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Best of June 2020

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Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 14:58:50


Newgrounds turned 25 this week and to celebrate, Luis is giving away some NG stuff from his vault. To enter, simply reply to his blog post with a happy NG memory.


25 years is a long time to be on the web but there’s still much to do, so on we go!


June was one heckuva month, probably the biggest month for animation in the history of NG. Winners of our Musk Jam and Persona 4 Art Jam have already been announced, leaving us with the overall Best of June:


Top Five Animation



The top-ranked animation based on original material and winner of $250 is Breaking up with Adobe, congrats @JamesLee! We debated whether “Adobe” counts as an original character but since it’s a unique personification of the brand it got a pass in this case.


Speaking of Adobe, I was interviewed by Ars Technica on the Rise and Fall of Flash.


Top Five Games



Runner-Up Animation


6. Animal Crossing: Raymond in Babe Town

7. Are you going outside like that?

8. Disorderly Conduct

9. TETRIS gets an ANIME

10. My Neighbor Totoro 

11. Everybody Loves Raymond!

12. My Giorno Academia

13. An Experiment

14. The Finale

15. Plankton Gets Shot

16. A regrettable office cartoon

17. Son Of The Musk

18. Twisted Metal 2020-Musk Playthrough

19. Target Practice - Splatoon Animation

20. ELON

21. Lion King the Remakeboot

22. Back to the future on VHS

23. Elain the Bounty Hunter

24. Vinesauce Animated: Blue Shells

25. Space Encounter

26. "winner"

27. Boxcar City RUSH; THE SHORT FILM

28. Poopy Bag

29. Dr Phil threatens your life and stalks the outside of your home

30. DEEP SPACE MUSK

31. Dog Daddy

32. (MuskJam) The Self Driving Car problem

33. Gone Fishin'

34. fElon Meck

35. Entry

36. Elon Muskimation

37. Elab 2020

38. Musky Races

39. The Elon Musk Experience

40. ELONgate

41. Greg

42. Freeze

43. Elon's Nu-Human

44. Dupi Duo

45. Elon's Bath

46. Elons fantastical Ædventure

47. Musk till Dawn on the Red Planet

48. Cobalt Cody and the Elon Problem

49. New Tesla X A-12 presentation[2020]

50. Musk of Deceit


Runner-Up Games


6. Lost In Dungeon

7. Le Chat Foncé: Petite Adventure 3

8. Gravity Hook

9. Factions

10. Mission Ammunition

11. A Game of Cups

12. Graveyard Dates

13. City Escape 2

14. Box Factory

15. Sap

16. Super Shout

17. Exotic Tiger Adventure

18. Wall Roller

19. Duloga

20. STOP


The voter of the month and winner of honorary Supporter status is @Toocool100!


Thank you everyone who participated in June, it was a stellar month worth celebrating!


I made a June Playlist Part 1 and Part 2 with songs I enjoyed. I’ve also been maintaining a Short Shorts 2020 playlist to highlight short cartoons, something that will be especially fun when playlists update to include autoplay video.


For some of the best Art of June, here is the Featured Art from June, ranked by score.


Ongoing Events


The Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch audition round is in progress. The prize pool is currently over $400 and open to donations for more!


The Music Inspired Art contest challenges you to create art inspired by a song from the Audio Portal. The prize pool is over $300 and open to donations as well!


The Sketch Collab 2020 is open for entries. Check out the 2019 edition to get a feel for it.


Game Prizes


We’ve been talking about hosting a big game jam for a while but are also thinking about attempting to bring back cash prizes for the best games each month. If we had a game prize fund, is that something you’d be interested in donating towards? We’re working on a system to award sponsor badges to people who support individual events, to spice things up.


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Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 15:07:45


Cool to see the top five animations this month were all original stuff


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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 15:32:03


25 years of endless opportunities for creative individuals! On top of that, it’s still going strong! This month had so many amazing submissions and great contests.So happy to be a part of this community!


You need a voice? I got one for ya! :D

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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 15:44:15


At 7/7/20 02:58 PM, TomFulp wrote:
We’ve been talking about hosting a big game jam for a while but are also thinking about attempting to bring back cash prizes for the best games each month. If we had a game prize fund, is that something you’d be interested in donating towards? We’re working on a system to award sponsor badges to people who support individual events, to spice things up.


Yes, I would be interested in donating. Doing bigger projects makes me feel like I can't contribute any actual content to the site but donating to prize pools allows me to help out. I want to see the same energy that went towards the Musk Jam go toward Game jams... and hopefully all Jams.


Check out the game i'm working on

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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 16:07:12


Thank you so much!! Very happy that my short made it! Thank you!

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 16:25:06



Definitely an amazing month for animations and art; if I wasn't so entrenched with games I would've definitely thrown some votes over to animations like Millennium Hour, gosh! But NG games weren't no slouch either this month: we've got some great regulars coming in as usual, as well as promising newbies! A game jam or just game event in general sounds like it would be really cool: we've gone back to the usual amount of game submissions around 30 per month, but I guess I'll get really for another flood of games when it comes around!


Cool article about the fall of Flash. I've slowly been moving over to other platforms like Unity because of that, but gosh, while I did have some issues with Flash, nothing beat how easy it was to do both art and code in one program, instead of having to rely on separate programs to do each and then combine them. Flash really made it easy to do small tweaks here-and-there to the art immediately so that character animations and such could get really smooth like you wanted.

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 16:47:27


It's a good idea - prizes for best games. Now that Kong is dead and they stopped their monthly prizes. There are many young developers who'd love to earn some cash.

I don't know about others here, but for me increasing Supporter price or making it 2-tier could help with funds.


Thank you everyone who voted for First Job! It's a very strange year 2020 for me, the pure essence of "the best of times and the worst of times". I'm glad to see the competition was good. Kinda sad that my both 2 duck picks didn't place. :(

I hope now with Kong dead, we will see a spike in creativity here!

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 17:24:23


At 7/7/20 02:58 PM, TomFulp wrote: Game Prizes

We’ve been talking about hosting a big game jam for a while but are also thinking about attempting to bring back cash prizes for the best games each month. If we had a game prize fund, is that something you’d be interested in donating towards? We’re working on a system to award sponsor badges to people who support individual events, to spice things up.


pls tom i got a son to feed


sponsor badges will be cool also in general


RIP NINJAMUFFIN COLLAB NEVER FORGET

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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 18:57:53


very cool to see the top 5 is all original content - even if mine is ancient history by internet standards. and each one is so different from the other not only in subject matter but also style.

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 19:20:55


Top 5 animations is realy deserved it.

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 19:23:15


Tom, tell us what you will do for the 30th anniversary. Retire? lol


Sometimes it's pizza time.

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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 19:44:13


Someone: online animation is dead.


Newgrounds:


STOP THE LEGALIZED KILLING OF RAVENS IN ENGLAND

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 19:45:16


I just re-uped my supporter status cause apparently my auto renewal got turned off.


Enjoy getting $25.69 from me a year for the next 25 years Tom!


II II lI

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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 19:58:20


At 7/7/20 02:58 PM, TomFulp wrote: Newgrounds turned 25 this week and to celebrate, Luis is giving away some NG stuff from his vault. To enter, simply reply to his blog post with a happy NG memory.


Holy balls 25 years



We’ve been talking about hosting a big game jam for a while but are also thinking about attempting to bring back cash prizes for the best games each month. If we had a game prize fund, is that something you’d be interested in donating towards? We’re working on a system to award sponsor badges to people who support individual events, to spice things up.


I love this!


| It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose|||Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel.||||

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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 21:49:31


Congrats to the winners, and happy 25th anniversary to Newgrounds! July 7th is the day in 1995 it launched, right? That's at least what I heard earlier today.


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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-07 22:16:37


I'm quite happy with both the animation winners and the game winners this time.


And since you linked to that rise and fall of Flash article, I'd like to mention that I spent some time putting together a collection of Flash games from over the years to celebrate Flash from my own perspective as a Flash game developer: https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1449007

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-08 02:07:42


25 Years.


I am thankful that I got to be here for 13 of those. Will be 14 years in September.

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-08 03:45:11


happy birthday Newgrounds!


you must be proud knowing this website has launched the careers for so many animators, coders, artists and musicians.


I can’t wait to see what happens in the next 25 years cause I can promise we’ll be sticking around for it ❤️


Where am I ... wait where ... what?

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-08 12:04:51


Niice some top tier stuff in the top 5 animations!


Also a NG gamejam would be awesome during these months, hard to say if I'll have the time but I'll have my eyeballs on it!


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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-09 00:27:34


its great to see the winners. just let me know if you are creating a new project. i would love to help out with voice work

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-09 21:53:23 (edited 2020-07-09 21:54:06)


Thank you Newgrounds, it's an honor!

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-11 10:43:11


BINGO!! All the top five movies were on my list, this month was super solid and I'm loving the general atmosphere lately


Happy 25th Newgrounds!!!

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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-12 20:13:32


At 7/7/20 02:58 PM, TomFulp wrote: We’ve been talking about hosting a big game jam for a while but are also thinking about attempting to bring back cash prizes for the best games each month. If we had a game prize fund, is that something you’d be interested in donating towards? We’re working on a system to award sponsor badges to people who support individual events, to spice things up.


I would chip in for monthly game awards. That's something I've wanted to see for a while.


Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-13 12:44:08


I miss the monthly game prize pool. I'd be down to pitch some $$$ in!

Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-13 13:46:24


At 7/13/20 12:44 PM, BoMToons wrote: I miss the monthly game prize pool. I'd be down to pitch some $$$ in!


I made a thread to get things rolling here:


https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1454322


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Best of June 2020 2020-07-13 13:46:41


At 7/12/20 08:13 PM, GoodL wrote:
At 7/7/20 02:58 PM, TomFulp wrote: We’ve been talking about hosting a big game jam for a while but are also thinking about attempting to bring back cash prizes for the best games each month. If we had a game prize fund, is that something you’d be interested in donating towards? We’re working on a system to award sponsor badges to people who support individual events, to spice things up.
I would chip in for monthly game awards. That's something I've wanted to see for a while.


Made a thread to get started!


https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1454322


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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