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Flash Forward Jam Winners!

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Double XP


We’re offering double XP through the end of March, so you can vote on at least ten items per day and log 20 XP.


We need your help clearing the Under Judgment Movies and Under Judgement Games lists. Your votes determine what stays and goes on the site, as well as what is likely to get noticed. Thank you for any help you can give here!


🥂 Flash Forward Jam Winners 🥂


Winners of our Flash Forward Jam have been decided!


The theme of this jam was to make new games with Flash, using AS2 so they run in-browser with Ruffle. Ruffle is what we are using to preserve a lot of Flash content on NG and it continues to evolve and improve with time, with AS3 support in progress.


Top Games


🏆 1st - $720 + Interview with @TheInterviewer



@MidNightMaren gave us a new classic Flash RPG, the sort that would have been a huge deal in the golden age of Flash games! We love the gameplay loop, the leveling, the music and that sweet character spawn-in animation.


🏆 2nd - $600



@TheCarpetBaker shared his appreciation for the Riddle School series by making a quirky new point and click adventure, the sort of gem you rarely see in this post-Flash world.


🏆 3rd - $500



@matt-likes-swords used this jam as an opportunity to start on the next Bullet Heaven game, remaining with Flash and seeing how far he could push Ruffle. The result is a polished shooter and great showpiece.


🏆 4th - $350



@D-Sun created a new entry in the Armed with Wings series, this time a high score competition in a ravaged flat-land. The animation and movement is top-notch and you get that feeling it’s all running better with Ruffle than was ever possible with Flash.


🏆 5th- $150



@starBlinky made an addictive art thief game where you press your luck by stealing as much as possible from a museum with each successive run.


🏆 6th- $100



@scoober-steve and @D-Sun made pure arcade fun and the game over screens must be experienced by all.


Update: After posting this I realized I was going off the prize totals I had posted in the collection page, vs the totals in the news post, which had been updated more recently. This post has been updated with some increased prize values and the addition of 6th place! This is why I should keep all the prize info in one place like I usually do.


Top Movies with Interactive Elements


🏆 1st - $200 + Interview with @TheInterviewer



@Butzbo illustrated a delightful animated adventure, presenting the player with choices throughout. It’s also great on mobile and includes a bonus dress-up game! 


🏆 2nd - $150



@JuicyBeast crafted a hip spot the difference game, taking place throughout a panning animated landscape that bristles with life.


🏆 3rd - $100



@Rob3C took inspiration from games like Dragon’s Lair to bring us an animated action sequence dripping with quick time events.


🏆 Honorable Mention



We were hoping this jam would result in an old school collab and thankfully the Star Syndicate delivered, with an all-Flash recompilation of their Christmas collab.


Best Use of Mobile - $100



Cat Burglar and the Magic Museum plays and runs well on mobile, making for an all around great experience. It also went the extra mile with mobile-specific options, such as the ability to resize the screen to accommodate your mobile viewing area.


Best Celebration of Flash and Ruffle - $250



Pico's Sç̕h͊͜ọ̊ő̥l̨̉ was one of the most impressive entries in many ways, filled with nostalgia while being modern and visually exhilarating, making it the ultimate celebration of Flash and Ruffle. It was up against plenty of solid games and finished two days after the deadline but we love it so much, we created an additional award for it.


Runner-up Games



@speed8327 took us on Another Mission, a fitting name for what feels like a throwback to classic Flash games. Sniping people is fun and there are some cool mechanics at play here.



@BoMToons revisited the mechanics of classic PC text adventures and Cavern of the Evil Wizard, his remake of the game in “Big.” This time, however, there’s a surprising twist; a secret way to subvert the game and hack it to suit your needs, or even create and share a new adventure of your own!



@tRipGlyPh created a surreal point and click escape game, which is both a great throwback and also something strange and new.



This platformer by @HapPie is challenging but has great style and interesting mechanics.



@FsebastiamL made a unique platformer with cool visuals. People really want that jump button but you do get an air attack that basically does that for you.


Special Mentions



@Dungeonation kicked off the Flash Jam with his initial sponsorship but went the extra mile with this creepy 90s edutainment app.



@PsychoGoldfish and team got ambitious, making the only game that utilized our content sharing API, which also happens to have been made by PsychoGoldfish.



I feel self-conscious plugging my own game but I also want you to see the cool art by @JohnnyUtah and @Speedo, as well as hear the great music!


Huge thanks to @Dungeonation along with @BerzerkStudio, @SrPelo, @Squidly, @53xy83457, @wetzelpretzel, @Piggybank12, @Urichov, @Xinxinix, @AKA-38CAUTION and @LittleLuckyLink for sponsoring this event and making it possible!


Thank you everyone who dusted off Flash to make a new game with AS2. The results were so much better than anticipated and it makes me hopeful for more new Flash games, as well as more Flash jams in the future.


Thank you @Mike and the team at Ruffle, who continue their work to keep Flash running in the browser. If you’d like to support ongoing efforts, here’s a page on how to get involved, either with time, expertise or financial support.


Other News


This weekend is the deadline for our Friday Night Funkin’ Animation Jam. Over $6k in prizes; expect a lot of FNF movies to be rolling in. The Week 7 update is also getting close!


Pico Day is May 1st. I will be making a formal launch post soon, including prize breakdowns. Total prizes are currently around $2,400 across four categories.


If you’d like to see a big turnout for Pico Day, please make a donation via our Supporter form and PM me to let me know it’s for Pico Day. You can also specify if you’d prefer it go towards the art, animation, games or music category.


Thanks for reading, hope you discover lots of great stuff on NG this weekend!


Here's that Flash Forward jam promo art by @zattdott one more time:


iu_256845_1.jpg


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 12:53:11


OOOOOO I'll help clean! lol

Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 13:02:34


Welp, I tried. That psychic flavor-blasted goldfish snack always had it out for me.


The winners are all pretty excellent, you shouldn't feel too bad about promoting your own work on your own website when it's as good as it is, but I totally get it and that level of humanity makes us love ya Tom!

Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 13:06:35


Congratulations to all the winners! 🙌🙌 it was great being able to participate on this.


Yes, some things have been in Under Judgement for a long time, even some great stuff that should easily pass and maybe even get frontpage.


a few comments I’d like to make about this- a lot of the stuff that stays in UJ for a while is either “too long” or “too short”. Movies over 5 mins with no immediate action or storyline stay in there for a long time. On the bright side this means at least the community is not voting without watching. This incredible work stayed in UJ for 2 days, probably because it was over 30 minutes long https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/783578


on the flip side there are movies that are too short, under 8 seconds, also with no story or punchline. Usually they’re experimental stuff, or a very well drawn picture that moves slightly. While obvious effort was put in, it just doesn’t seem fair to call it a movie. People have no idea what to vote on these so they stay in UJ for a while. I think it would help if Newgrounds suggested that these be put in the Art Portal instead. Maybe with a pop up that notices when a “movie” is under 5 seconds. (here is an example of what i mean: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/784070 . this one is slightly longer and has more animation involved, but still isn't really a movie. https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/783848 i think both of them could get much higher scores in the Art Portal)


Thanks Tom and NG team. One last thing,


the SS Covid Jam is not related to their Christmas Collab.

We were hoping this jam would result in an old school collab and thankfully the Star Syndicate delivered, with an all-Flash recompilation of their Christmas collab.

PEEPEE


also screw double xps


I'm playing geometry dash 🥰


( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (づOwO)づ legitimately doing reviews, games n' posts, I love you so much <3333

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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 13:40:47


Just noticed the EXP thing. Rare to get a sudden boost in the middle of the day like this! Always appreciated.


And Congrats to the winners! So much good stuff here, and a few I might not even have come across didn't they win these awards... RPG looks intriguing. Looks like enough collective content here that it'll last the rest of the year, and all Ruffle compatible already no less...


Definitely hope we get this again next year, high contender for NG holiday favorite. Both so much nostalgia and so much fun with that flashy format. Inspiring to see how much involvement it brought forth too.


The latest: Hexa #70 (Jul)

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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 14:13:19


Throw Rocks at Shit was robbed! Should have been number one!


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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 14:21:39


At 3/13/21 12:48 PM, TomFulp wrote: Double XP

We’re offering double XP through the end of March, so you can vote on at least ten items per day and log 20 XP.

We need your help clearing the Under Judgment Movies and Under Judgement Games lists. Your votes determine what stays and goes on the site, as well as what is likely to get noticed. Thank you for any help you can give here!

🥂 Flash Forward Jam Winners 🥂

Winners of our Flash Forward Jam have been decided!

The theme of this jam was to make new games with Flash, using AS2 so they run in-browser with Ruffle. Ruffle is what we are using to preserve a lot of Flash content on NG and it continues to evolve and improve with time, with AS3 support in progress.

Top Games

🏆 1st - $700 + Interview with @TheInterviewer

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782567

@MidNightMaren gave us a new classic Flash RPG, the sort that would have been a huge deal in the golden age of Flash games! We love the gameplay loop, the leveling, the music and that sweet character spawn-in animation.

🏆 2nd - $600

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782776

@TheCarpetBaker shared his appreciation for the Riddle School series by making a quirky new point and click adventure, the sort of gem you rarely see in this post-Flash world.

🏆 3rd - $400

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782181

@matt-likes-swords used this jam as an opportunity to start on the next Bullet Heaven game, remaining with Flash and seeing how far he could push Ruffle. The result is a polished shooter and great showpiece.

🏆 4th - $300

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782748

@D-Sun created a new entry in the Armed with Wings series, this time a high score competition in a ravaged flat-land. The animation and movement is top-notch and you get that feeling it’s all running better with Ruffle than was ever possible with Flash.

🏆 5th- $120

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782750

@starBlinky made an addictive art thief game where you press your luck by stealing as much as possible from a museum with each successive run.

Top Movies with Interactive Elements

🏆 1st - $200 + Interview with @TheInterviewer

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782733

@Butzbo illustrated a delightful animated adventure, presenting the player with choices throughout. It’s also great on mobile and includes a bonus dress-up game! 

🏆 2nd - $150

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/781153

@JuicyBeast crafted a hip spot the difference game, taking place throughout a panning animated landscape that bristles with life.

🏆 3rd - $100

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782757

@Rob3C took inspiration from games like Dragon’s Lair to bring us an animated action sequence dripping with quick time events.

🏆 Honorable Mention

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782542

We were hoping this jam would result in an old school collab and thankfully the Star Syndicate delivered, with an all-Flash recompilation of their Christmas collab.

Best Use of Mobile - $100

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782750

Cat Burglar and the Magic Museum plays and runs well on mobile, making for an all around great experience. It also went the extra mile with mobile-specific options, such as the ability to resize the screen to accommodate your mobile viewing area.

Best Celebration of Flash and Ruffle - $250

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782947

Pico's Sç̕h͊͜ọ̊ő̥l̨̉ was one of the most impressive entries in many ways, filled with nostalgia while being modern and visually exhilarating, making it the ultimate celebration of Flash and Ruffle. It was up against plenty of solid games and finished two days after the deadline but we love it so much, we created an additional award for it.

Runner-up Games

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782609

@scoober-steve and @D-Sun made pure arcade fun and the game over screens must be experienced by all.

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782076

@speed8327 took us on Another Mission, a fitting name for what feels like a throwback to classic Flash games. Sniping people is fun and there are some cool mechanics at play here.

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/777713

@BoMToons revisited the mechanics of classic PC text adventures and Cavern of the Evil Wizard, his remake of the game in “Big.” This time, however, there’s a surprising twist; a secret way to subvert the game and hack it to suit your needs, or even create and share a new adventure of your own!

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/781380

@tRipGlyPh created a surreal point and click escape game, which is both a great throwback and also something strange and new.

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782752

This platformer by @HapPie is challenging but has great style and interesting mechanics.

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782601

@FsebastiamL made a unique platformer with cool visuals. People really want that jump button but you do get an air attack that basically does that for you.

Special Mentions

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782652

@Dungeonation kicked off the Flash Jam with his initial sponsorship but went the extra mile with this creepy 90s edutainment app.

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782768

@PsychoGoldfish and team got ambitious, making the only game that utilized our content sharing API, which also happens to have been made by PsychoGoldfish.

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/780830

I feel self-conscious plugging my own game but I also want you to see the cool art by @JohnnyUtah and @Speedo, as well as hear the great music!

Huge thanks to @Dungeonation along with @BerzerkStudio, @SrPelo, @Squidly, @53xy83457, @wetzelpretzel, @Piggybank12, @Urichov, @Xinxinix, @AKA-38CAUTION and @LittleLuckyLink for sponsoring this event and making it possible!

Thank you everyone who dusted off Flash to make a new game with AS2. The results were so much better than anticipated and it makes me hopeful for more new Flash games, as well as more Flash jams in the future.

Thank you @Mike and the team at Ruffle, who continue their work to keep Flash running in the browser. If you’d like to support ongoing efforts, here’s a page on how to get involved, either with time, expertise or financial support.

Other News

This weekend is the deadline for our Friday Night Funkin’ Animation Jam. Over $6k in prizes; expect a lot of FNF movies to be rolling in. The Week 7 update is also getting close!

Pico Day is May 1st. I will be making a formal launch post soon, including prize breakdowns. Total prizes are currently around $2,400 across four categories.

If you’d like to see a big turnout for Pico Day, please make a donation via our Supporter form and PM me to let me know it’s for Pico Day. You can also specify if you’d prefer it go towards the art, animation, games or music category.

Thanks for reading, hope you discover lots of great stuff on NG this weekend!

Here's that Flash Forward jam promo art by @zattdott one more time:


Hell yeah


i can’t draw shit huh

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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 14:45:28


This is like a gold mine! Lots of great stuff here.



Cheeto is gone!

Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 14:55:14


Yall are incredibly fantastic and deserve my respect, with those games and emulation with the special thanks for mike working hard to ruffle, flash will live forever


A Random Brazilian Nerd Kid On NG

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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 14:57:04


At 3/13/21 12:48 PM, TomFulp wrote: Double XP

We’re offering double XP through the end of March, so you can vote on at least ten items per day and log 20 XP.

We need your help clearing the Under Judgment Movies and Under Judgement Games lists. Your votes determine what stays and goes on the site, as well as what is likely to get noticed. Thank you for any help you can give here!


Thank you Tom.


The Portal Needs You! Vote on Under Judgment Movies and Games!

Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 15:23:09


I love the image at the end. Looks great

Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 15:24:26


Awesome fun time revisiting Flash and learning how powerful Ruffle is! Congrats to all the winners!

Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 15:50:02


At 3/13/21 12:48 PM, TomFulp wrote: Top Movies with Interactive Elements

🏆 1st - $200 + Interview with @TheInterviewer

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782733

@Butzbo illustrated a delightful animated adventure, presenting the player with choices throughout. It’s also great on mobile and includes a bonus dress-up game! 

🏆 2nd - $150

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/781153

@JuicyBeast crafted a hip spot the difference game, taking place throughout a panning animated landscape that bristles with life.

🏆 3rd - $100

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/782757

@Rob3C took inspiration from games like Dragon’s Lair to bring us an animated action sequence dripping with quick time events.


Woah! Thank you, its awesome that I was able to place here! Congrats to everyone who won and participated. By the way, I think the "@" mention-link for my name is broken, it looks like the "C3" in my username got switched.


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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 16:10:16


My eyes are deceiving me! Thank you Newgrounds, this is insane!!


I understand what Tom meant during the latest Podcast when he said he didn't feel comfortable attributing awards on events like this. All the entries were insanely good, and it was a blast being part of this Jam alongside so many big names!


Matt is right, Throw Rocks at Shit should be up there dammit!

Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 16:15:34


Congratulations to all the winners !

Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 16:42:09


I'm impressed at what AS2 can do now with Ruffle. What the Flash jam proves is that it was never Flash content itself that was the problem, but rather the Flash Player. With a superior successor being designed to address its flaws, it makes me eager to see how a Flash Forward 2 jam would pan out.


On another note, I do have a few questions worth asking.

  1. Could Ruffle be modified to create stand-alone apps similar to Adobe AIR?
  2. How does Ruffle currently compare to other Flash preservation projects like Lightspark And CheerpX For Flash?
  3. Could ActionScript 4 be a real thing once Ruffle completely supports AS3? I think Adobe was initially trying to make it work before abandoning it for good.

https://github.com/adobe-research/ActionScript4

http://www.yeahbutisitflash.com/?p=4812


I look forward to being able to play all my favorite Flash games in a convenient and secure way.


Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 17:10:30


congratulations to the winners

it's great to see someone from my country there!!


Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 17:43:48


WHERE IS GRUBHUB ASSASSIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 19:07:30


Congratulations all winners, I made gumbo if yall want any.


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

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Congrats to the winners, but some of the movies aren't marked as movies.


Go and subscribe and comment on my flies.

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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 19:19:44


At 3/13/21 05:43 PM, W0shua wrote: WHERE IS GRUBHUB ASSASSIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Not on this list unfortunately.


Go and subscribe and comment on my flies.

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WOOOW thanks so much Newgrounds! There's so much amazing stuff from this jam, it really shows the power of Ruffle. And congrats to everyone who was hardcore enough to revisit Flash content!

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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 22:52:48


Huge congratulations to all winners and participants. The creativity in these games is like a breath of fresh air! Beauty and a joy forever!


Also a short mention if you want to celebrate good old Flash games, eyezmaze (Best known for its "Grow" series) has enabled ruffle on its Flash-Site and all games seem to work well just out of the box. https://www.eyezmaze.com/sp/2018/07/flash_game.html


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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 23:25:24


At 3/13/21 04:42 PM, Belyayevs-Fox wrote: I'm impressed at what AS2 can do now with Ruffle. What the Flash jam proves is that it was never Flash content itself that was the problem, but rather the Flash Player. With a superior successor being designed to address its flaws, it makes me eager to see how a Flash Forward 2 jam would pan out.

On another note, I do have a few questions worth asking.
https://github.com/adobe-research/ActionScript4
http://www.yeahbutisitflash.com/?p=4812

I look forward to being able to play all my favorite Flash games in a convenient and secure way.


If you want to know more about Ruffle's capabilities and its future roadmap, come join the Discord, it's fascinating!


https://discord.gg/J8hgCQN

Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 23:44:50


At 3/13/21 01:02 PM, BrandyBuizel wrote: Welp, I tried. That psychic flavor-blasted goldfish snack always had it out for me.


You could have done way better if you'd just started earlier and ironed out the timing. It was a great idea, just unfinished.


If I offer to help you in a post, PM me to get it. I often forget to revisit threads.

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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-13 23:46:10


At 3/13/21 11:44 PM, Kwing wrote:
At 3/13/21 01:02 PM, BrandyBuizel wrote: Welp, I tried. That psychic flavor-blasted goldfish snack always had it out for me.
You could have done way better if you'd just started earlier and ironed out the timing. It was a great idea, just unfinished.


It is finished actually(you should play it again)! But yea, 7 days wasn't enough, 2 weeks would've been perfect

Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-14 00:44:27


Portal Patrol ASSEMBLE!


Awesome stuff as always <33333


Windmill Windmill for the land

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Response to Flash Forward Jam Winners! 2021-03-14 03:42:57


Congrats to all , alot of really cool flash games