Wednesday, July 5, 2017

What AJ Might Have Been- Animal Designs

Helloooooooooooo everyone!!! If you live in the U.S., then HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!
If you DON'T live in the U.S., then HAPPY RANDOM DAY TO BE HAPPY!!! XD!

Well, since I DO live in the United States, we went to watch a fireworks show tonight! Nothing too special, but it was still fun!
And I may or may not have listened to Owl City music while waiting for the show to start... 😅



Anyways, this post, in my effort to have more Animal-Jam-related content on here, will be all about what AJ might have turned out to be like (hence, the title)! This post will focus on the animals of AJ, since I don't know much about the design process of the lands yet. I just might do some research on that, though!
Just so you all know, this post was inspired by one of Snowyclaw's videos. I'm getting all the info and pictures from that video, so credit to her! :D



As you know, AJ was quite different in the BETA days than it is now. However, the art style of the animals seemed to stay pretty much the same throughout the years. What most people don't know about, though, are the animal design ideas that were rejected.

As you can see, this style is a bit more realistic, but still cartoon-y at the same time. The elephant, hippo, and rhino look very cute, in my opinion! However, I'm not really fond of the monkeys, or the big cats, either. Maybe the monkey thing is because they're not exactly my favorite animal, but one thing's for sure: I favor AJ's modern designs for the lion and tiger over these!

If you didn't know this already, or you haven't watched Snowy's video about it, Animal Jam was originally made for preschoolers. This style is very close to the modern one we've got today, but all the animals are a bit brighter and cuter, to fit the audience. I honestly can't believe how small those tiger's eyes are, though! Other than that, SOO CUTEEEE! Probably not fitting for many of the boys that play AJ now, though.

This designer went all-out out detail! Just look at all those wrinkles on the rhino and elephant! However, I don't really like this style (just my opinion, of course). Maybe it's just because I'm so used to AJ's current style, but I honestly cannot imagine walking around Jamaa as one of these guys... on two feet. Or paws. Or hooves. Whatever. :P


These guys are pretty realistic too- and very different from the AJ animals we have today! 
*Stares intensely at them*
Do they ALL have closed eyes? How do they see where they're going?
XD! Okay, I know that's a weird thing to point out, but wouldn't you rather walk around as an animal with its eyes OPEN? :P

And here, like Snowy said, you can see the art style evolving to the one AJ used in the BETA days! 
THE TIGER.
IT'S SO CLOSE.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CLOSE.
XD!

Also, who else really wants that little zebra dude to be released? I know it'd kinda be a lost cause, since there are already horses on AJ (that you can design to look like a zebra), but still! I WANT ONEEEEEEEE! IT LOOKS SO DERPY!!! XD!

There are also lots of other animal in the designs that still haven't made it into Jamaa! For example, snakes were constantly making an appearance. There were a few gorillas up there, too, as well as some meerkats! In the most child-ish design style, there was even a little baby dino! Most of these animals will probably never be released (sorry, dinosaur, but you're out of the question), but I wonder what they'd look like in AJ's current style!





Hope you guys enjoyed that post! Sorry it was kinda short: those were all the pictures Snowy showed, and I can't find any more on the Internet! Now, I gotta go- my sis wants me to play with her on Roblox. See you guys later, and remember to PARTY HARD, BE KIND, and JAMMMMM ONNNNNNN! ;D




8 comments:

  1. Out of all those designs shown I kinda like the one for the younger audience th bestXD

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    1. Same here, XD! They're so CUTEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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  2. HAPPY RANDOM DAY TO BE HAPPY!!!!!!!

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    1. YAAAAAYYY!

      OHHHH, by the way, Cuddly, I finished your art request! I'll post it on my next post!

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  3. We went to see fireworks yesterday too (Of course we did, pretty much every American did XDD) We can't go to the actual place where they set off fireworks because of Boo (He turned 1 in September, YAYY XD) So we went next to this gas station/store thingy and saw the fireworks from there! We had a pretty much perfect spot, and it was still a little loud XD Also, our friends had the same idea, (They have a 2 year old so XD) So we met them there o.o (Not on purpose XD) It was really weird, the fireworks were awesome! We saw some on the way and back from the car, I love it how my siblings get excited when they see them in the car XD YAY OWL CITYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    Uhm, I should probs comment on the actual post.. ehehe LETS DO DIS

    1. The only one I really like on that is the meerkats (MEERKATS?!)
    2. THERE IS A SNAKE AND A DINO IN THERE WHAAAAT Oki, those are pretty kawaii :o (And yes I watched Snowy's vid XD)
    3. More snakes :o XD
    4.That tiger is so cute tbh XD I'm glad we dont have that, not very colorful ;)
    5. a. Omg That monkey is erm, intresting. b. Reminds me of the lion king.. XDD (The zebra) c. Pretty normal I guess.. XD d. The tiger is just like "WHY IS AJHQ GOING TO USE ME, THE ZEBRA AND MONKEY WILL SCAR KIDS FOR LIFE!!"

    XD Oki this comment is pretty long (: Soo I'm done.. I think.. right?
    WAIT NO
    DID YOU GET THE PANDA SET? RACHEL POSTED ABOUT IT ON HER BLOG AND I MISSED ALL THOSE ITEMS *RAGES* ALSO A PERSON GOT TRADED A TAN HD FOR IT SOOOOOO *sobs*

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    1. That's cool! :o
      I think I saw a friend at a fireworks show once, but I normally don't anymore, because we go to an entire different city (it's not far or anything but it's still a different city, XD). :P
      Alsoooo... YAY HAPPY SUPER-SUPER-SUPER LATE BIRTHDAY BOO!!!! :D
      XD, YES, OWL CITYYY! I found out Adam Young's birthday is today (July 5th), so I'm listening to only Owl City until midnight. XDD!

      1. Same here! I totally want meerkats in AJ! (XD, I think it's meerkats with an s... I think.)
      2. KAWAIIIIIIIIIIIII
      3. XD! I've always wanted snakes on AJ... although things like Elf Armor Bracelets would be a problem... XD!
      4. Yeah, it's a little too... brown. XD! The style of art is actually cute, though!
      5. XD, yeah, that monkey is something.
      XDDD!
      Oh man... I NEED TO MAKE THAT TIGER INTO A MEME!!! XD!

      Awwww, noo, I didn't! I saw a video on YouTube on the recommended stuff a day or two ago about how there were panda items being sold for 5 gems, but I forgot to get back on AJ and buy 'em! AJJJJJJJ WHYYYYYYYYYYY! D:

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    2. OOPS I MEANT TO SAY HE WILL turn 1 IN SEPTEMBER, HE IS 10 (TECHNICALLY 9) MONTHS RN, IN SEPTEMBER HE WILL BE ONE
      He will turn 1 in September, rn he is 10 months XD

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    3. OOOOHHHHHH!

      In that case, happy super-super-super EARLY birthday, Boo! XDD!

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