This past month we updated blogs with a mobile-friendly text editor and added blog tags with auto-suggestion. We also updated the Art Portal upload form using the new text editor for commentary, allowing you to upload WIPs and alt images in the commentary space. Art also now has tag auto-suggestion and a new cropping tool that works well on mobile and for animated gifs. Trying blogging and sharing some of your art!
We also enjoyed a lot of great animation and games. Your votes are in and the Best of January have been determined!
Top Five Movies
STARBARIANS - Episode 3by HappyHarryPlanning to make a fortune as gladiators, will the STARBARIANS answer a higher calling?
Salad Fingers Episode 11by DokiSalad Fingers and the real life Flesh Boy
Kirby Reanimated Collabby kirbyreanimatedThe Kirby Reanimated Collab!
Madness Combat 11: Expurgationby KrinkelsMadness Combat 11: Expurgation.
BSV - Chapter 000by RicePirateKatrina has a run-in with some ne'er-do-wells. José's ass goes numb.
The top ranked animation based on original material and winner of $250 is Starbarians. Congrats @HappyHarry!
Top Five Games
Reclaim Reality - Hentai Game (NEW VERSION!)by hentaiwriter18+ sci-fi, visual novel / action-adventure hybrid (with storyline and english voices!)
Handulum+by StuffedWombatHand ++ Pendulum = Handulum+
Gragyriss, Captor of Princessesby SnowRoadGamesA strategy game about dragon life
goodbye, doggyby picogramHelp your family cope with your death as a ghostly dog!
Kill Baby Hitlerby jacklehamsterAre you man enough to kill Baby Hitler?
Adult-rated content is usually excluded from the monthly voting but there’s an exception when something has been on the front page. Reclaim Reality was featured due to being a really ambitious project and it appears the best-of-month voters agreed. Be sure to also check out the runner-up games below; there were a lot of great ones this month!
20. The End is Neigh
12. Neon Run!
22. Current Tycoon
23. Porkin Hell
24. Rocket Run
Thank you everyone who participated in January! We were treated to new episodes of Salad Fingers, Starbarians and Madness, along with all the goodness that came from Pixel Day and the Global Game Jam. I want to call January a non-stop joy ride but there was some really sad news too; AngelXMikey passed away after a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. We’ll keep celebrating his life here on NG though.
Pixel Day judging is wrapping up, expect those results next.