TURN BASED LOVE
We've been fans of turn based tactical games for as long as we remember. Not just a couple of them. Pretty much all of em. Final Fantasy Tactics, Silent Storm, Fallout (1, 2, and Tactics), Heroes of Might and Magic, Jagged Alliance, XCOM, and many more.
I know what you're thinking. "Really bold stand. Loving some of the industries most beloved titles. Really going out on a limb, Bootsnake." So true, random non-crazy Internet person. But there's a reason so many love these games. They're so damn fun and tickle your brain all the right ways.
Hello everyone and welcome back from PAX East!
We had a great show. We were very busy from the moment we set foot in Boston until we landed back in Seattle. We showed up sick, got more sick during the show, and may someday be not sick anymore. Thanks to everyone that stopped by our booth and talked with us. It was a lot of fun meeting everyone or seeing you again. These shows are what make all the long hours worth it.
Today is your chance to get Containment for the lowest price we have offered it outside of a bundle! Containment: The Zombie Puzzler is on sale as Steam's daily deal. I know you already own everyone's favorite game but Containment also makes a great stocking stuffer!
I wanted to talk a bit about the patch that is coming along with it.
The main purpose of the patch is to update Containment to Unity 4.0. While we aren't using all the new features from the Unity update, the update helps us out on the other platforms and we want to keep all platforms on the same version. The big wins for us is we can finally get the Android version working, the performance on the tablets should go up a bit, and we will be able to release on Linux in the future, as well. (iOS update to be released after holidays)
In addition to the Unity update, we decided to push live the UI we have been working on and off of for a while now. The reasoning for this is many fold!
PLANNING AT CASTLE BOOTSNAKE
We've had a lot of people ask us what is next. It's a very good question, and one that is hard to really answer.
You'd think it would be easy. We're an indie developer and we can do what we want! So we're totally building the next crazy weird indie game! Or wait, we're going to support Containment and keep working on that! Or neither? Or both?
So the short answer is, "we're working on it." That is such a good non-answer. It is such a cliche type answer, but the it is also the truth.
We have posted an FAQ to help answer some questions about Containment!!
It's on the site, and we will try to add to it as people ask more questions.
If you want to know more, please ask away! We want to make the best games that we can, and we want to keep making things better for what we have released so far.
The gerbils are fed, the wheels are turning, and it’s time for another Bootsnake Games update before we feed the gerbils to the snakes. It’s been a busy couple of months here at Bootsnake Games.
We are happy to announce that Containment: The Zombie Puzzler is now available on Mac at the Steam store!
The Mac version has all the latest patches from the PC version and shares leaderboards, achievements, and all that good stuff. You can find the most recent patch notes below.
Busy summer here at Bootsnake Games. Who knew so much could get done when the sun shines in Seattle?
Containment: The Zombie Puzzler has been updated on the iPad! Get it now while it's on sale!
A couple of things we want to highlight is that the game now runs in retina display, the new iPad makes the game look amazing! Also, we have updated the iPad version with Checkpoints. Now when playing, you can start where you left off if you leave the app. To celebrate the update, Containment will be on sale for a week at $0.99!
Please check out the full patch notes below. Have a great summer, and keep checking back for upcoming news!
Dear Internet Reader,
We are as confused as you are.
We have double checked the emails.
We have slapped each other repeatedly to make sure we are not sleeping.
We still weren’t quite sure to believe it until the actual web page launched.
Containment: The Zombie Puzzler has been selected as one of the PAX10 for the year 2012.
It's that time of year again. The time when we at Bootsnake Games go poor from shopping on Steam.
The Steam Summer Sale is here!
Now is your chance to grab Containment: The Zombie Puzzler for only a couple bucks. (Or gift it to a friend.)
Let your friends know that now is their chance to get a great game at a great price!
Don't make us start a Kickstarter :p
We are working on some new help menus for our next patch on PC. Since we are now in Indie Royale, we are getting some new players and thought this might be helpful. Plus, it lets us preview what is coming up in the future.
The new player experience is something we were very mindful of when creating the game. We also wanted to teach the game in an unobtrusive, classy way. What we learned at PAX East is that we could have done a bit more. Having thousands of playtesters is always better than the dozens we had during development. So, with that in mind and some suggestions on our Steam forums, we are working on new how-to-play screens for the main menu. Here is a sneak peek.
This is still early art but I think it is coming along nicely, already.
Let us know what you think!