News 13 Dec 2019

Art by u/Projekt_Knyte. Original post here.

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

What's been going on this week?

As we approach our final week in the office for two weeks, our team has been working hard on some cool new things! 

Countersnipe has been out for a week and been lots of fun! It has received a small update that helped with matchmaking which is now out on iOS,Steam and Android. 

Version: 14.0: This has just been released and is now available for iOS and Steam! It includes a brand new hero, a skin for Pat Fusty and two new maps! See the full patch notes here

Adventure time:
Version 1.7: This update contains a new adventure set in lumpy space aswell as a number of optimisations, balance changes and bug fixes.

BTD 5: 
Version 3.23: Feel a chill in the air? Winter has arrived in Bloons TD 5! Dive into a winter wonderland in a new beginner map: Snowman. This snowy spectacle has more loops and bends than a festive bow so you'll have plenty of places to put your favorite towers. Happy Holidays from everyone at Ninja Kiwi!

Ice Age race results:
1st: Fenix = Baby - 2 minutes and 15.84 seconds
2nd: Seclate - 2 minutes and 15.96 seconds
3rd: Race Boycott  - 2 minutes and 16.11 seconds
4th: Tobi - 2 minutes and 16.70 seconds
5th: Top10Racer - 2 minutes and 17 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money sale and T3 Insta Monkey
"Sewer Bloonway" Race this weekend.

- BATTD - 
Martian games: Ongoing shuffle, no powers and half cash.
Clones, half cash and wizard attack starting Sunday
Hunter Marceline Pack, Tuxedo Jake Pack and Character Bundle Pack.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gold sale.
On-going Zaluss and Training Day.

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

- SAS4 web -
Apoc on Friday, VS on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday.
Sale on Epic pack and 4th premium gun set: Vitriol, Ronson 5x5 and CM 0Kelvin

- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, Apoc with Black Box as rewards on Saturday, VS 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 Sunday
Knowledge Pack sale(ancient on mobile too).

- BTD5 - 
Ongoing Totem event.  
BFB counting for the leaderboards. Ace Skin on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Discounted price sale.

Questions from the comments: 

when upgrade restrictions will be added to the Challenge editor on BTD6?
It is something we want to look at but we aren’t sure if or when that’ll be added.

You once told us that the Bloons need money to attack the Monkeys. Where do they get it from? The Monkeys get money by popping them, but the Bloons dont pop anything! Are the bloons attacking more speaces rather than the Monkeys? Will the Monkeys team up with those species or will they become enemies when they meet?
Whatever currency they use, it must be inflated.
As the other question below mentions, our Special Agents were different species. We work with the elite of those other species. 

On the subject of penguins, the Special Agents of past were mostly not Monkeys. How are other species handling the fight against bloons?
They mostly leave the fighting up to the monkeys but will send their best and brightest to help!

If a penguin would join the bloon popping businesss, what would it do?
Maybe they would be like Gunther in Bloons Adventure Time?

What kind of society do the monkeys have? Do they still have a monarchy with the king from bmc, or have times changed?
The monkeys still live within a monarchy as they function best with a prime ape leading the primates. 

How do monkeys not get too hot or cold based on their environment, as in frozen over or end of the road? Wouldn't ice monkeys get too hot or dart monkeys too cold?
The monkeys are pretty good at adapting to their environments. 

Can you add guilds and leaderboards (for top ranked guilds and players) to Countersnipe, similar to Tower Keepers?
We have tons of ideas about how to expand Countersnipe but it’s still early days. Lots more cool stuff coming next year!

Is there no melee attacking monkey after Pat Fusty?
Not as this stage.

you guys said you'll try to make the flash games here playable for as long as you can but i'm wondering will multiplayer still work for them considering there are many games here that requires you to play co-op to earn achiviements eg: sas 4 and btd5
Sadly, we don’t know what Flash will look like at this stage and if it will include multiplayer.

Which Monkey Hero is the most important?
All of them are important in different ways!

Exactly how intelligent are the monkeys?
As smart as humans are. 

What is the logic behind energy attacks not popping lead?
Cause it’s not plasma.

Why don't the monkeys just paint themselves camo so the bloons can't see them?
The bloons don’t avoid the monkeys so I’m not sure it would help!


Have a great weekend!


-Sav and Tarn