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Saturday
Sep012012

Freaky Friday: turn on your night light to read this post because it's scary.... SCARY AWESOME!

Just a mere week ago we rolled out update 1.3.2 with a brand new level map: the Abusement Park.  And what an abusingly fun park it is!  You thought, wow, we just got an update with a new map how could SkyVu possibly top that?  I'll tell you how.  WITH ANOTHER FREAKIN AWESOME UPDATE THAT HAS A NEW MAP! 1.3.3!

Speculators were saying that 1.3.3 is just going to be a cosmetic update, and I'm going to tell you that they're so wrong they wish they had a time machine and take it back.  Are you taking it back?  Good.  New skins, bug fixes, and a BRAND NEW HAUNTED CASTLE MAP!

Some of you are saying, won't having a new map push the release back further?  Nope.  We'll release it right on schedule.

What's the schedule?  Tsk tsk you know SkyVu better than that.  We're not announcing the date, but I will say that it will be soon.  Hahaha "soon" is our magic word. We'll keep you updated on our progress for the release every week on this very blog.  Promise!  Always keep your party hat on just in case.

To whet your appetite and wet your pants, our weekly Friday Livestream included a jaw dropping preview of the new level in progress (I've been getting lots of messages about multiple jaws having to be reattached back onto fans-presumbly back in the original location- after our Livestream, are you all ok now?)  Cory gave lucky fans a first look at the HAUNTED CASTLE as he worked in Maya modeling the map.  There will be a spooky graveyard and Cory promised that he would put @SkyVu_AV aka @SkyVu_Ann on a tombstone.  He will put all names of SkyVu people onto tombstones in that graveyard.  Awesome!  High five!  

****p.s. our Livestream info (every Friday 3:30 pm CST- 5:30 pm CST at http://livestream.com/skyvu)



After a quick break to reset our router (holler to Cox internet for always killing our flow) our SkyVu team did a SPOOOOOKY fun play test of the unfinished but functional map!  We found lots of things to fix, I'm going to blame it on the poltergeist haunting the place.  We're gonna fix you poltergeist, and the castle too muahahahaha.  

Here's the castle in all its sinister glory and looking a tad bit "naked."  Tony will be putting his painting skills to dressing it with some grime infested stone walls and decaying headstones soon.  Skulls.  Lots of skulls. I'll remind him.  Rusted suit of armors, frayed flags, dead trees, and many scary things will be added.  Add a suggestion in the comment.



 

HOW EXCITED ARE YOU?  And probably scared too.  Because it's haunted and spooky, right?
Next week: come back for more outrageous update speculations, perhaps we'll talk about the freaky costumes the bears will be wearing to go trick-o-treating.  And by trick-o-treating I mean Team Deathmatch and Plant the Bomb in BBR!



--AV (filling in for Tony)

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Reader Comments (36)

There should be mist in some areas/or every minute. Also, maybe a sullen bell sound every couple of minutes?
I think this map will be great for all classes. Cant wait!!!! :D

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatrius

Jack-O-Lanterns, duh.

OOOH, Zombie Huggable remains.

MAYBE a poster that changes, depending on how you look at it. Creep dem out!

AND in the middle of the tower. JACKSON! Or a huggable, hanging by a noose.
HAHAHA, poor Jackson, his body all mangled by them Huggables.

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOGBearyBear

I don't know what tony will put in the tunnel but maybe some gas lanterns or candles on the wall. This map is awesome. Lol I thought u forgot about the blog Ann.

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkd6767

This is going to be so ridicoloudly awesome! Pants were wet while reading this ^^
these blogs and this community (and of course the fabolous game itself) is the reason i play Battle Bears! :D

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGnifle

AWESOME just wonder what "soon" would mean for them

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbbrfan11

omg i thought of a map like this and posted about it! SWEET!

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkenmister1

you should add bat huggables swooping around the stage! Also, as a little touch there should zombie huggables coming out of some of the graves :D

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbowler27

You guys are awesome. Just awesome. BTW, HAPPEH BIRTHDAY!!!!

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAsianLink

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Are you sure you want your name on a tombstone?

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRing

Wow these sounds awesome guys!!!! I saw the livestream the castle was like amazing if you guys are gonna put all that staff up it will be amazing! What if you put ghost appering like everywhere you walk too jajaj that would be really scary, i would like to say thank you guys for everything yall done its amazing foreal!!!!! I cant wait for the new update! Halloween update!!! Nice and the all the classes are gonna have an own costume nice!!!

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter[B]{ROJO CAPO}

Awesome! I watched the whole stream and I loved it!

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBoboimo

OMG DEATHMATCH IN BBR! :D

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoshjunes

Make like a swinging axe or something :) if u walk into it it counts as suicide :D

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOliver

YAY you use unity pro? Can you teach me how to do that. Of course i will not copy your hardwork. And can you please get a new mode instead of new map? I think free for all and capture the flag will be a good one.


P.S. Do not take too serious with this comment. I just wanna share my idea :D

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfiqri1999

This sounds awesome!!! I cant wait to play it, i just need to get my wifi fixed so i can play it!

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBBR_ADDICT

Yay!

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTechWing

Just a suggestion, but make remnants of a battle be on the ground. Also add sinister music, and make skeletons be everywhere.

Peace.

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBBR Player

make sure it has a mario reference! ;D

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter1nachoboy5

It's a Halloween map, you say? You should add spiderwebs and pumpkin heads! That would be awesome :3

Can't wait to play this map! Agh, the anticipation is eating me alive XD

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaltshaker99

you guys should put ghosts popping up from certain places in the stage

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRandomDude

make some ghost going around the map and make them attack you by making you go opposite direction. first comment

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMinecraft Dude

The Haunted Castle should have real poltergeist flying around! They could do something or just be aesthetic, but they should appear randomly and interact with the player (such as flying straight at them). There should also be ghostly distortions, such as walls appearing and disappearing. This should Also be random yet player based, such a one player runs through a ghost wall, but then a second player,in pursuit of the first, runs towards it and it becomes solid. There should Also be ectoplasmic goo, which gives players short boosts.

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSean M.

You should make traps
Like things that you touch and you fall in to.

September 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe O.CO Lover

I think the update will release on halloween cause the map.Any way,I suggest you put pumpkins,graveyard and candies.

September 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercode432876

I want undead huggables on the walls!!!

September 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUnknown

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