Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hero Tower Defense Thursday: Day 28 - HTD Pre-Alpha v0.009 Release! User Profiles!

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Welcome to Hero Tower Defense Thursday!



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Go here to read Day 27 of Hero Tower Defense Thursday.




This week is a small but useful update. We've added user profiles which will save your character set ups. No longer will you have to customize your characters every time you log in! It also uses the same profile as PTD so you can just log in with that. It's more like a S&D Games profile at this point and any other games will most likely use it as well.

Currently it saves everything except your party set up which eventually will be saved as well. As the game develops it will of course save everything else as well, such as your inventory, character progression, story progression, etc.

So that's it for this update. If you've been watching the progress list you'll notice there's a bunch of stuff done that didn't make it into this release because the user profiles take awhile to set up. That's ok though because originally we were just going to have temporary local profiles which are more limiting but faster to implement. Sam decided to go above and beyond and made them hook right up with the PTD profiles, so cheers to Sam!

For the next release you guys can look forward to seeing the first of Bill's work, new graphics, additional sounds, and more! Thanks again guys!

I'd also just like to mention again that there is a HTD wiki page that has been created by our fans! It can be found here: http://herotowerdefense.wikia.com/wiki/Hero_tower_defense_Wiki

Big thanks to everyone who has been contributing! We've also added the wiki to the Fan Links/FAQ tab.


What's New:

-Added User Profiles


In the Works:




  • Design

    • Mid-Battle Inventory Screen (100%) - Different from the current pre-battle screen which has already been designed
    • Mid-Battle Skill Screen (20%) - Different from the current pre-battle screen



  • Graphics

    • Water Skill: Soak (Native) (100%)
    • Water Skill: Aqua Strike (T1 Physical) (100%)
    • Water Skill: Water Pistol (T1 Magical) (100%)



  • Programming

    • Water Skills (100%)
    • Bug Fixes (0%)


    Also check out Kevin's blog, KXN @ HTD for HTD art-related concepts, WIPs, polls, and more!

    Let us know what you think in the comments! Any ideas, suggestions or any other feedback is always welcome! Thanks guys!


    -Dan

    36 comments:

    1. third :B hey, when you put the dowload link of HTD?
      And... When release the next version of Ninja-ja?
      And lol... What is ''ANPO''?
      PD: And... When is, so so, the realease of PTD2?

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      1. Absolutely
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        Online.

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      2. LOL

        I see what you did thar.

        Nice one! :)

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      3. We'll be putting up an HTD download link soon.

        I'm still working on Ninja-ja, it's going but it's going slowly. Sorry about that, just really busy.

        That guy up ^ there knows ;)

        PTD2 is a ways off. HTD will be taking priority for a bit after PTD1 is finished.

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    2. Sounds awesome! Thanks for the convenient new profiles!

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      1. Wow!

        The Sam and Dan Communtiy(PTD + HTD) has such nice people!

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    3. Almost first besides Sam and Dan? Heh. :) Sounds rather boring, but it will be a while until you get as good as Sam. Keep up the work, and it will be great. Good luck!

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      1. Thanks, we're slowly but surely getting there.

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    4. Any chance this will be in the android market? I know ptd was knocked out for copyright issues but this wouldn't be.

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      1. We plan to eventually have HTD on the phone markets, yes. No ETA yet though, sorry.

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    5. ooh, water! one of my favorite elements!

      nice update, and keep up the great work.

      good luck, SnD group!(including Bill and Kevin)

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      1. Thanks, hope you like the water skills! :D

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    6. You should put in a Shadow enemy in the game.

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      1. There will be as the game progresses.

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    7. DudeWithoutaMoustacheMarch 3, 2012 at 12:21 PM

      I have an idea about new traits for certain charecters that could be added when the game is in it's beta.For example a monk-like character could have the ability "Complete Concentration" which raises the power of attacks when you focus on an enemy. A Shy character could have the ability "Nervous" which heightens his defense and health but lowers speed when a boss is around. P.S I am Pokamanz I changed my name

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      1. Cool ideas, those type of skills would be in the class skills section which we haven't released yet but you may see something similar once we get there.

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    8. Wait a second... If this is week 28, and each month is four weeks, then the concept started approximately 7 months ago! That's a long way.

      -Haxing Cat

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      1. Yeah, that's starting from the very beginning though with tossing around concepts and everything. The first release was just before Christmas in late December 2011.

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    9. @ Dan,Sam, Kevin
      I was wondering how much life does the treasure and red whelp have? By answering this question we can expand the wikia. I was also wondering that maybe you could make a monster encyclopedia. You should have behaviors,descriptions,speed,health,type,alements,etc.

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      1. I'll post the info the whelps when I get a chance under the Play HTD section but eventually there will be a bestiary like you mentioned in-game. All the info for those other things you mentioned will also be implemented in-game as things proceed.

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    10. Just wanted to inform you that my PTD password is too long to use in the box for the HTD log on

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      1. Thanks, we'll look into fixing that next release.

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    11. Its to bad this game docent get more attention it seems it could really go far.

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      1. Nah, it's fine since it's so early in development still. We aren't spreading it to other sites or advertising it while we are still implementing the core mechanics. As long as we have some of you guys testing things out and giving feedback we're fine for now. :)

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    12. Dam you and Sam are like water and water, but their games are like fire and water, but are excellent PTD and HTD, HTD can be kind of medieval (which does not make much susseso aki in Brazil), but I see an amazing future in HTD

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    13. Tower Defense.. finally ! Its awesome dudes!

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    14. Tower defense games are the bast and Book of ra 2

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