Whaloween is here! Join us for spooky celebrations!

Trick or Treat! Join us our Whaloween celebrations!

Trick or Treat! 🦇 🍭 It’s officially the spookiest day of the year, as Halloween crawls up to us! And this year, we’ve decided to give our Discord server its own spin to the festivities with Whaloween! Prepare for a chill inducing server-event running from the 30th October to the 16th November! 🍬

We made sure to give it our all at what we believe is our best server event yet! Let us show you what we’ve got hiding under the bed! 🛏️

Monster Teams Discord Channel for Whaloween

🎃 Want to see the real spin on Whaloween? We’ve commissioned/art-traded different artists to give our mascots a Halloween makeover! The final pieces are going to be showcased at the whaloween-gallery channel and our Twitter later tonight!

🎃 Monster teams are back with all new monsters! This year the contenders are Fairies, Undead and Werewolves! Pick a monster on the monster-teams channel and strive your team to victory! We will award the team with the most members by the 16th November with a special Whalechan design after that team’s monster at a later date!

Spooky Playlists Discord Channel for Whaloween

🎃 Help us build the spookiest playlist ever! Share some of your favourite eerie tunes, scary films and even videogames on the spooky-playlist channel! At the end of the event, we will compile a list of everyone’s favourites!

🎃 Trick’ord Treat! Discord has brought various spooky monsters to our door-step and you can trick-or-treat them for special Halloween items! The event only lasts until the 2nd November, but you can read all about it on the trickord-treat channel! There’s a special role for the member with the most complete collection!

🎃 Finally, you join us on the 6th November at 9:00PM for a special haunted gaming night! We will be playing all sorts of haunted spooky (yet undecided) games on gaming-ghouls channel to bring out the true spooky-gamer spirit!

With all of these activities planned, we invite you to join our Discord or following us on Twitter and come enjoy Whaloween to its best! 🐳

Results that make us bark with joy! Woofice Chair’s Ludum Dare Results!

Woofice Chair's Ludum Dare Results banner

Well, it seems that the dogs have come back to roost. (We know it’s a chicken thing, but accept the analogy, it’ll make sense)! And now, we can finally rest knowing we’ve got the Ludum Dare results for Woofice Chair! (told you it’d work). 🐶

Mock Office Chair Image before we came up with the final Woofice Chair

It’s always good to look back at and compare these, since they’re easy-to-understand metrics. They can practically show if we’ve improved or changed in certain aspects of development.

Before we getting into the ratings, we want to say that we’re humbled by the reception we got! We also got to play a ton of fun games, making it an all around fantastic period!

So let’s see how we performed with Woofice Chair! shall we?

Ludum Dare 47 Results

Ranking-wise, this is the highest we’ve got at Humour, which is fantastic! But here’s some fun statistical data, complete with our over-analysis of the situation.

At some point during a previous Ludum Dare, we made a Google Sheet to write down the results we’ve got in the past entries. It even got conditional formatting to give us better visual clues of important numbers! Gold cells represent our best at a jam yet, while red represents our worst:

Ludum Dare Rankings and Results since Petty Puny Planet

Rating-wise, this is our best Overall game with 4.15 (up from Wizsnooks’ 4.071). It’s also our game with the best results in Graphics, Humour and Mood. Yet, ranking wise, we’ve got past games that did far better in rankings.

Ludum Dare Ratings and Results since Hyper Holomayhem

Our “best game” in ratings is scoring lower in rankings likely for things mentioned before. The quality of good, fun games seem to be on the rise, likely as a result of people participating constantly. And that’s great! That only means that jams are getting better and better! There were also way more participants this time around that there were in any of our previous participants. Such increase is most likely the result of a certain ongoing worldwide unavoidable phenomenon. 😅

Finally, regarding the given ratings, we wanted to be more calm on this jam for a while. That’s why we didn’t rate as much as when we made Jazzy Beats. Because of the good words we received, we felt we needed to give back the good vibes and played a lot more games! A bit too late to catch up, but we still had a blast with your submissions!

Join our Discord Server!

For the time being, we’re rearranging some stuff as we get back on the commercial game development track. If you’d like to stay in contact with us, consider following us on Twitter! You’re invited to join us for a chat at our Discord Server as well! We’re preparing some Halloween goodies, so you should really stop by!

Thanks again for all the good will this time around! Wish you all the best of luck on the next Ludum Dare! 🐳

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

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.