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.
As many of you have noticed, NG is working towards becoming ad-free. For this to succeed, we need to maintain steady growth in our Supporter numbers month after month and complacency will result in the return of ads. While any support is greatly appreciated, recurring subscriptions are extremely helpful for sustained growth.
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
64 Bits – Detective Pikachu Noir - (Animated Max Payne Parody)by 64bitsanimationA gritty film Noir starring your favorite Pokemon
SANS IS IN SMASH GUYS WHAT THE ACTUAL (+ Banjo)by AfroNinja360Wacky Undertale skeleton arrives in the world of Smash Bros to kiss ladies on the mouth!
Sonic Meets Amy Rougeby MugiMikeyAMY'S HEAD IS ON ROUGE'S BODY WHAT
Peepoodo S01 E09 : Street Partyby Bobbypills"Peepoodo & The Super Fuck Friends" Season 1 - Episode 9 : Street Party
Final Fantasy 7 Collab Announcement Trailerby PhantomArcadebitch
Top Five Games
Epic Battle Fantasy 5by matt-likes-swordsGo on a 30-hour turn-based RPG adventure!
Ritzby ninjamuffin99Ur a rat and u gotta get ur cheese lmao
Dying In Dungeonby ThoofA small top down dungeon crawler/roguelite. For Weekly Game Jam 130
Alder's Blood: Prologueby NoGravityGamesThe prologue for Alder's Blood game
Economicalby baba-s2D puzzle action game where saving coin is important!
7. Bit by Bit
13. Watch your step
18. Niles n' Sakura
21. Bunny Buffet
22. Four Fathers
26. Eamonn Holmes Gives Birth To A Swan - Don't miss this one folks
27. Phone Cats
30. God of Chaos
34. new shower
39. Muscle Maxxers
10. Scarred - Demo
12. Listeria Wars
15. The Goodest Boy
16. Fun With Flags
18. Wall Clip
19. TRACTRON 2020
20. Air Nomad
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.