A Sea Lion Comes to Every License Holder

Hi everyone,

CLion 2016.1 was released just a couple of weeks ago. It received a warm welcome, however some users were quite disappointed that the sea lion animal disappeared from the splash screen.

Seriously considering this request, we concluded that looking at the splash screen picture for 5 to 10 seconds while the IDE is loading doesn’t bring much joy to our customers. We do believe that a live creature is much better than just a picture of it.

Starting on Monday, when buying a CLion subscription you also get a marine mammal to take care of for the length of your IDE subscription. You can choose between:

  • sea lions
  • elephant seals
  • seals
  • dolphins
  • otters

Your animals will need food and some will require medicine. Alternatively, you can come and spend some time playing with your friend, feeding them, cleaning their place or helping with the medical treatment in case of necessity. The IDE will remind you about the animal under your protection each time on start via the personal splash screen:

The animals are living all around the world in the special marine mammal centres and across various national parks. We’ll be providing the exact location and animal story to you as well as the opportunity to visit the animal. Get picture and short video updates on a regular basis in your IDE to see how your new friend is doing.

Business customers will also get a chance to organize short tours to the place where the animals are living for their friends and partners.

Have a great day,
Your CLion Team

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8 Responses to A Sea Lion Comes to Every License Holder

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    Brian Corbin says:

    April 1, 2016

    I’d like an Orca with my subscription please, as nice as Sea Lions and Dolphins are, well – Orcas!

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    bughunter says:

    April 1, 2016

    Well, since Microsoft decided to build a subset of Linux right into Windows, many nice themes for april jokes are history now. That’s really pity.

    • Anastasia Kazakova

      Anastasia Kazakova says:

      April 1, 2016

      Maybe they just missed the date for the announcement?

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    d3rrial says:

    April 1, 2016

    I only have a student subscription, will I still receive my Baby Seal?

    • Anastasia Kazakova

      Anastasia Kazakova says:

      April 1, 2016

      CLion is included into the student license, so why not?

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    Nick Donais says:

    April 1, 2016

    Are they office trained? I’d like an sea lion or an otter to guard my cubical from people wanting to talk while I’m trying to code.

    • Anastasia Kazakova

      Anastasia Kazakova says:

      April 1, 2016

      No, they mostly live in the natural habitat or close to it so not trained to be office guard.

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    Eli Bradley says:

    April 3, 2016

    This is an amazing April Fools joke. Does anyone know if they actually made a build implementing these wonderful features, or how to redeem your Sea Lion?

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