Monday, January 2, 2017

Version 2 and the Future of Mecha Drop

Hello there, it's been a while! A really long while! Almost 6 years, in fact. I obviously had much more grand plans for Mecha Drop than I was able to execute on in a timely fashion; so I have to apologize for the massive delay.

The good news is that version 2 was just released on the iOS App Store and it has all 8 playable characters that were originally planned.

The bad news is that Isis is missing visuals for one of her abilities, there are no sound effects for the abilities, and the UI is still temporary.

As for Mecha Drop's future, updates will now have a dramatically reduced feature set considering how long it took to come out with version 2.

Version 2.1

  • Visuals for the second Isis ability.
  • Improved UI, including tooltips for how to use each characters' abilities.
Version 2.2
  • Multiplayer
Story Mode had to get cut, unfortunately. There will also most likely not be a version 3; version 2.2 will probably be the last big release.

Sorry to disappoint, Mecha Drop fans, and thanks for waiting. I hope you enjoy version 2!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Version 2.0 Update + 2.2 Teaser

Hello everyone! We are still hard at work on Mecha Drop version 2 here at Bright and Shiny Games, and we want you guys to know what we've got planned.

When Mecha Drop v2 goes live, the game will be all about characters. We have 8 total characters we are developing for version 2: 6 playable characters, 1 tutorial mode character, and 1 last boss character. All characters will have their own backgrounds! In addition, all playable and boss characters in Mecha Drop will have their own unique active and passive abilities.

The new Story Mode will be a tournament style setting where you choose a character and battle through a series of other characters until you beat the game! Beating the game with one character will unlock another.

The current Mecha Drop Play mode will become a Time Attack mode with the addition that you can choose a character for the mode, so you will have the chance to rack up serious points using your abilities if you were having trouble before!

We also have a revamped interface coming in version 2 to support all the content we're adding.

Mecha Drop 2.0 is going to blow you away! Maxell style!

Last but not least, we decided that after we introduce more characters in version 2.1, we are going to introduce MULTIPLAYER battles over Bluetooth and WiFi in version 2.2! Sorry, GameCenter, you will have to wait another patch. Here at BASGames, we are SUPER STOKED about implementing multiplayer for Mecha Drop. Playing against the computer can get old, but playing against other players never does. Not only that, but few other puzzle games even have this capability.

We are dedicated to making Mecha Drop a unique gameplay experience and absolutely worth your hard earned money!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Version 1.1 released

Version 1.1 of Mecha Drop, which turns the game into a universal app, is now available on the iPad AND iPhone app store. The game can now be run natively on iPad without having to run it in iPhone emulation mode.

Get it:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Version 1.1 submitted!

Here at Bright and Shiny Games, we are super anxious to give our players the best Mecha Drop experience possible.

After version 1.0.2 released yesterday, we immediately jumped on our next version, 1.1. Turns out we were smart about how we built the game and we have already completed and submitted version 1.1 to the app store!

This version turns Mecha Drop into a universal binary. That means you can play Mecha Drop with artwork made for the device you're playing (iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch).

That's going to be it for a while. Our next release is going to be HUGE because that will be our STORY MODE release.