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Zazmo Arcade Pack

Not only are you getting five games in one but all games have multiple modes, a few have multiple maps! Check out these sweet Mazard maps.

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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!



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Hello and welcome to the weekly Zazmo Arcade Development Update

Let’s start with a refresher – you get FIVE games for one price with the Zazmo arcade. Yep, FIVE games and each has multiple gameplay options for you to enjoy. Today we’re going to cover THREE of the five so hang on to your hats – here we go!

Breakdown

Breakdown is a classic. We have both head to head play as well as co-op and single player. This week we did a lot of tweaking to the play modes to make this thing fun and frenetic. The result, well you can see for yourself here. 

Check out the head to head craziness as Cloud Paddle goes to battle with Green Duck Paddle! Look at the action. Did you know the better you do the MORE BLOCKS drop on your opponent? That’s right! If you start jamming you can drop up to ten extra rows on their side. BRUTAL!

Here’s a few samples of the bonkers gameplay that gets going once things heat up. Some solid play from both sides but ultimately Cloud Paddle gets dusted. So sad! Haha

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Of course if you are in a friendly mood you can check out this WIP gameplay of the Co-op mode for Breakdown. In this one you can team up with a friend for maximum buddy action. See how far you both can get!

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Last Stand

The return of a legendary game! In Last Stand you battle alone or with a friend to save your precious crystal hoard. Watch out for thieves coming in and hauling your goods away. You have unlimited ships but limited crystals. When the crystal are gone your game is over. 

How long can you hold out?

Here we have two players putting the beat down on some bandits. Sadly they lose a crystal!

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Tank Wars – The classic

Ok, we all know about classic arcade and console tank games. You know why they are classic? Because they are REALLY GOOD! The Zazmo Arcade Pack brings back classic head to head tank combat and adds in co-op and single player modes for your entertainment. Check out these WIP gameplay shots.

Here we have two buddies battling the red tank army. You will notice friends can revive each other in the co-op game. If your buddy is down you can keep hope alive by heading over to his tank and bringing him back in the action!

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When all the co-op time is up you can always head into the combat arena and duke it out face to face! YEAH BUDDY!

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You see how we are!?!?! These are only three of the five games too! Hang in there for more updates coming in the next week! We’ll be showing you all of the games!

Steam Store page is open for YOUR wish listing!

Head on over right now to the Steam Store page and wishlist the Zazmo Arcade pack here:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/770320/Zazmo_Arcade_Pack/

You won’t have to wait long – we would like the Zazmo Arcade Pack to be out soon. Soon like a month or two! SOONER IF WE CAN! Thank you for your support!

As always – remember to 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!



Good News Everyone! 

Boss 101 update live with new mini-game Rob's Adventure! We are also part of the Humble Store Winter sale so grab Boss 101 if you haven't already! 

Boss 101 Store on Humble - On Sale Now! https://www.humblebundle.com/store/boss-101

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Rob's Adventure

NEW MINI GAME IN COMMAND CENTER Rob's Adventure added to current build. Go into Command Center. Select the Arcade Machine and then scroll down to Rob's Adventure. Select this game for old school SHMUP action. This is an infinite shooter where it's all about your ability to dodge and memorize the enemy patterns.

That's right folks. This one is all about SKILLAGE and how far you can get on one life? You up for the challenge!?!

Boss 101 part of the Humble Winter Sale 

Boss 101 is also part of the Humble Winter Sale! Head on over there to get yourself nice discount and a Steam key!

Boss 101 Store on Humble - On Sale Now! https://www.humblebundle.com/store/boss-101

If you haven't gotten Boss 101 now is the perfect time. A new mini game added and we're on sale! You win all around!

Thank you again for your support and look forward to hearing what you think about Rob's Adventure (and the rest of Boss 101! HA!)

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!



Zazmo Arcade - Big Giant Head Podcast #11

Matt and I talk about the Steam Early access, game development and we review Last Jedi (so topical! HAHAH)

Check it out here and talk with you soon! 

Zazmo Arcade Pack Info Roundup
Coming Soon!

Zazmo Arcade Pack 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!



Zazmo Arcade Screenshot - Tank Battle Co-op

Joshua and I playing some co-op tank battle. Joshua also likes to die... a lot. HAAAAAAAA!!!

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And as always - live your dreams!

Zazmo Arcade Pack Info Roundup
Coming Soon!

Zazmo Arcade Pack 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!



Guess what is coming to Boss 101 this weekend for FREE!?!?

That’s right – a new arcade game for the Command Center - This one is called Rob’s Adventure and FREE TO ALL BOSS 101 OWNERS!

Rob is one of the caretakers on the Command Center in Boss 101 and has always wanted to go on an exciting adventure with the guys. Well, now he’s getting his own arcade adventure right there in the Command Center.

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Rob’s Adventure 

Join Rob and the Cosmic Clicks ship as they blast through way after wave of robotic enemies. You will even encounter Bosses who get progressively tougher! You heard right people this is old school SHMUP action. One hit and you die but thankfully there is always a safe path Rob can navigate through. Yes, the game does allow for unlimited continuous play but only for the best of the best.

How far will you get? Find out THIS WEEK!

Start Screen area

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Dodging and weaving through the correct path! You can do it!

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Or don't and pay the price!

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Will you see ALL the bosses? 

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REMEMBER PEOPLE! THIS IS A FREE UPDATE TO BOSS 101! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!

Zazmo Arcade Pack coming soon!


Get ready for the Zazmo Arcade Pack or ZAP coming to you from your friends at the Donley Time Foundation. A new game altogether with arcade classis reimagined! Stay tuned for more information and news about the upcoming release!

Remember to always… 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!



Hello and welcome to the first devblog post for the ZAZMO ARCADE PACK  or Z.A.P. from the fine folks at the Donley Time Foundation.

You may or may not be familiar with our previous release Boss 101 but for those of you who are you might notice some familiar themes in this game.

Concept

So, while we are gearing up for Boss 102 we wanted to do a little something fun and share our love of arcade style games with you.  To that end, the Zazmo Arcade pack takes themes and game ideas we had for Boss 101, revises them and EXPANDS on them. While they may look familiar to you we are working to add value and most of all fun for you and a friend!

That’s right folks – this is not only about you but you and a friend!

Two-Player Co-Op Play

All the games in the Zazmo Arcade Pack will have both co-op and single player variations. Additionally we will have a head to head version of our game Breakdown.

Planned games for the Zazmo Arcade pack with (working) titles

Breakdown Deluxe – inspired by classic arcade game Breakout (head to head, single player and co-op)
Mazard Deluxe – a Wizard of Wor style game (from the same game in the early 80’s) – single player and co-op
Tank Battle Deluxe (a Combat Style tank battle) - single player and co-op
Rob’s Adventure Deluxe – a Shooter/SHUMP type game – single player and co-op
Last Stand (working title) – a game inspired from the 80’s arcade classic Rip-Off – single player and co-op

Our game Tank War will get a co-op version in addition to the single player
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Mazard will be also getting a co-op version!
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Breakdown gets a co-op AND head to head version!
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Rapid Prototype and Development

The idea behind the pack is to take an idea we already have, that we know is fun and works and then expand on it. We looked at Boss 101 and the arcade game inside it were something we always loved. It wasn’t a hard decision to consider those for a separate game and some added features.

Where we are at progress-wise

Well folks, we are getting rolling fresh in the new year. As you can see below we are just getting going. Mostly at this point we are bring over assets into the new game build and started the process of adjusting the placement of art. Gameplay is being introduced too and we are looking to drop in the two player components sooner than later. 

Some SUPER early screens of the first prototype… 

Oh man- here we go!

Here we have the first porting of the old art assets into the new build. As you can see there is a little re-jiggering to do. The old logo will be replaced and the new one will be dropped in. The overall formatting will stay the same.

WIP - first look at the main screen
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This is a shot of Breakdown DX at its new size. Again - we are going to be adjusting the art a bit and adding in the two player option. This is where it all starts though!

WIP - first look at the Breakdown DX game screen
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Though we are just starting we imagine this to be a rapid development situation. The idea here is we make a fun game, pack it with a ton of features and put it out there for you to enjoy. We expect to be able to hand out prototypes and early builds soon so drop us a line if you are interested. 

Contact: hello (at) donleytimefoundation (dot) com

We are aiming to have this devlog to be in the same vein as our Boss 101 devlog here in this forum : Boss 101 TIGForum

Ok - that's a wrap for our first post! Thanks for joining us and remember to always – LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Tim

Check out our current game here:

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


2018.01.05 Boss 101 Screenshot

2018-01-05 22:52:35 by DarkTimmy

Boss 101 - He's waiting for you!

Boss 101 is a patient guy. Go meet him!

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And as always - live your dreams!

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Out now on Steam!
Boss 101 Steam Store Page
http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
Please check out the Steam Store if you would be so kind!


2018.01.03 Boss 101 Screenshot

2018-01-03 20:21:48 by DarkTimmy

Boss 101 - Welcome to 2018

Keep moving and working towards your goal! A screenshot from the upcoming free update to Boss 101 and its new arcade game Rob's Adventure!

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And as always - live your dreams!

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Out now on Steam!
Boss 101 Steam Store Page:
 http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
Please check out the Steam Store if you would be so kind!



Hello and welcome to the End of the Year Boss 101 update!

Thank you so much for joining us and we have some special announcements for you! Let’s GET GOING, shall we?

Boss 101 Update in January – New Arcade Game being added!

Yes, you heard that correctly. We are doing a game update in January and among the various adds, there will be a new arcade game called Rob’s Adventure. You know how Rob is always wanting to have some fun? Well, now he gets to explore and battle bad guys.

Check out the screens – just a small sample of what you can expect!

You access Rob’s Adventure from the Command Center the same way you access all the arcade games. From there you can select Rob’s Adventure to get going!

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Rob’s Adventure Title Screen

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Ok – here are some samples of the game in action. You will battle through waves of enemies, one hit and you’re toast! Maneuver carefully and watch for the patterns in the enemy firing. The path is there but you must find it!

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As you progress through more and more shooting waves of enemies you will encounter large bosses who block your progress

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Besides this addition, we are working on various quality of life improvements to the game. These include performance boosts and general tweaks to make the game as fun as possible. We’re committed to Boss 101 and want you to have the best experience. 

Upcoming Announcements

We have a few more new updates for you in January so stay tuned. Without giving too much away we can say this – we hope to see a lot more people getting access to Boss 101 soon! HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Also - we have been working behind the scenes to get rolling with our next big adventure. 

Thank you again and Happy New Year

We want to take a moment to express again how grateful we are for your kind support during the development and release of Boss 101. We've been living our dreams so we can bring you the best entertainment possible. Boss 101 is only the beginning of our adventure together. 

I think the end of our postmortem sums up our feelings well...

I am telling you right this instant you CAN live your dreams. Anything is possible if you are willing to put in the effort. That’s not mumbo-jumbo claptrap, that’s the TRUTH.

Boss 101 is a project of pure creation. Myself along with my friends Manon and Joshua managed to make something I personally never thought I’d see. A game without any apologies or compromise. The game we released is basically the game we wanted. That release was based on nothing except two questions we asked ourselves over and over. “Is it fun?” and “Is it done?”

That’s it. That got this game finished. When we started, the project was small and the scale was limited. The framework went up quickly and we started asking “Is this fun?” If the answer was no then we worked to add things to make it fun. Adding features we felt had value. From there we iterated and played the game. At every step, the same question was asked: “Is this fun?” This was coming out of our own time and effort. 

At one point the game pretty well hit all the story beats and we felt the value was there for anyone who would buy it. So, we released it.

And you know what? When I hit “Publish” on Steam I felt something strange. I felt no urge to apologize for the game. No sense of “Well, if we only had a few more months” or “You know, you should have seen the ideas we LEFT OUT! OH BOY you would not believe how awesome they were!” It was strange as we got past the first few hours of release and early buyers were playing and commenting on the game. Most all were getting the vibe and liking what they saw.

Really though, and I mean this — the game was already a huge success before I hit that publish button. It was a success because it proved something I long imagined possible. You can live your dreams. It’s doable. You can even do it with other people. Heck it’s BETTER when you journey with other people. Friends. Family. People you trust and can laugh with. Makes the whole shebang a lot easier.

In fact, you might learn something important about yourself while you’re on this journey. I pretty much guarantee it. I can’t tell you what that lesson is since it varies from person to person but I can tell you one thing. If you live your dreams, one day — at the end of your grand life, as you lay there thinking to yourself during your final moments on this magnificent planet — you won’t wonder “Well, if I only had a few more months” or “You should have seen the things I WANTED to do! OH BOY you would not believe how awesome they were!” No ma’am. No sir. You’re going to feel right 'cause you didn’t compromise.

Be true to yourself everyone. . . and live your dreams.

Thanks again and have a FANTASTIC new year. Talk with you soon,

LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Tim

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Out now on Steam!
Boss 101 Steam Store Page: 
http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
Please check out the Steam Store if you would be so kind!

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