2018.02.17 Zamzo Early Access, development videos and more!

Welcome to the weekly Zazmo Arcade Update

Been a lot of action at the Time Foundation and we have the videos to prove it.

First off, Early Access

We did a bit of thinking about this one. The Zazmo Arcade has been getting some really good feedback from the community at large and we are working to take everything we can from you and integrate it. After a few weeks we felt the game had progressed to a near feature complete level and mostly was needing a lot of tuning.

In comes Early Access. We have set up this coming Thursday as the launch day for Early Access. We will be pricing the game at $6.99 and we are going to be giving current Boss 101 owners a discount when they purchase it. Details are still being ironed out and our hope is to bring over some of the friends from Boss 101.

Early Access ideally will give the game a lot more exposure and bring in more community feedback. On our end, we’re still sending out keys to as many people as we can. A lot of folks signed up for the BETA and we are using their feedback and our own direction to guide development.

Zazmo ultimately will be a collaborative project with our friends, fans and you here are invited to join. If you’re reading this and are interested we think it’s always worth commenting here or even getting a copy of the game and checking it out. There are a few ways to do this and we are always open to handing out keys to fellow devs if we feel there’s a mutual interest.

IndieDB Zazmo Key Giveaway

We are also running a contest with IndieDB for Zazmo keys to be given away. Enter here for a key if you want!

Indie DB Contest: http://www.indiedb.com/giveaways/zazmo-arcade-pack-5-games-in-1-keys-for-you#giveawaysform

Work and videos

We added a first pass of wind to Tank Wars – we still are working on the shape of the breeze and directions but it’s a start!

Tank Wars Wind

Asteroids

Started putting in Asteroids for the various games. Did an art change for the looks of the rocks. Gameplay tunes always happening to make things feel right!

Last Stand Asteroids

Rob’s Adventure Asteroids

Dev Streams from the week

Thursday

Monday

OK – more to come next week as we’ll be talking more about our experiences with Early Access and how the start went.

Stay tuned and as always – remember to LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Tim

Zazmo Arcade Pack Info Roundup
Twitch Channel – Monday Thursday Dev Streams at 6pm CST Donley Time Twitch
Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/770320/Zazmo_Arcade_Pack
Please wishlist us on the Steam Store if you would be so kind!

Boss 101 50% right now on Steam, Xbox news and more!

Hello everyone!

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Microsoft, Xbox One and Boss 101

As you might already know. We are bringing Boss 101 over the Xbox One and things are progressing well! The bulk of this week has been spent converting our save game methods over to a new systems specific to the Xbox One. This is mostly to ensure the fastest load times we can get on the console. The process has been ongoing this whole week and we hope to wrap it up this weekend or early next week.

Mostly this has been a fairly smooth process. I did want to add the team at Microsoft is TOP NOTCH and if anyone is considering a move to consoles I’d hope they are least check out the Microsoft offerings. Great team and a lot of very helpful people working there.

Their contact page is: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers/id

As always – remember to live your dreams!

-Tim

Boss 101 – Out Now on Steam
Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
Please check it out if you would be so kind!

2018.02.15 Zazmo Game Dev Stream Tonight

2018.02.15 Zazmo Game Dev Stream Tonight

Join us on Twitch tonight at 6pm CST for Zazmo Arcade action! We’ve been adding new features to all our games. YEAH BUDDY!!

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/donleytime

Should be a blast and hope to see you there!

Zazmo Arcade Pack Info Roundup
Estimated Ship, 1st Half 2018
Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/770320/Zazmo_Arcade_Pack
Please wishlist us on the Steam Store if you would be so kind!

2018.02.12 Zazmo Game Dev Stream Tonight

2018.02.12 Zazmo Game Dev Stream Tonight

Join us on Twitch tonight at 6pm CST for Zazmo Arcade action! Action and fun for all! YEAH BUDDY!!

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/donleytime

Should be a blast and hope to see you there!

Zazmo Arcade Pack Info Roundup
Twitch Channel – Monday Thursday Dev Streams at 6pm CST Donley Time Twitch
Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/770320/Zazmo_Arcade_Pack
Please wishlist us on the Steam Store if you would be so kind!

2018.02.10 Game Dev Saturday Update and Screenshots

Hello all and welcome to the weekly Zazmo Update!

Let’s get rolling shall we? We have a bunch of things to show you and it starts with the newest trailer for the Zazmo Arcade Pack! Check it out!

New Zazmo Trailer!

Curious about how the game looks in action? Well, we also have gameplay snippets from our games included along with THE DEVS TALKING! You know you’re curious. Check out the Thursday Night Twitch Stream here!

This week

A lot of this week has been about improving the various gameplay experiences in Zazmo. We added tunes to the Last Stand controls and touched-up the overall gameplay. Did you know we added in asteroids to spice things up? Yep, check it out!

There is a more control work to be done with the ships in this one. Personally, I think they are coming along well but I’d love to see a little more responsiveness in the turns. That’s on the table at the moment and we’ll keep you posted on our progress.

Tank Wars!

As we spoke about before, we have shootable bullets in Tank Wars now. It’s a really fun option and we have been playing around with it. Creates a lot of fun experiences and player options during battle. It looks like we are maxxed out on Tank Wars options. Haha. We’d really love to add more but we have to keep all the games on a somewhat even keel as we go forward. Still – Tank Wars is one of my (Tim) personal favs of the batch.

Tank Wars Maps – some map samples

Mazard Map Samples

We have some maps to show you for Mazard as well! Been playing a lot of Mazard and it’s hard to pick which one is my fav. They all have some great stuff in them!

More to come and talk with you soon. Please join us for the live streams on Monday and Thursday! We play games and give away keys to viewers. We would love to see you there and answer question if you have any!

Thank you again and remember to LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Tim

Zazmo Arcade Pack Info Roundup
Twitch Channel – Monday Thursday Dev Streams at 6pm CST Donley Time Twitch
Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/770320/Zazmo_Arcade_Pack
Please wishlist us on the Steam Store if you would be so kind!

2018.02.09 Game Dev Thursday video up!

Zazmo Arcade Pack Gameplay Video

Here’s the latest gameplay and development stream for our latest game! It’s just me and I do a little dev talk about the game as well as play the single player stuff. Check it out!

More to come and this Monday (2/12) so join us then if you can!

Zazmo Arcade Pack Info Roundup
Estimated Ship, 1st Quarter 2018
Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/770320/Zazmo_Arcade_Pack
Please wishlist us on the Steam Store if you would be so kind!

2018.02.05 Zazmo Game Dev Stream Tonight

Join us on Twitch tonight at 6pm CST for Zazmo Arcade action! We’ve been adding new features to all our games. YEAH BUDDY!!

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/donleytime

Should be a blast and hope to see you there!

Zazmo Arcade Pack Info Roundup
Estimated Ship, 1st Quarter 2018
Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/770320/Zazmo_Arcade_Pack
Please wishlist us on the Steam Store if you would be so kind!

2018.02.03 Zazmo, 5 games in 1 Arcade Pack Update

Hello and welcome back to the latest Zazmo Arcade update!

We had a busy week with updates and game tunes so let’s get rolling!

Let’s start strong with Thursday’s video of our Twitch gameplay session. Are you watching these live? You should! We give out free Steam keys to the Zazmo arcade and say arguably interesting things!

Mazard

We added in the art for the Mazard bomb! If you sit still for too long you will be bombed by the Mazard himself. You have a few moments to get out of the way. One interesting thing is the bomb will take out enemies as well as players so maybe there is some strategic use for high level players.

Tank Wars

Shootable bullets as an option? YOU GOT IT! Now you can use your skillage to rock foolios when you shoot THEIR bullets.

Last Stand

We’re continuing to work on the AI and looking at adding in a few new variables for you to set at the start of each game. We added a few tweaks to the controls to give the ships more of a spaceship feel too!

We also started adding in more details for the end of the round panels. Here you can see the player’s icon on the panel. We are looking at giving the user some control over these for some end of round antics.

Rob’s Adventure

Man, there is a lot going on here and we have a little more to do. We want to add in more options as we go. At the moment the game is looking to have more patterns and even some power ups. We’re open to ideas so drop us a line!

Ok – that’s all for this week and talk with you soon!

Remember to always – LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Tim

Zazmo Arcade Pack Info Roundup
Estimated Ship, 1st Quarter 2018
Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/770320/Zazmo_Arcade_Pack
Please wishlist us on the Steam Store if you would be so kind!