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An Update of Sorts
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An Update on Auratus Ghot...
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Skin Contest Winner and a...
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Quick update!
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Well Hello ^-^
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  Art update - Female Oranda
Posted by: ilrak - 02-11-2018, 11:59 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

I'm updating the breed art for Orandas. Currently the female oranda is mostly finished. I have all of the basic and primary colors done and will be working on finishing the coloring of the cap marking.

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  An Update of Sorts
Posted by: ilrak - 08-19-2016, 05:19 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

So sorry for the lack of updates. Things have been rather busy and difficult both on and away from the game front. I won’t get into the personal stuff on this site, but regarding the game, programming is pretty much at a standstill and I’m very tempted to redo most (if not all) of the game art.

The one patron I had (who is a relative) agreed to the Patreon just becoming a general art and writing one until the game’s programming is a little farther along. When that happens, there will probably be a kickstarter *after* Alpha or Beta starts. There might be possible donations later, but not until there is something more solid on the website.

We do have one framework on the site, but our programmer found some issues with it and showed me and we don’t feel comfortable with going into Alpha until that is all resolved.

For art, I’ve been experimenting with other styles and am very tempted to redo the artwork. If I end up doing that, I’ll be posting the new art for people to vote on.

Thank you for sticking around, and again, so sorry about the lack of updates. We should have something more solid by the end of the year (hopefully).

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  An Update on Auratus Ghoti
Posted by: ilrak - 12-08-2015, 01:26 AM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

Hello! Thank you all for your patience in waiting for this game!

We are still on a hiatus of sorts and so the opening of Alpha will be pushed back into 2016. We ran into issues with the framework we were using (this may be solved soon with another framework that we have been saving up for that will be released around Christmas). We also started new jobs that we're still getting into the swing of things with, but I hope to have more information with this new framework at the start of the year!

That being said, it's still going to be a little longer, even with the possibility of this framework because my knee developed some severe problems on Thursday and I may require surgery. I will keep everyone updated as to how this goes! It may give me more time to work on the art while I'm recovering.

Thank you again for all of your patience and I am so sorry to have gone so long without an update! Feel free to post on the forum in the meantime and we should have another update in January!


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  Skin Contest Winner and a quick update on the comic
Posted by: ilrak - 09-06-2015, 09:07 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

Phew! Had to consult my husband (LycosCT3) for help on choosing this skin. We had two entries, both for Female Ryukin, and we've decided on the winner!

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The Alex Tribute Skin by Qilin. "Alex is our best friend. Some goldfish have coloured their bodies in attribute to Alex."

Congratulations, Qilin! I'll be sending you a private message soon!

The comic is going to be late this month. Had to work overtime for the last three weeks so I haven't been able to do much artwork. I'm also trying to finish putting the finished breeds into the proper folder structure for image generation.

Another update will come soon! Thanks for hanging in there!

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  Quick update!
Posted by: ilrak - 08-25-2015, 01:47 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

Just  quick update!

Justin (our programmer) and I met last night to talk about some things and we made a bit of progress. We'll be trying some things with the image generation on the site. Stay tuned!

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  The First Hybrid and New Apparel
Posted by: ilrak - 08-22-2015, 04:45 AM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

It's time for the weekly update (a little late).

This week's update is kind of smallish, but hopefully it won't disappoint!

First up ...

The first Hybrid breed!
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These are the Tamasabas! They are only available through breeding Ryukins and Commons together and they are very rare. They, like all other hybrids, will have a 10% chance of occurring. This breed is slightly dimorphic in the game with the males having a larger hump than the females. They are generally smart like the Common half of their ancestry, and they also can either be extremely gregarious or extremely territorial. They are generally the most playful breed.

Fun Fact: LB, the Battle Shop owner is a Tamasaba.

Next up ...

Two new apparels!

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These two apparels are part of the "Masked Death" set of apparels. Right now, I'm planning on having the skull apparel available from LB and the mask and cloak being available from Oskar (by giving her a few of the skull apparels and a pelt item.

Speaking of the Masked Death ...

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This fellow is going to be an NPC that can be battled in the Shallows area. I haven't created the background for him yet, but I'll be working on the background for him and the Spearfaced Death soon.

That's it for this update! Thank you all for your support, and remember to enter the skin contest!


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  Well Hello ^-^
Posted by: Lunar - 08-20-2015, 03:08 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (2)

I'm Lunar. I tend to play a lot of Pet sites and Sims but only tend to stick with a couple at a time. Right now I'm active on Windrose and Drakor. I found this game on the Virtual Pet List Forums. It's looks interesting, I haven't stumbled upon a fish sim before~ ^-^ I don't know much about fish, but currently I have two Male Bettas. Never an actual goldfish though. Smile

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  75 Tumblr Followers, Skin Contest, and more!
Posted by: ilrak - 08-05-2015, 09:54 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

Hooray! The official blog for the in-development Goldfish Sim, Auratus Ghoti has over 75 followers!

As promised in an earlier post, here are the reveals of the two thumbnails, the new contest, and a little map bonus update!

First up, the new set of markings!

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Based off of the Asagi and Shusui koi markings, this primary, secondary, and tertiary set can make your fish look spectacular! I’m not sure if this will be a gravel, river rock, or favor marking set yet. Modeled on a male common goldfish. This is the first of the Koi styled markings (we saw so many beautiful ones on our pond tour so I’m working on working a few more into the game).

Next, the items. These can be used as food (based on some observations we’ve seen of some fish released in the local lakes) or they can be hoarded (and if we end up doing a companion system, they might become craftable for adorable companions):

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Yellow Fry of the Flat-Faced Death:  Sure, it’s cute now, but when it grows up, it might eat you!

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Fry of the Mallard Flat-Faced Death:  The Flat-Faced Death ate one of your fry? Get revenge!

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Fry of the Mandarin Flat-Faced Death: I wonder if it tastes like a tiny orange?

There will be a few more of these in the coming weeks and months, but these are the first three. They will be a high rarity item and can either be added to the food stores or collected (I’ll probably be collecting these because baby ducks are adorable).

I’m also toying with changing up the world map based on the seasons. This set shows what each map would look like for Winter, Spring, Summer (the drought event), and fall.

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Finally, we have our contest! This will be another skin/tattoo contest, this time for Ryukin goldfish!
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If you are a member of the forums, you may have seen that the lore comic is focusing on Indoors. The gods are being revealed in these updates (sort of), so this contest is all about the Spirit of Indoors. You can do skins based on the creator gods, based on what fish might see while at Indoors … you can even use other lore hints about Indoors for this contest. Once again, you can only participate if you are a member of the pre-alpha forums.


You can post as many entries as you like, but there will only be two winners - one skin for males and one for females.
Skins must cover at least 50% of the body and cannot go over any of the line art or the eyes. They should not be so dark that the shadow layer is not visible.
Skins cannot contain copyrighted materials
Skins will need to be entered as transparent .png files at 350 x 350 px
You can find the PSDs in the Skin Forum. Do not share them outside of this forum.
Entries must be posted by August 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm in the Contest Submission thread.

The winners will have their skins be official game skins and will have their names in the credits, as well as 500 river rocks, 50 favor, and a copy of their winning skin when the game opens.

Thank you again for all of your support!

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  User Poll - Minigames
Posted by: ilrak - 08-03-2015, 05:14 AM - Forum: Suggestions - No Replies

I'm debating on what games to focus on being able to add in. I know for sure that the first game to be released will be a trivia game (easy to find the answers throughout the site), but I'm wondering what other games people would like to see in the game alongside it. We'll definitely be adding quite a few games for farming currency, but what would you like to see?

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  Skin Contest Winners and an Item Preview
Posted by: ilrak - 08-02-2015, 03:48 AM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

Hooray! We have our winners!

First, for Common Female Goldfish: Cola Scale, by Philly!

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Modeled on a blue female
Next up, for male common goldfish, Seaweed Impostor by Faudilay
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Modeled by a black goldfish.

Congratulations to our winners!

They will receive  500 river rocks, 50 favor, and a copy of their winning skin when the game opens as well as having their name in the credits and tooltip for the skin and the skins will be official skins for Auratus Ghoti!

There will be another skin contest that will start when we hit 75 followers (2 away!). This may or may not have to do with this month’s lore comic.
Next up, an item preview!  
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Just a thumbnail right now (I’ll post the full versions on the 75 follower update). A hint though, this will be a food item (or it can be collected by schools that don’t necessarily want to eat this), and the tooltip for the basic version will be “The Flat-Faced Death ate one of your fry? Get revenge!” with another being “Sure, it’s cute now, but when it grows up, it might eat you!”
That’s all for this week’s update!

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