🥮 Happy Lunar New Year! 🧧 Following the Year of the Rat, we want to wish everyone in our community happiness and prosperity for this year of the Ox!
Even if you don’t celebrate it locally, the Lunar New Year is a very important day for most of southern-east asia, and for Asian natives around the world! Over the last years, the holiday has also spread culturally, and we once again wanted to join in the celebration! 🐉
This year, we celebrate the ‘Year of the Ox’! Our Whaleverse characters had the opportunity to dress to the occasion! Isha allowed them to spend some-time with some friendly cows for the celebration! Polite Whale even put on a fancy top-hat for the occasion and dressed up as an Ox!
As part of the celebrations, we’re once again running a small community server event! If you’ve never looked up your Chinese Zodiac until now, you can go to the #find-your-chinese-zodiac room and find which of the 12-year-cycle zodiacs is associated with your birth year! By reacting with each zodiac’s respective emoji, which will add your zodiac to your username and give you a permanent Lunar Celebrator 🏮role for you to keep in case you didn’t claim it last year!
This small server event runs until the 20th of February! Afterwards, we will immediately launch the polished-up version of our Global Game Jam game, Townseek! Look forward to it!
Season’s Greetings from all of us at Whales And Games! 🐳 Even with this years’ adversities, our team wishes you a fantastic holiday season and that you enjoy these days to their best! 🥰
Our own Whaleverse crew will be helping spread the Whalidays joy! As soon as they’re able to get the S.S. WAG going, that is!
If you’re celebrating these holidays, we’d love you to help spread the season’s joy too! As a small Discord community event, we’ve got a temporary #whalidays-wonders channel!
Come and share with us something about your holidays traditionuntil the 6th of January, such as a photo of your christmas tree, special food you’ve prepared, seasonal artwork you’ve made, or anything that you think fits your customs! In exchange for doing so we’ll gift you with a permanent ‘Whalidays Merrymaker 🎁’ role for you to keep!
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! 🐳
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!