News 24 Jul 2020

Art by u/ToddDJGonz. Original post here

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

What's been going on this week?

BTD6 19.2 is now live on Google Play, iOS, Steam and Amazon which includes quite a few bug fixes! You can see a full list of them here.

How race results:
1st: smth-anti-wolf - 1 minute and 29.26 seconds
2nd: NoWoFRace - 1 minute and 29.84 seconds
3rd: exephur - 1 minute and 30 seconds
4th: Skibimi - 1 minute and 33 seconds
5th: Shwax - 1 minute and 34 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "A Walk in the Park" Odyssey, ending Tuesday. 
"Pumpkin Pat" Race this weekend.  

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: More regrow, no trinkets and more fortified. 
Clones, half cash and wizard attack starting on Saturday.
Flame Princess Adventure Pack, Jake Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale. 

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gold sale.
Ongoing Zaluss and Learned Scholar. 

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB, MOAB Cards - BFB, BFB Random 15, BFB Boosts only
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Club, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Boosts only, BFB Card Club
Monday: MOAB
2x Medallions with Club Access on sale. 

- SAS4 web -
Ongoing Furie Championship, no Nightmare. 
Sale on Epic pack and 2nd premium gun set: Donderbus, RIA 15SE and Torment

- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, VS with black box as rewards on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday. 
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 9th premium gun set: Contagion, Ahab and Calamity

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

- BTD5 -
Preferred Monkey, rotating every 3 hours, starting Friday. 
Blue counting for the leaderboards. Bomb skin on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Discounted price sale.

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

Questions from the comments: 

Will you guys resupport btd4 track creator?
Sadly no. The track creator was a lot of work on our team and we just couldn’t keep up with the work it required! 

Why was arcane spike's price nerfed? It was literally at a perfect spot in the meta :/
Or maybe the arcane price’s spike was buffed. 

Will there ever be a less grind-y way of getting xp in bmc during the later levels? After building all of the upgrade buildings and upgrading all of your towers (both of which give loads of xp), you hit a wall, where you just have to grind 500xp tiles. You can't build things for xp, since you hit the power cap, so you're just stuck. The bloon beacon is just stuck on all of the easy tiles as well, which makes it useless. Will there ever be a solution to bmc becoming insanely boring once you hit this wall?
I will pass your feedback on but we have no plans to change it at this stage as BMC is an older game and it would probably require a full rework. 

Have there ever been any plans to release the level creator for Tower keepers? I've heard it was super finnicky and messy, but I'd love to see what kind of life it would put into the game if it were possible for players to submit new campaigns that would be run -TKHQ
While we would love this as well, in its current state the actual testing while creating levels in it is much more than just finicky. We’re sure the community could bring forward some great ideas but the level of user friendliness it offers would cause too much frustration. There also isn’t a reliable way to debug the cause of any custom-level bugs which can force you to restart from scratch very frequently. - Rohan

I'm still waiting for an answer on how they will proceed with the progress of Tower Keepers of the Ninja Kiwi Site, which still uses the Flash Player system?
As TK doesn’t use Flash, TK should continue to work without issue on the site after Flash support has stopped! :) 

Will there ever be a ninjakiwi archive in the windows store like btd5 and btd battles?
Probably not at this stage! 

if you gave one of the heroes their own spinoff, who would get their own spinoff

Would you be willing to add fan-made remixes to the trophy shop in future updates of BTD6? If so, would you accept remixes of songs from other bloons games, or just BTD6?
We would love to see players' ideas but it may be tricky to use these in-game as we cannot guarantee who made them or if they use copyrighted material so probably not. :( 

Got some puns/jokes on the MOAB-class bloons? I bet some of them are hillarious ;)
Sav hates puns, she wishes she was M0 AB-le to make good ones ;) haha -Spacemonkey

MOABee we should just write some puns down for her. That way she’ll remain a high-flyer. -Tarn

I think we need to approach this from a scientific perspective and understand why she is bad at puns. I will go and hire some MO-L-AB assistants to look into this. -Spacemonkey

B For Be do anything too inflated maybe we should consider the simple fact that you An I R just simple beings that BeLOng ONly to a world of terrible puns and that Sav is above us. - Tarn

I think we should probably just let her DDB before we get on her BAD side -Spacemonkey

I think you are both full of hot air. - Sav 

BFBelieve me all those puns are terriBAD. They should be MO-ABstract. With that Zom Going to leave - Eli

^^ You need to Fortify your skills with MOAB puns Eli because that was deflating - spacemonkey + Tarn

What caused the Ice Towers to change from being machines in BTD1-4 to monkeys in BTD5?
Technological advances in Monkey to Bloon warfare.

How were the towers for the btd6 title screen selected? Were they just chosen based on their poses?
We had a long and arduous casting session with many great auditions, but at the end of the day we had to go with our guts and pick who we thought would be great monkeys! Everyone besides Striker did a fantastic job. 

i just started trying out the archive. this is a good thing you did here. better yet it's free plus your progress carries over. however, some games cant be put in full screen or maximized mode, and fortress destroyer isn't there for some reason. was this done for a reason or was it an oversight?
Fortress Destroyer was developed in an older version of Unity and as such can’t be added to the archive.

When I play a tile/CT on BMC archive, fullscreen doesn't make the game any larger, just adds black space. If this is a problem on my end, would you know how to solve this? and if this is from the archive, are there any plans to fix it?
Some games do not support fullscreen and BMC is one of those. There are no plans to change any of the archive games at this point.

Will the AP, messages and profile stuff still exist on the page after flash dies?
What will happen to the Wheel of Fate? It runs on Flash, right?
When flash ends, will you keep your website up?
The truth is, we don’t have an answer just yet! We are still looking into what the site will look like once Flash is no longer an option. 

Do the monkeys ever run out of projectiles and have to buy more?
Very rarely! They are pretty good planners when going into battle. 

i know BTD6 is not going to end in a while, but when it does will you do like BTD5 and put random already used odysseys and daily challenges? i just want to have a second chance to get stuff in the odissey shop and get free insta monkeys from dailys
We cannot say for sure but there is a chance. However, it will still be very far away! 

Can you please take away fourth towers in BTD battles for Moab Pit, BFB Colleseum and especially Boss Arenas? Fourth towers being used means that the player with the better fourth tower or getting a tower that compliments with their original 3 towers will most likely win. Meaning that the player winning won because of luck, not necessarily because of skill.
We will pass the feedback on to our team but there are no plans to change it currently. 

Can you show us how BTD6 was made?
We would need a whole documentary! A lot of work went into BTD6 over the years!

Will there ever be any graphical updates to BTD Battles or is there anything planned for an update like that
Not at the moment

How long does it take for the Ninja kiwi team to make a game?
It depends on the scope of the game! 

What made you create btd6 and stop updating btd5? Was it that you ran out of ideas for btd5?
We reached a point where the ideas we wanted to do just wouldn’t work in the more limited version of BTD5 and would require us to build so many new features we decided a whole new game would be better! Also as a point BTD 5 is still being updated :)

Do the monkeys in chicken costumes fight against bloons by pecking at them?
No, darts are more effective!

If there’s a food related skin for the MOAB, BFB and DDT, what would it be? Could one of em be a chicken please??
I’ll put a request in for you!

Since monkey farmers get paid, roughly how much of their income is taxed?

Since bananas are the monkey's currency and monkeys eat bananas, are they eating money?
Think of it more as a bartering economy.

At this rate, because everyone is asking it I think that SAS 5 will become the next Half Life 3... Do the Awesome Ninja Kiwi Gods agree or disagree?
SAS10 is probably coming before Half Life 3. 

Given that it’s a flash game with no way to currently play it, is it possible that BTD5 Deluxe could be added to the Archive?
Deluxe is not available anywhere and we currently aren’t planning on bringing it back. 

Is it bothersome trying to update all of your games?
It is a lot of work but never bothersome! 

No btd6 style battles is a bummer, what about a btd6 styled bloons monkey city?
It is not something we have planned right now! 

Where the hecking heck is BTD4 Expansion on the archive?
We did our best to port every game we made ourselves from the website into the Archive but some required much more work than others. It’s unlikely we’ll see any other games added but you never know.

What happens when Pat hugs a pizza BFB? Does he get cheese and tomato sauce and pepperoni on his hands and he has to clean up afterwards?
He’s always disappointed because it just tastes like rubber.

any news on sas 5?
Not currently.  


Have a great weekend and happy gaming! 


- Sav and Tarn