Celebrity Goo Game News
The following list shows all changes made within the last six months. All entries are written by Scott Hardie.
September 24, 2017: The Celebrity Goo Game Options page has been restored. You can control whether to hide certain current goos from display, or hide other players' badges from display, or hide extra content at the bottom of certain pages. If you'd like to see other options added to the list, please let me know.
September 17, 2017: Fixed a bug preventing "Unsolved Goos" subscription data from being re-created when a guess is disallowed.
September 3, 2017: The list of players on the new Badges page sorts by descending number of badges and now subsorts alphabetically.
September 2, 2017: The Create a Goo form has been fixed. The API service that I use to retrieve images had recently changed their terms of service, and I needed to make some adjustments for it to work again.
August 20, 2017: The Browse by Theme page was listing blank themes (name only) that were intended for Summer 2014 but that never actually happened. They have been removed.
July 22, 2017: Added links to browse old goos "by season" and "by theme" to the nav menu.
July 21, 2017: The Technology category has been renamed Inventions.
July 10, 2017: Fixed a bug preventing you from submitting the "Create a Goo" form under certain circumstances. (Thanks to Chris Lemler for letting me know!)
June 25, 2017: There is now a subscription option for Recent Goos, to notify you whenever a goo expires and the answer is revealed. I know that some players enjoy checking out details on the page after the goo is finished being played and would appreciate the reminder for it.
June 24, 2017: The Browse by Season page now includes the current season.
June 18, 2017: Broken links on player profiles have been fixed. (Goo names were linked to a non-existent page.)
June 2, 2017: The Summer 2017 season will be one week longer than usual, ending on September 2 instead of August 26. This kind of adjustment will be necessary every few years to stay on a seasonal schedule.
June 2, 2017: Hall of Fame pages now state at the top what date the induction took place, to make clear that the text was accurate as of that date. Also, several "player achievement" charts have been tweaked to better fit on the page without line-wrapping.
May 27, 2017: Player-created goos are now worth 150 points instead of 200 when they publish, but they can now publish much more often, every 7 days per creator instead of every 15.
May 6, 2017: The code that selects each day's goo for publication has been rewritten to improve randomness and variety, not just within the last 1-2 days but over the course of the whole season.
April 23, 2017: Someone managed to create the same identical goo twice by double-clicking. The code and database have been further altered to prevent this.
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:
Erik, You Monster! (last comment: September 25, 2017)
"Did Russ just end his current streak on your goo, Erik? This image shows his guess pending. It currently shows no one has guessed it yet...." more…
Badges (last comment: September 24, 2017)
"When the Fall 2017 season of Celebrity Goo Game begins on September 3, we'll have an entirely new scoring system to replace the pagoda and the lucky cats. Players will collect badges by accomplishing a variety of feats in the game, many of them easy bu..." more…
Mincaye (last comment: September 11, 2017)
"Steve, kudos. That was genuinely the hardest Goo I've ever played, and I've never been prouder of a near-miss. I got to Operation Auca but missed on him...." more…
Spring 2017 (last comment: June 2, 2017)
"Another season in the goo game is over, and Steve West is our winner! Congrats, Steve! You've been such a dominant player for so long that I didn't notice that it's been a few years since your last win...." more…