News 10 Jul 2020


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


What's been going on this week?


Odyssey Mode has arrived in update 19.0 for BTD6! Along with Trophy Store, a new map and skin for Striker Jones! Out now on iOS, Android and Steam! You can see the full patch notes here

Subcity race results:
1st: tsp - 1 minute and 51.38 seconds
2nd: FenixKillah-YT - 1 minute and 51.55 seconds
3rd: . - 1 minute and 52.26 seconds
4th: RIZE - 1 minute and 52.86 seconds
5th: Shwax  - 1 minute and 53 seconds


This weekend's focus:


- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Adventure Begins" Odyssey, ending Tuesday. 
"Hocus Lotus" Race this weekend. 

- BATTD - 
Ongoing collection event, ending Monday.
Ongoing Martian games: Monkeys only, no allies and more shields.
No weapons, no trinkets and deflation 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 - BFB Cards, BFB Boosts only
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Card Club, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Club 
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card, MOAB R3 Speed - BFB Random 15, BFB Boosts only
Monday: MOAB, MOAB Boosts only 
2x Medallions with Bag of Medallions and Chest of Medallions on sale. 

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, Apoc with dpuble Black Box as rewards on Saturday and VS with Black Items as rewards on Sunday. 
Sale on Epic pack and 8th premium gun set: Torment, Proton Arc and Zerafallen

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, LMS on Saturday and Apoc with Black Box as rewards on Sunday. 
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 10th premium gun set: T189, CM Starfury and Banshee

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

- BTD5 -
Monkey Teams, rotating every 3 hours, starting Friday. 
Green counting for the leaderboards. Dart skin on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

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


Questions from the comments: 


i noticed the moabs are smaller in btd6 compared to btd5 why is that?
Just like with any technology as time goes on things get smaller. Who knows, someday they might be so small they could be all around you and you wouldn’t even know.

How long is it going to take for btd7 to release? Is it going to be like btd5-BTD6 or like 3-5 years?
Why would you want BTD7 already when BTD6 is still doing crazy awesome updates!! 

Will any of the games in the Ninja Kiwi Archive (recently released on Steam) recieve any developmental support in the future?
The Archive exists primarily to enable people to keep playing our crazy cool catalogue of older Flash games beyond December when browsers will no longer support Flash. No further development will happen on them. 

Is the temple just like... a head on a pedestal? How does a regular super monkey / sun avatar go from their regular form to a literal building? I mean it gets better with tsg... but for the 4xx temple?
Maybe they are hiding their body in the building. 

How many heroes were planned to be added to BTD 6? Do you guys think in a limit number or how more is better?
We had a few planned before launch but primarily we focused on the main 4 that launched with the game! 

what is Quincy based of
Quincy, Father of Quincy. 

Was BTD6 originally planned to be in Flash?
No, we began development of BTD6 in Unity and continue to this day!

Will BMC ever be updated to fix stuff like Mortar's blast radius and pierce not properly increasing?
Maybe! We do want to continue to support our older games but we cannot say if or when that might happen. 

What was the most difficult addition to BTD6? A tower? A hero? Or a mechanic like the Challenge Editor?
We’ve just launched Odyssey Mode and the Trophy Store, adding tons of cosmetic goodness to the game. This was certainly one of the longest in development things we’ve done but we’re super happy with how it turned out and are loving seeing everyone enjoying it!

Are the bananas in the office slowly being replaced with pineapples?
We have other fruits too! 

Are you going to fix the glue gunner in BTD Battles? It slows MOAB's to 33% instead of by 33% now
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We are looking into a fix for this now! 

Are there chickens in the BTD universe?
Sure. 

How long does it take to make new features, such as new maps, new heroes, and new towers?
Really depends on the specific thing! Towers, like Engineer, take a lot of time because of the balancing and making sure they won’t break the game. Maps can also take a lot of time with what might be added to the map, especially if we are doing a new “feature” like Geared! 

Can I have a pineapple?
Sorry, all out! Here's a kiwi fruit! 

Why do you celebrate 4th of July if you aren't from the US?
We may not be but a lot of our player base is plus we also have a few Americans working with us! Wouldn’t want them to feel left out! 

Rohan gave an example of how you have to do weird things for designing seasonal events while being in the Southern Hemisphere like putting snow on a Christmas theme when NK headquarters would never see that. Is there anything else funny like that that you have?
Funnily enough, 4th of July! It is a purely American holiday which NZ doesn’t celebrate. Also truth be told Halloween isn’t big here either! Though it is starting to become more of a thing people do :) 

Is there going to be any new Awesome Points achievement games coming out soon? Or New Awesome Points added to any games?
With Flash shutting down at the end of this year, we won’t be adding new games to the website or new features to existing games, like adding AP to them. :(

why are you out of bananas
Monkeys love them too much

Can we see some of Benjamin's memes?

  • Spacemonkey

If we started a petition to get the "moon landing" map renamed to "bloon landing", how many signatures would we need? Asking for a friend
So, so many. 

Are there plans for new BTD6 events?
Do Odyssey’s count? 

 

Have a great weekend and happy gaming! 

 

- Sav and Tarn 

 
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