October 8th, 2016
African Penguin Awareness Day!
Today is African Penguin Awareness Day, celebrating the awesomeness of this endangered flightless bird and raising awareness about their protection. So naturally as penguin-obsessed folk, we take this as a chance to celebrate with new TAGAP 3 screenshot!
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, adopting penguins or perhaps by buying one these handmade fellows.
Have a waddling African Penguin Awareness Day!
October 4th, 2016
Today is Tuesday and that means it's time for our weekly feature; Weekly Penguin! Since this week we're trying something different again, we thought this would be good time to highlight the feature once more!
See, this week we cooked up a stop-motion time lapse video of the assembly of these two cutesy Lego penguins. Naturally, like most of the penguin figurines and plush toys we feature, these fellows, too, are featured as a desktop wallpaper.
And as always, Weekly Penguin is indeed a weekly feature here at TAGAP HQ. Just hit that penguin icon at the top-right corner of the site to see the latest featured penguin, updated every Tuesday!
September 2nd, 2016
Happy Birthday, Duke Nukem 3D!
Today marks the 20th anniversary of Duke Nukem 3D – and we have to celebrate with an appropriately nuclear Penguin Nukem wallpaper!
And of course this epicness is also available as wallpaper!
Duke Nukem 3D is as special to me and TAGAP as DOOM is; Whilst DOOM turned me into a gamer and raised my awareness of mods, Duke 3D was the game I started modding myself. It provided the bedrock for my first actual levels, first game scripts and first game sprites. On top of that, I still think that the design of the game borders on perfect, brilliantly balancing the eternal struggles of 'scripting vs. emergent gameplay' and 'realism vs. arcade action'.
In addition to the anniversary going on, the official Duke website has a countdown ticking away towards a reveal of some sorts. Naturally I'm beyond excited to see this ass-kicking loudmouth making a return, whatever form it takes. Let's hope this comeback turns out as successful as that of DOOM.
Hail to the king, baby!
July 31st, 2016
TAGAP Day 2016 – Character reveal and an announcement!
It's that time of the year once more – TAGAP anniversary day! It's been nine years to the day since the first TAGAP was unleashed. To celebrate, we have some surprises for you. Let's start with the biggest one away – a special announcement in a video form;
But hey, that's not all, we have more! Meet a new space penguin from Pluto – The Funky Botanist!
For more on who The Funky Botanist is, do check out the new Making of TAGAP3 blog post. And finally, we can't have a penguin party without new screenshots;
Have an awesome TAGAP Day 2016!
Progress and raiding tombs|
November 11th, 2016