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Summer Festival Events!

Traditional Lighting of the Fires Ceremony

Join the creators of Furcadia: Felorin, Talzhemir, and Emerald Flame this Saturday for the tradition that's spanned for decades! New this year: brand new particle fire effects!

We'll be meeting in the NE area of the Summer Festival map.

Where: furc://festival
Date: Saturday, June 25
Time: 3pm FST (CST)


Tomb of the Nameless King

You're invited!

Where: furc://festival
Date: Tuesday, June 28
Time: 4pm FST (CST)

Join us on Tuesday! We'll grab some tools and delve into the depths of the ancient resting place of the Nameless King, digging for precious treasures, ancient relics, or glittering gems. If you can make your way from the tomb safely with your finds, you can trade them for better tools, trinkets, and other goodies and prizes! Beware though... there is an unsettling magic about the tomb that feels of dark secrets and hidden dangers... Prizes and fun await! Bring your friends!

RSVP here!

Tomb of the Nameless King

PacaPuff!

New avatars are always exciting, and this one is particularly intriguing!

A new kind of magical being has been discovered, one that the fortune tellers of Kasuria refer to as the Guardians of the Aether. The SkyPuffs are a family of the most adorable creatures you may have ever seen! Imbued with celestial magic, they not only dazzle with their cuteness, but also their magical abilities!

The first of these angelic SkyPuffs is the PacaPuff! These tiny alpacas, cloaked in swirly clouds and featuring special rainbow magic, are sure to win your heart! It's all sorts of cute and funny, and is guaranteed to make you stand out as you sparkle your way through maps and dreams (the PacaPufff will be usable on all maps).

While PacaPuff isn't quite ready yet, you can be among the very first players to get one on Digo Market! For preordering a PacaPuff, you'll receive an exclusive presale desctag FOR LIFE! It cannot be obtained later on, though, so you really do need to get it before it is released - you can't save the order for later!

Beach Bash Dream Contest Winners

Hello everyone! It's high time to recognize our talented players who created fantastic Dreams for the Beach Bash Dream Contest!

Players were asked to design Dreams featuring a fun Summertime game or activity. We ended up with some absolutely amazing creations to explore and play in! We're sorry about the delay in getting the Dreams properly judged and are hugely thankful to the contestants for being so patient and understanding.

You can find the Dream entries here and they (along with some exhibition entries) are loaded in the Spring Festival map, to the SW if you'd like to explore them.


Regular's category for Dream winners:

Second Place (100 GD) Furnarchy Devil, Beach Resort

This Dream features a resort with good attention paid to sound ambience, a cute hidden underwater cove, an interactive bar top, and incorporates both re-size and mimic DS. The Dream is beautiful, thanks to Tacoma's patch artwork! Well done!

First Place (200 GD) and now a new Master Dreamweaver: Gherkin, Happy Froggy Island

This Dream is really a well-thought-out, whole world with memorable NPCs (like Beryl, who wanted a 'pick-me-up'!) and consistently maintains a vibrant, friendly feel. Close attention was paid to ensuring a fabulous new-player experience by incorporating the use of a website with tips, instructions, as well as even a helpful in-Dream NPC guide.

My favorite part about the Dream was the beautiful panorama area with a rainbow parasol, and the frogspawn piano (I stimmed on that for about 2 minutes, teehee!)

Featuring its own original artwork and unified color palette, skin, OST and original sound design (seriously, go have a listen!), mini quests, its own website guide and avatar effects + accessories... this one is quite literally jam-packed with features. You can really tell how much love and attention went into this project!


Master's category for Dream winners:

And now the Master's category, where the prizes are higher, but the competition is steeper!

Second place (200 GD): Deathdog, Party Island

This Dream featured a theme-park vibe with good attention paid to crowd-dispersal (always important with game Dreams!) It also had cute, custom animated art (my favorite was the seagull)!

The sound effects were appreciated, helping to improve immersion. The color maze was fun: figuring out the order was entertaining! Same with the main map word cross puzzle. My favorite activities were both the nostalgic bouncy castle as well as the teacup carousel! Great job, Deathdog!

First Place (400 GD): Terra Wolf, Sauria Island

This Dream's highlight is the stunning artwork, featuring custom local avatars, a skin, epically shaded HUGE dinosaurs, glowing crystal caverns with lighting and gorgeous teal waterfalls, animated waves patches and even archeological digging artwork! The ambient music and follow-sound effects were also extremely well done.

This Dream was also stuffed to the brim with activities, including shell-collecting, egg-sitting, fossil-finding, herb-foraging, hunting, and den-decorating, all of which unlocked decorations and wishing stones!! My favorite activity was the bumpable digging (like minecraft on Furcadia), and also chasing the bouncing prehistoric elephant shrew!

There was also a lot of care shown in the small touches, like adding a quiz to the museum area, incentivizing players to read the educational aspects of the area, as well as the inventory system for building a den! The NPC characters were also lovable, including my favorite, the adorable Green Sauropod, who said, "I really like the mixed veggis at the cafe. I look forward to it every year!" D'aww!


Great job everyone! Thanks to all those who had a hand in organizing and running these festivities, both volunteers and staff! And most importantly, a huge thank you to all of you who put in so much hard work on your entries! We are consistently blown away by the level of talent and unbridled imagination you all exhibit during these contests. You're amazing!

Silver Bells Raffle Winners 2022

Woohoo! Yesterday, February 28th, Glaciess and Cironir hosted the ceremony to hand out the prizes from the Silver Bells Raffle. We had a good, fun crowd with lots of laughter and chatting! Thanks everyone who attended this 3-hour long event! In case you missed the fun, or want a recap of who won what, see below!

Week 1

1 x Avatar Space: Jubilante

1 x Gold Sponsorship: Sitamun

1 x Kittersize: Chiss

Week 2

1 x World Package: Simple

1 x Silver Sponsorship: Sphinx

1 x Gloaming: Peep

Week 3

1 x Exclusive Turf: Anviawn

3 x 1 Avatar of choice FOR LIFE: Fergie V - Joker - Zya

Full Set of Wings: Kippur

Week 4

1 x Avatar Space: Pene

1 x Silver Sponsorship: Rakan

1 x World Package: Aussie

Week 5

1 x Direwing (Gar's custom avatar): Delight Griffin

1 x Gold Sponsorship: Tohubohu

1 x Kittersize : Dawny

Week 6

1 x Exclusive Turf: Rode

1 x Gold Sponsorship: Sandy and Macy

1 x Silver Sponsorship: Siralyn

Week 7

1 x Avatar Space: Fergie V

1 Gold Sponsorship: Morwen Morcalë

1 x Kittersize: Riggs

Week 8

1 x Exclusive Turf: Rake

1 Gold Sponsorship: Nightress

1 x Gloaming: Jade Dragonetti

Week 9

1 x Avatar Space: Zya

3 x Silver Sponsorship: Kemoh - Cronus Starstrings - Alpha North

1 x Kittersize: Sandy and Macy

1 x 100 GD Scales: Chiss

All prizes have been awarded except for Avatar Spaces and Exclusive Turfs. Winners of these items will be contacted by Cironir this week with details on how to claim them.

Congratulations to all our winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Silver Bells Raffle! Your support of Furcadia is truly appreciated, and so very heartwarming. We look forward to next year's holiday raffle!

SnowYip Kindling

When: Tuesday, March 1st, 4pm FST (CST)

Where: The Wylde, Mountain Aerie

Come one come all, let's welcome our cutest new snowy Ferian to Furcadia! These gorgeous fluffy foxes will be flashing their magnificent tails for the first time in game.

Also, their playfulness has brought a new game the the Wylde's mountain Aerie, called Snowflake Catch! Come for all the food and chances to win a day of SnowYip.

This also means this is your very last chance to get an EXCLUSIVE presale desctag of the snowyip's snowflake - which will never expire! After that the SnowYip will be available for a year without the special desctag.

Furcadia's 25th Birthday!

Happy Birthday to us all! Furcadia is 25! That is a quarter-century of furre friendship, sharing dreams, and building memories. Join us in celebration! Furcadia Creators are having a party and you’re invited! There will be shared memories, door prizes, a live stream, and lots of festivities in classic Furcadia style! We'll be there this Thursday (the 16th) at 3:00 PM FST in Allegeria Island. Can't make it so early? Not a problem! Join us later in the day, we'll party into the evening!

Come share your cherished memories and Furcadian stories with us and the entire community! Send us a video link of you talking about your most touching, fun or zany memory of your time in Furcadia, or write up a story in text form. We'll play or read your submissions at the event. Everyone submitting a video link or a story will receive a 25th Anniversary tag FOR LIFE. Please send your entries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and be sure to include your character name!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Silver Bells - Annual Winter Sale

The most festive time of year approaches, and that means we’re unpacking the annual Winter Sale for Digo Market!

Each week beginning November 21st will feature a group of avatars on sale for up to 70% off! This will continue for a whopping 9 weeks of sales until every single regular avatar gets its chance in the spotlight, wowzers! This includes a slew of avatars that will see their first FOR LIFE versions introduced, as well as others that will have their FOR LIFE versions discounted for the first time. Much excite!

But wait, there’s more!

When a Silver Bell rings, an Angel Cat gets its wings!

The sweet tinkling of silver bells is a familiar and traditional sound during the holiday season, and legend has it that every time you hear that joyous jingle it means an Angel Cat has earned its wings! Now you can celebrate the ascension of these fluffy felines by carrying one (or more!) of these beautiful Silver Bells with you until the end of February.

Every purchase of special Winter Sale items made over the next 9 weeks will award 1-3 Silver Bell desctags, with each Silver Bell counting as an entry into a super epic raffle taking place at the conclusion of the Winter Sale in February. And just what makes this raffle so super epic? Ultra rare and limited prizes of course! But to add a little fun and mystery, the full list of available prizes will slowly be revealed week by week, right here, over the course of the Winter Sale. Oooh, suspense!


Every Silver Bell from all 9 weeks counts as an entry into the raffle for the entire 9 week prize pool!

Check out the prize list below -- we're kicking things off with a bang!

Week 1 1 x Avatar Space, 1 x Gold Sponsorship, 1 x Kittersize (all FOR LIFE)
Week 2 1 x World Package, 1 x Silver Sponsorhip, 1 x Gloaming (all FOR LIFE)
Week 3 1 x Exclusive Turf**, 3 x 1 Avatar of choice FOR LIFE***, Full Set of Wings (all FOR LIFE)
Week 4 1 x Avatar Space, 1 x Silver Sponsorship, 1 x World Package (all FOR LIFE)
Week 5 1 x Direwing (Gar's custom avatar), 1 x Gold Sponsorship, 1 x Kittersize (all FOR LIFE)
Week 6 1 x Exclusive Turf**, 1 x Gold Sponsorship, 1 x Silver Sponsorship (all FOR LIFE)
Week 7 1 x Avatar Space, 1 Gold Sponsorship, 1 x Kittersize (all FOR LIFE)
Week 8 1 x Exclusive Turf**, 1 Gold Sponsorship, 1 x Gloaming (all FOR LIFE)
Week 9 1 x Avatar Space, 3 x Silver Sponsorship, 1 x Kittersize (all FOR LIFE), 1 x 100 GD Scales

With so many amazing deals, there'll be plenty of opportunity to increase your chances of winning one or more of these awesome prizes!

*Silver Bells remain in your description until the conclusion of the raffle. These may be turned off through the Desctags Setting page (must be logged in to view). They cannot be traded, so make sure you put in the name of the character that you want them on!

**pending staff approval.

***only avatars currently available on Digo Market are eligible choices.

Help Save the Koalas!

Koala CharityThe Koalas have had a bear of a time. While our whole world was on fire, so was theirs.

Fires have been ravaging Australian forests and wilderness, causing many Koalas and other unique wildlife to lose their homes and habitats. Furcadia has always been appreciative of our animal friends, and we would like your help to take care of some vulnerable furry friends.

We have researched The Australian Koala Foundation who are doing an exceptional job conserving and protecting endangered koalas and deserve our help.

They have been fighting for koalas and their habitats for over 35 years. Tirelessly helping threatened koalas directly, planting new trees to expand habitats and damaged ecosystems, and working hard to support political changes that protect these adorable animals and their environment.

Help us support this important charity, become adorable, and show love for one of Australia's most iconic animals all at the same time!

One of the most frequently requested avatars, the Koalen, is now available! To help this little marsupial make a big impact we are donating 50% of the revenue from each Koalen avatar that is purchased before January 1st, 2022 directly to the Australian Koala Foundation.

As a thank-you for your special support, everyone who buys a Koalen before the end of the year also receives an exclusive charity desctag FOR LIFE. The tag features blooming eucalyptus with both Australian aboriginal and national flag colors!

The Koalen avatar was designed and drawn by James, with butler, portraits, specitags and icons by Degu, and animations and final polish by Rat the Unloved!

Pick up a cute Koalen, maybe even two, today!

Wolf Howl 2020 Contest Winners

Phew! Sincerest apologies for the considerable delay in getting the results out for the the 2020 Wolf Howl contests. As compensation for our participants' -- very much appreciated -- patience, each will be receiving 1 year of Spirit Wolf on top of their prizes for placement in each category.

Pumpkin Patch Carving Winners -

[Judging courtesy of Rat the Unloved]

Alas, poor punkins, I knew them well. Having raised them up from but small seeds into such specimens as to bring joy to all who beheld them, and then offered them up for the carving pleasure of our dear community and the customary Wolf Howl traditions.

How can one judge that which is art? I mean, you know... ahem... plenty of people can be quite vigorous, and somewhat unkind in their judgements, and I feel they miss the true soul of the thing in doing so.

Let us start then with Thrifty Geek, who poured their creative juices into this humble fairytale pumpkin and from it crafted a face of spooky delight! They are noted with an Honorable Mention.

Then there is the offering of Zack The Great, tapping also into that 2020 spirit with a pumpkin perfectly carved, but left unlit. Darkened within, as without. Truly, a bold work, and a strong Third Place.

Next is Kono, a classic Jack O Lantern, flickering with candle light, scowling at the night to ward off evil spirit and pumpkin smasher alike. This is a fine friend, a good lad indeed. Second Place!

And lastly, but not leastly, as indeed they are FIRSTly... Single and their adorable cat-o-lantern. This OwO brought a big grin to my face, and I hope to yours as well. The stand-out winner, and a fantastic effort all around.

Thank you to all who visited Wolf Howl last year, and celebrated online or offline safely and joyfully. Thank you to those who participated in the carving contest, and to those who carve them another time in another place, displayed in their own dreams. Summer is nice and all, but Fall is the most wonderful time of the year.


Spooky Spells Winners -

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Honorable Mentions: Happastance, Fading Memories

Both of these entries were very well thought out, charming, and super fun to read, but unfortunately were just shy of meeting parameters for the contest.

Prize - Premade Specitag of choice

3rd Place: Cosmic Star Bar

A cute and concise spell resulting in a cookie fight! Playtime and snacks all rolled in one. Yum!

Prize - Premade Specitag of choice & Animated Portrait Space

2nd Place: Furnarchy Devil

This spell brought to mind a triad of witches cackling over their bubbling cauldron, tossing ingredients in from random cob-webbed jars, to create a potion of some sort of gleeful mischief we are certain!

Prize - Premade Specitag of choice, Desctag Space, & Animated Portrait Space

1st Place: Kay Katt

Kay Katt's entry gave us two detailed incantations for strength and swiftness, but culminated in the most important power of all -- friendship! Their use of phrasing and rhythm truly created a beautiful image and feelings of warmth.

Prize - Premade Specitag of choice, Animated Portrait Space, & choice of Ghostie or Kitterjack FOR LIFE


Winners will be contacted in game regarding specitag choice.

Thank you to all who participated!

St. Patrick's Day!

Erin go Bragh!

Do you enjoy wearing green, drinking brew, and chasing tiny chortling green-clad furres for their pot of gold?! Of course you do, and we do too!

Drop on by ye olde Mycroft's Tavern in Meovanni this Wednesday, March 17th as the Eventers celebrate everything that is St. Patrick's Day.

Looking for something festive to wear to the party? Digo Market is chock full of awesome St. Patrick's Day deals on items and costumes!

Where: Mycroft's Tavern, Meovanni

When: Wednesday, March 17th

Time: 5pm FST

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