News 23 Aug 2019

Art by u/chestnutskd - Original post here

What's been going on this week?

We hope you have all had a great week, we have! 

BTD Battles received the 6.4 update today which is live now on iOS, Google Play and Steam! This included a new map, as well as a bunch of balance changes. 

A-maize-ing Race results:
1st: ReworkRewards - 2 minutes and 25.17 seconds
2nd: BRoom BRoom - 2 minutes and 25.48 seconds
3rd: Reward_Profle - 2 minutes and 27 seconds
4th: PlsBuffRewards - 2 minutes and 33 seconds
5th: racerwdsracist - 2 minutes and 39 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 -
"Squad Goals" Race!
Pile O' Monkey Money sale, T3 Insta Monkey Sale.

- BATTD - 
Martian games: On-going more ghosts, more camo, more zombies.
Monkeys only, no allies, more shields starting Sunday. 
Super Rare Orb, Tuxedo Jake, Hunter Marceline and Character Bundle Pack sales.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2, Gem Sale.
On-going Zaluss and Training Day event.

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB, MOAB cards, BFB, BFB random cards, BFB boosts only.
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB cards, MOAB club, BFB & BFB Cards.
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB cards, BFB, BFB boosts only.
2x Medallions with Medallions on sale. 

- SAS4 web -
Ongoing M1000 championship.
Sale on Epic pack and 2nd premium gun set: Donderbus, RIA 15SE and Torment

- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, VS on Saturday with Black box as reward, 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 knowledge pack on Saturday.
Monkey Knowledge on sale.

- BTD5 -
Totem & Bloonvasion.
Black bloon pops counting for the leaderboards. Buccaneer skin on sale.

- BSM2 -
Discounted price sales.

Questions from the comments: 

What games do the monkeys play?

Could Odysseys or something similar potentially show up in BTD6's future?
Maybe one day!

How did the bloon war got started?
We don’t talk about it. 

Can you add the possibility to choose your splitscreen before the match in Co-Op?
We don’t have plans for it at the moment as, depending on the map, everyone could want the same spot! But yes we are thinking actively about more editor functions.

What is inside a cash injection?

Is there genuinely no news at all about the future of the website? We've heard for months now that you've been "looking into it", and this is after years of knowing it was coming. Is anyone actually actively working on a solution? If so, which one? Even if you really are still only at the stage of thinking about it, at least let us know which options are being considered more seriously? I don't think this is asked about on every blog because people keep missing the answer, rather because people have dedicated years to their saves and achievements here and feel like a little more interaction is deserved. Even if you can't follow through on it for whatever reason, which I know is driving the fear of talking about it, the loss would be so much more acceptable if we had followed your journey, rather than you trying to convince us afterwards that someone did indeed try to do something. This isn't some highly anticipated update, which you're more than welcome to be secretive about if you want, it's a whole social issue with more on the line.
Ninja Kiwi’s business is making games. Games that we love to make and play and that enough other people love to play so that the business keeps going, our team remains happily employed, and our new ideas can turn into games. Ninja Kiwi’s core business was flash games when Chris and Stephen started and when I joined, and we are proud to have created 100+ flash games, a website that stood up to competition, and some games that have managed to break out of the crowd. Ninja Kiwi’s core business is no longer flash games, and we would be doing a disservice to our team and our players if we spent too much of our time trying to support the website or the future of flash games. We would like to preserve them and keep them playable as long as possible. Right now, they continue to be playable even though every year one browser or another has made it more difficult. When it is finally and truly impossible to play them on any widely distributed browser, then we will talk with others in a similar situation like Kongregate, Armor, and Miniclip and we’ll look into our own wrapper. But to be clear about your questions - we have been thinking a lot about what we might do, but we haven’t put coders on it and we don’t know what functionality might be lost. In terms of player wants, we know we want to keep the Bloons and Bloons TD games accessible, and keep Battles, SAS4, and Monkey City playable with friends. We hope you can understand us being reactive rather than proactive on flash game preservation, when our creative and team energy is focused on a whole set of unannounced games - games that we trust will carry on the legacy of the flash games but on platforms and technologies that can keep Ninja Kiwi making games. Now back to your regularly scheduled blog. (Scott)

Pineapple on pizza, yay or nay?
Personally, yay. I love it!

Why are ceramics now slowable by glue in BTD6? Did the bloons swap to cheaper ceramic shells? Did Gluology advance to ceramic sticking materials? Or was it something else?
Our glue technology has advanced tremendously. There were rumors that Bloons had switched to more form fitting polyceramics but Dr. Monkey is sure that it’s all him.

Is there a way we can donate Monkey Money to fund research? If there is, can I donate 1k?
Sure, I’ll pass it along.

do the bloons have some sort of god like being similar to that of the VTSG?
The monkeys never talk religion at the dinner table.

Why does the BAD use band aids when it's damaged? Surely the bloons are smart enough to use better materials to hold themselves together if they can use fortification.
Maybe they are special band aids!

Why doesn't Immy give us Bagel pics anymore?
You haven’t asked for any. 


Have a great weekend everyone!