Boss 101 is an action adventure game with you taking the role of Max, a teenager with a jetpack. Help your brother and save the world at the same time. Buy weapons, hats, upgrades while you battle millions of randomly generated bosses.
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August 17

2017.08.17 Boss 101 Screenshot, Hat Contest Last Days



Reminder

We have a ton of great suggestions but could always use another if you have one!

Design a Hat for Boss 101. Well, more like SUGGEST a Hat for Boss 101! HAHA!

So yes, we are planning on getting Boss 101 in your hands soon and ONE LAST THING we are doing is running a contest to YOU to suggest a hat. Drop us a line anywhere (details follow) and we'll collect all the submissions and pick one to go into the game in Boss 101 style. Suggest what you like but realize we will have to respect various licenses and copyrights. Also we will be taking any suggestion and Boss 101’ing it in our own way. You only need to supply a suggestion and we will put it on the list.

General Contest Rules and Guides:
- Entry is free and thank you for your support!
- Suggest any subject, theme or person you might like to see as a Boss 101 hat
- You can suggest anything - animate or inanimate!
- Please use common sense. Offensive or tasteless suggestions aren’t needed or welcome.
- If your idea is chosen we will do our best to bring it to life
- You can suggest in the replies here or mail us at hatcontest @ boss101.com (remove spaces)
- The contest will run three weeks

Thank you for your time and we appreciate all your support!

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Release Date: 2017
Planned Price: $9.99
Boss 101 Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
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August 12

2017.08.12 Boss 101 Wiki, Contests and Early Beta

Hello and welcome to the latest Boss 101 Update!

Some quick development updates and then onto the main development blog!

Very Super Early Beta Testing has begun!

Yep, you heard right – we have started to send out Steam keys to selected groups for play testing feedback. If you think you are on that list and haven’t gotten a key – please be patient. You can always mail us at hello(at)donleytimefoundation(dot)com if you have any questions.

General feedback is positive and we’re doing gameplay tweaks to make things smooth for the end user. All in all though – no major hitches and we’re moving forward with wrapping the game up.

Making an In-Game Wiki

You know about the Professor’s Wiki in Boss 101! Originally this was the place for neat lore about the various people you meet in the game but has expanded a bit.

You can see here we have the main Command Center and the WIKI itself.





Each page here ORIGINALLY started as a straight piece of art displayed all at once. This art included the words, images and placement or everything. This was my personal idea (me being Tim) and let me assure you it was a terrible one. HAHAHAHAHA! Joshua had a much better idea about how to do this. Basically, do it the right way (like almost everybody else would). We broke the page into pieces, art, words in an XML file, animations, etc. All this is created separately and then assembled in the AMAZING editor that Joshua created for our game.

Editor



Samples of the art









In the editor here you can see we have places to assign art, images and the like as well as write up the words for the page. REALLY NICE STUFF and a huge speed improvement over the old way.

Now – of course, we just had to go and fill it with awesome information for you – which we DID!

Design a Hat for Boss 101. Well, more like SUGGEST a Hat for Boss 101! HAHA!

Suggest-A-Hat Contest Ends Next Sunday August 20th



So yes, we are planning on getting Boss 101 in your hands soon and ONE LAST THING we are doing is running a contest to YOU to suggest a hat. Drop us a line anywhere (details follow) and we will collect all the submissions and pick on to go into the game in true Boss 101 style. Suggest what you like but realize that we will have to respect various licenses and copyrights. Also we will be taking any suggestion and Boss 101’ing in our own way. You only need to supply a suggestion and we will put it on the list.

General Contest Rules and Guides:
- Entry is free and thank you for your support!
- Suggest any subject, theme or person you might like to see as a Boss 101 hat
- You can suggest anything - animate or inanimate!
- Please use common sense. Offensive or tasteless suggestions aren’t needed or welcome.
- If your idea is chosen we will do our best to bring it to life
- You can suggest in the replies here or mail us at hatcontest @ boss101.com (remove spaces)
- The contest will run three weeks

Don’t forget the Suggest-A-Hat contest wraps up next Sunday. We have a ton of entries and many good suggestions, drop yours in if you haven’t. You may be happy to know we MIGHT be able to open up a few more slots for suggestions. We’ll keep you posted!

Thanks for joining us today and we appreciate your support. With the Early Beta testing going on you can be assures we are wrapping things up. Look for more news about a release date soon and thank you for hanging in there with us as we wrap Boss 101 up.

We know it’s not always easy to wait for something you are excited about but we also want you to get our very best product. Thank you again and talk with you soon!

Remember to LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Tim

Boss 101 Info Roundup
Release Date: 2017
Planned Price: $9.99
Boss 101 Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380920
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About This Game

Boss 101 starts with your brother's request for an action packed birthday. Unfortunately he's in the hospital so it's up to you to bring him an unforgettable home movie.



From there you're off across the globe and galaxy looking to save the day and bring back awesome movie footage to your brother. As you travel you will be returning to your command center for rest, weapon upgrades, and research. Heck, you can even play arcade games and fly a kite if you like!



During your journey you will battle bosses you rolled up in the magical Make-A-Boss generator. You engage in combat, chase and even missions to recue baby robo-AI's from the clutches of the biggest baddie of all, the dreaded Boss 101. Game rounds reward the player with cash for upgrades, guns and hats, all of which help you fight better and tougher bosses. That's not all because Max and STEVE aren't above commenting and outright sarcasm on their opponent's abilities. You will fight robot of all sorts - animals, samurai, aliens and DINOSAURS! You heard right!

Major Features:

  • Intergalactic Adventure across multiple worlds - In the main story mode you travel across the globe and into space as you battle your way to the final encounter with Boss 101.
  • Make Own Bosses, design YOUR battle - You, the player, get to roll your own boss to fight. Tougher bosses pay more bounty!
  • Cash and Upgrades - Beating levels and bosses earns you cash for one of five major upgrades in the game. Including Super Max mode!
  • Guns, buffs and more - back in your Command Center you purchase from an array of weapons, buy equipment to augment your character for battle and even dress yourself up.
  • Customize your player with Hats - the player can outfit their character with nearly 200 planned hats, each of which grants one or more special powers like earning extra money per shot, doing more damage, health boost, damage reduction and speed boosts. Yes, some just make you look cool.
  • Pet Friends - Enjoy the company of your pet friends. These are your buddies who come to stay with you. As you play you can even get more exotic pets from all over the known universe.
  • Multiple weapons during the rounds - rocket launchers, laser rifles, lightning guns and the dreaded fist cannon are a few of the weapons you will use.
  • Story and Dialog - each level features custom dialog between Max, STEVE and the boss of the level. Additionally, there are in game reactions to the combat as it evolves. If someone is throwing a train car – STEVE and Max are gonna say something. Subsequent returns to your command center also feature changing dialog to move you along with the story and help you understand what’s been happening.
  • Fully orchestrated Soundtrack - each level and game screen has an orchestrated score to help drive home the awesome adventure the player is on.
  • Arcade Games - you got your own machine to play games in the Command Center - so play 'em. Maybe you will get something for your efforts.
  • Kite Flying - everyone needs a break - take one and chill on a hill with Max and STEVE.

Gameplay Modes:

  • Story - Base game with progression through 31 levels/rounds
  • Save the Robos - We also have missions where you will be taking Baby Robo’s safely into space.
  • Warp Chase - Follow the boss as he warps from level to level. While flying through innerspace you will have to knock him out of the warp tunnel before you can resume the fight.
  • Endless Boss Mode - this is you with one life seeing how far you can get against an endless array of bosses. Keep going against random bosses until you die.
  • Quest and Recover subgames - these are modes that will reward players for things like (but not limited to) completing rounds using certain weapons, not dying, beating a round in under a certain time, high score per round, best multiplier, chain combos, high scores per game, overall time per game, etc
  • Classic Mode - the classic Boss 101 variation with powerups just like an old school arcade game. This is as a sub variation of the Endless boss or any of the other gameplay modes.
  • Hardcore Mode - you have one hit point and that's it. This is as a sub variation of the Endless boss or any of the other gameplay modes.
  • Scoring Methods - some of the ways the game will track your progress includes things like chain combos, multipliers, time attacks

Current Progress


We might guess your #1 question is "Where is the game progress-wise and when can I play it?"

We’ve spent the last two plus years working on Boss 101. All the primary art and much of the base tech has had its first and sometimes second and third pass. This includes bosses, levels, minions, player weapons, VFX and overall UI along many others. We’re now focusing on the tweaks and tunes to weapons, scoring and feel of the game. What’s in the game is workable but let’s be honest – you want the best and so do we. We’re taking the time to tune, playtest and make it awesome.

Our current estimates put the game landing early 2017. That is really dependent on how things come together from a gameplay and bug quashing perspective. We think it’s very doable but we also believe there is no point in rushing a game out the door. Your support means something to us and we want to make it count. We’ve been keeping a weekly blog going for a while now and we intend to keep it up.

Steam Trading Cards, Steam Saves and Achievements

These are all planned for release. We've already planned out our Steam Achievements as well as laid out our Trading Card ideas.

Early Access

This is mos-def on our minds but if we do Early Access we want to make it a meaningful process for us and you. That said - we're listening to you!

Languages

We've been asked about the release of Boss 101 in different languages and the short answer is yes, we would love to release it in as many languages as requested. We're a small team so for the main release we are targeting English. From there we will be looking to translate it to the most requested languages.

If you're interested in helping us or just want to put in a request for a specific language please contact us directly at (hello@donleytimefoundation.com) with your request or info.

Mac and Linux

We are concentrating on the PC version for ship but we will look into Linux and Mac after our initial release. Like languages, we want to bring this to as many platforms as we can!

Suggestions and Comments

These are always welcome and we will do what we can to answer each one directly. Check out the forums here, the comment section or mail us directly! We would love to hear from you. (see below)




Questions are welcome in the comments section or contact us directly (hello@donleytimefoundation.com)

Main Site: http://www.donleytimefoundation.com/
Boss 101 Site: http://www.boss101.com/
Boss 101 Presskit Page: http://donleytimefoundation.com/press/sheet.php?p=boss101
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DonleyTime
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DonleyTimeFoundation

Thank you again for checking out our page!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 800 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128mb Video Memory
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card

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