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! 🛏️
🎃 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 thewhaloween-gallery channel and our Twitterlater 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 theteam withthe most members by the 16th Novemberwith a special Whalechan design after that team’s monster at a later date!
🎃 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 Discordor following us on Twitter and come enjoy Whaloweento its best! 🐳
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). 🐶
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.
So let’s see how we performed withWoofice Chair!shall we? ✨
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:
Rating-wise, this is our bestOverallgame with 4.15 (up from Wizsnooks’ 4.071). It’s also our game with the best results inGraphics, Humour and Mood. Yet, ranking wise, we’ve got past games that did far better in rankings.
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!
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 Pinballkittyfor the 2nd Place 🥈 at 53 points, and Esmahasakazoofor 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! 🐳
The names listed before the points correspond to each participants Discord handle through which they participated in the event!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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.