Newgrounds Flash Animations Will Survive Flash’s Death
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How long has the site been around?
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I started it inbut is when I added the portal, which was originally a place where I would put my unfinished projects. So many people started sending me their SWF files and I was managing so many pages, so I brought a friend onboard to develop an automated version of that.
Inwe launched the automated portal, and ever since then, people have been able to instantly publish games and animation. When would you say the Newgrounds heyday was? When was it at its peak?
There was a period around back when we automated it — that was the original real exciting period.
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There was also a period aroundwhere we were really just thriving with some popular animators, like Egoraptor. We had a lot of cool web games. Web games were really hitting their stride.
We had people who were transitioning into making more commercially successful games. I had been a co-founder of [video-game company] the Behemoth, which we started in We made a console version of Alien Hominidwhich started as a web game on Newgrounds.
Then we followed that up with Castle Crashers, which has been a really successful independent game.
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That — period — a lot of people see as a golden era, even though the site still is going strong now. We still have between 7 million or 8 million unique visitors per month.
The shift to mobile has definitely changed the way people use the internet beyond even just Flash. They get more captured by an app. On the Flash side, the difficult thing was people — especially game developers — started losing confidence in Flash.
Meanwhile, a lot of people were transitioning into making mobile-app games. Steam introduced Greenlight and started growing out its platform for independent developers. That made a lot of people transition there as well. Flash was getting cut out before there was a good alternative. Even now, it can still be tricky.
We have HTML5 games on the site now that stop working after a browser update, and that never happened with Flash. It still is shaping up better and better. How many Flash assets are on Newgrounds right now? We have over 84, games and the majority of those are Flash, even though more and more now are HTML5. We developed a software called Swivel, because Flash never had a good video-conversion option, that animators can use. They can run their SWF through it, and they kind of get a perfect-quality or best-quality MP4 out of it.
That sort of accelerated that movement over there.
Later that year, he combined his two websites into a new website with the name "Newgrounds". Fulp had to change hosts to accommodate increasing traffic, and started selling T-shirts to pay for the website's hosting bills. Bytraffic to Newgrounds was considerable and Fulp had to change hosts every few months. After introducing banner ads to pay for growing hosting bills, Fulp partnered with Troma, who hosted the site in exchange for a share of ad revenue. Fulp eventually added a chat room and message board to the website, which allowed people visiting the website to interact with each other.
Many users had begun submitting their own Flash creations to Fulp, which he showcased in a portion of the site called "The Portal.
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Ad revenue had increased, so Fulp hired Ross and together they started development of the automated Portal, which would allow users to submit their own games to the website. After the dot-com bubble collapsed, Newgrounds struggled to pay its hosting costs. After their affiliation with Troma ended inNewgrounds switched to a different bandwidth provider, which significantly reduced hosting costs.
Medals, the equivalent of in-game achievements, were introduced for the first time through the API insoon followed by a "Sharing" component that would allow user-generated content to be distributed within games, such as custom level designs.
The Art Portal in its complete form was launched in June Inmajor changes to the website included the launch of the video player, allowing users to publish movies that were not in. When the popular mobile game Geometry Dash started allowing songs on Newgrounds to be used in levels made with the level editor with the release of its 1.
This led to stricter moderation and rules on the site to prevent this. Nightcore remixes were banned on the site due to the stricter rules, along with mashups.
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