Created: Wednesday, 24 December 2014 05:07
Written by Emerald Flame
We wish you Happy Holidays and a fantastic New Year! Thought you might like an update on all things Furcadia! We also hope that this note finds you well and in good spirits.
Just a few days ago, Furcadia celebrated its 18th Birthday! It's all grown up and legal now. :) We've had a magnificent party in 32-bit Meovanni Village with hundreds of players attending in the game and on Dr. Cat's Twitch Channel where Furcadia staff streamed for many hours into the early morning. Thanks to everyone who attended and celebrated with us, and thank you all for being a part of our community all this time.
Speaking of events! Danival's Winter Festival recently opened its snowy gates with creative contests for you to participation! This festival's contests are:
Dreamweaving: Build a Dream that is a home for the holidays.
Art: Draw a Furcadia home inside a snow globe.
Writing: Write a store about giving a friend (or pet, or ferian) a home for the holidays.
Social Media: Post a screenshot of your favorite holiday dream on an approved social network.
Read all about the different competitions here. There are only a few weeks left to enter!
As every year, Holiday Sales shine brightly on the Digo Market, too! We have an 8-week sale going on where every single For Life avatar gets discounted by up to 70%! The Digos on sale change weekly, with a different theme each week. New this year, you get a different Adoption Ribbon desctag FOR LIFE included in every sale, with a new ribbon each week! If there's an avatar you've always wanted, or that would put a big smile on a friend's face, now is the best time to make dreams come true.
Since our last newsletter in the hot summer, our family of Digo avatars has grown. The Minkin avatars have arrived with magical mini-furres that can be used in all areas of Furcadia. So far, the Minkin line includes the Drakkin (a little shoulder dragon), the Lemurkin with its colorful, ringed tail, the soon-to-hatch Jerbokin, and the very popular Kitsukin, perhaps cutest and fluffiest of all avatars!
Now for an update on The Second Dreaming! We are very close to our 250k Donations Goal that will fund 32-bit all over Furcadia, which is very exciting! We have already released the lovely new Pages and many of the promised web features! The newly designed Dream and Fox Editors are almost complete, they just need a few more features, and the 32-bit Fox files. Then the Editors and newly completed Lighting System will be ready for Backer testing! Our artists have over a thousand of the default objects done in 32-bit, double sized and are working on the rest. As well, the avatar upgrades and new Butlers are making good progress. You can see a lot of these already as we start to update many of the main maps!
As you know we are making a web client to increase our new players! This has been available for Backers to test for quite some time and as soon as the new Fox format is ready we will start applying the sexy, modern interfaces we've been working on. The big news though is that along with the Web Client, we will be releasing a C# Mobile Client! It will be made first for Android phones and tablets, but will port easily to iOS, Mac and even to Windows. So much excitement for this coming year! Furcadia will be mobile, modern and beautiful!
If you want to follow what is going on year 'round be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Youtube and TwitchTV. You can also follow the Second Dreaming Blog (Make sure you are logged in as a Backer or Sponsor to view the exclusive articles) and of course, over system announcements in Furcadia. We are very happy to have you part of our Home for the Holidays!
~Felorin, Emmie, and Team Dragon