Mels is a cool kid that came by the Ronimo studio some months ago as part of a day that was organized for him by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundations is a non-profit organisation that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. One of Mels' wishes was to experience and take part in the development process of a game. We took him on board for a day of Awesomenauts development and we also let him design a skin for his favorite character. This skin is the result of that day! We hope you like it Mels! :)
The revenue we make from Private Mels in 2013 will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation!
This patch also sees the release of the Backer Exclusive Announcers! Now you can hear Voltar the Omniscient or Pappa Gnaw comment on your every move within the game!
Also introduced in this patch is one of the new music tracks to feature in the Starstorm Expansion: Spanking Stars! Right now it will play for everyone, but once Ted McPain releases, it will be Starstorm exclusive! So be sure to get it!
Wishing upon a spanking star!
Patch 1.24: Starstorm First Custom Taste & Pirate Derpl! October 31st, 2013 - Ronimo
For now you can set up a match of Awesomenauts just the way you want it. No Drop-pods? Go ahead. Want a bazillion creeps or more health pickups in-game? Your party!
We've even included one of the first extra game modes (more will be added over time): Team Deathmatch!
When selecting Team Deathmatch from the drop-down menu at the top, the settings will change and you can tweak some pretty crazy stuff! For example, Arena Walls will change every map in Awesomenauts to a bloody confined arena where teams duke it out 'naut style!
Sorona, for example, will turn into the smallest of the four arena's. Added solar and health drops will help you stay in the race for top killing team! Be sure to try out all the maps!
Speaking of PayPal, we got another $5000 over the weekend! You guys keep amazing us! For everyone calculating along at home, this would put us at $417k and well above the Fifth 'naut Goal. But, sadly, the way the financial world works, we haven't received confirmation on all Kickstarter Payments yet, so the total amount will be lower. How much lower? We can't say yet, as there is still time for payments to come in. Keep an eye on the Kickstarter Updates for more info!
On a brighter note, we've started sending out the first backer rewards! All Awesomenauts Game-Keys, Wallpapers, Costume Party Packs and Swords & Soldiers keys are going out the door right now! There are 7500 of you however, so give it a day or two for the keys to arrive in your mailbox.
The Premium skins are coming along nicely and should be ready in a few weeks at the most! For everyone in Iron Tier and up, your Beta Access will start in a few weeks with the Ted McPain Beta! So lots to look forward to, and we're just getting started!