That’s right, Leah and I are pregnant! In Stardew Valley. It took the coronavirus to finally get me to settle down.
Hope everyone else is doing ok out there; thank you again to those of you keeping healthcare, food, deliveries and essential services going. For everyone else, we’re trying to give you plenty of reasons to stay indoors, with fun opportunities to create and learn on NG!
Shelter in Place Art Jam
Today is the deadline for our Shelter in Place art jam. The theme has been to illustrate yourself sheltered in place, doing whatever you do to pass the time. We’ve seen lots of phenomenal entries so far and you have until midnight PST to share your own!
HaxeFlixel Game Jam
Last week we launched a HaxeFlixel Game Jam with the theme “Alone, Together.” A growing number of devs from the HaxeFlixel community have stepped up to contribute prize money, bringing the total prize pool to $1,300 as of last night!
The HaxeFlixel tutorial was also updated over the weekend to cover Visual Studio Code and the Ogmo 3 tile editor (used for Celeste). The deadline is April 27th and this jam is a great opportunity to learn a variety of new things! The HaxeFlixel Discord is full of helpful people who can answer questions along the way.
The Tire Pressure Project
Art Inspired Music Contest
The Art Inspired Music Contest runs from Friday, April 17 until Monday, June 22. The theme of this contest is to make a song inspired by a piece of art here on Newgrounds.
Animated Student and Festival Films
I want to put this out there as a reminder: We love ALL ANIMATION on Newgrounds! Please don’t hesitate to share your project here, even if you’re nervous it’s not the right fit. We want to be swimming in original animation around here and your involvement really helps drive the site forward. You might even help class up the joint!
Similarly if you have friends who are animators and they aren’t posting their work on Newgrounds, please encourage them to do so.
More game-themed art commissions are on the way, along with a new site skin by @Sabtastic!
Side note, art and animation based on obscure games is always appreciated around here. I loved seeing these two pieces this morning and these games aren’t even super obscure, they just don’t get a lot of fan art here:
TurboGrafx-16, Neo Geo, weird '90s arcade brawlers; we'd love all of it around these parts!
Double XP Extended
Because the shutdown is officially going until at least April 30th, we’ve extended our Double XP event to run from now until the end of April! That means every day you can log 20 XP by voting on at least ten entries. Your votes help to surface the best content on the site!
If you like something here on NG that isn't getting enough love, be sure to drop a kind review letting the author know how much you enjoyed it. We can all play a role in keeping things interesting!