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Check it out! Boss 101 got a top mention for the weekly blog recaps on Destructoid!

https://www.destructoid.com/blogs/CblogRecaps/cblog-recaps-of-4-8-17-and-4-15-17-requiem-for-an-aerial-goal-431597.phtml#post

Yeah Buddy!



Welcome to the latest Boss 101 Update and thank you for joining us!

Let's talk about progress and then onto the cool train boss!

How is the game progressing?

Great question and we have a lot of answers. It’s going well and mostly we are spending our days working on polish and bugs. It may seems like that’s been going on a while and it HAS BEEN GOING ON A WHILE! There’s a pretty obvious reason and it’s because YOU MATTER TO US. We want YOU to have the best game possible and we work on Boss 101 thinking how we can make the best for you.

Bugs, polish and cleanup is all being done to bring you the very best value we can. It’s taking a while since there are only three of us but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’ve said it before – rushing the game gets us nothing and you will remember a good game far longer than a game that shipped on time or early. 

Remember, Boss 101 is entirely self-funded. We’re actually putting our money EXACTLY where our mouth is. We didn’t do a Kickstarter, no publisher is giving us cash. It’s all on us. Trust us when we say – that is a HUGE motivator to get things done as soon as we possibly can.

Thanks for hanging in there and thank you for the comments, support and email. We promise you the game will be in YOUR HANDS sooner than later.

Train Bar Health Icons

We continue our look at the final fit and finish of the game with the mighty train boss. Check out this guy and some of the goodies we are touching up on him. 

At first the boss was simply a collection of train cars you battled one after the other. That’s pretty cool right? Well it’s NOT COOL ENOUGH. You see – we had these neat little dialog icons we use when the boss talks with you. You know what else those dialog icons work well with? CUTE HEALTH BAR INDICATORS!

You guessed it folks, we moved those little dialog icons to the boss health bar so you could see the layout of the train at the bottom of the screen. Check this out...

A shot of the bottom of the screen with the train icons on it. From here you can see the upcoming cars and help plan the best attack.

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Close up of the little icons – THOSE FACES!!!
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Of course – we went through and added all sorts of dialog and VFX to the various cars. We selected the correct layout for the train to give you breathing room between gun cars and allow a little rest. Here’s Steve and Max blowing up a box car.

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Still you have to watch out for the minions flying around. Don’t get torched!

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Some of the gun cars can drop huge energy balls – check this giant plasma shot. SUPER DEADLY but you can shoot it if you’re quick enough.

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Of course there are gas tankers with jets of flame because – WHY NOT! 

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Take care. Enjoy your day, Believe in yourself. Most of all though – 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
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Boss 101 Screenshot

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B.E.R.L. in his charging stand thinking about life. Be his friend in Boss 101!



Welcome to the latest Boss 101 update and we have something super special for all you longtime blog readers. We opened up the WAY BACK MACHINE on a nearly three year old Boss 101 build and ran some comparisons to the latest and greatest.

First off – you gotta know by now we are serious about bringing you our very best. We put a lot of love into Boss 101 – making the world, the gameplay, heck, EVERYTHING as special as we can. When you put down your hard earned cash you will be getting a lot of TLC and ideally a really fun game to boot. 

With that said let’s look at a build from nearly THREE YEARS ago against one from yesterday.

2014 The Intro Screen
Holy hell – this one looks a little bit different right? Look at the moon!!! Not even busted! The inside of the Command Center looks like a college dorm right before move in.

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2017 The Intro Screen
MUCH better – look at this place! So much more going on and so many things happening. Room has way more life and the place has a lot more interest for you and a much better sense of the place you are in.

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2014 Command Center Levels
Man, this was way, way back in the day. Look at the old version of the stores. The HAT STORE used to be a closet.

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2017 Command Center Levels
Much better. Look at how the gophers make it all more interesting when they moved in and helped you with the tech.

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2014 Map Room
Well, you can’t fault us for the ambition of the one. One thing though was the early room had the ideas but not the execution. We even had stars to rate levels!

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2017 Map Room
Look at all the goodies in here. We have guides, medals and gophers working the area. Also you can see the progress of the gopher space station as the game progresses.

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2014 Make A Boss Room
Yep, this is where it all started. Hard to believe but the basics and the BOSSES were done (at least art-wise)

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2017 Make A Boss Room
This is the super sweet latest version. It’s got the commentary – the boss abilities, the new equip panel. YEAH BUDDY!

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2014 Gameplay
Wow – we use to have the dialog box at the top of the screen and kinda janky too.

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2017 Gameplay
So yeah, this got a lot better – just look at the intro section. More dynamic and the interface slides into view.

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Ok – just look at all the work that has happened and we are in the final stretch. We HOPE HOPE HOPE you are as excited about Boss 101 as we are. We do appreciate the support and as always…

Remember to 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 of the Day

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Boss 101 - will YOU get the golden gun? Maybe, if you're good enough!



Hey all - in case you missed it we have an interview with DeadMoon of Destructiod up right now!

Read about Boss 101, the team behind it and more!

Link here: https://www.destructoid.com/blogs/DeadMoon/shooting-the-shit-with-boss-101-419621.phtml

-Tim

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YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Welcome back to the latest Boss 101 update and THANK YOU for joining us.

I’m not going to kid you – we saved today for a SPECIAL TREAT. You and only those reading this will see one of Boss 101’s most exciting super weapons this early. You guessed right, I’m talking about the mother lovin’ SUPER MISSILE UPGRADE!

YEAH BUDDY!
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The SUPER MISSILE upgrade

This is one of the upgrades you can purchase in the Command Center. Unlike many other upgrades you are limited to three levels of power for the missile. This might seem like too little but when you are done reading this update you may think it is TOO MUCH! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

So let’s see what we have here with the upgrades – feel free to read the little text at your leisure. The deal with each upgrade for the missile is a small mission is required to get the needed parts. You didn’t think we were just going to hand this kind of weaponry to you without any work did you? Once you meet the requirements you can purchase the missile and then the fun begins! Let’s check out the various levels of power shall we?

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First of all – every one of these bad boys can send out a shock wave that annihilates everything in its path. They hit enemies and once triggered can give you breathing room from a hail of bullets. 

Level 1 
This is your basic missile. You get 1 per battle and it has the smallest radius blast. Still, it can be MIGHTY effective if you place it right.

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Level 2
This is the next one up. Bigger blast radius and you get TWO missiles per battle.

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Level 3
BIG BANG BOOM! You get THREE missiles per battle and it has by far the largest explosion radius.

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Yah – I could gas about the bugs we fixed and all that but come on – that would only be lost after seeing the glorious destruction of enemy armament. So I’ll leave you with happy thoughts for this week and talk with you soon. We’re getting there and it will be sooner than later. The only things we’ve been doing are play testing and tuning! Most everything else is DONE!

Take care, believe in yourself and 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
Boss 101 December Gameplay Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkMQ1CrYeac

Please wishlist us if you would be so kind!



Boss 101 Screenshot

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Friends are forever in Boss 101!



Hello and welcome to the latest Boss 101 update! 

How have we been doing you ask? We have been doing fantastic thank you!

Polish and Fun Part 2

As you know we are jamming in the final stages of Boss 101. This means a lot of gameplay testing and little touches to bring YOU the highest level of fun, charm and personality. This week has seen us deal with the usual assortment of bug fixes as well as touchups on the VFX in the game. 

As with everything else the main focus is giving you the most entertainment we can inside the Boss 101 universe. We want this series to continue and the best way we can guarantee more Boss 101 is by making THIS GAME the best possible game we can.

Check out some of the little touches going into things like player pickups, boss deaths and the shooting VFX.

You might need some health in your Endless Boss battles…

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Look out for the boss bullet sprays. They all have patterns you can dodge but the minions can make it tricky. You will want to wear your best hat for the job!

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When you finally wipe a boss out you can enjoy the slap down.

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Endless Boss Warp Time! You make new friends while traveling in deep space! You make friends everywhere in fact!

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Did we mention every single hat has a custom machine gun bullet? YES! Katana bullet time!

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Ok – that’s a quick look at some of this week’s updates and touchups. 

Thank you again for your support and keep checking back for the latest news. We will keep you posted about the release date. Though if you were to ask us, it’s getting down to the last round!

Have a TREMENDOUS WEEKEND and 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
Boss 101 December Gameplay Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkMQ1CrYeac
Please wishlist us if you would be so kind!



Boss 101 Screenshot

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Everyone hanging out in Rob's Room but poor BERL needs and extension cord. Don't worry BERL! We'll get you set up!