News 18 Sep 2020

Art by u/PunishedBuddy. Original post here.

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

What's been going on this week?

We have put up voting for the headers and banners over on the BTD6 Reddit! Check it out here

The Flight of The Pigeon results:
1st: tsp - 2 minutes and 10.38 seconds
2nd: Promises - 2 minutes and 10.86 seconds
3rd: exephur - 2 minutes and 10.90 seconds
4th: killerkama - 2 minutes and 12 seconds
5th: Skibimi - 2 minutes and 13 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Land or Water" Odyssey, ending Tuesday. 
"Galaxy One" Race this weekend.  

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: Shuffle, more camo and no allies. 
No trinkets, more regrow and more fortified starting on Saturday.
Finn Adventure Pack, Max Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale. 

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gold sale.
Ongoing Zaluss and Gem Master. 

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

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, VS with black item as rewards on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday. 
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 -
Ceramic counting for the leaderboards. Boomerang skin and Monkey Money on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

Questions from the comments: 

People love to ship the heroes, but are there any that particularly hate working with each other?
Adora and Striker have very different methods and can lead to tension but none of the heroes hate any other hero!

Will BTD5 or BTD 6 ever be free?
We have run sales where they are free but we aren’t currently planning on making them free on a permanent basis.

who does Gwen like more, Quincy or 2/0/4 boomerang monkey
Both have their uses. 

Doesn't the artillery battery monkey's hand get tired from pressing the fire button so many times non stop?
Nah, they’ve practised it. 

will my comments ever be answered?

Are there going to be steam achievements for nk archive?
We aren’t planning on adding any.

How do monkeys sharpen grapes
They don’t sharpen them, they are more like paintballs! 

Thanks for replying, the future is still uncertain so I'll be on the look out for that. But another question, have you guys ever thought of putting in some of your other games on console? I know you guys released BTD5 for PS4, but have you ever considered putting other titles? Playstation is doing good job marketing indie titles, and with your games being some of the most popular already it would be cool to see more games there maybe in the future?
We have! It does require a lot of work on our team to port it to a console version as we have to change some fundamental systems in the game but it is something we have thought about. 

Could you tell me which nk worker does what?
We have a lot of NK workers so it would take us awhile to name all of them! Primarily, the main team that you will see online is the CM team which is Sav, Tarn, Sam, Joey and Jen. We also answer support emails. You will also see some of the QA team on Discord and Reddit, like Rohan! 

will the spike o pult ever be a stand alone tower again? if not why?
Spike’o’pult has found his true calling as an upgrade from Dart Monkey and doesn’t think he ever wants to be “just” a spike’o’pult anymore.

Do you ever sit down and think "This came from a game about monkeys popping balloons"? Also will you make sequels to the other games like the OG Bloons, Super Monkey, Hot Bloon, and other? Will you also make more non- td games with the blooiverse?
We aren’t planning on any sequels to the older games! We may do one day, same with non-td games, but not currently. 

Will individual Heros in BTD6 ever get their own unique Monkey Knowledge upgrades?
No plans for this at the moment, but never say never.

How exactly do the ceramics and M.O.A.B class bloons get stronger in freeplay mode, which can be like only 10 minutes before they somehow roll out a new model. Is there magic incorporated? Monkey magic?
Maybe it's bloon magic?

What are all the heroes's ages?
Monkey math is very confusing. Plus, Adora refuses to tell us her ages… 

How does the Ultra-Juggernaut's ball split? What technology is it using?
Ever poked a bumpy lookin spider?

Do any of the monkeys have names, besides the heroes? Also, how do the monkeys feel about crosspathing?
Only the names you give them! (you can always consult the Monkey book of names).
They have no complaints about it, it's all included in their training. 

What happens if a 3xx,4xx, or 5xx alchemist pours their tasty brew that boosts the monkeys on the bloons?
They make a weird squeaking noise, it's very strange. 

How's Aaron?
We hope he is doing well! It has been a long time since many of us have seen him. He may have simply ascended to his true power. 

Do you read every comment here, and if so, what is the comment/answer ratio?
We do! We try to answer as many as we can but we do like to keep them diverse so we are less likely to answer something that has been answered before. 

how is the sniper so accurate?
Years of practice. 

Who designs the races each week? Also, who is the best racer among the NK staff? - Meme TD (YT)
Tarn is our primary race designer with several other members of the team occasionally doing one! Tarn also happens to be our best racer. 

Do the monkeys enjoy popping the bloons or has it been a hassle to them for the past couple of years?
Depends on the monkey! Some love it, some see it as a chore. 

If the worst thing gwen has burned was herself, then what about the bloons?!?
Gwen is more important than Bloons. 


Have a great weekend and happy gaming! 


- Sav and Tarn