Hi, everybody! I hope your week has been fantastic so far and continues on similarly. If not, let's hope your luck turns. Either way, read on for an update of what's been going on around these parts.
Bloons Merchandise is go
Today we announced the opening of an NK merchandise shop powered by Ntensify
Inside you'll find 9 sweet t-shirt designs and a Super Monkey plushie. You can grab the t-shirts now, delivered anywhere in the world, though the Super Monkey plushie is still on pre-order. We're starting out with this selection of Bloons themed stuff as those games have the biggest player base, but we would love to expand to other games and even just more stuff in general. More t-shirts, hoodies, plushies, stickers, posters and whatever else could be in the pipeline if we get enough interest.
The first 500 orders can get $3 off by using the code FIRST500, so get in quick if you want to be part of that.
The Super Monkey plushie is on pre-order mode at the moment, but if it gets enough interest we may be able to get him to your door a little faster, and also get other plushie ready sooner.
Bloons Monkey City - Pretty things and bug fixes
Bloons Monkey City received an update this week that introduced Premium Buildings, fixed a couple Contested Territory errors and finally resolved a major issue that was causing player resources to reset each time the player refreshed. We also introduced a steeper health increase for MOAB-class bloons in Contested Territory. I made an error earlier talking about some other changes (around tier 9 difficulty and Snipers) but they are not in the game. We're still looking into those sort of options so keep discussing it on the forums.
Questions from the comments
OK, now jokes even on the blog?
Jokes on all the things!
Will you answer this question with no?
No. But I would be lying.
Do you think impoppable mode will be added to BTD5 web?
We want to, and in a previous blog post I said something similar. When it'll happen is still up in the air.
Why is there no where on the new forum to post Daily Challenge ideas?
Simply because there are still suggestions on the old forums. There may be a day when we move suggestions over but for now there's no need for more suggestions than the old forum is already getting. I can see that day coming soonish though.
Do you think NK has a good marketing team?
Wouldn't be fair to judge something that doesn't exist, would it?
Do all the developers drink coffee?
Most, but not all. (Might actually just be one guy in NZ that doesn't, not sure about Dundee)
Will NK ever get a YouTube channel featuring developers playing NK games?
Probably not for YouTube itself. Maybe uploading a streamed play session? No plans for it yet, though.
Does someone at NK really read the emails sent to support?
Yep! Every email is read and replied to, even when things get busy or we are delayed for whatever reason, a reply will come. If you don't get a reply it means we never received the email, or our email didn't get received on your end. Waiting 12 hours at least is usually a good rule.
Soap or body wash?
Soap for me.
What are 'nanotonium' strongboxes? Are the made of nano particles?
It's actually "Nantonium" so I'd guess they're made of nans. I'm no rocket surgeon though.
Fan submissions, when will this come back?
Sooner than the last time I answered this question. With the merchandise store open I would like to start looking into getting Fan of the Week going (perhaps in a different form). There are logistical considerations that take time though.
Which is better, Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars for me. How about you?
Thanks everybody, I'll be here all week. Try some games!