Since the lobby overhaul is now complete I set about updating the game to match. I experimented with a few different layout styles including having the tower / minion buttons over the top of the battlefield and having the game go full screen even on HD monitors (which didn’t look so good unfortunately). Eventually I settled on the look and feel you see in the screenshot above.
Some of the big changes in this release are
- The game battlefield now scales to any resolution, so you can play it on small mobile or tablet screens and it should fit correctly. Unfortunately the sidebars don’t scale so minions may sometimes be off the screen on smaller screens, this will be fixed soon.
- Instead of having health levels in the top left corner each players health is now shown on their castles. There is now a final castle for each player that has 100 health and the aim is to kill all your opponents castles.
- Fog of war has been removed – This is temporary and I’m looking to implement a new fog of war system in the future where you can see the opponents battlefield through a dark haze but only see new towers when minions pass by them. I removed fog of war so you can easily see your opponents health at all times.
Let me know what you think and please give it a try on any phones / tablets you have. If it doesn’t work on your phone / tablet or feels off for some reason leave a comment on this post or send me an email and I’ll take a look on a similar model device and get it all fixed up. I want Tower Storm to run perfectly on every device!