Bootsnake Games
12Jul/120

Containment on sale during the Steam Summer Sale!!

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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

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3May/120

New Page: How to play Containment

Hey everyone!

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!

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3May/120

Containment Comes to Indie Royale

We have the pleasure of informing you that our most beautiful game, Containment: The Zombie Puzzler, is available for purchase as part of the current Indie Royale Bundle. This is an honor for us to be included with 4 other great games: Dungeon Defender, Data Jammers, Weird Worlds, and Brain Pipe.

This is how Indie Royale works.

-Get in early for a lower price on the bundle.

-The more people buy, the price goes up.

-Knock the price down by showing your support and paying more than the current price.

-All games are downloaded directly or redeemed on Steam and Desura.

We hope you stop by and use this opportunity to get Containment: The Zombie Puzzler at the lowest price yet. Even if you already own our game, check out the other games in our bundle and try something new out! It is definitely worth it at this price and supporting indie games feels good. Believe us, we support indie games too!

25Apr/120

Post PAX Party Prior to Promised Patches

Phew. Things are finally starting to settle after our amazing PAX East showing. After PAX, we spent a week in Texas for personal matters but we are back (and in black?)  We made a lot of friends at PAX and hope you continue to stop by and see what we have coming down the road.

Mac version:  This one is so close we can taste it. It tastes like the color white, which as Mat informs me is the combination of all colors, so I guess it tastes like all the colors. Yeah, blew me away, as well.

PC version:   The new survival level is nearly finished. It needs just a little more baking but I think you will agree that this is the best survival level yet. We have even introduced a new zombie that ties directly into the scoring for your survival pleasure.

iPad version: We have a big, big patch coming to iPad. We are bringing in easier controls, the new survival level, and more performance improvements. Yeah, it’s gonna be good.

Android version: The big patch for iPad leads directly to the Android version. We are updating the game to Unity 3.5 which is a big help for our Android devices. Seeing as most of the office uses Android and I personally have a Kindle Fire, this is something we are very excited about. There are some very serious technical hurdles that we are looking into for this.

In addition to the platform news, we have some cool things happening to Containment but we can’t talk about that yet so stay tuned! We will have more Containment, as well as, Bootsnake news in the future.

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3Apr/120

New Containment Review

Here is another review from GameCritics.com! Check it out and check out their site. We love the way they do reviews.

“this unique project's new spin on the walking dead is a can't-miss.”

GameCritics.com – 8.5 out of 10

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22Mar/120

Containment in the press

In case you haven't been looking around the web, there have been some folks saying some nice things about Containment: The Zombie Puzzler out there. We grabbed some of the recent ones for you to check out. If you are looking for a complete list, our new links on the right have everything you ever wanted to know (about Containment, anyway).

Here is a review from Living Dead Media. We love to see zombie enthusiasts playing our game and enjoying our unique brand of zombie fighting.

Living Dead Media

The most recent review out there is a personal favorite of ours because it comes from the Indie Games Channel. Being an indie company ourselves, our hearts go out to the community created around indie gaming. It has been the most supportive, friendly, and generally amazing community we have ever been a part of. Much love to the Indie Games Channel, indie developers, and the people who play indie games! <3

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Be sure to subscribe to our RSS if you haven't already so you don't miss anything coming up!

Cheers

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16Mar/122

Bootsnake Games is PAXing our things and heading east

We are pleased to announce that Bootsnake Games will be attending PAX East! We invite everyone attending to come visit us, try out our game, see something new, and chat about whatever is on any of our minds. We will be located at booth 401 so head on over!

In case you haven’t heard of PAX East, the Penny Arcade Expo is an exciting weekend of gaming like no other. Video games, board games, card games, and any other type of game are available to play and enjoy all weekend long. PAX East is held in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center April 6th through the 8th. For more information, click here.

We hope to see you there!

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2Mar/12Off

Containment: The Zombie Puzzler now available on Android tablets!

Containment: The Zombie Puzzler is available at these fine digital retailers.

Get it on Google Play

2Mar/1212

To the wilds of PC with ye, Ziggy!

As of like now (I mean then, now further back in time from now, even further now), you can spend your hard earned dollar bills on Containment: The Zombie Puzzler for the PC.

The most glorious and esteemed lords and ladies at Steam have placed the game into their servers or mainframes or floppy disk drives or whatever. Utilizing the latest in grass fed beef Internet, you can gather up all the bits and see for yourself what we have been fussing about for some time.

The following is like some silly soapy journal or something, but it's our damn journal so we can do it. So there!

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We really hope you enjoy the hell out of the game. We feel like we've made a special little thing here at Bootsnake Games. We are so damn happy that it's going out on PC. We are very proud of the game on both iPad and PC.

Making this game has simply been a wild and awesome ride. We are so lucky to have had this chance to make this game. Castle Bootsnake has been such a fun and exciting place. There is some metaphorical blood of ours all over the Castle, but that's just as it should be.

Before we sign off, we have to make sure we properly pay people their due. A bunch of great people helped us in our times of need. Bootsnake Games loves you folks and think you are the bee's knees, elbows, and and other body part Tony Jaa uses as a weapon.

Howard, Grant, Gary, Ken, Duds, Graham, Steve, Brad, Janet. We love you for all you did. You are why the game looks, sounds, reads, and plays as well as it does. Thank you.

To every other person who supported us even a little. Thank you.

And now! Through the miracles of Steam, we are proud to open the gates up to Containment: The Zombie Puzzler.

Please, impress upon the zombies how horrible and wrong their behavior has been.

Keep Franklin Living.

- The Dapper Crew of Bootsnake Games

Containment: The Zombie Puzzler on Steam

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1Mar/123

Ways to prepare for Containment: The Zombie Puzzler on Steam

Living denizens of the planet called Earth,

March 2nd, 2012 is when the magic wall separating you from playing Containment on Steam drops. We know you are excited.

We are too, which is why we are blogging multiple times in a week. (new world record?)

So we have a short list of things you can do in order to get ready to kill zombies. Sort of how to get into the mood if you will.
1 -Learn about Zombie Walks. They are crazy. It adds another day of the year where you can walk around town covered in ghastly goop all over your body. So you have Zombie Walks and election days.

Oh. Halloween too. If you're into that sort of thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_walk (Thanks for fighting SOPA!)

 

2 - Buy canned goods. In case you need to barricade your house in an apocalypse. This way you can eat beans for at least three days before you realize you don't have a big enough bunker to live like Brendan Fraser, Sissy Spacek and Christopher Walken.

When the apocalypse doesn't happen in the next few weeks, you'll also be ready to give some goods to food banks. That seems like a nice way to make lemonade out of irrational fear.

 

3 - Buy lumber. See above about building a bunker. Gift the lumber to kids who make sleds or something. I don't know who wants lumber as a gift. That's a weird request you have.

 

So those are just a few ideas on how to spend some time waiting for Containment: The Zombie Puzzler.

They are completely impractical, but that's okay. You've earned it.

 

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