The city is in dire need of saving!

The city is in dire need of saving! Our entry’s first screenshot sports this city’s brandest new handsome and brightest hero ready to save those in dire need! I wonder if there’s anyway we can come to monetize this man… 

This is only some very early animation and system progress for our Ludum Dare entry. Just like it was the case with Jazzy Beats, there’s still a lot we need to get down before you can fully grasp how “Sacrifices must be made” makes into the theme of this game, but we promise we won’t keep it a secret much longer! ?

Want a place to chill-out while working on your entry? We’d love to see some of the progress of your own games over at our team’s Discord server!

In a billiard table far, far away…

My pal and I celebrated this glorious day last year, during LD season as well, so the team thought, why not? Let’s do it again!

And another quickie, since we already had the assets anyways.

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! If you enjoyed this goof, consider playing our entry, Wizsnooks. If you want to chat, we may nerd out at our Discord server. And here’s the Whales and Games Twitter, just in case!

Some videos and reviews of Jazzy Beats! Oh my!

We’re still overwhelmed at how many people have checked out Jazzy Beats, which might even make it to 200 ratings soon. That’s far more than anything that our team could have anticipated! Thank y’all!

So, we wanted to share a bit of the love and support we’ve been getting. Here’s some people that have featured Jazzy Beats. You’re the best!

Mug and Play, who even made a Jazzy Beats style character on the thumbnail!

Randomise User, who also checked some other awesome games from the Jam!

Gubbzington‘s is here!

And here’s AwesomeMe’s!

And last but not least, a review from Gamejam Curator. In their words, The art of this game has fascinated me, it’s very polished and with a lot of personality, which seems to be a usual feature in the games of Whales and Games. They have managed to give their game a very professional finish, so I’’ll definitely remain attentive to their future projects. We’re overflowing with joy. ?

Once again, thanks a bunch for the fun times on this jam. As the clock keeps ticking, there’s still a lot of people who are below their rating goals, so be sure to give them a good chance just like you’ve helped us. We’re still checking out games as well (when the team is not sick). Let’s keep supporting each other! ?

Petty Puny Planet’s Planetary Expansion Ballot

This Ludum Dare’s judging is ending pretty soon, and we couldn’t be happier with the response we’ve received for Petty Puny Planet 38, our simulation-but-not-really choose-your-own-adventure-esque game. Once that’s done, we’ll be more than free to further update the game with some of the feedback we’ve received! ?

We’ve got lots of things planned and discussed to further expand the customization of the planet, and the interactions you can have with the game. More choices, more branching, more events, more endings, and some other stuff that could turn each playthrough into an even more unique experience.

However, with all these events planned, we’ve also talked about user-submitted choices and events. So, if you were in charge of adding new stuff to the game, what would you add?

As in, would you like a choice that made your people spend a century bowling? Would you like an event where aliens invade the planet? Would you like an ending where the people evolve beyond comprehension and leave the planet to make their own planets? Do you just want to add a moustache and a monocle to the planet? Anything goes!

Basically, we would love to see some suggestion and ideas coming from you! Anything goes, from events and endings to features or just cosmetics. We will discuss them over, see which would be fun to add, fill in the blanks, and hopefully add them to the game. You can go as far as to suggest actions you would like to see together with the kind of stat bonuses they give and even what kind of cosmetic picking the action would show in the planet!

We’ll credit you, of course. ? We’re not planning on getting any monetary gain from the game, if it helps keep your mind at ease regarding these user-suggestions. We want to keep this project as a constantly evolving free web-toy that everybody can always look back too and expand upon.

As such, if you would like to see some of your own ideas on the game, head over to the comments (of this very post) and make your suggestions there! No need to follow specific templates, forms or anything like that, just make any suggestions you have to your heart’s content! Of course, we recommend you to do it after you give the game a try. ?

On behalf of our team at Whales And Games and everyone else that has jammed with us, we thank you for all the support and feedback you have given us during this Ludum Dare edition. The feedback we’ve received this time around smashed all our expectations, and we’re really thankful to all of you!

Now then, onwards with your suggestions! ?

Petty Puny Planet’s Coverage Appreciation

Hello, fellow pet planet aficionados! Hope that you enjoyed yesterday’s Star Wars related goof. As you can see, we’ve had some good laughs sharing around our game, Petty Puny Planet, which you can play on your browser, download or even play on Android devices.

But today, we’re not going to do the talking. Instead, we want to say thank you to the people that have featured us in their YouTube channels. They took their time to showcase our game, so we’re going to return the favor!

Mind, you’re entering a spoiler asteroid field here. Some of these videos feature some endings of the game. There’s still some more though!

Steven Cookies

Randomise User

The video also features Polyorbis, Snowed In, Small Golf and Hibernaculum. Consider checking their entries as well!

The game was also showcased by Alpha Beta Gamer. All of this sharing has given us very good feedback, and we’re looking forward to making an improved version sometime in the future! Also, streamers from Dare to Play posts have been playing it as well. We’re achieving global outreach here!*

In behalf of our team, I also want to thank the people who have played, reviewed and/or commented on Petty Puny Planet. We’re replying daily to the comments we’re receiving, and we’re keeping track of the feedback. Thanks for helping us improve!

If you’d like to get some more insight of Petty Puny Planet, you can always check Jorge’s timelapse video or my art related post.

Thanks once again. Whales and Games wishes you to keep enjoying the post-Ludum Dare 38 days. Go play some more games! ?

*Not actually achieving global outreach, but our dreams are bigger than our Puny Planets.