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Get Space Ranger ASK and 7 other games right now for only $2 at www.bundlebandits.com Space Ranger ASK is the coolest Arcade Shooter you'll ever meet! Play the 20 included Missions featuring 100+ levels of UFO blasting, Spacemen rescues, Mining operations and much more! But what makes Space Ranger ASK stand out from the rest is the easy-to-use, feature packed Mission Editor that puts YOU in control. Design and create your own unique Missions, add in Enemies, Pickups, Decorations and Special objects to fit exactly the game style you want! -GAME FEATURES- - 20 Ready-To-Play Missions containing 100+ Levels - Easy to use Mission Editor - 130+ customizable Game objects, Enemies, Pickups, Decorations and Specials - 35+ level backgrounds - Flexible tiling system - Easy Import/Export for Mission sharing - High energy soundtrack by Ian Frank - Game Control by Touch, Gamepad, Keyboard or Mouse - Windowed/fullscreen on multiple resolutions - Full documentation at the Space Ranger ASK Wik

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A status update for Space Ranger ASK on Steam Greenlight, and also a little explanation on how the Mining Tractor Towers work.

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Space Ranger ASK has been on Steam Greenlight for 4 days, and it's been very exciting for us!

So far, almost 600 people voted YES to get the game on Steam, and we had a lot of positive comments, which is really awesome!

Unfortunately that's far from enough to get the game Greenlit, so if you haven't visited our page already - please do by clicking the link below. And please help us by spreading the word if you can, we need all the help we can get!


Mining Tractor Tower

We had a few questions on how the Mining Tractor Towers actually work, so i thought i'd elaborate a little what they are all about.

Some of the Missions in Space Ranger ASK require you to mine a certain amount of Asteroids, but your guns just aren't powerful enough to destroy them. That's where the Tractor Towers come in.

The towers helps you haul Asteroids towards the Mining Station, which has some really badass lasers that will Mine anything! The Towers communicate with each other when near, and automatically decides which direction it will transport the Asteroids. There need to be at least 1 tower near the Mining Station, or your transport line won't work.

Space Ranger ASK v2.0 Screenshots

You pick up the Towers as any other Pickup in the game, and then deploy it by pressing the Fire Button. If you need to re-deploy, just shoot the tower and it will turn back into the Pickup.

Tractor Tower Pickup

The towers has ranges, which is visible when you fly near them. You need to position the towers so the outer rings overlaps, and the tower near the Mining Station needs to have it within the outer ring. It will grab any Asteroid within range, and start hauling it when it has a valid destination.

Tractor Tower ranges

Once a tower can 'see' either the station or another tower nearby, it will show an arrow which indicate the direction it's gonna transport the Asteroids.

So, in short... Pick up the towers, fire to deply, shoot them to pick up and redeploy, and position them within each others ranges. Once they are set, they will transport those hard-to-kill Asteroids for you!

We also included a Mission called 'Mining Tractor Towers 101' which teaches you everything you need to know in a nice, casual way! =)

That's it for today - thanks for reading! And PLEASE help us by upvoting the game on Steam Greenlight.

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