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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Squad Based Gameplay

Here's what Timo promised. A gameplay video of the penguins! As you can see the Emperor Penguin is surrounded by little helper penguins that give their lives to protect the Emperor! What devotion! Heheh... When playing the Emperor you can pick up more little penguins to help you and also protect you from the furries. As you can see on the video, Timo is picking up new penguins after he loses some of them. I find this game mechanic really entertaining myself! This is totally my new favourite character in the game. Wait till you see the Emperor's beast mode Martin!


Soon you'll get to play with the penguins as well if you bought the Elder Gore character pack. Enjoy the vid!

I'm happy to announce that we received the improved John Gore coffee mug yesterday to the office. It's looking really good and we are planning on launching the store around the end of January. Here's a pic from the back side of the mug:

Nice Huh!?

Minigore Monster contest is about to reach the deadline for entries. You still have tomorrow to submit yours! Then we will start to argue, umh, I mean discuss politely, which entries will be in the top 10. I have to say, It's a bunch of difficult decisions for us to make. Among the entries we received a really impressive piece of Fan Art! Here's John on a laptop by Adam Fairhead.

Thanks Adam! You can visit Adam's site here: http://fairheadcreative.com

Be careful with the New Year's rockets and firecrackers and have fun!

72 comments:

  1. That is amazing!!!!! :D I love the Penguins!!!!
    I can't wait!!!

    -Leandro

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  2. P.S. Timo i have begun to work on a small manual of coopers ideas :D

    -Leandro

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  3. Leandro, that's great to hear! I can't wait to see what you come up with :)

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  4. do you have any idea when the Evil Knight will come?

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  5. This is nice and all, but can we please have the zombie mode before the penguin gameplay?

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  6. no new year episode this year ? :(

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  7. disappointed that almost all of minigore's updates have to do with DLC...

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  8. That looks great!, brought!

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  9. Will the dark knight be DLC or cost kills? I have every character and over 2,000,000 kills.

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  10. when will the minigore hd update come out?

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  11. could you PLEASE make a couple characters unlocked with kills
    i use to play all day just to unlock characters and now i am starting to get bored of just playing
    a couple new characters with new abilities will really make minigore more entertaining:D

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  12. This looks SO awesome! I can't wait to play this...

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  13. Hey guys check out my last minute entries and give some feedback

    -Jan-

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  14. OMGWTFBBQ, AWESOMEEEEEEE!!!, but can you guys please add some more non-premium characters?

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  15. Will there ever be a skeleton? Like in the iPad version? :3

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  16. oh, why don't you guys buy those Premiums? They'r worth the money!

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  17. Hey mr.Timo just a little heads up,i'm going to be working from bottom to top in terms of ideas starting with the multiplayer,then power-ups,and item shop and not only that but i'm also going to show my idea of a new menu interface to hopefully remove the cluttered current interface :)

    -Leandro

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  18. :D
    WOAAAHH
    Thats really fuckin awesome, I'd Love that,
    Please submit soon :DDDD

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  19. When can we expect an update for Minigore HD? It's been a while since the last update, so it's really behind in terms of characters and gameplay elements.

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  20. Yay. Woop-dee-doo. A new character has come out. Course, let's not fill up the red pack or add in non-premium characters, 'cause we're cool like that and no one wants to have more free characters or anything. MS, you are totally satisfying one twentieth of the population of minigore users. But think about the other nineteen! Your not satisfying people like you clearly think you are.

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  21. Anonymous01: Penguins were a lot easier to finish and have been in the design much longer than zombies, that's why they're getting there first. Also it was something Kimmo very much wanted to do, he's been dreaming of penguin chains and monkey pyramids :D

    Anonymous02: Perhaps after the zombies we'll get the evil knight out.

    Anonymous03: Minigore HD update is coming as soon as we get it finished.

    Anonymous04: There's plenty of additions even if you don't buy any DLC. For example online multiplayer over Game Center or the performance improvements don't require any character purchases. (they're quite major features in how long they took to develop)

    Lots of people called anonymous on the move tonight :P

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  22. Timo, will the 3rd gen effects button be Back? Because I have a 2nd gen Ipod touch and i had the effects on when I updated and they became locked in. I want them off because it lags on the snow level and on WLAN co-op.

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  23. OMG I'm sooo happy you don't need to kill the penguins I'm just kind of sad that you have to use them as a shield

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  24. Are the penguins going to have voices?

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  25. Juz an idea that is it possible to bring the clover icon back coz there is no sign telling u how many clover have u picked already. I mostly lose life because of wrong planing from I forgot how many clover I have got, So when I need to change to beast mode, I collected the clover and Damn, I thought I collect 3 already but it is juz 2.

    By the way the heart icon doesn't seems that important by that the character also got the 3 look when they get hurt.

    The penguins look so cute :D can't wait to try playing them. Juz curious that are the little also shoot gun??? and which mean that the penguin will have 6 life total ???

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  26. Just a question about the little penguin minions, when they die do their body's stay there for the whole game or do they just eventually disappear? It would be cool if but the time you reach 10000 points the whole field is smeared in a giant mess of bloody decapitated baby penguins lol!
    Check out my entry's for the contest! :P
    -Grim

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  27. Will Minigore HD get the Elder Gores and the penguins free?

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  28. Why?! I want some decent characters! I was only allowed to get one dlc so I got the red pack 'cause I thought it would bring in another guy like those penguins! :'( why can't this be for free or in the red pack? My brother got bored of this game 'cause he said that the gameplay was too repetitive, so I don't have anyone to play it with! And I'm getting sick of it too so unless that update comes soon, I'm gunna rage quit this game.

    ~Dead.

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  29. i BEG of you, please add some charachters for KILLS! i love that youre adding penguins and will probalbly buy the elder pack cause of it, but please i want to use my KILLLLLLS

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  30. I hear the anonymous and i wanna use my kills too!!

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  31. I just want a character like the penguin to be free or in the red pack (preferably free so that I can play with my brother again)!

    ~dead

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  32. Nice work guys, hope that mug might be the 3rd prize

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  33. OMFG WERE SICK OF THESE FRIGGIN DLC's MAKE KILL BOUGHT CHARACTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. Penguins are the best ! Can't wait to play with !
    Minigore is truly on its way up, I think I'll post too some designs/ideas further if I get the time.

    Btw Timo I wondered, how's going to be the voting? Will absolutely anyone be allowed to vote or just the registered users ?

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  35. that's a good question,how will and where will the voting take place?

    -Leandro

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  36. You should make the dead penguins turn into zombies on the zombie map.

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  37. Omg'sh the penguins look awesome! Can't wait to play with them! The mug looks cool but i would definitely buy a minigore t-shirt! keep up the good work!

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  38. I know that the contest is over, but I didn't have the time two create an entry, but I really want to get my ideas out there.
    So here are some places I was thinking could be playable maps:
    -North/South Hard land (Town)
    -Hard place (In between a rock and a Hard Place)
    -Hard Yards
    -A Mountain Level
    -A Dessert based around Guerrilla Bob
    And here were th characters:
    -The Tax Collector (John hasn't been reporting his kills to the agency in a while)
    -Phantom Furries (They hide in potato sacks, or boxes, boxes making it harder to kill them, and the steall clovers, and weapons and are extremely fast)
    -The Judge ((And His Jury) This is the guy who sentenced John as a criminal, going by the Guerrilla Bob story of John Gore)
    -The Reaper
    -Jail Breaker (A furrie so tough he had to be imprissoned, but he got out but leaves a trail in the ground from the chains he still can't get off, this will help you know his location for an epic battle)
    -A Bounty Hunter
    -A Ranger
    -John The Ripper (Weilds Knives/Machettes)
    -The Executioner (Calls upon crows and shoots them from his arms like a gun)
    -The Patriot (Uncle John)
    -A Vigalant (Will help you, or try and kill you...... Your risk)
    -A Wizard/Witch/Sorceror
    -A Warewolf
    -Vine'l Trap (A living bush inside the levels, they sprout from the ground and will tempt you to come near them by using a fake clover that looks slighty different from the real ones. Do not fall for this trick or they will rope you with vines and hold you until you can break free.
    Ah now some relief I got my ideas out, well thats about it I guess..... Enjoy :) Oh and the Penguins are amazing!!!!!!!!!!

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  39. REMOVE THE AUTO-AIM BUTTON!!!!

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  40. Hey ppl ill rly appreciate it if you give feedback on my contest entries

    -jan-

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  41. 1.I disagree with the anonymous above. Although I do not use the auto aim button, it is great for younger players like my little brother.

    2.Maybe a Language On/Off Button? (Once again for younger players)

    3.Will pistols be a secondary weapon? (Maybe tap anywhere on the screen to switch)

    4. I think the clover icons need to come back, but instead of taking out the hearts, maybe you could put them on the other side of the kill counter?

    5. More characters for kills are greatly needed. I think it is great that you guys keep coming up with unique characters, that by the way should remain premium, but it would be nice if you could switch it up by filling the gaps in between 100,000 kills and 1,000,000 kills.
    I think the same should be said for in between 32,000 kill and 100,000 kills.

    6. I like the idea of predator furries slowly getting harder, but if it is on insane only, why don't you start them off a bit faster?
    As of now they seem just as slow as the other furries when starting a round.

    7. A few posts back I heard a great idea that I would like to present again to Mountain Sheep. I would like it if you could add a First-Aid kit that gives you a heart every 5,000 kills. This would give a twist to the game play as well as giving you more of a reason to survive.

    8. The 3rd Gen Effects button really needs to make a return. It doesn't effect me, but I have heard of many cases where lag practically ruins the game.(Most being on 2nd Gen Devices)

    9. Just to keep this straight, I wanted to explain that you should still make unique premium characters, I was just suggesting you add kill characters as well.(To fill in the spaces)

    10. If you are in need of ideas to sponsor, why not try Pocket God? It would be hilarious to have a Pygmy running around the screen shooting coconuts!

    Thanks for listening to my ideas; I hope you enjoyed them :)

    -FangFan

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  42. @FangFan i love the idea of the clovers being on the other side of the counter i can't begin to tell you how many kill streaks ended cause i had no clue of how many clovers i had :D and the anonymous with all those ideas i think a town would be great as a map!

    -Leandro

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  43. You have to check this out. Look at all the stuff to come!
    youtube*com/watch?v=G_pW4Uq2TIU

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  44. Love the penguins!!!
    But seriously guys, you have to stop complaining about the paid characters. MS needs the money, so they can improve the game, so they can give us more unlockable characters. It´s a win-win situation!
    Thank you Mountain Sheep, keep up the good work!!! You´re the best app developerteam out there, no doubt! =D

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  45. I am not complaining about the paid characters, I just think they should balance them better.(Because as of now, only paid characters are being made)

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  46. I have bought the dlc characters, but I want to spend my kills on something...

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  47. Timo, can you tell me if the penguins update is going to be released on january?

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  48. HD players have needs too!!!!!
    -DarkRo

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  49. Since so many people are complaining about DLC,maybe there could be a way to get them without paying and using kills instead? I thought maybe there could be an area where you exchange kills for points and points for character packs.
    eg, 100,000 kills for 1 point and Gangster Gore pack and Holiday theme pack cost 100 points (10,000,000 kills/pack) and Elder Gore pack costs 200 points (20,000,000kills). I have all the characters except for the Holiday pack and if there were this system, it would give people something to do and give people without money to get the DLC an opportunity.

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  50. I had an idea. I was thinking about how we could unlock characters. Let's say we have two millions kills and everybody's unlocked, but you give us a new character to unlock that costs only 100,000 kills. Then we'd get that character too easily since we have the 2 million kills already. So what if instead, we had to select that 100,000 kills character, and kill the amount needed to unlock him. And all kills would to directly to that character. We would have to select the character we want to unlock, and then all new kills would go to that one, but the overall kills would always add up and be there like for bragging or something. OR we could so special achievements to unlock characters. Like kill X amount of explosive furries or avoid taking damage for X amount of time or don't kill certain furries for X amount of time or don't collect clovers, or only collect two. You know, cool stuff like that. Would really add more to the game don't you think? I dunno if anybody's already requested this, just came to me now.

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  51. I LOVE the penguins! But... it may just be me but since it can keep picking up more penguins, doesn't that mean it kind of like a cheat? I mean, the other characters die in three hits so the penguins kind of has too much of an advantage...

    And also there is an off switch so if you don't like auto aim there shouldn't be a problem... >.<

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  52. @jcyoutube18
    Love your idea, and I agree. MS should make more achievements and special "tasks" to do, which will both earn characters and achievements. Like killing 10 giant furries only with furbombs. This would add hours of additional gameplay, and it´s much more entertaining to play when you are trying to accomplish something, not only get like 100.000 kills.
    And personally, I think more unlockable characters would be fun, but I have 457 875 kills, and would just unlock them instantly... so I like that you can buy characters. And seriously guys, it´s 99 cents. That´s nothing! It´s not even a coffee...

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  53. @Himalayaboy
    Thanks a lot!
    You have 457,875 kills now but that's why I don't think it should matter how many kills you have now, the new kills should all go directly to the specific character of your choice, the total kills not going directly to unlocking, just there to show how many you've killed altogether, having no effect on the game. So you wouldn't be able to unlock anything instantly, you could have a BILLION kills but still need to kill the appropriate number of enemies to unlock characters who need only a few thousand kills!! The kill count unlock system could stay, and be unaffected by however many kills you already have! :)

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  54. Wow...that's absolutely incredible!! That makes the green pack completely worth two dollars. Haha when I first bought this game, I thought "Hey, 99 cents is cheap, right?" After buying all the packs, the price of this game has become five dollar. SO WORTH IT!! Especially if it supports Mountain Sheep! For people who are against spending the 99 cents, or $1.99,, just remember that it will support a company who CONSTANTLY upgrades their software, no matter how slow or fast. =)

    jcyoutube18: Yup, new achievements have been suggested quite a bit, so hopefully we'll see some in this new year! XD Also, I thought the penguins would be unfair at first as well, but after I watched the video, I realized that the extra penguins made the whole group bulky, and thus easy to get hit by furries. Also, it looks to me like they are wielding pistols as opposed to machine guns, so the fire rate is slower, thus making it a bit more fair. That's just what I think anyway. Also, your proposition for the kill system is quite intriguing! =D

    Addressing CLOVERS: People who don't know how many clovers they have, when you are at two clovers, the clover closest to you will start burning, so you know that is you touch that clover you will go into beast mode. So remember, if you collect a burning clover, you will go into beast mode. Hope that cleared things up. =)

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  55. Can you guys pleeeeaassseeee post something with zombies?! i'm so anxious i can't wait anymore!!! :D

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  56. Yes I agree with the anonymous above me, ZOMBIES!!!!!!! I can't wait. More achievements would be awesome, it would be great to add some things like that to the game, that said I feel very selfish, I bought this game back when it was like 4 Aus dollars or something, and I still feel like I have cheated Mountain Sheep, I bought all the charact packs and intend on getting the latest one ASAP but I feel like Mountain Sheep are giving us to much for the price we pay, I encourage everyone to get the DLC its great and Sooo worth it; it helps Mountain Sheep, and is a lot of fun. More characters that cost kills would be great but I think would make me feel selfish, I think use the same game engine or whatever (I'm not the greatest at tech stuff) and just create a sequel with some new people, but please put some new maps in the current Minigore, I wouldn't mind if they were premium.
    Also the Penguins are amazin, the Merch is Amazing, I can't wait for zombies, I can't wait for the Dark Knight, Please do something with Ram-Man and What is the word with Hardgore?

    P.s. Thanks Mathew for the help with clovers, personally I haven't found the new clover system hard but I have always wondered why some of them burned, I thought it was so you could see them easily or something hahaha XD.

    Congrats MS

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  57. I LOVE PENGUINS. and ms, I agree, you guys need more stuff to do in the game, cuz we tend to run out when everyone's unlocked.

    Happy new years!

    -Jalen

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  58. Jenny Gore and the Evil Knight were created like 6 months ago. Hardgore was mentioned over 2 years ago. Al controlled charcters mentioned a little bit ago, no biggy. Zombie Map like 7 months ago. RamMan was mentioned like 3 months ago. And now Penguins??? Should I doubt penguins cuz I'm not but... I love this game, am I asking for to much when I say that they should follow through?!

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  59. You know? I want a site update too with news on zombies because i'm sure that everyone is so estatic for the long awaited game mode :) i seriously play the preview in youtube everyday in hopes of seeing new news on zombies on the website

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  60. @anon (two posts above)

    When jenny was revealed they said that she wasnt going to be in ep4, by now i think she will come late in ep4

    Dark knight is still not ready, they are working on multiplayer instead

    hardgore was pushed aside and they are working on minigore instead, timo said that it will probably end up being put into minigore as a mode

    zombies still need a bit of tweaking but will be out soon

    RamMan wasnt announced for release, they were just showing a previous project, they said that it wasnt being continued.

    Al controlled characters and penguins are in the next update, the idea for penguins was made ages ago and they decided to work on bigger things and then come back to them, they finished them and they will definitely be in the next update

    -Rooteboy

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  61. @rooteboy:
    Have you guys started beta testing yet?

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  62. Hiya Timo this game is awesome 5 stars.
    I was hoping that you could do a section on clips/mini movies about the game like how John gore ended up in hardland or how Jenny died.
    PLZ it's not just me sending you this but I've got 18 other players that think this is a good idea too.
    So PLZ put alot of thought into our message and our idea.

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  63. When can we expect the next update?

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  64. where can we expect something for HD???

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  65. @reece I like your idea, it would be amazing, and jenny is not dead, undead jenny is just a special character, just like zombie gore, and please, ADD ZOMBIES POST, we realy want it ere in venezuela, the venezolans realy like zombies.

    TODO EL QUE HSBLE ESPAÑOL, ENTRE AQUI: http://www.mountainsheep.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=211

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  66. ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  67. so is there an approx date for the penguin update

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