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
Breaking up with Adobeby JamesLeeThe story of a broken man
Sublo and Tangy Mustard #15 - Picnicby Aaron-LongThe mascots go to a picnic with Katy and her friends.
NEUROSI5: Momentoby Coutto"Momento" is a shortfilm about the concept of reality and existence within a virtual mind.
The Lighthouse Girlby rtilA young girl's daily journey across a mysterious island to light the way for coming ships.
MILLENNIUM HOURby DeadlyComicsGotta get dem quarters
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
First Job: Mars Power Industriesby RarykosCute puzzle game about building happy houses on Mars.
Contract Rushby FigburnShoot your way through the level and collect upgrades to prepare for a boss fight!
Picowarsby lambdanautAn Advance Wars Fangame made in Pico-8
Duck Waddleby PixelulsarHelp out an adorable family of ducks in this puzzling twist on the arcade classic Snake.
Welcome Rookieby amidos2006An interactive thriller of one intense night at the Regal hospital.
13. An Experiment
14. The Finale
17. Son Of The Musk
25. Space Encounter
28. Poopy Bag
30. DEEP SPACE MUSK
31. Dog Daddy
33. Gone Fishin'
34. fElon Meck
36. Elon Muskimation
37. Elab 2020
38. Musky Races
43. Elon's Nu-Human
44. Dupi Duo
45. Elon's Bath
50. Musk of Deceit
8. Gravity Hook
11. A Game of Cups
12. Graveyard Dates
13. City Escape 2
14. Box Factory
16. Super Shout
18. Wall Roller
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.
The Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch audition round is in progress. The prize pool is currently over $400 and open to donations for more!
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.