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I updated the Pixel Day prize info over the weekend to include Iconoclasts Steam keys for the top three winners in each category. Iconoclasts has been in development for seven years and will coincidentally be released ON Pixel Day, January 23rd. NG will be celebrating with a special Iconoclasts site skin by creator Joakim ‘konjak ‘ Sandberg!

We’re already one week into 2018 and I’m wrapping up various 2017 odds and ends like 1099 and 1042-S forms for tax season. You know, the fun stuff.

We have one thing to wrap up from 2017 that actually is fun; the Best of December!

Top Five Movies

  • The Tweet Before Christmas
    The Tweet Before Christmas by JamesLee

    On the Night Before Christmas, two Tweeters debate about punching nazis.

    Score
    4.62 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    15,581 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • 3AM Bagel : Foamy The Squirrel
    3AM Bagel : Foamy The Squirrel by illwillpress

    The best bagels are made at 3AM...

    Score
    3.83 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    8,869 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Goofy's Confession - A Christmas Tale
    Goofy's Confession - A Christmas Tale by FlumpyTripod

    Those wacky boys are at it again!

    Score
    4.07 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    13,265 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Goodbye Goofy
    Goodbye Goofy by Narmak

    Goofy dies. Sora cries.

    Score
    4.18 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    13,611 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • If Yu-Gi-Oh! was made by EA
    If Yu-Gi-Oh! was made by EA by SilentChimaru

    What if Yu-Gi-Oh! was made by EA?

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    6,497 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

The top-ranked movie based on original material and winner of $250 is The Tweet Before Christmas. Congrats, @JamesLee!

Top Five Games

  • 22 Rooms
    22 Rooms by AtomFox0213

    You are trapped in a strange place and you must escape!

    Score
    3.63 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    14,512 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • The Impossible Quizmas
    The Impossible Quizmas by Splapp-me-do

    The Impossible Quiz returns for a Christmas Special

    Score
    4.10 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    176,748 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • A Platformer for Ants
    A Platformer for Ants by Elendow

    A platformer where every room discovered has to fit on the screen.

    Score
    3.84 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    33,658 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • 33
    33 by Verzinsky

    One room more.

    Score
    3.60 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    22,013 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • World's End Chapter 3
    World's End Chapter 3 by MezzanineStairs

    The darkly comedic strategy RPG continues.

    Score
    4.21 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    17,617 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

Runner-up Movies

6. Attacker Vs Defender | Stickman Collab
7. Anime Club - Part 2 (Gunshow Comic Animation)
8. 10th Anniversary - Team Fortress 2 [TF2 Animation]
9. AVGN Angry Video Game Nerd: Animated (2017)
10. The Goose is Loose!
11. Garfield Garfielf Spanky Spank!
12. Malls : Foamy The Squirrel
13. CactuarUnknown's BattleGrounds Royale
14. BENEATH
15. South Park Kenny buy game
16. Game Grumps - Mall Fun!
17. The Bird & the Disproportionately Small Gap.
18. Horny Is As Horny Does
19. Claire & James - "Claire's Gift" (Christmas Special)
20. F*ck You, Charlie Brown! (A Charlie Brown Christmas Parody)

Runner-up Games

6. Christmas Rage
7. Scrooge the Cat
8. INFINITORY
9. Swarm Queen
10. Crypt Shyfter: Rebellion
11. POK3D - be social
12. Curse of Greed
13. Crypt Shyfter: Colossus
14. Fruitless
15. Trapped 2
16. Fox Flares
17. Sofra
18. Stealy
19. Color Combat
20. LAZY SANTA
21. Famous Knight

There were a lot of great Ludum Dare 40 entries last month, thank you everyone who shared yours on NG.

The voter of the month and winner of honorary Supporter status is @toocool100!

Thank you everyone who participated in December, you delivered a strong finish to 2017! Seriously, take a good look back at Newgrounds over the last year and compare it to what was happening on the rest of the Internet.

We’re expecting great things in Q1 2018 with some big site updates and events like Pixel Day, the DBZ Collab and NG in Space. Heck, we already opened the year with Black Crystal, sure to compete with some of the best animations of all time here on NG.

I’m pumped for what is coming and as usual, none of this would be possible without the help of supporters. Please consider becoming one if you aren’t already! Your support goes a long way towards ongoing hosting and development, reducing third party ads and ultimately building a bigger, better rev share system for artists. We have many of the pieces in place to create a near-perfect ecosystem for creators, we just need to find enough people willing to pay $3 a month or $25 per year to see it happen. Will you be one of them in 2018?

Best of December 2017!


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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-08 16:07:44 Reply

Can’t wait to see the new updates! Looking forward to NG in space and an awesome 2018 :)


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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-08 16:44:33 Reply

Congrats to the winners!


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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-08 18:26:51 Reply

Really surprised that The Impossible Quizmas didn't come in first for the top games of December.

Anyways, congrats to the winners!


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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-08 21:30:20 Reply

Two Goofy focused animations as some of the best of December. Incredible. Congratulations to the other winners as well.

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-08 23:10:03 Reply

At 1/8/18 02:18 PM, TomFulp wrote:
We’re already one week into 2018 and I’m wrapping up various 2017 odds and ends like 1099 and 1042-S forms for tax season. You know, the fun stuff.

Do you get to list fun business expenses like “beers for Luis”?


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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-08 23:38:03 Reply

Congratulations to the other winners, and thank you, @TomFulp and the Newgrounds community!

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-09 00:45:51 Reply

Looking at top 5 games and having browsed all of nominated games, I have a strong suspicion that the alphabetic order has to do a lot with the games chances to win.

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-09 01:14:52 Reply

At 1/9/18 01:00 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote:
At 1/9/18 12:45 AM, MeGa-wise wrote: Looking at top 5 games and having browsed all of nominated games, I have a strong suspicion that the alphabetic order has to do a lot with the games chances to win.
Can't tell if you are be serious or joking? There were plenty of great games to enjoy last month.

Sure there where a lot of great games. Did I say there wasn't? Nope. How did you even saw that in my message is a mystery to me.

I see a lot of great games didn't even making the Runner-up list because they were on the second side of alphabetic order.

I see a lot of relatively mediocre games on top of the winners list because they were on top of the nominee list sorted alphabetically.

It's very apparent that lot's of people haven't browsed all the nominees and have browsed just the few top games in P-bots alphabetically sorted nominee list and chosen their favorites from the top few games.

Just look at the winners list and see the strong correlation with alphabetic order.

Kudos to World''s End Chapter 3 - it's a really great game having reached 5th place despite this. This game deserves to be in 1st place.

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-09 06:38:31 Reply

At 1/9/18 01:14 AM, MeGa-wise wrote:
At 1/9/18 01:00 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote:
At 1/9/18 12:45 AM, MeGa-wise wrote: Looking at top 5 games and having browsed all of nominated games, I have a strong suspicion that the alphabetic order has to do a lot with the games chances to win.
Can't tell if you are be serious or joking? There were plenty of great games to enjoy last month.
Sure there where a lot of great games. Did I say there wasn't? Nope. How did you even saw that in my message is a mystery to me.

I see a lot of great games didn't even making the Runner-up list because they were on the second side of alphabetic order.

I see a lot of relatively mediocre games on top of the winners list because they were on top of the nominee list sorted alphabetically.

It's very apparent that lot's of people haven't browsed all the nominees and have browsed just the few top games in P-bots alphabetically sorted nominee list and chosen their favorites from the top few games.

Just look at the winners list and see the strong correlation with alphabetic order.

Kudos to World''s End Chapter 3 - it's a really great game having reached 5th place despite this. This game deserves to be in 1st place.

I've always wondered why monthly voting is always in alphabetical order instead of randomised, or some other arbitrary system. It certainly affects the outcome quite strongly, and it seems odd that the monthly rank is treated differently to way the daily and weekly ranks are determined. In any case, you can always put quote marks around your title if you think you'll make the monthly voting and you'll jump to the top... Not that I'd ever try such a dastardly tactic. ^-^;

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-09 07:47:33 Reply

At 1/8/18 11:10 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 1/8/18 02:18 PM, TomFulp wrote:
We’re already one week into 2018 and I’m wrapping up various 2017 odds and ends like 1099 and 1042-S forms for tax season. You know, the fun stuff.
Do you get to list fun business expenses like “beers for Luis”?

You can only write off 50% of food but technically yes I have been able to take a deduction on beer before. I could get away with expensing and writing off a lot more meals and beer but I tend to pay with my personal card vs putting things on the NG card. In total NG paid for $273.79 in "meals & entertainment" expenses in 2017.


Nightmare Cops, the game JohnnyUtah, Spazkid and I have been working on.

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-09 12:26:57 Reply

Nice to see all of the upcoming events!, also first time I hear about NG in Space, pretty curious about that one!

Btw, as a season of classics, I think this was December's highlight for me ;)

  • The Impossible Quizmas
    The Impossible Quizmas by Splapp-me-do

    The Impossible Quiz returns for a Christmas Special

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    4.10 / 5.00
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    177,860 Views
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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-09 17:13:55 Reply

Kudos to World''s End Chapter 3 - it's a really great game having reached 5th place despite this. This game deserves to be in 1st place.

Thank you!

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-09 17:37:36 Reply

Hm, Congress' capital building looks a bit askew... they throwing a pig roast, bonfire? This illustration come from an NG member?


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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-09 19:17:50 Reply

At 1/8/18 02:18 PM, TomFulp wrote:

Congrats, y'all! Cant wait to see what 2018 brings!


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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-09 22:24:35 Reply

The tweet before Christmas was good stuff

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-10 00:49:45 Reply

HELL YES! Thanks Newgrounds and everyone that voted for my cartoon!

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-10 07:13:10 (edited 2018-01-10 07:13:39) Reply

Congrats to the winners, and @toocool100 on the upgrade! :D

Always fun to see a known name, and good to see the best submission really got the top spot this time, with regard to animation. I don't think it's bias either, incredible work on that one @JamesLee ... overall it's been a pretty great December!

Seems I've been pretty oblivious to how the Internet's been faring outside of NG overall, but cool to hear we're defying a negative trend!! Moving into a New year and even greater things!

At 1/9/18 07:47 AM, TomFulp wrote: In total NG paid for $273.79 in "meals & entertainment" expenses in 2017.

Also entertaining informational tidbit. XD Seems like some potential for small profit on a potential increase of edible tax reductions...

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-10 07:57:57 Reply

congrats to the winners. But I’m here to tell you that I’m also going to run for president in 2020

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-10 09:37:18 Reply

At 1/9/18 05:37 PM, VicariousE wrote: Hm, Congress' capital building looks a bit askew... they throwing a pig roast, bonfire? This illustration come from an NG member?

It's from The Tweet Before Christmas.


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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-10 12:36:19 Reply

At 1/10/18 07:13 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: Always fun to see a known name, and good to see the best submission really got the top spot this time, with regard to animation. I don't think it's bias either, incredible work on that one @JamesLee ... overall it's been a pretty great December!

Was so good, forgot what the last scene looked like (thanks Tom). The animation was a AAA production, but the theme kinda missed the mark for me. Individuals aren't the problem, it's the mammoth forces goading them on, that I take issue with.


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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-10 14:09:26 Reply

At 1/10/18 12:36 PM, VicariousE wrote: Was so good, forgot what the last scene looked like (thanks Tom). The animation was a AAA production, but the theme kinda missed the mark for me. Individuals aren't the problem, it's the mammoth forces goading them on, that I take issue with.

Well it did escalate past the individual point eventually. :) If you're looking for something on those mammoth forces goading us on maybe this is something for you, another recent favorite:

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-11 01:48:50 (edited 2018-01-11 01:50:51) Reply

2 Goofy focused Kingdom Hearts animations in the top 5! Shout out to ProZD on YouTube for the 4 year old audio in "Goodbye, Goofy".
Horny is as Horny does being a runner up is disappointing. I'm in the trans community, but it's Newsgrounds... which means it's somewhere no one I care about will ever see it.


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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-11 02:30:48 Reply

INFINITORY............thats a cool name :)

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Cool cool

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Response to Best of December 2017! 2018-01-16 16:45:13 Reply

it was an honor to be selected as a voter . Congrats to all the winnners