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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Graham's Adventure Guide Chart + Nursery Den Tip

Hey Jammers! ^.^

If you haven't heard already, the popular seasonal adventure, Graham's Workshop, is back just in time for summer! I felt like making a guide/chart just for this adventure, so that if you're new to it, you have easy access to basic information, like what tools are needed to retrieve certain materials and elements. Enjoy!


I've also got a cool den tip for y'all that was originally created by a good friend of mine, whom you may also know as GoldenPotato! Enjoy this, too! XD

Nursery
Need a nice, cozy area for your newly adopted pet to sleep? Look no further! This nursery, created by Rosydaisy30603 will surely rock you to sleep!

What You Need:
Plushies
Pillow(s)
Hanging Star Lamp
Pixelated Fence

Arrange the fences so they form a small square. Place the lamp in the corner; this will act as a mobile.  Next, set a pillow or two of your choice in the square. Then decorate the area with plushies and other items.

Neat, huh? c:

Welp, that's all I have for you today! Play wild!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summer Den Design Contest Entry Compilation

Hello Jammers! ^.^ The 900K Views Summer Den Design contest recently came to a close, and with that I promised to make a compilation of all the entries I recieved.

Let me tell you, everyone's dens were absolutely amazing! I was stunned by the decorating skills you guys have! :)

Congratulations to those who received prizes, but in my eyes, everyone who participated is a true winner!

Now, onto the showcase...

Autumnroseaj

awesomecutesmiles

clara88

 Custard709

Firespiritaj

 henrythegreat4

 panda68433

talloose

Once again, BIG THANKS to everyone who entered! Y'all are great!

Thanks for reading! Stay safe and play wild.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Coyote Minibook Quiz Answers

Hi Jammers! I hope you've all had a fantastic weekend. ^.^ Summer has officially begun for me, which means I will have lots more time to provide awesome content for the Animal Jam Whip.

As many of you know, coyotes are now in Jamaa and everyone seems to enjoy them. Every time a new animal is released, a new minibook for that animal is also put into the Chamber of Knowledge, which can be found in the Lost Temple of Zios.

Usually, you can find a short quiz at the back of these minibooks to take. If you answer all five questions correctly, you will win a special prize for your den. :D

Here are the answers to the coyote minibook quiz!


And here is the epic prize you get for answering every question correctly...


It's a holographic coyote trophy!

That's it for today! Thanks for reading, and keep on whipping!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Secret and Unreleased Items in Crystal Palace Den

Hello there, Jammers! ^-^ I'm Nafaria, and you're reading the Animal Jam Whip blog. Hehe, I sound like one of those people who say ''you're watching Disney Channel''. :P

Anyways, today I am going to be showing you guys some cool, possibly unreleased items in AJHQ's custom-designed Crystal Palace den. If you're unfamiliar with these kinds of posts, basically about every update AJHQ designs a den for all Jammers to visit. You can access these dens from the Epic Dens menu. It's a big blue button; you can't miss it!

In these dens, sometimes you might find a few items that aren't released yet. These are what we call unreleased items. Often times there will also be one special item that, when clicked, will open up a secret shop where you can actually purchase that item for your own. Cool, right?

Without further ado, let's begin taking a look at the cool items we can find.


First up, we have the secret item! It's a blue antique couch on the second floor of the palace. Click on it, and this shop will open up. Purchase your very own couch for 950 gems!


Here is an item we saw last time - a recolored version of the famous baby palm tree.


Sitting atop a tiki umbrella table is a lynx minibook. I wonder if we'll ever be able to buy the minibooks and place them in our dens.


Now these trees are pretty awesome. The fruits on them actually start out small, and gradually grow larger, just like IRL fruit trees!


Finally, this little excavation station can be found in the cave of the den. To my understanding, this item hasn't been released yet, but I could be wrong. Correct me, somebody! >.<

So, what do you guys think of these items? Personally, my favorite is the fruit trees. I think they would make great outdoor decoration for our dens.

Thanks for reading! Happy jamming!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Sweet Chair Promo Item

Hello Jammers! :) The other day, a AJ YouTuber named Shopking (or Theshopking) uploaded a video on a brand new promo item that was recently discovered.

Several weeks ago, I posted about a few promo items from the Sweet Magazine, a children's toy magazine that is currently only available in the UK from my understanding. One item is a sweet poster, and the other is a sweet couch.

I'm sure by the context of the brief summary of that post I just gave, and by looking at the title, you can probably guess what this promo item is going to be. That's right, it's a sweet chair!

(picture taken from Shopking's video)


It's pretty cute! It basically just looks like someone sliced the couch into three equal parts and the chair is one of them. I believe the legs are popsicle sticks, and the base and head are some sort of frosting-covered pastry, with a dollop of whipped cream as a cushion. Very sweet, if you ask me. :P

What do you guys think about this item?

Thanks for reading! Goodbye!


Friday, May 26, 2017

Coyotes

Hi Jammers! I hope you all enjoyed yesterday's update! Once again, I apologize for not being able to make an update post when the update came out, but here I am now.

Let's review this week's Jamaa Journal!


Well, it appears AJHQ didn't really get the memo about the majority of the community's opinion on the new Jamaa Journal layout, considering this week's newspaper is similar to the brand-new one we got last time. But hey! Coyotes are finally here, and they are awesome! 


Sadly, they're for members only (what else were you expecting?), and cost 10 diamonds each.

Here are their actions:

PLAY

 SIT

 HOP

SLEEP

 DANCE

A lot of people seem to really enjoy them, including myself!


A new set of clothing items, called the Wild West Gear, is available in the Diamond Shop for a limited time only in celebration of the arrival of coyotes! Although they are located in the armor section of the store, the items do not provide extra damage to obstacles in adventures.

You might find some other western items in stores as well...




Neat!


Pet Sharks have arrived! It's been a while since we've had a new underwater pet, right?


Lions are now gone, but dolphins are coming back!


The popular Minecraft-style seasonal adventure, Graham's Workshop, has returned just for the summer! Collect materials to build awesome items!


The final page is an advertisement about the Spring 2017 AJ Box. If you haven't ordered one already, you still have time!

That's it for today's update! What did you guys think of it? I'd give it an 8/10 stars. ^.^

Bye Jammers!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Animal Creation Process

*The update post will be posted later tomorrow instead of this afternoon. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!*

Hey Jammers! Yes, I will not be able to post about the upcoming update until tomorrow, and I apologize for that. Hopefully this post will interest you guys enough to make up for it. :P

Today, we're going to be talking about the animal creation process for Animal Jam. Tons of work is poured into the creation of every single animal that comes to Jamaa. Recently, the lead character designer for AJ, Taylor Maw (who I also mentioned earlier this week), made a post on social media describing this long and excruciating process. Most of the information from this post comes from his post.

Each animal takes about three months to make, and also takes lots of team effort and talented team members for that matter. The animals are built using a 3D modeling program called Maya. Below is a picture of an artist using Maya to construct a monkey.



After the base of the body is built, eyes, patterns, and nearly 800 accessories are custom fitted for that specific animal. Boy, that must take a really long time... whew. o.o

Then, artists illustrate the animal in a program called Adobe Illustrator to bring it to life through game and marketing assets. For example, do you remember the coyote that sits on the background of the current Animal Jam home page? That's basically what this part is talking about. ^.^

Next, programmers develop the animal into the game and create actions for it, like how it walks, sleeps, plays, etc.

Making a new animal is hard work, but it's all worth it in the end!

Thanks for reading! Tell me what you think of the animal creation process in the comments. Bye!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

AJPW Google Play Award + Cool Costume Ideas

Hello Jammers! Welcome to the Animal Jam Whip!

Did you know that AJPW (Animal Jam Play Wild) was nominated for the 2017 Google Play awards, and won!?

That's right! AJPW received the title of Best App for Kids! Here is a photo of Clark Stacey, the CEO of WildWorks, receiving the award. WildWorks is the company that created Animal Jam and AJPW.


I think it's so neat how far this company has come. This award is a big milestone for WildWorks, and we as a community couldn't be more proud! ^.^

Meanwhile, I've come up with two new outfit ideas for your AJ animals! These will be added to the Costume Corner, which you can view by clicking on the clothing icon on right hand sidebar of the blog.

Pineapple Penguin
Created by nafaria9

Items:
Pineapple Hat
Egg Cloak


 Jack Frost
Created by nafaria9

Items:
Winter Jacket (or Lasso if you'd rather have the staff instead of his hoodie)
Spiked Hair

Thanks for reading, Jammers! Tomorrow is an update day... I wonder what's in store for us! It's also my last day of school. ;)

Bye!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fox Glitch + Item Edits

Hey Jammers! :D

Today I don't really have very much information that I would consider ''news'', but I do have some cool things to show you guys.

First off, a good friend of mine showed me this interesting glitch that occurs when you wear a flower tail on a fox and do the play action.


As you can see, the flower tail doesn't disappear like the rest of the accessories that the fox is wearing when it goes into the hole. I know this glitch is pretty well known and often occurs with other items too, but I also feel like this hasn't been patched for as long as it has been going. I mean, it's not super annoying or anything, but still.

Anyways... moving on!

I was bored a few days ago, and decided to try and create some AJ item edits. A lot of Jammers have social media accounts dedicating to posting edits of things in Animal Jam, so when someone named Ace Vortux posted a free edit template, I decided to make some of my own!





Some of them are kind of messy, like the top hat. I tried making the marble flooring a bit more AJ-like, but that didn't work out too well. *shrugs*

I hope you enjoyed reading today's post! Do you guys like the edits? Should AJHQ release those items into the game? Also, leave some comments on what items you think AJHQ should release!

Bye for now!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Working Codes

100 Gems:
EXPLORER

500 Gems:
TROPICAL
BESTFRIENDS
FLYING
UNDERWATER
TRIVIA
FASHION
PHANTOMS
LLAMAS
ARCTIC
BIRTHDAY
TRENCH
NGKAJ17
TROPICAL

750 Gems:
TIME2JAM
JAMAAFUN2DAY
READY2JAM
BILLYGOAT
FASTFALCON
DASHINGDOLPHIN
SWIFTDEER
CLEVERCOYOTE
CHEERYCHEETAH
TOUCHYTOUCAN
SNEAKYCOUGAR
FUNNYFOX
ADORABLEOTTER
QUICKHORSE
HAPPYHYENA
CUDDLYKOALA
LOVABLELEMUR
LOUDLION
LUCKYLLAMA
LIVELYLYNX
PLAYFULPANDA
POSHPIG
WISEOWL
COOLPOLARBEAR
SILLYSEAL
CURIOUSRACCOON
SUPERSHEEP
WILEYWOLF
FUZZYTIGER
SNOWYLEOPARD
SLOWSLOTH

1,000 Gems:
BEMYBUDDY

Prizes/Items:
AJBDAY6
GETREADY2JAM
AJ4EVER
PAWS4FRIENDS
RIDDLETHIS
HEARTSTONE

Animal Jam Concept Art

Hello Jammers! Welcome to the Animal Jam Whip!

Last winter I posted a picture of some concept art of what may have eventually become Mt. Shiveer, or in this case, the ''Snowy Mountain Flat''. If you're interested in reading more about that particular subject, click here.

Well, today I thought I would continue that long-forgotten secret segment of AJ by posting some more concept art, whether it be animals, pets, or Alphas. These were all drawn by Taylor Maw, the lead character designer for WildWorks.

Ready? Let's go!

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Wow. I could honestly just keep posting concept art forever and ever. This stuff is SOOO COOL! :D

Let me know in the comments what you think about these masterpieces: what you like, dislike, etc.

Thanks for reading! Happy jamming.