June has brought an explosion of creativity for Tower Storm. It’s the first time the servers have been scaling and completely stable in a while so we could really drill into the gameplay and UI to tweak and refine over and over.
New smaller more fun levels
The first major change is to the level sizes. You’ll notice both maps are a lot smaller and have much more going on. We discovered through trial and error that many users were confused at the massive PvP map and also on mobiles and tablets maps that require both vertical and horizontal scrolling are hard to play. So now the game is much more fun to play on iPhone 4/5 and most modern android phones.
Play on your mobile!
If you wish to play Tower Storm on your mobile simply go to http://game.towerstorm.com in your mobile web browser and hold it in landscape mode. Please let me know if it does or doesn’t work on your mobile and what version of android / iOS you’re running so I can make sure it works flawlessly on all phones. If your phone was released in the last 2 years it should be able to play Tower Storm,.
Tower Storm now has sound and music! It currently works on all PC browsers that can play Tower Storm and some mobiles. Sound is an important aspect and I want to make sure it sounds right and adds to the gameplay. We’re still working on giving you more feedback using sound and visual features when you send minions, or minions die, or you get more income.
Having the game freeze with a text message when you win or lose is not a fun experience. Victory / Defeat screens are finally in the game and we’re working on adding end game stats which gives details on how much gold you earnt, minions you killed and so on so you can take a screenshot and brag to your friends 🙂
Pointing and clicking your mouse on buttons all day is a boring experience. So we’ve added hotkeys to tower building and minion sending to make it much more fun (and you can send waves of minions while you’re still building your tower fortress). The hotkeys for each button are in the top left corner or if you can’t see them they are QWER for towers and ASDFZXCV for minions (left to right and top to bottom in cost).
Enjoy and as always I love to hear your feedback good or bad, let me know what you think.