Game News: "Earth Wars" Feeding Frenzy Event Announced
Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!
Two new bots reach out to Earth for help, but something fishy is happening!
The Autobots have attempted to recall Perceptor through the Space Bridge, but every time it has resulted in a Sharkticon appearing! Likewise, Lockdown is requesting preparations for the Decepticons to recall him, but there's a problem… the Space Bridge seems to be failing to successfully target Lockdown and keeps pulling Sharkticons… from somewhere...
Battle to flush all of the Sharkticons out of your Space Bridge and for a chance to win Shark Attack Battle Boosts, Spark, 3 or 4-Star Shards, or a 2, 3, or 4-Star Gnaw!
Start Date: 10/02/2017 11:00 UTC
End Date: 13/02/2017 11:00 UTC
How do I participate?
- Reach HQ Level 4!
- Join an Alliance!
- Tap the Event button!
- Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in!
- Win your battle and gather Battle Points!
- Collect Prizes!
- Continue to earn Battle Points!
- Prestiges Allowed: 60
- Bonus Experience: Earn up to Double XP in Event Battle Zones!
You can receive one of these items below from the Gnaw Crystal.
- 2, 3 or 4-Star Gnaw
- Shark Attack Mk3 (Battle Booster)
- 3 or 4-Star Shards
- New Bots Preview - Animation
Last week, we peeked behind the scenes at the modelling process for two of our upcoming bots: Kup & Hun-gurrr. This time around we’re going to give you a sneak preview of their animations!
We create two sets of transformations for every character in Transformers: Earth Wars. The first is the fast transformation sequence you see during battle. We keep this transformation as snappy as possible to ensure gameplay remains quick and responsive. We use a standard sound effect when this animation plays, and there are two transformation sounds: one for transforming to alt-form and one for transforming back to bot.
Kup Hero Transformation
Then there is what we call internally the ‘hero’ transformation. This is used in the team screen and is an involved, elaborate animation sequence that is slower and more complex. This is a unique animation for almost every bot in the game. Rather than playing a one-shot transformation sound effect, we map certain points of the animation to a vast array of clicks and clunks. This ensures that the transformation is synchronized perfectly with the audio.
Hun-Gurrr Hero Transformation
There’s an old phrase, ‘two heads are better than one’, but Hun-gurrr gave us a number of problems as a result of his extra head! Whereas Kup shares some of his battle animations with other characters, Hun-gurrr has his own unique set of animations! Just as we think we’ve created every animation we’ll ever need, a Terrorcon arrives to terrorize our art team! The variation between the characters is one of the things that makes Transformers so appealing (and challenging) to us as a development team!
Next week, we’ll take a look at the character’s abilities and battle behavior. In fact, Kup’s special ability has been chosen by the community itself by way of our VIP New Abilities Poll several weeks ago! We hope you’re as excited to see these characters in action as we are to show them off!
We’d also be happy to answer questions about the character creation process. This week you may submit a question on the Transformers: Earth Wars BAND webpage under the post titled “Developer Q&A: New Bots Preview” for an exclusive response from Product Owner Chris! Responses from Chris will be posted on the Transformers: Earth Wars BAND webpage on February 13th.
Please ensure that all questions are respectful and follow the same rules as held within the BAND chatroom. Please review our guidelines here: https://spaceapegames.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2396758-trans...
Please post questions related to the development and design of new bots
Please do not ask account support related questions as those must go through our Support channel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chris may not have the time to answer every question but he’ll respond to as many as possible
How to Post a Question:
Navigate HERE to the Transformers: Earth Wars BAND page post 'Developer Q&A: New Bots Preview'.
Scroll to the bottom of the post and tap 'Comment' to open a field in which to submit your comment, similar to the BAND chatroom.
Question Posting End Date: 12/02/2017 12:00PM UTC
Responses posted: 13/02/2017