News 17 Jul 2020

Art by u/Dexie_93. Original post here

Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week

What's been going on this week?

We have also officially launched the Ninja Kiwi Archive on Steam! You can find all of your favourite Ninja Kiwi Flash games here
We have also added a FAQ for any questions you may have about it. You can view that here

Battles received update 6.7.1 which fixed an issue with glue gunner!

Sadly, there will be no race for BTD6 this weekend as there was an issue with badges that caused a break within the game. We are working on a fix for this! 

Hocus Lotus race results:
1st: tsp - 2 minutes and 36.83 seconds
2nd: Shwax - 2 minutes and 36.91 seconds
3rd: Weeb - 2 minutes and 40 seconds
4th: Skibimi - 2 minutes and 41 seconds
5th: exephur - 2 minutes and 42 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "You Have My Bow" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.  

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: More regrow, faster regrow and more fortified. 
Adventure Time only, no allies and more zombies starting on Sunday.
Finn Hero Pack, Ice King Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale. 

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Dragons Hoard. 

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB, MOAB R3 Speed - BFB, BFB Cards, BFB Boosts only
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card Club - BFB, BFB Club, BFB Cards
Sunday: MOAB Random 15, MOAB R3 Speed - BFB, BFB Boosts only, BFB Card
Monday: MOAB
2x Medallions with Bag of Medallions and Chest of Medallions on sale. 

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, VS with black items as rewards on Saturday and APOC on Sunday. 
Sale on Epic pack and 4th premium gun set: Vitriol, Ronson 5x5 and CM 0Kelvin

- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, Apoc with black box as rewards on Saturday and VS on Sunday. 
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 8th premium gun set: Torment, Proton Arc and Zerafallen

- BMC web and mobile -  
Daily monkey teams with Monkey Knowledge pack on Sunday.
Knowledge Pack sale (ancient on mobile too).

- BTD5 -
Ongoing Totem event, ending Wednesday. 
Monkey Teams, rotating every 3 hours, starting Friday. 
Red counting for the leaderboards. Wizard skin and Monkey Money on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

- Countersnipe -
Friday: Factionless event and Stacks of Cash on sale. 
Saturday: Target Practice event and Tokens on sale. 
Sunday: 10x Free For All event and Small XP Booster Pack on sale. 
Mega Consumables Pack on sale for the weekend. 

Questions from the comments: 

Who is Quincy's mom?
A very lovely lady monkey. 

Does the cave monkey have a name? If so, what is it?

what will happen to the flash games on kongregate will we have to switch to the ninja kiwi archive and lose all our progress
We can move BTD5, SAS3 and BSM2 from Kongregate but for other games, we are unable to move those directly. :( However Kongregate is looking into its own options for its Flash games!

Will there ever be a Battles 2? (Battles but revamped and with the Btd 6 art style, everyone would love it)
We don’t have anything planned!

What's your favorite map?
Frozen Over! - Sav
Spillway - Tarn
(Keeping you) In The Loop~! - Rohan

How about Fortness Destroyer on Ninja Kiwi archive? Its not a classic flash game but its very hard to start the game, especially it requires downgrading flash which is uhh…
What is that Fortress Destroyer that you speak of? 

How do you feel about fan content that isn’t simply fan art for Bloons? Do you mind OCs,writings,animations or other creative things? Do you ever lurk on fan made creations on your spare time?
We don’t mind at all! We love seeing how creative our community is and are delighted to see what ideas our games inspire! We do look at what we can! 

Why does permabrew do little to nothing for comanche commander even though it's a 64k upgrade
It has been notoriously problematic for us to deal with in regards to the double dipping effect that can occur when one entity that can be buffed spawns another physical ‘child tower’ of its own. However, try pairing up Comanche Commander with Gwendolin or Pat and you'll buff it quite nicely.

Why can't the race leaderboards in btd6 be split into two leaderboards for mobile and steam? Steam players have an inherent advantage over mobile players when it comes to micro. This makes it kinda unfair to group all of the players into one leaderboard when all of the top racers will just be using pc controls.
As someone who has played Battles and BTD6 on both mobile and Steam there are definitely times where one platform outperforms the other. With that in mind, microing on mobile can sometimes be easier than on PC and really comes down to the race itself. 

If there are chickens in the BTD universe, then is there a Chicken God? Is it Nugget?
Does there need to be a chicken god if there are chickens? Is there a chicken god in our world?
Did this chicken god come from a chicken god hen or a chick god egg? 

Where are all of these bloons coming from? Are there possibly bloon settlements? A bloon society?
Maybe! We still aren’t sure but we think they come from other dimensions… 

Are there monkeys who dress in chicken costumes?

what about sequels to game like bloons super monkey 2, fortress destroyer ect? next, what about WebGL as a replacement plugin? and of course when if ever will the dartling gunner and balloon chipper be added to btd6?
1. We have no plans for sequels to those games as our teams are focused on current projects. :)
2. We did consider it but decided the Archive works better for what we needed and wanted! 
3. We cannot say if or when they will at this stage as we have no plans for them. 

If there are chickens, can they peck the bloons to pop them?
Hypothetically, yes. The monkeys don’t tend to send chickens into battle. 

Will you ever add a chat function to co-op, like there was in BTD5 Flash? (I've never played the Steam version, so I don't know if that one had a chat function)
Probably not. 

Were you reluctant to add in odyssey?
Not at all! We were super excited about it. 

What inspired you to use Monkeys and Bloons as the characters of the games?
Where'd you get your motto "More awesomer"?
We actually have the same answer to these two questions, which is that Chris and Stephen, the original creators of the game came up with these! 

Thanks again for the archives! So I understand from the last question/answers that none of the games themeselves will be updated, but, will they have continued support past December? What I mean is, Bloons Monkey City in particular: Will it continue to have contested territory, monkey teams, bloonstone events, ect?
Yes, these things should continue as we do know a lot of players still enjoy these! :) 

What if the monkeys in BMC are actually making the Bloons that are popped in all of the other Bloons TD games?
Technically, that would mean that the players are doing it so you are sending yourself bloons. 

Is the original monkey from the original Bloons still around?
Yes! Just retired. 

How long will the NK team will keep btd 6 going before the next game?
Truthfully, that's a very hard question to answer. We want to keep supporting BTD6 for as long as we can and we have no limit on that! 

Why does odyssey have to be an event and not a gamemode(I can't tell at all)? And can you give better rewards in 6 cause 5 had better rewards than 6?
We felt an event worked better for what we wanted the Odyssey to be and it is something our team has to make each week! We are taking feedback on the rewards and general feel of Odyssey but no current plans to change them just yet. :) 

why are you out of pineapples
Lots of people wanted them. 

Roughly how many comments do you get on the average blog?
Really depends but at least 20 usually! 

Are you gonna put tower restrictions onto odysseys such as no military or no magic? 
There is still a lot within Odysseys that hasn’t been revealed just yet. 

Can you add some features from the website like the profile, AP, level up wheel and messages to the NK Archive?
We probably won’t at this stage as the Archive is designed just to have the games so people can continue playing them and not as a separate platform itself. 

What does a pizza bfb and a watermelon zomg taste like?
If you’re close enough to taste a BFB or ZOMG, you’re doing something wrong. 

Are the bloons skins canon?
Their standard attacks often fall short against the ever learning monkeys and they’re trying new disguises in hopes of sneaking through the defensive line. 

What happens when a Sun Avatar meets another Sun Avatar? Does the time - space continuum collapse?
Magic happens.

Roughly how often does the first comment get answered?
It definitely can happen :) 


Have a great weekend and happy gaming! 


- Sav and Tarn