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Celebrating the ‘Creative Festival’ Champions!

Announcing the Results of the Creative Festival Banner

It’s been practically a month since our Discord Server’s Creative Festival server event has ended! Before we celebrated everyone’s creative efforts, we wanted to properly finish-up and release Art Fight Duel, and while it took us a while, now it’s the time to commemorate the end of the festival and our high-scoring Creative Champions for 2020! 🏆

The Creative Festival has been our most successful server event yet, clocking at 37 participants and a community total of 618 points, with all participants keeping a permanent Creative Initiator 🎨 role on the server! 11 participants also made it to at least 20 points, and will keep an additional permanent Creative Hero 🏆 role!

However, four participants raised the stakes even higher and scored a whopping-total of 54 points across all the event, leading to an incredible four-tie! Huge congratulations to Dark, NoovaMulticolors, Tanooki Jon and VampyrOfSwords for being our Creative Champions for 2020 🥇!

Nevertheless, we felt it’d be a bit disheartening to miss the champion commendations for a mere 1-2 points of difference. As such, we also want to congrats Pinballkitty for the 2nd Place 🥈 at 53 points, and Esmahasakazoo for the 3rd Place 🥉 at 52 points!

All these six members, beyond receiving these incredibly-neat digital art trophies, will get the perk of having a unique color-customizable role up until the end of next year’s festival! Creative Champions for 2020 will also have the additional perk of being pinned to the top of the server (just underneath Server Boosters) as well! Wowie! 🖌️

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this big creative-season! There’s a lot we have to learn from this first Creative Festival and community-server-activity, but it was incredibly fun to organize! Bellow you can find a gallery of some of our favourite highlights (of many) that were submitted for the event, and the final leaderboard with all the participants and points on it!

Thank you to everyone that has participated, and we look forward to surprising you with events like these on our Discord Server, as well as our upcoming games! Cheers! 🐳



Festival Leaderboard

The names listed before the points correspond to each participants Discord handle through which they participated in the event!

Current Champions! 🏅
1st. Dark ε#2791 • 54 Points
1st. NoovaMulticolors#8358 • 54 Points
1st. Tanooki Jon#7195 • 54 Points
1st. VampyrOfSwords#6580 • 54 Points

Creative Heroes 🏆
2nd. Pinballkitty#1738 • 53 Points
3rd. Esmahasakazoo#2973 • 52 Points
4th. Elnu#2917 • 45 Points
5th. TuxMMMMM#7172 • 30 Points
6th. Orange#2964 • 23 Points

Creative Connoisseurs 🥇
7th. dy#3761 • 16 Points
7th. chabashiron#6230 • 16 Points

Creative Aficionados 🥈
8th. Mr Tickle Monster#7308 • 13 Points
9th. Krazy#4633 • 11 Points
9th. Man of Many Snails#6151 • 11 Points
10th. Arctiq#7205 • 10 Points

Creative Enthusiasts 🥉
11th. Koi#7243 • 7 Points
12th. kroltan#5555 • 6 Points
13th. Gerkek#5979 • 5 Points
13th. Mentita-Kirby#2138 • 5 Points
13th. Snappy#4516 • 5 Points
13th. The Chao Mage#8480 • 5 Points

Creative Initiators 🎨
14th. Pallid#9203 • 4 Points
14th. Saishi#7724 • 4 Points
15th. Tian#7695 • 3 Points
16th. Bubba#2937 • 2 Points
16th. HyperionNova#9656 • 2 Points
17th. Allemn#4552 • 1 Point
17th. Corvus#3215 • 1 Point
17th. doogyhatts#1134 • 1 Point
17th. ermgerd#4070 • 1 Point
17th. Jawa#2976 • 1 Point
17th. Lazerzen#0904 • 1 Point
17th. Robinaite#1111 • 1 Point
17th. that girl#0009 • 1 Point
17th. thatsweetiecoco#9716 • 1 Point

Duel for your favourite team in the Art Fight Duel!

The imagination of plenty of artists is unleashed in card form! Sugar or Spice, duel for your favourite Art Fight 2020 team in Art Fight Duel! ⚔️

Made as an homage to Art Fight, an event that pits artists into two teams to draw characters from each other, this game features 24 original creations from different artists that participated in 2020’s event! Characters of each team, Team Sugar or Team Spice, are ready to duke it out!

Art Fight Duel has been a special project of ours in development since the beginning of August. We had a pre-release version out for a while, but this is the definitive version for this year, featuring audio, polished gameplay and all the quality of life quirks you’d expect from a game of ours! ✨

You can play the game in all desktop, web and mobile versions on itch.io! We’ve also made the character and item cards and sprite sheets showcasing all of the different characters in the game available in their own dedicated page!

You can are feel free to talk about your combos, features you’d like to see and more on the newly opened #art-fight-duel in our Discord Server!

It’s been incredibly pleasant to be releasing a new jam-project after so long and a great privilege being able to feature inspiring character designs from so many artists! If we participate next year again, we’ll totally add even more content, characters and maybe even features, but it’s still too early to tell!

For now, we hope you enjoy Art Fight Duel, and gear up as we move towards Bunny Splash Casino and a return to even more jam games in the future! You can also look forward to a post-mortem about the event and the game soon as well! 👏


Become a Creative Hero during the ‘Creative Festival’!

Rev-up your creative spirit for the Creative Festival!

Calling all artists, developers, writers and creatives! ✨ Have you been keeping your creative spirit in check? Because it’s time for the Creative Festival, our brand-new Whales And Games Discord server event, completely dedicated to the 🍭 Art & Creative ☕ category of the server! And it’s going to be our longest-running one yet, taking place all-the-way from July 2nd to the 14th August! That’s a month-and-a-half!

From us and half of the server’s members participating in this years #art-fight, to a point leaderboard where you strive to be a creative hero, it’s the ideal time to get crafty if you haven’t tried any sort of creative activity before! Here’s a full breakdown of what this event entails!


Become a Creative Hero!

For the duration of the Creative Festival, each day you post something you’ve finished or a work-in-progress piece in one of the 🍭 Art & Creative ☕ channels (#art-fight, #creative-showcase, #wips-and-discussion and #gamedev), you’ll be awarded a point. Post again the next day and get another point. Keep posting daily and they’ll start stacking!

During the event, the Members List will be split into roles of 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 points as well as one dedicated to the highest-score. Those of you who score at least 1 point, get a permanent ‘Creative Initiator’ role. Beyond that, while the 5, 10 and 15 roles are temporary to the event, shall you reach 20 points, you’ll also get to keep a permanent ‘Creative Hero’ role! That’s two permanent event roles in one! 🏆

B-B-But! It doesn’t end there! The member with the highest-score of the event also gets to keep an unique ‘Creative Champion 2020’ role! And, it has the perk that the champion can pick their own custom role colour that lasts until next year’s event!

For this edition of the event, points and roles will be attributed manually. We will be checking for posts on these channels and attributing points at 12AM UTC every night! You can check the current standings and who’s leading the leaderboard on the #festival-leaderboard room!


Join us on Art Fight!

Conveniently, we have also decided to host this event right alongside Art Fight (although we are completely unaffiliated)! For those that are not familiar with the event, Art Fight is a month-long yearly online art-trading game where players are split into two teams.

By drawing original characters (OCs) belonging to players on the opposing team, you score points towards your own team! And they can do the same thing for your characters too to score for theirs! It’s basically gamified art-trading!

Moski is also participating this year again with our Whales And Games and Bunny Copulation characters and we will be striving for Team Spice! We’ll be adding new characters and reference sheets over the course of the event, also keep a lookout for us to share some of our own attacks and defences!

Moski's Art Fight Profile

For the duration of the Creative Festival, we will be hosting a special #art-fight room so you can show us some of your favourite characters, attacks you’ve made and defences you’ve received! You can also find a list of server members participating in the Pins 📌 of the channel so make sure to link yours too!

And, to keep the competitive spirit flaming even while on this server, we also made roles to go alongside the Art Fight teams! On the Pins 📌 of the #art-fight channel, you’ll also find a message that allows you to pick your own team!


Updated Creative Showcase!

In addition to all the event-specific shenanigans going on, we have also updated our #Creative Showcase page to feature the Pins 📌 from January to July of both #creative-showcase and #wips-and-discussion. This expands the featured gallery from 41 pieces to 82 pieces that have been pinned in these channels in the past!

Thank you to everyone for continuing to showcase their work over on our creative rooms and allowing us to feature their work over on this page!

Updated Creative Showcase Examples

You might have also noticed that #creative-progress has also become #wips-and-discussion. We thought this made it more clear that the channel was dedicated not only to sharing work-in-progress pieces, but also the ideal space for creative discussion if you want to share tutorials, tablet talk, and more!


And Even More!

And that’s just the beginning of the festival! Over the course of the next few weeks we will also be showcasing our new character sheets and designs. We want to bring to the spotlight characters of the Whaleverse that never really got much of a chance to shine, and there’s a ton more we want to do with them that are in the works!

Get your tool belt ready, get well-seated (unless you have a standing desk) and ready up for a competition-fueled festival and fight! And keep an eye out, because things are only getting heated from here on out! 🏖

Together for Racial Justice in Itch.io’s Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality

We’re humbled to be part of Itch.io’s Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality with three of our games (Whipped And Steamy • Cosplay Café, Petty Puny Planet and Super Sellout), along with hundreds of other creators and games.

All proceeds go towards NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Community Bail Fund, helping support #BlackLivesMatter. Our society has to continue denouncing racial violence, harassment and toxicity. We all deserve to live with dignity in a better world, and we too, will continue seeking for ways to make the world a better place.

If you want to contribute your own games to the bundle, you can check this thread.

If you’re looking for more ways that you can help, support the movement or educate yourself and others about current events, you can find more information here.

Three Years in the Making! Happy 3rd Anniversary, Whales And Games!


Happy 3rd Anniversary, Whales And Games! It’s been three years since we founded our studio and have developed over ten games since! We can’t thank every enough for being part of it!

Going into our 4th year, we want to focus again on games. Primarily, Bunny Splash Casino but we’ll also be developing other one-off projects for Whales And Games such as Roboto Repairaton! We’re also celebrating with a dedicated server event and participating in the GDC Relief Bundle helping developers in need!


Happy 3rd Anniversary, Whales And Games!

Happy 3rd Anniversary, Whales And Games! Just a few weeks ago we were celebrating the first anniversary of Whipped And Steamy. Now, mere weeks later, we’re commemorating the three-year milestone of our studio’s founding! 🥂

It’s been one huge adventure ever since we’ve gotten started with Whales And Games, from the time we got started with game jams and academic projects, to kicking off this new year full-time with the studio. We’ve had a lot of highlights over these past years releasing ten different games, supporting our ever-growing community and expanding our cast of characters!

Collage of our Past Years

While this year we don’t have any surprise announcements like sudden game releases, we still wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate this milestone! And it wouldn’t be a celebration of ours if we didn’t have some stylized artwork to share! Here’s Whalechan with a bunch of wrapped gifts picked just for you for our 3rd Anniversary! 🎁

Happy 3rd Anniversary Artwork

A Year of Footnotes and Details

Last year, most of our attention was focused on Whipped And Steamy • Cosplay Café, and its aftermath as well as the elusive Colossorama The Champions Update. However, as you know, the development of both of these projects didn’t go as smoothly as planned. Instead, we felt most of the shine last year was in the footnote details.

Collage of our 3rd Year

From our server activities, the crazy aftermath of Whipped And Steamy, to being spotlighted in events, to participating in Art Fight, having both of us co-founders meeting up in person for the first time! When we think about those, it looks like certainly had an eventful and thrilling year! For example, we constantly remind ourselves of some art we’ve received as part of Art Fight! Seeing so many people celebrating our characters fills our hearts with joy up to this very day! 💙

Credits from left to right and top to bottom:
‘Buns Buns’ by yolk-sac, ‘Jazzy and Bluessom’ by MDLune, ‘Cheqmate’ by CKoenig88, ‘Jazzy and Bluessom’ by Dxmyxix, ‘Whalechan’ by SweetKooky, ‘Caffie’ by tofumeat, ‘Whalechan’ by nyancatimusprime and ‘Monetizationman’ by mot-bot

However, we feel the actual ‘Games’ part of Whales And Games could have gone been better during the past few months, and we feel we could definitely be pushing for more game-related content! This year, we want to make a complete 180-degree turn, and put (almost) all of focus on the games again.


One Splashy Casino in Development!

If you’ve caught up with our anniversary post for Whipped And Steamy from earlier this month, we’ll now be focusing our attention mostly into Bunny Splash Casino, our new adult-oriented management simulation novel game and its new sub-brand of the Bunny Copulation alongside it!

We’re currently getting started with the proper development of the game, and over the next few weeks we will be closing in concept art, key art, finishing off design decisions and getting started with prototypes!

If you haven’t done it yet, follow our new Twitter and Discord for Bunny Copulation as well be sharing progress on it as they start happening!


While we will be relaying most of our attention on Bunny Splash Casino, we will still continue supporting Whales And Games and making new character-focused art! ✨

Like we’ve mentioned in the Bunny Splash Casino announcement post, we’re also currently getting some final changes done to the post-jam version of our Global Game Jam game, Roboto Repairaton before we get it released. These changes are practically done and once the game gets out there, it will mark our 11th Game!

In case you haven’t seen some footage of Roboto Repairaton from our social media yet, Roboto Repairaton is both a single-player and couch co-op robot assembly game! There’s a barely functional factory that can mend and fix all kinds of robots, but putting them all into repair assembly is easier said than done! Grab robot pieces across conveyor belts and assemble robots together, but watch out for factory malfunctions! 🤖

Roboto Repairaton will be the first of the game jam games we’d like to get underway this year, and we hope to get even more done as the year progresses! However, if there’s anything that experience has told us from this past year, is to stop promising bogus-dates until we’re absolutely sure. You’ll have to keep an eye out for those!


Like all of our major celebrations, we are also running a small Discord server event alongside all of this! Participating on it will grant you the Anniversary Guest 🎉 role!

Head over to the #commands channel in the server and leave a nice celebratory message using the !celebrate command to claim it! We have all the instructions over at the server!

We also have some of our games as part of Game Dev World’s GDC Relief Bundle over on itch! Like many other developers, our opportunity to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco was postponed because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns. While it didn’t affect us as much, a lot of disempowered developers were financially hit hard with travel and visa cancellations. Thus, we wanted to help contribute to ease their woes.

While you could already play them for free, the bundle features our Whipped And Steamy • Cosplay Café, Jazzy Beats, Onigami and Super Sellout, alongside a bag of 163 other goodies including games, assets and music! Bundle donations are purely for charity and will go directly to developers in need to help cushion the impact that the sudden changes across the world have caused!

If you have some extra pocket money around that you’ve saved for having stayed at home, we’d be thankful in the name of all of the game developer community if you could dedicate some of it to the cause! 🙏


We have a great year on the horizon, and we want to make sure we start the year on the right note and aim to continue helping the world! Over the next few weeks we will be getting development in Bunny Splash Casino and sealing-off Roboto Repairaton for shipping, and we’re looking forward to a year full of pleasant surprises!

Thank you once again for a happy 3rd anniversary and year year, and we hope that you stick along for another one discovering a sea of fun! As always, you can keep up with our Discord community, Twitter or Facebook page for more!

Finally, remember to wash your hands and stay safe! Cheers! 🐳