As promised, we've been working on new content including blocks, levels and characters. Last week we showed you our newest character, and this week we have a blocky surprise!
Today's block is a hockey puck shooter, and we know what that means. No one is safe.
Alright enough with the fancy gifs, what does this actually do? How does it work? Why is it in the game? So many questions, so few answers.
The Hockey Puck Shooter (not final name) is a block that shoots a projectile out at laser speed. If you get hit by the puck, your fate will become that of the unfortunate raccoon in the gif above. A red light goes on above the block to warn that it's about to shoot, and that you have to get out of the way. If you're caught anywhere in the line of fire, you're toast! Rubbery, hockey-flavoured toast. You can also stand on the platform... currently you can stand on top of it, but that might change to standing on the platform on which the puck rests... we'll test it and see!
You might think this is an extremely Canadian block, but in fact it was designed by one of our Kickstarter backers from the U.S., who is an avid Caps fan. We made sure to use the red white and blue of the Caps (although it's conveniently the colours of our hometown team, the Habs, as well...). The design isn't final, but the idea is pretty solid, and it adds variety by being a projectile that you don't have time to run away from (like the crossbow).
The block isn't finalized yet as we still need to get more feedback from the Kickstarter backer / designer, but it should be close to this! Yay development!