Archive for November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those of you who celebrate it, Happy Thanksgiving! To those of you who don’t, happy Autumny Harvest time! Hope everybody is safe and warm and full of good food!

Go eat and get good and fat! ;)

Tank of the Week (#3)

Alright, we’ve got another cool Bubble Tanks 3 tank to show ya! This one is cool for two reasons:

  • It looks like a beetle / spider
  • It has actual moving mouth pincers
  • Don’t be fooled by what appears to be a lack of destructive force, it has plenty of hidden surprises. Do yourself a favor and load this tank up in the tank editor and have a look-see ;)

    Name:  Beetle
    By:  Zoronii
    Tank ID:  E10021680

    (Know of some awesome tanks you want me to show off? Post the code in the comments!)

     
     

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    Open Ended Poll

    When during the day do you normally play games? Morning? Afternoon? Late night? Do you generally play certain types of games at certain times, or do you just fly free and play anything whenever?

     
     

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    Bashing Grounds E.E.

    Bashing Grounds!

    I just pushed a new build of Bashing Grounds to the website which addresses some bugs that were brought to our attention, as well as a number of other adjustments. Make sure you see version number “1.0.2″ displayed in the bottom-right corner of the Main Menu to be sure you’re playing the most recent version of the game.

    I also maaaaaay have added an Easter egg to this build of the game. You maaaaaay find yourself owning BT3 Parts Packs 1 & 2 for FREE if you’re one of the first THREE people to find said Easter egg and follow the instructions given when/where you find it.

    Have a great weekend ;)

     
     

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    Tank of the Week (#2)

    There are a lot of awesome tanks in Bubble Tanks 3 that don’t get enough recognition, so I think I’m going to start sharing more of them with you guys. Here’s a pretty cool one I found this morning. I find it to be more of a Mellow-manta than evil, but anyway.. I give you, “Evilmanta”. Load it up and check it out!

    Name:  Evilmanta
    By:  Spear
    Tank ID:  E10022788

    (Know of some awesome tanks you want me to show off? Post the code in the comments!)

     
     

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    Healthy Hero Music?

    Audio Player

    So, ever since we threw the audio player together we’ve been getting a shocking amount of messages & emails from individuals telling us how much they love having our game loops playing in the background while they do daily tasks. We’ve had people say they use them while working, studying, reading, etc etc. I received a message over the weekend from someone that told me they use the main menu title music from Bubble Tanks 3 as relaxing background music for meditation & yoga! This got me thinking…

    Perhaps there are actual health benefits to playing our games…

    Obviously there are some game tracks that are just plain silly or would raise your heart rate and perhaps get you amped up, but it would be interesting to get some hard data through user testing to see what effects our game soundtracks have on blood pressure, productivity, mood, relaxation, etc.

    I’m not saying playing our games will make you live longer, but I’m also not saying it won’t ;)

    What do you guys think?

     
     

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    FRIDAY COMIC! (Rusty Faceswap)

     
     

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    Creepy Bubble Tank (#1)

    Alright, I was just playing Bubble Tanks 3 and came across one creeeeeepy looking tank that I felt needed to be shared. I present to you, this….. thing…

    Now, the picture doesn’t really do it justice as most of its “creepiness” is conveyed through its movement, so do yourself a favor and actually load this baby up… Wow.

    Name:  lol
    By:  BubbleTanks3
    Tank ID:  E10029474

     
     

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    Open Ended Poll

    As of today we’ve got games from over 50 developers on the portal. What’s your favorite game currently on the portal? What’s your favorite game in each category?

     
     

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    Moving Right Along

    Welp, it’s been a crazy busy past few weeks for us here at Hero, and it’s looking like today’s the start of yet another. Trying to hit the ground running…

    Lots of adjustments, fixes, compatibility issues, and improvements on and around the site. Some noticeable, some not, but the behind-the-scenes here would likely be fairly uninteresting for you guys at the moment. Lots of backend work, revamping things to function better, etc etc. Having said this, we are also in the process of deciding/planning our next game, as well as a possible mini game. So be excited.

    Lots of new games being added to the portal constantly, and we’re starting to get a really awesome collection of games there. Our goal is for that area of the site to be a place where you can go at any time knowing you’ll only ever find awesome games from amazing developers. We’re not going to settle for mediocrity there, you can go to any number of other sites for that.

    There are so many incredible developers out there, many of which either get forgotten over time, or just completely get diluted out with the enormous amount of games/developers that pop up daily. We hope to preserve that as we move forward with some of the more awesome site features we’ve got planned. The mini-portal will only get more and more awesome as time goes by. (I’m playing Phage Wars right now as I’m writing this… About once a year I replay it and end up beating it on every single parasite-option. Joey Betz is a friend of ours and he makes AMAZING games. If you’ve not played it, do yourself a favor and do so.)

    We’re constantly looking for suggestions to make things better around the site, so keep the ideas coming. You guys have already helped a ton in guiding things in better directions. ;)

    I also just noticed that we’re almost at 40k likes on Facebook! That’s pretty cool!

    You guys are awesome!

    (Note to self: I say “awesome” entirely too much…)

     
     

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    *Facepalm*

    So I was on the portal today and went to go search for a game….. at which point I realized I somehow never got around to implementing a game-search on the portal. Haha.. WHOOPS.

    Not sure how I missed that, but I took care of it quick for you guys today. You’ll see it on the portal and all game pages located on the top-right of the page. That should make it easier to find games on the site moving forward, huh? ;)

    More coming soon!

     
     

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