Archive for January, 2011

Friday Comic (And the Light)

The Nerf swords have claimed yet another victim…

BT3 BIG UPDATE – Parts Pack #2 is Released!

Parts Pack #2 for BT3

Parts Pack #2 is released and with it a huge update to the standard game!  You can find Bubble Tanks 3 still at!  Be sure that you are playing the latest version which is v 1.03.1 (can be found in top right of the main menu).

Information on Parts Pack #2 and the purchase page are HERE.

We also included 1 Free Avatar Part, 1 Free Enemy Part, and 5 new animated Bubble Cluster base parts!

In addition, there have been a LOT of bug fixes and small changes, too many to put all here.  But hopefully you guys notice some improvement.  I will post more details on what was changed in a later post.



Friday Comic (And Harmony, Harmony…)


Behold the lyrical genius of Always by Erasure. Play Robot Unicorn Attack, and watch the music video. The music video is such a masterpiece.

Parts Pack 2 – Parts List and Console Feature

Bubble Tanks 3

Alright everyone, I have LOTS of information for you on Parts Pack #2.  First off, we are looking at a release within a week I think.  w00t!  Parts Pack 2 brings you 20 brand new parts, charging weapons, new Avatar tanks, new Enemy tanks, and the all new CONSOLE (more on that).  Charging weapons are pretty sweet- the longer you hold them, the more they do.  For example, the Seeker Factory can build 7 different types of Seekers depending on how long you charge it up.  Click it and your seeker is little more than a bullet.  Hold it half way and your seeker will seek out and do area damage.  Full charged and little seekers break off it, it does area damage, and it has piercing, and so on…

We also have 7 new parts that are free for everyone.  We had only planned on 2, but then added the new Bubble Clusters.  These are groups of base bubbles that are animated with interesting behaviors or movements to allow for some cool new designs.  They are purely decorative for the most part.

Here is the full parts list:

  • Avatar Part – Birdshot
  • Avatar Part – Blaster
  • Avatar Part – Conical Blast
  • Avatar Part – Lightning Trap
  • Avatar Part – Seeker Factory
  • Avatar Part – Phaser
  • Avatar Part – Super Blaster
  • Avatar Part – Weaken Sludge
  • Avatar Part – Clone Decoy
  • Avatar Part – Shock Node
  • Avatar Part – Speed Booster
  • Avatar Part – Impact Shield
  • Enemy Part – Shock Node
  • Enemy Part – Super Shock Node
  • Enemy Part – Shock Cannon
  • Enemy Part – Jam-Gas Launcher
  • Enemy Part – Edge Proximity Mines
  • Enemy Part – Mine Trail Cannon
  • Enemy Part – Chomper
  • Enemy Part – Flocking Behavior
  • FREE Avatar Part – 3 Parallel
  • FREE Enemy Part – Shield Turret
  • FREE Base Part – Wiggle Cluster
  • FREE Base Part – Air Bladder Cluster
  • FREE Base Part – Tentacle Cluster
  • FREE Base Part – Smooth Tentacle
  • FREE Base Part – Sliding Cluster

We have also built a powerful Console system that you get with ANY Parts Pack purchase.  So if you only get PP1, you’ll still have access to the console.  You can bring up the console at any time in the game and type in any of a number of commands giving you some extremely powerful abilities.  You can spawn any local tanks, set your Gun Points to whatever you want, or display background stuff such as the Unit Table (determines what enemy types you see).  Say you have a local enemy you want to set as the SmallFighter type, there is a simple command for that.  It allows you to view the ID numbers of all enemies in the Bubblefield you just visited or even call our server to issue a full unit refresh.  All in all, it’s a powerful feature that we are excited to announce and I think will make the Parts Packs many times more valuable.

For the first week anyone who purchased Parts Pack 1 will be able to get the second for just $1.99 USD.  After that, pricing is the standard for everyone- $4.99 per pack or $7.99 for both Parts Pack 1 and 2.  That gives you 41 new parts, new avatars, new enemies, locking features, chargeable weapons, and the console, and even saves you a whopping 20%!

Console Window

The console in action. It can be hidden completely or pulled up to issue commands.

Electric Traps

Lightning Traps are AWESOME. That's all I have to say about that.

ThirdStyle – Check it out!


We rarely do shout-outs to other projects and games from other developers but today we have just such a shout out for you!  It’s ThirdStyle, a game / website that plays like DDR on your keyboard.  Free to play, the game offers not just a fun break from work or school but also a thriving community centered around the music- with a library of songs ever increasing and being added.

In the works are user and band profiles as well as a multiplayer version so you can challenge other players – some strong features we are looking forward to.  If you have some time, go check ThirdStyle out and play the game!

ThirdStyle Screenshot #1

ThirdStyle offers an expanding number of songs to play from a number of artists.

ThirdStyle Screenshot #2

Jam along with the music on your keyboard.

We Need Testimonials!

Bubble Tanks 3

For all those who have purchased Parts Pack #1, we need your help!

As you all know Parts Pack #2 is going to be released in a couple weeks along with a major update and the viral release.  We’ve been brainstorming ideas here at Hero on how to help promote the packs, and one thing we’d like to do is provide testimonials on!  If you’ve purchased Parts Pack #1 and have a testimonial for us, please send it and whatever name you’d like your testimonial credited to to  We will feature a number of the best ones on the front page of the website!

Testimonials should be no longer than 50 words long- just tell us in a few sentences why you enjoy the Parts Pack and think it’s a good buy.  Also include your Name or Username or whatever that you want listed and put the word “Testimonial” somewhere in the subject line.  Here’s an example:

Dear Hero People,

I was wary about getting a Parts Pack at first, I wasn’t sure every weapon was going to be worth it.  But as soon as I played my next game I noticed a ton of new enemies and tanks with weapons I’d never seen before!  Now I’m sold!

- BT_Fan_Jared

P.S. My username is “Admin”

Not only will you get the chance to have your testimonial publicly displayed on the front page, but one lucky testimonial submitter will be drawn at random to receive a free copy of Parts Pack #2!

Did you purchase the Parts Pack and have other feedback for us?  That’s okay too!  Although general feedback isn’t eligible for this testimonial promotion (remember we are trying to promote a product here), we’d still love to get your thoughts on what you liked and disliked about the first Parts Pack.

Friday Comic! (And Bubble O’s)

Our attempts at merchandising don’t always go as planned…

Poll: BT3 Tanks

We’d like to hear what tanks you load into your BT3 games. (Check the boxes the same way you check them when starting the game.) Personally, I load all tanks so I can see what players have come up with. :)

What tanks do you use in BT3?

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Friday Comic! (And Eric Broke It)

Jeeze Eric.

BT3 Parts Pack 2 Info

Bubble Tanks 3

It’s been awhile since we’ve last posted, and while we plan (and need to) be doing more posting, the good news is that we are making a lot of progress on Bubble Tanks 3 and our other titles.  Parts Pack 2 is over halfway through development and will be released before we make the game go viral and hosted on other websites.  The theme of Parts Pack 2 is “Charging” and it includes all sorts of awesome stuff from electric proximity based weapons to parts that allow you to build up charges to deal more damage with the weapons in bigger bursts.

The next big game update will come out with the release of Parts Pack 2 and will include a lot of bug fixes and changes.  Number one on the list is that regardless of whether you won or not, you’ll be able to start the game with the tanks from the last game you played.  We are also including some new free parts that everyone will be able to enjoy as well as introduce Bubble Clusters: groups of base bubbles that have a pre-made animation such as wiggling side to side, etc…

There will be some sales going on with the release of Parts Pack 2.  For the first week, anyone who bought Parts Pack 1 will be able to get the second for just $1.99!

After that, each Parts Pack will be $4.99 each as standard, or, if you want to buy both Parts Packs together in a bundle, you can get all the awesome new stuff for just $7.99 and save 20%.

Parts Pack 2 Preview

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