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January

The year started off with seventh episodes of several long-standing series, such as Xombie (removed after a movie deal), Salad Fingers 7 and Another Day 7!

A lot of the rising talent this month were up and coming game developers. NG regulars Kenney and jmtb02 pleased players with "Jack Russell" and "Ball Revamped 4", respectively. We were also introduced to "gogo Happy & Smile" (inspired by Alien Hominid and Metal Slug) and "Ninjaman!", a fun hack and slash platformer.

  • Ninjaman!
    Ninjaman! by Adam-phoenix

    Ninjaman, the best 2D action platformer for your ninja-slicing entertainment!

    Score
    3.83 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    4,107,535 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • gogo Happy & Smile
    gogo Happy & Smile by HAPPYandSMILE

    Play as a cat or rabbit and take on some nasty bears!

    Score
    4.18 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    3,026,938 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Ball Revamped 4
    Ball Revamped 4 by jmtb02

    100 painfully addicting levels of ball juggling action!

    Score
    4.18 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    445,511 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Jack Russell
    Jack Russell by Kenney

    Lead our Jack Russell to his food!

    Score
    3.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    521,307 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
February

Egoraptor blew up the spot with the hilarious "Metal Gear Awesome." I showcased MGA in an appearance on G4's Attack of the Show and the cartoon ultimately landed Egoraptor a job with MTV!

Lemon Demon Music continued to reign with "Geek's in Love", just in time for Valentine's Day!

"Sonic Breaks His Neck" is one of my favorite movies on NG, it's another one of those movies that just captures what NG has always been about.

Weasel released the first "Thing Thing Arena", which was sort of a mix between Gel's Wink character and Madness Interactive. The series really came into its own and has become a classic in its own right!

"Warbears" showed the potential for some seriously quality Flash puzzling, while the "McDonald's Videogame" proved that games with serious social undertones can be both fun and informative, while making an impact in the real world.

  • Metal Gear Awesome
    Metal Gear Awesome by Egoraptor

    Metal Gear is awesome is so is this movie.

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    7,434,881 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Geeks In Love
    Geeks In Love by TmsT

    A Geeky Valentine's Day gift from TmsT animation & Lemon Demon music!

    Score
    4.31 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    779,811 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Sonic Breaks his Neck
    Sonic Breaks his Neck by Splapp-me-do

    Oh dear. Sonic has broken his neck, and Eggman is taking full advantage of it.

    Score
    3.90 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    807,846 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Thing-Thing Arena
    Thing-Thing Arena by Weasel

    Thing-Thing Arena features chaotic gun battles and world wide high score tables!

    Score
    4.20 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,675,696 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Warbears
    Warbears by ioji

    Use your brain to complete the mission in this action puzzle game!

    Score
    4.20 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,143,958 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • McDonald's videogame
    McDonald's videogame by molleindustria

    A business sim about the infamous corporation

    Score
    4.17 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,052,582 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
March

John Su, previously known for the hit "Final Fantasy A+", continued to hone his skills with the animation spectacle, "Shoo Fly."

"Red Riding Hood" was a dark re-telling of the classic tale and "Say Something!" was rtil's response to annoying banner ads. Rtil's work was starting to shed some positive light on the Star Syndicate, which was largely associated with crappy submissions.

"Fancy Pants Adventure" was a big day for Flash gaming, in my opinion, having introduced a fresh, original platformer with tons of quality and charm. I showcased it in an appearnce on G4's Attack of the Show, the same as I had with "Metal Gear Awesome."

Murloc RPG was another big game this month, winning the hearts of World of Warcraft fans the world over. Blizzard even featured it on the official WoW site! Afro-Ninja's "Territory WAR" rounded out the great games for this month, bringing hot Worms-style gameplay to the web.

The site caught Snakes on a Plane fever this month and a collection page was born as a result.

  • Shoo Fly
    Shoo Fly by Mousekliks

    A brief minute of an intense encounter with a stray fly.

    Score
    4.40 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,094,045 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Red Riding Hood
    Red Riding Hood by Granfaloon

    Dark version of the classic fairy tale

    Score
    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,226,187 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Say Something!
    Say Something! by rtil

    Wow, I sure do love those smileys! Don't you?

    Score
    4.31 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    504,812 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Fancy Pants Adventures
    Fancy Pants Adventures by DrNeroCF

    The Adventures of Fancy Pants Man: World 1

    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,051,995 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Murloc RPG
    Murloc RPG by un-mediocre

    World of Warcraft RPG Final Fantasy Murloc

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    4,114,751 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Territory WAR
    Territory WAR by Afro-Ninja

    Worms-themed battle game. Be the last team standing!

    Score
    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,449,081 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
April

Just when I thought there was no room left for more Mario movies, "The People's Mario" came along and proved to be one of the best Mario movies ever.

"Four Second Fury" brought the Warioware craze to NG, with rapid-fire mini game action.

The big moment this month was the first ever Pico Day! People sometimes ask "What do you get for the guy who has it all?" For me, Pico Day is the answer. I felt like a kid at Christmas, unwrapping presents all day. I also gushed on the forums.

  • The People's Mario
    The People's Mario by Celarent

    Communist Propaganda-styled Mario

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,320,393 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Four Second Fury
    Four Second Fury by jmtb02

    Addicting microgames each in four seconds or less!

    Score
    4.22 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    420,273 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Pico's School remake
    Pico's School remake by DeadToast

    A remake of Tom Fulps game "Pico's School"

    Score
    4.11 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    820,556 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Pico's Unloaded: The Game
    Pico's Unloaded: The Game by PsychoGoldfish

    A killer Pico Day game with official art by Mindchamber!

    Score
    4.03 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    911,811 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
May

The May issue of Wired finally gave Newgrounds some props, stating, "The largest collection of Flash animation on the Net, Newgrounds hosts nearly 80 animated serials, hundreds of cartoons and dozens of themed collections."

The reality was that we host thousands of cartoons and hundreds of themed collections, but it was nice to finally get some acknowledgement. I was tired of seeing YouTube and Myspace get their asses licked.

Adam Phillips continued to reign supreme with his submission of "The YuYu."

Bug proved there was still room for MORE Mario movies after "The People's Mario", and gave another boost of legitimacy to the Star Syndicate.

The long-awaited sequel to Johnny Rocketfingers was submitted this month and was a HUGE hit, as well as a huge controversy. There was protest that the programmer, NegativeOne, was not given co-author credit. The reason was that Ryan was the creator, writer and artist behind the series, and didn't view NegativeOne as being an "Author" of the game. It was unfortunate, because people work their butts off to get that co-author plug on NG. This is a flaw with the credits system that we will address. JR2 is still an amazing game that everyone should play.

The Lock Legion showed power in numbers, with their annual Lock Day celebration!

  • the YuYu
    the YuYu by chluaid

    The sequel to littleFoot.

    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    3,478,229 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Johnny Rocketfingers 2
    Johnny Rocketfingers 2 by vastcool

    The Sequel to Johnny Rocketfingers

    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    4,670,273 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
June

Noogai brought every Flash author's worst nightmare to life with "Animator vs. Animation", which went on to be a massive hit.

Logo had some decent success with the first episode of his "TooF" series.

Pixeljam made their debut with the amazingly awesome "Gamma Bros", which remains one of my favorite games on NG. Gamme Bros went on to be a finalist in the 2007 Independent Games Festival, so I got to meet Miles and Rich.

June was a big month for NG, with the premier of "TANKMEN" by our own Jeff Bandelin. Jeff had won our Opie and Anthony contest in 2004 and joined the staff in October of 2005.

Jeff also made the art for "K-Fed: Dancing with Fire", where I did the programming and Stamper made the music and other bells and whistles. It was one of our proudest achievements thus far; a really polished game where you knock off K-Fed's head and piss on it.

  • Animator vs. Animation
    Animator vs. Animation by noogai

    It's a struggle between a stick figure and his creator, using items on the Flash toolbar!

    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    2,854,145 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • TooF Bad Breath
    TooF Bad Breath by MACception

    They missed this in anatomy class...

    Score
    3.77 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    86,952 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Gamma Bros
    Gamma Bros by pixeljamgames

    Neo-Retro space shooter akin to Galaga+ Robotron. Big and beautiful (in a pixel-y way).

    Score
    4.21 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    559,888 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • TANKMEN
    TANKMEN by JohnnyUtah

    Some tankmen lose their tank - semi hilarity ensues.

    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    2,611,444 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • K-FED: Dancing with Fire
    K-FED: Dancing with Fire by TomFulp

    Stop K-Fed in his tracks before he can bring more harm to this world!

    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,777,806 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
July

Our pride continued to swell when Luis posted the results of his "NG Sketchbook Tour", where artists from the site were sent thick pieces of paper and asked to contribute a page. The end result was presented to me at Comic-Con and now resides in the NG office. Everyone else can view the on-line version!

"Bozophilia" won Benjamin Wigmore some awards here on NG but also landed him as a finalist in the 2006 Bitfilm Festival in Germany!

I front paged "Truth About Masterbation" because I thought it was funny. A lot of people complained, but I like to remind everyone that NG is still all about fun.

If you want to see something hip and cool, check out "A Simple Line 8", one of the hippest and coolest collabs yet.

  • NG Sketchbook Tour 06
    NG Sketchbook Tour 06 by Luis

    Finally the online version of the NG sketchbook

    Score
    4.09 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    160,838 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Bozophilia
    Bozophilia by High-Hopes

    The story of a clown...

    Score
    4.07 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    90,159 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Truth about Masturbation
    Truth about Masturbation by FatBadger

    sex sex masturbation

    Score
    1.86 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    818,862 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • A Simple Line 8
    A Simple Line 8 by Totty

    Many of NG's older members pool skills together to create the 8th crazy installment of SL

    Score
    4.23 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    139,600 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
August

Rob DenBleyker made his triumphant return with episode six of his "Joe Zombie" series, a full three years after episode five.

"Throwback the Duck" proved to be one of the most ambitious series launches to date, with a pilot episode that serves as a prequel to the series to follow.

With "The Ultimate Showdown" being the biggest release of 2005, it was only a matter of time before someone made a really amazing spoof... "The Ultimate Orgy" managed to be that, and then some.

We had a lot of great games this month. "Super Smash Flash" was a favorite among Smash Bros. fans, while EON's "Chaos Faction" managed to take some similar themes and do it up with new style. "wpnFire" was just pure run and gun bliss!

The fifth annual Clock Day was on August 15th and was the largest Clock Day yet, with around 300 worthwhile submissions on record for that day.

  • Joe Zombie :: Episode 6
    Joe Zombie :: Episode 6 by Rob-D

    Joe zombie 6 holy crap

    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    539,962 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Throwback the Duck Ep. 0
    Throwback the Duck Ep. 0 by David-Gornoski

    In 1985, a young duck rises to the call to become the next great Nintendo icon.

    Score
    4.17 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    166,102 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • The Ultimate Orgy
    The Ultimate Orgy by NotSafeForWork

    An X-rated parody of "The Ultimate Showdown" in which the combatants make love, not war.

    Score
    4.23 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    9,440,586 Views
    Rated
    Adults Only
  • Super Smash Flash
    Super Smash Flash by Cleod-9

    An amazing flash clone of Super Smash Bros. Melee!

    Score
    4.18 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    12,982,100 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Chaos Faction
    Chaos Faction by EON

    29 weapons, 18 characters, 15 levels, 1 game...

    Score
    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    3,934,515 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • wpnFire
    wpnFire by Tekkan

    Use explosives, automatic weapons and whatever else it takes to kill anything in your way.

    Score
    4.24 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,301,193 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
September

Steve Irwin, the infamous Crocodile Hunter, died this month. We received a variety of submissions, ranging from tributes to parodies. In remembrance, I'll stick with one of the most positive submissions, "Croc Heaven."

PsychoGoldfish started showing off his new engine for on-line multiplayer games, with the release of "Mini-Putt Online!" It was since removed when that server went down.

We also celebrated Halloween.

  • Steve Irwin: Croc Heaven
    Steve Irwin: Croc Heaven by HumbleEgo

    A tribute to a man whose enthusiasm for life inspired us all.

    Score
    4.25 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    332,806 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • MoreLikeBlue
    MoreLikeBlue by Gobi

    The webcomic in flash form!

    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    109,175 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • BR's Climate Chaos
    BR's Climate Chaos by The-Super-Flash-Bros

    A 3D adventure game from The Super Flash Bros. You NEED to play this!

    Score
    4.14 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    532,974 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
November

Following the success of Rubber Ninja's "There's Something About Halo" in 2004, the Super Flash Bros organized the "TSAH2" collab! Halo fans eat it up.

November was another shining month for games. MindChamber and FrostedMuffins released "Red Baron", one of the hottest brawlers ever made in Flash.

Edmund McMillen teamed up with Florian Himsl to bring us "Tri-achnid", an inventive game where you must manuever a spider-like creature through a vast, lonely world. The physics involved are totally nuts.

We were also graced this month with a new video by Kol-Belov, creator of classics such as PUSTOTA. This time around, the video is "Russian Mafia on Mars", by the band The Produkt$.

  • TSAH2
    TSAH2 by The-Super-Flash-Bros

    Theres Something About Halo 2!

    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,147,189 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Red Baron
    Red Baron by MindChamber

    Doom, Gloom, and Shroom, is Baron's motto in this tripped out Brawler!

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,244,820 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Tri-achnid
    Tri-achnid by Komix

    Please devote your afternoon to this physics-based side scroller. It is truly amazing.

    Score
    4.22 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,398,387 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Russian Mafia on Mars
    Russian Mafia on Mars by Kol-Belov

    A video clip for the Russian band The Produkt$

    Score
    4.26 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    70,486 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
December

Celarent, creator of "The People's Mario" returned to give us a spell-binding glimpse of the "Future."

I-Mockery, poxpower and BoMToons joined forces to make a game about a certain Russian Boxer who can no longer be named.

Original sprite art and classic movie themes were big this month, also seeing the release of "Matrix Rampage", which maintained strong popularity for a good while on the front page!

We finished the year with another record-breaking holiday collection, this time tracking close to 250 submissions with Christmas and general seasonal themes.

  • Future
    Future by Celarent

    A music video with the song "Future is what we are" by Ken Ishii.

    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    480,024 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Russian Boxer!
    Russian Boxer! by Mockery

    Ivan Drago: Justice Enforcer. The big Soviet from Rocky IV has returned to fight crime!

    Score
    4.15 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    393,113 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Matrix Rampage
    Matrix Rampage by Gamebrew

    Survive mobs of agents using various weapons.

    Score
    4.09 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,230,880 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
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