There was some YouTube drama this week when @Oney got demonetized (it has been resolved). People were tweeting about how Newgrounds needs to make a comeback, so I tweeted this reminder that NG needs thousands more Supporters to be competitive with YouTube. It got passed around a good bit.
As a result we've crossed 1,800 active supporters for the first time ever! We came a few people shy during a push earlier this year but gravity took over and slowly pulled the total back down. Recurring subscriptions vs single month are especially appreciated!
While growth spurts like this are a fleeting moment, it's cool to see NG reach a new peak each time. We're still working towards greater growth and retention for the long haul and hoping to cross the 2K mark before the year is up. Thank you everyone who has helped the cause. Your support is why NG is still here and how development continues.
Beyond financial support, your views, votes, reviews, likes, follows and comments are all great contributions. A lot of artists say they get their highest quality feedback on Newgrounds; I would love to see that continue and grow!
If you missed the Best of August, there are some cool community notes there as well.
Sexy Ugly Animation Jam
The winners of our Sexy People Doing Ugly Things Jam have been determined!
1st - 10th
Neo Nueby KarlSiaA flirty, nightmare-inducing shapeshifter finds the love of her life then loses her.
GET UGLYby BadTwinZDo YOU wanna do UGLY THINGS!? WELL BIG BOY?
Sexy Beats & Sexy Eatsby BrandyBuizelDon't look at me(when I'm eating), I'm hideous! *cries*
Would You Rather (animatic)by DooderDooMy Sexy Ugly Jam submission
Ugly on the Outsideby snailpiratePeople aren't what they seem.
Cute Robberyby CzySzySweet girl tries to rob a bank or something
Friendsby LaCajaDeDuchampWell. Friends meet.
Sexy Girl - Ugly Truthby KaelOdenAnimation Summer Jam Entry
Nitro & Chubra Torture Pornby PsychoVdude13xSexy, ugly, and awkwardly casual.
SEXY Zombie Fightby jdeknobloSexy zombies fighting a woman!
Anyone who has been watching the Summer Animation Jams knows that @KarlSia put on a phenomenal showing. Regardless of the Basement Jam outcome, Karl has already locked down the #1 spot with 39 points. Congrats Karl!
Finally, good luck to everyone facing Hurricane Florence this week! Keep us posted on how things are going if you have access. We're expecting a lot of rain in PA but nothing like what is happening down south.
Closing picture from Neo Nue.