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Hi there! In case you didn't know, I created newgrounds. No, it wasn't made by some giant company - just some dumb kid. I also co-founded the Behemoth; we made Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers. Icon by JohnnyUtah, banner by FuShark.

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Posted by TomFulp - September 29th, 2011


I stumbled across this and thought it was pretty interesting... It's a scientific breakdown of groups and emerging genres on NG: read here.


Posted by TomFulp - July 11th, 2011


People have said they want to see a Castle Crashers TV show, so here ya go!


Posted by TomFulp - June 3rd, 2011


Treasure is a small company in Japan that makes amazing games. They've made some of my favorite games of all time, such as Gunstar Heroes, Guardian Heroes and Radiant Silvergun.

Treasure is also one of my biggest inspirations and I try to emulate their magic when I make games. I don't think I could ever make something as good as what they make but it's the goal I try to set for myself... Which makes this article really crazy:

http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2011/05/tr easure_inspired_by_castle_cr.php

They also have an XBLA version of Radian Silvergun coming to XBLA, which is especially awesome for everyone because the disc version for Saturn is super rare and expensive. RS is my favorite shooter of all time:


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Posted by TomFulp - April 11th, 2011


I had this on a VHS tape back in high school and I used to watch it like porn.


Posted by TomFulp - February 8th, 2011


I was recently asked for my official title and it brought up a long-running debate that runs through my head every time I'm asked to fill in my title on paperwork... WHAT is the LEAST DOUCHEY way to refer to yourself when you run a company?

1. CEO - Does this make it sound like I'm puffing the company up as something more than it is?

2. President - Does this make me sound like I'm equating myself with someone who runs a country?

3. Founder - Does this imply I no longer fill a role, I just happened to be there at the start?

4. Owner - Just seems a bit TOO informal, like it's a car.

THOUGHTS?


Posted by TomFulp - January 28th, 2011


UPDATE: Rice Pirate has made a preloader that sums up the experience Friday night of trying to match-make all the teams after having a clock that was an hour off and over 100 people in chat:

SWF (preview)
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/f7 50edbe8cd2128f275090ac901ac3e3

FLA (in AS3)
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/80 00076af1eae021ff645783e0a8eb0d

If you don't like the visual you can pass on it, but it's there if you want some unity amongst the submissions. :)

The movie jam is now in progress! Sorry that the match-making live stream was total chaos and sorry this whole thing in general was kinda a mess.

The deadline is SUNDAY NIGHT at 7pm. When you submit your movie you can post a link in the discussion thread so everyone can find it.

The list of movie teams:

Team Room
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/12 24237/8 FredFlinstone Caveman

TEAM BMORE ROCK
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/12 24237/2 CaveStoryGrounds

TEAM CORE
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/12 24237/7
Phobotech Autospy-Dation

Team Lollercoaster
Veloceraptor

TEAM ROCKET
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/12 24237/5 Fro Babysitter

TEAM ggggggggggggggggg
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/12 24237/5 ForNoReason

Team Blue Waffle.
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/12 24237/6 CosmicDeath

Team Lunchbox
Fish Story

TEAM MONSTER CHILDREN
Monsieur-Monsieur Page 4 Suicide

TEAM SQUAD
NathanielMilburn's Story - Boyscoutt and Bird

Team Silent Corn
Tom's Dog Story

Team Peanut
The Teeth One

Team Sugar Water
Aigis Story

Team Wienerbarf
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/12 24237/10 PsychoGoldfish

Doodle or Die
Johnkirk's Story

Team Smirk Studios
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/12 24237/10 sirjeffshort

Elfman-Rox Team:
A guy in a top hat pulls out his umbrella and some lady grabs it and floats away and sucks some guys cock. while she's in the air

AverageRoadKill Team
PsychicPebble's AIDS story

Team ToeJam!
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/12 24237/11 - Krywk - 9mm story

Team LS
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/12 24237/9 - DaveB0rts story where the guy goes grocery shopping and shoots the winning basket

EVERYONE ELSE: PICK A STORY FROM THE FORUM AND JUST GO NUTS

IF YOU DON'T LIKE YOUR STORY, PICK ONE FROM THE FORUM TO REPLACE IT BUT NOT ONE FROM THE LIST ABOVE

Up for grabs:
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/12 24237/7 elfman-rox Gameshow


Posted by TomFulp - January 20th, 2011


There are a growing number of accounts that frequently submit games... I won't call them shitty games but they are cookie cutter games that appear to just keep rolling off an assembly line. The creators are either opportunists who employ third world labor, or developers who are swapping out some graphics and exerting minimal effort to submit as many games as possible.

Now, we've always been pretty lax about SPAM and we let you guys attempt to BLAM or PROTECT it... A lot of these games manage to make it through with reasonable scores in the 2.5-3.0 range and I guess some people are enjoying them. Many of them are somewhat decent, they just happen to be re-used over and over with new themes.

Do you think games like this should just continue to exist and pile up on NG? Or should we some day face a COOKIE CUTTER GAME APOCALYPSE where they all get mass-blammed?

I also am weary of the growing trend of games where you don't know who really made it. We don't allow you to submit a "stolen" game that someone else made, but we do let companies submit games that were produced by their staff, or developers they sponsored. Stuff like this likely won't be deleted, but as the amount of submissions on NG grows, I will continue to tighten the focus on games that were made by recognizable individuals. So keep that in mind when it comes to assigning credits.

Thoughts?


Posted by TomFulp - January 10th, 2011


If this is an official ad campaign, I APPROVE.

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Posted by TomFulp - December 30th, 2010


We've waited years to be given the "Newgrounds" account name on YouTube but that might never happen, so I went ahead and uploaded this under our current account name.

UPDATE: We finally got the name on YouTube! I had to start over from scratch. New page:

http://www.youtube.com/newgrounds

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Posted by TomFulp - December 8th, 2010


The fun won't stop.

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