2017.10.29 Boss 101 Releases in FOUR days!

Holy Guacamole! Boss 101 will be released THIS COMING WEEK! 

That is correct. This Thursday, November 2nd will be the official release of Boss 101 to YOU.

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Release Date: November 2nd, 2017
Price: $9.99 $8.99 (Promo Price for ONE week at Launch)
Boss 101 Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
Please wishlist us if you would be so kind!

What a freaking journey and thank you for joining us. It’s been about three and a half years with you and all our friends on this development ride. We’d like to take a moment to thank you and tell you how much we appreciate your support during the creation of our game.

I don’t think we have to tell you how much it means to have the nice comments and mails we’ve been getting. This along with the early coverage of the game are inspirational to say the least. We’ll post the details below about getting your hands on Boss 101. For right now we want to share our last PRE-release devblog with you and give you a big THANK YOU!

Never ever give up

You have no doubt heard your share of platitudes and catchy phrases over the years. Maybe you heard this one “Never give up.”

I’m here to tell you that is the best advice you can get. If you have a dream, an idea, maybe a goal you want to achieve. Then do it and don’t give up. It will take work. It ALWAYS takes work. Hard work, through a lot of ups and downs. Stick to it and keep heading in the direction of your dream. Not only CAN it happen but it WILL happen.

When we started on Boss 101 we didn’t have every little thing figured out. What we DID know was we wanted to make a fun game FOR YOU and entertain people with our characters, world and story. The gameplay was always important but we left a lot of room for things to emerge as we developed. Pets would be a good example of something that just felt right, so we did it. We loved the idea of having pets that get cared for and stay with you. Heck, they even follow you around the place if you want them too! Arcade game, hats, gophers and more. So many things were put in Boss 101 because they fit the fun world we were making.

It took much longer than we thought and that’s OK. It was a journey we felt was worth it. Now we are about to release our game to you, our friends and fans. We did our best. We left NOTHING on the table. It’s all there for YOU and it’s at the best price we could manage. We want you to feel you got a huge amount of game for the best price.

So, if you are interested. If you have been following these blogs and think the game looks fun. If you want to have a great time with Steve, Max and the whole gang. Then head on over to Steam, wishlist us and then if you REALLY want to help us out – please consider making a purchase of Boss 101 when it releases. It would mean so much to us! We promise you will get OUR BEST GAME and we also promise with YOUR SUPPORT we will keep the entertainment coming!

2014 and 2017 – A SAMPLE OF THREE YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT 

Let’s have a little retrospective of how three years can evolve some of the areas shall we?

Starting with the Command Center entry area.

2014
Pretty basic, nothing wrong with that. Look at that upgrade room though!

2017
The latest and greatest. Quite a change huh? Look at how the area filled up and the place got so much more decorated. Also – the Upgrade room took a developmental turn too!

Moving to the Map Room

2014
OK- nothing to write home about here. Pretty straightforward and a lot of Earth names for the original cities.

2017 
OK – WAY cooler and much jazzier! Look at all this stuff! Come on – this is how you do it when you hit the galaxy for adventure. Even your pet is here!

2014

Level 1 boss fight sample. THIS CITY! THE HAT! Oh man! Look at that machine gun too! Wow – the funny thing is the Bosses were done THREE years ago!

2017 

Level 1 Boss fight now. OK – the movement, the city, the action. Much smoother and we added a lot of little touches (like the minions, health bar upgrades, the top UI bar, and on and on!)

OK folks thanks for hanging in there. Next week on Thursday Boss 101 will be available on Steam. If you are interested and we hope you are then we would LOVE you to check out the game! It’s TEN PERCENT off for one week! Check out the trailer and the details below!

As always remember to LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Tim

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Release Date: November 2nd, 2017
Price: $9.99 $8.99 (Promo Price for ONE week at Launch)
Boss 101 Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
Please wishlist us if you would be so kind!

Link to launch trailer here: 

2017.10.21 Boss 101 Heading to Release in 12 days!

Hello and welcome to the Boss 101 Update and countdown to the November 2nd release!

Ok – so much to talk about so let’s get rolling.

First up. Early looks of Boss 101

We have been sending out Steam Keys to people who contacted us. One of them is the awesome Katherine of Sky on YouTube. She decided to do an impromptu stream of Boss 101 this Saturday morning. Check out below for the feed. Really great footage and a good look at the game.

Katherine of Sky
Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIV3KbAvaGEyNjoMoNaGtQ

Link to Boss 101 Stream:

Steam Keys for Reviewers, Streamers or Let’s Play

If you want to contact us about obtaining a Steam key for review purposes you can do so by mailing hello(at)donleytimefoundation.com . Please put ‘Steam Key for Review’ in the Subject to help get your letter to the correct people.

Heading towards release – about a week and a half

Would you believe us if we told you we’re neck deep in playtesting? WE ARE! It’s actually been a lot of fun. We’ve been watching people play and playing the game ourselves. Personally (and this is Tim speaking) it’s such a blast to watch people discover things in the Command Center and across the game. We’ve been adding in little touches here and there to make things as smooth as possible for new and returning players.

The last week has seen a lot of quality of life touchups and bug fixes. All in all, lots of fun and we are REALLY excited about the upcoming launch.

Let’s look at some screens and things from the game shall we?

Dying in the game – the Robo Council gets to weigh in on your performance

Rob and the Professor – neat freaks!

Using the Friendship gun to make yourself some health packs

Joshua’s old tank game from 2007!

The new and old versions of the tank game concept

Banana Bombs! Watch out!

OK – folks – we are going to get back to play testing! Stay in touch and please put Boss 101 on your wishlist if you would be SO kind. We’re almost there and excited for YOU to check out the game! Remember there will be a ONE WEEK 10% off discount which will mean Boss 101 will only cost $8.99 at launch! We’d like to think that is a bargain but YOU BE THE JUDGE!

Talk with you soon and remember to LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Release Date: November 2nd, 2017
Price: $9.99 $8.99 (Promo Price for ONE week at Launch)
Boss 101 Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
Please wishlist us if you would be so kind!

2017.10.20: Boss 101 Screenshot – Tank Game Evolution

Boss 101 Screenshot

10 years ago Joshua made a tank game for fun. This year we added a souped up version of it into the Boss 101 arcade machine FOR YOU TO ENJOY!

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Release Date: November 2nd, 2017
Price: $9.99 $8.99 (Promo Price for ONE week at Launch)
Boss 101 Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
Please wishlist us if you would be so kind!

2017.10.15: Boss 101 Update, Trailers, Streams, More!

Hello all and welcome back to the Boss 101 update and COUNTDOWN to our November 2nd 2017 ship date!

Can you believe we are talking about shipping Boss 101? It’s been nearly three and a half FREAKING YEARS! WIZOW! So much to talk about so let’s go!

First and foremost! The Boss 101 launch Trailer is done and out!

This is the latest and greatest trailer before release. We invite you to check it out if you haven’t already since it highlights the game quite nicely (at least we think so).

Link to trailer here: 

SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE DISCOUNT for 1 week at launch!
Launch Discount 10% off.
Normally $9.99 –> Launch Promo Price $8.99

Let’s put ALL OUR CARDS on the table right here and now. Boss 101 represents a COMPLETE effort to bring you the most game for the best value. We wanted to double down on that idea so we are telling you RIGHT now the game will be TEN PERCENT OFF for the FIRST WEEK OF SALES.

That’s correct! You heard it here FIRST.

When the game launches on November 2nd it will not be the ALREADY LOW price of $9.99 but will be a PALTRY $8.99. Come on people – you have zero excuses now. We did our part. We brought you our best work for the lowest price we could and now you can help your old pals at the Foundation with your kind support. This is assuming you think Boss 101 will entertain which we think it WILL! haha

We need your recommendations, your shares, and when it comes down to it, your purchase. If Boss 101 strikes a chord we could sure use your support in any form. We considered higher pricing but in the end the deal was this – we wanted you to feel NO REGRETS when you buy Boss 101. We want you to love it, recommend it and most of all – enjoy it!

Thank you so much for your help and if you know anyone in your circle of friends who might be interested then please recommend Boss 101! We promise you’ll not regret it!

Steam Keys for Reviewers, Streamers or Let’s Play

If you want to contact us about obtaining a Steam key for review purposes you can do so by mailing hello(at)donleytimefoundation.com . Please put ‘Steam Key for Review’ in the Subject to help get your letter to the correct people.

Recent Twitch Streams of Boss 101 Gameplay

Check out Dan (Indie) playing our game yesterday 10/14/17. I (Tim) was there too and it was a blast to see Dan enjoy the game. Great times and we look forward to YOU playing too!

Link to Dan’s Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/182174547

Also check out the recent 10/12/17 Thursday Night Gameplay Stream by LavenDoll with Boss 101 action – this was a fun one too! She LOVES the gravity gun and who can blame her. It’s pretty fun!

Link to LavenDoll’s stream: https://go.twitch.tv/videos/181806632

What’s been going on with Boss 101 while we prep for release?

Glad you asked!

A lot of tuning, tweaking and adjusting things. Lots of little gameplay tweaks to weapons and the economy. Fixes for the dialog system story to make things clear and above all FUN!

We’re spending a lot of time just playing the game too! Mostly we are aiming to deliver a fun ride through the levels. It’s been great seeing streamers play the game and having a blast picking weapons and hats they like then blowing bosses away.

All in all – it’s been a busy but productive week. We are really looking forward to the release.

Expect us to be around post launch to help answer questions and fix any issues you might have. The ship date is only the beginning!

OK – back to playing the game and getting this ship-shape FOR YOU!

Thank you for stopping by and please remember to wishlist us and share the news about Boss 101’s release if you would be so kind.

And always…. ALWAYS… remember to LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Tim

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Release Date: November 2nd, 2017
Price: $9.99 $8.99 (Promo Price for ONE week at Launch)
Boss 101 Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
Please wishlist us if you would be so kind!

2017.10.12 Boss 101: Release Trailer Up!

Boss 101 Release Trailer

Yeah buddy – check out the latest trailer for Boss 101! Remember – we ship in THREE WEEKS! CRAZY!!!

 

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Release Date: November 2nd, 2017
Planned Price: $9.99
Boss 101 Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
Please wishlist us if you would be so kind!