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Mar. 4th, 2014 | 11:27 am

Just to let y'all know, the Newgrounds store will be closing on March 6th — so if there's anything you want to buy (say, a plush Penicorn), act now.

Myself, I would perhaps have been tempted by the Newgrounds Writing Anthology — but I'm not sure I'd actually have read it, and I don't want to collect obscure books just for the sake of it. But then it turns out that it's sold out already anyway.)

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from: ungulata
date: Mar. 4th, 2014 03:13 pm (UTC)

What I can gather is that Newgrounds has been shrinking a lot in the last two years, laying off staff and reducing office space. Moving physical goods bought at the store is labor intensive and that's probably the main reason why the store is closing.

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 4th, 2014 07:04 pm (UTC)

Probably, yes.

Ah, it's been shrinking? I wasn't aware of that, although it's perhaps true that NG, in a way, is caught between a rock and a hard place. Flash-hosting sites are a dime a dozen nowadays, there's a trend away from Flash and towards HTML5 (did you notice that the Restore the Elements of Magic game was, for instance?), and games in particular have moved to mobile devices anyway.

Pity, though — and I really hope it'll stay. There's so many gems on Newgrounds, both well-known and obscure.

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