043 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

The top ranked animation based on original material and winner of $250 is @Sexual-Lobster!

Top Five Games

  • PUNCH OUT: TomFulp
    PUNCH OUT: TomFulp by deathink

    Tom had this coming...

    Score
    3.82 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    28,532 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Forgotten Hill: Surgery
    Forgotten Hill: Surgery by FM-Studio

    The mystery of Forgotten Hill continues, will you survive again?

    Score
    4.10 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    24,461 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Sky Chasers
    Sky Chasers by JoepvanDuinen

    In Sky Chasers players explore a magical world in a cardboard box, starring Max.

    Score
    4.09 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    22,187 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Causality
    Causality by Loju

    Manipulate time, change the sequence of events and alter the outcome of each level.

    Score
    4.14 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    35,252 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Camp Phantom
    Camp Phantom by DeathTiger0

    Help Lucy find the camp’s lucky charm, in order to protect the campers from the phantom.

    Score
    3.86 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    8,928 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

Runner-up Movies

6. Hanzo's dragons
7. Force of Nature
8. Guild Breakers - Pilot Kinda
9. Hey, are you up?
10. ROMP.FLA
11. How The Reaper Stole Christmas (Overwatch)
12. Last of us 2 Disney edition
13. Christmas Greeting 2016 - Peanuts
14. Sans Fight Animation
15. Lazy Writing 15 - Book
16. Super Mario Doesn't Want To Run
17. Frumplequest the Conquistador: EMBARRASSMENT (part 3)
18. Game Grumps Animated - Strange Vocal Warmups
19. A Stu-Boy & Piv-Boy Christmas
20. Nightmare Coco! Tales from the Crossing

Runner-up Games

6. Trees Of Loss
7. Dream Eater
8. Crazy Christmas
9. Escape Inc
10. Anti Chess
11. Fear Society
12. Code Red
13. 5 differences Movies Parodies
14. Dear Missus Bin
15. Chaos Eclipse III
16. The Painted Lady
17. Apple Worm
18. Chronicles of Terra: Makon the Overlord
19. The Friendly Game
20. Make Happy

Our voter of the month and winner of an honorary Supporter Upgrade is @Phenom9.

Thank you everyone who participated in December! We ended 2016 with a strong finish and we're pumped for 2017. There has already been a lot of great animation, games, music and art this year and we aren't even halfway through January.

The site itself is much better than it was this time last year and a lot of that is thanks to our supporters, who are creating a way forward that doesn't involve tacking more ads on pages to pay the bills.

Speaking of bills, our monthly hosting increased over the course of last year and we're now better reflecting that in our hosting goal, raising it to $5k. Our expenses don't end with just hosting fees, so your support is greatly appreciated. The goal will always get moved forward, we're just excited for it to go well beyond hosting and staff!

NG currently has 1,662 active supporters and the number continues to rise. As support grows, NG will have less obtrusive advertising AND more money to spend on revenue share, prizes and sponsorships. Please consider becoming a supporter today!


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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-11 12:02:47 Reply

almost 5th place :/
gratulations to the winners :)

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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-11 12:33:09 Reply

congrats to the winners! all great choices :)


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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-11 13:11:46 Reply

At 1/11/17 11:13 AM, TomFulp wrote: Our voter of the month and winner of an honorary Supporter Upgrade is @Phenom9.

After years and years I finally rightfully won it. Thanks for it. It's not the only giveaway/draft I win recently either...

But only when the 100 bucks are gone and life is tough
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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-11 17:02:38 Reply

Congrats to the winners! And @Phenom9!

Some great stuff this month. Certainly a grand start to the New Year.

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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-11 18:58:18 Reply

Thanks a lot newgrounds & everyone who voted! Feels great to release something that goes down well.

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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-11 19:17:51 Reply

Woo! Sixth!
I'm annoying.
Congrats to the winners!

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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-11 19:21:06 Reply

My fave one

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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-11 21:17:32 Reply

Damn Sexual Lobster's on a winning streak or something
Congrats to all the winners and runner ups!


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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-11 22:29:10 Reply

Here's to a better 2017!

Best of December 2016


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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-12 01:02:36 Reply

Hey Tom, what about doing a fund-raising drive for NG similar to AGDQ? I know they're all about charity, but we could do some pretty sweet speed running or glitch highlighting using games from NG history... or just doing playthroughs and having mini-goals during a 5 day 24/7 stream... there could be guest visitors from game/movie creators... or donation goals that unlock visits from people like Happy Harry or Krinkels or Luis or Swain or whoever... YOU could be the final unlock if we reached the overall goal... or show off some secret project or something... it might be a fun nostalgia-filled romp. Sure, it'd start small, maybe a $2,500 goal during the week, but it could become a yearly event and grow each time!

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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-12 08:10:35 Reply

At 1/12/17 01:02 AM, BoMToons wrote: Hey Tom, what about doing a fund-raising drive for NG similar to AGDQ? I know they're all about charity, but we could do some pretty sweet speed running or glitch highlighting using games from NG history... or just doing playthroughs and having mini-goals during a 5 day 24/7 stream... there could be guest visitors from game/movie creators... or donation goals that unlock visits from people like Happy Harry or Krinkels or Luis or Swain or whoever... YOU could be the final unlock if we reached the overall goal... or show off some secret project or something... it might be a fun nostalgia-filled romp. Sure, it'd start small, maybe a $2,500 goal during the week, but it could become a yearly event and grow each time!

I second the idea. A fundraising night of playthroughs on Twitch, or a fundraising roadshow of sorts, these are the ideas which come to mind. And what if, during the meetup we actually did a fundraising event and got people interested in NG?

Britain's side of the fundraising event will have the memory of Edd Gould, if nothing else, to make people aware of what sort of talent they will be promoting in these fundraisers.

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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-12 08:23:33 Reply

At 1/12/17 01:02 AM, BoMToons wrote: Hey Tom, what about doing a fund-raising drive for NG similar to AGDQ? I know they're all about charity, but we could do some pretty sweet speed running or glitch highlighting using games from NG history... or just doing playthroughs and having mini-goals during a 5 day 24/7 stream... there could be guest visitors from game/movie creators... or donation goals that unlock visits from people like Happy Harry or Krinkels or Luis or Swain or whoever... YOU could be the final unlock if we reached the overall goal... or show off some secret project or something... it might be a fun nostalgia-filled romp. Sure, it'd start small, maybe a $2,500 goal during the week, but it could become a yearly event and grow each time!

Something like that would be cool although the logistics of running it for a week make me scared. If that were streamed on Twitch, I suppose we could swap out who is streaming to our channel at any given time, so it could go from one person to the next throughout the event... Everyone could have the channel login details and their time slot set up ahead of time... hmm


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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-12 19:57:56 Reply

Yo, sexuallobster wins like every god damn month. Not that im complaining.

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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-13 00:29:14 Reply

At 1/11/17 10:29 PM, ZJ wrote: Here's to a better 2017!

that port was the goddang PIMPEST thing. also well done december for being over and for other people for serving society in some meaningful way probably.

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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-13 04:00:28 Reply

At 1/12/17 08:10 AM, Troisnyx wrote: I second the idea. A fundraising night of playthroughs on Twitch, or a fundraising roadshow of sorts, these are the ideas which come to mind. And what if, during the meetup we actually did a fundraising event and got people interested in NG?

You know, now that you mention it, does Newgrounds even have a Twitch channel? I'm not really into Twitch, so I wouldn't know, but having a dedicated channel for people to broadcast on or upload plays could be a good way to generate revenue, now that you mention it, especially since Twitch is becoming more popular with gamers than YT, who have blacklisted us. Also, do we have... a Patreon? Would that even be legal? That might also be worth looking into.


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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-13 07:54:18 Reply

At 1/13/17 04:00 AM, EDM364 wrote: You know, now that you mention it, does Newgrounds even have a Twitch channel? I'm not really into Twitch, so I wouldn't know, but having a dedicated channel for people to broadcast on or upload plays could be a good way to generate revenue, now that you mention it, especially since Twitch is becoming more popular with gamers than YT, who have blacklisted us. Also, do we have... a Patreon? Would that even be legal? That might also be worth looking into.

We do have a Twitch channel but we mostly just use it for Pico Day and strangely enough I can't find it on Twitch now that I'm looking - I gotta dig up my login info at the office when I get in. Before that we actually had set up our own streaming server but that got ditched when we were consolidating our hardware to pay for less rack space (before moving to managed hosting).

NG doesn't have a Patreon. It's been considered for a while now since there are Patreon regulars who would probably support us on there despite not being supporters here on NG. The issue is we would then have to manage a unique set of perks on Patreon - I like the supporter system because we can build all the perks right into your NG account and it would be kinda weird to manage two different groups of supporters like that. One thing that has been considered is a Patreon with a very specific set of goals - like the Patreon money goes 100% to content sponsorship or original content creation, and the perk would be getting your name in the credits of that content. So that is still tempting to try.


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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-13 10:56:49 Reply

Didn't the Twitch get banned while streaming on Pico day


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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-13 11:00:08 Reply

At 1/13/17 10:56 AM, Blounty wrote: Didn't the Twitch get banned while streaming on Pico day

Yeah but I think that was a temporary ban.

Oh and our Twitch channel is actually me: https://www.twitch.tv/tomfulp

I remember what happened - the Newgrounds account was under Justin.tv. There was a window of time where you could migrate your account to Twitch but I never did, then they shut down Justin.tv and it put the NG name in limbo where I couldn't re-register it and couldn't access the old account: https://www.twitch.tv/newgrounds


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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-13 16:52:03 Reply

At 1/13/17 07:54 AM, TomFulp wrote: Before that we actually had set up our own streaming server but that got ditched when we were consolidating our hardware to pay for less rack space (before moving to managed hosting).

With services like Twitch available, it may prove a profitable venture for all to somehow enable our users here to do let's plays of old classics, even. Though that might prove a little complex.

One thing that has been considered is a Patreon with a very specific set of goals - like the Patreon money goes 100% to content sponsorship or original content creation, and the perk would be getting your name in the credits of that content. So that is still tempting to try.

That sounds like it would be a lot easier to manage than more complicated perks, and in general sounds like a good idea. There may even be people who just don't feel like they should have a NG account because they feel they have nothing to contribute to the site, yet who would be fine donating on Patreon.


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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-13 20:33:38 (edited 2017-01-13 20:34:22) Reply

At 1/12/17 08:23 AM, TomFulp wrote: Something like that would be cool although the logistics of running it for a week make me scared. If that were streamed on Twitch, I suppose we could swap out who is streaming to our channel at any given time, so it could go from one person to the next throughout the event... Everyone could have the channel login details and their time slot set up ahead of time... hmm

If we did end up doing this, I would like to do a playthrough of Abobo's Big Adventure with me, @Poxpower, and @mockery on the stream at the same time commentating on the game. We've always meant to do that, but never actually gotten it done...

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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-14 13:21:21 Reply

At 1/13/17 08:33 PM, BoMToons wrote:
At 1/12/17 08:23 AM, TomFulp wrote: Something like that would be cool although the logistics of running it for a week make me scared. If that were streamed on Twitch, I suppose we could swap out who is streaming to our channel at any given time, so it could go from one person to the next throughout the event... Everyone could have the channel login details and their time slot set up ahead of time... hmm
If we did end up doing this, I would like to do a playthrough of Abobo's Big Adventure with me, @Poxpower, and @mockery on the stream at the same time commentating on the game. We've always meant to do that, but never actually gotten it done...

I'd watch this for sure...the feedback Fridays stream we had back in the day was really neat, and the audience was slowly building..
Also could patron be a payment option for the supporter subscription?

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Response to Best of December 2016 2017-01-15 02:17:32 Reply

Sexual Lobster makes some goddamn funny stuff. His voice is just too good.


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