Happy Lunar New Year and Year of the Ox!

๐Ÿฅฎ Happy Lunar New Year! ๐Ÿงง Following the Year of the Rat, we want to wish everyone in our community happiness and prosperity for this year of the Ox!

Even if you donโ€™t celebrate it locally, the Lunar New Year is a very important day for most of southern-east asia, and for Asian natives around the world! Over the last years, the holiday has also spread culturally, and we once again wanted to join in the celebration! ๐Ÿ‰

This year, we celebrate the โ€˜Year of the Oxโ€™! Our Whaleverse characters had the opportunity to dress to the occasion! Isha allowed them to spend some-time with some friendly cows for the celebration! Polite Whale even put on a fancy top-hat for the occasion and dressed up as an Ox!

Happy Lunar New Year and Year of the Ox Celebratory Artwork featuring whaleverse characters, including Whalechan, Isha, Dapperchan and Dapperfish, with Polite Whale as an Ox in the background.

As part of the celebrations, we’re once again running a small community server event! If you’ve never looked up your Chinese Zodiac until now, you can go to the #find-your-chinese-zodiac room and find which of the 12-year-cycle zodiacs is associated with your birth year! By reacting with each zodiacโ€™s respective emoji, which will add your zodiac to your username and give you a permanent Lunar Celebrator ๐Ÿฎ role for you to keep in case you didnโ€™t claim it last year!

Find Your Zodiac on the Whales And Games Discord

This small server event runs until the 20th of February! Afterwards, we will immediately launch the polished-up version of our Global Game Jam game, Townseek! Look forward to it!