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! 🏖

Happy Lunar New Year! Here’s some Micro-Announcements!

Happy Lunar New Year! Even if you don’t celebrate it locally, the Lunar New Year is an important day for most of South-East Asia, and like many others, we wanted to join the celebration to spread the joy worldwide! We have a slew of new community activities and micro-announcements to make! Consider this your micro-Status Report for this month! 🥠🐁


Whales And Games Micro-Announcements

Let’s start with the spicy stuff! We have a slew of new Whales And Games micro-announcements to make regarding what you should expect in this upcoming year!

  • We will begin pre-production of our first commercial project starting in February with a considerable development time planned.
  • We will be returning to game jams this year making short one-shot game projects, with one of them being a Trivia game. They can also include updates to old projects.
  • Colossorama – The Champions Update will release sometime in the future but falls into the second category of projects.
  • And even more! You can expect this an even more announcements going forward! We will be going into more detail about our plans soon, so we hope you are excited for the slew of new things going forward!

You can expect this an even more announcements going forward! We will be going into more detail about our plans soon, so we hope you are excited for the slew of new things going forward! 👀


Find and Join your Chinese Zodiac!

It isn’t called the ‘Year of the Rat’ for no reason! Every birth-year on a 12 year cycle is associated with an animal in the Chinese Zodiac! Curious to find what’s yours? Well, we’ve set up a special #zodiac-table room in our Discord server you can find what animal is under your Chinese zodiac!

Even better! In that room you’ll also find commands that you can use over on the server’s #commands room! Using one of these commands will add your zodiac animal to your username and will also let you claim a special Lunar Celebrator and pinkish-red-name for posterity!


Join us for a Lunar Gaming Nights Club!

What’s a new years celebration without a loud party? We’re doing it gaming style! If you’re ready for a good old-fashioned Gaming Nights Club session, come join us on our Discord and we’ll kick off the Lunar Year with style! This rat den is gonna be packed!

Join us on January 26th (Sunday) at the usual time of 9:30 PM UTC for a night-long celebration of south-east Asian culture and gaming alike!


Whalechan and Polite All-Dressed Up!

And to close it all off, here’s our newest artwork with Whalechan and Polite all dressed-up for Celebration! This is one of our proudest and most complex works of art and animation so far, and a good window into the quality of what you can expect from our own game art going forward! Hope you like ‘em!

It’s Spooky Month! Join us for Halloween Server Events!

Halloween Banner

Boo! 👻 Were you spooked? Well, you should have, because we’ve made our Discord and Social Media all festively scary! That’s right, instead of cleaning away the cobwebs, we placed them around all over the place, just in time for this Halloween! And of course, we have to once again feature the incredible banner art from last year from VampyrOfSwords!

Festivities are a bit busy with our upcoming talk, Moski’s trip, making stickers and the upcoming (at this point that’s our actual Halloween monster) Colossorama – The Champion Update but we still wanted to do something special to vary things a little this season on our Discord Server! Here’s what we came up with!

Hope you’re ready to become the monster under your bed because you’ll have to pick between becoming a Skeleton ☠️, a Vampire 🦇 or a Witch ✨! The team with the most members by November 4th will result in a special Whalechan-design themed after that team’s monster, to be posted at a later date!

You can join a team by heading to #commands-cemetery on our Discord and typing !skeletons, !vampires or !witches to join each respective team! You can only be in one team at one time, but you can switch to another team by using that team’s command! You can also leave the competition entirely by using !leaveteam but that would be a bummer. 😱

We want to see your spooky art! No, really, any spooky art that you have around at all! From monster girls that you’ve drawn, to special Halloween commissions that you’ve been making! We want to see what you have been up too, and we would love for you to share it with us on the Server over at #creative-candy channel! In fact, there’s already been some spooky art shared there! 🍭

Also make sure to tweet it over to us , or send us a link to a tweet of some of the Halloween stuff you’ve made so we can share your stuff in all of its glory! ✨ We’ll be making a art-thread later on just for Halloween art, but you can tweet it at us at any moment!

It’s time to bring it back from the dead one of old server events for a one-off! Join us on November 1st (Friday) at 9:30 PM UTC for a night of spooky-scary glorious multiplayer video-game fun through our special Halloween Gaming Nights Club! Don’t know what that time-zone corresponds to? Check this link out!

We’re taking suggestions for games to play so we can announce them in advance for everyone to get ready at hand! Make sure to drop your spookiest suggestions down on the #gaming-ghouls channel!

Waggy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! 2018 has come and gone, and we’re ready to make 2019 the waggy-ist year of Whales And Games yet! You might have seen some stuff coming from us last year, but we got a whole sea of stuff planned ahead for you! Prepare for a whale of a time! 🥂🐳