SHOOTY TROOPS™ – Development Blog #9

SHOOTY TROOPS™ – Dev Blog #9

“28 Days Later….”
by The Bush Wookie

Launch and July have come and gone and your favorite endless arcade shooter,  SHOOTY TROOPS™, has only been getting stronger, faster, and filled with enough content to think you are getting Christmas in July.

I’m going to be honest and say I am not really, REALLY sure where to begin. I mean, sure, there were performance enhancing fixes, some bug fix coding was added, and there were the GUI interface fixes that we wanted in place to give you guys the best game play experience that the law would allow. So go to the bathroom ….. then grab your soda and snacks …. this is going to be a long update.

Before we get into the  Steak, I want to talk about S-I-Z-Z-L-E.

Diesel Dave has been grinding the look of the game and has come up with what I can only call “Shooty-o-Scope”.

The screens are more crisp. The interfaces are tighter. The resolution and grading is a lot more distinct. And last, the maps are just better to navigate and they have a much better color palette. Let me show you.

See? I mean that is just a more fun looking game. and the new planes and obstacles add a ton to the run and gun gameplay that we all have grown to love.

And if you saw those hearts at the top, then you probably are wondering if characters suddenly have attributes or something crazy like that

…. and they do. Each character now has their own attributes. Just take good, old reliable Carl …

… and compare him to Bomber Bob.

Now we could spoon feed this attribute thing to you, but after many discussions, heartfelt speeches and soul searching, 804  decided the “old school gamer” thing to do would be to let our players learn the play style and the attributes of their favorite old characters …. as well as their new favorite characters.

Yeah, if you didn’t get the BOMBER BOB hint, there’s a new character … or two …. or like EIGHT. Hey, you try to count them. I just keep going back to the character screen and finding new guys who cost more than I have in the SHOOTY TROOPS™ Bank.

Ramone? Grey? Who are these mysterious new comers to the Shooty Troops ranks? What do there special attributes mean? Is this the place where characters begin to get super powers?

Is one of them a traitor?

That might have escalated too quick. You have to forgive me because I love new content. But behind every awesome content update, there is an operational and functional improvement. So for those who thought this update was all sizzle, prepare your knife and fork because … as promised … STEAK!!! Rib Eye!!! 24 Ounces!!!!

804 Game Studios is proud to announce SHOOTY TROOPS™ is now  …

and your rag tag developing team need you to know that this is muy importante. The GameSparks platform is going to assist with the management of our Leaderboards, Achievements, the brand new AIP store, along with other functions so that our Android, iOS and new Amazon users can compete with each other. Before now, you would have had to use a pencil or smoke signals to keep track of those “other users”, but now SHOOTY TROOPS™ has obtained the magical ability to cross platform.

And it is a good thing we can cross platform, since downloads have been growing steadily like the rising sound of tribal drums. Thanks to the fans who have been spreading word.  The 804 has been working feverishly to make this thumb crunching, pixel pulsing game fest as world friendly as possible. and to that end, our new language options center is as “Fully loaded” as any of our characters favorite fire arms.

The amount of languages that we have is almost embarrassing, and we can now express our embarrassment in fifteen languages. It’s like a .50 caliber Rosetta Stone up in this game. So it doesn’t matter who what your friend speaks … get him SHOOTY TROOPS-ING™.

Making the name of the game into a verb should earn me my own Bush Wookie SHOOTY TROOPER. Must tell Dave..

REMEMBER: RULE 1!!! THE GIFT BOX IS YOUR FRIEND when it comes to your character selection. Whether it is hitting the jackpot and getting the free Character of the Month from the gift box, or simply building your phat stack loot to buy a new one of your choice.

The Bush Wookie leaving … until next time …
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v0.7010 is here and it’s full of Surprises!!!

With the July 1st release just on the horizon, you’d think the 804 Rag Tag Development team would be sitting back in their beach chairs, dreaming of cookouts yet to come. You’d be 100% wrong.

Your favorite neighborhood gaming studio has released even more Early Release updates. While fine tuning this game and adding thumb-numbing, mind bending performance increases, the 804 also decided to give our players a few surprises with update v0.7010.

Surprise #1 – “What’s in the box?”

Every time that your enemies cause you to make a hasty strategic retreat, you now have a button option to “watch this ad and get a gift box”. What’s in the box? Certainly there is going to be some coin love that you can use to grow your character collection  … and who knows …. MAYBE MORE!!!!

It’s a Magical Mystery Gift Box!!! It could be anything … or anybody …. THIS IS WHY YOU HAVE TO STAY UPDATED!!! You act like I am kidding but seriously … stay updated.

Surprise #2 – “Get your Polskie on!!!”

Whether you speak Polish or are just a Polish language enthusiast, SHOOTY TROOPS™ is here to help you get your Polskie on. Our team has played with gamers from every continent and every time zone. We are hoping that we can reach out to them as developers now and deliver some jaw dropping games to them in their native tongue.

We will continue to work on more language features, so make sure to keep checking our site and update notes.

Surprise #3 – “Super Secret Promo Codes”

Do YOU have a Promo Code??? Cause all the cool kids are using them.

Did you find it on Facebook??? Did you see it on Twitter??? Did you get it from your favorite Development Blog???

Well, fellow SHOOTY TROOPERS there ARE promo codes to be found … and the game hipster in the back of your skull should be going crazy now, knowing there are rewards and content that THOSE OTHER GUYS HAVE and you don’t.

The search will be long and hard, grasshopper …. but the 804 hand is generous …. and the rewards abundant.

 Surprise #4 – The Last …. and Best Surprise …. for at least two minutes

804’s “Diesel” Dave has a lot of content he is itching to pour out. I can’t guarantee he won’t just CONTENT OVERLOAD BURST (C.O.B.™) tomorrow and throw out a few more amazing new characters and/or features.

I just can’t. He might do it. You’ve been warned!!!

But we are unveiling for a short time, the character of the month for July …

He’s Red …. He’s White … He’s Blue-tiful!!! He’s brave enough to wear striped pants and a bow tie. Ladies and gentlemen …. Uncle Stan!!!

Applause and tears of joy are completely appropriate. It is a big moment for all of us. So, keep opening those gift boxes. That’s the only way to unlock him!!!

AND STAY UPDATED!!! A lot of great updates, promotions, and contests are currently in development for the release next month.

Well, that’s it for now. This is your 804 “Bush Wookie” Tom, signing off.

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