News 26 Oct 2018


Hey Ninjas! It’s Tarn, here to let you know what’s been happening at Ninja Kiwi this week :)

What’s been going on this week?

What a week!

Monday we celebrated Labour Day.
Tuesday an update went out for BTD 6.
Wednesday’s updates were for BTD 5 and BATTD.
Thursday was Tower Keepers.
Friday, everyone is catching their breaths and working on some final touches for.. D-D-Drum Rollllll…

Here’s the relevant information about the updates:

Bloons TD 6:
    Update version 5.0 - Patch notes: NK forums

Tower Keepers:
    Update version 2.0 - Patch notes: NK forums

Bloons Adventure Time TD:
    Update version 1.2: - Patch notes: Reddit

Bloons TD 5:
    Update version 3.17:

Introduced a new intermediate map ‘Trick Or Treat’, a special halloween event as well as an awesome Zombie Dart Monkey skin for you to sink your teeth into.


SAS 4 Web Announcement

It's well past time for some official news about the future of SAS: Zombie Assualt 4 on web. We spent considerable time taking team members away from updates on Bloons TD 6 to try to get a version working in WebGL. We were unsuccessful. The multiplayer code is dependent on flash threading and it simply does not work on WebGL and would not work without months of refactoring, retesting, and bug fixing all sorts of special cases. The alternative would be to move crafting into mobile/steam, but that is also months of work.

I have to apologize to everyone who has put hours and hours into the game and character progress, but we can't commit those months of work, or rather we've chosen to apply that time to working on current projects. No, SAS5 is not in development yet but we are working on the design, and when we are ready we'll want the team ready to get cracking. Our two choices with SAS4 web are to keep it limping along as is with all of the rolled back flash player hassles, or to shut the game down.

We do value your opinion on that topic - if you've had enough, let us know. But if there is still fun in the game and you want us to keep it running on the last fumes of flash, let us know that, too.

Thanks for reading, and, I hope, for understanding,

Scott (Ninja Kiwi COO)


Competition winners:

This weeks winners!!!!

1st place goes to saspic45, with their entry:
B.E.H.E.M.O.T.H: Bloon; Enhanced Hovering Electrically Motorized Overland Tactical Headship

2nd place: Bro Review with the entry:
R.E.A.L.B.A.D Really Epicly Amazingly Large Bad Airship of Doom


3rd place: login642 with the entry:
D.O.M - Destroyer of Moabs

Prizes will be sent to your chosen games. If you didn't pick a game or didn't provide the correct information I'll be getting in touch with you over the weekend. 

The weekend’s focus:

- BTD6 -
Tier 3 Insta Monkey pack sale and Pile O' Monkey Money sale.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2, double gold.
Ongoing All Hallows Even campaign and Skilled Adept event.

- BTD Battles -
BFB and BFB cards on Friday. MOAB club and MOAB cards on Saturday. BFB with no bonus, BFB club and BFB cards club on Sunday.
Club sale and UFO skins on sale.

- SAS4 web -
Ongoing Trident championship.
Sales on 2nd premium gun set: Donderbus, RIA 15SE and Torment

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday, VS with Black Box as reward 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 knowledge packs as rewards on Saturday.
Wild Pack sale (ancient on mobile too).

- BTD5 -
Ongoing Totems event, Bloonvasion and Ceramic pops counting for the leaderboards.
Monkey money and Boomer skins on sale.

- BSM2 -
Discounted price sales.

Questions from the comments:

Well, this is a very considerate move for a "point and click" game. Are you sure that it is Halloween coming but not April Fools?
Thanks for pointing this out! Has been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Really loving the Halloween candy event and I hope to see more like it in the future! My question is if the event will be annual or is it a one time thing?
We all love a reason to be festive here at Ninja Kiwi and love nothing more than making fun content for you all to enjoy! With those two things in mind I would say it’s a safe bet that something like this would be a recurring event.

How/Where do you get the ideas for the new bloons games, and also for the next bloons game can it be made from ideas from the community?
We’re always listening to the community and looking at what you all enjoy or don’t enjoy and base a lot the concepts off that. 

Did you witness the Youtube outage?
Sure did. It’s a rather huge deal. Every minute youtube was down could potentially cost youtube and its users hundred of thousands if not millions of dollars in revenue.

When are you going to add Bloon Dunes to BMC mobile?
No plans to implement this currently.

[looks at mail monkey] Yer tellin' us that it's a female?
The monkeys are genderless with the exception of the heroes and the patch notes monkey.


Thanks for reading and Happy Halloween to you all! 

Have a great weekend.