Today marks the 13th anniversary of the launch of the original TAGAP – and it has become a yearly tradition to celebrate with some TAGAP goodies! Whilst we don't have a new trailer this time around, we did prepare a selection of screenshots from TAGAP 4.
These screenshots showcase familiar settings from the very first TAGAP, completely re-designed and re-imagined for the new gameplay mechanics and HD artwork. TAGAP 4 is NOT a remake, mind, but you do get to visit some places from the past that are still standing in this timeline – as there was no Pablo to destroy them.
And that is not all! I've finally dedicated a day of internet bandwidth to upload the 150 GB uncompressed version of the TAGAP 4 gameplay reveal to YouTube. The original encoded upload, though it was exactly as specified in the specs, was made blurry as heck by YouTube's compression algorithm – it really, REALLY hated our rain effects. The new version looks a lot better, though the download version is still superior in comparison.
And finally, naturally there's a new blog update on the TAGAP going-ons!
Happy TAGAP Day 2020, everyone! Stay safe and stay penguin.
Updates! Updates to everything!
Classic TAGAP v3.3 and TAGAP 3 v2.0 are now available to download. These updates include critical hotfixes addressing what turned out to be a memory leak, potentially resulting in crashes. Both releases also have further effects engine optimizations – as well as updated sound engine.
As always, you can download the updates as stand-alone installers, plain zip files or as more light-weight patches to the previous versions.
Long-time TAGAP speed-runner Veldoodles has done complete longplay runs of the trilogy, the idea being that if you need some TAGAP B-roll but don't have the time to record some of your own, you're free to use his. If you do, give him a shoutout!
The full trilogy is now up:
These videos have also now have a dedicated new FAQ page, Playthroughs. Huge Thank You to Veldoodles!
Speaking of Veldoodles' videos, his uploads got claimed by some nefarious music rights companies, who think they own parts of the OSTs – which obviously is completely bull. The reason the Classic TAGAP update was delayed last week is because of this, as I've been forced to study my legal options on the matter. YouTube, eh?
Unless something else catastrophic occurs, the delayed Classic TAGAP update should launch THIS week.
Since my schedule went haywire and I had to postone the Classic TAGAP updates to next week, would a new TAGAP 4 be an apt form of a penguin apology?
And yes, in TAGAP 4 we – finally – have the proper level completion stats tracking.
A smaller hot-fix styled TAGAP 3 update v1.9, improving stabilitiy and fixing issues resulting from the more extereme optimisation steps taken with the previous release. In other words; if you ran into technical troubles when running the previous release, this hopefully fixes your issues. For the full list of changes, check out the version history.
To download the update, head to Download TAGAP 3 section. And of course the update is available as a stand-alone installer, an update and plain ZIP files.
While every day is a penguin day in Penguin DT HQ, we take the World Penguin Day as an excuse to celebrate.
And you know us; we'll celebrate the occasion with the only way possible – with a brand new TAGAP 4 screenshot! For more information on the new enemy seen in the shot, check out the brand new behind-the-scenes blog post.
April starts with brand new updates for both the Classic TAGAP and TAGAP 3!
Classic TAGAP v3.2 gets crucial fixes, including better forced cut-scene audio sync, improved collision detection and other minor fixes.
TAGAP 3 v1.8 brings the Classic TAGAP improvements to Pablo's adventures on Pluto – including 21:9 monitor support and loads of optimisations to the engine.
And all the games get analogue movement support when using controllers. You can toggle between the classic digital and the new analogue movement. For full list of changes, check out the release notes for the Classic TAGAP and TAGAP 3.
Watch out, denizens of Hell, there's a new Slayer in town! With the great Prinny solo games just being announced for re-release, I thought to combine the two things I love - blowing demons and penguins – or Disgaea and DOOM.
If you like this one, check out the Weekly Penguin entry – featuring a 4k wallpaper download.
Rip and tear, Dood!
DOOMsday approaches – and we here at Penguin DT are pretty darned hyped! We're SO hyped, in fact, that we've roped our Internet penguin colleagues into it! Here is Alan Henderson's epic Penned Guin take on DOOM. This was a commission available through the recent Kickstarter campaign for "Vision", the latest compilation of the Penned Guin.
For more information – and the 4k wallpaper – check out this week's Weekly Penguin!
A bit late, perhaps, but then again, it is never too late to celebrate some good games. So, welcome to the 8th annual Penguin DT 'Games of the Year' showcase, where we share some of the games we loved over the year!
Congratulations to all the winners from us Finnish penguins!