Creatures Community Spirit Festival 2015

It's the End - Posted Saturday, 12th December 2015 by Grendel_Man

With that...the CCSF 2015 is now officially over.

Truth be told, I was awfully pessimistic about the chances of this year having a CCSF. No one seemed to be talking about it. It took five months before I decided to take the matter into my own hands.

And despite having to delay the festival twice due to both my own laziness and a few technical issues...I'm happy with how it all came together. There were tough times, but in the end it proved to be a fun ride.

Chances are I'll never coordinate another CCSF, but in this short time I hope I managed to be an acceptable coordinator and made a CCSF that everyone enjoyed to some degree.

Of course, it wasn't just me. If it weren't for the lot of you, there wouldn't be a CCSF at all. In fact, I think everyone who helped out deserves a special mention....

Creatures Community Spirit Festival 2015 Credits

Coordinator: Grendel Man
Website Hosting: Don (Special Mention to Rascii)
Banner Artwork: Mea
Community Wolfling Run Hosting: KittyTikara

Contributors (in no particular order):
Cerulean Silver

And finally, thank YOU reader for being here. Even if you didn't submit anything, the fact that you're here means a lot.

With that, I'll end things off with the final submission. Here's a poem written by Shoy!

Rustling beneath the undergrowth,
Something faint but living stirs.
It seems unable to carry on,
Until the oddest thing occurs.

Born inside the subtle breeze,
A cheer, then laughter, calls.
The half-dead creature lifts its head,
And into the sunshine crawls.

And then it saunters, forging on;
Then it runs, it leaps, it sprints.
It slows down once it gets halfway,
But hasn't lost speed since.

The creature finds a carnival:
The place from which the laughter came.
Jaunty music loudly sung;
Some food, a prize, a game.

But when, at night, the party ceased,
The folk had one concern:
The next day a new face might come;
The old might not return.

But there is just one little thing,
The creature does realise.
Even if the people change,
The spirit never dies.

Heat of the Desert - Posted Saturday, 12th December 2015 by Grendel_Man

The final release of the day, and the final download of the CCSF 2015 in general, comes from Allekha and Mea. It's not necessarily fitting for the "Winter" part of this festival, but I think I feel justified for saving it for last.

Why? It's a new metaroom!

"This is a metaroom called the Desert Ruins. Inspired in part by the flora and fauna of the Atacama desert, it features a day/night cycle and a few seasonal surprises. Background and some of the agent sprites were done by Mea."

Download Allekha's and Mea's Desert Ruins!

Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold - Posted Saturday, 12th December 2015 by Grendel_Man

From dungeons deep and caverns old comes the last of the full norn breeds from Arnout. Incidentally, if you read the Wood Norns' readme you might have heard of these guys already. I figured that this part of the festival would be a better place to release this breed, so the Wood Norns came first despite being submitted second.

Okay, I'm rambling now. Here's the breed!

Arnout writes:
"The Mountain Norns are hardy Creatures that originate from a frigid world. They have evolved to be very temperature-resistant and have a lot of stamina.
They're efficient hikers and have a fast recovery rate from wounds and injuries. Although they're usually solitary travellers and get bored rather quickly, they are not difficult to raise and will definitely get along well with your other Norns. Their favourite toys are gadgets; and if you can keep them occupied they will not run away to find these. Just like normal Norns, their diet consists of food, fruits and seeds. They just don't eat as much as your average Norns."

"The Mountain Norns feature sprites for four different life stages (baby, adolescent, adult and old) and occupy norn slot G."

Download Arnout's Mountain Norns!

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