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Happy Friday everyone!

We've had a busy week in the Art Portal, read more about it in the Welcome New Artists post!

To celebrate and encourage everyone to vote on new art, we're hosting a TRIPLE XP Weekend.

On a normal day, you can log a max of 10XP by voting on five entries. This Saturday and Sunday, you can vote on 15 entries per day and log 30XP each time.

We've been absorbing all the suggestions for the Art Portal and have made a big list with a plan forward. Some existing projects need to be wrapped up before we get started but 2019 will be a big year all around for Art Portal and feed improvements.

Thank you to all our new Supporters! We hit 2,000 active supporters for the first time ever on Thanksgiving Day and the Wall of Honor is now climbing towards 2,100. Much to be thankful for!

MUSIC REMINDER

With lots of new artists coming to NG, I want to remind everyone that Newgrounds needs to be extremely vigilant about what music people use in their animation and games.

Specifically: No unlicensed commercial music is allowed.

This goes beyond risking takedown notices from record labels; licensing agencies seek minimum royalties for content containing music they represent, royalties that are much higher than our "brand-averse" ad rates. YouTube for example pays over $1 billion per year to the music industry and is still under pressure. NG can't afford the royalties and annual fees for the multitude of licensing agencies so we simply can't allow the music here.

Not to mention Article 13 in the EU would makes things even messier.

The silver lining is there are TONS of independent musicians who would LOVE to see people make use of their music.

We've created a Royalty Free Music guide that links to resources, from the Audio Portal to many sites beyond.

When you use music from the Audio Portal (check their creative commons info in the bottom left), you can credit the song in your project details and the two entries will cross-promote each other. You won't believe how happy I get when I see this; it's one of my favorite things, seriously.

TSIOQUE

Every entry in our TSIOQUE art contest received Supporter status and a Steam key. The top entry was Resolute, by @TheAstra!

If you haven't already, give TSIOQUE a look. It's the brainchild of @Sarkazm with support from @e-d, @BillPremo, @BryanV, @Emrox and other great people.

TSIOQUE is currently the #1 Hidden Gem on Steam and has won an award in the Best PC Game category at the Barcelona Game World Games Startup Competition!

Other News

@RatherRandomReality is looking to develop an iPhone version of Ultimate Chess, which was very successful on NG and especially on Yahoo Games where it had tens of millions of players in 2012-2013. He has already prepared the art and animation assets and is looking for a solid mobile dev who understands the industry and can take on the programming. If you think you're that person, drop RRR a PM.

Ludum Dare is this weekend! If you want to participate in a game jam, this is a great one. If you make a web-friendly game, share it on Newgrounds and we'll highlight it in our own collection. Players: Expect lots of games next week.

Last month we hosted a Super Crown / Bowsette Art Contest with over 560 gorgeous entries. @LukeValentineArt won a Nintendo Switch and some runner-ups are now receiving a special gift box we prepared. @RedMinus was the first to Tweet about it.

That Super Crown sticker was made by @IvanAlmighty and is super exclusive; less than 20 exist!

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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 12:12:25


Whole bunch of exciting stuff! As of this post, the November Supporter monthly goal is .26% away from 100%!!

Also, Epic Battle Fantasy 5 is now available on Steam!

I look forward to seeing what December brings for Newgrounds.


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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 12:42:08


We are having a Triple XP weekend. That is what I am talking about. Glad to see you received and were okay with my PM.


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I was hoping for a news update about the supporters. Thanks, Tom! The initial days of the migration were the most fruitful, and some of the later days have been quite bad, but sometimes they still do fulfill their quotas I think. We'll see what happens this month. The most important thing is that we aren't losing supporters and we're still gaining them. Beat the goal for the year's end.
Awesome about TSIOQUE too, and all teh other stuff. I would literally kill for one of those boxes. Maybe i already have. You should count your staff, Tom.
Oh yeah, and also Triple XP. Ocmpletely forgot about that. Guess I'm gonna try to get busy then.


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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 12:50:34


Brilliant news! Cant wait to see the Art Portal improve more. Lovely to see the influx of new artists too. Ive been back on NG every day since the news came up on my social media.

Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 13:06:20


All I have to type is, thank you for the triple xp! I could sort of catch up.


Moving on and looking forward...

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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 13:09:28


At 11/30/18 12:05 PM, TomFulp wrote: Ludum Dare is this weekend! If you want to participate in a game jam, this is a great one.

Looking forward to all the great submissions this weekend.


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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 13:21:43


I wish it was still possible to get a badge each time you buy merch from NG the store was cool bring it back or at least provide some sort of stat for giving money to NG @TomFulp

Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 13:53:13


mfw 30XP

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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 15:00:28


Ah, this is grand news to hear. Especially for those of us who have missed out on some days for depositing.

I wonder if they'll ever be quadruple weekends and so forth in the future!

Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 15:37:21


This is great especially the 30 exp, also if we could have unlimited exp for people with accounts that are ten years old or older. Thanks

Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 15:37:22


At 11/30/18 12:05 PM, TomFulp wrote:

Jeez Tom,60 exp in two days !? Thank you so much,I'll make sure not to miss the event.


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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 16:22:04


Awesome news all around and holy fuuuuck triple xp?! That's gonna be good


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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 17:53:47


At 11/30/18 12:05 PM, TomFulp wrote: On a normal day, you can log a max of 10XP by voting on five entries. This Saturday and Sunday, you can vote on 15 entries per day and log 30XP each time.

I love this tbh


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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 18:13:38


I'm elated to hear about the major supporter milestone. I didn't get to mention it on the post about all the new artists, but I wanna say welcome to everyone new to NG, and I hope you all enjoy your stay.

Best place for artists on the net, guaranteed.

Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 19:07:55


So incredible!

Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 21:01:53


It's funny how an influx of cartoon porn ultimately leads to extremely progressive and tasteful ideas about copyright law, creative commons, and the way the system on this site seems to have a very unique and futuristic creative commons listing/collaboration feature built into it ( at least I haven't seen anything like this anywhere else )

Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-11-30 23:40:54


That box for super crown nominees is making me jealous


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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-12-01 00:55:57


Overall, I'm just glad to hear that there's a slight revival to this site again.
Also looking forward to the Triple XP weekend!


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Ahhh I was wondering what was going on with the Xp. I kept seeing +2,+2... and I was like "Is it a bug? My power will be INFINITE"...and then it stopped. But still, that's pretty cool :D


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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-12-01 07:57:03


Yay!
It was super fun to draw Tsioque, I needed an excuse to practice values and I think this is the first time I do a proper background for a piece.
This is great motivation to keep working and improving! So I'll keep doing this kind of things.
And I suggest everyone else that wants motivation to practice to do it too! =D

Also, great! that xp boost will push me over lvl 25! =D

Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-12-01 08:12:24


Triple XP. Nice. Now I can get at least SOME of the days back I missed depositing. :D


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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-12-01 09:10:47


The Double & Triple XP thing is something that should of happened years ago, just . . . years ago.

But I suppose, better later then never in this case, and this dose help people a chance to catch up.

Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-12-01 09:37:39


So many great things going on lately. Been crazy keeping up with the new artwork; seeing a lot of both old users coming back and new ones entirely finally finding this place. Good times. Nice mentioning that 13th article too, they really chose a suitable number...

At 11/30/18 03:37 PM, Kieran wrote: This is great especially the 30 exp, also if we could have unlimited exp for people with accounts that are ten years old or older. Thanks

Yeah why not! XD


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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-12-01 09:58:50


The support this platform gives creators is insane. I love it!

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At 11/30/18 12:05 PM, TomFulp wrote: On a normal day, you can log a max of 10XP by voting on five entries. This Saturday and Sunday, you can vote on 15 entries per day and log 30XP each time.

holy crap, that's a whole lot of XP!

Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-12-01 11:48:23


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Best Reviewer
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Best everything.
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At 12/1/18 11:48 AM, fuckoffasshole wrote: Best poster
Best everything.

But why are those two lowercased hmm... anyway good luck man! I have those same goals. And more.


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Response to Triple XP and Lots of News 2018-12-01 14:26:09


At 12/1/18 09:58 AM, binbun wrote: The support this platform gives creators is insane. I love it!

I love that you love it! :D So much love here lately. Lovely times.


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At 12/1/18 02:25 PM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 12/1/18 11:48 AM, fuckoffasshole wrote: Best poster
Best everything.
But why are those two lowercased hmm... anyway good luck man! I have those same goals. And more.

Bah! you will achieve what you want. I'll just have to destroy the competition. Am I right, Tom?
And frankly? You already achieved that 5 years ago. I might want to dethrone you.


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