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Boss 101 is about a boy and his jetpack fighting to save the world from a total Boss beatdown. The robo bosses are loose and it's up to Max and his trusty jetpack to bring them down. The easy stuff is done and it's all about beating randomly generated bosses YOU CREATE! That's right - YOU roll your own boss in the Make a Boss generator! Then YOU fight them for prizes, upgrades and HATS! Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions - drop me a comment or feel free to contact me with a PM or mail! YES! -Tim

Post news Report RSS 2015.10.05 Boss 101 The Hat Store!

Welcome back to another weekly update and this week we are looking at the Boss 101 Store fronts, specifically the Hat Store.

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Boss 101 Weekly update – setting up the stores

The hat store, as you may guess, is where you buy all the sweet lids for the game. These can give you various powers and increase your ability to do battle.

The OG Store!



Let’s start with we have come a LONG way since the first version of the game store. Back in the day we were integrating everything together including the room for the guys. Back then the store was a pretty straightforward thing with not a lot of zazz. That was OK but we knew we wanted to evolve it to have more features and be able to display more information. Also – the hats this time around could do a lot more so we wanted to feature more of what you get for your money.

Example of the store in action



The first step was to arrange to store as both a selling and storage unit for purchased hats. We have over 200 hats in the game currently. As tends to happen in games with lots of inventory the design is based around the player buying a steady progression of hats as they move through the levels. Hats get more powerful and more expensive and in an ideal situation there is something for the player to buy at all times (or at least look forward to purchasing).



Some hats get locked out due to level or money requirements. In an earlier version of the hat store we had a ‘closet theme’ going but it didn’t seem to match up well in terms of art and look for the rest of the command center. We modified it up to look more like something the gophers would have made and it is a LOT more in line with the game now. Check it!



Also – here is an example of some of the buff icons you will see attached to the various hats as well as a rating for each. Using this you can see what a hat is good for an how powerful it is. Helpful when picking the best hat to battle with.

Store Buff Icon Examples




Examples used in the Store!



Sneak Peak Weapons of destruction – the Ultra Gun.

Lay the serious smack down!



Thanks again for stopping by and we hope you enjoyed this look behind the scenes.

Remember to always - LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Tim

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LordofGilneas
LordofGilneas

Heh I love the animated commentary gifs.

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DonleyTimeFoundation Author
DonleyTimeFoundation

Heehee! Thanks, we are putting effort into making the Command Center and the other areas fun to be in with lots to do and enjoy if you like.

Appreciate the comment!

-Tim

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