News 22 May 2020

Art by u/Golden_OverUnder. Original post here

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

What's been going on this week?

Lets just jump right on into it this week! 


Loompa Oompa race results:
1st: tsp - 2 minutes and 16.51 seconds
2nd: Skibimi - 2 minutes and 16.601 seconds
3rd: Tobi - 2 minutes and 29.201 seconds
4th: exephur - 2 minutes and 29.301 seconds
5th: ISAB  - 2 minutes and 36 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale. 
"The A-Stream" Race this weekend. 

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: Shuffle, more regrow and fast regrow. 
Shuffle, no powers and half cash starting Saturday.
Sai Adventure Pack sale, Dungeon Finn Pack sale and Character Bundle Pack.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gold sale.
Ongoing Skilled Adept.  

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

- SAS4 web -
Ongoing Furie Championship, no Nightmare. 
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 and VS on Sunday. 
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 8th premium gun set: Torment, Proton Arc and Zerafallen

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

- BTD5 -
Preferred Monkey starting Friday, rotating every 3 hours.
Yellow counting for the leaderboards. Sub Skin and Monkey Money on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Discounted price sale.

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

Questions from the comments: 

How are the MOAB class bloons related to the normal bloons?
Both full of hot air. 

How do the ace and heli darts hit the bloons if they're high up in the air?
They aim well!

When the candy room with the bloompa loompas was found, what was in the other rooms of the monkey chocolate factory?
What a bazaar question, you’ll have to use your imagination for that.

Any possible map reworks? For example, same theme different layout.
Maybe! We do have some maps which are kind of like this already in monkey meadow and tree stump. One of our favorites from BTD5 was Rink’s Revenge - we do like the idea of connecting maps together and new maps that riff on previous ones, like Muddy and Bloody Puddles.

Will btd 5 flash,bmc flash, etc all flash nk games be discontinued and not be available online on web anymore after flash discontinues in 2021 or are they getting converted to html or something?
We are looking into our options for this but have nothing to update our players with yet! As much as we want to keep the flash games going, there is an opportunity cost to doing that versus continuing to work on the newest games on platforms that aren’t about to implode. Still, we’re trying to find a solution!

Will there ever be random quests and special missions in BTD 6 like in BTD 5?
We don’t have it planned but it could happen! We love BTD6 and are still putting heaps of time into it, so hearing what you all want does help.

The recent addition of Toxic Waste in BTD 5 got me thinking, will we ever see any Extreme difficulty maps in BTD 6?
I’m sure our QA’s would love to make some but not just yet! 

why does Ezili wear a purple jacket most of the time
If she gets too cold she gets perplexed.

Will some games that are available on the iPhone be ported to Android?
For the older games, no. Dr. Monkey has an inspirational poster on his wall about looking to the future, and everyone knows inspirational posters have it all figured out. It would be more about old games getting new versions, which would then be cross platform - what games do you miss playing?

Will Red Reign on Android ever come out?
Red Reign was part of Apple Arcade launch and most games for that were exclusive to Apple.

I really like how you brought back the Park Path map from BTD5 to 6, are you going to do this for some other maps?
We would like to at some point but we have so many new exciting ones first! 

So what exactly happens when a monkey eats a pineapple…
They… eat it? It’s a pineapple.

How do you guys plans a race? Choose the map, the restrictions, the modifiers... It's hard? Or you have a bunch of them waiting?
Generally there is a theme, combo or strategy in mind from the start. From there it’s about balancing it so if you’re new to races you can jump right in and play but also in a way that the top 100 players can really dig into it and come up with something new to shave a few seconds off their best times. 

Can we have hope about new types of bloons in BTD 6 (Orange, Glass...), or we must have focus in new towers and heroes?
New bloon types are super tricky and have cascade effects on all tower properties and balance. We do think about them but nothing in our crystal ball about when or if changes will happen there.

Can the monkeys eat pineapples without having them explode?
Sure, they just need to eat the ones that don’t have gunpowder in them. 

How many Bloons are there?
Types? You can check out this link for a list of all the different bloons from our different games. 
Overall number? So, so many. 

How does Wolfhunter Quincy and Obyn get along?
Oh, you think the pack is your ally. Quincy merely adopted the pack. Obyn was born in it, molded by it. 
Each pack has different values and ways of life, but when faced with the threat of Bloons it’s common for each to put aside differences and work together. 

I've been playing Tower Keepers for months, and so far this game has not helped me learn how to keep a real tower. Am I doing something wrong?
This is the best TK joke I have ever heard. 


Have a great weekend everyone!


-Tarn and Sav