January 23rd is Pixel Day on Newgrounds!
You can participate by making original pixel art, animation, games or chiptunes. Publish your entry on January 23rd and include the "pixelday2021" tag.
If you’re a pixel artist who has never shared your work on NG, we’d love to see you join in! You can enter multiple categories or submit multiple entries. You can also team up with friends to make stuff. You can upload something you already made if you’ve never shared it on NG.
Fan art is fine, if the art is your own original pixel work and not sprites ripped from games.
If you’re making a movie or game, try partnering with someone making chiptunes on NG! We can’t host content with unlicensed commercial music, so avoid using songs you don’t have permission to use. Here are some music resources.
The prizes will continue to grow with support from the community. If you’re down to sponsor, use the donation option on the Supporter page and PM me a heads up you donated towards Pixel Day. Current prizes:
1st - $170
2nd - $110
3rd - $85
1st - $170
2nd - $110
3rd - $100
1st - $100
2nd - $75
3rd - $50
1st - $125
2nd - $100
3rd - $75
We also have five keys to give out for ASEprite! We will be hand-selecting five candidates from the top entries and offering them keys. ASEprite is great for pixel artists!
@Mabelma has created new sticker packs and is hosting a raffle to celebrate Pixel Day! The raffle is open to US residents only. To enter, fill out this entry form. If you are under 18, you must have the permission of a parent or guardian before providing any personal info.
Current Pixel Day sponsors are @JohnnyGuy $200, @AnonymousAlchemist $200, @SrPelo $100, @SantaSeven $100, @Manderby $100, @1DarkVoid $75, @53xy83457 $50, @Butzbo $25, @AKA-38CAUTION $10 and @Wegra $10, with NG tossing in $400.
Our Pixel Day 2021 promo banner has been created by @maruki!
ALToons is looking for voice actors.
Tankmas ADVENTure had one more update yesterday, exit the lobby to the right to browse the hall of credit portraits! There’s a medal waiting for you at the end.
@meatcanyon is releasing Monster Lab Episode 1 tomorrow, January 3rd.
We’ve extended our Double XP event through the end of January, so you can vote on at least ten items per day to log 20 XP. Throughout December we’ve had a growing backlog of Under Judgment Movies and Under Judgment Games. People are uploading new stuff faster than everyone can vote it through!
NG is hosting a Flash Forward Jam. We’re gonna surprise people with a bunch of new interactive Flash creations, running in browsers this January thanks to Ruffle, after Flash has been officially removed. Over $2,600 in prizes!
Chessformerby Rob1221Chessformer is a grid-based puzzle platformer with Chess pieces.
Elemental Tilesby Rob1221Use the power of elements to solve the puzzles and reach the exit.
Shoot to Slideby Rob1221Shoot all the enemies on screen in this grid-based puzzle game.
Wall Rollerby Rob1221Wall Roller is a one-button puzzle game.
HP Atk Defby Rob1221Collect the pickups in each level and defeat the enemies in this grid-based puzzle game.
Today’s Drawing Tablet Recipient
Today’s tablet recipient is @ShintoArt.
ShintoArt has been illustrating with an old Bamboo tablet and it was time for an upgrade. He intends to continue with art and is also working on a game in RPGMaker.
Today’s Featured Flash (without Flash)
Developed by Denni Ames and sponsored by MiniClip, 3 Foot Ninja was one of the better early action platformers made with Flash. Fight your way from screen to screen, with increasingly difficult enemies and collectable scrolls.
About Ruffle and Flash Preservation
Most of the content shared on NG nowadays isn’t Flash; you can share your HTML5 games and any sort of original animation you’ve made in video format, as well as art, music, voice reels and podcasts. As the original Flash Portal we continue to host both old and new Flash content.
Newgrounds sponsors the development of Ruffle.rs, to run Flash content in the browser without Flash. Flash will be removed from browsers at the end of the year but thanks to Ruffle, we can enjoy Flash forever! Ruffle doesn’t support everything yet, which is why we have Newgrounds Player as a desktop fallback until it does.
Ruffle was created by @Mike as an open-source alternative to the Flash plug-in, free of all the legacy problems associated with Flash. Lots of smart people have gotten involved with the project and you can sponsor it with money or help as a Rust developer.
About the Drawing Tablet Giveaway
Newgrounds is hosting a 2020 Drawing Tablet Giveaway, inviting artists to apply for the chance to receive a drawing tablet. Applications are still open, however you must be US-based (tablets are sent directly from Amazon) and your chances will greatly improve if you have examples of your art or animation here on Newgrounds.
We’ve received generous donations from @Egoraptor, @AnonymousAlchemist, @SinclairStrange, @RonDMC, @SaucySaucepan, @Afro-Ninja, @Jonas, @NCH, @Sabtastic, @Squidly, @MSGhero, @Rarykos, @Straqt, @kleinerjunge, @DevAesthetic, @NickSenny, @Zombie-Pimp, @Ronald-McDonald-LoL, @MrChambers, @53xy83457, @AKA-38CAUTION and @Wegra. As a result, this is our biggest tablet giveaway ever!