It’s been two months since we last wrote a status update regarding what we’ve been working on here at Whales And Games! To make sure everyone is always up to date with the last happenings, we’ll be posting more of these regularly. That being said, here’s what happened in the last few months, and here’s what’s coming next! ✅
We have announced Colossorama’s 1.3 Update entitled The Champions Update and have been working on it daily. The update already adds double the number of weapons the last update did, several new characters and much needed gameplay tweaks. No release date as of yet. Haven’t caught on with the update’s announcement yet? Here is is!
Our second planned major update is still in the works, and its base foundations have already been developed! However, most of the attention has been shifted to Colossorama to allow it to grow larger.
The same is the case with Shipyard, our set of backend tools. We’ve been working on it as Colossorama shapes up and have been improving its overall underlying structure.
We have returned to actively posting in our Social Media profiles, and have been posting new content Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays! If you haven’t followed us on other networks yet, you can follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.
We have started hosting Server Events on our Discord server, including events where the community plays online games together (Gaming Night Clubs), our very own Dungeons and Dragons campaign (Dungeons and Dragorbs) and one for collective brainstorming regarding the Whaleverse (Freeform WAG).
Speaking about Discord, we have also gotten Discord Verified! This means we get to show-off a sexy checkmark next to our server name!
Last but not least, we will be participating in the upcoming Ludum Dare 43 from Dec 1st to Dec 3rd! We will be developing a new game jam project during this time to keep you holding you tight until the Colossorama update comes out! Please look forward to it!
And as you might have guessed it, yes, we’re still swimming in a sea-of-fun! ?
This new status report also carries on various of the points of the previous one, like continuing to establish a reliable brand and team. For this upcoming Ludum Dare, five of our six team members will be participating, making it our largest team for a game jam yet! If you’d like to accompany development as it happens, make sure to join our Discord server! ⏳?
If you’ve been in ourDiscord Server during this last week, you might have noticed that we are now a Discord Verified Server! It’s all thanks to everyone for helping make this server lively and talkative as it currently is! ☑
During the last month we’ve kicked off Server Events and it’s awesome that you’ve been greatly enjoying them! We’ve been slowly bringing new people aboard to our community and we look forward that, with our upcoming releases, even more people come to join us! As a result of being verified, you can now invite anythrough through the new link at https://discord.gg/whalesandgames! No more having to create and share random invite links on the spot, although you can also use https://discord.whalesandgames.com if you prefer. If you know someone that you think would enjoy the server, make sure to invite them, as we’re close by to reaching 100 members! ??
Introducing Whales And Games Discord Server Events! Starting next week, on October 20th, we’ll be hosting weekly events in our server for a whole ‘nother sea of fun, with activities ranging from playing multiplayer games, Dungeons and Dragons sessions, to brainstorming for the Whales and Games universe, and whatever else that comes up!
Interested in participating in the events? Then join us over there! We have also done a complete revamp and rewrite of our Information and Guidelines, with clearer server guidelines and a new section fully dedicated to events! ?
Next Saturday (October 20th), we will be starting with Gaming Nights Club, getting everyone together for some multiplayer fun!
We wanted to give everyone out a small status update of what we’ve and are working on, and what you can expect from Whales And Games going forward, as the team starts being more active again. ✅
We’ve been spending the last few months (including hiatus) in defining goals, vision and team for going forward. We want to start focusing more on iterative and full-of-personality content, while also still putting one-off games out every now and then.
We’ve also developed a set of back-end tools called Shipyard for better build distribution, protection and social integration. These will be released as open-source at a latter date.
We’ve also been refining the Whales And Games branding, setting up standards and guidelines for future content and showcasing our stuff.
We have released a mini-site with all of our currently released games, and have been iterating on it as previous points develop. A full website is still planned to be released at a later point.
We’re currently working on 2 Major Updates to old projects we’ve had in the backlog for a while, with one of them going to be announced really soon! Every other game or project we have previously mentioned and posted about are not in active development, being in hiatus or cancelled.
We’ve begun #playtesting one of these major updates the past week. In case you want to sign-up as well, apply now!
We’re also planning to kick-off Community Events expectably soon at our Discord Server with regular events for community involvement!
Yes, we’re still having a whale of a time! ??
Of course, there’s more stuff we’ve been discussing for long-term support, but these are the short-term things we are working on. Once we reach time to put those in execution, we’ll talk about them then! Remember you can always keep up with us at our community through our Discord Server!