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An artist who just needs a good fish taco. PFP by @Mogy64

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Happy New Year!

Posted by FuShark - January 1st, 2017


Happy New Year everyone!

   Wow! 485 followers, 87 submissions to the Art Portal and 1 front page. 2016 was rough but I couldn't be more proud of all the hard work I put myself through. I've never been so productive and I don't plan on slowing down anytime soon.

   Time to recap a little. So as some of you guys might remember I was working on a game for the last few months. Unfortunately due to the lack of dedication from our developer the project is basically scrapped. It's hard for me because this is the fourth game I've attemped to make that ends in failure. C'est la vie...

   I decided that I'll be completing some of the assets I was working on so people can use them in their Global Game Jam this year. This way my work isn't a total waste. I'll post about where to download them once they're ready.

   2017, you looking good girl..uh boy? I've planned to start learning more about game design and development this year. It only becomes more clear with each day that games are what I'm most passionate about. I'd like to finally produce something, even if it's something small. I'll be scheduling "class time" for myself starting with GameMaker Studio and log my journey in the Game Development forum.

   As many artist's are aware, finances suck. I'm not in this for the money, I just want to get to a point in my life where I can focus on creating rather than worrying about bills. I'm sure you've heard thousands of more talented artists say the same thing. So to keep it simple, if you enjoy my work I've opened up my Patreon again. I can't offer much but my continued dedication to create awesome stuff...maybe I'll slip you a little tongue? Please?

   And lastly I want to thank Newgrounds. Not just my followers but the community and the people behind greasing the tank treads. On a daily basis I'm asked "Why am I using Newgrounds?" or "Newgrounds is dead. Why not put more effort elsewhere?". I get it, Newgrounds isn't as active as it use to be. There are still fantastic creators here and new one's everyday. Sure there's a lot of trash but the dedication to keep creating is what keeps this place alive.

   Sure the traffic's slow but I'm guilty of being a romantiscist. I believe in what Newgrounds stands for and what it can become. If I can help in an-...

FuShark hears a crack of thunder, feeling his legs give way. He's been whipped off his soapbox by a searing bullet and laid to rest on the craggy ground. Reaching for the wound, spitting out blood he whispers...

Welcome 2017...kisses...

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Comments (2)

Thank you for believing in NG. We'll still be here after Tumblr and Twitter and you will be vindicated!

Gods be praised. :')

Wow, that really sucks. Good thing you manage to spin the game course and still make use of the assets.

People understimate what newgrounds has to offer. I get why that is, they compare it to what it used to be. However that's just the surface, there's still juice in the machine. It could go both ways, it's all in the hands of the community and the dedication of artists like yourself.

Yeh, it does suck but just have to turn lemons into lemonade. Though I don't much care for lemonade... :P

Agree with you 100%. What others did before us should just be a wall for us to climb over and surpass.