Snake vs Snake v1.2.2 with improved graphics is out!

Here is another attempt at doing a vlog with some insights of the development of Snake vs Snake.

Here is a regular text update if you prefer that.

As I mentioned in the last update we got a review with lots of suggestions how the game could be improved. A big change in the update is the new graphics and tools used to build levels. The graphics is based on a sprite sheet system and is drawn directly on a grid using a great tool for Unity called Super Tilemap Editor. This gives us the ability to create more complex and interesting levels.

Another important new feature is the ability to continue an old speed run or hardcore session. So let’s say you’ve completed 75% of the game and need to go an eat dinner or something. Previously you had to start over from scratch but now you can continue from where you ended the game last time. Hopefully this will lead to more people completing all levels of the game.

The AI has also received a makeover and it now behaves much better and is at times pretty hard to beat in battle mode. There is still room for improvements in future updates.

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Details of what’s new in v1.2.2

* New Feature: Added support to continue a speed run or hardcore play session.
* Improved: Added option to retry score upload if it fails on Nintendo Switch.
* Improved: Better graphics with new tile system.
* Improved: Snake moves faster from start in Endless and other modes.
* Improved: Several levels have been re-worked and improved. * Improved: The speedup scale is lowered when a snake eats an apple.
* Improved: Rolled back the speed increase feature in Speedrun & Hardcore this didn’t have the desired effect.
* Improved: AI players have been improved and has better ability to pickup food and detect obstacles.
* New “Obstacle” that changes direction when it hit’s a wall or anything else.
* Improved: Shot powerup doesn’t leave a block when it hits.
* Improved: When you pause the game you can still see the level.

* Fixed bug: Controller rumbled for AI players.
* Fixed bug: When the game is over in multiplayer you could still change direction of the Snake.

 

Snake vs Snake improved leaderboard in v1.2.1

Hey! On this update I’m trying something new a development vlog where I ramble about the update.

Below there is a regular text update if you prefer that.

Right, now to the regular text update which includes a few things that I forgot to mention. After reading the first review for Snake vs Snake on Nintendo Switch I got a bit devastated. The Inner Circle Games Network gave Snake vs Snake 3.2/5 stars, you can read the review here. I was hoping for a better rating to be honest. Well after a day I climbed out of the cave again and decided that they had a point the game needs to be improved. The review did give Snake vs Snake 7.2/10 in score for gameplay which is actually pretty good. So this update focused on solving a few things that was brought up in the review like the ability to access the leaderboard from the main menu. With the update you also get a new Speedrun mode where you get an infinite retries for each level but it adds to your total time so if you are better you’ll get a lower final time when you complete all levels. The previous level mode has been changed into hardcore mode where you only get 3 hearts to complete the whole game and the pace is much faster. Actually the overall pace of the game has been increased in each mode except for Endless (Classical mode). In the next updates I’m looking into fixing a proper end condition for the multiplayer mode and also improve the levels in single player mode to make them more interesting.

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Details of what’s new in v1.2.1

* New single player game mode: Speedrun.
* New single player game mode: Hardcore.
* New Feature: You can access the leaderboard from the main menu.
* Improved: Increased default speed in all game modes except for endless.
* Improved: Added how many levels remain in level mode in the UI.
* Improved: Leaderboard can be sorted on friends & top 100. You can also change leaderboard (Nintendo Switch).
* Improved gamepad input and added setting to set sensitivity.
* Improved: Decreased short tune battle start volume.
* Improved: In level mode the snakes increase in speed every second to make it harder to get very long and high scores.
* Improved: Added menu music.
* Improved: Tuned down volume on menu change items.
* Fixed Bug: Flags are missing at times, reason is that you can skip by pressing B.
* Fixed Bug: “Rank” is not correct if there are more than 100 scores on the leaderboard (Nintendo Switch).
* Fixed Bug: “Rank” is not correct if there are more than 100 scores on the leaderboard (Nintendo Switch).

 

Snake vs Snake is out on Nintendo Switch!

After a lot of hard work Snake vs Snake finally completed certification on Nintendo Switch and so far the game has received an awesome reception from the players.  You can get it from the Nintendo eShop

Snake vs Snake Nintendo Switch

I did receive a lot of good suggestions from new players so there will be a few updates coming during the next few days. If you have suggestions how to improve the game please feel free to stop by on our Discord Server

Nintendo Switch Trailer

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Sneaky snakes sneak out on Android

I know that I said that Snake vs Snake wouldn’t come to mobile devices… Turns out they were sneakier than expected. I’m happy to announce that Snake vs Snake was released today on Android!
Get it here.

After doing some experiment I found that a swipe control method worked really really well for Snake vs Snake so I decided to port it over. All features except for multiplayer with other human players are included.

The game is free but contains ads that you can remove with an In app purchase. So now you can play Snake vs Snake 24 hours around the clock and even if you are on the buss or train.

Checkout the trailer below

Details of what’s new in v1.1.9

* Added a new level.
* New feature: Added pause button on Android.
* Improved: Added swipe tutorial for Android first time you play the game.
* Improved: Now you can tap to add more bots in battlemod on Android.
* Improved: Made P1 input bigger on Android so you can tap power-ups easier.
* Fixed bug: High score list failed to center on players own score.

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Leveled up graphics

Although this game is a tribute to the old classical Nokia Snake that you played on your 3310, I couldn’t resist to implement a few awesome suggestions that I received from a fan. In this updated I’ve revamped most of the graphics in the game and the result was totally awesome. Now the snakes looks adorable and it’s easier to see who is doing damage on the battlefield as each snakes color is used when their bombs explode.

In the update more options are available under settings so you can set how much the screen should shake and if the controls should rumble or not.

Check out the difference in the new vs old graphics below.

New graphics style

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Old graphics style

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Details of what’s new in v1.1.5

* New graphics!
* New feature: Setting for screenshake amount in settings.
* New Feature: Setting for vibrate on / off.
* Improved: Snake graphics, they are sooooo much adorable now 😀
* Improved: Pimped most graphics.
* Improved: A different color is used for the “playable” area.
* Improved: Add particle trail for shots.
* Fixed bug: you can activate powerups while the snake is dying.

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New Pew Pew guns only multiplayer game mode

Everyone loves the “gun” power-up in Snake vs Snake. So in this updated there is a treat for you: a new mode called Pew Pew that comes in two flavors either with tail or without tail. The gif below says it all, it’s proper but fun chaos.

A new easier levels have been added and several levels have been made slightly easier as many of you have sent feedback that levels were a bit too hard.

Pew Pew with tails

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Pew Pew without tails

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Details of what’s new in v1.1.4

* New Feature: New multiplayer game mode with just guns, Pew Pew.
* New Feature: New multiplayer game mode where powerups spawn in the center of the map, Arena.
* Added a new level making it a total of 17 levels.
* Improved: Made some levels a bit easier.
* Improved: New option if you want to play in offline mode under settings. No high scores are submitted if you use this.
* Improved: If an AI is playing it will say AI next to the player number.
* Fixed Bug: if no internet and high score is cached it still shows but doesn’t clear if you switch game mode.
* Fixed Bug: If no internet the rank says 10 000.
* Fixed bug: Controllers could “hang” with the rumbling active when snakes died.

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Got no one to play PVP against? No worries, we’ve added AI bots in Snake vs Snake!

One of the first requests from a user was to add AI bots to Snake vs Snake. The idea was added to the backlog and has been there for too long. So on this release the bots was the first thing that was added and it turned out a lot better than expected. Playing against 3 bots is fun and sometimes kind of hard. The AI is pretty good but at times also pretty stupid so it feels like a fair challenge.

3 new levels were also added to single player mode and a few hearts were added on existing levels. One of the levels was designed by Haddicus at Haddicus Games and it’s the hardest levels so far in the game. Thanks Haddicus!

Enjoy the new AI bots!

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Details of what’s new in v1.1.3

* New feature: Added AI snake bots in Battle Mode. Press Y to play with a bot.
* Added 3 new levels making it a total of 16 levels.
* Improved: Tweaked controls just a tiny bit more.
* Improved: Added more hearts on certain levels.
* Improved: You can back out with the B button on each menu.
* Improved: Controllers only rumble from bombs and shots if your snake is alive.
* Fixed bug: You cannot back out of PVP mode if has been started a no players join.
* Fixed bug: You couldn’t pause or unpause if your snake was dead.

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Screwing up a bit – making a quickfix

Sorry the last update contained a rather massive bug in Snake vs Snake. When you exited from a game the menu became all weird and you couldn’t use it.

To fix the issue I’ve issued a quickfix which fixes the problem but it was based on the release I was already working on so as a bonus you’ll get some extra stuff.

3 new levels have been added to the single player mode most of them are kind of hard. There is also a new feature where certain blocks can be opened if you have the correct key, see screenshot below.

Feedback from players has been that the shot powerup is confusing as a lot of people try to pickup the purple shot. This has been changed now so when a shot impacts it changes to a gray block instead.

I hope that you will enjoy this update.

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Details of what’s new in v1.1.2

* Fixed major bug causing the main menu to become scrambled.
* Added 3 new levels making it a total of 13 levels.
* New Feature: Walls that unlocks with keys.
* Improved: The shoot power-up turns grey once it hits a target. That makes it easier for the player to understand that they should not pick it up.

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Getting Snake vs Snake ready for Nintendo Switch

I’ve got some awesome news to share with you: Snake vs Snake is coming to Nintendo Switch.
I can’t believe it either but I’ve been working on the Switch version for about a week on the Dev Kit that I received.

Since the game is built with Unity the porting did go fairly smooth but at the same time I enhanced a bunch of things for the PC and Xbox release too.

In this release a leaderboard for the levels game mode has been added. You get to see fireworks if you manage to complete all levels 🙂 The controls have also been tweaked even more to provide the best possible response on all platforms. I’ve also added a few features to make the game slightly easier like not allowing the player to press backwards to run over it’s own tail.

I hope that you will enjoy this update.

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Details of what’s new in v1.1.1

* New feature: You get scores in level mode too.
* New Feature: Added leaderboard support for Level mode.
* Improved: Even better responsive controls when using analog game pad.
* Improved: Added a safe guard system to avoid the player from going backwards into it’s own tail.
* Improved: You start without tail in level mode and PVP endless mode, this gives you more options how to solve each level.
* Improved: When the game is over in Endless or Level mode it won’t restart by itself. That way you can review the leaderboard and your score.
* Improved: When you die the score counts down in level mode.
* Improved: Added support for more gamepads and joytsticks on PC.
* Improved: When you quit a game, it now opens the select game mode screen instead of the main menu.
* Fixed bug: Game stats do not reset on PVP mode when you start a new game.

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New and somewhat evil levels added to Snake vs Snake

Everytime I get into designing levels it doesn’t take very long until I start creating levels that are ridiculously hard to complete. I guess it’s a result of playing too much Dark Souls. Well so on this release I’ve tried really hard to create some easier levels but in the end most of them turned out harder than intended, sorry about that 🙂

To make it slightly easier I’ve given the player 3 lives and the ability collect more lives on certain levels.
Make sure you try to collect these Heartif you see them on the screen.

In total there are 10 levels that you can beat in the game.

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v1.1.0 details:

* New feature: Added 3 lives in level mode, this makes the game more forgiving.
* New Feature: You can collect hearts on certain levels.
* Improved: Added Help button in main menu

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