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Animal sponsorship drive

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Rainseeker's Animal Sponsorship Drive was a donation event held by Bay 12 Games which took place in December 2010, suggested by and named after Rainseeker, one of the co-hosts of Dwarf Fortress Talk. During the course of the month, donations made to Bay 12 Games allowed donors to pick a new animal to be added to the game. The event ended with the developers gaining a total of $9.416,16 over the course of December, the second most successful month of the year (losing only to April, which saw the release of version 0.31.01).

While the event is long over, the website holding the results is still available, though it is not linked anywhere in the current Bay 12 Games page.

All the animals added through the Sponsorship Drive have a special note in their raw files stating "[animal name] were sponsored by the generous contributions of the Bay 12 community".

Animals Added[edit]

The following animals were added through the Animal Sponsorship Drive:

Animals Not Added[edit]

The list of all eligible animals is gone to time*. However, some animals were mentioned as options in the associated forum thread, yet did not make it in. Below is a list of those animals.

  • Anteater
  • Blue whale
  • Boa constrictor
  • Cicada
  • Ferret
  • Flea
  • Fruit bat
  • Lory (unclear, since lorikeet was "also" on the list)
  • King crab
  • Proboscis monkey
  • River dolphin
  • Spitting cobra
  • Zebra

*At some point in time, the Bay 12 website blocked the Wayback Machine for being bandwidth intensive (source:robots.txt). Though this block does no longer work, the Wayback Machine has no archived version of the page before May 2011 (and thus no complete list), and this is likely why.