Your votes are in and the Best of December have been determined!
Top Five Animation
more free nutby JamesLeeNox continues his selfless quest to give out joy and free nuts
Damn, boyby PringusMcDingusThat's pretty cool
Poor Rudolphby FlashgitzSanta meets his newest Reindeer
Goodbye Flashby TheWeeblFlash dies today. Let's celebrate.
Hartrup and Oatly - Secret Friendby Bassetfilmstwo bros at it again
Daughter's Revenge (Tales of Alethrion)by TalesofAlethrionMikkel Mainz is back with one of the most epic Tales of Alethrion episodes to date!
The top-ranked entry based on original material and winner of $250 is more free nut. Congrats, @JamesLee!
Hartrup and Oatly will receive a $100 prize as the second-place winner based on original material. Congrats, @BassetFilms!
Top Five Games
POOMby FredericSouchuDOOM reinvented for PICO8
Tankmas ADVENTure 2020by GeoKureliOpen a new gift every day in this spirited Newgrounds Advent Calendar!
Newgrounds High Visual Novelby Wandaboyyour the new kid...
Dead Estate Dressupby milkbarjackDo you have what it takes to dress up the witch from Dead Estate?
Ninja Demon Runnerby EricDanneskjoldKill Demons while avoiding Death.
The top-ranked game based on original material and winner of $250 is Tankmas ADVENTure.
I also would like to note Poom is a technical marvel, running Doom in Pico-8!
It’s a weird month because Tankmas ADVENTure and Newgrounds High both have site tie-ins which could be considered not truly “original material.” However because they are in-NG, vs outside IP-based, we’re making an exception. We’ll see how that holds up long-term with ongoing game prizes.
Thank you to our game prize sponsors, @AnonymousAlchemist, @Manderby and @53xy83457. The December prizes were larger than usual thanks to an extra donation by @AnonymousAlchemist. The Best of January game prizes will return to $100 each for the top three games based on original material.
Update: The NG Advent team has donated their $250 towards our Drawing Tablet Giveaway! If you know an artist who needs a tablet, let them know applications are still open.
8. Snow Dinos
11. Wandering Gift
15. Duncan & Jones 3
14. Color Cube
15. Cats on Mars
18. Shake Art
19. Detective GUI
Thank you everyone who participated in December, it was a great end to a great year on NG, despite not being a great year outside of NG. Here's a 2020 Recap post!
With the new hubs you can also browse the Top Featured Movies and Top Featured Games for December. It’s interesting to compare these lists to the results from people ranking their favorites for the month - close but not identical.
The custom date ranges allow you to revisit the top featured movies from December 2019, December 2015, or whatever. Click the play button in the lower left corner of a thumbnail to launch it in-page and watch movies back-to-back. If something isn’t to your liking, the right arrow key will skip to the next movie. You can also use the number keys to jump to 10%, 20%, etc.
Watching the incoming movies in this format, I’m starting to think we should make a final ruling about Speedpaints on NG. When people started uploading Speedpaints, we decided to allow it because we didn’t want to be too limiting. Looking at it now, Speedpaints often feel out of place when watching animation back to back and we have to remove a lot of them for using unlicensed commercial music.
Would you be in agreement if we simply stopped allowing them, at least until a date where we have a different option for where they would be showcased?
Pixel Day, January 23rd! Read that post for more info. Almost $1,200 in prizes and growing, with your support!
@ConnorGrail, @Teravex and @CzySzy made be available to make music for your Pixel Day movie or game! You could try pitching your concept to one of them. Any other musicians want to volunteer in this thread? You can share whatever music you make on Pixel Day and be eligible for prizes as well.
NG is also 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!
The daily Drawing Tablet Giveaway and Featured Flash Without Flash will continue next!