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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The bringer of news is here...Episode 4 news that is!

Remember some of the menus and other non-ingame things not being retina resolution? Now everything is! This and fixing the multiplayer, getting characters ready and adding three times more speech for John Gore (courtesy of Egoraptor of course) is what we've been doing the past weeks. Here's some insight to Ep 4 features!!!

Splash Screen:


Elder Gore characters are going to be in the next update! They are old, senile and GRUMPY.

They do create havoc with guns nevertheless:


Multiplayer co-op has entered a second beta build test phase. We nailed a handful of wi-fi bandwidth related bugs with utmost effectiveness and it's a lot more playable than before. Things are looking good! Unfortunately I don't know when the build is ready for submission but we are looking into a December release. We want the co-op be as smooth as possible of course.

Zombie Gore and Undead Jenny multiplayer shot:


The forums are a starting to be a nice lively place! We have a lot of members posting their art, discussing the game or just getting to know each other. We have about 35 topics revealing and discussing contest entries! I highly recommend the place! In case you haven't joined the forums already, you can do it here: www.mountainsheep.net/forums


90 comments:

  1. will there also be deathmatch or just co-op?

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  2. you guys are great! the game that keeps on giving! i can not wait to play multi-player, will we be able to play an iPhone versus and iPad? or is it just HD vs HD and iPhone vs iPhone?

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  3. Will we be able to play the Elder Gores as individual characters in single player or are they multi-player specific?

    - Design Monkey

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  4. What about multiplayer online via GameCenter...it's not clear!

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  5. I <3 MOUNTAINSHEEP!!!! Hey will wi-fi multiplayer be for every device or just for gamecenter?
    I'm so psyched and hey,any news on the zombies and the mysterious knight character? :D

    -Leandro

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  6. Do these new characters have voice acting?

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  7. I'm a big fan of yours in Korea! I've been looking forward to episode 4, and it finally will come out! Thanks for all of your effort you've put on so far. Just want to hear some voices of other characters. Awesome job with co-op play, though.

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  8. Whats with the Zombie Mode ?

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  9. Hey will multiplayer incorporate voice chat? :D i'd love that to be a possible implication

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  10. I want to know the answer to Kevin Barba's question, and also will the be co-op specific phrases?

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  11. This looks absolutely awesome ! Looking forward to finally playing co-op Minigore this christmas or New Year =D !

    Thanks for updating the blog much more this last month, your transparency is utterly appreciated !

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  12. You guys are so awesome. Will evil knight be in the update too?

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  13. Just when I thought this app couldn't get any better :D

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  14. @timmo

    just wondering , while we waited for ep 4 were u working on hardgore??

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  15. Alright! Here we go!! That's gotta be the most exciting post you have, well, posted Jussi! Why? Because we finally have a release date estimate!! Thanks!! =) Mountain Sheep is THE Sheep.

    Answer time...
    First Anonymous: Just co-op.

    Kevin Barba: All devices are compatible with each other!

    cr: So far, no...

    Leandro: As long as your device can use wi-fi, multiplayer will work. =)

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  16. Same question as 2nd Anon: Are Elder Gore only playable in co-op? Do you get to choose between Grandma and Grandpa? If playable in single player, can they be played both at the same time?

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  17. both players can choose their own characters
    Right?

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  18. I can't wait to see more of the Minigore story! I definitely think the Gore family has something to do with Hardland. A curse maybe? John probably did something in his past that got the whole family there. Why else would Jerry(uncle), Jenny(daughter), Elder Gore(parents or parents-in-law), and Brother Gore(brother?/cousin?) be involved? Just speculating :)

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  19. @Anon 3 above, Elder Gores will be individual characters, just like the other characters.

    @Anon 2 above, yes both players choose their own characters.

    Multiplayer for Gamecenter has been announced by Mountainsheep, and is on its way. This is IN ADDITION to local wifi co-op.

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  20. Nice! I really hope Elder Gores will be for kills... Really wanna use my kills for characters :)

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  21. Will we have to buy the new characters?

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  22. Will Elder Gores have special traits or will they be regulars?

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  23. Will there ever be characters that aren't in app purchases??? Not much point gaining all these points to spend if there is nothing to spend them on...

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  24. I bought this game almost on its release and it never get olds, I play this more than any other app. It just keeps getting better, But you guys (Mountain Sheep) need to make a sequel or do something because I have ripped you off i paid a dollar for the game and bought the character packs and I feel like I owe you more for such quality, you give so much for a small price!!!

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  25. Why do most of the people in the forum call their characters with gore at the end????

    Doesnt make sense , isnt gore john gores sir name???

    Heres examples:
    mole GORE
    grim GORE

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  26. YAY...... I JUST GOT 1 MILLION KILLS AND I UNLOCK SENSEI EVAN!!!!!! HE CAN BE ALMOST INVINCIBLE (Lv.10 GL). I JUST LOVE HIM. THANKS Mountain Sheep FOR MAKING THIS CHARACTER.

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  27. @ Anon 2 above: That exactly what I was thinking! It wont make any sense if one of them wins the contest as they probably werent even planned to be relatives to John!

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  28. @travis, what do you mean? There are already 10 characters you can get with kills, you don't have to pay anything for them.

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  29. @ tim
    He prob means if we can get more free
    Caracters

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  30. @Tim
    Just a cool thing it would be awesomeIf u made foggy level where people jump out at u or have it as an option to turn on or off

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  31. New characters are going to be used in both single player and multiplayer.

    Co-Op with 2 people only on local wifi. NO ONLINE.

    other stuff to be revealed ;)

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  32. Indeed. Please make some characters that dual wield for KILLS. Almost half of the characters you buy, which i think is really stupid since the 2nd, 3rd, 4rth, and 5th best characters in the game are PREMIUM. My god make some more kill-bought characters please! if the two elders are premium i swear i'll kill someone.

    Lol, jk but cmon mountain sheep. I have a quarter of a million kills and i wanna spend em~!

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  33. Take your time with the multiplayer. We've waited long enough already, a few more weeks won't hurt, however, a rushed non-polished experience isn't worth it.

    I'm sincerely hoping we'll "see" some awesome voice acting for Elder Gore. Voice acting is one of the key things that make Minigore so special and fun. I understand you can't voice all characters, especially guest stars, but at least stick with the official story characters.

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  34. Is there still going to be zombie mode? I haven't checked into this website in at least 8 months and the last i heard was the zombie mode where you get to kill zombies. Is that coming or is it another project the mountain sheep negros have abandoned?

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  35. @Matt, I think you need to clarify. The initial update is likely only going to be local multiplayer, but Gamecenter multiplayer HAS been announced and IS coming.

    @Spike27mike, not that I don't want more kill-unlocked characters too, but you should save up your kills for Sensei Evan! He's without a doubt the best character :D

    @"Person" above, zombies are coming, although maybe not in this update.

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  36. Yes, but he can't get into the highscores!

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  37. @Anon, there's a reason why it says "Too good for leaderboards" after a game with Sensei :D. He's virtually invincible.

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  38. Can't wait but we really need more things to unlock with the kills. Characters maps clothes guns something. Also do the kills from coop count as the pts we cud spend?

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  39. Lol someone else has the same name as me.

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  40. @Matt, yes, you can spend kills from co-op

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  41. What I ment was, we need a free, good character who can get into the highscores!

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  42. is this update 10, ep 4

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  43. how does mr elder gore have a shotgun and a normal gun? i thought that couldn't happen. Also, i think you should make a co-op zombie map like nazi zombies on cod, eg: in dr metusalem's (sp?) castle and after every few rounds a boss.

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  44. Is episode 4 coming out in HD at the same time that for Iphone??

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  45. Hey MS, which characters are going to get some voice-overs? I've noticed you have that now at the bottom of this page where it explains all of the updates. Also please mess up Undead Jenny because she's the same as zombie gore and it makes that feel like a sloppy mistake that you forgot that she's dead too.

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  46. After around a year it's all most ready!! Yay 4 everybody!!

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  47. I can't wait!!! :D

    -Leandro

    p.s. can you guys tell me what you think of my stuff for the contest i'd really appreciate it

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  48. WAIT WHAT ITS ONLY LOCAL!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!!!

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  49. Will this update include the dark knight?

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  50. I have this idea, I think that there should be a leprechaun that shows up randomly and if you catch him you can exchange your clovers for hearts/lives. Just thought I would mention it, I thought it fit in with the game pretty well.

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  51. Please! Tell! Is the dark knight included in episode 4?

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  52. WTF no zombies!!!???? that isnt fair..
    u said ud have zombies in ep 4 but no.
    WHY ARNT THERE ZZZOOOMMMBBBIIIEEESSS.????

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  53. @mkb
    They are releasing episode four in two separate updates so they can isolate problems with co-op and problems with the zombie level.

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  54. ITS ONLY LOCAL! IT TOOK YOU GUYS A FUCKING YEAR TO GET LOCAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGGGGGGGGGGGG IM NOT EVEN EXCITED FOR CO-OP ANYMORE

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  55. oh wow...i wasn't expecting local...wow....that's disappointing...i was really hoping for global online

    anyways i'm crossing my fingers that the next website update has the KNIGHT character and zombies because im ready to explode

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  56. is it just local or is it blue tooth as well?

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  57. no its just wifi! So you can't even play with your friends on a car ride or anything! Bluetooth is 1203987250x more reasonable and better then freakin wifi. I will use co-op, once? While before when i thought we were getting online stuff that i would have played daily. This is total bullshit. Thats just plain GAY. 1 year = shitty update.
    The Zombies map better be Jesus.

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  58. Please calm down Spike2Mike, online Gamecenter multiplayer is on its way.

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  59. Hey people, on twitter they said they will submitt the update TOMORROW. im gonna on a cruise so when i get back the update will most likely be out :D

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  60. @Tim Mackey
    Oh yeah maybe in 2 years. This is pathetic. Why would they use wifi local. WHY NOT BLUETOOTH! BLUETOOTH IS NOT GROUNDED!!!!!!!!!! ITS SO FREAKING STUPID

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  61. HELL YA CANT WAIT!
    CO-OP IS going to be so sick!

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  62. OMG stop complaining I've had the app since it first got released and I'm not complaining they will add zombies in another update so coop gets released quicker!!!

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  63. Who gives a shit about co-op? It's just a piece of wasted 1 year since its LOCAL and even worse, WIFI. This co-op sucks and zombies is the only freakin thing i'm looking forward to right now.

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  64. Matt: You are absolutely right! There are a lot of things I like in this world. One is when people are correct and logical. Another is my name. Hey something tells me I would like you in real life...=)

    PiercedDrums (DiA): Not yet. I'm sure you've already read that writing the co-op part of the app was such a huge change to the code that they basically rewrote the whole thing. I'm assuming they wanted to push out local wi-fi because it's the easiest, and fastest to code? But Mountain Sheep always delivers, so bluetooth is somewhere in the future...
    which brings me to...

    Spike27mike: I can't agree with you that "It's just a piece of wasted" And frankly, I give some for co-op. Assuming you meant a waste of a year, lets examine that statement. One year and two days ago, the Christmas episode was released. Lets take that update and add up everything that was released later, shall we? That's 18 new characters (including grandparents), innumerable ambiance additions and countless special effects, HD graphics, auto-aim, a brand new snow level, INFERNO MODE, and now multiplayer and three times more the original number of voice clips. Yup, Mountain Sheep completely threw away this year and made this game "a piece of wasted".
    Haha by the way, I enjoyed how you already know co-op sucks. XD

    If anyone don't quite understand this yet, I'll try to clear this up. This update contains the current version of Minigore, with multiplayer over local wi-fi functionality added, as well as two new characters, the Elder Gores. It contains nothing more, and nothing less. Oh yeah and retina graphics for EVERYTHING! =) Additions to multiplayer as well as what is now commonly referred to as "the zombie map" along with additional characters and extras such as more encyclopedia pages and the comic will be added in successive episode 4 supplements. Thank you, that is all.

    Matthew

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  65. I didn't say co-op sucks I said the version they chose sucks. If they made it bluetooth I would actually be promoting it since it could be an anytime anywhere situation. For wifi, want to play co-op on the bus? TOO BAD. Want to play in the car? TOO BAD. Want to play in study hall where the teachers stare at the computers and you can play alllll you want? TOO BAD!!! Want to play at the house? YEAAYYYY! Crap, internet's down... TOO BAD!!!!!!!!!!

    And now for bluetooth. Want to play on the road? Go for it! Want to play in a store? Have fun! Want to play out in the woods camping? Bring it on!

    Bluetooth is better than wifi local in tons of ways. I'll be satisfyied when they make bluetooth, or better yet, Online


    And @Matthew. "...a brand new snow level..."
    Oh' hell yeah! a map that has a cheap ass white sheet on it! WOOOOOOO!!!!!

    "That's 18 new characters!" There's 18 characters now, so... before you played the game with no one! Awesome!

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  66. i just checked btw, theres 17 characters atm, and 17+2, hm i thought that was 19. Oh well.

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  67. 18, Spike. You said they wasted a year, so I only counted characters that were created within a year from today. Well, technically a year and two days. I completely agree that bluetooth multiplayer is x times better than local wi-fi. But the fact that multiplayer is being released at all makes my very excited. And for the snow map, I remember you haven't seen what it looks like now, so I suppose I can't use that against you. =) Let's just forget this, it's just creating spam for a blog that doesn't need it. How about we just call this even? =)

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  68. Please stop whining, you only want bluetooth because you obviously have no friends to play with locally...

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  69. @Matthew
    Are you a beta tester?

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  70. Yup, he should be. Anyhoo, I'm really dissappointed it's just local wifi, a lot of my friends don't have the game. Online would be much better.

    A question though, if Beta Testers are testing co-op, how would they? Since it's local wifi, I'm sure they can't all live int he same room on the same wifi network. :S

    Other than that, excited <3

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  71. @moneybags, many of us on the Beta team have multiple devices, that's how we're testing it.

    As Timo mentioned in the comments here: http://minigore.blogspot.com/2010/11/multiplayer-is-just-around-corner.html, online multiplayer is next in line for testing:
    "At the moment we're beta testing wifi co-op, next in line for testing is Game Center online multiplayer."

    This means it shouldn't be too too long before it comes out. After this update comes out with local wifi multiplayer, zombies and online are next in line to be tested.

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  72. Alright we're good matthew, srry about flipping out, i just got so excited i got used to the idea of the usual 3 forms of multiplayer.

    @Anon below matthew... fyi bluetooth=local
    I would insult you but its not even worth it.

    -Mike

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  73. I love the forums. especially the mock ups that Timo is doing, if i had the choice i'd put them all in the game.

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  74. hey are you guys gunna update? you tweeted that the update would be submitted today. Well.

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  75. All this time I thought it was bluetooth and local. How the fuck did it take a year just for local. Pathetic.

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  76. @ Spike27mike: Sorry for being ignorant dude, im just not interested in learning about Bluetooth, your constant messages were just getting on my nerves :)
    again, im sorry if I was offensive

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  77. Ooohh dam I always thought it was guna be worldwide multiplayer. Not just local... well I've got no1 to play with then :(

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  78. WHERE THE HELL IS THE UPDATE!?!?!?!

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  79. Earth to MS! Update the website!!!

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  80. Hey MoutainSheep,you said the website was gonna update itself today,where's the update!? :O

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  81. is the Knight character going to be in this update or will it be included along with the zombie map? :D

    -Leandro

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  82. Leandro: the Knight will not be in this update, but will be implemented at a later date. Whether or not it will be with the zombie map defies my knowledge.

    Hey guys, lay off of Mountain Sheep for a little bit. The whole crew has been working hard lately because they REALLY want to push this update before the holidays. If you don't understand this mad rush for submission, check out this link: http://toucharcade.com/2010/12/08/christmas-releases/ . Just read the first paragraph for this particular info.

    After it is submitted, they will have plenty of time to update this blog. Just wait a little more, everyone! =)Thanks!

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  83. Oh cool thanks for the tid-bit matthew

    -Leandro

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  84. Those mountian sheeps are beasts from the deep. Submit the update and go have a party, and then us gamers can have a party AAAH YEAH!

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  85. where is the new blog post?????

    cant wait for multiplayer but even more cant wait for gamecenter multplayer.

    what ever happened to that defend the bench idea where u defended the elder gores???

    also when i was bored i was searching very old blog posts and i found this poll they did, u could either vote for a power sprint/blast ablity(forget what its called) or have the ablity to throw a grenade.now this was back when it was only ep2 and i was wondered if it will ever happen?????

    on the ramman post i was thinking u could send it to chillingo or gameloft and maybe get them to make it?????

    with the monster comp me and my friend have done a frankengore monster using clay we then painted it a dark green with black hair we also stuck REAL bolts in either sides of its head.what do u think, unfourtunly i cant put it on the forums cuase my friend has the pics.last but not least there was no feedback from mountainsheep when we emailed it, is this becuase we sent it to the wrong address or mountainsheep simply dont email back????
    thanks for listening to my long line of questions please anwser.

    -Wacko Jacko

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  86. @ Wacko Jacko

    (1) We presume they're working on submitting the next update before posting on the blog.

    (2) Nothing happened to it. It's a concept. All devs have concepts they introduce, but only a few are ever realized. They're focusing on more important things at this moment, so what happens to it remains to be seen. Don't hold your breath.

    (3) It didn't fit into Minigore's game mechanics, as said by Timmo.

    (4) RamMan is MS's idea, and if it ever comes to fruition, it will only be created by Mountain Sheep. It's their idea, and I highly doubt anyone can realize it as well as those masterminds.

    (5) They don't email back.

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