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Today's Why Newgrounds? interview is online now, featuring @iorilicea !

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Today's Why Newgrounds? interview is online now, featuring @pancakepocket !

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Why Newgrounds? RGDylan is here to tell us!

2017-09-28 07:21:13 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

Today's Why Newgrounds? interview is online now, featuring @RGDylan !

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The first Why Newgrounds? interview is online now, featuring none other than @wondermeow !

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Why Newgrounds?

2017-09-27 15:57:09 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

One of the things that fascinates me more than anything else is learning about creative people. Most creative people I’ve met are online, so I don’t often get the chance to talk to other creative types face-to-face.

A few weeks ago my wife and I were reading “questions for creative people” to each other and it ended up being one of the best conversations ever.

It really got me thinking.

I’m a sucker for browsing through people’s blogs and learning about the person behind the screen, so I thought it would be really cool to talk to you guys here on Newgrounds and get everyone to share their stories.

So here’s the deal: I’m going to post a series of interviews with Newgrounds creators here on my blog in a series called “Why Newgrounds?”

If you want to get involved and share your stories, send me a PM with your answers to these questions and I’ll feature you in one of the upcoming posts.

I will create a special page to link to all the interviews I get so anyone browsing in the future can easily click through the different artists featured here.

You don’t have to answer all the questions if you don’t want, but I think it’ll be a fun look into the creative process and let everyone learn not just WHAT you do, but WHY you do it. Also, it’ll give everyone a chance to post links to their stuff- free promotion!

  1. What do you create? Art, cartoons, music, games, etc?
  2. What inspires you to create?
  3. How do you keep yourself motivated? Do you work in short bursts of inspiration or do you have a daily routine?
  4. What do you do when you hit a creative block?
  5. How do you deal with trolls online and in real life?
  6. Have you ever created something you thought turned out pretty bad but then when you posted it online everyone else liked it more than your favorite creations? Why do you think that happens?
  7. Has rejection ever affected your creative process?
  8. What is the best advice you ever received?
  9. What do you do when you’re not creating or posting on Newgrounds? Do you have a job? Are you a student?
  10. What does the internet mean to you?
  11. Why Newgrounds?
  12. What is your favorite accomplishment? Post a link if it’s available online!
  13. Do you enjoy sharing your work with others or do you prefer to go unnoticed? Why?
  14. What do you wish to accomplish with your art? Is it a hobby or do you plan on making it a career?
  15. Do you ever feel that you have to censor your creativity because you don't want to offend anyone?
  16. Do you have your own “style” or do you just make whatever feels right at the time?
  17. Do you believe it’s important to get good reviews and have lots of followers or is just doing what you love to do enough to justify your work?
  18. Do you ever find yourself limited by the materials that you have available?
  19. What advice would you give someone just starting out?
  20. Where can we find out more about your work? Post links to your Newgrounds page, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, website, or anywhere else we can find you on the web!

Our tribe of badasses continues to grow

2017-09-21 10:31:39 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

I want to thank everyone who's followed along on these crazy adventures since the beginning, but every day it seems like a few more badasses join our ranks, so I thought now would be a good time to share some fun little "about" posts.

Feel free to right click any of the links below and open 'em up in a new tab to read through each one. You can think of this post as a choose-your-own-adventure article ;)

First thing's first: if you're new around these parts, start here. This will give you a quick rundown of who we are and what we do around here. (Hint: we're a group of total badasses and we have a lot of fun going on wacky adventures!)

The next thing you're probably wondering is who the hell am I?

This is me. I'm this guy:


Finally, what the hell is this Crypt Shyfter crap I keep seeing and why should I care about games that don't have any graphics??

That should cover the basics.

If you can get onbaord with all that, then welcome to the tribe! There are plenty of adventures ahead, and we're thrilled to have you along for the journey.

And to all you old pros out there: let's keep this thing going! RAAAAHH!!

And of course, none of this would be possible without Newgrounds. Consider becoming a supporter today!


Check out this incredible artwork by the king of badasses himself, Hankerin Ferinale from Drunkens & Dragons and Runehammer Games! This will be the cover art for one of my upcoming Crypt Shyfter games.... and it'll be the quintessential "kung fu space barbarian" game, as you can see :D

So freaking badass, thanks again Hank! If you've never watched any videos on Drunkens & Dragons you can see them all here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCh5vto8JFstb9Sma9zV25g

It's my all-time favorite YouTube channel and inspiration for so many of my games, so I highly recommend it! :)


name a character!

2017-09-18 11:23:36 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

I've got three heroes in my next game who need names- a Barbarian, a Spellslinger, and a Shadow. Send me your names- the first three people to submit a name will be added to the game.

With the caution that they need to be story appropriate names. Something like Krogar the Barbarian would be accepted, but Barbarian McBarbarianFace would not, so while I and our fellow tribe members will get a chuckle out of your silly submissions, don't expect to see those in the game.

Make your mark on the next Crypt Shyfter game!

update: (We have our three heroes! Samuel the Spellslinger, Jinx the Shadow, and Clack the Barbarian will feature in the new Halloween Spooktacular game. Thanks guys!)


2017-09-17 13:48:55 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

Starting a new adventure is always exciting. I've got a blank canvas in front of me and my head is full of all these crazy ideas.

This next Crypt Shyfter game will be a little different than normal, since it's an entry for the Newgrounds 2017 Spooktacular event. It's going to be much darker than the previous games.

I'm excited to probe into the inner depths of my imagination to create something truly terrifying...


The newest Crypt Shyfter game is online now! Be the first to play it here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/699298

5581901_150542282181_samuraibull.jpgThe game features some awesome music by 

And super cool cover art by @Butzbo


Thanks to everyone involved in the making of this game! Hope you guys all enjoy it :)