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Pixel Day 2021 Winners!

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Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 15:12:02


Last month we celebrated our sixth annual Pixel Day here on NG, with pixel art, games, animation and chiptunes. Determining the winners has been a real challenge this year but here we go:


Top Five Games ($170, $110, $100, Honorary Mentions)



It was a close one between AdventNEON and Ugby Mumba 3, both first-worthy games with loads of passion and charm. Hunter with a Top Hat is short but will inspire game devs with the atmosphere it creates. Overdisk oozes style and has a fun take on the Disc Room concept, while Mad Sisters’ Week Off is pure joy with loads of familiar pixel cameos.


Thank you @BoMToons, @mmattugh and @JohnnyGuy for game judging assistance!


Top Five Art ($100, $75, $50, Honorary Mentions)



Thank you @IvanAlmighty, @JohnnyUtah and @JohnnyGuy for art judging assistance!


Top Five Music ($125, $100, $75, Honorary Mentions)



Thank you @Waterflame, @JohnMontoya and @JohnnyGuy for music judging assistance! This was an extremely difficult category, with everyone having unique favorites. Hoping this final list does the category justice; so many of you hit it out of the park this year!


Top Five Animation ($170, $110, $85, Honorary Mentions)



That’s right, we moved @Luis into the animation category this year.


We really enjoyed Berserk Forces Karaoke but left it out due to the music sourced from Berserk.


Thank you  @JohnnyGuy and @IvanAlmighty for animation judging assistance!


Thank you everyone who turned up this year and made Pixel Day special. This event was originally suggested by @JohnnyGuy and here we are six years later, with more great stuff every year!


If you missed it, check out the Best of January. The game for the month was UNITRES Dreams, another great pixel game that hadn’t been part of Pixel Day.


I’d also like to thank @Sorapoi for the Pixel Day site skin this year and @maruki for our Pixel Day promo banner!


Two weeks remain for entries in our Flash Forward Jam; we’re making new Flash games to run in-browser via Ruffle. The latest classic game to switch over is Portal Defenders.



A preemptive Happy Valentine’s Day!


Today is the deadline for @Xinxinix’s art contests: Sexiest Outfit and Concept of Love.


Monday is the deadline for the Valentine’s Day-Themed Writing Contest.


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Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 15:23:19


Congrats to all of the winners! Awesome Pixel Day as always! See ya'll next year!


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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 15:25:27


At 2/13/21 03:12 PM, TomFulp wrote: Last month we celebrated our sixth annual Pixel Day here on NG, with pixel art, games, animation and chiptunes. Determining the winners has been a real challenge this year but here we go:


Grats to the winners! Thanks for holding this every year @TomFulp! This was the biggest turnout yet! For anyone who doesn't know, we had almost 400 art pieces this year! Holy moly! I love how many new faces we saw this year coming to NG just for the event, and joined the community! Now we have a lot more people in the pixel art community! :D You all are super talented and we welcome you to Newgrounds, thanks for joining and participating in Pixel Day!


New Piercing Lazer singles "Trickster's Ambition" and "Homeless" now on BandCamp, Itunes, and other online stores!

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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 15:37:02


This year was an amazing year for Pixel Day! Congrats to all the winners!! Thank you for the honorable mention! Super excited for next year!

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 16:14:26


Pretty disappointed something made in 2018 placed in 2021.


I guess im animating something for next year.



A distant engine of hate is stirring....

Illustration/animation thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic /1229930

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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 16:39:34


Congrats to the winners and awesome job to those who participated making eye candy entry for Pixel Day on NG a better place!

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 17:03:34


FIRST?


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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 17:06:06


CONGRATS TO DA WINNERS LOV PIXEL DAY GOOD TURNOUT


RIP NINJAMUFFIN COLLAB NEVER FORGET

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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 17:23:11


At 2/13/21 04:14 PM, Template88 wrote: Pretty disappointed something made in 2018 placed in 2021.

I guess im animating something for next year.


Which one? They all look like they've been uploaded in 2021?

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 17:33:13


At 2/13/21 05:23 PM, misnina wrote:
At 2/13/21 04:14 PM, Template88 wrote: Pretty disappointed something made in 2018 placed in 2021.

I guess im animating something for next year.
Which one? They all look like they've been uploaded in 2021?


https://twitter.com/adamfergusonart/status/1078700526773170176


december 2018


so much for honorable


A distant engine of hate is stirring....

Illustration/animation thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic /1229930

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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 17:42:46


At 2/13/21 05:33 PM, Template88 wrote:
At 2/13/21 05:23 PM, misnina wrote:
At 2/13/21 04:14 PM, Template88 wrote: Pretty disappointed something made in 2018 placed in 2021.

I guess im animating something for next year.
Which one? They all look like they've been uploaded in 2021?
https://twitter.com/adamfergusonart/status/1078700526773170176

december 2018

so much for honorable


Oh lordy thats kinda cheap....

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 18:25:54


At 2/13/21 05:33 PM, Template88 wrote:
At 2/13/21 05:23 PM, misnina wrote:
At 2/13/21 04:14 PM, Template88 wrote: Pretty disappointed something made in 2018 placed in 2021.

I guess im animating something for next year.
Which one? They all look like they've been uploaded in 2021?
https://twitter.com/adamfergusonart/status/1078700526773170176

december 2018

so much for honorable


We said people could upload pixel art they had already made, if they hadn’t shared it on NG before. Maybe next year we’ll do a specific theme so everyone has to make an original piece just for the event.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 18:26:23


ayy this rocks, happy to see my lil mumba 3 placed well among so many good submissions! loved this pixel day n i cant wait to do it again next year :)

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 19:01:51


Congrats to the winners!

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 19:17:27


At 2/13/21 06:25 PM, TomFulp wrote:
We said people could upload pixel art they had already made, if they hadn’t shared it on NG before. Maybe next year we’ll do a specific theme so everyone has to make an original piece just for the event.


I uh, I'm struggling to find the words here to be constructive but pitting work made specifically for the event up against a roster of infinite historical legacy comes across as unfair as well as a few other things. I hope some consideration for this is made in the future. It seems like the judges were aware of that, which is why the work from a world renowned pixel artist isn't sitting in first place. Its just the age of the piece makes it a bit ridiculous to make it out like it had anything to do with pixel day. I hope you understand where im coming from at least.


A distant engine of hate is stirring....

Illustration/animation thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic /1229930

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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 20:35:24 (edited 2021-02-13 20:35:33)


Congrats to all the winners in all the categories!!! So many good submissions!!


And holy crap aaaaaaa!!!!! Mad sisters in the top 5!!!! Prutte in the top 2!!!! Hell yesssssssss!!!!!!!!

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 20:40:10


Congrats to everyone that won! Lots of cool shit this year :]


squirrels are rad as hell B)

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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 20:48:49


Ay, thank you so much for the runner up spot in the movies category! I'm glad I could share that with the NG community. Congrats to the rest of the winners in this year's Pixel Day!

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 21:28:21


Ayyy! Congrats to the winners!! So much great stuff this year!!!!

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 22:16:40


At 2/13/21 06:25 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 2/13/21 05:33 PM, Template88 wrote:
At 2/13/21 05:23 PM, misnina wrote:
At 2/13/21 04:14 PM, Template88 wrote: Pretty disappointed something made in 2018 placed in 2021.

I guess im animating something for next year.
Which one? They all look like they've been uploaded in 2021?
https://twitter.com/adamfergusonart/status/1078700526773170176

december 2018

so much for honorable
We said people could upload pixel art they had already made, if they hadn’t shared it on NG before. Maybe next year we’ll do a specific theme so everyone has to make an original piece just for the event.


Yeah, this was definitely my reasoning for submitting. I hadn't visited Newgrounds in forever, but the fact that they were promoting pixel art intrigued me and I had several friends who were submitting here who encouraged it. I'm thankful for the HM award but I do understand that given the submission's nature as an older piece that it likely shouldn't have been in the running for any cash awards, rather just a piece to support the event. You can take it down if there's truly any controversy arisen from it, I don't mind - I've just been enjoying submitting to the community.

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 22:23:38


OH MY GOSH! Thank you so much for hosting Pixel Day!!! It was a lot of fun and it was a great experience to share with so many talented artists and developers!!!


Next year will be even BETTER!!!

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-13 22:45:45


ugby mumba!!!


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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-14 03:01:03


As always, so many cool entries... love the Pixel Day. Congrats to the winners! And many thanks to all the creators of course


"Please don't tap on the glass. Penguins can see and hear you alright. They just don't care."

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-14 03:01:40


adventNEON is so fucking cool bro


dude watch this video lol

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-14 04:54:03


Dude, don’t move my stuff to different categories! Congrats to only honorary winners! First post tho


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Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-14 04:54:11


Congrats for the winners! Salute!

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-14 06:18:27 (edited 2021-02-14 06:19:10)


Honored to be among the 5 selected games and congrats to the winners, well deserved ! Pixel Day is really an incredible event, thank you to everyone who upload their cool stuff and to all the people involved in the organisation !

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-14 08:23:30


Congrats to all the winners!

Response to Pixel Day 2021 Winners! 2021-02-14 09:59:26


At 2/13/21 10:16 PM, arferguson wrote:
At 2/13/21 06:25 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 2/13/21 05:33 PM, Template88 wrote:
At 2/13/21 05:23 PM, misnina wrote:
At 2/13/21 04:14 PM, Template88 wrote: Pretty disappointed something made in 2018 placed in 2021.

I guess im animating something for next year.
Which one? They all look like they've been uploaded in 2021?
https://twitter.com/adamfergusonart/status/1078700526773170176

december 2018

so much for honorable
We said people could upload pixel art they had already made, if they hadn’t shared it on NG before. Maybe next year we’ll do a specific theme so everyone has to make an original piece just for the event.
Yeah, this was definitely my reasoning for submitting. I hadn't visited Newgrounds in forever, but the fact that they were promoting pixel art intrigued me and I had several friends who were submitting here who encouraged it. I'm thankful for the HM award but I do understand that given the submission's nature as an older piece that it likely shouldn't have been in the running for any cash awards, rather just a piece to support the event. You can take it down if there's truly any controversy arisen from it, I don't mind - I've just been enjoying submitting to the community.


One of the goals of Pixel Day is to get more pixel artists to give NG a shot and every year a few new people do come aboard and that's been really rewarding. Seeing all of your art has been a big highlight this year!


For next year I think we'll treat Pixel Day as an event with an optional contest; contest entries will need to be made specifically for Pixel Day and premier that day using a secondary tag, like pixelday2022-contest.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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