For the Completionists
What's in it for those who want to 100% War Ender?
Since revamping the bonus levels in the game recently, there's been a question I had been trying to answer for a long time...what happens when you 100% War Ender? I put off answering this question for a long time because, quite frankly, I didn't find it very important. But as we get closer and closer to having all the game's levels in, it's a question I keep coming back to. To recap what's happened in the last couple weeks, War Ender has a playable final boss that can be fought from beginning to end. I've also created two more of the game's bonus levels and even created a Facebook page for the game (I know, the horror!).
This means that the game just needs an ending after you defeat the final boss and one last bonus level put into place. I'm working on those things as we speak. But going back to the original question, what happens when you do everything you can? What's the game's reward for clearing all the main levels, destroying the checkpoints, and clearing the four bonus levels? Well, the answer to that question lies in bonus level 5, the final bonus level the player can unlock.
To prove that you really are all that, War Ender has one last challenge for you when you do everything else in the game. I won't go into any details at all, but your final challenge in War Ender, should you choose to accept it, comes in the form of an extra boss fight. Now of course, I'm not going to reveal any details about how this boss works here, as I'd like players to discover that for themselves. But I do hope that many feel it is a worthy final battle by the time they reach that point. Anyone that can reach this battle and win is permitted to call themselves a true master of War Ender.
It won't be much longer now before it'll be time to start laying down a general time for when the game is coming out. I've been saying in the summer for a while now but I won't make any concrete announcements until two things happen. First, all the game's levels must be in place. Second, I'll take time to figure out what time will be best to release this in. Once I know that and have the levels ready, I'll start giving out more info. When release day does come, I wish all the completionists out there luck in accomplishing everything War Ender has on offer. It'll be quite a ride, for sure.
Of course, this extra battle is already going through development. As I said earlier, I just need to put together an ending and finish creating this extra boss. By the time the next dev blog rolls around (feels like I say that a lot lately), there really isn't any reason why I can't be here telling you that the game's levels are all in. From there it will be a matter of playing through the game multiple times, getting it as polished as possible, and then...release! It'll be an exciting time indeed!
A couple blogs ago I mentioned that War Ender was getting revamped bonus levels. This extra boss fight is something that came as a result of going through the bonus levels and giving them a makeover. The feedback I've received throughout this process has been awesome and I hope this can act as one of the ways that I say 'thank you' to you. It pains me that I can't show anything off, but I do look forward to the day when players will be able to experience it for themselves.
Until next time!