For those who aren’t Smashing right now

Happy Smash Bros Ultimate release! For those that aren’t skipping the rating season to try to unlock Isabelle or cry after getting the Waluigi spirit why would you do this, Sakurai, I made a goof. Your friends of Whales and Games are statistic as well.

We’re still celebrating being able to participate again on the Ludum Dare jam, which has given us the possibility to create so many characters. The latest, from Ludum Dare 43, is Monetization Man, from Super Sellout, which you should totally give a try. Turns out, in a way, I’m kind of a sellout too, huh? ?

The team and the community are freakin’ busy smashing each other at the Whales and Games Discord Server, so if you wanna hop in, or share with us your game, or just hang out, you’re oh so very welcome. And if you’d like to stay in contact through more traditional social media, you can follow us through Twitter too, and tweet us if you unlock Isabelle before I do, so I get freaking jealous! Other than that, continue enjoying the rating season! ?

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Sacrifice safety for sponsorship in Super Sellout!

It’s a bird! No, it’s a plane! No, it’s shameless marketing! The Whales and Games team is proud to present Super Sellout!

Hero duty for super profit! Monetization Man is ready to go save people from disaster, but since being a good guy doesn’t pay the bills, he’ll be needing some sponsors… or as many as he can get.

Sacrifice your integrity to earn big bucks at Super Sellout! Control Monetization Man, the invincible, indestructible and insufferably greedy superhero that will take any and all offers to make it through the month. Accept sponsors, sacrifice your mobility, and try to make as much money as you can! Money, money, money!

In behalf of our team, I hope you enjoy the game and the Ludum Dare rating season. If you have any games you’d like for us to checkout and rate, then make sure to leave them in the comments as we’ll check them first place!

We also have our very own team Discord server and would love for you to share your entries there as well!

See y’all on the flip side! ?

Looks like our cityscape is starting to shape up!

Now you can actually see some skyscrapers! In fact, we’re walking on top of some skyscrapers in endless fashion! And running! We think you get the overall point. ??

The game is coming alive right in front of our eyes! There’s still another two days of whole refining and making the game feel fluid, fun and engaging ahead of us! In case you are also participating, make sure you have a great jam! (We’d love to feature your games after the jam is over.)

Are you also working on your mind and are somehow still awake at 6AM working on your game? We’d love to see some of the progress of your own games over at our team’s Discord server!

Whales And Games is in! Here’s to a splashing Ludum Dare 43! ?

What’s up, buckorinos? We’re knee-deep in pre-Ludum Dare 43 jollyness! The Whales and Games team is not only proud to announce that we’ll be wagging our way into the event, but also that, this time around, we’ve got our most all-stars and composed team as of yet, with most of our team members participating for the first time together!

We’ve got Jorge  and Kroltan on the programming key business, Moski on the wrist-wrecking artistic-doodle labor, Zak dropping the beats with audio composing, and Poncho doing whatever he finds interesting to do at the time of the jam because he couldn’t properly identify a role that fit him in time of the event! ?

Our tools of trade for this edition are the same they’ve always been, power-proofed and tested for the event!

  • Unity, most specifically the 2018.3 version that is still in beta, so we get used to working with those sweet nested prefabs during the jam!
  • FL-Studio for the audio composing, mixing and all. In Zak’s own personal words, “it’s good”.
  • Krita, the free open-source digital painting program, for 2D asset making purposes!

Now you know the team and you know the tools. But who exactly are we Whales and Games? Well, we’ve an indie game development team that has already participated a handful of times before in Ludum Dare. Our first game and our first Ludum Dare entry was Colossorama, originally made for LD36; followed by Hyper Holomayhem 37 for LD37; Petty Puny Planet for LD38; Jazzy Beats for LD40; with our latest entry being Wizsnooks for LD41. It makes up quite the portfolio.

We’ve been hard at work during the past months working on a new update to our first entry Colossorama, but decided it’d be good to catch a breath of fresh air to take a break by doing a new game jam game! Not the most solid definition of a break, but that’s what you get from a team of mostly workaholics.

f you’d like to accompany us during the jam, and also a place where you can show off your own progress and projects, we’ve got a whole sea-of-fun community over at our team’s Discord Server. You can also give us a follow at our team’s Twitter account! We’re looking forward for a splashing performance of you all! ?⏰

Wizsnooks’ team wants to thank y’all!

Team Whales and Games is, once again, very happy for the reception that we got with Wizsnooks, our game of pool with extra steps. It’s our second game to make it to 100 Overall ratings, and I’d say that we got very encouraging results!

Our highlight this time around was Innovation. Based on ratings, it’s by far out most innovative game! Who knew that there were things yet to add to an old classic genre of games. There’s still things we can improve, like always, and we’ll continue to strive to do bigger and new games as time goes by.

We’re glad that so many talented people made it through the rating period. We played some amazing games, like Sebastian’s and co’s Super Slime Slasher Ultra, which actually got me to draw a bit of crossover fanart of sorts.

On a more personal note, I’d like to thank the team for being a team at working as a team! Go, team, go! Game couldn’t have been possible without Kroltan‘s vision and programming, along with Robin‘s headbangeriffic tracks and design support. I’d like to also extend my thanks to Jorge for additional management support, and PonchoGuy for emotional support.

This was an excellent jam, and we’re hoping to seeing more of you in the future. If you’d like to chat, come check our Discord server. And if you’d like to read our post-mortem or other articles of interests, I’ll link to them below. But for now, this will be it. Whales And Games wishes you the best! Kudos! ?