Heads up, Pico Day will be on May 11th this year!
What’s Pico Day?
Pico Day is an annual celebration of all the cool stuff on Newgrounds. It was originally organized in the forums and started with Pico Day 2006; we’ve since kept the tradition going.
There is one big change this year, which came up last year. It has become increasingly awkward to encourage people to make animation and games each year when characters like Pico and the Tank Men are so old. In more recent years we’ve tried to broaden the themes but overall these categories weren’t getting a lot of traction.
The art category has had a great turnout each year, however, so this year we are encouraging everyone to upload fan-art of their favorite characters and people here on NG!
To participate, upload your entry on May 11th and include the “picoday2019” tag.
There will be prizes for the best art!
1st - $200
2nd - $150
3rd - $100
4th - $100
5th - $100
If you’re looking for themes, try browsing areas like the Top-Rated Original Comedy for the year.
Games, animation and music are all still welcome despite not having prizes this year. It would still be a total treat to see something special!
Pico Day Party
Thanks to the efforts of @IvanAlmighty, the irl Pico Day party is making a return this year! It will be happening at a venue downtown and capacity is much more limited, so if you haven’t already accepted an invite, there aren’t any openings left this year. To be clear: We are at capacity and if you aren't on the list, the doorman can't let you in.
The invite list largely grew from the recent animation collabs so please don’t take it personal if you had been invited previous years and weren’t invited this year; hundreds of people are in that boat! Pico Day was getting bigger and crazier each year and it’s tough to know where to go with that other than an all-out NG Con.
Our desktop Flash player is in really good shape and we’re confident you will be able to keep playing new and old Flash content, earning medals and logging high scores long after Flash is removed from browsers. We’re exploring some other ideas at the moment but the base system all works, which is a good feeling.
Devil May Cry Art Contest
Winners of the DMC Art Contest are coming up next!