- Created: Saturday, 25 October 2014 19:58
- Written by Emerald Flame
Wolf Howl is many people's favorite Festival and even as busy as we are with TSD, we put together a good one for you this year! Majas, Althia, Crunchward, Degu, and I worked on a nice Festival Grounds upgrade! You've got to come see the 32-bit night and fog effects Majas and I added! Majas also added other 32-bit art and did a lovely job adding new sounds! Make sure you have your sounds on while exploring the Dream!
As you probably know, there is a Dragon's Eye Productions Haunted Mansion where spooky version of the game's Creators give you quests! Since I run the staff, I am an evil Kitterwing who enchants all the Team Dragon members to work for me! Crunch helped us update that part this year with all the new Associates and such, so make sure you bump all of them to hear what they say too! Althia also helped a bunch in the patches and DS, fixing bugs, upating, and adding a whole new quest! Xxy, Juliet and the Eventers have been running lots of fun events there too!
Speaking of that new quest, it is pretty exciting. Sylvernight is a 3D artists that runs her own company, Kinzart Productions, making avatars for SL. She played Furcadia a fair bit way back when and when she found out we are working to upgrade Furcadia, she came to volunteer her help as a Pixel! I can't wait to show you the water she made! She has a character and avatar design she started back in 2007 called the Darastryx, a dragon-like creature which you can see her 3D model of here. She used isometric still shots of the 3D model to create a Furcadia avatar and she agreed to let us use it for free in a Wolf Howl Quest! This makes for awesome cross promotion for us best, as well as giving is a cool way to promote our Social Media sites! Make sure you look for all the quest clues on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest. Gar used Sylver's art to make the quest pictures.
Besides the in Dream fun of Wolf Howl, we also have some really awesome contest entries for everyone to enjoy! "Basking in the Moonlight" is the theme this year, which is plenty broad to include most types of Halloween and seasonal Dreams! We are also asking around this year for old WH contest winners that we can put up for exhibit so new people can try them and vets can reminisce. We already have some really lovely Art Contest entries which we have been featuring on Facebook along with entries from the Ode Writing Contest! We also have a spooky Sounds Contest which is a lot of fun. The Participation Contest this time is taking a picture of the Moon and posting it on a Social Media site! I hope people got pics of the big orange moon during the eclipse. There's on a couple of days left but you still have time to enter and get your share of the over 2,000 GDS we usually give out at these seasonal contests!
Rat the Unloved and Majas also came up with another kind of contest following a meme I actually hadn't heard of yet, but which has turned out to be great fun, Spoopy vs Spooky! Like most of are promotions it started as an idea and we all chatted about it and refined the details. Rat made to cool little desctags and Majas drew up adore cat, mouse and bat character in the graphic. Degu colored it up for us and Juliet helped with the promotion graphics! Muunokhoi got the versus pages all ready to go after Majas and I wrote it. There are prizes to be won too! Make sure you get you vote so everyone know if you really scary Spooky or that special kind of Spoopy fun!
Oh! Be sure to check out the cool new graphics Majas has been doing for Digo Market! Lobsel Vith, Brooke, Degu, Rat, and Majas have been working on new Butlers as well to use there and all over! Aren't these new ones for the Wolven and Wolfing amazing? Allen and Pye also got Lokira the Lady of Cruelty, Dark Prime of Pain ready for the background pantheon of WH Primes on the CMS! So many busy Pixels!
The one other Wolf Howl surprise we have for you is our very first (if you don't count Hyoomans) primate avatar, the Lemurkin! We've been planning this one for awhile, but our new Minkin series, this was the perfect time to make it! Majas made the character design and Degu and Rat are helping to make it. Lobsel Vith worked on the Butler and Pye worked in its exclusive black crystal horn desctag. Artex put the special presale Dragonbreath Orbs that Rat made for Minkins in the datebase. Cironir wrote and got the sales up in Digo Market and Majas and Julz worked on the promotional graphics. Yay for Teamwork! I think this avatar made one of my Guardian friends, Heavens Cat, the happiest though as he's always wanted a monkey avatar! Help support Furcadia and go get yours now in Digo Market! Fly my Pretties!