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Randor the Red

September 20, 2013

TLaPD 2013

Hey Smash … -er … -ers … zzz …

What?! What? Oh, sorry there folks. I've been working overtime on Movie Plex expansion! What's a movie theatre without viewing rooms? The lobby has been rebuilt and new rooms will be added. The biggest issue was scaling. Yergen wants it to be social-type game, and I like that every player is the hero/villain … so we meet in the middle. Yes, many have asked if Yergen was still involved in HeroSmash. The truth is … he never left—he is the Game Lead! I just run things as he works on other new AE game projects. He's always keeping an eye on things and is one of best people to work with. Yergen has created a special parrot just for TLaPD!

Starting off last week was code-training with Dumoose! I am an artist, not a coder, but a lot of the game requires code to work. The more knowledge you have, the better. A better understanding of how things work allows me to understand the pros and cons of doing things. I learned that we need more planning on areas to make Flash work in our favor, but now I have a lot of new ideas! One new feature in the Movie Plex—the 'Action' doors! We use blockers to control where you walk and pads (think of them as virtual teleporters), but flying bypasses blockers and when you fly into a pad to more to next spot. This can cause confusion when flying so these new action doors will help solve the problem. Making new doors takes more time but will be worth it.

Due to coding, script, and art, the Movie Plex is not quite complete. A lot of final details need be done. We are also designing another monster for it (WIP). I'd like thank the HeroSmash team for their support and hard work. Without them, the game would not have any small updates while we work on major releases.

Mr. Midnight wrote more quests, but the newest one was a lot to learn, as it require coding I have not done before. Now expect to see more in the future like a game wide Easter egg hunt one day. We also testing sound on the fire hydrants, code still needs tweaking but it has come a long ways from early versions that cause chaos of overlapping and never ending sounds. But as I come to understand how things work the better I getting at making reality happen. Once we have a good working model it will be applied to the other items (trash can and mail box). New items can be created so we can have towns with tons of things to smash! No littering, please.

This week we are re-releasing Friday the 13th! I hope that will keep you busy, at least until we can release more Movie Plex content. A few more items will be added over the weekend. With new artists comes new issues. As they learn new skills, this sometimes causes issues in the artwork and they have to be corrected before releasing.

Tags: Randor the Red TLAPD Market Sreet

Randor the Red

September 06, 2013

Movie Plex Phaze I

Hey Smashers!

Mr Midnight and myself have both been planning out quests, while the rest of the team is working hard on artwork. We started on Market Street as we continue to seek and destroy the unusual bug with the gremlin monsters. Quests will be set-up for both good and evil players. Movie Plex is getting a facelift and a new secret 'boss' room. We've also started adding street signs (needs adjusting as we are trying to create a better city map).

Like all of you I am super excited about having a quest writer. The HeroSmash team is shaping up and we are super focused on making the game better for everyone!

While the are no new items and quests this week, we will be rolling out the updated Market Street map. Next week we plan to roll out new quests and start adding cosplay gear inspired by movies selected by you, the players.

Tags: Randor the Red Market Sreet


June 30, 2011

The Second Trial Is Live - Along With A New Movie

Super Death is very pleased with the results of the first trial. It’s time to open the portal to his second trial. If you are up to it, you will be put into one sticky situation. An asteroid has landed in the middle of the Super City Mall. Slimy creatures have poured out, and you must stop them.

Lokos and Electina have shown up to guide you. Fully completing the missions will rank you up in Super Deaths Shadow Faction, unlocking new powers and items. This trial is filled with 20 items, 2 of which will go rare when Super Death opens the portal to the third trial.

30 missions and a minigame will test your strength and your ability to think under pressure. Remember Super Death is watching you. Seeing how you play his trials, in order to decide which team he will join.

New Mega Plex Release – It’s Robo-Tastic!

Robo Morphers – ROLL OUT!!

The Robo Morphers have just opened at the Market Street Mega Plex. Head over to Market Street to get your morpher robot action items. They are Robo-Awesome.

Wait That’s Not All

On Friday the Fairgrounds get something new to celebrate. The 4th of July! This Friday, head on over to pick up your 4th of July themed items. Get there quick – I heard chudling are attracted to the smell of gunpowder. The 4th of July celebration will only be around for one week. It’s going to be explosive!

Once again the HeroSmash team has made me proud. Jemini, and Thyton never cease to amaze me at the awesome stuff they crank out. Randor is a beast at his items. Dumoose and Llusion are an unstoppable force at making these missions something really special. Zheenx, and Polistar did a great job on all of this week’s items. This week we also added a new player to the HeroSmash team. Hizu has joined in as an animator. Way to go Hizu! Good job as always team! If I was wearing a hat I would take it off to you all. 

Tags: Yergen Super Death Trials Movie Release Market Sreet Jemini Thyton Festival Holiday waggery


June 29, 2011

Robo Morphers are coming to the Movie Plex

Hey power people!

There is a certain robot movie in theaters now, and the Market City Mega Plex is getting it's own robot movie this Thursday. I present to you... Robo Morphers!!

The current Lime Flashlight items will be going away for good this Thursday when the Robo Morphers take over.

Tags: Yergen Movie Release Market Sreet Sneak Peek Adsorbent


June 01, 2011

Team 10 Comes to the Mega Plex!

This week the Market Street Mega Plex is getting a mutant sized update. Get your costume, pick your power, and be a part of the mighty Team 10! This week’s theater release offers an uncanny set of armors and hair styles, as well as a power packed batch of powers. That’s right – for the first time HeroSmash will be offering POWERS that will become perma-rare! What power will best suit you? Is it the Phoenix Fire, Magnetism, Foresight, Animal Fury, or Claw Fighter? Only you will know for sure!

Tags: Yergen Market Sreet Movie Release Waffle Cone

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