Post news RSS Update Journal: 17th Jan 2013 - Mob, Tower, Weapon update

This update gives one new enemy mob as well as a new tower to build: The Self-destruction Tank and the Tesla Tower. The dual cannon weapon upgrade will be available as well. Some existing weapons have had an appearance update. PVP has been prepared and should come with the next update! And of course a lot of bugfixes and modifications to make the game better.

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  • The passwords are stored encrypted with a salt thus making it rainbow table safe. This also means that if your password is lost, you must wait for the lost password function to be enabled so you can get a new one. Old passwords can not be retrieved.
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New Features:

  • Tesla Towers added as buildable towers.
  • More information on Network & Connectivity is shown in the lobby menu.
  • Self-destruction Enemies have been added.
  • Re-enabled the endgame music.
  • Preparations for PVP have been made. Next update should hold the first PVP FFA arena.
  • Double cannon is added to the droppable item list.

The Self-destruction Tank:
You better make sure these tanks don't get near your base. If they do, better destroy them before they decide to do an even larger explosion and much more damage!

Self-destruction Tank

Tesla Tower:
This short range tower is excellent to handle multiple enemies at the same time. It's shooting range is short but the damage is imminent. They are generally not very resilient against enemy fire.

Tesla Tower

Modifications:

  • Modified Tesla cannon look for players, enemies and turrets. A small animation is also added.
  • Enemy Tesla cannons begin to spark if the player or turret is almost in range to shoot at.
  • Flame cannon is now named Flamethrower.
  • Slightly modified appearance of Single & Dual Cannon.
  • Building is automatically cancelled if you close the build menu.
  • Return to lobby menu now enabled when a round ends.
  • Login made more convenient with "enter" listener. Some browsers also autofocus to the login fields.

The modified look of the Tesla cannon:
The Tesla cannon holds a small continuous rotation animation.

Newest Tesla Tank

Fixes:

  • Boss will now properly self-destruct at the HQ.
  • The boss will less likely get in error with the terrain.
  • Enemies now stop shooting when their target is suddenly "gone".
  • Removed the "rocking" effect when you stand still.
  • You can no longer build on players or enemy tanks.
  • Fixed an issue where trying to buy a turret always made it look like turrets cost 200 funds.
  • Fixed an issue where you were unable to get out of the inventory in rare cases.
  • Fixed an issue where the errorlog gets spammed with a missing camera on the build view.

The next update will be aimed at: Character creation (for the future class system), Flamethrower tower, PVP, and new level. Some of these things are partly done, others need to be build from scratch.

Feel free to ask questions, do suggestions or report bugs. Your feedback is welcome!
Game on!

Comments
syco98
syco98

when you play alone its hard i only got one time to the boss and it destroyed my base :p But i love this game:D

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Gobla Author
Gobla

Thank you for liking the game!
Once you get better gear and have tactic turret spots you can make it.

A hint for turret placement is by forming a line just close enough to hit the enemies yet far enough so they won't hit your turrets.

Stay tuned for the next update with more contents ( 19th or 20th of Jan)!

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