Hey everybody, it's the artist formerly known as "Goat-Man" here!
So I've been batting around the idea of changing my username for a year or two already. I've been Goat-Man for nearly 6 years now, and I felt it was time for a change. I picked that username when I was 15, and it was just kind of random. It never really meant a whole lot to me.
A few other artists I know have been changing names to something more fitting as well, and I think that was the final encouragement I needed. (ie. Elfman-Rox is now Emrox; MasterAardvark is now FelixColgrave; and JonBrorecently announced an upcoming name change)
Noodle is a joke based on my last name, and it's something that some of my friends actually call me. So it just felt more meaningful. For years, whenever I show some of my work to friends and family, I always had them say, "Why Goat-Man?"
Now I think people will be a lot less confused, and it will save me some mild embarrassment.
A few things like my Reddit and Twitter accounts already use either Noodle or g_noodle, so that will make the transition a little easier.
In some more recent projects I've actually decided to be credited under my real name, rather than a moniker. So over time Goat-Man has just become less relevant to what I've been doing.
In other news, I've had a sudden burst of encouragement to pick Flash up again! I haven't been active at all in a long time :(
This sudden motivation is probably part of what made me more seriously consider the name-change as well.
First off, check out a game from earlier this year I made with Pinchanzee!
It's a puzzle game called Geologem. I'm really thrilled with how it turned out, and that is due mostly all of Pin's hard work! He put so much love and planning into this game, and it really shows :)
DYHT? vol 4 reached a point where it was all but dead! I had too many people not handing in parts, and it was tough to scramble and replace them. Too many people put in too much hard work for it to never be released. So I'm going to make 1 last attempt at finding replacements. And if I can't, then it will just have to be submitted with less than 10 participants this time.
I have few games that I worked on last summer that never saw the light of day. 1 is being retooled to make the gameplay more fun; another is receiving yet another expansion to it's story (I'm really excited about this one!!); and a couple others that just need some polish.
Really though I want to get back into animating!
Right now I feel passionate about making a sequel to Goat Trip and Goat 51. So even though I changed from Goat-Man, I still plan to keep the 'character' going! I animated about 1 minute of a sequel a few years back, but I'm totally unsatisfied with it now. I'd start from scratch.
I might need to animate a short sketch or two to shake some rust off. But hopefully wrapping up those other projects does that for me.
I look forward to contributing to Newgrounds once again! Work and school have been in the way, but I'll do what I can to find time!