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Annual Lighting of the Fires

The long, hot days of Summer are in full swing -- it's time for our annual Lighting of the Fires! Come join us in the gorgeous Festival of the Sun Dream where Felorin, Emerald Flame, Gar, and others will set the stunning 32-bit braziers ablaze in honor of Summer and the season of M'Rill, Prime of Felines. Always a popular event, be sure to arrive early to grab a good seat!

When: Saturday, July 21st

Where: Festival of the Sun

Time: 2pm FST

Sneak Peak: Web Client Interface

Hope your summer is going well! Work on our web/mobile client for Furcadia has continued and we moved it to a new location! If you are a Second Dreaming supporter or have a Silver/Gold Sponsorship, you can access it at https://play.furcadia.com. You may notice that it currently uses the standard interface, but that's just a temporary placeholder. Here's a quick preview of what the finished graphical user interface will look like:

Furcadia web client interface preview

Exciting Happenings for Festival of the Sun!

Sunshine, beach parties, picnics, and waterballoon fights are all staples of the hot Summer months, and here in Furcadia it also means it's time to celebrate the annual Festival of the Sun!

Like with all festivals, there is much to see and do! Wander the exotic market for a special trinket, riddle with a Sphinx, ride an impressive barge down the river, or explore mysterious ancient catacombs. Don't forget to pay tribute to our Lady M'Rill, Prime of Felines, as well! She may just reward you for your patronage!

New this year -- Whispers upon the warm, dry breezes speak of the sudden appearance of a long-forgotten hidden tomb, wreathed in mystery and darkness. The tale of a terrible Nameless King scrawled across the tomb's exterior hint at the potential peril of delving into the depths, but every great adventure has an element of danger, no? A troupe of archaeologists have set up around the entrance, offering tools and guidance to any would-be treasure seekers come to try their luck within the catacombs, so grab a torch and pickaxe and venture into the unknown! Who knows what amazing and wondrous things you'll discover?


In celebration of the unveiling of this incredible new game, there are two super fun contests to go along with it!

It's time to "Walk like a Furregyptian"! The recent release of custom specitags means a whole new level of customization for your characters. Show us what your ancient Aegyptian side looks like by designing a sleek and super cool themed specitag.

If putting quill to papyrus is more your style, get creative by writing out a short story all about treasure hunting through this newly discovered ancient tomb.

Contest Rules

How to Enter: Specitag Design

  • Create your unique design in either remapping or non-remapping format
  • Remapping images must be made in FSHEd with 8bit colors and legacy file format
  • If you want to add transparency to your image, use color #00000
  • Image dimensions must be no greater than 14x40
  • Email your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please remember to include your Furcadia name so we can credit properly!

How to Enter: Tomb Hunt Adventure Short Story

  • Please keep to 5000 words or less
  • Extra credit for proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Email your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please remember to include your Furcadia name so we can credit properly!

Deadline: Sunday, July 29th - 11:59pm FST

Prizes:

  • Specitag spaces, desctag spaces, and animated portrait spaces are all up for grabs, but first place in each category will receive a super shiny and mystical MF Sphynx FOR LIFE!

Note:

  • Any entries not meeting the requirements will be disqualified and none are guaranteed a prize.
  • You may only enter this contest once!
  • Upon submission, you grant Dragon’s Eye Productions (DEP) permission to post your work and share it with the community. DEP may post, edit, and distribute creative contributions made through contests freely to players and for promotion of Furcadia.
  • All entries must conform to Furcadia’s T+ standard or lower.

And, of course, the arrival of the Festival of the Sun also means that the Lighting of the Fires is not far off. This traditional event is held annually within the Festival grounds and always sees a huge gathering! Felorin and Talzhemir will be on hand to light the fires -- you may even catch a glimpse of M'Rill herself! So be sure to watch for the date announcement!

Fun in the Sun Dream Contest

Long sunny days and warm moonlit nights... Summer has arrived! Time for all things outdoorsy and fun!

Working alone or in a team, build a Dream showcasing an awesome, super fun Summer game! Let your imagination run wild -- maybe an inner tube checker board, or ultimate frisbee! Purrhaps bubble soccer? How about lawn darts (just don't throw them straight up!)? No matter how silly or serious, we can't wait to see and play with your creations!

This contest will run all Summer, so you have lots of time to get those creative juices flowing!


Contest Rules

  • Dreams must feature a playable game.
  • You may not submit creations that are not your own.
  • Dreams must adhere to Furcadia’s T+ standard.
  • Read the Rules and Requirements page for more details!
  • Master and Regular entries are judged separately (please indicate your status in your submission.) Exhibition entries are welcome, too!

Your submission must include everything specified in the Dream Contest Guide!

Email your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the Furcadia names of your team by August 26th at 11:59 pm FST

Prizes:

The entries selected by the judges as 1st place shall receive:

  • Masters: 300 GD to the Team Lead to distribute to their team
  • Regulars: 200 GD to the Team Lead to distribute to their team
  • More prizes may be given out depending on participation!

Note:

  • Any entries not meeting the requirements will be disqualified and none are guaranteed a prize.
  • Upon submission, you grant Dragon’s Eye Productions (DEP) permission to post your work and share it with the community. DEP may post, edit, and distribute creative contributions made through contests freely to players and for promotion of Furcadia.

Expired and inactive Groups

Since the introduction of Groups, many players have made use of this social feature to promote their Dreams, find like-minded friends, and display their community connections. It's been educating for us to see how players have utilized Groups and what the challenges were.

As a step toward further improving Groups, we have removed all description tags originating from Groups that no longer exist. Free Registered Groups do not prevent a character from expiring due to inactivity, so if the character that is associated with a Group expires, so does the Group. Until now, this didn't delete tags from characters that were previously part of the expired Groups, which wasn't an ideal solution. If you are missing tags from your description after this week's maintenance, it is because the Groups the tags came from are no longer in existence. Desctags from expired Groups will now be removed on a monthly schedule.

A note on inactive Groups: If you own a Group that is set to "inactive", but the uploader/Rah still exists, please reactivate your Group or contact us at https://support.furcadia.com soon. All members of inactive Groups will be removed from these Groups starting on July 15, 2018. In other words, inactive and expired Groups will be treated identically after this deadline.

Confused by all of this and have questions or concerns, please drop us a support ticket and we'll be happy to help. :)

The Husken are Here + Felorin's Birthday!

Furcadia's bounciest fluffers (or fluffiest bouncers?) have arrived and are already eagerly licking and frolicking their way into our hearts! Now available for regular purchase, including Dragon Scales, on Digo Market.

Thank you to everyone who joined us Monday night to welcome these brand new Ferian pups in appropriately exuberant fashion. We launched an all new Fetch game in celebration -- now permanent and playable any time! Woo! -- which paired up teams of two for lightning-round competition to throw and fetch as many bouncy balls as possible in 1 minute! Hilarious chaos ensued! :D

Read more: The Husken are Here + Felorin's Birthday!

Colors for Mothers Contest Winners!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend filled with lots of love, hugs, and fond memories shared.

We received some phenomenal entries to our Colors for Mothers coloring contest this past weekend, and are super excited to show off the beautiful winning entries. Great job to all who took part, and congratulations to all our winners who snagged themselves some awesome prizes -- including the brand new super adorable Mother's Day specitag!

Read more: Colors for Mothers Contest Winners!

Colors for Mothers!

Mother's Day weekend approaches! Sunday, May 13th will be the time to celebrate all the amazing mothers in the world, be they skinned, furred, scaled, or feathered!

Haven't snagged a gift yet for your Furcadian mom or mom friend? Hop on over to Digo Market where you will find snugs, roses, even fancy FOR LIFE specitags that they can proudly show off to their friends!

Better yet, would you like the chance to win some amazing prizes for mom? You can! Just take part in our Mother's Day coloring contest featuring this adorably sweet Momma Catten and Catling coloring page!

Read more: Colors for Mothers!

Web Client Access Update

Great news everyone! The super awesome Treeki has been hard at work on our web client and we are pleased to announce that test access has now been expanded to all Silver and Gold Sponsors!

The web client runs in all standard web browsers (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc), including those on most tablets and phones! You'll be able to play Furcadia like normal, but now on all these devices, no installation required! If you currently have SS or GS, simply click here and you'll be taken to the login page for the web client.

It's important to note that this is an early access version of the web client. It is a test version, not a finished product! Pounce support, a new user interface, and many other features are still missing, but will progressively be added. The purpose of giving you access to the early access version is so that you can test it on your computer, tablet or smartphone already now and share any issues you find. Please report bugs and problems here. We are updating the early access version frequently, so check back often.

Don't have Silver or Gold Sponsorship? Head over to Digo Market to get set up with one!

And if you see Treeki running around, be sure to give them a high-five!

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