It’s been half a year since Super Time Bomb was released. During this time, we’ve been closely following it’s reception, and gathering user feedback. Today we released an update with major gameplay changes, including a name change!
The game is now named Exploding Bunnies, in the hope that this is a more unique name, making it easier to search on the Play Store. Before it was appearing over the 10th position in the search result, whereas now it’s showing up the forth, you don’t even need to scroll to see it.
More fun difficulty curve
We’ve made the difficulty curve more stable. Previously, the difficulty in both game modes was set to be strictly incremental: it started really slow and easy, and difficult went up at a constant rate. But after a few minutes it turned out to be humanely impossible to survive. This made for a frustrating experience, with short gameplays, boring time after every restart, and no incentive for players to try to last longer and longer, since it was physically impossible.
We’ve heavily tuned the difficulty curve so that now starts out a little bit more upbeat, so you won’t be bored with every game restart. Then it goes up until it reaches a limit at 5 minutes of gameplay, after which point it will stabilize. This allows for in theory infinite gameplays, giving the players an incentive to keep trying to beat their high scores.
One game mode to rule them all
The original Super Time Bomb included two game modes: wave and continous. For this revision, however, we’ve decided to say goodbyde to the wave mode and keep the continous one. The wave mode wasn’t that different from the continous one, so it was a bit redundant to begin with. The difficulty curve problem mentioned earlier was also more accused in the wave mode than in the continous one. It also confused new users trying out the game to have to pick between two game modes.
So now we have one big “PLAY” button instead, which will take you to the formerly continous mode gameplay. Unite and conquer!
Death from above
Since we’ve limited the difficulty in terms of quantity of bombs in the screen, we’ve decided to add a new type of bomb to increase the complexity a little bit. Now, aside from the regular bombs, mines, and wall lasers, we have a new dropping bomb that falls from the sky. The difference is that for this type of bomb there is no counter! You’ll just see a warning and a shadow where the bomb will fall.
Go play it!
It’s difficult to make a star game in your first shot. Usually most great games come from successive iterations over the same idea (just have a look at the metal gear games for instance!).
So go and give a try to the new Exploding Bunnies and see how you like it! Please give us feedback: we welcome every comment, and we’ll try to make the next iteration even better.