Alex Lefkowitz (1986-2018): Celebration of Life's Works

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NG Lost an oldschool member with the death of Alex Lefkowitz (aka. aml51z) on June 22, 2018. He and I had a close online relationship from 2001-2005 and unfortunately grew apart since then. He had deleted his account in the early 2010s for personal reasons.

I created this video as my farewell to him. The first part explores his works that were completed and published to the internet and then dives into some hard-to-find unreleased material of his that never got to see the light of day.

Alex's website is here: https://guarded-shore-28456.herokuapp.com/

Since recording this video, NG user RedactedProfile has come forward to say he created the memorial web page. I sent him Alex's incomplete work and it will be added to the archive to keep his memory alive. https://redactedprofile.newgrounds.com/

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This is his older brother Jonathan and I thank you for this tribute. I was with him in the early stages of him learning flash and I was very proud of him regardless of how offensive or how much in trouble he got in to. Our family really appreciates this deeply and we see how many people he really has touched over the years.

Doomhammr responds:

I wouldn't nearly be as good of a programmer had it not been for his help. I wish you all the strength and resolve to get through this tough time.

This is Alex's mom. I want to thank everyone for paying tribute to my son here. It really means a lot to me. His passing was sudden and heartbreaking, but playing his games help that hurt just a little bit. We were very close and used my computer to play games when he visited my store.
Thank you to Newgrounds! Alex loved this site and was a part of this site for many years! A special thank you to Doomhammer for putting this together!


Doomhammr responds:

Thanks for the kind words, Bernadette. Since I found out last Monday, I had been going through his portfolio, wishing we were kids again without jobs and bills to worry about. Newgrounds was a site that blew open the imaginations of a lot of kids and put them on the path of programming and artistic careers. Alex accomplished so much in his life and I plan to make sure his legacy soldiers on.

This is not an animation. This is screen capture, and you should know it's not allowed. All you did was screen capture game and stuff that you did not create. Your heart may have been in the right place, but this is a poor execution. You should animate something, but submitting other people's work isn't what Newgrounds is about.

Doomhammr responds:

I respect your opinion and your 0/5 review will balance out all the 5/5 sympathy reviews. Yes, it didn't take much effort to make this. Yes, it's a screen cap, but it's a screen cap of flash work (some of which isn't online anymore).

The fact that you accuse this work of not being mine shows you never watched the movie. I did 60% of Uniwar LC, I did the enemy AI in Combat Instinct 3, I did some background art for Raging Flight 2, I did the weapons for Killer Cheeto, and I consulted/playtested for most of the other stuff. So yeah, much of this work is mine too and there goes your argument that this is against the TOS.

My Condolences

Farewell Alex Rip :( You are in a better place. Heaven :)

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3.19 / 5.00

Jul 6, 2018
9:54 PM EDT