Boss 101 is the story about a boy, his jetpack and MILLIONS of randomly generated bosses. We aim to bring you as much fun and entertainment as possible.

2017.08.20 How to Make A Hat in Boss 101
2017.08.12 Wiki, Contests and Early Beta
2017.08.05 Status Displays & Hat Contest Continues!
2017.07.29 Hat Contest
2017.07.22 Steam Achievements
2017.07.15 Lore and History Part 2
2017.07.08 Lore and History
2017.07.02 Arcade Games Roundup!
2017.06.25 Updates and Upgrades
2017.06.18 Hat Store Sorting
2017.06.11 Mini Quest Achievements
2017.06.08 Video Peek at Boss 101 by RobJ
2017.06.04 June Development Update
2017.05.27 Big Boss Bombs
2017.05.20 Super Boss Warps
2017.05.13 Weapon Effects, polish & great games!
2017.05.07 The Robo Council and More!
2017.04.29 Options and Keyboard Mapping
2017.04.23 Submergible Bosses
2017.04.15 Train Boss and Updates
2017.04.09 Three Years of Progress
2017.04.02 Super Bombs!
2017.03.25 Polish and Fun pt2
2017.03.19 Polish and Fun pt1
2017.03.12 BERL Video series, Part 9 The Hat Room
2017.03.04 BERL Video series, Part 8 Make A Boss!
2017.02.25 BERL Video series, Part 7 The Map Room
2017.02.18 BERL Video series, Part 6 Endless Boss Mode
2017.02.11 Progress Update towards Shipping
2017.02.05 BERL Video series, Part 5 The Upgrade Gophers
2017.01.28 BERL Video series, Part 4 The Upgrade Room
2017.01.21 BERL Video series, Part 3 The Arcade Room
2017.01.14 BERL Video series, Part 2 The Gun Store
2017.01.07 BERL Video series, Command Center
2017.01.01 BERL as your guide in Boss 101
2016.12.24 Boss 101 Year End Wrap Up
2016.12.17 Boss 101 December 2016 Gameplay Trailer
2016.12.10 Cameras and Warnings
2016.12.03 End of Round Awards
2016.11.26 Release Notes, VFX and MUCH MORE!
2016.11.19 Arcade Games, Options and Cleanup
2016.11.12 UI Improvements across last year
2016.11.05 Breakout Games and Art Re-use
2016.10.29 Making and arcade Tank Game for Boss 101
2016.10.22 Finishing the Gopher WIKI
2016.10.15 Tutorials and BERL
2016.10.09 The editors we use
2016.09.24 Guns in the Game
2016.09.17 Equipment, UI and Animations
2016.09.17 Equipment, UI and Animations
2016.09.03 Equipping you for battle!
2016.08.28 Dialog Box Advancements
2016.08.13 Help Panels and Rob's Store
2016.08.13 Polishing the Stores
2016.08.13 Polishing the Stores
2016.08.09 Sweating the details on the UI
2016.07.31 World Building with Environments
2016.07.25 Hats, Costumes and more!
2016.07.18 The Gopher Space Station
2016.07.12 Adding Fog in 2D Levels
2016.07.04 Making a Bow Weapon
2016.06.27 Debug Rooms and Bosses
2016.06.20 Polishing a Boss
2016.06.13 The Gopher Ambulance!
2016.06.06 Phone Calls and IRX 2016
2016.05.31 The Robo Council
2016.05.22 Pet and Map Room Magic
2016.05.15 Galactic Passports
2016.05.10 ROB's Travel Plans
2016.04.30 ROB has your back
2016.04.24 Warping in the Clicks Ship
2016.04.18 Cute Pet Buddies
2016.04.11 The Gravity Gun
2016.04.05 Humble Store, Rogues Gallery and more!
2016.03.28 World Building in Boss 101
2016.03.21 The Boss 101 UI and You!
2016.03.14 Dev Update and Early Access addressed
2016.03.07 Super Boss Battle Tunes
2016.02.29 Scheduling the Magic
2016.02.22 Making A Super Boss
2016.02.15 IRX 2016 T-Shirt Design
2016.02.08 Transporter Room
2016.02.01 Making Art the Smart Way
2016.01.25 Boss 101 Robo Weapon Hands!
2016.01.17 Boss 101 Robo-Fighting Hotline
2016.01.11 Map Room and Rob's Room Development
2016.01.04 Dialog Creation and Happy New Year
2015.12.27 Boss 101 Year of Development Review
2015.12.21 The Train Boss
2015.12.14 Your Awesome Chain Gun
2015.12.07 Tuning the Bosses
2015.11.30 Gopher Clicker and more!
2015.11.23 Boss 101 Release Date News
2015.11.16 Gopher Clicker and more!
2015.11.09 Background Creation in Boss 101
2015.11.02 Finding your Gopher Friends
2015.10.26 Making Weather in Boss 101
2015.10.19 Warp travel and Fireworks
2015.10.12 Boss Warp Gates
2015.10.05 Making the Hat Store
2015.09.28 Arcade Modes
2015.09.21 Cinematic Transitions and Zagnuts
2015.09.14 Endless Boss Launch
2015.09.07 Behind the Cinematics
2015.08.31 Updating the Arcade Machine
2015.08.24 World Building
2015.08.17 Steam Store Open and UI Improvements
2015.08.10 Creating Cinematic Stories
2015.08.01 Gopher Science Team & Sun stealing
>>>Links to all other updates for Boss 101<<<

Boss 101 is a shooter at its core and we like to think it's a little more since it's got a story driving it forward. It's not JUST blasting robo baddies and rolling onto the next level. There is real human drama here folks. This whole adventure is triggered when your brother makes a simple birthday request?





You get to roll YOUR OWN BOSS!

A COMPLETE set for the kitty boss he would look like this!
When you need fashion and stylish upgrades we have HATS!!
One of the sweet hats you can purchase and bring into battle!

A few of the guns available to you during the game.




Take a break and fly a kite in Boss 101. Chat it up with your buddy as you soak in the rays. Maybe you’ll learn something.


You might end blasting samurai swords at warp!


Talk with you soon and LIVE YOUR DREAMS!!!


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Hello and thank you for joining us again in another weekly Boss 101 Update. Let’s get on with the show, shall we?

How to Make a Hat in Boss 101

With all the talk about hat contests we wanted to revisit how we make hats for Boss 101. In the three plus years of development a lot of ideas have come and gone but hat making has stayed the same. Why you ask? Well, we hit upon a pretty simple way that works well for us though YOUR mileage may vary.

Boss 101 has limited animation on the main character. That’s as much a decision based on team size and time as it is on style. One of the side effects of this was making costumes or hats is MUCH easier. We basically use hat stickers to cover up the main character. This can be a partial or a complete cover but the result is the changing of the appearance.

Another nice thing is we can add in minor limb animation and eye blinks for maximum cuteness! Check out the behind the scenes below!

Setup with all hats in a file

Picking one to edit - animation check

Sprite test

In Game Examples

Hat Test in game

Hat Contest Ends Today

Hop you got your suggestions in! We had a LOT of amazing suggestions and are going to have to pare down all the good ones. In fact we have SO MANY amazing suggestions that we will likely be putting any we didn’t pick on the Boss 102 list! You see how we are! We appreciate all your help and thank you again!

Look for updates and WINNERS in next week's big update!


We have a ton of great suggestions but could always use another if you have one!

Design a Hat for Boss 101. Well, more like SUGGEST a Hat for Boss 101! HAHA!

So yes, we are planning on getting Boss 101 in your hands soon and ONE LAST THING we are doing is running a contest to YOU to suggest a hat. Drop us a line anywhere (details follow) and we'll collect all the submissions and pick one to go into the game in Boss 101 style. Suggest what you like but realize we will have to respect various licenses and copyrights. Also we will be taking any suggestion and Boss 101’ing it in our own way. You only need to supply a suggestion and we will put it on the list.

General Contest Rules and Guides:
- Entry is free and thank you for your support!
- Suggest any subject, theme or person you might like to see as a Boss 101 hat
- You can suggest anything - animate or inanimate!
- Please use common sense. Offensive or tasteless suggestions aren’t needed or welcome.
- If your idea is chosen we will do our best to bring it to life
- You can suggest in the replies here or mail us at hatcontest @ (remove spaces)
- The contest will run three weeks

Thank you for your time and we appreciate all your support!

And as always - remember to LIVE YOUR DREAMS!


Boss 101 Info Roundup
Release Date: 2017
Planned Price: $9.99
Boss 101 Steam Store Page:
Please wishlist us if you would be so kind!

2017.08.12 Boss 101 Wiki, Contests and Early Beta

2017.08.12 Boss 101 Wiki, Contests and Early Beta

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Yep, you heard right – we have started to send out Steam keys to selected groups for play testing feedback. If you think you are on that list and haven’t...

2017.08.05 Boss 101 Status Displays & Hat Contest Continues!

2017.08.05 Boss 101 Status Displays & Hat Contest Continues!


As you may know already we have a series of status effects in the game that can trip up your fight against the bosses. Of course we provide you with PLENTY...

2017.07.29 Boss 101 Hat Contest and More!

2017.07.29 Boss 101 Hat Contest and More!


So yes, we are planning on getting Boss 101 in your hands soon and ONE LAST THING we are doing is running a contest to YOU to suggest a hat. Drop us a...

2017.07.22 Boss 101 Steam Achievements

2017.07.22 Boss 101 Steam Achievements


So you know we have spoken about the various in-game alerts for things like minor quests and story related activities. Well, a few of these dovetail into...

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Great looking game, keep it up! >___> ..put it on nintendoooo

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DonleyTimeFoundation Creator

Yes!!! We would love to see this on a Nintendo console. The main goal at the moment is the PC release but immediately after that we are looking at console and as many languages as we can reasonably manage! Thank you!

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this game looks amazing! please keep updating it im really looking forward to trying this!

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DonleyTimeFoundation Creator

Hey thank you so much! Appreciate the kind words and support!

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the setting somehow reminded me of Duke Nukem 1 :D

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DonleyTimeFoundation Creator

HA!! I can see that. Man, that is a trip down memory lane!

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Really cool looking game, I really like the art style!

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DonleyTimeFoundation Creator

Thank you! Appreciate the kinds words. We're working hard to make Boss 101 special.


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Great stuff!

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DonleyTimeFoundation Creator

Hey thank you so much! Glad you stopped by and hope you continue to do so! We appreciate your support.


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