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Re: Ask the Studio

by Ninja » Thu May 19, 2016 8:55 pm

The_TaTs wrote:Frontiers was at the time, the most downloaded app on Apple (not just the most downloaded game, mind you, it surpassed every other app available). Frontiers carries far more brand recognition.


:o Whoa; I never knew that! That's awesome.

In fact, it prompts me to ask (if you can divulge this information, that is) what the number of downloads that Frontiers has received in total is.

Also, I just saw (when viewing who was online) the Google Bot composing a private message. How?! And why?! :shock:
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Re: Ask the Studio

by Big Bad Bug » Fri May 20, 2016 12:03 am

I can confirm that I have seen Google Bot compose many private messages. ;) What other kinds of bot activity occurs that we may not know about?

Also, how many more sales did Frontiers get compared to Origins? How much do you think that the current app competition at the time could have an impact on both games' sales?
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Re: Ask the Studio

by Ninja » Fri May 20, 2016 12:41 am

Big Bad Bug wrote:I can confirm that I have seen Google Bot compose many private messages. ;)


:o

It's a conspiracy! The bots are plotting their eventual takeover of the forums in secret. :veznan:
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Re: Ask the Studio

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Re: Ask the Studio

by Finwer » Sat May 21, 2016 7:22 am

Tats do you realise you wrote Van Helsing instead of Dante for the new Hunters of Evil hero sale? :lol:
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Re: Ask the Studio

by The Propellord » Sat May 21, 2016 3:26 pm

So what made you choose to delay Iron marines??? And is the added content substanstial enough to warrant the time that you spent on it?? Did it involve adding propellers???.... I told you I would bring the fight here. :hero:
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Re: Ask the Studio

by FeedDaKingdom » Sat May 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Maybe if they add propellers it would be like this :
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Re: Ask the Studio

by The Propellord » Sat May 21, 2016 4:33 pm

Also, why don't you reveal any sneak peaks or gifs from iron marines anymore?? What android version will Iron marines be compatible with?? Finally, and I'm sure that this is a mistake, but why is Khaz £2 cheaper than Karkinos in KRF??- I'm fairly sure that Karkinos such not be £4.99, and Khaz shouldn't cost £2.99- I can't say for the other heroes because I've already purchased them. :)
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Re: Ask the Studio

by Oof_Shunt » Mon May 23, 2016 3:27 pm

Was one of the bug fixes Eridan leveling up? It seems like he levels up faster now...
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Re: Ask the Studio

by The_TaTs » Mon May 23, 2016 5:44 pm

Big Bad Bug wrote:I can confirm that I have seen Google Bot compose many private messages. ;) What other kinds of bot activity occurs that we may not know about?

Also, how many more sales did Frontiers get compared to Origins? How much do you think that the current app competition at the time could have an impact on both games' sales?


I can't share specific numbers. Origins did super well, but we released it at the same time than the Five Nights at Freddy games (the one that Pwediepie reviewed) and it became imposible to surpass it. Origins did had a longer retention span though, tanks to the more frequent updates. A big part of surviving in the gaming industry is about coming up with survival strategies.

Finwer wrote:Tats do you realise you wrote Van Helsing instead of Dante for the new Hunters of Evil hero sale? :lol:


Yes. Dante is still labeled as "Van Helsing" in some of our documents and it was copied directly. I fixed it on Facebook, but it was too late to correct it on Twitter or the push notifications. Live and learn, I guess. :roll:

The Propellord wrote:So what made you choose to delay Iron marines??? And is the added content substanstial enough to warrant the time that you spent on it?? Did it involve adding propellers???.... I told you I would bring the fight here. :hero:


There are two main reasons for delaying Iron Marines.
1. The game has a completely new gameplay system that we had to build from scratch. We couldn't rely on the coding of the Kingdom Rush games, and that means a lot of trial and error until we finally get things right. From balancing, coding and art, we had to learn a lot of new things and invent new stuff (mostly on gameplay). This kind of creative process takes time, because we are experimenting a lot... and when we arrive at something that we don't like or it's not fun, we have to go back to the drawing board and figure out how to change it.

2. "Substancial" is a debatable concept. Making games is hard, and changing things mid-development is even harder because you are always risking to break the game by accident. A few ideas were fun and look good, but they caused a lot of headaches when the game demanded more elaborated strategies, so we eventually had to drop them and go for something different.
We changed some aspects of how the players create new units, we added more units, more upgrades and more visual details for when those upgrades are purchased. We also added a few more levels. The delay is not so much about the "amount" of changes, but about the "fine tuning" of those changes.

The Propellord wrote:Also, why don't you reveal any sneak peaks or gifs from iron marines anymore?? What android version will Iron marines be compatible with?? Finally, and I'm sure that this is a mistake, but why is Khaz £2 cheaper than Karkinos in KRF??- I'm fairly sure that Karkinos such not be £4.99, and Khaz shouldn't cost £2.99- I can't say for the other heroes because I've already purchased them. :)


Managing hype is a delicate thing. With the game being delayed, there's always the risk of making people tired of the hype train and that would hurt us when we finally release the game. So I had to tone it down and wait. Not exactly the most fun or rewarding of tactics from a communicational perspective, but necessary nonetheless.

I'm not sure about the Android version question. We will try to make the game compatible with as many Android versions as possible. Usually the stock versions are the easiest to adapt to, while the more customised ROMs are sometimes a nightmare... Cyanogen for OnePlus One was a thorn on our side for over a year before we could finally figure out how to make the KR games work on that OS.

Oof_Shunt wrote:Was one of the bug fixes Eridan leveling up? It seems like he levels up faster now...


Not that I'm aware of.
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Re: Ask the Studio

by Ninja » Mon May 23, 2016 8:00 pm

Hey, what about my question about Google Bot private messaging, and BBB's further inquiry concerning other possible secretive bot activity?
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Re: Ask the Studio

by RZRider » Mon May 23, 2016 11:07 pm

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Re: Ask the Studio

by Big Bad Bug » Wed May 25, 2016 1:30 am

Will KR4 be addressing any nit picks about the KR series, such as barracks rally points not being able to easily rally at the edge of their range or group together, and towers not selling for 100% of their cost before the battle even starts?

If not, then is there enough time to fix any of those issues still? I can make a thread for KR4 suggestions in the Kingdom Rush suggestions subforum. :)
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Re: Ask the Studio

by magicmetal03 » Wed May 25, 2016 7:55 pm

Does people in the KR universe speak English?
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Re: Ask the Studio

by The Propellord » Thu May 26, 2016 5:36 pm

The_TaTs wrote: We changed some aspects of how the players create new units, we added more units, more upgrades and more visual details for when those upgrades are purchased. We also added a few more levels.


1)So does this mean we will be getting more than the traditional 15 levels in the campaign stage???
2)Also will there be challenge modes accompanying each level not unlike the heroic and iron challenges from Kingdom rush???
3)In the same way that we have the more expensive, flying (dragon) heroes, will there be a similar sort of hero in Iron marines??
4)Do you have any intentions on releasing another newsletter for Iron marines and if so, how soon??
5)Do any of the members of the Ironhide team watch ExtraCredits (on youtube) for help with designing certain elements of your games??
6)And finally, why is your avatar so ugly?? Seriously. :|
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Re: Ask the Studio

by GeminiSparkSP » Thu May 26, 2016 5:57 pm

Does Eridan know about Catha's crush on him? If not, what do you think would happen if Eridan found out?

Actually, what would happen if the members of the love triangle found out about each other's feelings?
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Re: Ask the Studio

by Atherian » Fri May 27, 2016 1:37 pm

I just read through the last 12 pages of this forum and I must say that it has been the most enlightening experience ive had in a long time except for one thing.... why is TaTs an abomination....
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Re: Ask the Studio

by RZRider » Fri May 27, 2016 9:38 pm

Because he was born that way! It does not make him a bad person! :lol:
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Re: Ask the Studio

by Big Bad Bug » Fri May 27, 2016 11:17 pm

If you were to change your avatar to any other KR character, who would it be?
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Re: Ask the Studio

by Sinque Productions » Tue May 31, 2016 8:19 am

How hard would it be to make a map creator/editor thingy?
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