Pico Day will be on Saturday, May 9th this year!
Pico Day is a celebration of all things Newgrounds, going all the way back to 2006.
This year we are celebrating with an art contest! The theme is to create fan art for anything you’ve enjoyed here on Newgrounds; your favorite people, animations, games, bots, whatever!
Prizes for Best Art:
1st - $200
2nd - $150
3rd - $100
4th - $100
5th - $100
To participate, upload your piece on Saturday, May 9th and tag it with PicoDay2020.
You’re still welcome to participate with animation, games or music if you'd like. We look forward to seeing what you make! Keep in mind, it doesn’t have to be old in-house characters like Pico and Tankmen. It can be anything by anyone you’ve enjoyed here on NG.
We crossed 2,900 active supporters for the first time ever this week! Thank you everyone who has been helping us on our quest to transition Newgrounds away from ads. In March an update will introduce Stripe as an additional checkout option and we're really curious to see what the result will be.
We could really use more support now, though! If you have the means, please consider becoming a monthly or yearly Supporter.
An update to the PM system is in progress, migrating everything to the modern and mobile-friendly layout. The list of pages on the old layout has gotten really short and we’re looking forward to the transition being complete!
There’s a ton of great music to discover in the Audio Portal! If you don’t get there often, be sure to check out the Featured listing. Otherwise, the Latest listing is a great way to discover and support new artists and it would be much appreciated if you voted on songs as you listen; it helps make community favorites stand out.
If you missed it, I was interviewed on the @ACoupleOfCrickets podcast earlier this month.
This was the final episode of Crickets, which has now combined with the @GroundsPatrol podcast to become the almighty @TheNewgroundsPodcast. The latest episode has an interview with @wavetro, who has been on a tear with hit animation after hit animation:
I'd also like to note you should be trying to watch every animation that hits the front page. There is a ton of good stuff that deserves waaaaay more eyeballs. The movies here are seriously so much better than what people are watching in other places. Believe it!
If you’re at PAX this weekend, be sure to swing by the Behemoth booth and play Alien Hominid Invasion:
Otherwise, see you here on NG! You can play the original web version of Alien Hominid, now running via in-browser Flash emulation thanks to @Mike and the team at Ruffle.rs. If you’d like to support ongoing Flash preservation efforts, consider becoming a Ruffle sponsor!