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Posted by Krinkels - 5 days ago


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MADNESS DAY 2022 IMMEDIATE THOUGHTS:

Holy smokes. I woke up today with a rather sizable chunk of videos presented to me that we didn't even get to during a seven and a half hour stream! This weekend I'm absolutely going to be spending a lot of time pouring over what has yet to be seen, and filling the spreadsheet for the judge panel to work with. We should have a final count of entries before long. Frankly I'm stunned. My right-now thoughts are that I'm practically frozen, beset on all sides by intense greatness. I figured time would have taken a lot of the steam out of the enthusiasm but I was egregiously incorrect. You guys made this year something SPECIAL, once again.


The front page for animations alone shows off some seriously powerful work, but that's only the surface. There's so, so much here... Animations, games, music, and EVEN A COUPLE GAMES! We have a lot to witness, here.

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Also a point of note; The SIN3 Album dropped and it's sick.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VxM1Wp-onU


Prizes, as they stand;

FINAL POOL as of 09-23: $2025


Animation

1st - $405

2nd - $200

3rd - $150

4th - $105

5th - $85

6th - $50

7th - $25

8th - $20

9th - $15

10th - 10


Art

1st - $175

2nd - $100

3rd - $75

4th - $50

5th - $35

6th - $20

7th - $15

8th - $10


Music

1st - $175

2nd - $100

3rd - $75

4th - $50

5th - $35

6th - $20

7th - $15


Rules for prize eligibility; We can only consider Art, Animation, and Music entries posted ON SEPTEMBER 21st, 22 or 23 (we can probably wiggle the days around). Be sure to tag your entry with "madness-day-2022" so that we can find it. I can issue prize payment only in Paypal, Venmo, or Cashapp. Collaborative efforts that place will have the prize money sent to the collab organizer for them to distribute as they see fit. Multiple entries are permitted but an individual can only win one place.


And, of course, if you haven't seen it yet; Skel Studios produced a promotional trailer for M:PN, and it's unreal;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrBiokcY_9s


Also, the final count for submissions flying under the Madness-Day-2022 tag;

695 Art Submissions

117 Animations

5 Games(!!!)

72 Music Entries.


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Posted by Krinkels - August 24th, 2022


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The 16th Annual Madness Day is fast coming up, guys. Sixteen years of Madness Days here on Newgrounds, and every one of them a banger. Last year's submissions were absolutely incredible and I anticipate the same level of mind blowing work to pass through on that day because, well... it's you guys, and you're all so damn good at this it's unreal, and your willingness to participate in this is a god damned blessing. You can see last years blessing here; Madness Day 2021.


We're doing the prize pool again this year through GoFundMe, because PayPal's money pool feature was discontinued, and GoFundMe has the level of transparency I crave for this. I set the goal to $1,000 dollars, but like before if we go over that we'll make room for more prizes to distribute the cash across more artists. I started things off with a $200 dollar donation.


You can find the link right here; Madness Day 2022 Prize Pool and the winners will be decided by the collective of judges organized by Miss Ebola and myself.


Prizes, as they stand;

Total pool as of 09-19: $2000

The initial 1k goal was hit, and I've extended it out to 2k. Wishful thinking?!


Animation

1st - $405

2nd - $200

3rd - $150

4th - $100

5th - $85

6th - $50

7th - $25

8th - $20

9th - $15

10th - 10


Art

1st - $175

2nd - $100

3rd - $75

4th - $50

5th - $25

6th - $20

7th - $15

8th - $10


Music

1st - $175

2nd - $100

3rd - $75

4th - $50

5th - $25

6th - $20

7th - $15

8th - $10


Rules for prize eligibility; We can only consider Art, Animation, and Music entries posted ON SEPTEMBER 22 or 23. Be sure to tag your entry with "madness-day-2022" so that we can find it. I can issue prize payment only in Paypal, Venmo, or Cashapp. Collaborative efforts that place will have the prize money sent to the collab organizer for them to distribute as they see fit. Multiple entries are permitted but an individual can only win one place.


I'll update the prize amounts every couple days to reflect the new total as it is contributed to. Thank you.


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Posted by Krinkels - July 25th, 2022


Twenty years of this. Twenty years of chasing this around and adding to it, picking it apart, rolling it through the dirt and affixing wings to it so I can see how far it flies. On the winds of the fan support, this series continues to move forward. I'm not even speaking with a shred of exaggeration or hyperbole when I say that every last bit of fan support is why we are here, still going.


This last weekend was profoundly exhausting, we have exciting things coming up. Thank you so much for the ride.



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Posted by Krinkels - July 7th, 2022


MC 9.5 part 2 trailer in place.


what a long time coming, this one has been. I'll re-evaluate things after this is up. Whether I want to break mc12 into parts and upload them as they are finished, or just go into hiding for another few years to get it all done together as a whole. Thank you for following along for two decades of Madness Combat. It's been one hell of a ride.


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Posted by Krinkels - March 17th, 2022


Hit you with bullet points because who has time for paragraphs?!

  • Spent a lot of time in January and February learning Unity's Universal Render Pipeline, and trying to get a better grip on environments/non-madness design.

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  • We've laid out some work to do on Madness: Project Nexus in terms of the next update we plan to issue. Quality of life is the primary focus of the next move. Stat tweaks, bug fixes, checkpoints in some of the longer stages, cloud saves, that sort of thing. Maaaybe a new origin or two.


  • The work on MC9.5 pt 2 continues, and the Patreon will remain suspended until it is completed. This one has been a long time coming, and I'm apprehensive about whether or not it stacks up against modern standards. Being a tertiary goal it doesn't move quite as fast as I'd like, but I'm glad it moves. Thanks for sticking around, lads.

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  • Skel Studios did this;

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Holy. Shit.


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Posted by Krinkels - February 19th, 2022


Marsh Mellow Madness was released twenty years ago today. Since then, thanks to the endless support of fans and the contributions to the madness zeitgeist, it has been allowed to continue and grow as a series and even as a brand. It's absolutely insane to think about and you damn well know that when I tossed this on the portal that I had no idea it would wind me up on this long trajectory (had I known I might've dropped my CS major sooner!)


I've had the opportunity to tell a nonsense story for decades, scored to Cheshyre's brilliant audio tracks. I had the extreme honor of working with Swain to tell the story through a retail game. I've watched Madness Day come to be and grow into a Newgrounds celebration the dwarfs the source material by no less than two orders magnitude. I can't say it enough, thank you guys for being a part of this.


2022 will see the release of MC9.5 part 2, and the completion of the MC9.5 arc. Continued updates for Madness: Project Nexus, and new work on the series in the form of the beginnings of MC12. I'm excited. I'm excited to shoulder this.


THANK YOU.



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Posted by Krinkels - February 3rd, 2022


STATUS UPDATE?

Current animation project: Madness Combat 9.5 part 2

This cartoon has just gotten past the 6 minute mark. I'm wrapping up the final scene but if you've been watching my animation streams then you know I got a horrible proclivity for just jamming more kills/details in and protracting the entire experience. No release date, of course, but progress is a constant. You might've noticed that I have suspended my Patreon and will not let it charge again until this cartoon is done. Thank you, of course, for the support and patience.

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Some thoughts?

It's crazy that Madness: Project Nexus is out there. It's been months but I still can't believe it.... it exists! Insane. Even when we were deep in development the prospect of actually getting done was so distant and foggy at times. We got you guys to thank for the success. The Heist update that we posted last month went over pretty good, too, and we're planning a few more in the future!


Also my Etsy store just crossed over 1,000 posters sold. Holy damn you guys; thank you.


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Posted by Krinkels - October 18th, 2021


Alright guys. The closed doors of our juror's quarters have finally opened. After some seriously combative deliberation we've sorted out what we can safely say are our three top ten lists. We got one for Animation, one for Art, and one for Music. We had to boil these down through a dozen spreadsheets, and it was not a pleasant experience to cut down the numbers. This year blew me away, and I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling this way. I mean, we had a counted total of 158 movies, 1,003 illustrations (estimated), and 108 songs. It can't be overstated that the quality seen across this vast number holds up, which made it all the more difficult for us to forge these lists.


There's blood in these lists. There's blood on our hands. There's blood everywhere. It was a massacre. From the bottom of my heart, whether you're here to watch, create, or just be a part of it all in your own way; thank you.


TOTAL PRIZE POOL 2495 DOLLARS. I have 30 messages to send out, which I will be doing tomorrow. If you're on this list I will be reaching out to you via Newgrounds DM. HUGE THANKS to our judging panel; absoluteDETH, Enite, Isolave, Cheshyre, Hans Van Harken, Stepford, and Miss Ebola. Could not have done this alone.


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1st - $450: Guy's Night

2nd - $275: Rush City

3rd - $175: Madness Combat 5 REMAKE

4th - $125: Madness CringeHank: The 7 Devices

5th - $85: Cinemadness: Subjugation (1/2)

6th - $50: Gurofriends

7th - $35: Kilroy Madness 4

8th - $25: Madness Combat Anime Opening 2

9th - $20: MADNESS Black Berserk Episode 2: Internal Strife

10th - $20: Project Creber: Extrication Part 1


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1st - $200: 360° Panorama: The way out of Hell

2nd - $110: The Madness Never Ends

3rd - $85: MD2021

4th - $75: Happy Madness Day folks 🙂

5th - $50: MADNESS CANVAS COLLAB - HANK

6th - $35: [PLAYER SELECT]

7th - $30: A world of Madness

8th - $25: The Darkness Before Dawn: Borealis [Teaser]

9th - $20: Two Old Men Hate Each Other Too Much To Die

10th - $20: Project Creber: Extrication Part 1 Outro Art


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1st - $200: We are the SIN

2nd - $110: Fancy a Round?

3rd - $85: Somewhere In Nevada II | RistikMusic - FIRE

4th - $55: Mad Ones

5th - $30: Vestik - Tricky's Vengeance ft. MonoCronic

6th - $25: Madness Introspection

7th - $20: Rage's Rave & Roulette

8th - $20: Project 2008

9th - $20: Ego

10th - $20: The Edge of Darkness


WE HAD A BUNCH OF GAMES COME THROUGH, TOOK ME COMPLETELY BY SURPRISE HOW MANY.

THESE ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

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Madness Roulette

ITAZURA MADNESS

Game and Watch: Madness

MADFPS 2

This is You

The Hot Dog Incident


Thank you for your patience. It's golden, I will treasure it forever, and I will not take it for granted.


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Posted by Krinkels - September 29th, 2021


The long wait is finally over. Madness: Project Nexus is now available on Steam. I'm not sure what to say. I feel like I"m at an immense lose for words. This whole thing, front to back, it's been overwhelming, multifaced, and nearly endless.... it's been a long, exhausting, educational, infuriating and incredible journey, but we're here. We have something to show for it. From the Gibbing Tree to you, we hope you love it.


Also; the judgement of Madness Day 2021 entries is going to be an arduous process. I did my best to get a count and we got something like 158 movies, 1,003 illustrations, and 108 songs. I mean look at this....

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you are all incredible, remember that.


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Posted by Krinkels - September 22nd, 2021


It's here! Hot damn! Okay I am holding off on watching stuff until I go up on my stream at 5pm. From there I'm going to watch for a few hours and then spend the next few days digging through the entries. If you're down to watch me check out entries you can drop by here at my twitch channel! I'll have a small handful from the judge panel there, too. They're going to help me think it through when it comes to the ranking and placements of entries this year! It's going to be difficult because you guys absolutely annihilate it every year, no joke. Thanks for supporting the madness for so long, guys.


Prize pool total; $2,334.00 (insane)


Animation:

1st - $450

2nd - $275

3rd - $175

4th - $125

5th - $85

6th - $50

7th - $35

8th - $25


Art:

1st - $200

2nd - $110

3rd - $85

4th - $75

5th - $50

6th - $35

7th - $30

8th - $25


Music:

1st - $200

2nd - $110

3rd - $85

4th - $55

5th - $29

6th - $25


edit 9/23/2021; We are overwhelmed. There is so much to look through here. You are all incredible.q


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