SAS4 was also updated this week to introduce a truckload of new weapons and armour, ready to be discovered in Strongboxes and equip on your SAS dude.
The weapons include two new classes, Lasers and Blade Throwers (Masteries not yet available). There are 20 brand new weapons from Rubicon, Critical Mass, Smokestack, HIKS, Teknoboom, Rancor, Ronson and Shotlite. There are also 4 complete sets of new armor and [RED] versions of every single new piece.
Questions from the Comments:
Will there be a restart button for BTD5?
No plans have been laid down for this yet but it could be something we put into the game early next year (I'll be pushing for it!)
Is it possible to use Unity or something to create a version of a game that is compatible for all platforms? If so, why don't you do this?
Yep that is possible. However, native apps for mobile platforms run a lot better and Unity still requires a browser plugin that the majority of our players may not appreciate being forced to download. There's been talk about Flash dying for a while now and because we're in the business we've been keeping an eye on what new technologies we can use.
Is there going to be an easier way of reporting hackers? Rather then on the forums and hoping they will get banned rather then knowing they will?
If you'd like to get feedback on each hacker report, send them through (with proof remember!) to email@example.com. In-game reporting methods have and/or are being considered but there isn't any sort of time frame for that
Will the new features added in Monkey City Mobile (Paths, Trees, ect) be added to Monkey City online?
Unfortunately not, at least not soon and not in the same way. Monkey City mobile uses a different tile system that lets space be managed differently and was what made us add the paths and stuff. Full tile sized paths in BMC web wouldn't be usable until the late game anyway.
What's the longest word you know?
Antidisestablishmentarianism (and I'm really proud I spelt that correctly on the first try!)
Will your progress from BMC web be transferable to BMC mobile and vice versa?
No, this won't be possible. Besides not actually having any way for data to be backed up and transferred across platforms like that, the data itself is different between the games. Not just because they're coded differently, but because of the different balance with cash, bloonstones, buildings, towers etc. They don't translate across naturally.
Only one more blog post for the year. Be sure to leave as many questions as you want, and tune in next week for another exciting blog post.