I love how Newgrounds is designed with the purpose of allowing users to have whatever experience they want instead of forcing them to experience their platform in a way that drives some fucking engagement metric for ad companies
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Posted by GeoKureli - June 8th, 2023
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I talk about the 5.0.0 release, the future trajectory of HaxeFlixel, and myself.
Posted by GeoKureli - January 3rd, 2023
If you're getting pinged about this again, it's because I accidentally replaced it with my next blog post, sorry
Every year, Tankmas ADVENTure gets bigger and bigger, with better artists and cooler ideas, and every year my life gets a little more hectic around December. I've been, not only the lead programmer for advent, but often the sole engineer, and this year was tough (though @brandybuizel has gotten a lot better at dealing with my code). I was working 2 jobs while also maintaing HaxeFlixel when December started so the time I could dedicate to advent was already limited. Next December I want to spend more time with my friends and family, which is why I can't do Advent anymore.
This year's advent had a ton of great talent, and a lot of great ideas that I fumbled when implementing. I didn't even bring back the waiter, which is one of my favorite things in advent. It's been a joy to do advent these last 4 years, and I love hearing people talk about how much they love it. I've been told I'm like NG's Santa Clause because I disappear for the whole year and show up in December with gifts for everyone. If I'm only gonna do one thing a year, I don't wanna half ass it.
I still love NG and want to create things that bring the community together, but rather than doing this with 1 big event I want to create smaller, specialized games throughout the year. I've had several ideas I've wanted to add to to advent for the last 3 years, that never panned out, and I actually think they shouldn't be limited to a holiday event. And as @psychogoldfish adds new features to NG.io, I see a slew of social games coming to newgrounds. I have big aspirations for 2023.
If anyone wants to take over the coding of advent for this year, I strongly support it, I recommend starting from scratch, mainly so you can use a more commonly known language than haxe, so you can have more contributors. If you need it, the source code for each year is listed in the games' descriptions.
Happy new year! Thanks for letting me be a part of your holidays for the last 4 years.
Posted by GeoKureli - December 27th, 2019
November ended pretty roughly for me, with my mom dying after a 7 year long battle with cancer. It was sad to have Thanksgiving without her but her wake, the day after, was truly inspiring due to the overwhelmingly large attendance. I was reminded of just how giving a person she was. I wanted to continue that giving spirit, so Christmas ADVENTure 2019 was set in motion.
With only a couple days to get everything ready, I thought it was going to be disaster, luckily @ninjamuffin99 open sources every project he does, including last year's Advent. Even with that, huge shoutout to @BrandyBuizel and @Cymbourine for going beast-mode so that day 1 went off without a hitch.
This was the first time I ever hosted a NG collab, I had no idea what I was doing but I'm so immensely proud of what we all accomplished. 31 artists and 5 musicians rolled up their sleeves and GOT. SHIT. DONE. This is -without a doubt- the best Newgrounds project I've been a part of and everyone involved should be proud. Special shoutout to Brandy, @TheDyingSun, @NickConter for working with me nearly every day this month.
I'd also like to thanks everyone who followed me this year, in January I had 33 followers and now i have close to 4 times that amount. All I want to do is make things that matter so it's great to know that people think I made things worth playing.
I wish you all a happy new year!
Edit: Here's the doc from advent in case anyone want's to peek behind the curtain and see how things were done
Also, anyone who participated in the advent can get any medal, unless you're a tool and I added you to the naughty list