News 18 May 2018

Hi everyone! Welcome to the blog post for May 18, 2018. With Bloons TD 6 taking up all our time we haven't got a whole lot to announce this week. We have been releasing teaser images for the game, showing off a few things as well as hiding further info in crackable codes. If you haven't seen any of them yet, we've prepared this small teaser trailer showing them off...

 

 

If you'd like to see them, and want to stay up to date on any future releases, check into our Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram pages, or join us on Discord!

 

What's Going On This Week?

Tower Keepers: 2x rewards in Hero Battles. 2x Gems. Mage and Blackguard skins on sale.

BTD Battles: BFB on Friday, MOAB Club and MOAB Cards on Saturday, BFB with no bonus tower and BFB random cards on Sunday. Medallions and Buccaneer skins on sale.

SAS4 web: Full boosts reward on Friday's bounty. Apocalypse and Boss Bounty for Alloy on Saturday. Virus Samples with black item as reward on Bounties on Sunday. Donderbus, RIA 15SE and Torment on sale!

SAS4 mobile: Apoc on Friday. VS on Saturday with Black Strongbox as reward. Last Man Standing on Sunday. Nantoniums, Nightmare Veterans Pack and Torment, Proton Arc and Zerfallen on sale!

BMC web and mobile: Daily Monkey Teams with Knowledge Packs as reward on Saturday. Wild Knowledge Packs on sale (Ancient on mobile too!)

Bloons TD 5: Preferred Monkeys. Bloonvasion! Black pops counting for the leader board. Apprentice skin on sale.

Bloons Super Monkey 2: Double blops and Double Boosters.

 

Ninja Kiwi Acronym Competition!

This week we'll have an Acronym competition! Just create an NK related acronym and post it in a comment below with a game of your choice.

The prize for this week's competition is:

Mystery Prize for a game of your choice!

 

Please pick from the following:
BTD5, BMC, SAS4, Tower Keepers web
Battles, BMC, SAS4, Tower Keepers, Fortress Destroyer mobile

Include your mobile User ID if you're wanting a prize for mobile.

 

Rules:

One entry per person
Terms apply
Entries must be in before 2pm, Friday 25th of May (New Zealand time)
If you would like a forum title change please include that in your entry.
Include your user name/platform user ID details in your entry.

 

Good luck!

 

Questions from the Comments:

After BTD6 comes out, will there still be Daily Challenges for BTD5, or will older ones be recycled?
BTD5 Daily Challenges will (likely) start being repeated close to BTD6's release, depending on when we can spare the time to implement the system.
 
Out of all the SAS weapons (across all games), what are your 3 favorites?
FAL, RIA T7 and Stripper.
 
Will you reveal the next BTD Battles update?
Not ahead of time.
 
Do you know which month BTD6 will come out?
Nope. I could guess, but I'm not allowed to say.
 
How many teasers do you plan to release by the end of the month?
At least one more.
 
Any plans to implement a site chat?
It's been discussed but it's not currently being planned/implemented.
 
BTDB and BMC are both clear spin-offs of BTD5 - will BTD6 receive similar spin-offs?
That's something for future NK to decide.
 
Will BTD5 go free once BTD6 is released?
Nope, BTD5 can never escape.
 
Why won't you let your fans/players create mods for your games?
We do to some extent, but (most) games that support modding are set up to support it. Because our games aren't, it's just people directly editing stuff which can lead to issues with cheating and breaking the game/data if the player makes a mistake. Supporting modding isn't a switch, it needs to be planned for and set up, with development time invested in it. The reason it hasn't been invested in? It's just not something we've felt drawn to.
 
Could it be possible that the bloons have some sort of DNA..?
BNA?
 
Auckland vs. Wellington, who would win?
Auckland, but I'm biased.
 
What will happen if Ninja Kiwi receive a ZIP file of 1,000 track designs with high quality pictures and good details of BTD5 from many expert players in the world?
Due to the extraordinariness of the situation I couldn't even guess. There wouldn't be a guarantee any would be used, but we have used fan concepts before. It would be awesome to see the ideas though!
 
How many memes out of 134 have you got?
128.
 
Will Bloons TD 6 require a much more powerful phone than what is needed to play BMC?
We haven't finalized recommended/minimum specs and supported devices just yet. A modern device that can run BMC should be OK (I think, not official).
 
Can you solve a Rubik's cube?
Nope.
 
Do you have a 0|0 Dart Monkey working at Ninja Kiwi?
Apparently so.
 
Why don't the Spectre's darts seek bloons?
The whole weapons system is swapped out with the upgrade.
 
What do you think of a SAS Soldier's City where you capture land from hordes of zombies in a mix of tower defense and player movement tiles?
I like your thinking! Could be a lot of fun :)
 
After Bloons TD 6, how long will Bloons TD 7 take?
I broke my crystal ball a while ago, sorry.

 

And that's all, folks! Thanks for stopping by! Leave a question, comment or feedback below (if you have any). Good luck on any endeavors you're undertaking and have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Aaron

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