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Best of January 2020

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Flash Emulation Update


We're running an increasing amount of Flash content via Ruffle, the open-source emulator created by @Mike. You can sponsor it on Github! Newgrounds is a Diamond sponsor and we intend to see Ruffle all the way through to full Flash emulation.


At the moment, Ruffle can run a lot of animated content and some AS2 games. Long-term the goal is to run AS3 games as well, at which point every Flash ever uploaded to NG should continue to work in browsers, forever. Alien Hominid is currently running via Ruffle! You’ll notice the lives count is missing but eventually it won’t be and eventually it will be running with WebGL and maybe even gamepad support.


If you’d like to join the fun, we have a Reliving Old Flash with Ruffle thread in the forums. We’ve activated Ruffle on a lot of old content and it might not be working with some; it would be a great help if you report any issues you find! When you see people talking about how Flash will die this year, make sure they know NG has both a desktop player AND growing support for in-browser emulation, not to mention a ton of content that doesn't require Flash in the first place! We really need your help here; this is a daily battle to get the word out.


Supporter Update


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Thank you everyone who has helped so far; I think we can all agree that NG is better being ad-free for everyone. Seriously, after 20+ years of depending on ads, wouldn’t it be great if NG didn’t have to do that anymore? If you have friends who are oldschool NG fans, hit them up to chip in three bucks a month. They’ll be preserving a large chunk of Internet history while making a better home for future artists.


Best of January


We enjoyed a ton of amazing entries in January! You’ve voted on your favorites so with no further ado, here is your Best of January.


Top Five Movies



The top-ranked animation based on original material and winner of $250 is Peepoodo by @Bobbypills and @TURBOBALAK.


Top Five Games



Runner-up Movies


6. My Best Friend Naruto

7. Bit by Bit

8. Pumpkin Blowout

9. HANDS UP! - The Void

10. 'Dogs of the Planet'

11. Come Along With Me....

12. Peepoodo S01 E06 : BaruBaru Chan

13. Watch your step

14. Oney Plays Animated: Kickstarter Music

15. Peepoodo Season 2 - Kickstarter Trailer

16. SMOOCH!

17. The Irishman: Behind the VFX

18. Niles n' Sakura

19. Baby Sonic Meets Baby Yoda

20. Indian Runner Duck

21. Bunny Buffet

22. Four Fathers

23. The Mario Pissing Collab

24. The Felix the Cat Centennial Feline Follies Reanimated Experience

25. QTP vs T1 (League of Legends Parody)

26. Eamonn Holmes Gives Birth To A Swan - Don't miss this one folks

27. Phone Cats

28. REALM 5: Revelation

29. GOTTA LOVE Fire Emblem in Smash (Burnie & Nile)

30. God of Chaos

31. ALIEN

32. 1880 - Ace of Spades

33. 'From Frog to Fly (to Frog)'

34. new shower

35. Der Abstand (The Distance)

36. Super Secret Chinchilla Agent Episode 1

37. CHUM ZONE - ROBODOLPHIN

38. Imposter

39. Muscle Maxxers

40. Beef Wellington.swf


Runner-up Games


6. NG BBS Awards 2019

7. Where in Space is Baby Hitler?

8. WIZ

9. Fat Fat Horse

10. Scarred - Demo

11. VOiD

12. Listeria Wars

13. Killer Kim and the Blood Arena

14. Relic Guardians: Arcade

15. The Goodest Boy

16. Fun With Flags

17. Final Fharmacy - Arcade Version

18. Wall Clip

19. TRACTRON 2020

20. Air Nomad


The voter of the month and winner of honorary Supporter status is @lontabi!


Thank you everyone who participated in January, including those who turned up for Pixel Day! Pixel Day has been a really fun NG holiday and we look forward to seeing it grow each year. If you missed it, we announced the winners last week.


I also recommend checking out the Featured Art from January, ranked by score and my January Audio Playlist Part 1 and Part 2.


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Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-07 12:33:21 (edited 2020-02-07 12:35:31)


YO, nice to see Ritz and Peepoodoo up there!


PS: definitely gonna sponsor Ruffle...


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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-07 12:42:57


i was wondering why alien hominid was missing the lives, cant wait to see the progress on ruffle!


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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-07 12:55:06 (edited 2020-02-07 12:55:55)


Holy moly that's amazing, we didn't think we were going to rank at number 1, thank you so much! We needed that, especially since we have a lot less luck with Youtube (where it got taken down for copyright infringement yesterday. Still working on that)


Either way thank you so much and congratulations to all the other amazing animations and games on this list! Keep making awesome stuff


Cheers from Nelis, Ryan and Niels


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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-07 13:23:53


Ritz right under EBF5? How can we even compete!

2020 startin off real strong with submissions, stuff like Pixel Day really kicks the year off right. CONGRATS TO WINNERS


Mario Pissing Collab completely robbed though wtf


RIP NINJAMUFFIN COLLAB NEVER FORGET

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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-07 13:38:14


How do I get to the best of the month???


Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-07 14:35:40


Yo I'd love to support, but my debit cards won't let me, Tom.


Pls help.


There isn't a day that goes by where I wished Sony didn't cancel Spider-Man 4.

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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-07 14:41:20 (edited 2020-02-07 14:42:05)


At 2/7/20 02:35 PM, theadhx wrote: Yo I'd love to support, but my debit cards won't let me, Tom.

Pls help.


We're working on Stripe payments integration at the moment, which could make a big difference; Stripe accepts debit cards and also accepts things like Apple Play. It will let people do subscriptions without making Paypal accounts, too. We're hoping it will give us the boost we need to keep this going.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-07 15:40:45 (edited 2020-02-07 15:41:23)


Woahhh was not expecting second place! Incredibly honored! Never made a traditional animated short before that, but definitely a great incentive to try and produce more stuff somewhat following in its footsteps.


Lotta great content this month, super glad Peepoodo got a chance to shine.

Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-07 16:09:49


At 2/7/20 01:23 PM, ninjamuffin99 wrote: Ritz right under EBF5? How can we even compete!
2020 startin off real strong with submissions, stuff like Pixel Day really kicks the year off right. CONGRATS TO WINNERS

Mario Pissing Collab completely robbed though wtf


Yeah, Mario Pissing Colllab was the best. What the frick Tom?

Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-07 16:51:50


Congratulations to all! I really enjoyed that Felix reanimated collab, shame it didn't place higher.


If I may be so bold, I'd like to take the opportunity to say that the hyper talented FoXcatO's 'Expectation Break' came out towards the end of January and has been, to my mind, criminally underrated. If I could persuade anyone reading this to give it a watch, I couldn't recommend enough that you do.


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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-08 03:29:28


Wow, Epic Battle Fantasy 5. I'll have to check that out, the third one was my favorite Flash RPG ever. That's an interesting game to see here.


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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-08 09:16:09


Well congratulations to the winners of January 2020! Well the month is alright to me, I'm personally getting a headstart to improve myself, well I hope February works for me personally and NG.


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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-08 13:17:29


Fantastic month! Do yourself a favor and check out 30th place, God of Chaos, if you have not seen it already. It is amazing and I cannot believe how good the story was despite not saying a word. Not as flashy, but definitely worthy of your time. :)

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At 2/8/20 01:17 PM, Waterfalls wrote: Fantastic month! Do yourself a favor and check out 30th place, God of Chaos, if you have not seen it already. It is amazing and I cannot believe how good the story was despite not saying a word. Not as flashy, but definitely worthy of your time. :)


God of Chaos was one of my top picks for the month, there was a ton of great stuff to choose from.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-08 14:01:05


At 2/7/20 01:38 PM, C211 wrote: How do I get to the best of the month???

Ha-ha-ha . I attemted 3 times . And i too not solved this problem 😂

Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-08 15:11:28


I find Peepoodo to be downright Putrid. It should not even exist, much less be encouraged.


How does morbid curiosity grow to this point of absurdity?


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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-08 15:46:28


Awesome stuff here


Been around since 2003. (as a lurker that is)


Discord: robotman5#8942

Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-08 16:09:11


Ruffle looks promising so far, but I do have a couple of questions.


  1. Will full-screen support be added? A lot of legacy content is going to be more rather small for modern screens.
  2. Is Ruffle going to be available to other sites? I know Deviantart and Kongregate have plenty of Flash content.

Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-08 16:36:49


At 2/8/20 03:11 PM, spoiler911 wrote: I find Peepoodo to be downright Putrid. It should not even exist, much less be encouraged.

How does morbid curiosity grow to this point of absurdity?


It takes all kinds. The style was very much the original Newgrounds style, but I still appreciated it for some references and jokes. Similar to how games have Genres that I do not enjoy, but plenty of people feel otherwise.

Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-08 16:41:00


Yea, the animation is definitely good; but the subject matter is terrible.



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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-08 17:33:01


Congrats to the winners!


Looks like 2020's really starting the best way possible. Awesome stuff all over. And that ad-free/futuristic Flash immortality grind. Promising times!


Check out the NRC / Hexa #57 (Feb)

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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-08 19:04:11



What an incredible month of games and a pixel-icious start to this new year! The Best Of was so jam-packed with entries from Pixel Day that this is my longest review ever! Thanks to everyone for all the games, but you're gonna end up killing me with this pace, haha. I hope to come back soon with the final version of Final Fharmacy; cheers for the feedback on it!

Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-09 19:15:04


Ritz number 2 hell yeah baby


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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-10 08:26:11


kinda disappointed "bit by bit" didn't quite make it in to the top 5. it was my favorite animation of the month. but it did get recognition during Pixel day at least.

Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-10 10:54:44


Hell of a lot of good content this past month, EBF5 and Ritz being my favorites. Seems we're super close to 3k supporters, a little less than 150 supporters needed to reach that goal. Any plans for what to do if that milestone is reached?


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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-11 05:06:00


At 2/10/20 08:26 AM, rtil wrote: kinda disappointed "bit by bit" didn't quite make it in to the top 5. it was my favorite animation of the month. but it did get recognition during Pixel day at least.


I checked it out after reading your post, it was cute as hell. I can't believe I missed seeing it until now.


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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-11 09:03:48


I've been meaning to ask, is there a wiki page on Ruffle and/or the Newgrounds Player with all the info in one place? I keep getting people asking about "the death of Flash" and I'm tired of having to explain that no, everything isn't going to disappear forever. It would be super convenient to have a link (or even just a copypasta) to pass on to people to ease their concerns.


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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-11 09:05:25


At 2/11/20 09:03 AM, Lambtaco wrote: I've been meaning to ask, is there a wiki page on Ruffle and/or the Newgrounds Player with all the info in one place? I keep getting people asking about "the death of Flash" and I'm tired of having to explain that no, everything isn't going to disappear forever. It would be super convenient to have a link (or even just a copypasta) to pass on to people to ease their concerns.


I made a post here as a place to point people to but it's due for an update now that Ruffle is actually being used on the site:


https://tomfulp.newgrounds.com/news/post/1049598


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Best of January 2020 2020-02-11 16:59:56


Congrats to the winners for January! I love seeing what the community creates and this month had a lot of slam dunks! Here's to another month of wonderful creations!