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So, so much has happened in the 6 months since I wrote the last article and we'd been greenlit.


Batch 1,7 from day one, was a no budget game, meaning everything built was built by me, or paid for with a credit card on the asset store (kept to a minimum I promise!). But after the steam greenlight came, I had a second thought about this, and decided to invest in the game. Heavily. (At least for me)

At the time of this writing The B17 team consists of:
1. A Creative Director
2. 4 Concept Artists
3. 2 Teams of Modelers
4. An Emmy Award winning audio studio
5. Yours truly, me, the coder

This brings the total current, ongoing, paid staff of the studio to 10! Quite a jump since the spartan days of 2013.

At the start of the process, we started envisioning what the game would look like, using multiple types of concept art:


Some Concept Art




One of the biggest differences is our new main character which has gotten a full facelift:



Next, we started rebuilding the levels from scratch.


Power Unit overlooking Control Tower



Military checkpoint over look



Rough establishing shot of the level start



Airborn enemies



View of aresian plain



And finally, just because we've been changing graphics doesn't mean we haven't added features. Obviously over 6 months of development there are many many more, but here are some highlights.

1. Epic Loot that drops from Epic Mobs
2. In-Air dash movement for jump boots
3. Rocket launcher (so glorious)
4. Friendly fire hacks for enemy turrets
5. Enemy AI now has burst fire
6. Enemy AI now has jump boots and can pursued you anywhere!
7. Power Towers can now be entered and consist of 7 levels of mazes and battles
8. All upgrades currently stack for a total of 100% boost to any stat

The Enemy AI with Jump boots is one of the coolest upgardes we've done to the game so far, and we're really focusing on the in-air mechanics to punch up the game. Everyone adores the jump boots, so we're running with it! (No pun intended)

To see the airborne attacks in practice, check out the video!

If you guys like what you saw, follow here, so I know you care, or follow us on twitter, we're super active over there!
B17 On Twitter


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After months of rework and polish, Batch 17 is continuing improve. After being greenlit, we've been hard at work growing the team and improving the look...

Greenlit - Time to finish up!

Greenlit - Time to finish up!

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Batch 17 has been greenlit! So now what? We're hiring some talented folks to help polish and complete the game for Steam. That's what!

Batch 17 is now live on project greenlight!

Batch 17 is now live on project greenlight!

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After 2 years of toil, tears (and fun) Batch 17 has finally made its way into the Steam Greenlight Queue.

Batch 17 - Back, better than ever!

Batch 17 - Back, better than ever!

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After months of polish in the continuing march towards Greenlight, Batch 17 is back with a vengeance. Screenshots and trailer(s) abound!

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eXeBRO
eXeBRO

I must say, that revamp looks sick!

Might I ask when can we test this beast?

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bmccall1 Creator
bmccall1

Hey - that is awesome to hear! We're working vertical slices now. Currently, we're hoping full release by march of next year, but we keep pushing back because they game has to be right.

Hopefully in the next few weeks, a full playable level will be done. I'll make sure to hit you up as soon as we're closer!

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StabCalloway
StabCalloway

Congrats on Batch 17 getting greenlit! Looks like an awesome game and I look forward to taking it for a spin in the not too distant future!

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bmccall1 Creator
bmccall1

sounds great - can't wait to let you play it :)

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Noah_W
Noah_W

Voted! Good luck with the game!

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bmccall1 Creator
bmccall1

Thank you for checking it out!

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dynamixaudio
dynamixaudio

Would love to see it with sound and music. Trailer looks great though!

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bmccall1 Creator
bmccall1

Awesome! thank you!

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s.taromian
s.taromian

The game is awesome!!! ;)

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bmccall1 Creator
bmccall1

Thanks!! That's very encouraging :)

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