American entertainment and social media website

Newgrounds is a website hosted in Glenside, Pennsylvania,[1] United States. Founded in 1995 by Tom Fulp, the site hosts a variety of animations, games, art and music from users worldwide. On April 6, 2000, the site became the first automated content-upload website on the internet, innovating with a voting and review system.[2] On April 20, 2021, the site experienced a major crash and outage due to the rhythm game Friday Night Funkin' being updated to include a level featuring the Tankmen, notable Newgrounds mascots.[3] on April 7, 2000, the portal system was introduced in order to let artists upload their work without requesting.[4]

Current Newgrounds logo as of 2018


  1. "Cheltenham Township Business Directory". January 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  2. Asarch, Steven (2020-04-06). "Newgrounds Celebrates 20 Years of the Portal". Newsweek. Retrieved 2023-12-13.
  3. Bhardwaj, Abhishek (2021-04-19). "Friday Night Funkin (FNF) Week 7 Update is not playable as Newgrounds is down & crashing". DigiStatement. Retrieved 2023-12-13.
  4. "Newgrounds - The Problems of the Future, Today!". 2000-04-07. Archived from the original on 2000-04-07. Retrieved 2023-12-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)