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Pico's School

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As you’ve probably noticed, Friday Night Funkin’ is a really popular game. FNF is also a celebration of Newgrounds, featuring cameos by various characters from NG history.


One of those characters is Pico, from a game I made in 1999 called Pico’s School. As a result of FNF, thousands of people are discovering and playing Pico’s School every day now.


This makes me uncomfortable because I made Pico’s School 22 years ago and it’s all just sort of awkward to look at it now. There’s a lot I wish I had done differently, if I had more confidence in my ability to make a good game and if I had actually felt like the things I made mattered in the world, which I didn’t at the time. I didn’t even think I mattered.


Pico has been long overdue for revisions, so today I’ve updated Pico’s School with a restructured story to get it closer to the game I think it should have been.


I hope everyone understands why I felt this was necessary and respects my decision to make some changes. I think Pico’s School is a much stronger game as a result, let me know how you like it!


April 2nd Update: This retelling now exists as an independent entry:



Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 03:40:00


Pretty good!


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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 03:49:06


LOL this made me laugh so bad, I'm loving it


Bum to the boo to the boo to the boo boo bum to the bass

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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 03:56:22


This is the absolute best.


Have a nice day!

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:00:31


just in time for pico day, that was a close call tom. Imagine if all these weird friday night funkin fans found out the TRUE origins of pico! FNF and Newgrounds would be done for!


sicko mode

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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:03:32 (edited 2021-04-01 04:16:33)


Really?in my birthday?


we are all sons of bitches...

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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:06:00


I can honestly say, I've never actually played Pico's School until today. I don't know what all the fuss is about.

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:07:46


Love it, Tom! Fresh new perspective on a Newgrounds Legend!

Although I am now bracing myself for all the Pico x Cassandra x Boyfriend fan arts that will probably hit the Art portal soon...


My life feels like an edgy shitpost that got ratioed years before those words even existed.

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:11:51 (edited 2021-04-01 04:16:10)


Massive overhaul for Pico's School !

Music, graphics, writing, and specially the game mechanics are now up to a greater standard !

It's not just right for today, but also for the future as a whole.


Musicians make music , producers make products. * drops mic :D

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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:19:08


thanks fulp. very cool


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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:20:42


Hey Tom, you’re cool!

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:24:56


funniest April Fools prank ever. Thank you Tom.

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:27:12


true

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:27:20


You're a dickhead, Tom. <3

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:27:34


dat gaem is so gewd, epic

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:29:07


At 4/1/21 03:40 AM, destructin wrote: Pretty good!


Let me add this: For years now, people have been whining and complaining to me about the Pico n' Me cartoon I made way back then, about how Pico is "weak and pathetic" in my cartoon and questioning why he "doesn't use his guns."

How Pico should be a badass and I portrayed him wrong, but THIS Pico is the TRUE Pico that appeared in my animation, a completely cool fella who calms any situation down with words of wisdom, not violence. So I'm glad you finally showed the truth to these non-believers!


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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:30:16


best update in history!



aydens world woooOOOooo

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:31:37


Good Update


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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:35:08


loled


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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:37:51


this makes me really happy. it's probably just an april fools prank that'll get erased soon, but just having a good ending, even if for a day, makes me happy. thanks tom


the hell is my signature supposed to have

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:39:49


At 4/1/21 04:00 AM, ninjamuffin99 wrote: just in time for pico day, that was a close call tom. Imagine if all these weird friday night funkin fans found out the TRUE origins of pico! FNF and Newgrounds would be done for!


DAMN STRAIGHT!

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:43:21


At 4/1/21 03:26 AM, TomFulp wrote: As you’ve probably noticed, Friday Night Funkin’ is a really popular game. FNF is also a celebration of Newgrounds, featuring cameos by various characters from NG history.

One of those characters is Pico, from a game I made in 1999 called Pico’s School. As a result of FNF, thousands of people are discovering and playing Pico’s School every day now.

This makes me uncomfortable because I made Pico’s School 22 years ago and it’s all just sort of awkward to look at it now. There’s a lot I wish I had done differently, if I had more confidence in my ability to make a good game and if I had actually felt like the things I made mattered in the world, which I didn’t at the time. I didn’t even think I mattered.

Pico has been long overdue for revisions, so today I’ve updated Pico’s School with a restructured story to get it closer to the game I think it should have been.

I hope everyone understands why I felt this was necessary and respects my decision to make some changes. I think Pico’s School is a much stronger game as a result, let me know how you like it!

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/310349


oh my fucking god that ending

I just about died


11/10


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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:43:21


At 4/1/21 03:40 AM, destructin wrote: Pretty good!


Hi des i like ur animations

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:43:25


Funny game I like 10/10 ign


Jesus Christ is awesome B) and so are you (as long as you love your neighbors as you love yourself <3)


This website is my favorite place on the Internet lol

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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:43:33


Awesome!!

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:44:53


Ah Yes. Pico School 1.5 has made this one of my favorite April fools days in a while!

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:50:23


Tom: "I will shred this game down to its last line of code. And then, with the fandom you've brought to me, create a new one... Teeming with inclusiveness that knows not what it was, but only what it is now. A grateful website."


Pico: "Born out of FnF"


Tom: "They'll never know it. Because you won't be alive to tell them."


מזל טוב אתה יכול לקרוא את זה

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Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:51:42


BLAM THIS PIECE OF CRAP!!!


jk this is the absolute bomb


- dasqd leader

Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:57:31


i love it lol


Response to Pico's School 2021-04-01 04:58:46


Well damn now we have to take down all the pico posts they don't match anymore