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The Battle of Pirate Bay Update #2 Preview

07-28-2009, 12:52 PM
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Location: Sacramento, CA
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The Battle of Pirate Bay Update #2 Preview

EDIT: The update is out, downloads ahoy! Arrrrrrrr!!!!!

tl;dr version: New maps! New leaderboards! Local Leaderboards! Sunset and Nighttime! Evil Mine Ships! Coming soon!

Hi everyone!

We've been hard at work on update #2, and we're getting really close to submitting it to Apple. But I thought I'd take a bit of time out to share with you one of the most exciting features of the update: New maps!

There are two new maps in update 2, Barrier Islands and Anchor Bay.

Screenshots:



Map #2: Barrier Islands


Map #3: Anchor Bay

To unlock the one of the new maps, you need to reach wave 5 of the previous map.

Also, Anchor Bay has a new enemy ship, the mine ship! You can see it dropping mines in the screenshot above. What happens if your ships hit a mine?

BOOOOOOOM!

Your ships don't die (your crew is just that good), but the ship that hits the mine is temporarily out of commission while the crew repairs the damage:


I have a bad habit of running into the mines

Other Changes in Update #2:
* Local leaderboards! This has been an often requested feature from the ipod touch crowd, so I'm happy to say that we've gotten them in
* New global leaderboards for the new maps
* Initial support for day/sunset/night transitions (seen in new maps above)
* Tweaks to the existing powerups to make them work even better than before
* The usual assortment of bugfixes and tweaks

We should be submitting this update to Apple this week, I'll post an update when we've sent it off.

Back to the rough seas of bugfixing/tweaking for me, arrr!

Ryan
Co-Founder, Muteki Corporation
Recently Released: Super Jetpack Dragon IV: Village Burntopia!(iTunes link) (web site)
The Battle of Pirate Bay! (iTunes link) (web site)

Last edited by Ryan @ Muteki Corp; 08-11-2009 at 04:33 PM. Reason: I count more gooder now :P
07-28-2009, 12:57 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 26
This game just keeps getting better! Those maps look really great. I can't wait for the update to be released.

07-28-2009, 12:58 PM
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Location: Washington
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I love the tl;dr version

I'm pretty excited for this. Why was the game an average of 2 1/2 stars for a while? =/

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07-28-2009, 12:58 PM
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Posts: 265
Cant wait looks awesome, new maps AWESome!!1
07-28-2009, 12:58 PM
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How can they both be Map #2?

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
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07-28-2009, 01:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Bat Outta Hell View Post
I love the tl;dr version

I'm pretty excited for this. Why was the game an average of 2 1/2 stars for a while? =/
There was a crash bug in the first version that a few people ran into that I'm sure didn't help. Beyond that, I dunno, the game isn't everyone's bottle of rum I guess.

Ryan
Co-Founder, Muteki Corporation
Recently Released: Super Jetpack Dragon IV: Village Burntopia!(iTunes link) (web site)
The Battle of Pirate Bay! (iTunes link) (web site)
07-28-2009, 01:01 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
How can they both be Map #2?
Hey, look over there!!!

*Edits post*

What the heck are you talking about?

Ryan
Co-Founder, Muteki Corporation
Recently Released: Super Jetpack Dragon IV: Village Burntopia!(iTunes link) (web site)
The Battle of Pirate Bay! (iTunes link) (web site)
07-28-2009, 01:13 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan @ Muteki Corp View Post
Hey, look over there!!!

*Edits post*

What the heck are you talking about?
WHAT!? (fully surprised like Mrs. Kravitz witnessing Elizabeth pulling some sort of witchcraft nonsense)

I must be hitting the bottle way too early today.

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews
07-28-2009, 01:24 PM
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Location: Sacramento, CA
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lol, I was not expecting to get a Bewitched reference in this thread

Ryan
Co-Founder, Muteki Corporation
Recently Released: Super Jetpack Dragon IV: Village Burntopia!(iTunes link) (web site)
The Battle of Pirate Bay! (iTunes link) (web site)
07-28-2009, 02:54 PM
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Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 1,085
Yes! The new update looks great. (:

I dont want to be a, for lack of a better word, party-pooper/gate-crasher/smelly old scallywag, but in terms of logic (and this is a game so no logic should apply xD) but wouldn't the bigger ships be able to carry more ammo since their bigger and slower? The smallest ship carries a lot more ammo than the biggest one and it moves about 4x faster too. I know you guys most likely already went over this before so sorry about asking about it.

Anyways, the new update seems awesome. Do you guys plan on submitting it today?

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