Gameplay from MAXIMUM ARCADE.
We’ve had quotes from some major gaming outlets and commentators, but this is by far my favorite:
“My boyfriend just got back from Afghanistan and we’re nearing our one-year anniversary. We played TKA as a way to stay close while he was gone— when he would call, he’d tell me his high score and we’d compare. Silly, I know. When he found out about this project, he was really excited. He called me immediately and showed me all the FREAKING AMAZING stuff you guys are doing. He funded you guys up to jetpack kitteh, I believe, but we both wanted to do more. This game means everything to us” -A.B., TKA Fan
Our fans are so wonderful. Techno Kitten at its core is about love and happiness, and hearing about their experiences just warms us to the core. We’re honored to be a part of you, and A.B.’s, everyday lives. Thank you.
Back to the campaign: we’re not getting funded at Ouya-like speed. So help promote our kickstarter, and reward our fans who have been bombarded with kickster links, we made a game! The Dr Meatballs Advergame 2000. Play it free, now, online, here! http://technokittenadventure.com/drmeatballs/ All you need to install is the free Unity plug-in.
If you finish it, at 100,000 points, there’s a secret code that will lead you to greatness. Where to put that secret code? The only hint we’ll give is that perhaps it is on the game’s official website.Google may help, but probably not until tomorrow, since the page just went up. Happy hunting!
In other Techno Kitten news, we’ve submitted the iOS update, which includes a nyew pack. Cross your fingers for approval!
You know us. We’re developers that brought you one of the most critically acclaimed video games about cats and techno music of all time. We have almost a million players worldwide. We love games. We love music. We love cats. We love to blow your mind.
Now, we’d love to keep it all rainbows and sunshine, but there are some grim facts that every TKA fan should be aware of so that they can decide whether or not it is important to back our project and our team. Beyond the original development team, there isn’t much support to continue the series due to budget constraints, shifting agendas and general creative differences. Without our fans stepping in, Techno Kitten Adventure has a bleak outlook. This Kickstarter is just as much about keeping this franchise alive, in the hands of its original creators, as it is about creating the next TKA Game. Without the success of this Kickstarter Campaign, there may never be another TKA game made by the original team. We need your support.
Watch the kickstarter video, read the kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/w21/super-techno-kitten-adventure. It’s all there, topped by what we think is definitely the weirdest kickstarter video of all time. We also have some great reward tiers, check out what’s in store for our supporters:
We’ll be posting about our progress on this blog, on the 21st Games & Techno Kitten Adventure Facebook pages and Twitters throughout the month. We love Techno Kitten as much as you guys, and want to see it be all that it can be. Help us by spreading the word, and getting awesome rewards. <3
As everyone who’s ever prepped for a Zombie Apocalypse knows, there absolutely are scary things out to get us. F***in clowns..
We get this question a lot, especially with our multiplatform launch of The Tossing Dead coming up. ”When are new TKA levels coming to android??” The answer is a little technical.
Techno Kitten Adventure was originally coded in XNA. For iOS, it was coded in Cocos 2D. So, getting it to Android required coding it all over again on a new platform. Why wasn’t this easy? Well, even though Android devices may look similar, each piece of hardware can be very different. When we get our games running well on one Xbox, we can safely assume it will work on every Xbox. The same goes for iOS when testing with an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. When it comes to Android devices, its a bit of a different story. With 200+ Android devices on the market, many little differences add up to a very large workload for our team to sort out. Differences in screen sizes, processors, RAM and OS features is enough to drive even Rovio insane. This article sums things up well if you’re curious.
Now, we’re coding on Unity, and it’s beautiful. We don’t have to rebuild games for each device, and we can step into the Android Market with fewer issues. It’s a huge step in the right direction and we’re stoked.
However, Techno Kitten wasn’t made in Unity, and has to be re-coded to get Lava, Dream, Meat & Popaganda to Android. We want to do that, and need more in-house programming power to make it happen. If you keep up with our blog you’ll see we’re looking to hire a programmer and a programming intern, so if you want to help, hit us up. Interns especially will have a dope summer project to put on their resume.
Nyan Cat Adventure is now on iOS, universal for iPad, iPhone and iPod! Download here.
Nyan Cat Adventure iOS has new nyans & new party. It’s a trip. Watch this:
So it’s like this:
Okay Kittehs, for $.99, you get the full Dream Pack, Cloud, Lava & Meat packs, and for another $0.99 you get the Popaganda pack, teh awesomes Ron English’s Techno Kitten pack.
IF: you bought the Dream Pack before the update, you now have the Mega Pack, which is 4 packs. Congrats!
IF: you bought all the packs before the drop, you’re a true TKA fan and we love you.
IF: you never spent money and just played Dream Lite and Meat, now you get 4 packs for $0.99. That’s $0.25 a pack, and when you consider a song on iTunes is ~$1 and each pack has a full song, we stand behind that value.
WHY: is meat pack no free? The Meat Pack was free for a limited time.
On to Issue 2..
Update 1.6 fixed a bug with cloud & lava packs, and we wanted to get it out as soon as it was approved by Apple. BUT the Popaganda pack is considered an in-app purchase and gets approved separately. Update 1.6 was approved and released, but the Popaganda pack is still in review. We’re watching it closely and will post when Popaganda is available on the 21stgames.com tumblr, website, and the Techno Kitten Facebook page & Twitter.
We really want to thank everyone who’s reported bugs, issues, and shown their love with the new update. Your ratings & reviews on iTunes make a big impact on our chart rankings; the love is uber appreciated. Enjoy Techno Kitten and if you have any issues, email info at 21stgames dot com.