Awesomenauts - the 2D moba - (Dominic Tarason)

Silly side-scrolling RTS Swords And Soldiers 2: Shawarmageddon might be a few years overdue (it launched on Wii U back in May 2015), but it still knows how to raise a smile. Its meat-hungry armies of Vikings and Demons also make me wish that I had a decent barbecue setup to hand, but that’s neither here nor there. It’s out today on PC after a long absence, and developed by Ronimo Games, better known on PC now for the still-popular platform MOBA Awesomenauts. Below, a meaty launch trailer.


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Update 4.7 and Snork Gunk are now live! Here is the back story to our conchballing, butt-whooping hero:

Although Snork Gunk is considered one of the better conchballers in Scargi space he never reached first league with his team the Pearl Sluggers. He always criticized that the sport had become too slow and blamed the slugs at management for trying to slow the pace of the game (which was already drawn out over the span of 14 Earth months).

“With an average of only one or two goals a game, you have more fun watching paint dry,” he complained. After many times of being disqualified for scoring too quickly, the team benched him for good.

Fed up with his failed career in sports he decided to join the Scargi military police hoping for some more action by tracking and hunting down enemies of the Empire. After a good run of swift catches, he was assigned on a mission to hunt down the fugitive Rocket Renegades. Realising the Renegades had joined the ranks of the Awesomenauts, a team of 'big league' mercenaries, he applied for the transfer of a lifetime...

For the complete patch notes, click here:

We hope you enjoy Snork and Update 4.7 as much as we do and hope to see you in-game soon!
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Snork is the man, he’s swifter than a fan!
Snork is the slug, he’s whipping every thug!

Snork and the Sluggers have just finished their pre-season tour on Ribbit IV and are pumped for their first game next Tuesday! Update 4.7: Slam Dunk will go live on 17th July! Want to try out Snork? Update your game to the beta build and frag out with the Pearl Slugger legend!

This may be your last chance to give us feedback before the new update goes live next Tuesday so if you have any suggestions, please feel free to post them on the forums!

If you’d like to see a bit more of our Conchball MVP in action, check out our stream VOD where we showed off Snork’s premium skin – Bozo Gunk and his movement, skillset, unique animations and special voice lines!
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It’s time for the UMA Map Festival! Join the UMA Discord, play Awesomenauts on community made maps and be part of the festivities! The event starts on Saturday 7th July at 8pm CEST. Check out the original forum post for more details.
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During the Streamisho today, we released an update for the 4.7 Open Beta! This update contains extensive rebalancing to Snork Gunk, as well as some fixes and changes to other characters.

Catch the full patch notes below, and don't forget to check out the Beta if you haven't already! Here's a guide on how to access it: Discuss the Beta on the forums ( or join us on the official Ronimo Games Discord over at

Update 4.7 - Beta 2
  • Fixed that skills could be triggered when getting stunned or silenced by holding down the skill button when the Skill aiming visual option is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where players who stuck close to the top of Sentry’s totem while it was close to a turret would distract the turret, but not get hit.
Commander Rocket
  • Rocket Launch, minimum damage increased from 150 to 200, maximum damage increased from 350 to 400.
  • Tree Hugger, fixed that the second stage of the upgrade did nothing.
  • Demon animal necklace, fixed that the upgrade affects the actual cooldown, and not just in the HUD.
  • Eternal Flame, fixed that this upgrade created 4 flames instead of the intended 3.
  • Fire breath, fixed that there were still some occasions where she could be moved during the ability.
Penny Fox
  • Energy Pulse, fixed that it now correctly does 90 damage, as stated in the previous patch notes.
  • Black hole sun, outer/minimum gravity force reduced by 5%.
  • Ejection seat, fixed that the heal could be triggered when the teleport was still on cooldown due to Sentry taking damage.
  • Interrogation answering machine, fixed that it gives a 33% attack speed boost as described in the tooltip.
  • Interrogation answering machine, fixed that it now correctly stacks with Dog tags.
  • Photon mine launcher, fixed attack speed tooltip.
  • Photon mine launcher, reduced direct damage from 90 to 85.
  • Drive-over skulls, now increases explosion range of Photon mines by 60% (as it was in 4.5)
  • Base health reduced from 1650 to 1600.
  • Trapper’s Hook, now checks with obstacles before enemies, making Smiles unable to connect the hook though walls and turrets.
Snork Gunk
  • Shell bombs, fixed that the tooltip would say the skill spawns 4 shells when Cockle multiball was bought.
  • Shell bombs, explosion damage reduced from 200 to 160.
  • Shell bombs, now breaks stealth upon activation and makes Snork unable to go into stealth until the skill is over.
  • Disco clamball, now attaches a single-use heal to every shell bomb which heals allied Awesomenauts upon contact for 50 per stage.
  • Sticky snail, no longer does damage at base.
  • Sticky snail, increased the snail forward speed by 100%.
  • Sticky snail, decreased the retraction speed by 20%, both speeds are now equal.
  • Sticky snail, Snork is no longer damage immune during the ability.
  • Sticky snail, range increased by 20%.
  • Conchball broom, range increase reduced from 50% to 25%.
  • Nasty sweat band, now adds 100 damage per stage to the impact of sticky snail.
  • Tear gas, now leaves a gas cloud when using conch dunk every 5 seconds. The gas deals 45 damage per second and hangs around for 3 seconds.
  • Action gloves, now adds 50% base damage to the next conch dunk when hitting an enemy Awesomenaut with a shell bomb or sticky snail.
  • Snail slime container, shield now disappears when all shells have hit.
  • Snail slime container, price increased from 165 to 210.
  • Base health reduced from 1400 to 1350.
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It's time for another Rexic Art Contest!

If there’s one Naut Rexic loves, it’s a certain purple alien named Coco who joined The Awesomenauts on 23rd July, which also happens to be her birthday! The contest has already commenced and will end on 23rd July at 11:59pm.

Check out Rexic's original forum post here:

You can submit art of any Naut for the competition, but the primary focus should be on the rad surfer babe herself! It can be art of whoever you want doing whatever you want, fighting, playing, chillin', or just shootin' some hoops with her new pal Snork. Entries can be posted the day you finish or any time before the end of the contest.

Put 'Art Contest' in the title and post your entries on the Awesomenauts Steam page, Tumblr or Reddit! Forum submissions should go to the official thread (see above)!

Now come the prizes!
- 1st place: $100 gift card for Steam, Amazon or PayPal
- 2nd place: $50 gift card for Steam, Amazon or PayPal
- 3rd place: $25 gift card for Steam, Amazon or PayPal

But wait, there’s more! ALL entries get a prize and the prizes get better as more entries are submitted! Starting with:
- Tier 1: Random game or skin code
- Tier 2: You get to choose a game or skin code
- Tier 3: You get a game code AND a skin code
- Tier 4: $5 gift card for Steam, Amazon or PayPal

But wait, there’s EVEN more! If you use Rexic’s recruitment code (ZUM8-QCVC-VJLH), you get an additional free code! So tell your friends, tell your family, even tell your neighbour! And we hope to see many amazing entries from many talented artists!
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Ladies aaaaaannnnnnd gentlemen! Standing at 5’11 and 400 pounds, the (not so) lean, mean scoring machine, 5 time MVP, conchball hall-of-famer, Pearl Slugger legend and Awesomenauts’ latest recruit… Put your hands together for Snoooooorrrk Gunnnnnnnnnnk!

We are very excited to announce that Snork Gunk is now playable in open beta for everyone. Update your game and check him out (more on how to get the Beta is here:! If you have any feedback, we would love to hear it on the Awesomenauts forums!

We hope you enjoy playing as Snork Gunk and we would love to see you in-game soon! If you'd like to watch the reveal for Snork Gunk, and catch the conversation between Jasper (designer) and Dawid (animator) about this character, you should check out the latest Streamisho VOD:
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The Streamisho is back, and we had a lot of fun streaming yesterday! Join us every week for a new show.

This week, played some ‘Nauts on Kethkar’s Court, caught up on community news, teased the new Naut and fired up some Swords & Soldiers II. If you missed the stream, catch the VOD on YouTube or Twitch. We’ll see you next Wednesday for some more Streamisho-shenanigans 😎
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Hey everyone, as you have probably heard in recent news, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into full effect this week. As we process and store some data relating to your Awesomenauts account, we’d like to take a moment to let you know what this means for you and Awesomenauts.

In order to provide you with some of the essential components of the Awesomenauts service, we have to store data relating to your account. This allows us to provide you with matchmaking services, a player profile, progression, in-game unlocks, customer and technical support, and much more. The bottom line is that we don’t store or use any data except as needed to provide you with the full Awesomenauts experience, so we won’t use any of the data we store for these purposes for marketing or anything else.

We have updated the EULA that pops up the first time you launch Awesomenauts to provide a little more information on the data we collect and what we use this data for. As the document has updated you’ll be asked to accept it again, but all the changes are just to further clarify what was already there.

The processing, storage, and use of personal data is a hot topic and we take it very seriously. If you have any questions or concerns about it, please let us know in the comments below or get in touch on
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If you’re reading this right now, the leaderboards have been reset! Get the band back together, grab your partner(s), stock up on energy drinks and jump on Awesomenauts to get your new rank! Expect encounters with mixed skill levels for the first few days since everyone will be reset to a rating of 10,000.

If you’re a newer player who has played fewer than 100 games, you will automatically get a reduced rating to avoid being matched against higher level players. It’s also important to note that this reset only influences your leaderboard rating. You’ll keep any character and account progression you’ve made.

Good luck!

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