Community, Press & Accolades
The ever talented Maxwell Mcgee runs a podcast called Dinner with the Devs where he grabs some developrs, some dinner, and some recording equipment and makes a podcast. If you’re curious about game development and what kind of people these game developers are, it’s makes for a good listen.
Theresa and I had the pleasure of being in the latest episode, which you can listen to here. Normally in interviews and podcasts, Theresa and I end up talking a lot about what we do (Cannon Brawl), but not so much about who we are. So it was fun to do this podcast with Maxwell where we covered more about how we met on a crystal dig, how to use ouija boards, and other types of strange stories we’ve been a part of. I enjoyed listening to it just as much as I enjoyed hanging out with Theresa and Maxwell recording it.
Dinner with the Devs has a lot of other good podcasts with other indie devs, so I recommend taking a listen!
READY YOUR AIM, CANNON BRAWL IS FIRED UP FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 19th 2014
Addictively fun and fast-paced, Cannon Brawl, is launching on Steam for PC and Mac
San Francisco, CA–August 20th 2014–Turtle Sandbox LLC today announces Cannon Brawl is set to release on September 19th 2014. Cannon Brawl is a fast paced action strategy game that combines the skill-based play of a classic artillery game with the rapid-fire pacing of an RTS. “Cannon Brawl is the game we’ve always wished existed,” said Peter Angstadt, cofounder of Turtle Sandbox. “It combines two compelling game mechanics, with explosively fun results.”
More than two years in development, this game has been crafted with love by the two person development team and the community on Steam Early Access since July 2013. With player feedback in mind, Turtle Sandbox has been hard at work cranking out new features, airships, war machines, and support and balance for the most popular game mode, online multiplayer. With a treasure box of new features lined up for launch, including an online multiplayer lobby, Cannon Brawl is getting fired up for it’s full release.
Matches are quick, fun, and fast paced. Players choose from a wide array of pilots and war machines to create a combination of buildings that they can drop from airships across 2D multiplayer maps to decimate their opponents. With resource management, territory control, and war machine upgrades, players will find an intense RTS experience wrapped up in a delightful fantasy world.
Between the campaign, puzzle levels, nightmare mode, and online multiplayer support, there are hours of gameplay to enjoy in this indie offering.
Cannon Brawl is available for PC and Mac on Steam.
About Turtle Sandbox
Turtle Sandbox is an up and coming indie outfit comprised of Theresa Duringer and Peter Angstadt. After meeting at Maxis they splintered off to spin up their own game company. Keeping things small has given them the creative freedom to push boundaries in development and come up with something totally new. Cannon Brawl represents their debut offering as indie game developers.
I met Emily Lemay from Max Level at GaymerX recently. She had a lot of wonderful comments about the game.
“Looking at the big picture, Cannon Brawl is a fast-paced and compelling adventure that turns the average real-time artillery genre on its head. It’s a tower defense game on acid whose goofy, loving best friend is permanently stuck to its hip. It’s elegantly unique, and opens up an entirely new door for indie games.” – Lemay
Check out the full article on MaxLevel.
Gamer Thumb posted a Cannon Brawl Preview.
“Cannon Brawl is Worms… meets Starcraft… meets Plants vs Zombies… Decision-making is therefore called upon more than any other skill in Cannon Brawl, and as previously mentioned, you’ve got to be damn quick about it.
Turtle Sandbox is onto a winner, and for just $10 you can enjoy a relatively complete game and help guide the developer towards a polished final release.”
Check out the full write up on Gamer Thumb here!
The folks over at RadioGamesBrazil are playing CannonBrawl, and have written about their impressions!
“When we receive the Early Access for Steam Cannon Brawl game, I really did not know what to think… Now we’re playing, I can say with propriety that this is one of the best releases of 2013 Steam yet.” – translated from Pudell at RadioGamesBrasil.
Read the full article here on RadioGamesBrazil.