Archive for July, 2010

Bi-Weekly Polls Starting Up Again

We’ll be starting up the bi-weekly polls again on this blog. But because of the gap in polls we’re posting two new polls today! Both are related to Bubble Tanks Tower Defense 1.5. Which tower helped release the pwnage onto those enemies, and which enemies kept the pwnage from being released?

What was your favorite new tower in BTTD 1.5?

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What was the toughest enemy in BTTD 1.5?

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Update on Retired Wizard Defense

The game is nearing completion, but sadly it won’t be ready for release by the end of the month. Expect it soon, but not in July.

We tried discussing the prospect of pants with the goblins, but it didn’t go over too well and now they’re on strike. :(

Announcing Shifty!

Today we’re pleased to announce another title in joint production with YETi CGI- a wicked puzzle game called Shifty.

Players are given colored stones they need to shift around in order to group all matching colors together (adjacent, no diagonal).  Your baby brother could do that,  but throw in the fact that stones are limited to a handful of moves indicated above and the game gets a lot harder.  Swap two stones, and the numbers for each go down by 1.  Stones with 0 are un-movable and a show stopper.

Once you get all the colors grouped with matching colors (meaning all reds next to reds, and all blues next to blues) you win the level!  Again, sounds simple, but as the game progresses it gets more and more challenging. Early boards will start out as 3×3 squares with two colors, and will eventually grow to a mind melting 6×6 and five colors.

The game will feature thirty levels and several unique backgrounds done by our own artist, KC.  We are also planning on having a survival mode where the game generates random puzzles for you to solve.  Beat each one in a matter of minutes to continue to the next and see how long you can last!

The game is looking great and although we enjoy the action and strategy genres, it’s a lot of fun getting back into the puzzle arena.  Keep an eye out for this one in the late summer/early fall.  :)

Cheat Code Extravaganza!

Did you know that nearly all our games have cheat features built into them from the beginning?  It’s true!

Here are just a few games with cheats.  Some of them link to the blog posts describing them.  Also note that some cheats only work on the games hosted on ArmorGames:

Bubble Tanks Arenas – Link        (This cheat will soon be a main menu button on ArmorGames.com)

StormWinds: The Lost Campaigns – Link

StormWinds 1.5 (Note: EC Purchase is not necessary on ArmorGames.com) – Link

Bubble Tanks 2 – Hold `Ctrl` and press the `+` key on the numpad to gain 100 life!

LightSprites – Hold `Ctrl` and press the right arrow key to move on to a new theme!

BTTD 1.5 Reviewed on JayIsGames!

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JayIsGames has recently reviewed Bubble Tanks Tower Defense 1.5, it’s a great article and a great site, so definitely go check it out!

About a month ago they also reviewed Bubble Tanks Arenas which we failed to point out.  So you should go check out that article as well. :)

In short, JayIsGames is totally awesome.  I can’t say it enough about how great it is.  If you love life and have a passion for casual games, it’s your place.

Bubble Tanks Arenas is Now Everywhere!

We’ve begun the distribution process of Bubble Tanks Arenas and you should start seeing it popping up on other portals now such as Newgrounds, Kongregate, and so on.  If you own a website and want to host the game, just let us know. :)

Bubble Tanks TD 1.5 is RELEASED!

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Bubble Tanks Tower Defense 1.5 was just released on ArmorGames!  You can go play it there now!

The game will be exclusively on ArmorGames for one month, after which we will begin widespread distribution.  Speaking of that, we decided to push back distribution of BTA till tomorrow, regretfully, as we were too busy with BTTD 1.5 today. :)

Enjoy the game!

Announcing Retired Wizard Defense!

Retired Wizard Defense is a Hero Interactive Mini Arcade project developed by our interns Lisa and Brent!  Small but fun, this little game features our wizard hero’s nap constantly under the threat of all kinds of horrible creatures who are apparently still bitter about past battles and such.  To cut off the hordes of incoming goblins and other creatures, you the player can summon and drop all sorts of ridiculous objects on them: toilets, school buses, sharks… whatever.

Featuring stylish art and some fun characters and quirky objects, I think this game will be a fun distraction from work or between classes.  Expect it out this month!

Retired Wizard Defense Screenshot 1

BTTD 1.5 and BTA Release Date

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Bubble Tanks Tower Defense 1.5 will be released on Monday, the 12th of July, 2010, PST (Sorry Australians, you have to wait till Monday here in the US). :)

Soon after BTTD 1.5 is released, we’ll begin the widespread release of BTA on to other sites outside of Armor Games (Newgrounds, Kongregate, and so on).

BTTD 1.5 and BTA Wide Release

BTTD 1.5 Banner

I can’t guarantee it, but I’m hoping for a late week release for BTTD 1.5.  If we don’t release it by then, I think you can expect it early next week.  Bottom line: it’s coming soon!

We were planning on doing the widespread release of BTA on to other sites early July, but because of Jimmy moving out and other factors we decided to hold off a little bit.  Now we’re waiting till BTTD 1.5 comes out so that the two games can link to each other from the main menu, driving up some extra bonus traffic to each game. :)

Bubble Tanks Tower Defense 1.5 is looking awesome.  The new towers and enemies are a lot of fun.  Below you can see a screenshot of a game in “Dark Mode”.  It’s just a fun and challenging twist that I enjoy.  I beat the below level last week while in Dark Mode and FML Mode at the SAME TIME.  It was craziness.

Some people have been asking about tower placement in the upgrade tree.  We really had to pack them in, the biggest challenge is that the interface only allows you select between four options.  The full tree from in-game is shown below.  Poison Towers are under the normal path.  Beams are under the Splash Heavy towers.  In the Area Burst section we have the Self-Destruct towers.  Confuse Towers are located under the Weakness branch.

This week I’ll announce some of the new games we made known in the newsletter.  For those who didn’t get it, stay tuned!

BTTD 1.5 Screenshot 6

BTTD 1.5 Screenshot 7

Happy 4th of July!

This post’s title says it all. :)

Newsletter Release

The big newsletter I’ve been promising will be going out later today.  If you haven’t yet, sign up via the front page!

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