Milkcan.com (partially found website; 1999)
Status: Partially Found
UmJammer Lammy is a rhythm-based game that was released in 1999. It was a follow up to the PlayStation classic Parappa the Rapper, which was released in 1996. The game follows a very shy lamb named Lammy who wakes up only to find that she has 15 minutes to get to her band's debut concert.
Introducing the games main trio is the website Milkcan. The website itself could still be found on The Wayback Machine.
Milkcan.com was created in 2000 and was shut down in 2001. It was surprisingly popular, as there was a Shout! option where you could post your thoughts or emails about the game. There were about 20-25 commenters in both English and Japanese who posted their feedback.
Hot Chart is the first page you can find on the Milkcan website, as it's promoting the UmJammer Lammy arcade game UmJammer Lammy Now! Information of this is lost, with only one short video of the arcades existence.
McTV (Milkcan TV) is the second page to the Milkcan website, where the user can see three individual interviews with each band member, and a special interview with an unknown person, which can only be Chop Chop Master Onion since he appears on the TV screen. One interview has been recovered, and that's Katy Kat's interview.
English Dojo is the third page to the Milkcan website. The game was to help Japanese speakers understand the English lyrics in the Make It Sweet!/I Scream! albums or soundtrack. Displayed under the paragraph explaining what the page was for, each song from the game or albums were listed. All a user had to do was click the song and it would take the user to the lyrics, one side English and the other side Japanese.
Oken'n Roll is the fourth page on the Milkcan website. This was a special karaoke feature for the Milkcan - Make it Sweet! the album, all the user had to do was pop the CD into a computer CD drive, and it would display the lyrics onto the screen-player on the page. The lyrics were in Japanese, so it is assumed that this page was for people who had trouble understanding the English lyrics.
Shout! is the fifth page of the Milkcan website. It was a way for people to share their info and opinions on Milkcan, the music, the game, or anything else. In order to 'Shout,' the user would need to put in their name, age, gender, email, title, and the most important part, the thoughts on the topic. There were rules that users needed to follow for this, rules are stated below from the website:
- No stuff that gives out the answers to the game, allowed. It just takes away the fun from those who are enjoying the game right now. If you just gotta write about it, Say so in your title, so those of us who don't wanna know can just skip it. No fighting. We just wanna ask everybody not to write anything mean or hostile to any and everyone out there.
- No plagiarism. If what you write and say belongs to someone else, just don't write it.
- No business or commercial activities allowed. No trading of any sort allowed.
- No election campaigns allowed. AND please don't start scouting people to any organization of any sort.
- No pornography or any X-rated stuff allowed. We don't want our children getting any ideas.
- If you think what you write might be against the Japanese law, try to refrain from writing it.
- Last, of all, we just want to tell you all to be nice and have a great time.
Friends is the sixth page to the Milkcan website. The page listed the affiliates to the website, such as an official website for UmJammer Lammy that was on the PlayStation website for awhile, but it seems that it was taken down as well. Other affiliates that were taken down include the Japanese Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) corporate website, and a link to the art developer's website, which is still active.
Candy is the seventh page on the Milkcan website. This page shows three files that a user could print out. One is of the UmJammer Lammy Now! arcade game, one is of the bands playing up on stage, and one is of a 'rare' American advertisement from a PS1 magazine.
Solider is the eighth and last page on the Milkcan website, It's to credit those who worked on the Umjammer Lammy soundtrack and Make It Sweet!/I scream albums.
- A Web Archive link to the Milkcan.com website. Retrieved 30 May '18
- The art developer's website who helped create the game. Retrieved 30 May '18