Hola, I am Neuntoter, main programmer for Enguised Studios. Besides writing game engines and special features, I love to play games and watch movies. Most of my influences come from games like Contra, DooM I,II, and 3, Icewind Dale, Final Fantasy (first NES version). Currently my partner Nonulok and I have been hard at work to bring Tik Tok Tank to life for the masses to enjoy. I also have a small side project in the works. Hmmm, what will that one be like....
Hmm, a contest. What is this all about??? Well this is what it is all about. Us giving free stuff to game players for playing our FREE demo which will be given an additional 2 minutes of play time for the contest along with a few updates.This is of course hoping you fall in love with the game and if not drop us some feed back on why you did not. Basically you win the contest by getting the highest score. Let me paste the piece about all this from the games summary page.....
Update about next Demo Release::
We are going to hold a contest for the highest score. The top 3 scores will receive some free stuff from Enguised Studios.
First Place: A game of choice from Desura or Steam that is = or less than $10 and a free copy of Tik Tok Tank including all the free content updates as they are released.
A game of choice from Desura or Steam that is = or less than $5 and a free copy of Tik Tok Tank including all the free content updates as they are released .
Third Place: A free copy of Tik Tok Tank including all the free content updates as they are released.
The Contest version of the demo will have it's timer clocked at 7 minutes and will feature the updates that have been stated. We will release an official news posting when this will officially launch, which should be Monday or so (6/25/2012) and last for 7 days.
Next Demo version will have water enemies along with a camera fix to keep the tank centered when you get the speed boost.
I made some small game changes and updates that involve more levels, fixed camera (when you get speed boost), some more enemies. Now as far as working on the actual game any more than that will be put on hold for at least a week or two while we get together everything we need to get everything ready to release the game (Tik Tok Tank).
We are releasing through CNet.com and IndieCity.com as of right now and trying to tie up all loose ends to make it available through those sites. We are also waiting to hear back from Steam to see if they will distro are game as well. Desura will not be distroing the game due to a decision they made. We may try again with them in the future since we do like their over all sales model.
Well, that is about it for now.
Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for..... Du, du, duuuuu. Tik Tok Tank now has an official demo which will be submitted on ModDB/IndieDB tonight. It has pretty much most of the features the game will be initially released with along with only some of the content. We are also hoping to be able to set up some kind of pre-purchase that will give you beta access. Along with beta access you will also receive all updates as they are finished instead of receiving them all at launch. This will give you the community a chance to play the game at a discounted price and give vital input to help make the game a very enjoyable experience for you and other game player types.
The demo will be a timed demo. Gameplay will go on for 5 minutes and then fall back to the title screen for you to go again for another 5. It will also feature a tiny example world map, not the completed full release world map which will be about 6x the size.
The more demo downloads we get the greater the discount will be when pre released. Anything over 100 downloads for the first week of the demo will make the discount $2 off of the $3 price tag. Anything less it will only be a $1 discount.
More details tonight.
Last night Nonulok and I sat down for a while working on some pretty sweet levels. We were having a blast both making them and play testing through them. A playable demo is in the works along with some communication to Steam is also very close. Taking a small guess I am hoping that the full submission happens this week end along with a finished demo.
The demo will be the full game as is but placed on a 5 minute timer and when finished bring up a "Thanks for Playing" screen then return you to the "Title Screen". 5 minutes with this game will (should) be enough time to experience some fun and help you decide if you think it is a good title to own or not. The going cost will be $3 and I, myself as a gamer, would pay and have paid more for this if I came across it and it were not my own.
To back up this statement. A little while back I purchased a game entitled "Snorms". It looked good, played a very short demo and fell in love. I bought it within 30 minutes of demo download and beating. Now I use this game as an example for several reasons.
1. Cost is $9, but is very well worth the cost.
2. Gameplay is slightly similar to the way some of Tik Tok Tank's levels play through.
3. The dev could and should get more for this but does not since he loves his project and wants to make it readily available to everyone, not just deep walleters but also wants to make future projects. And this is basically what we want to do also.
So, that's my little update and more updates will be following very close.
As of right now we have not heard any word from Desura about posting our game. So at this point we are going to finish up general sound FX and a good amount of initial release content. We will then release through Steam and continually give free content updates as they are completed. We are not planning any DLC content so anything created new for Tik Tok Tank will be a free update.
Any new updates we will keep you posted.