Go vote for the people you like! 2008-01-22 05:18:51
Alien Hominid HD has been nominated for several official XBLA awards, direct from Microsoft! Go check out the nominees and vote for your favorites. AH is a nominee for Best Overall Arcade Game and Best Cooperative Multiplayer Game.
The IGF Audience Award voting has begun! This year, two NG regulars are finalists in the competition. Edmund and Florian (Komix) have been nominated for best web game with Tri-Achnid and Tommunism is up for the technical excellence award for his XNA title, Goo! They are both eligible for the Audience Award, which is what everyone has to go vote on NOW!!!
Skye from XGen has posted an announcement about their upcoming WiiWare title! XGen pioneered the Flash defense game genre with Defend Your Castle, but they are also well known for Stick RPG, Stick Arena, and of course, Fishy!
Speaking of Paladin, Jazza has posted some drawing tutorials and has hinted to his next game. And go congratulate DRNeroCF on the release of Fancy Pants 2! He spent two years on it and has created a shining example of what Flash games should be. Krinn also deserves lots of love for Sonny, which has a bright future ahead of it!
I'm rattling off random things about the community because I don't really have much to say other than some of the plugs above. I spent my day programming animal friends for CC and now I'm gonna crash. TTYL
Ooooh one last thing... We've been discussing Pico Day this year, and we are strongly considering opening it up to more NG-original characters. The reasons for this are:
1. People have talked a lot about having a "Newgrounds Day", but it feels really mastabatory to have TWO days a year where people make stuff dedicated to NG, as much as I love it.
2. COnsidering I still haven't released Pico 2, I'm worried making games and movies about Pico every year will get really played out.
3. A broader range of material could make the whole day more exciting and hopefully get a lot more people involved.
So.... I was thinking the options would be:
Everyone cool with that?