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Newgrounds Wiki: Flash Portal History 2012

I'll just say this up front, 2012 was a pretty shitty year for NG as a business. Traffic and ad rates were in decline and our ad rates had never been good to begin with.

January - Winners

The year started off with a few definitive NG experiences.

After a decade of development, Abobo's Big Adventure finally landed on NG. It is required playing.

The Steven Segal show had been a big hit in the early days of the web, only to vanish. This month it made a triumphant return, celebrating its 11 year anniversary with a remastered edition!

We were also introduced to Prosnorkulus, another must-see.

  • Abobo's Big Adventure
    Abobo's Big Adventure by Abobo

    The Ultimate Tribute to the NES! Play as the angriest 8-bit character in the universe!

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,755,169 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • The Steven Seagal Show #1
    The Steven Seagal Show #1 by ken9000

    Steven Seagal squares off against a little old man who just wants to know what time it is.

    Score
    4.50 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    198,838 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Prosnorkulus
    Prosnorkulus by MiddleFingerRings

    The adventures of an extremely violent dwarf, and his extremely violent pals.

    Score
    4.33 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    150,192 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • No Service
    No Service by WhiteLightning

    And you thought white after Labor Day was bad...

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    202,030 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Super SOPA Bros.
    Super SOPA Bros. by NoLanLabs

    Your favorite platforming hero is back for an Internet censorship adventure!

    Score
    3.73 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    193,541 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Kingdom Rush
    Kingdom Rush by Ironhidegames

    The kingdom is under attack! Defend your realm against the hordes of evil!

    Score
    4.50 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    715,899 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
February - Winners

Spazkid got tired of the Egoraptor comparisons and countered with Egorapture. Two years later he would actually animate one of Ego's Starbomb videos!

This month marked the premier of TheWeebl's first Savlonic video.

We also launched a total redesign, introducing new features and removing the word "Flash" from the site because we knew content would be branching into video, html5 and Unity. SouljaBoy called it swag.

From this point forward it's kinda weird that these pages are called "Flash Portal History" but I keep doing it for consistency.

  • Egorapture
    Egorapture by Spazkid

    This short description is copyrighted by Egoraptor

    Score
    4.40 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    719,193 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Bro'kemon
    Bro'kemon by glasscake

    How was the video? I can't fuckin' see.

    Score
    4.20 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    277,157 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Moisture Care
    Moisture Care by coughing-dog

    A love story.

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    132,788 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Meme City
    Meme City by LazyMuffin

    A man pitches a show.

    Score
    4.23 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    177,618 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • New York Shark
    New York Shark by Wiesi

    Big Apple vs Big Shark, only one obvious winner.

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,772,145 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Ace Pilot
    Ace Pilot by EldritchAbomination

    An epic space adventure

    Score
    4.20 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    368,715 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Savlonic : Wandering Eye
    Savlonic : Wandering Eye by TheWeebl

    The 3rd song by electro band Savlonic

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    106,529 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • The Love Letter
    The Love Letter by axcho

    Read the love letter without getting caught! Can you find love before 2nd period?

    Score
    4.18 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    436,826 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
March - Winners

This month marked the passing of both Randy Solem from Video Game Director's Cuts and Edd Gould of Eddsworlds fame. All my other complaints about 2012 sound petty in comparison. I had the good fortune to have met Edd at the UK meetups while meanwhile Randy lived right over the river in Jersey and we talked for years about meeting up and never did.

This WAS a great month for thought-provoking games, however. Anna Anthropy's dys4ia followed her personal experience with hormone replacement therapy while Traitor by Jonas Kyratzes introduced players to a shooter with complicated moral issues. Newgrounds was extremely proud to sponsor both of these games, in addition to the runaway hit, Madness Project Nexus.

I would love to see more games about human experiences on Newgrounds.

  • Traitor
    Traitor by JonasKyratzes

    Upgrade your ship. Destroy your enemies. Fight against tyranny.

    Score
    4.18 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    316,181 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Madness: Project Nexus
    Madness: Project Nexus by Krinkels

    Blaze through the Madness Universe in this sidescrolling Shoot 'Em Up!

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    14,193,301 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Goldeen Loves Guitar
    Goldeen Loves Guitar by redminus

    something something Pokemon blah blah blah

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    480,655 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • KONY2012
    KONY2012 by psychicpebbles

    C'MON BE AN ACTIVIST

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    490,693 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
April - Winners

In the span of one week, NG lost Stamper and Sherbert died. Monthly revenue was in a death spiral and I was in a pretty dark place.

But hey, we DID launch video support that same week! It was invite-only at the start, the publishing system needed further improvements.

The Tournament of Flash Artists (TOFA) was re-named and became the Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation (NATA). The Open Round launched this month, with over 47 participants.

We also started cracking down on shovelware games, a growing scourge in the Portal. Businessy types would license generic game engines and have the infinitely reskinned by sweatshops, resulting in daily loads of uninspired shovelware, often physics driving games where you roll along over hills (Mario ATV was a running joke around here). The main point of NG is that individuals are making things with love and sharing them. Sometimes that line gets blurred when larger studios upload content but shovelware clearly crosses the line.

Another piece of good news, NG's own Glaiel-Gamer won Ludum Dare 23 with his game, Fracuum.

  • Starbarians - Episode 1
    Starbarians - Episode 1 by HappyHarry

    The Starbarians have landed...

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    561,231 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Valentine's Day 2012
    Valentine's Day 2012 by BarfQuestion

    Time travel, curry, and dinosaurs.

    Score
    4.24 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    45,284 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Awesome Tribute
    Awesome Tribute by RicePirate

    Thanks for all the Awesome, BRO!

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    371,494 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • APPLE.MOV
    APPLE.MOV by HotDiggedyDemon

    Applejack has one apple too many!

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    206,748 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • ZTV News Episode 1
    ZTV News Episode 1 by ZONE-SAMA

    ZTV News Episode 1 (April 2012)

    Score
    4.23 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    792,875 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Portal Panic
    Portal Panic by Elvidian

    Rescue and Recruit NG legends to reclaim the fallen Portal!

    Score
    4.06 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    362,897 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • FPA World 3
    FPA World 3 by DrNeroCF

    The 3rd installment of The Fancy Pants Adventures

    Score
    4.50 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,018,358 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Fracuum
    Fracuum by Glaiel-Gamer

    A game made for Ludum Dare #23 48-hour compo

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    180,936 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Utopian Mining
    Utopian Mining by Schulles

    Complete missions, earn money, buy upgrades and rebuild the town...

    Score
    4.35 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    568,401 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
May - Winners

We got a big morale boost in May when Sarkazm released Lucky Day Forever. It was the spiritual successor of his 2004 movie, Smile! and went on to win movie of the year. In a year that was making me want to give up, Lucky Day Forever really gave me energy to carry on.

I was also uplifted by The Worst, by long-time contributor Sherbalex and Swelter, by CalArts newcomer Jacob Streilein. It was comforting to see a return of the old alongside the introduction of the new.

This was also the start of Joe2k's Dovahbear series.

  • LUCKY DAY FOREVER
    LUCKY DAY FOREVER by Sarkazm

    Win your happiness!

    Score
    4.48 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    665,249 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • "The Worst"
    "The Worst" by Sherbalex

    TONIGHT. ONE NIGHT ONLY.

    Score
    3.79 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    142,889 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Swelter
    Swelter by JacobStreilein

    A man and his son search for water on a post-apocalyptic Earth.

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    108,114 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Skyrim : Dovahbear
    Skyrim : Dovahbear by Bowz

    A Bear of Skyrim assumes the role of Dragonborn

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    418,845 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Relive Your Life
    Relive Your Life by FrozenFire

    Live through many uniquely absurd lives in this interactive narrative!

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    806,589 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Orange Roulette
    Orange Roulette by Matzerath

    This is where orange juice comes from.

    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    412,716 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Forget-Me-Not
    Forget-Me-Not by kurismakku

    Run around the infinite, ever changing corridors of the Neon Dunjun. ZAP!

    Score
    3.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    183,459 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
June - Winners

Relative newcomer deathink continues to win our hearts with his delightful Pico Radio app.

We hosted NG Game Jam 7 this month, where teams had to create a core mechanics diagram and develop their game around it.

  • Pico Radio
    Pico Radio by deathink

    Old Tyme Radio Fun!

    Score
    4.50 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    348,001 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Pleasure Island 4
    Pleasure Island 4 by Sexual-Lobster

    A genetically modified walrus is let loose on an island of sexual deviants!

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    298,999 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Space Face (Part 1)
    Space Face (Part 1) by eddsworld

    Get ready for some interplanetary vanity!

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    215,897 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Kagemono: The Shadow Folk
    Kagemono: The Shadow Folk by arythusa

    The story of Beopup the fox and the shadowy ones.

    Score
    4.48 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    127,481 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Man Who Sold The World
    Man Who Sold The World by krangGAMES

    Humanity will be soon be lost. Choose how it will be remembered.

    Score
    3.64 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    199,057 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
July - Winners

Seedling was one of the best games of the year and an honor to sponsor!

The-Super-Flash-Bros also shared a demo of the impression Detective Grimoire, now available on Steam!

Stencyl Jam 2012 was ongoing this month and the ultimate winner was A Tale of Colours.

We also celebrated our third Robot Day.

  • Seedling
    Seedling by ConnorUllmann

    Follow the journey of a boy seeking an elusive seed for his creator.

    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    560,618 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Pikachu on Acid
    Pikachu on Acid by high5toons

    Pikachu be trippin' pokeballs!

    Score
    4.48 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    348,248 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Central Bwankers
    Central Bwankers by Sexual-Lobster

    Central Bankers meet to decide the fate of the economy.

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    199,669 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Pregnetheus
    Pregnetheus by JamesLee

    Elizabeth attempts to surgically remove an alien from her stomach.

    Score
    4.36 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    191,549 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • NoPUNintendo
    NoPUNintendo by TerminalMontage

    A short collection of bad Nintendo puns!

    Score
    4.24 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    259,621 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Zelda:Whatever
    Zelda:Whatever by Screwits

    Link goes backward in time into the future.

    Score
    4.33 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    649,429 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Tainted Goods
    Tainted Goods by FelixColgrave

    This dude has some stuff he wants you to buy.

    Score
    4.50 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    159,449 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • A Tale of Colours
    A Tale of Colours by SavePointJohnny

    Explore the land, find treasures, and discover the Gnome Legends!

    Score
    4.04 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    135,362 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • 100% Complete
    100% Complete by NoLanLabs

    Can you find all 50 secrets?

    Score
    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    331,929 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
August - Winners

For the first time in the history of NG, we finally gave people the ability to unpublish their own content. Before, you would have to PM someone from the staff and have them do it. Not the most exciting feature but a useful feature nonetheless.

TmsT organized the Garfield Collab which was fun to see!

We of course celebrated Clock Day.

  • I Know You Too Well
    I Know You Too Well by Spazkid

    To like you anymore

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    831,982 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • The Four Horsemen
    The Four Horsemen by Sexual-Lobster

    The Four Horsemen have a lot of time on their hands.

    Score
    4.46 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    291,858 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Hiding In Plain Sight
    Hiding In Plain Sight by HappyHarry

    Actual game footage

    Score
    4.48 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    233,308 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Three Skins Without Men
    Three Skins Without Men by Doki

    Sock Episode 5

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    100,216 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Cop Dog
    Cop Dog by high5toons

    He's just a dog, but he's also a cop.

    Score
    4.39 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    83,820 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Super Adventure Pals
    Super Adventure Pals by JayArmstrongGames

    A Loveable RPG Platformer where you play as a mighty adventurer!

    Score
    4.40 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    305,577 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Tiny Evolution Adventure
    Tiny Evolution Adventure by AdventureIslands

    Reach the top of the food chain in this Ludum Dare game made in under 48 hours!

    Score
    3.61 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    243,539 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Quietus II
    Quietus II by ConnorUllmann

    Race through Hell for a second time to save a wrongfully condemned soul.

    Score
    3.77 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    104,927 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • GARFIELD FALSH COLLAB!
    GARFIELD FALSH COLLAB! by TmsT

    Different animators re-enact Garfield comics in... "different" styles

    Score
    4.10 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    102,247 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
September - Winners

We celebrated another Madness Day!

NG hosted it's second Animation Jam, with the theme, "Too Scared To ____."

Mattster worked some magic with our sharing API, creating The Drawing Grounds.

  • Too Scared To Poop!
    Too Scared To Poop! by SamGreen

    Ricky learns about the Poop Monster - Succubutts!

    Score
    4.15 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    109,485 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Too Scared to Piss
    Too Scared to Piss by Zullzee

    A high school freshmen must overcome his fear to pee with a small dick

    Score
    4.06 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    78,400 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Weakheart
    Weakheart by Elvidian

    Before battle, William Wallace prepares his troops to fight - for FREEDOM!

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    72,943 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Contagious
    Contagious by Sexual-Lobster

    Fernando has caught an STD. But who from?

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    184,144 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Trick Question
    Trick Question by RicePirate

    It's gonna happen, just a matter of time.

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    188,242 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • The Drawing Grounds
    The Drawing Grounds by Mattster

    Play Pictionary against Newgrounds members, and upload your drawings to the portal!

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    800,225 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Knightmare Tower
    Knightmare Tower by JuicyBeast

    Rescue princesses as you cut your way to the top of the Knightmare Tower!

    Score
    4.53 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    579,595 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
October - Winners

This month we added HTML5 support, with the first upload being Dual Custody. This also gave us "good enough for now" Unity upload support, where Unity games could be uploaded in a ZIP with their own index file. This wouldn't be formally addressed until September 2014, when we introduced "perfect" upload support for Unity files. There were still plenty of cross-browser quirks with HTML5 games but we were moving full steam ahead with supporting alternatives to Flash for both games and movies now.

The Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation wrapped up this month and the winner was Transit, by Emrox!

We hosted Game Jam 8, aka Cabin Jam with the theme, Cabin in the Woods. The results were spooooky, with Shadow Tag coming out on top!

Speaking of spooky, there's the whole Halloween Spooktacular.

  • Dual Custody
    Dual Custody by badgergames

    Carry a baby through a trap filled maze!

    Score
    2.84 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    39,715 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Transit
    Transit by Emrox

    The loss of innocence

    Score
    4.17 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    25,294 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Shadow Tag
    Shadow Tag by Elvidian

    The children are out at night, and they want to play...

    Score
    4.05 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    266,438 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Batman Hates Bronies
    Batman Hates Bronies by JamesLee

    Batman doesn't like bronies

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    323,776 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • HELLBENDERS - Applooza
    HELLBENDERS - Applooza by Oney

    Chris and Zach venture for a long forgotten currency buried in the strings of time.

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    243,087 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Rubert da Koopa
    Rubert da Koopa by RicePirate

    Rubert meets Mario.

    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    182,957 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Ragemelon
    Ragemelon by Sexual-Lobster

    Justice just got fruity...

    Score
    4.46 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    180,656 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Faces of 2012
    Faces of 2012 by TomFulp

    How well do you know the characters of 2012 on NG?

    Score
    3.96 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    52,663 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Salem
    Salem by Tarienn

    I arrived in a large city, densely packed with ancient cathedrals and churches...

    Score
    4.52 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    182,891 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
November - Winners

In November, BrenTheMan joined the team, to ultimately take over Tim duties. He started by building our video conversion server, allowing video uploads to move from invite-only to public access!

  • Parody Parody Parody
    Parody Parody Parody by Sexual-Lobster

    A parody of parodies.

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    471,280 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Nyan Cat - Genre Hopping
    Nyan Cat - Genre Hopping by WoodTick

    Nyan Cat bounces through a variety of musical and visual styles.

    Score
    4.25 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    225,474 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Fiery Christmas
    Fiery Christmas by chluaid

    Fat old man breaks into house, ruins lives.

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    96,032 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Evolvo
    Evolvo by poxpower

    Eat small fish, avoid big fish. Evolve and gain new powers!

    Score
    3.79 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    393,503 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Incredipede - World 1
    Incredipede - World 1 by sarahnorthway

    A physics puzzle game where you build and control creatures.

    Score
    3.93 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    227,533 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Apocalipseed
    Apocalipseed by fliptico

    Create a strong army of mutant plants to destroy humankind. Strategy.

    Score
    3.78 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    198,240 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Why Am I Dead
    Why Am I Dead by PeltastDesign

    For some reason, you're dead. You'd like to know why.

    Score
    4.06 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    254,004 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
December - Winners

Seven years later, we were treated to another Interactive Buddy!

As usual there was a bunch of Christmas / Holiday stuff.

  • A Hellbenders Christmas
    A Hellbenders Christmas by psychicpebbles

    Chris and Zach go trick or treating.

    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    148,779 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Dark Knight Rises [TS]
    Dark Knight Rises [TS] by RicePirate

    Stop crying, Alfred.

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    135,079 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Spike: A Love Story Too
    Spike: A Love Story Too by Matzerath

    A Spike Trap in the employ of a videogame has a crushing crush on the game mascot.

    Score
    4.00 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    208,663 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Interactive Buddy 2
    Interactive Buddy 2 by shock-value

    The sequel to Interactive Buddy! Interact with the buddy using many new items and weapons!

    Score
    3.92 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    743,051 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
This year was an emotional rollercoaster, with a lot of ups and downs. Despite the introduction of the redesign, with a new publishing system that grew to accommodate video, html5 and Unity, the year ended with a whimper instead of a bang.

The reality was that YouTube had become the primary focus for a lot of animators and game developers were turning their gaze to mobile and Steam. We had worked extremely hard and achieved some amazing things but ultimately it wasn't enough because financially, NG was in the toilet. Traffic continued to spiral downward as we sponsored less games and animators made their big premiers on YouTube. It was bittersweet that they were using the Swivel beta to do it.

I really didn't blame anyone though, I knew we had failed on all fronts. YouTube had more views AND higher ad rates. My spirit was crushed and would remain that way through 2013, where NG continued to run at a loss.

Speaking of 2013...