Art by u/Voodookat. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
This week's blog is coming a bit early as our team is off for the Easter weekend but don’t worry, support will still be around if you do need assistance!
Caught outside the loop race results:
1st: Gumball632 - 2 minutes and 9 seconds
2nd: DartElite0051 - 2 minutes and 11 seconds
3rd: KLTD1234 - 2 minutes and 12 seconds
4th: exephur - 2 minutes and 14.25 seconds
5th: ShwaxIsABoomer - 2 minutes and 14.61 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Ongoing collection event, ending Friday.
Pile O' Monkey Money and T5 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Happy Easter" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"No pain no gain" Race this weekend.
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Moon Landing this weekend. With a second tougher one starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB, MOAB Cards - BFB Boosts only, BFB, BFB Random 15
Saturday: MOAB Card, MOAB, MOAB Club - BFB, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card - BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card Club, BFB
2x Medallions with Club Access on sale.
- BATTD -
Ongoing Martian games: Shuffle, more regrow and fast regrow.
Deflation and no powers starting Saturday.
Sai Adventure Pack sale, Dungeon Finn Pack sale and Character Bundle Pack.
- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, VS with Black Box as rewards on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday.
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 8th premium gun set: Torment, Proton Arc and Zerafallen
- SAS4 web -
Ongoing Championship with Furie as rewards
Sale on Epic pack.
- BMC web and mobile -
Daily monkey teams with Monkey Knowledge pack on Saturday.
Knowledge Pack sale (ancient on mobile too).
- BTD5 -
Lead counting for the leaderboards. Bomb Skin on Sale.
- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Skilled Adept starting Thursday.
Questions from the comments:
If whole costumes are not feasible, is accessories an alternative? (Like sunglasses or tophats for specific monkeys. I want the boomerang monkey to look even more dapper)
We have started adding items like this with pets and projectile skins but changing the model across all of the different crosspaths and animations is a massive amount of work. We could do accessories for very specific crosspaths (tier 5 or 0-0-0 for instance) but so far we’ve focused on things you can see more frequently.
How many times this month did players release the cave monkey?
355,600 cave monkeys have been thawed and released into the wild in March 2021
Have you ever had scrapped hero ideas, like if it was too hard to balance, design, synergize, etc?
Our process for designing heroes hasn’t so far left room for ‘scrapping them’ to come up as a possibility. Every hero in the game so far began with at least a partial design years in advance, more recent ones without a full design were fleshed out completely when we decided there was time to fit them and based them around what we could do at the time. However, we have had plenty of ideas that are still sitting at the “wouldn’t it be cool if” stage.
Can you say who made this question?
Does Obyn approve of removing the trees in certain maps to help fight bloons?
Of course, they always grow back!
Do Ben and Sauda cook together? Would Gwen provide the flame?
Gwens flames are usually unsafe to cook on…
ok so jones' father's name is bob, but what's his full name?
You have mentioned the Monkeyverse in a previous post. Want to elaborate on that?
Not really, but it is a pretty cool word.
A question in regards to the fun stats that you track: How many times have Obyn's trees (and skins for them) been exploded? Also, if you track this, what is the most amount of portable lakes that have been stacked?
Well, we can’t say if they exploded but since Obyn took up the mantle of fighting back against the bloons he has made 17,397,591 patches of forests/rocks/tentacles! We aren’t able track the stacked portable lakes though!
Is Chopin Sauda's favorite classical composer?
We see what you did there. And we’ll throw it right Bach at you.
When will you guys add Sauda Avatar and wallpaper of Etiene and sauda to btd6.com?IM waiting
You could get up in the time rifts between these questions being asked, things happening, and answers coming through. On a cosmic timescale, though, let’s just say “now.”
Is Bloons TD 6 gonna come out on Xbox One ?
We talked about it a bit in our AMA but yes! We are actively working on this now. :)
Do the monkeys like to play BTD games? BTDception?
Of course, they are the stars of the show in it!
Are there any plans for a extreme difficulty for BTD6?
Not at this stage.
Will Dr. Monkey make a guest appearance in BTD6 in the future?
Maybe one day! He’s been busy in another popping game.
Can we get a way to delete comments, just incase of a sppelinh misstack
But the sppelinh misstack are so fun
can i ship sauda with sushi ben?
We can’t stop who you ship with who! Ships life!
Would I be correct in guessing that SAS5 will likely have Crafting when it gets released about three to four years later down the line, considering how popular the Flash version of SAS4 was when it got Crafting?
Crafting in SAS4 web was definitely something we really enjoyed.
If BTDB2 comes out, can you make it free or at a low cost like $0.99?
It is going to be free! But do please feel free to pay for it.
Do the monkeys have a gym or...?
Plenty of them do. And we so want to know where that ellipsis was going, though.
What do you think is the hardest map so far?
Why did you decide to change Jones' personal info? In the original teasers for BTD6 it was stated that his first name was Striker and last name was Jones.
That was years ago, maybe he changed his own name. And Striker is more like an honorific. Or maybe his open mic name.
do the monkeys have favorite games? i assume they enjoy ninja kiwi games, but other than bloons (if they are in there) what games do they like? does it depend on the monkey?
It really does! They do like The Sims though…
So if Dart monkey's sleep paralysis demon is an bloon, and an bloon's sleep paralysis demon is an dart, then what is a dart's sleep paralysis demon?
How did Sauda learn how to chop so fast?
Years of practise
Did you guys use a game engine to make your game (ie: unreal engine) if so, which did you use.
We use Unity for Bloons TD 6.
who is your favorite childhood character
There are so many options with this kind of question!
Do the monkeys like eggs?
Of course, they’ve been collecting like crazy recently!
Why is everyone talking about sushi? Did I miss something?
You might have missed lunch.
How much do you know Tarn?
Does sushi bento Benjamin use pufferfish MOABs for his sushi?
Nah, too rubbery.
Why is ravine so cruel? Who came up with this horror?
It should shock no one that the answer is Rohan.
What is your favorite crosspath in terms of visual looks?
I love the 005 Wizard! It looks so cool!
I cant think of anything can you make me a question?
You tricky monkey - you just asked a question.
If the monkeys are descendants how does the ice tower work?
Will you guys expand into more genres for the bloons series? Until td3 we had a lot of bloons games but now we only have td games. I would LOVE to see stuff like racing games or pizzle games with the bloons name and gimmicks on it.
We mentioned it in the AMA but we are working on a new Bloons puzzle-like game called Bloons Pop! :)
Is the Scotland team developing BTDB2? If not, are they working on anything besides updates for mobile BTD5 and BTDB?
Scotland studio is working on BTDB2!
Will MTG have much of a say in the BTD games or will that be left almost completely to NK?
You can find more information about the acquisition in our AMA here but the main answer is no, MTG won’t be involved in the processes of how we make our games. :)
[insert excuse for you to post bagel]
Unfortunately, we are all sold out of Bagel’s, here's a Crumpet instead
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn