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Lil Tanks Version 1.1 is here!

The first of two Kickstarter backer designed stages is ready to play! Check out the new underwater level as part of this free update!

In addition to the new stage this update brings the following changes:
  • New Enemies
  • New Achievement
  • Fixed overlapping issues with main tanks
  • Fixed visibility issue with Wayne's special where enemies and enemy bullets are covered up
  • Fixed bug that caused special ability to recharge when powerups are picked up

We'd also like to announce a permanent price drop to $4.99! We hope you enjoy the game and if you do, please leave us a review! Thanks!
Jul 18, 2017
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Hello all, we've got another update for you today!

This patch includes the following changes:
  • Fixed acid ooze hitbox, making it much smaller and easier to avoid.
  • Recolored some stage backgrounds to help enemies and projectiles stand out more clearly.
  • Removed three random tank bomb powerups from Wayne/Kim and created a brand new special for them.
  • Adjusted time for "Survivor" Achievement and corresponding Mod Unlock from 10 minutes to 5 minutes.

(These tweaks will also be reflected in the demo version as well.)
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Want to give Lil Tanks a try before purchasing? Download the new demo for free on Steam today! Play through the entire first stage and experience the battle to defend the Earth from The Cuur first-hand.

If you enjoy the game, pick it up for 50% off during the Steam Summer Sale!
Jun 21, 2017
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We’ve been hard at work making adjustments to Lil Tanks and doing our best to address some of the feedback we’ve received since launch a couple months ago. We’re proud to provide another update today which makes the following changes:

  • Tweaked difficulty of final boss
  • Fixed a bug that caused player to take damage before the last boss came onto the screen
  • AZERTY keyboard is now supported
  • Steam screenshots are now working
  • Fixed a bug in Endless Mode that added any current score as your local high score even if it was less than the current high score
  • Added a new cannon upgrade: Rail Shot
  • Added a new passive upgrade: Swarm

Lead Money Games

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It’s now been one month since we released Lil Tanks on Steam! Thank you to all who have supported our game and provided us with feedback on how to make it an even better experience.

With today’s update the following changes have been made:

  • Added support for the directional pad on gamepad controllers.
  • Fixed a bug where pressing “ENTER” or “START” on a gamepad didn’t allow you to exit the options screen.
  • Fixed the high score display on endless mode
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the proper screen setting to be used upon restarting the game
  • Fixed bug that was causing dialogue to be skipped
  • Added player markers for when co-op mode is activated by second player.
  • Player 2 Tank can now take damage when playing in co-op mode. When hit, the tank will be temporarily disabled and unable to move or fire. The companion tank will still be invulnerable while in single player mode.
  • Edited Stage 6 to include some more enemies and a shorter lead-in time to the final boss
  • Fixed handful of achievements that were not activating properly

We hope to have our two additional stages ready soon as well as some updates to the powerup system!

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The Lil Tanks Original Soundtrack is a collection of 20 original MP3 tracks included composed by Kelly Warner. Kelly is a musician and producer of custom music and sound design for creative video and visual/interactive media. His original music has been featured on MTV, Comedy Central, The CW Network, NBC, BTN, ESPN and more.

Track List
1. Level One 3:01
2. Bumrush The Mohave 2:32
3. Bumrush The Mohave Boss 2:34
4. Amazon Definit 2:17
5. Amazon Definit Boss 3:47
6. Volcano Nights 4:47
7. Volcano Chaos 3:05
8. Arctic Main Theme 2:42
9. Cubez 5:38
10. Mystery Theme 3:22
11. Glowing Skies 3:23
12. Victory Vice 1:14
13. Lost and Livid 1:16
14. Upgrades Screen 4:30
15. Gloid 2:31
16. Skillsaw On Ice 3:44
17. U Lava Crew 1:20
18. Wonder Wonder 3:36
19. Endless Mode Madness 10:16
20. End Credits
Lil Tanks - leadmoneygames
SAN FRANCISCO – April 4, 2017 – The retro shoot 'em up Lil Tanks is now available on Steam! With impeccable pixel art, animation and music, Lil Tanks pays homage to genre classics while delivering a top-notch campaign including both single-player and co-op gameplay.

The Cuur have invaded Earth and started terraforming the planet – reshaping the terrain and tinkering with the atmosphere. In a last-ditch effort, Humanity’s greatest minds have come together to create a prototype vehicle program – code-named “Lil Tanks.”

You’re dropped right in the middle of a chaotic battlefield where quick reflexes and weapon mastery are critical to victory. Be prepared to face off against more than 20 unique enemies – including laser turrets, aircraft, mechs, and deadly bosses who will stop at nothing to destroy your tank. Battle the Cuur across four different environments ranging from deserts and swamps to tundras and volcanic wastes. Luckily, a companion Lil Tank joins you in battle – so you never have to fight alone. This Lil Tank is indestructible and can operate independently – or be piloted by a local co-op player.

Turn your tank into the ultimate Cuur-killing death machine with a robust RPG system. Level up and you’ll be able to equip upgrades such as a shield, double shot, speed booster, triple shot, wide shot, spread shot, and missiles. Your level does not reset when you die, so you can come back stronger and better equipped after each defeat. Collect power-ups dropped by enemies on the battlefield – and unleash a flurry of missiles, a burst of flames ... or even an electrifying lightning gun!

Lil Tanks features four different game modes to test your skills. Campaign mode pits you against the Cuur as you fight to take back your planet from their control and save Humanity. Activate Hardcore mode by collecting medals throughout the campaign; each medal provides a different challenge that makes Lil Tanks even tougher. In Endless mode, see how long you can survive a never-ending onslaught of Cuur. Boss Training lets you practice exterminating bosses so that you can develop the perfect strategy for future encounters.

“From humble beginnings, Lil Tanks has grown into an insanely addictive arcade shoot 'em up inspired by countless quarter-munchers from our childhood,” says Andrew Pungprakearti, co-founder of Lead Money Games. “The game has come a long way since the first prototype, which skewed more toward tower defense than all-out action,” adds Anthony Meschi, co-founder of Lead Money Games. “We hope Steam users have a blast and experience what made the ‘80s and ‘90s such an incredible time to be a gamer.”

Key Features
  • Play through 4 different game modes: Campaign, Hardcore, Endless, and Boss Training.
  • Engage more than 20 unique types of enemies – including mechs, laser turrets, aircraft, and more.
  • Destroy the Cuur’s forces to level up and unlock permanent shield and weapon upgrades.
  • Find power-ups dropped by enemies and unleash even more destruction!
  • Team up with a friend who can pilot your indestructible companion tank in local co-op.
  • Defend the planet from the Cuur assault across four different environments – such as deserts, swamps, tundras, and volcanic wastes.
  • Rock out to an original soundtrack composed by Kelly Warner – whose music has been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, ESPN, and more.

Changelog (since first public demo)
  • Updated menus
  • Intro/outro cutscenes
  • Dialogue scenes between stages
  • Unlockable tank duos
  • Additional stages
  • Weapon swap mechanic
  • Adjusted difficulty
  • Boss Training mode
  • Endless mode with online leaderboard
  • Achievements (Steam)
  • 7 unlockable gameplay mods
  • Screen size options

Pricing & Availability
Lil Tanks is now available on Steam (PC/Mac/Linux) for only $7.99 (20% off). The game will return to its original $9.99 pricing after one week (April 11).

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About Lead Money Games
Co-founded by Andrew Pungprakearti and Anthony Meschi in 2014, Lead Money Games is a humble, two-person development studio located in the Bay Area (Rohnert Park, California). Lil Tanks is the duo's premier title, which has evolved from a tower defense game for mobile to an action-packed desktop side-scroller. For more information about Lead Money Games, please visit


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