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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-03 12:45:56 Reply

If anyone is curious, we updated the progress bar on the Supporter page today. Previously, the progress bar accounted for all scheduled renewals that would happen in a given month. As a result, we would start every month strong, for example showing $3k of the current $6k goal.

We were wondering though if this makes people less likely to support during the first half of the month, because they see that and think things are going great without them. Now the system only adds renewals as they actually happen, so it will show a more steady rise during the month (and better represent any cancellations that happen). Still off to a good start so far this month!


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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-03 14:51:30 Reply

At 3/2/18 06:04 PM, Wiesi wrote: Congrats to the winners!

Caught you, you old potato farmer! No one won anything in this newspost! Of course the new favorite counter, the bowling event, and the release of Pit People is a bit of a win for all concerned... or bothered to read lol ;) How are ya, growing anything good this year?


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About the Pit People Art Contest. Does it have to be just drawings? Or do comics count too?

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-03 18:03:25 Reply

At 3/2/18 02:01 PM, razorPunch wrote: Release Pit People on PS4 plz

That's never going to happen.
They still haven't released Battleblock Theater on there or Castle Crashers. You can only get the latter on PS3. I've been waiting. And waiting. And waiting. And waiting. Battleblock Theater has been out for 5 years as of this year and I've given up hope any Behemoth games after Castle Crashers on the PS3. The only other Behemoth game you can get that is on a PlayStation console is Alien Hominid on the PlayStation 2.

totally NOT like there have been 3x as many PS4s sold than Xbox One..

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-03 21:30:14 Reply

I wonder what's the obsession with NG and Xbox, they're putting games on a dying console.


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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-03 23:40:10 Reply

At 3/3/18 09:30 PM, solitonmedic wrote: I wonder what's the obsession with NG and Xbox, they're putting games on a dying console.

I believe it's probably due to the accessibility issue. Microsoft is actually better when it comes to providing assistance to game developers (e.g. their Dev Mode app for Xbone) and they make it easier for indie games to be released on their console. Sony, on the other hand, makes the process much more difficult and lacks comprehensive development tools.

It really is a shame, especially since Playstations continue to consistently outsell Xboxes by nearly double the units. On the singular issue of game development, M$ seems to have the upper hand.

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-04 00:40:08 Reply

At 3/3/18 04:09 PM, SilverDreams wrote: About the Pit People Art Contest. Does it have to be just drawings? Or do comics count too?

You can give a comic a shot!


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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-04 02:59:43 Reply

At 3/3/18 09:30 PM, solitonmedic wrote: I wonder what's the obsession with NG and Xbox, they're putting games on a dying console.

They are not ready to put games on the Switch. A living console.


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I do appreciate the effort that went into the new fave stuff, but I kinda liked how previously you just sorta had to stumble across a profile that had recently liked your thing to see if someone faved it. Takes away some of the magic to some extent, at least for me. Ah well. But I do like the fancy sorting stuff too, so you can see all the hotshots who like your things and whatnot.

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-04 08:03:01 Reply

At 3/3/18 12:45 PM, TomFulp wrote: If anyone is curious, we updated the progress bar...

That's good to know! Hope it brings in some more, and doesn't seem disillusioning instead, like: an amount that's just not possible to reach anyway so why try...

Btw, might be good to redirect: https://www.newgrounds.com/supporters

...seems I often type in that page with an extra s by mistake. Assuming others might too.

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-04 13:32:59 Reply

At 3/4/18 12:40 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 3/3/18 04:09 PM, SilverDreams wrote: About the Pit People Art Contest. Does it have to be just drawings? Or do comics count too?
You can give a comic a shot!

:never mind, I’m already starting a picture, but I might make Pit People comic when I have the time.

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-04 14:54:04 Reply

At 3/3/18 09:30 PM, solitonmedic wrote: I wonder what's the obsession with NG and Xbox, they're putting games on a dying console.

It was Put out on PC. there is likely much less of a hurdle to step it down into an XBox as opposed to a pS4 or switch

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-04 16:35:39 Reply

At 3/4/18 02:54 PM, MindChamber wrote:
At 3/3/18 09:30 PM, solitonmedic wrote: I wonder what's the obsession with NG and Xbox, they're putting games on a dying console.
It was Put out on PC. there is likely much less of a hurdle to step it down into an XBox as opposed to a pS4 or switch

That makes sense, but on the PS4 and Switch it could reach a much larger audience.


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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-04 17:11:09 Reply

>The info boxes for animations, games, art and audio now include the number of Faves, listed under Views. You can click >the total to see the individual users who have faved something (this info has always been public via individual user pages). >You can also sort the list by date faved, username and user popularity.

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-04 18:19:50 Reply

Please release Pit People on PS4 as well Tom

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-04 22:29:02 Reply

At 3/4/18 06:19 PM, Steve84 wrote: Please release Pit People on PS4 as well Tom

I was talking about that earlier, and the Switch as well. The more consoles the better.


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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-04 23:27:30 Reply

At 3/3/18 12:45 PM, TomFulp wrote: We were wondering though if this makes people less likely to support during the first half of the month, because they see that and think things are going great without them.

That explains so much, I this'll definitely give some people better perspective, I had no idea where that 3k came from so quickly.

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-05 08:49:34 Reply

I always ask for faves, but I had no idea if it was working, so it's cool to see that 100 people favorited one of my older games. Though, with 20,000 + plays, I'm not sure how good that is.

I think the Tom banner should look sadder.

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-05 08:54:41 Reply

>I think the Tom banner should look sadder.

Yeah man, add some tears

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-05 09:48:27 Reply

At 3/3/18 09:30 PM, solitonmedic wrote: I wonder what's the obsession with NG and Xbox, they're putting games on a dying console.

Xbox One is a great platform and has always done well for us.


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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-05 14:54:38 Reply

At 3/5/18 08:54 AM, carbonlad wrote: >I think the Tom banner should look sadder.

Yeah man, add some tears

No, it is sad enough. We need less of that banner.


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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-05 22:06:04 Reply

I was a huge fan of Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers. Last night, when I saw this message, I rushed out and bought Pit People on Xbox. I don't have a ton of play time in it yet, but it's a worthy "successor" (obviously not a "sequel") to those games. The game play seems cool, and the narrator is a stitch. Great work Tom!

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-06 01:39:16 Reply

At 3/2/18 02:01 PM, TomFulp wrote: Pit People Release

Awesome!

To celebrate, we're hosting a Pit People Art Contest! Ten winners will receive free Steam keys. Click that link for details.

Even more awesome!

Faves on Content

Just noticed this. Something I didn't even know I was waiting for until you mentioned earlier. Great addition.

The info boxes for animations, games, art and audio now include the number of Faves, listed under Views.
Thank you everyone who has become a Supporter!

My sub runs out in August. I think I might be able to rustle up another spare 25 for the year to come though. :)

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Please, thank you! I no longer qualify to make money from my YT, largely because they're cronies -- but hey, let's not go there. NG being able to compensate content creators is high on my wishlist.

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IvanAlmighty has organized a Philly meetup tomorrow night, Saturday, March 3rd! We're meeting at Revolutions bowling at 6pm and some of us will end up at Barcade. See Ivan's post for more info and maybe we'll see you there!

Missed it, but one of these days, I'll get around to showing up to an event. After all, I have an excuse to be up that way now that one of my buddies has moved to DC. Only about a 3 hour drive between the two. :P

I don't know if I'll be able to keep it up but I've been dabbling with making monthly playlists of new stuff I hear on NG. Here are February and January.

This puts a smile on my face.

The Story Goes On

@BrandyBuizel just released The Story Goes On on both Steam and Xbox One! To celebrate and also help NG, he's giving away ten free copies to random people who reply to his thread in the Supporter Forum.

Ooh, exciting. And best wishes to @BrandyBuizel -- as I know releasing games is some tricky stuff these days. Hoping for some good sales!

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-06 08:10:36 Reply

At 3/2/18 02:01 PM, TomFulp wrote: The info boxes for animations, games, art and audio now include the number of Faves, listed under Views. You can click the total to see the individual users who have faved something (this info has always been public via individual user pages). You can also sort the list by date faved, username and user popularity.

I love this feature.


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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-06 10:41:23 Reply

At 3/6/18 01:39 AM, ADR3-N wrote:
At 3/2/18 02:01 PM, TomFulp wrote: The Story Goes On

@BrandyBuizel just released The Story Goes On on both Steam and Xbox One! To celebrate and also help NG, he's giving away ten free copies to random people who reply to his thread in the Supporter Forum.
Ooh, exciting. And best wishes to @BrandyBuizel -- as I know releasing games is some tricky stuff these days. Hoping for some good sales!

According to our publisher we're averaging at least 100 new players per day since launch! I don't know if that's good, but I'm sure as shit happy to hear it :)

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-07 23:11:36 Reply

Is it me, or has most of the orange text gotten a little darker, or off hue?

Not complaining, just wanna be first on record for noticing.


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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-08 01:38:44 Reply

At 3/7/18 11:11 PM, VicariousE wrote: Is it me, or has most of the orange text gotten a little darker, or off hue?

Not complaining, just wanna be first on record for noticing.

No you're not going crazy, it has shifted


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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-08 10:34:24 Reply

At 3/8/18 01:38 AM, IvanAlmighty wrote:
At 3/7/18 11:11 PM, VicariousE wrote: Is it me, or has most of the orange text gotten a little darker, or off hue?

Not complaining, just wanna be first on record for noticing.
No you're not going crazy, it has shifted

Oh that's an interesting observation! :O It does seem that way yeah...

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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-08 11:04:11 Reply

At 3/7/18 11:11 PM, VicariousE wrote: Is it me, or has most of the orange text gotten a little darker, or off hue?

Not complaining, just wanna be first on record for noticing.

You are indeed correct! We are tinkering with some color customization abilities and are trying this as the default link color because it matches a color @JohnnyUtah used in the upcoming NEWGROUNDS header text.


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Response to Pit People, Faves, Meetup & More! 2018-03-08 19:08:28 Reply

At 3/7/18 11:11 PM, VicariousE wrote: Is it me, or has most of the orange text gotten a little darker, or off hue?

Yes, it did. I thought it was just my eyes acting up.

Not complaining, just wanna be first on record for noticing.

You are the first person to make a post about it. Nice work.


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