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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: 
 



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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
 

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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
Price: $9.99
Boss 101 Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
Please wishlist us if you would be so kind!



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Boss 101 Screenshot

Coming soon! Thank you for all your support during development!



November 2nd, 2017 – less than four weeks from now.

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

There it is! The ship date for Boss 101.

We have been working on this game for over three years and the date is finally here. Really crazy stuff and we are excited and anxious about getting the game to you. All the updates, all the development and testing. It will all be in your hands soon. 

We would also like to thank YOU personally for your patience. We know it’s not easy to wait for a game you want to play. We appreciate your patience and think you will agree it was worth the extra time. We’ve said it before but we certainly didn’t expect this game to go as long as it did. That extra time was about adding in the nice touches we felt were needed. Things like UI improvements, gameplay modes, tweaks to enemy behaviors, extra guns, extra levels, and on and on.

Overall thoughts

What a journey! Boss 101 started over three years ago with the idea to remake the web game. It blew up from there when I (Tim) was lucky enough to team up with two incredibly talented people (Manon and Joshua). The game has evolved so much and the driving design ideas were always “Is this fun? Will people enjoy this? Is this a cool surprise?”

Boss 101 aims to bring you the most entertainment we can deliver for your hard earned money.

Game price is $9.99 and we are looking at running a game launch discount for early purchasers. We want you to have the best price we can offer (and stay in business of course! Haha)

What’s left to do?

Mostly play testing. The last few weeks have been centered on playing the game and cleaning up things to make the user experience better. That will continue. We have more updates and videos planned too so stay tuned for those.

There are still tweaks for gameplay coming but all of that is relatively minor against the scope of the game. You can check out a new Twitch stream below for some examples. All in all though – things are looking pretty good. 

New Gameplay Streams from Gaming Creations
https://go.twitch.tv/videos/180036985

Watch HYPE! Boss 101 is here!!! And Why didn't anyone tell me my mic was so loud!! (sorry) from GamingCreations on www.twitch.tv


Hat Store Displays

Let’s talk about some additions to the hat store to make things easier to read and understand. 

So we had an older setup in the store and of course we felt it was so easy to look at and comprehend. Well, let’s be honest here I (Tim) felt it was working as designed. Made sense to me! Of course that is not always the best barometer and playtesting proved we could use a little oomph to clear things up. 

What were are talking about is the way hats display their abilities to the player. We have icons for powers and they give you various buffs against bosses. All hats are effectively benefit hats in Boss 101. We don’t have hats that hurt you or limit abilities. Hats will protect and grant bonuses and some are for looks. Knowing that we had to look at some of the symbology we were using.

The buff hats - First we replaced all the down arrows with little blue shields. That alone made things clearer about the hat’s abilities. 

Close up of the icon work old and new
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We also increased the number size on the display to make it more legible. Believe me there is a LONG story of how we got all these crazy hats with all these crazy abilities. HAHAH! At any rate – numbers got bigger but the real deal was in the hat info panel. 

New Numbers Sizes and Icons in the Hat Store
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In the Make A Room

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Check out what we did here. We added a larger version of the number but the topper for us was the placement of the hat number at the end of the description with a percentage. We think that percentage makes it pretty clear how the hat works since we felt it was a little nebulous to people at first. Check out these examples.

Guide Panel with percentages and new design
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Various Hats and Stats
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Old and new Comparison

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Ok folks, we still have lots to do in preparation for release so we’ll leave you here. Check out the Steam Store page and please wishlist us – WE HAVE A DATE NOW and it's close! Maybe Boss 101 isn’t your thing and that’s OK but perhaps a friend might be interested. We’d love you to pass along the good word about the game and help us get as many eyes on it as possible. We promise you won’t be disappointed to recommend this game to a friend!

Thank you again and talk with you soon.

Of course, remember to LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

Talk with you soon!

-Tim

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



Boss 101 Screenshot

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We continue with small updates to the UI based on YOUR Beta feedback. Check out this hat store update! A bunch of little touches to make it easier to read and understand.



Boss 101 Screenshot

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Checking out the Command Center UI tweaks, added a new elevator button in the main room.

 



Twitch Preview Gameplay Stream

Check out Gaming Creations stream our game!

Tonight 2017.10.02 at 9pm US Central Standard Time

Right Here-> https://go.twitch.tv/gamingcreations/

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Hello and welcome to the latest Boss 101 update!

What a week, what a week! Lots of things to talk about so let’s get moving shall we?

Playtesting and First Looks

Right out of the gate we have two first look videos for Boss 101. These are from Indie Game Riot and and Matt “ToborPrime” Fitzgerald. We provided keys and they both took time this week to look at the game live on Twitch (with some of the Boss 101 team in the chat).

We definitely have more of these coming but if you're curious how the first few hours of Boss 101 look (and the game plays) then give a look! 

Matt’s Stream and video here: 
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/178485251

Watch live video from ToborPrime on www.twitch.tv

Indie Game Riot Stream and video here:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/178254787

Watch live video from IndieGameRiot on www.twitch.tv


Pretty exciting stuff and I can tell you it was amazing watching people play the game. I can’t speak for Joshua or Manon but MAN I was nervous as I watched them navigate around the game. We’re still balancing and playtesting but it looked like they had a lot of fun which is what mattered.

Recommend checking either stream out though Matt did do more varied voice acting for the Boss 101 characters! HAHAHA! He made Rob sound like Randy “Macho Man” Savage. WAHAHAH!

Tunes and tweaks

Gravity Gun!


Grab your opponent’s bullets and toss ‘em right back at them! One of my favorite guns in Boss 101

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Plasma Gun

Fi-Zap! Disintegrate with the best of them. Can’t beat a good energy beam.

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Equip Panel

Get the right Equipment when you ready for battle

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Endless Boss - Arcade and Iron Bot Modes

Both are good money makers when you want to grab some extra cash.

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Endless Boss End of Round

Watch your score add up

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.. AND YOU CAN SHOOT OFF FIREWORKS! YAY!!

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Ok folks – we’re working day and NIGHT to bring you Boss 101 as soon as we can. This week was a great one so hang in there. We do believe it won’t be long and PLEASE check out the videos if you are curious! They are worth it! 

Thank you and talk with you soon and remember to always ….

LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Tim 

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Release Date: 
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!



Boss 101 Screenshot

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Gameception! Play games inside games with Boss 101. Here's some arcade action with MAZARD! It's you versus the wizard of the maze and his demons.



Boss 101 Screenshot

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Come on! You want BERL to help you right?