After almost a year in the making, the new osu!taiko mascot is finally ready to enter the scene. Say hello to Mocha!
Over ten months ago, we held a contest to determine the visual design for the mascot of the osu!taiko gamemode. The contest descended into legend as we deliberated on the results - many of the community-made mascots rising into infamy through the various fan art contests we held in the meanwhile.
It is time.
We present to you, the brand new official mascot for osu!taiko - Mocha!
Mocha represents the second time in osu!'s history where the creators of the game and the community have come together to create a gamemode's mascot. The first time resulted in pippi's original and now timeless design, born from the collaborative efforts of awp, Sinistro, Loginer and Sarumaru in a similar contest held over IRC and the forums in late 2008.
To celebrate, we'll be holding a fanart contest in her honor in the coming weeks. If you're of the artistic type, get scribbling in preparation, and keep your eyes peeled on the news!