We have been busy going through all of the great levels that you have sent in using the dev mode in Steamlands. Although there has been lots of levels that will make it into the game already, we feel that in order to get the balance right for an update, some feedback was required.
Our ideal plan for this update is to branch off in the map fairly early on with a new player route that starts off easy and gets harder just like in the original levels of the game.
We would like to see more levels which feature only content from earlier levels as well as the new weapons. Otherwise we will have to hold back the player levels from people that have only just started playing the game.
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Well it's been yet another week from us here at Nitrome Towers. Thanks again for sending in those great Steamlands levels and beautiful tank creations. Keep the levels coming and remember what Mat said... ...more easy levels! ;)
Join us next week as we bring you more Nitrome goodness!
Have a Great Weekend! :D
We recently received an email from a Nitromian who goes by the name of 'The Ringtailed Sly One' informing us about his amazing project - a Steamlands papercraft set!
The artwork is simply stunning in this papercraft artwork, we really can't believe the detail involved in the blocks! Also it looks like you can fit the characters into the steam engine room, which is a really nice touch!
'The Ringtailed Sly One' has taken dev mode to a whole new level and even created some items not in the game! :D
Thanks for sending this in, it really is great work!
If you have any fan art you have made about Nitrome please do send it in! We love everything we get sent especially if it is our work applied to something we have never seen before. We will feature the best, most striking and most unusual pieces in our blog.
Check out this little teaser video of an upcoming game we have in the works! Some of you may have spotted this little guy in our new skin background! He is definitely in there somewhere! :D
Video Preview: Click Here
Well it's the end of the week again Nitromians!
We're currently working with the adverts on our site, so you may see some changes here and there.
Sorry we haven't brought you the Steamlands update on your level designs... again! This is still coming and we will bring it to you next week!
Have a Great Weekend!
We received an interesting letter yesterday issuing a cease and desist order on our Steamlands Game!!! Don't panic!
The issue in question was with regards to our choice of Dev Mode icon. For those of you that don't know, we felt it would be humorous to make the freshener icon look like an iconic car freshener which took the shape of a tree. We didn't realise however that this image is in fact trademarked and caused the previously mentioned letter to arrive on our doorstep.
While we are thrilled to see that the game has spread so well that they took notice, due to this, we have changed the icon to something more neutral. If you want to check out the icon, you can check it out here and for anyone that has taken the game, you can replace it with the new one from our recently added distribution page here.
With the new design and layout of the site, we have tried to keep as much of the original elements as possible so hopefully, the site still feels natural to navigate for our users.
We have given the site more in every way that we could while trying not to take anything out. We’ve added quite a lot of new things to the site, so this could turn into a long post! This phase of the launch is mainly a revamp to get everyone used to the new layout, before we launch new features. New in Nitrome Version 2.0…
New Front Page
Our front page now has more content!
You can now choose a game from the new games panel, greatest games panel or multiplayer games panel all from our front page! We also have a section that lists sm…
We were thrilled to get the site up this week and we hope you like what you have seen. For the full details check the previous post for what’s been added. This is just the start of the new site.
There are tons of new features in the works and there are still some kinks to iron out that we are working on right now. The first thing we are going to look at is the games page which was altered at the last minute. Stay tuned for an update for that next week.
We know we promised you a couple of other updates this week but due to the site taking over everything, we unfortunately didn’t get around to posting about it so we will bring you Steamlands feedback and the game preview next week.
Have a Great Weekend!
We are currently rolling out changes for the new website design from this point on, so if you notice any changes, inconsistencies or errors in the pages or games loading, please be patient as this will be a short transitional period. We will try to keep the majority of pages running while switching the site on a 'per page' basis.
This time next week the site should be fully operational and at full capacity, so if you notice any errors in a week’s time, please let us know. For the meantime, let us work on any bugs that occur as they will most likely be something that we are aware of.
One thing we would like to note is that we have made a change (last minute) to the games page which is less perfect than we would like, but we are working on amending this soon after. We will go into more detail as to the change later.
Hopefully this won't affect your gaming experience too much.
Thanks for your patience!
Well it's been a much busier week than last week. We've had some bug fixing, some great fan art, the 'Mega Mash' preview, Canopy has launched and the Facebook community has grown beyond 30,000 Nitromians! What a great week!
So why not join us next week as we bring you our thoughts on the Steamlands levels that were designed by you, possibly a sneak peak at another new game and... assuming we don't mess it up at the last minute and we all cross our fingers at the same time... ...a brand new website! :D
Have a Great Weekend!
Wow! There are now currently over 30,000 Nitromians roaming around on Facebook, checking things out, giving feedback on games and helping us find those pesky bugs! Good job!
If you haven't joined us on Facebook or Twitter yet, and would like to, check out the following links!
We have had a look at Hot Air 2 recently and have fixed the high scores issues that some of you have pointed out to us.
The problem was that the high scores were not showing up in the game. We have now fixed that, so you can play Hot Air 2 and try again to achieve a new high score! :D