September 19th, 2014
Join the Penguin Watch
Non-TAGAP penguin news time! You know, there's a sort of an in-joke here among Penguin DT folks about these beautiful Antarctic shots of penguin colonies with hundreds of birds; "if you get bored, try counting these". Well, that is no longer a joke, but an actual thing you can do... for science!
Zooniverse's Penguin Watch is basically a crowdsourced Antarctic wildlife photography annotation project. All you need to do is to spot all the penguins and their eggs in the photographs and place a tag on them within the image. By doing this you're not only helping in cataloguing the photos, but you are also helping the scientists in data gathering.
So, next time when you start getting bored at your office, school or where-ever, just load up www.penguinwatch.org; You get to pass time watching adorable penguins, all the while helping scientists in understanding Antarctic wildlife. If that isn't a win-win scenario, I don't know what is.
July 30th, 2014
T-Day '14 – Behind the Scenes of TAGAP 3
It's TAGAP release anniversary time – the first game was released exactly seven years ago, while TAGAP 2 turns three today! While we can't offer you the birthday of TAGAP 3, we do have a special treat;
The very first Behind the Scenes video for TAGAP 3!
For more information on the video, check out the new blog update.
You may have noticed that we're one day early with our celebrations. Well, Finland being plagued with heat waves and thunder storms right now, we decided to play things safe and get this out while our connection is solid. But I'm sure none of you TAGAP followers will complain about getting TAGAP 3 goodies a day early!
Happy T-Day 2014!
May 3rd, 2014
100 Twitter followers means there's a thank-you screenshot!
We've reached 100 Twitter followers – and as a thank you to everyone, here's a new TAGAP 3 screenshot! This one was captured from the most recently finished level and features Pablo dodging the grenade barrage from the Longlegs robot. Also approaching from the right; Space penguin take on the floating mines.
Again, thank you for bearing with our 140-letter ramblings so far!
April 25th, 2014
Happy World Penguin Day!
Yes, it's the second of the two annual penguin days, The World Penguin Day!
Just in time for the occasion, The PEW Charitable trust has launched a global penguin conservation project, which aims to stop the decline in penguin species through the first worldwide effort to address threats to their populations. The goals of the project are to establish large marine reserves in Antarctic waters and to protect and maintain breeding and feeding grounds throughout the Southern Hemisphere.
For more information on the project, please head to PEW trusts' penguin project site – and remember to fill out their petition, too! Let everyone deciding on these matters know how much you love these flightless, monochromatic wonders!
And like the Penguin Awareness Day earlier this year, today, too, has a Doctor Who connection. You see, the last of the 50th anniversary celebratory goodies announced last November finally became available for purchase; Silva Screen Records' Doctor Who: The TARDIS Edition. Since this epicness marks the end of the anniversary holabaloo, I thought this, combined with the World Penguin Day, would be a perfect opportunity to roll out the rest of The Eleven Penguin Doctors solo wallpapers! They are available – together with much more penguin goodness – in our penguin downloads section.
October 10th, 2014