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Free-to-Play in BombSquad: a 6 Month Retrospective

I wanted to ramble a bit on this topic since it has been (and continues to be) quite a learning-experience for me. Perhaps this will be useful for other developers to hear. Last year, in preparation for releasing BombSquad on … Continue reading

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BombSquad Modding Guide Episode 7: Creating co-op games

Hey folks, It’s been a while, so it’s time for another modding example.. I just released BombSquad 1.4.7, which adds a big new feature under the hood: you can now now create new co-op mode games, complete with their own online high-score lists and star … Continue reading

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Google Play!

Well, this has been an exciting few weeks.. more to come soon once I catch my breath and put all these fires out. 😉

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BombSquad on fireTV!

I’m happy to announce BombSquad’s third official platform: Amazon Fire TV. The game runs quite nicely on this little guy; I was able to crank the quality to high and add anti-aliasing and a few other bells and whistles. It … Continue reading

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Trailer!

I finally got around to putting together a little trailer for BombSquad…  I apparently didn’t get the memo that this sort of things is generally done *before* a game is released 😉 I’ll probably keep tweaking it over time, so … Continue reading

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BombSquad Modding Guide Episode 6: Meteor Shower

Ok; enough with the expositional stuff already… today we’re going to make an actual, playable, (hopefully) enjoyable mini-game. It’s called ‘Meteor Shower’, and it’s pretty simple. You run around a platform as bombs fall from the sky at an ever … Continue reading

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BombSquad Modding Guide Episide 5: Core Concepts

This episode is just a brain-dump of basic scripting types and concepts, intended to be used as a reference guide. We’ll get back to writing code next episide.  Anyway, let’s dive right in: Classes to Be Familiar With: bs.Session Represents … Continue reading

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BombSquad Modding Guide Episode 4: Writing Your First Mini-Game

Tutorial 3 was pretty long-winded, so if you made it through that it’s time for something simpler.  Today we’re gonna write our very first mini-game. Make sure you’ve done Tutorial 1 so you know how to issue commands to the … Continue reading

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BombSquad Modding Guide Episode 3: Intro to Game Scripts

Ok, I just completed the BombSquad 1.3.13 update, and now we can really start to have some fun. In this update I added the ability to create your own scripts or override all of the game’s internal ones, so you … Continue reading

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BombSquad Modding Guide Episode 2: Remove the 8 Player Limit

Hi again folks. Today we’re doing something simple but useful: turning off BombSquad’s player limits.  I’ve gotten asked how to do this a fair amount so I thought it’d be worthwhile writing it down. I built BombSquad’s engine to support … Continue reading

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