Celebrity Goo Game News
The following list shows all changes made within the last year. All entries are written by Scott Hardie.
January 10, 2020: The problems with the Create a Goo form have been resolved. The page is fully functional again.
January 8, 2020:
I fixed a problem with the "Create a Goo" page not generating distorted images. (Thanks for letting me know, Erik!) Nope, it's still broken. I'm working on it and will update asap.
November 30, 2019: Lucky cats now expire after 4 days instead of 7 days.
November 30, 2019: Player-created goos no longer earn bonus points from Shiro the lucky cat.
September 2, 2019: Shiro's bonus is now 15 points per goo instead of 20. I made the change for three reasons: Shiro can become an overwhelming advantage if received too early or too often, it reduces the disadvantage against new players who join later in the season, and numerically it's better in line with the current scoring system (15 is half of a difficulty rank). Thanks for the suggestion, Chris!
July 5, 2019: I fixed a bug in the Player Achievements page that was giving away the answer to a current goo in the source code.
July 3, 2019: The Pagoda now shows seconds in the timestamp of each guess, and links to the player's profile at the bottom of each player's chart. (Thanks for the suggestion, Chris!)
June 28, 2019: The "Unsolved Goos" sidebar no longer prompts you to solve a goo that you created. Thanks for the suggestion, Erik!
June 17, 2019: I tweaked the code on the guess form to resolve a Firefox bug introduced with yesterday's fix. (Thanks for letting me know, Erik!) If you have any problems guessing with the regular goo guess form, please let me know.
June 16, 2019: I fixed a bug that was causing guesses to be cut off after an ampersand.
February 23, 2019: The 2019 inductee to the Hall of Fame is Erik Bates. Congrats, Erik!
Changes to Celebrity Goo Game are sometimes mentioned on the Funeratic News page instead, when they're part of site-wide alterations.
Players sometimes talk about the game in Tragic Comedy, the discussion area of Funeratic. The following discussions about Celebrity Goo Game happened within the last six months:
Summer 2019 (last comment: August 31, 2019)
"Chris, congrats on another impressive win in Celebrity Goo Game! You only slightly edged out Matthew for the win (10,985 points vs 10,906), but eight players scored within ~2000 points of the top, so there was quite the race for victory." more…
Is It Time to Get the Cats Fixed? (last comment: September 9, 2019)
"Would it improve or worsen Celebrity Goo Game if the point bonuses of the lucky cats were fixed in time at the moment when the lucky cat was assigned to its owner?" more…