Community Announcements - petey123567
First, welcome to all the new players who have been trying the demo! Based on recent feedback I did some tuning on the comeback bombardment. The goal of the bombardment is to give you a chance if you made a mistake in the first minute or so of a match, but not be so powerful as to feel cheap later on. These changes hope to better achieve that.

Tuning:
  • Bombardment gets weaker later in the game
  • Bombardment takes longer after each time it is used to charge up
  • Changed bombardment UI to hopefully better indicate that you can aim it
  • Bombardment targeting tries to avoid friendly fire situations, also starts higher up

Let us know what you think!
Community Announcements - petey123567


Want to play Cannon Brawl with your friends? We’ve released a free demo so your friends can try it out!

We want to get our multiplayer lobbies bursting with new people so you can always find opponents, whether you’re using our matchmaking system or inviting a friend. That’s why we’ve decided to open up the game for players to try it free.

To celebrate, we’re also putting on a sale this week. If you like what you see, you can get the full game for 40% off!

The free demo allows you to play skirmish games against the AI, unranked multiplayer, and you can accept invites to friend matches from owners of the full game. You’ll get one airship pilot and 5 war machines to try out.

The full game includes much more. It’s got a twenty mission campaign with boss battles, nightmare mode, tons more airship pilots and units to unlock, puzzle levels, and competitive ranked multiplayer.

A demo you say, so why is it called Free-To-Play?
A big part of Cannon Brawl is its intense multiplayer matches. We want demo players and owners of the full game to be able to fight each other in unranked multiplayer matches. With steam matchmaking, this ends up being called Free-To-Play. But for Cannon Brawl, you can think of it as a demo. There are no microtransactions or in game purchases. If you like the free demo, you can buy and enjoy the full game like you would with any other demo.

See you on the battlefield!
Community Announcements - petey123567
Big update today featuring a whole new mechanic for the game! We've added a new ultimate power that charges up as your buildings take damage and will allow you to comeback from small mistakes early on.

Features
  • Added a new mechanic: Comeback Bombardment. As you take damage and your buildings are destroyed you can bombardment power, displayed on the top of the screen. When your meter is full you can call in a bombardment on your enemy by pressing space. The enemy buildings nearest your airship will be targeted. This is to prevent small mistakes in the beginning costing you the game and to provide for more dynamic and surprising matches. We will likely be tuning this going forward.
  • Tweaked random building select to not pick bank and mountain maker so often
  • Tweaked random map select to force more variety

Tuning:
  • Shields now completely absorb Frost Tower shots
  • Increased frost tower level 2 cost to 60 from 55
  • Increased frost tower cooldowns by 1 second per level
  • Lowered warhead life to 10/15/20 from 15/20/25

Fixes:
  • Fixed crash on OSX Yosemite when spacebar was pressed
  • On mac, non-xbox 360 Gamepads should behave better
  • Fix for rare case where an orphaned lobby would impede matchmaking

    As always let us know what you think!
Community Announcements - petey123567
Here’s our first post-release update! Hope you’re all enjoying the game. We’ve made some improvements and fixes based on your feedback:

Features/Improvements
  • Reduced loading time
  • Reduced memory usage
  • Reduced hard drive footprint slightly
  • Added a button to view a video strategy guide at the end of multiplayer matches
  • Demolishers and mountainer maker shots no longer collide

Balance/Tuning:
  • Warhead travel speeds slightly reduced
  • Reduced warhead damage to 15/25/40 from 20/30/45
  • Slightly reduced digging radius of level 2 and 3 drills
  • Lasers no longer do one extra pulse for 1 damage, but still have an extra digging pulse
  • Adjusted diamond mine position on Mountain Face map to provide different gameplay opportunities

Fixes:
  • Fixed rare issue where pilot text would stay on screen
  • Fixed crash if you beat the final boss using banks
Community Announcements - petey123567
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Today is the big day, Cannon Brawl is now 1.0!

We’re really proud of what we’ve accomplished. Cannon Brawl is fun, looks fantastic, and explores new areas of design for strategy games. It’s everything we imagined it would be: full campaign, puzzle levels, and deep and competitive online multiplayer.

We've come a long way from the little prototype I made back in college. It won the Activision Independent Games Competition, which launched me and Theresa’s journey into full time indie game development as Turtle Sandbox. It was selected in the 2012 PAX 10, which helped get our name out there and was the first time we demoed it publicly. We launched our alpha in July of 2013 on Early Access, and today we’re now ready to call it done! Of course, we’ll still be supporting it with future patches and updates.

Huge thanks to everyone who played the Early Access builds, we got a ton of great feedback and it’s made the game better than we ever thought possible. It’s been great to have players who play the game at a higher level than we do and can help balance and tune in ways we couldn't have done on our own.

We’ll be streaming on Twitch from 12pm-8pm PST here: http://www.twitch.tv/cannonbrawlgame. Stop on by to join our celebration of launch day and see some exciting match ups in online multiplayer!
Community Announcements - petey123567


Just before our final launch on September 19th, we've added native Linux support! We want to show our support for the Linux community and want to be part of the movement to bring more games to this beloved platform.

Let us know in the forums if you run into any issues!
Community Announcements - petey
After over a year of improvements, fixing, and tuning we're locking down a final release date. On September 19th we'll be flipping the switch from Early Access to final release.

We could not have done it without the help of all you Early Access players. Your feedback has been invaluable in making Cannon Brawl the best game it can be.

We're also headed to PAX this year as part of the indie MEGABOOTH. Stop by if you're attending!
Community Announcements - petey
Assuming no new lobby related issues crop up with this build, I’ll be defaulting people to joining the lobby on game start up one week from now in a silent update. Thanks also for reporting all your crash, it helps me get them fixed!

Features/Improvements
  • UI art pass on the lobby!

Tuning:
  • Reduced fall damage slightly
  • Added new land on Lava Desert map to allow better defense of your HQ

Fixes:
  • Attempt fix for the ‘right click’ join game crash on friend invite lobbies
  • Fixed bug where a building with over 100hp would not be killed from water damage
  • Fixed lobby visibility issues with friend invites and leaderboards
  • Fix for various rare crashes around matchmaking running in the background
  • Fixed sound bug when taking over an enemy building with a bank with no other targets in range
  • Fix issue where matchmaking in background would occasionally match a campaign level
  • Attempt fix for rare issue where bank takeovers could get out of sync
Community Announcements - petey
Just a quick update to fix some bugs and incorporate a lot of new tuning. The rest of the tuning feedback will come in another update.

Improvements:
  • Added an (*) to the lobby overlay and chat tab that indicates when new chat has arrived but hasn’t yet been read.
  • Profanity filter is a bit less aggressive. Also added an option in the settings menu to disable it.

Tuning:
  • Bank bribe amounts changed to 20/25/30
  • Bank bribe range per level reduced
  • Bomb bots no longer do reduced damage vs. Fortified Mines
  • Bomb bots now cost 60 instead of 55 and cooldown set back to 17/18/19
  • Increased level 2 Cannon Tower cost to 60 from 55
  • Increased mountain maker cooldown to 19/21/23 from 18/19/20
  • Decreased Prince heal rate to 6hp/10s from 7hp/10s
  • Increased King shield ring cooldown to 35s from 30s
  • Increased Taskmaster cooldown to 50s

Fixes:
  • Attempt fix the crash where no error dialog appears - let me know if you have any crashes where it says "Cannon Brawl has stopped working" this after updating!
  • Fixed some crashes in nightmare mode
  • Fixed some crashes in lobby chat and scrolling through users
  • Fixed crash if you played for a long time and made too many mountains
  • Fixed issue where chat window couldn’t be closed if opened after opponent left the game
  • Fixed issue where the initial building spot count was different for red and blue on the Forest map
Community Announcements - petey
Welcome to the next update in our beta phase. Thanks everyone for all the feedback, we’ve got a new batch of fixes and tweaks, as well as a first step toward a global multiplayer lobby. We also did some tweaking to the banks, with the objective of making them more useful during the mid game, and encouraging bribing attack buildings mid-game. They may end up being way too powerful, or way too weak. Be sure to weigh in with a comment and we’ll be hotpatching in new balance changes there.

Features:
  • First pass on the activity lobby. Press J to join it from the main menu, from here you can see who is online, chat to them, and start the quickmatch search. While the quickmatch search is running you can hide the lobby and do other stuff like play the campaign until a match is found! This is still using placeholder art a lot about it could be changed in future updates. There are probably some lingering bugs with this feature, so let me know if you find any.

Tuning:
  • Level 1 drill costs 65 instead of 60
  • Flamethrower no longers destroys extra ground when it dies
  • Shields block mountain maker shots
  • Level 1 sheilds now cost 50 from of 45
  • Reduced demolisher cooldown to 16/17/18 from 17/18/19
  • Reduced demolisher level 1 cost to 55 from 60
  • Banks now generate gold even when on cooldown
  • Increased bank buyout progress to 20/30/40 per shot from 10/15/20
  • Banks now have a range that is upgradeable per level
  • Reduced hitbox sizes for lightning rod and accelerator and changed their life to 7 to help reduce ‘clock-blocking’

Fixes:
  • Attempt fix drill bug where drills could stay on the screen sometimes with a high latency connection
  • Fixed bug where you could build inside a diamond mine on Southern Coast without having dug it out first
  • Fixed some rare crashes
  • Fix a bug where the HQ could be damaged on the final boss without killing the hands first
  • Fixed some network bugs
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