Weekly Penguin
September 24th, 2020

Twitter has gone insane

September 29th, 2020

Now we apparently are no longer a bot? That's nice to know, but Twitter being Twitter, it never told us why it thought as much in the first place. We're monitoring the situation.

Minor update on our Twitter; apparently Twitter think's we're a bot. Obviously we're not, but we can't do anything over there at the moment. So if we're not replying to help requests etc., it's because of that. If this isn't solved, I may delete our long-living account; there's no point in having a public-facing account you can't use.

We've contacted Twitter support, but Twitter's support is notoriously horrendous – to the point it makes YouTube support look semi-competent.

I'll keep you posted here on what happens with the account.

September 18th, 2020

TAGAP 3 Update v2.5

Yes, you read that right; we went from 2.2 to 2.5. The two in between were drastically different attempts at fixing a reported bug, but neither attempt was a success, thus they weren't officially released.

While there is still at least one more update incoming to TAGAP 3, including some new features and more improvements, we decided to unleash this stability in the interim. Better have you lovely folks going about penguin apocalypse in a more steady manner than wait for a big splash patch, right?

You can download the new version as a stand-alone installer, plain zip file or as a light-weight patch to the previous versions of TAGAP 3.

August 13th, 2020

Crucial hotfix to the TAGAP 3 hotfix

Huge apology for the previous update – while it improved the stability, apparently it didn't knock out the crash bugs for everone. As a result, I went back to the proverbial drawing board, armed myself with coffee and started bug hunting. About ten hours later here we are, with a hotfix to a hotfix.

You can download the hotfix as a stand-alone installer, plain zip file or as a light-weight patch to the previous versions of TAGAP 3.

Here's hoping this has finally gotten rid of the nasty bugs! A huge thank-you for everyone reporting in on the issues, we wouldn't have been able to fix them without your help.

August 12th, 2020

Crucial TAGAP 3 hotfix and Classic TAGAP hotfix updates

Crucial hotfix update to TAGAP 3 – with additional fixes to Classic TAGAP.

On TAGAP 3 front, there is a crucial hotfix to the crash issues that popped up with the previous release. My sincerest apologies for these bugs happening. These bugs were really, really hard to track down, as due to different compiler time optimisations requirements between debug and release builds, I wasn't able to replicate the problem in the debug version. But I think I have now cracked the problem – if not, please let me know.

Classic TAGAP updates are more minor, but still essential – including fixing the odd camera zoom bug during cut-scenes.

As always, you can download the updates as stand-alone installers, plain zip files or as more light-weight patches to the previous versions.

To download the freeware goodness, head to Download TAGAP 3 and Download Classic TAGAP sections.

July 31st, 2020

It's TAGAP Day – which means new TAGAP 4 Screenshots!

TAGAP 4 Screenshot 8 TAGAP 4 Screenshot 9 TAGAP 4 Screenshot 10

(this is actual gameplay footage)

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.

Streaming version: YouTube  |  Download: Google Drive

And finally, naturally there's a new blog update on the TAGAP going-ons!

Happy TAGAP Day 2020, everyone! Stay safe and stay penguin.

July 1st, 2020

TAGAP 3 and Classic TAGAP updates!

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.

To download the freeware goodness, head to Download TAGAP 3 and Download Classic TAGAP sections.

May 23rd, 2020

Veldoodles' TAGAP longplays

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.

June 13th, 2020

New TAGAP 4 screenshot

TAGAP 4 Level Complete screen

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.

May 23rd, 2020

TAGAP 3 Update v1.9

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.

April 25th, 2020

Happy World Penguin Day 2020!

World Penguin Day 2020 screenshot

(this is actual gameplay footage)

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.

Penguins Forever!

April 1st, 2020

Updates to the whole TAGAP trilogy!

#ThisIsNoJoke

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.

To download the updates, check out the download sections for both Classic TAGAP and TAGAP 3. As always, the updates are available as stand-alone installers, separate patches and as plain ZIP files.

March 17th, 2020

DOOD Eternal

DOOD Eternal

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!

March 10th, 2020

DOOMed GUIN!

DOOMed GUIN!

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!

January 22nd, 2020

Penguin DT's Games of the Year 2019 showcase

GOTY 2019

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!