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October 14th, 2017

Grape-kun passes away

Grape-kun and Hululu

(Grape-kun and Hululu as photographed by Tobu Zoo)

By now, we've all heard of Grape-kun, the amazing Humboldt penguin who lived in Tobu Zoo, Japan. Grape-kun became a beloved internet star and otaku idol earlier in 2017 for falling in love with a cut-out of Hululu, penguin-girl character from Kemono Friends multimedia franchise. The story of 'penguin and his waifu' spread fast and wide, making Grape-kun a true celebrity.

Sadly, as reported by Tobu Zoo on October 13th 2017, Grape-kun passed away. True to this amazing story, the staff moved Hululu to the infirmary so that Grape-kun could spend his last moments with his love.

I've been following the love story of Grape-kun and Hululu since it first started trending across the internet and I found the passing of Grape-kun struck me hard. Yes, harder than any recent events or celebrity deaths.

See, to me Grape-kun was the perfect embodiment of why we love penguins; every time you think they couldn't become more relatable, then one falls in love with a cute anime character like a proper otaku.

We miss you, Grape-kun.

So much so, that we're now officially dedicating TAGAP 3 to his memory. We originally didn't mean to have a dedication this time around, but considering how much the passing of this little guy impacted me, I think this is appropriate. I can't think of another way to honour this love story proper.

October 7th, 2017

African Penguin Awareness Day!

Today is African Penguin Awareness Day, celebrating the awesomeness of this endangered flightless bird and raising awareness about their protection. And you know what that also means? A new TAGAP 3 screenshot!

TAGAP 3 African Penguin Awareness shot

(this is actual gameplay footage)

But don't stop with TAGAP 3, days like these are a perfect excuse to stop, whip out Wikipedia or YouTube and spend the day watching penguin media. Not that you should need an excuse for that, but if you do, here it is.

And if you want to aid these amazing critters, please consider helping awesome folks like SANCCOB in their protection efforts. You can do it various ways – either by volunteering, donating or adopting penguins.

Have a waddling African Penguin Awareness Day!

September 25th, 2017

TAGAP 3 has a narrator!

As s surprise announcement, please welcome the Narrator for the intro of TAGAP 3;

Neil Gardner!

Neil both a professional audiobook narrator and the sound mastermind behind Ladbroke Audio – the production company behind many of BBC audio books. Ladbroke Audio and Neil also work closely with Big Finish Productions – the folks behind the Doctor Who audio dramas we here at Penguin DT are addicted to – so you know the narration is in good hands.

And Neil is terrific performer as well; he nailed the narration right out of the gate and it works brilliantly in the game's intro. I can't wait to share it with you folks in November!

Huge thank you to Neil for joining our penguin world domination tour! Also a bonus thank you to Big Finish for pointing us to Neil's way.

July 31st, 2017

TAGAP 10th Anniversary Extravaganza!

Exactly 10 years ago, the original TAGAP: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins was unleashed upon the unsuspecting world. Though we can't celebrate the occasion by releasing the much-anticipated TAGAP 3 – it needs a bit more time in the cooker – how about the next best thing?

You got that right:

TAGAP 3 arrives November 14th, 2017!

And yes, the song heard in the trailer above is TAGAP 3 Theme Song!

But wait, there's more! Also for this occasion, our Weekly Penguin feature is a day ahead of schedule. And this time we're introducing you to the last of the TAGAP3 main villains; The Funky Warlord!

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For more information on this leader of Pluto's armed forces, check out his Weekly Penguin entry – and the latest Making of TAGAP3 blog post.

And finally, now that we have had the entire TAGAP3 rogues gallery introduced, meet the whole gang together, in screenshot taken straight from the opening cinematic:

The Rogues Gallery of TAGAP3

(this is an actual shot from the in-engine intro cinematic)

Thank you all for supporting Pablo's world conquest over all these years – it means a lot to us!

Have a fun TAGAP 10th Anniversary!

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September 29th, 2017

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