Tanks 2023

Tanks! For Playing
5 min readFeb 12, 2023

As we step into the new year, we are presented with an opportunity to reflect on the past and embrace the future with renewed vigour. The year 2023 brings new challenges and opportunities for growth, and we are excited to embark on this journey with you.

However, as we welcome the new year, we must also acknowledge the existence of various challenges and uncertainties that persist in the crypto and global economic landscape. The aftermath of geopolitical tensions, the FTX collapse, and uncertainties over the regulatory landscape are just a few examples of the complex issues that may impact economic conditions in the coming year. While the road ahead may be unpredictable, we remain steadfast in our commitment to continue developing Tanks For Playing into Season Two and beyond.

Beta Release

The process of developing a video game can be lengthy and complex. As a game development company, we understand the importance of delivering high-quality games that meet our audience’s expectations. To this end, we are currently developing a comprehensive plan to release an early version of Tanks For Playing to encourage playtesting and gather valuable feedback. By releasing this version early, we aim to provide our players with an opportunity to experience the game in its current state and provide feedback on their experience. This feedback will allow us to identify potential issues and areas for improvement and make the necessary adjustments to ensure that the final product meets our players’ expectations. Meanwhile, our development team will continue to work on building out the complete feature set of Season Two, ensuring that the final product is both innovative and engaging. With this plan in place, we are confident that we will be able to deliver a game that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of our players.

As we near the final stages of development for the beta release of Tanks For Playing, our development team is working diligently to ensure that the game is in optimal condition for testing. This includes conducting daily playtesting and bug fixing. We analyse the gameplay experience, identify any issues or glitches, and make adjustments to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for our players. This process started towards the end of last year and has unfortunately taken longer than initially expected as we have been unable to expand the team to be ready for release as planned. Nevertheless, we are mere weeks away from being confident in releasing a playable game.

Once we are satisfied that the game is in an acceptable condition for beta release, we’ll invite everyone to come and play! This will be an exciting moment for our development team as we showcase the culmination of our hard work and dedication. The early access release will give our players a unique opportunity to experience the game and provide valuable feedback that will allow us to fine-tune the game and ensure that the final product is of the highest quality. Our team is committed to ensuring that the game is entertaining but also challenging, and immersive.

We look forward to sharing our latest creation with everyone!

Full release and “wen marketing”

Our goal is to deliver a high-quality gaming experience that meets and exceeds the expectations of our players. We understand that this requires a comprehensive approach to development and marketing. To achieve this, we have established a clear roadmap that includes further improving and refining the game and adding new features that will enhance the gameplay experience. We are fully committed to ensuring that the game is battle-hardened and thoroughly tested before its full release, and we understand that this process takes time and effort.

Once we have achieved our goals for the game, including creating enough features to make a worthwhile release, we will begin our marketing efforts. This will involve a carefully planned strategy that considers the preferences and habits of our target audience and leverages the latest marketing tools and techniques to drive engagement and awareness. A strong marketing campaign is essential to the game’s success, and we are fully committed to ensuring that our efforts are focused, effective, and aligned with our audience’s expectations.

While we cannot provide a specific timeline for the full release of Season Two, we understand the importance of delivering a high quality product and being responsive to changing market conditions. We are prepared to be agile and respond quickly to any favourable market conditions that may arise while we continue to plug away at development with a scaled-back team.

Team News

As part of our ongoing efforts to optimise our game development process, we have recently made some changes to our team structure. Aaron has shifted his focus to business development and will now be responsible for driving our VC funding efforts, building partnerships, and overseeing future marketing initiatives. Meanwhile, Callan has stepped up to lead the engineering development team, leveraging his extensive experience and technical expertise to streamline our development process and ensure we deliver a high-quality product.

This new structure allows us to leverage our team members’ skills and experience and create a more focused and efficient development process. We are confident that with our talented and dedicated team of six, we are well-placed to create a game that is both entertaining and impactful.

We are committed to fostering a work environment that encourages innovation and creativity, and these changes will help us achieve this goal. Our team is excited to continue working together and to create games that resonate with our players, and we are confident that the changes we have made will help us achieve our objectives.

Gallery

Here are some screenshots taken during dev testing — enjoy!

Tense finish between three foes!
Early dev screenshot play testing and debugging

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