Entry #226

2016.10.01 Boss 101 Update - Picnics with Unicorns!

2016-10-01 18:58:04 by DarkTimmy


Welcome to the Boss 101 Update and thank you so much for joining us today! Lots to talk about so let’s get rolling.

The Attitude of Gratitude

You know it is really easy to talk about working on Boss 101 because it’s so fun. I mentioned this before but I have to give credit where it’s due. The team is what makes Boss 101 such a blast to work on. Manon (pixel artist), Joshua (lead programmer) and myself hammering away for the love of the game and for YOU!

If you ever wondered what it would be like to have an amazing life by doing what you love then WONDER NO LONGER! I can tell you it’s the best thing. There is only success in following your dreams. The rewards outweigh the cons by such an amount as to make the journey an easy choice. I know from the outside you might say “But Tim, I have a lot of responsibilities and can’t just go draw sneakers on T-Rex’s all day like you guys do on Boss 101” Ah, but you CAN!

Each day you can take a step towards your goal. Soon enough, you will see progress and sooner than you think you will be well on your way.

It’s that determination and the great fortune of finding two people like Manon and Joshua which make Boss 101 the easiest job I have ever had in my life. The actual work is there but it’s fun and I like doing it. A LOT! 

So do it… FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS and by all means, bring as many people along as you can. 

Adding Pets to the Cinematics

Did a pass on the cinematics to make sure the pets were showing up in all of them. We added a small blanket for all the pets in the appropriate cinemas. This allows them to sit or fly along with you during the course of the game. Check out these SWEET images….

Kitty in the vending room. Why does kitty have its back to us? Because it’s a kitty!


You can have Mister Whale fly around whilst you dine outside


Also – what would a picnic on a hill be without a UNICORN!!!


Cinematic Room Adds

Working on some adds to the cinematic rooms. Here are setup shots in Spine (by Esoteric Software) we input into GameMaker. Apparently there are some more Spine integrations coming for GameMaker so that might help swing it over to more people using it.

Setup the room and layout art and animation


Closeup of STEVE art and animation


Make A Boss Save Function

We added a save for the most recent boss you rolled. The idea here is you can roll a boss – see his stats and then if you need to go get a gun, take a break or otherwise step away from the boss generator you will still keep your most recent roll. We think it will allow more strategy and most of all MORE FUN FOR YOU!


Ok – that’s all for this update. Check back again for the regular look at Boss 101. YES WE ARE FINISHING IT! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!



Please put Boss 101 on your Steam Wishlist us if you would be so kind - Thank you!



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2016-10-01 19:49:19

What started just as a guy shooting at randomly generated bossses turned into something so big, can't wait till it's finished o3o

DarkTimmy responds:

I know right!?!? INSANITY!! We really think you will enjoy the game a lot. Every day we put in any effort we can to give you the most value! Thanks for stopping by and keep checking the updates for the release info and more news!




2016-10-02 04:35:00

This game became so much bigger than what I originally thought it was going to be, and im loving it. Cant wait till release, this is gonna be a day 1 buy for me!

DarkTimmy responds:

You want to hear something? When we started we were planning something a bit different. Mostly a graphical upgrade of Boss 101 the web game and a few little do-dads. The thing is we kept working on it and the game itself seemed to be begging for more, we are always putting ourselves in YOUR shoes and saying "Is this fun? Will it entertain?" What you see now is the culmination of nearly three years of blood, sweat and tears but man, we love it and we think it has a lot of heart. Hopefully you do too!

Thanks for the comment and check back for more updates here and on the Steam store page!