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Best of May 2021!

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Pico Day Winners were announced last week and we launched a Stay Awake Animation Jam, the start of our summer series of animation jams!


There was a bit of downtime this afternoon to make site updates, expect more downtime Thursday when we roll out our new primary database server.


@Bluebaby aka Edmund McMillen has launched a Kickstarter for The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem!


Artists: Mabelma is organizing an Isometric Quarantine Room Collab!


May was a juicy month full of great stuff. Your votes are in, here are the winners!


Top Five Animation



The top-ranked animation based on original material and winner of $250 is Dr. Bees Returns, congrats @HappyHarry!


Top Five Games



The top three games based on original material and winners of $100 each are Sacrifights, Ann and Deepest Sword!


The top-ranked game of June based on original material will win $200, with $100 each for 2nd and 3rd, thanks to our ongoing game prize sponsors, @AnonymousAlchemist, @Manderby and @53xy83457, with a boost from @SrPelo to sustain this for more months ahead!


If you would like to contribute to our game prize fund, use the donation option on the Supporter page and PM me a heads up you donated towards game prizes.


Runner-up Animation


6. A TOTALLY LEGIT Link's Awakening DX speedrun

7. Chalky

8. SLEEPY TOM

9. Runner Girls!

10. Puyo Puyo Tetris Animated

11. INNOCENCE GLITCHED

12. ?? Rosa ??

13. FRUITY PEBBLES

14. jeff is fucking fed up

15. Sephiroth's Gift to Smash

16. Pico Day Cartoon

17. Seth Needs Snacks! - A Tomb Cats Animation Collab

18. KIRBY SAFETY VHS

19. Super Mario Bros. Z (Episode 2)

20. We Do a Little Crashing

21. Portal Defender Tankman

22. Seamen

23. Friday night hunkin': M.I.L.F.

24. Burnt Face Man 10

25. Pico - Grassy Knoll

26. Chaotic Heart: Amber's Endeavors (Episode 4)

27. pico fly thingy

28. Cheeky

29. PICO'S INITIATION (flash warning)

30. High Noon

31. Friday night hunkin' : Pico

32. The Tale of Arnold Fossor

33. Garden Madness

34. PICO'S SOUTHERN SCHOOL

35. PEN PUSHER

36. Newgrounds' PicoDay 2021

37. Mr. Incredible Gets Blasted by a JDAM

38. Friday Night Funkin Short 1#

39. Silly tankmen

40. Pico and the Party Crashers


Runner-up Games


6. Keki Cake

7. Pico Clicker

8. Wife Quest

9. Pico-8 VS Uberkids

10. Pink

11. Newgrounds - Rushdown Rivals

12. Worlds Below

13. Newgrounds Snowboarding

14. Laser Push

15. Pico Untamed Demo

16. Grapple Tongue

17. Trail Of Pigs

18. BOBA

19. Sporelunk

20. Tiny Fragments

21. One Button Bosses

22. Underneath

23. Scott's Quest

24. Tower of Towers

25. Medieval Cop-S2-E1

26. Loihtija

27. EFHH

28. A Pico in Time (demo?)

29. Newgrounds Novattack

30. Bad Ride


Be sure to check out the Top Featured Art and Top Feature Audio of May, as well.


And you know what? One of the big upsets of the Pico Day judging was that by the time we finished arranging favorites in the art category, the piece by @OfficiallyThatBoi had gotten nudged off the list.



This piece managed to rank #1 for the month by score, so OfficiallyThatBoi is gonna get a well deserved $100 prize.


The voter of the month and winner of honorary Supporter status is @wallabites!


Speaking of Supporter, thank you everyone who came aboard as a Supporter this month. The database update coming this week is part of numerous hosting expansions that have rolled out in response to FNF Week 7 crashing our servers at launch. Our goal is to be ready for Week 8 and your ongoing support gives us a fighting chance!


Funkin’ Jam winners are likely the next announcement, knock on wood.


Read the latest edition of The Tank Tribune!


If you want to read more, @TheEnkian has published a book with cover art by @cyangorilla!


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Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 17:27:16


There were too many good choices to pick from this time. It took me a while to make my top 10.


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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 17:28:34


May had a bunch of great stuff! congrats everyone!


there's an untapped market in chiliomb merchandise!

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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 17:31:24


congratulations everyone! you all did a fantastic job last month.


have a nice life

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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 17:39:07 (edited 2021-06-07 17:40:25)


At 6/7/21 05:20 PM, TomFulp wrote:


Runner-up Games

24. Tower of Towers


we didn't get to top 5, but I'm still happy to see it among the runner ups :)


Follow me, Play Tower of Towers and F-Zero GX, and stay healthy :)

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 17:43:51


At 6/7/21 05:20 PM, TomFulp wrote: And you know what? One of the big upsets of the Pico Day judging was that by the time we finished arranging favorites in the art category, the piece by @OfficiallyThatBoi had gotten nudged off the list.

https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/officiallythatboi/pico-day-2021

This piece managed to rank #1 for the month by score, so OfficiallyThatBoi is gonna get a well deserved $100 prize.


OMG, I AM SO HAPPY AAAAA

THANK YOU THANK YOU THA-

dies

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 18:11:49 (edited 2021-06-07 18:21:30)


DUDE OH MY GOD MY THING GOT 20TH PLACE LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOO AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH THANK YOU TO LIKE THE TWO OR THREE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR WE DO A LITTLE CRASHING I DON'T THINK IT REALLY DESERVED IT BUT YOU ALL ROCK * SOBBING *


if you approach me close enough i will slurp your hair like spaghetti noodles

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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 18:23:16 (edited 2021-06-07 18:23:50)


Congratulations to all winners and follow-uppers! Great outcome this month! The summer will be a blast with all the newcomers!


This comment is widely unpopulated by bees.


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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 18:31:13


Seamen making it to #22 is bonkers!! I think it's the first time I make the runner up list, thank you everyone!


Also a big congrats to everyone on here, so much good stuff in May!

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 18:31:34 (edited 2021-06-07 18:32:27)


Nice and congrats to the people that won.


From the one and only

GreatMonkey420

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 19:23:42


Congratulations to all the amazing animators and game devs who won this month! :D


Your local Newgrounds fanboy and musician.

Bandcamp - Ko-fi

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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 20:15:43


DR BEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 21:50:56 (edited 2021-06-07 21:51:07)


Right now, Ann was the only game that i voted which got on the Top 5


A Random Brazilian Nerd Kid On NG

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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-07 23:02:39


The fact that I got to be involved in a project that nearly 200,000 people would play is fucking wild. Thanks for this opportunity, Newgrounds. <3

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-08 01:07:03


Sacrifights rules.

Everything else is shit.

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-08 03:05:18


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flagging stolen things

also i'm playing geometry dash <3 <3

Ask me anyting :3, I'm gay

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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-08 04:59:15


Congrats to all the winners. May 2021 was such a long month.


I have a PhD in Troll Physics

Top Medal points user list. I am number 12

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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-08 06:46:05 (edited 2021-06-08 06:46:26)


Month of May is really the most greatest months for this site. I really appreciated it some of it. @TomFulp

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-08 10:06:46


Got beat up bad by vaccine side-effects so I'm a bit late with my video review which I'll post later, but the games were great as usual this month, so congrats to all of the game devs! In particular there were a lot of cool demos and prototypes that showed a lot of promise: looking forward to seeing them develop in the future!

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-08 15:57:59


Congrats to all the winners! Hoped sleepy tom would come a bit higher but hey this month had just so many good submissions it was not easy due to so many to choose between. :D

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-08 16:16:01


this really was a great month. Already looking forward to the animation jam, I want to enjoy the summer in style, art style that is

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-08 16:40:33


Like others, I too was very impressed with the submissions this month. Also, I just wanna point out that I've never seen so many female animators nominated in one month before! The most I've seen is like 5.



(Yes, I know TheShookKitty made two of these)


Huge congrats to everyone! Can't wait to see what the future holds.


At 6/7/21 06:11 PM, travsaus wrote: THANK YOU TO LIKE THE TWO OR THREE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR WE DO A LITTLE CRASHING


You're welcome :3

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-08 19:00:28


I am not sure if June will be able to out do this May.


I have a PhD in Troll Physics

Top Medal points user list. I am number 12

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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-08 22:58:28


Congrats to the winners.


This one's kinda hard to hear but it stood out to me the most.


Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-09 02:43:15 (edited 2021-06-09 02:55:21)


Happy Birthday TomFulp


Minecraft 1.17 is finally here!

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Also, look at this Axolotl, it looks like a pokemon animal

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flagging stolen things

also i'm playing geometry dash <3 <3

Ask me anyting :3, I'm gay

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Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-09 03:17:20


Was surprised that i got to pick the winners, BUT THEY ARE ALL SO GOOD!

Congrats to the winners and keep it up everyone!!

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-09 08:57:19


we do a little trolling

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-09 09:50:37



More great games as usual this month! In particular there were a lot of demos, specially from Pico Day: gonna be exciting to see when they come back in more powerful forms later on!


Sorry this review is coming a little late: took my 2nd vaccine jab during reviews and I got hit hard by side effects. A large portion of the reviews were also done when I was still coming out of it so if I'm a little bit more dumb than usual, now you know why. Stay healthy, all!

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-09 12:33:47


At 6/9/21 09:50 AM, FuturecopLGF wrote:
More great games as usual this month! In particular there were a lot of demos, specially from Pico Day: gonna be exciting to see when they come back in more powerful forms later on!

Sorry this review is coming a little late: took my 2nd vaccine jab during reviews and I got hit hard by side effects. A large portion of the reviews were also done when I was still coming out of it so if I'm a little bit more dumb than usual, now you know why. Stay healthy, all!


damn, it's so cool that you do this! i have a thought, though: don't you think it would be better for your channel if you did an individual video for each game? channels with shorter and more frequent videos tend to succeed more. Also, people would be able to search for specific games more easily.

Response to Best of May 2021! 2021-06-09 17:55:11


Really solid selections this month. Congrats to the winners!


The latest: Hexa #69 (Jun)

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