So uh… How’s everyone doing?
As many of you know, Week 7 of Friday Night Funkin’ launched exclusively on NG Sunday night and we weren’t able to handle the millions of people all trying to load it at the same time, in addition to the ddos attacks and other mischief that come with trending on Twitter and being in the spotlight in general.
Sunday was also the launch of the Friday Night Funkin’ Kickstarter! The Funkin’ crew are raising funds for a full release and it’s gonna be NUTS. These guys have been working around the clock for months to entertain everyone; it’s time to support them on the road ahead.
Unfortunately on our end, we’ve disabled FNF while we work to increase capacity and prepare for another go at Week 7. More and more of that potential traffic is bleeding off to sites that steal games from NG but we still want to build our capacity, so that NG is more capable now and in the future.
If you’ve ever considered becoming a Supporter, this would be a great time! You can pay as little as $3 per month or $25 for the year. At the least we need hundreds of additional supporters asap and it’s ideal if you can stick around as a recurring subscriber.
Picture this as a big anime battle, where Newgrounds is bloody and on its knees in the face of FNF Week 7. As Newgrounds looks up, determined, a montage with dramatic music plays, showing how much Newgrounds has accomplished over 26 years and how much was taken from it, as Newgrounds charges up to unveil a new level of power never before seen.
Tuesday Night Update:
Week 7 is live, we'll see how things go. Will be increasing capacity tomorrow as well.
The tankmen site skin is by @MD00dles!
NG has been running fine so far today and we have additional hardware coming to make things extra-fine.
Yesterday Friday Night Funkin' had 1.2 million plays, a new single day record for anything on the site.
Yesterday NG had 30,000 sign-ups, a new single day record for the site, we think.
Hope everyone is having a good time here!
REDDER is now up and running without Flash, thanks to today’s Ruffle update!
REDDERby dessgeegamarooned on mars! somewhere out there are the gems you need to get back off the ground.
Pico Day is May 1st, with over $7k in prizes!
More news soon, hopefully good news!
Alternate anime analogy: