NotM November puzzler!

Whoa… it’s the next to last Ninja of the Month! Can you believe it? We sure can’t. Any guesses on this month’s puzzler? Look for the full reveal and release on November 7th at 1:00pm Central exclusively from the Shawnimals online shop, and in the meantime contemplate your answer…

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October NotM revealed!

We know you’ve all been waiting patiently on this one! Without further ado, we reveal Sneaky Ninja! Just in time for Halloween, look for the release on Wednesday October 3rd at 1:00pm Central time exslusively in the Shawnimals online shop!

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NotM: Magma Ninja!

Whoa! For a character as hot-headed as Magma Ninja, he sure is cool! 😀 Look for the release on Wednesday Sept. 5th at 1:00pm central exclusively from our online shop.

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Ninjatown mural!

Check out the latest awesomeness by Shawn “Shawnimal” Smith for Sandbox Strategies out in New York City! Detail shots below the time-lapse video…

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Animal Spirit Ninja!

Can you believe it’s that time already?! Our newest Ninja of the Month is here: Animal Spirit Ninja!

Apparently not all things that roam and make spooky noises in the Dark Forest are exclusively evil. Animal Spirit Ninja is a rare and mysterious creature indeed – an odd mix of wolf-like animal and Wee Ninja, with a fierce allegiance to unadulterated nature. But what else? Read more here…

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Pink Ninja!

The adorable, bubble gum-loving, sweet and sassy Pink Ninja is here! Read the story here…

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NotM July puzzler!

The next Ninja of the Month is but a couple of weeks away (keep in mind we’re delaying it a few days due to the July 4th holiday here in the US, so look for the release on July 9th at 1:00pm). Any guesses?

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Vote for us!

We’ve recently applied for a grant called Mission: Small Business sponsored by Chase Bank and Living Social. It’s quite amazing with the top grant award at $250,000! However, the application is just one step in the process. The first is gathering at least 250 votes to move on to the next phase, and we have a couple of weeks to get there. So we’re asking you, our awesome fans, to help us! Here’s how it works…

  1. Go to:
  2. From there, scroll down to the lower right, and register (it’s simple and free, and extra easy if you use Facebook)
  3. Then you can search for ‘Shawnimals’ which is in Chicago, IL
  4. Then you simply support and share via Facebook and Twitter if you’d be so kind!

So what would we do with the winnings?
In short, it would change everything. First, we’d give you all a giant virtual hug. As you know may know, we’re a small team of 5 people. That’s right: 5 people make all of the amazing things you love here at Shawnimals and Ninjatown! Crazy, right? And as you might suspect, it’s a lot of work.

But here’s the thing: We love our jobs, so it’s a labor of love. However, a grant like this would really make it easier for us to produce more amazing things, like plush, more games for iPhone, Android and hopefully console systems, and so much more. And better still, we’d be able to do it more frequently, and most likely make sure it gets to stores near you! We’ll keep you posted, but in the mean time, please vote if you can and please spread the word so we can meet and exceed those 250 votes!

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NotM: Sandstorm Ninja!

Our newest Ninja of the Month release Sandstorm Ninja is releasing TODAY June 6th at 1:00pm CDT exclusively in the Shawnimals online shop for $30 USD! Click through for the full details…

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Trees of Doom! for Android!

You’ve been waiting patiently, and now we are happy to say Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! is now available on Google Play for Android! Better yet, it’s now free to download! Enjoy. Of course, both feature the newest 2.0 version of our hit app, so if you haven’t yet updated for iPhone or iPad, do so now! Here’s the full scoop…

Venan Entertainment today announced that Ninjatown: Trees of Doom!, the vertical platformer, is now available for FREE on Google Play. This classic “climber” game, developed in conjunction with Shawnimals and Pickle King Productions, is launching with new features, such as Facebook integration to share scores and compete with your friends and Feroshi’s Magic Scrolls, a spinning wheel where players get a free daily spin with a chance to win up to 50,000 Feroshi Coins.  Players can spend collected Feroshi Coins on power-ups and costumes in the new Ninjatown store.

In Ninjatown: Trees of Doom, players guide a Wee Ninja up the Dark Forest trees, and face all of their obstacles: ninja-hating Devils, the deadly Dark Syrup, and Mount Feroshi’s lava balls. The ascent will be treacherous, but the Wee Ninja must stay strong and keep an eye out for power ups!

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NotM June puzzler!

We have a fun one for you this month! June Ninja of the Month is mere weeks away on June 6th 2012 at 1:00pm Central US time exclusively in the Shawnimals online shop. Any guesses?

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Trees of Doom! update

Guess what, Ninjatown fans? A huge Trees of Doom! update just went live! In it you’ll find all sorts of awesomeness. What specifically? Read on…

Big changes have taken hold in Ninjatown®! Are you ready?!?

Ninjatown: Trees of Doom!™ is now FREE and Universal!

If you’re worried, don’t be! All the things you had unlocked prior to this upgrade will be unlocked afterwards as well, so you’ll still have the skins, ninja costumes and power-ups you’re used to. In addition, you’ll earn Feroshi Coins for all the achievements you’ve already unlocked!

Plus you’ll have these great new features to enjoy as well!

Earn new Feroshi Coins each time you climb, and use them to unlock new power-ups, Ninja outfits and more in the brand-new Ninjatown Store!

Reach heights you’ve never seen by taking your power-ups to the next level! With up to five upgrade levels of each, you’ll be able to get up the tree faster than ever before!

Brand new Facebook integration lets you compete against your Facebook friends! If they don’t have Ninjatown yet, well, tell them to download it now! It’s FREE!

Try your luck with Feroshi’s Magic Scolls! Every day you get a free spin and every spin wins! Come back each day for a chance to win up to 50,000 Feroshi Coins!

Thanks for playing Ninjatown, and get your friends to download it today, and better yet rate it 5 stars!

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Remmy and Summer Ninja!

We have double the ninja trouble today in the form of the latest Ninja of the Month Summer Ninja, as well as a special release inspired by our favorite dog and mascot Remmy! Both are available at 1:00pm Wednesday May 5th (today!).

We may be rushing the season a bit, but we’re sick of this cold, rainy weather in Chicago! Bring in the good stuff already! Our handmade Summer Ninja is right around the corner to help usher in the warmer times. A sunny disposition helps this ninja stay positive and friendly, except when danger is nearby. Then all bets are off, like a Summer thunderstorm rolling across the Midwest equipped with Popsicle-chucks! Details here…

The story of the recent attack on our sweet dog Remmy is as heart-wrenching as it is epic. The short version is: She was attacked by two off-leash dogs that escaped from a yard. So viciously, in fact, that she almost died from the subsequent infection. Three skin graft surgeries, 20+ bandage changes, and much more, she’s finally, hopefully nearing the end of her recovery.

Our bills are huge, and the community has really stepped up, so we want to not only make sure Remmy heals completely, we’d also like to give back. We’re starting with our local dog park that has yet to be built. Logan Square Dog Park on the northwest side of Chicago needs to raise money to meet a matching grant, and every little bit helps. Hence, Remmy Ninja!

We already know Remmy has ninja skills (duh…) so it only made sense to create this ninja version of our lovable pup. This handmade plush is $20 each, and we’re donating 25% of each sale to the dog park. The rest will go toward creating the plush, of course, as well as to Remmy’s care. More info here…

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Eel Ninja is here!

That’s right, folks! The newest Ninja of the Month is upon us, straight from the mysterious depths below Ninjatown. Get the full scoop in our shop

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NotM photo teaser!

THIS JUST IN… A quick sneak peek of April’s Ninja of the Month! Look for the release on Wednesday, April 4th at 1:00pm CDT right here.

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NotM April puzzler!

Get on it, peeps! Guesses for the next one? This is a toughie, but given your amazing track recording with guessing, we’ll see… 😀 Look for the release on April 4th 2012 at 1:00pm CDT.

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