News 24 Oct 2014

Hello. Another busy week here at NK, but a successful one too, which makes it feel so much better.

SAS: Zombie Assault 4 - iOS and Android

It's the week many of you have been waiting for, SAS: Zombie Assault 4 has been released on Android and iOS around the world, and it's waiting to be downloaded right now for the low, low price of FREE.

Link for iOS

Link for Android

Grab the game now, there's no excuse not to. Make sure you tell your friends and family and we'll see you on the battlefield.

This is Halloween

Zombie games suit Halloween by themselves, but what about poor little BTD5 and Bloons Monkey City?

Bloons TD 5 received an update this week which introduced Crypt Keeper, a scarily difficult track set in a moonlit graveyard. We've also got the ol' Halloween them out of the closet so you'll have haunted darts and 'rangs and pumpkins instead of pineapples

Bloons Monkey City also got a temporary Halloween title screen to celebrate the spooky time of year

Questions from the Comments:

When are the SAS4 skill resets expected to happen?

There is no time frame expected. It is something that we're considering and will hopefully get in at some point. The game is in a much more stable state balance-wise, so I'm hoping it won't be too long.

What's up with the server/site instability?

We've recently been seeing regular server slowdowns as the servers tick over to a new day. Last weekend there were some DNS issues that caused a more extended downtime but that issue was unrelated to the daily issue.

Luckily, and it's been two days so I'm comfortable saying this, those issues are now sorted.

Can I transfer website game data to the mobile game?

No, it's very, very unlikely that this will every happen. Games on mobile and web play differently (some games play more differently than others) and the data doesn't correspond directly. One example is that ammo is a lot cheaper in mobile SAS4 because aiming is harder, so you'll waste a lot of bullets. If you transferred your data between them, you'd either have way less ammo than an equivalent account on mobile, or we'd change the numbers which would be just as confusing.

Anything to share about Bloons Monkey City mobile?

Nope, nothing to say about that yet.

Will COBRA be in BTD5/BMC?

Probably not. We generally try to keep towers the same across similar games (BTD5/Battles/BMC) and though we've recently relaxed that a little to make up for game-play differences, having to remove big parts of a tower to make it fit into single player isn't something we want to do.

The COBRA was intended from the start to be a multi-player affecting tower so I don't think we'll move it away from that.

It's a long weekend here in New Zealand (Labour Day) so I'll see you next Tuesday. Have a fantastic time.