Hey folks! I know it's been a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time, and for the most part I've moved on to new projects, but I did want to post another update of ToG for all you guys! Unfortunately, this update is Windows Only.
This update includes:
A lot of small bugfixes (collision fixes, some art fixes, etc)
Fixed an issue with MamaSpinbot going...bonkers..forever..
Fixed an issue with the player getting trapped in the Tog-o-Drome forever and being forced to live out their lives in a digital prison of sadness. Let us raise a glass in honor of those lost souls still trapped there now, who are beyond the help of this patch.
Tuned drop rates some of old guns, but the change was done months ago and I forgot to notate exactly what in my notes because I'm pro.
Added some new game modes for you all!
Added a few new guns (mostly accessible from game modes, but also some of them are in the normal drop lists as well)
Thanks so much for your continued support, folks! I hope you like the update! :-)
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Linux build updated and more news!
Feb 19, 2015
Hey folks, I just updated the linux build once more to address a sound issue that was happening for some folks.
Also, for those of you who saw my last announcement about ToG coming to consoles--there's one more fun addition to that: ToG will ALSO be available on disc, in retail. I'm not sure if I can say where or when yet, but all you diehard ToG fans could own a physical copy of the game someday soon! :-)
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Linux/Mac builds: Minor update
Feb 5, 2015
Hi Folks! I worked a bit more with the kind folks who assisted me on the Mac and Linux builds to get a few of the more common issues addressed. This includes migrating the save data on the Linux version.
While everything SHOULD work fine for all you--if you're worried look in the ToG directory for a file called gamestate.bin and duplicate that file to somewhere safe before you launch the game again--that way you can restore your savefile if anything weird happens.
This update fixes:
Mac fullscreen--fixed some issues where this was not behaving optimally
Save data migration out of the app: Users' savegames are migrated to their user directory.
Steam cloud support: This should now work for both Mac and Linux, but only after the first time you 'exit' the game after this update
Removed those crazy button keybindings that would crash the game for random reasons. Who thought those were a good idea??
Fixed library names on Linux
Integrated a few of the later bugfixes that were in the PC build, but didn't make the original content lock for the Mac/Linux build
Thanks again folks! Also, if you haven't heard, the game is coming this year to XB1, PS3, and PS4! That'll be pretty exciting! So, if your friends are console gamers who want to play ToG, soon they'll get their chance!
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Tower of Guns - Now on Linux/Mac and the newest Humble Bundle!
Oct 28, 2014
Hello ToG Fans!
Tower of Guns is now available on the Fashionable Mac and Glorious Linux platforms--just in time for Halloween, too! Now, we all know Tower of Guns has very little to do with Halloween, and so I decided there was no better way to celebrate that lack of a relationship than by including Tower of Guns in the newest Humble Indie Bundle!
Anyway, if you head on over to the humble bundle site (which I won't link here, since I don't want to post links to competing shops within Steam's community) you can pick up the game along with Jazzpunk, OlliOlli, Risk of Rain, Amnesia:Machine for Pigs, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, and ShadowGate all for incredibly cheap!
Consider buying it for a friend, or enemy, or stranger. Also, the rad game Teleglitch is available for FREE for just visiting the page, as I understand it.
Now, most of you reading this probably already own Tower of Guns--the Mac and Linux ports should be deployed within Steam to you guys already, so enjoy!
Thanks so much for your support! You guys are awesome. -Joe
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Tower of Guns-Updated 1.25
Oct 24, 2014
Hi Folks! This is a very nit picky update, full of lots of tiny things..some bug fixes, some art fixes, things like that.
Fixed Gaps in l6r4b4, l2r3b6, l3r6b1/l11r2b1, l10r2b2,
Fixed coll in l3r2b4, l3r2b3, gap in l6r4b2, artbug in l3r1b2, lx2, l3r2b1
Fixed art bug in l2r2b15, l2r4b7, l6r3b1
Added a prohibit check during the end cinematic to keep items from being used
Tuned post-hit invincibility state
Fixed vampiric item icon alpha
Fixed typo in story13
Fixed one more potential issue with the egg scrambler descending beneath floor?
Fixed goggles..uh...doing..uh..nothing duration. Nothing to see here, folks...move along.
Fixed spikes in l10_r01_b01, l10r2b1
Fixed broken immuninty to spike/enviro dmg now?
Fixed stupid lava issue in l3r1b2
Tuned recharge on bombot cannister
Fixed collosal special button icon
Fixed issues where you could get one-shot by a spikeball/bomb interpenetrating
Dialog selection now counts wins and uberwins as well as deaths when deciding to show tutorials or not.
Improved that weirdness that was causing mousers to insta-die
Investigated speed reset at Bullet Central..might have fixed some cases of it
Fixed issue with spawncamp spawning box extent check causing auto-kills on enemies
Fixed issue wtih using items and then picking up another item causing permanent effects from the first item.
Removed fix with using items and then picking up another item causing permanent effects from the first item, because it caused catastrophic unhappy bugs
As always, thanks so much for supporting Tower of Guns. :-)
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Want to hang out with Joe during a twitch stream and maybe get ToG for free?
Sep 23, 2014
For those of you who watch YT vids or Twitch streams, long time ToG fan MegapiemanPHD will be doing a ToG giveaway and livestream tomorrow, Sept 24, 2014 of Tower of Guns (2pm to 5pm EST (GMT-5, I think?)).
Here's the link: http://www.twitch.tv/megapiemanphd
I'll be dropping in around 3 ish to answer some questions from the chat or from folks who have asked ahead of time--Megapieman will be posting the vid to Youtube, so if you can't make it to the show while it's in progress, then ask here in the comments and we'll try and get to them!
Megapieman will ALSO be giving away a few keys of the game. I assume anyone in this group has already picked up a copy (thanks!) but if you'd like to pick up one for a friend, you might be able to get it during the giveaway!
Here's a youtube video with the full info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3r18D7oqtc&list=UUN6ULHgu169-9ejsmB937cQ
Hope to see you guys there!
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Tog 1.21 AKA "Wingnut" Released!
Aug 18, 2014
I just pushed out another update to ToG--this one has a lot of bugfixes...some major, some minor. Here's the list of fixes:
Bug Fix: added a unduck check, tilt check, jump prohibit check, physics check, and a speed failsafe to cinematics to combat a major speed wiping bug on an endless mode loop.
Art fix: added an glowy oblivion plane to L11 in case the player looks backwards in the final tunnel
Optimization: Lowered cap on number of SFX pickups sounds that can be played at once
Bug Fix: fixed that dang cartesian lattice bug, which actually ended up being a much more severe bug that I’m surprised hasnt reared its head in uglier places…OR MAYBE IT HAS ORLY
Art, Pop, and Collision Fixes in l2r2b19, l6r4b, l6r2b2, l3r3b3b5
Bug Fix: Fixed Stories: For some people (those who bought the game in the last month) random dialog/plots didn't work! For everyone else, you probably never noticed this bug.
Bug Fix: Adjusted near clip plane, which fixes many near collision issues, but potentially causes zfighting with long-distance views. Not sure if I prefer this way over the other way.
Bug Fix: Fixed delay on end animatic chain flythrough
Bug Fix: Adjusted pipeorgan lootspawnoffset to accomodate clobbered loot
Bug Fix: Fixed door gate mechanism in togodrome
Console Cheat: Added cheat "Tog_ImLame stupidspeedbug". Those of you who have seen that endless-mode speed=0 loop bug, it *should* be fixed for you now. But just in case, I added this code to increment player speed by 2 with each use, so that way you won't lose a good run to this bug if, for some reason, it still pops up for you. This was a damn tricky bug, and I'm not confident my solutions was infallible.
Most of those are pretty rare bugs, but some of them could be rather unpleasant.
Anyway-Happy ToG-ing! Thanks for being awesome gamers. -Joe
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Tower of Guns 1.19b Update--just a few fixes!
Jul 2, 2014
Hi Folks, I just pushed out another update to ToG. It's not a large update..even though it will come across as a 300mb download. I wish I could figure out why the heck Steam likes to update so many files with each update...I'm aware it's not kind to those of you with bandwidth limits, so my apologies to you folks.
Anyway, this update is for a few hotfixes and relatively minor tweaks such as:
Added a console command to toggle the hud for screenshots (togglehud)
added a couple of interesting new surprises to diceroll mode
fixed a major, though very hard to reproduce, issue with pausing and tilting at the same time
alleviated the vanishing boss items issue a bit more..it STILL might not be solved completely, but it should be getting pretty rare now.
fixed a few other minor gaps, collision bugs and typos people pointed out
added a console only mode called "Hot Foot Mode"--it's not a fully mature mode, but like "Backwards Mode", is a fun way to waste an hour or two. In short, the mode is like this: you have unlimited jumps. But *every* time you land you take damage. Goodluck. It's mostly for those youtubers who like to play ToG in silly ways. The console command for Hot Foot Mode is "TOG_imlame hotfoot".
Anyway, thanks for all the support everyone! You all make making updates fun. -Joe
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Want a Hugbot? Colleen made some to give away!
Jun 26, 2014
So Tower of Guns is still on sale for under 7 bucks for a couple more days, but that's not what this announcement is about.
This announcement is about this little dude:
My wonderful wife Colleen, defender of Hugbots everywhere, has made a couple extra of these to give away to some righteous fans just for the heckuvit.
All you have to do is tweet using the hashtag #TowerofGuns a good reason why you think you deserve a crocheted hugbot. Colleen will pick her favorite ones and send those folks a hugbot!
While you're at it, you are welcome to follow me (@blankslatejoe) or Colleen (@c_b0t) on twitter, but that's not a factor in this little giveaway at all--all we care about is why you think you deserve a hugbot!
Let us know! And thanks for supporting ToG!
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Tower of Guns, the Summer Steam Sale, and YOU!
Jun 19, 2014
Tower of Guns is now in its first Steam Summer Sale. I'm pretty trilled!
However, when measured against bigger companies of hundreds of people, against marketing budgets in the millions, or even against the tide of like-minded Indies who have joined me in these last few months on Steam, it's easy to get lost in the crowd. While I don't need the crazy revenue those bigger companies need in order to survive, I would still love to keep making games for you, and so I need your help.
Tower of Guns is 55% off for the entire duration of the Steam sale ( http://store.steampowered.com/app/266110 ).
Please consider telling friends, posting about the game on Facebook, tweeting, adding the game to wishlists, etc. I'm grateful any and all the noise you can make about ToG!
I've had a lot of fun making--and refining--Tower of Guns. If you've enjoyed playing it, please tell a friend!
Thanks--and enjoy the awesome Steam Sale! :-) -Joe