Got Friends?


Having sent iPad’s Viva la Turret off for approval, we were once again faced with our favorite dilemma: what’s next? Artwork and concepts for Game II have been piling up since March of last year. But in the volumes of never-realized ideas for Tilt to Live, one has persistently tugged at our heartstrings: cooperative play. Before we move on, we just gotta.

February 24th is TtL’s first birthday, and what better present is there for our game-child than two player Viva la Turret? None, and don’t tell us how to raise our kid.

Why Viva la Turret? It works more naturally as a two-player game than the other modes. One of you will man the Perforator, defending your imperiled teammate as he grabs jewels and brings you fresh pickups. All of the rules and dot behaviors are being redone to accommodate two players, so expect a fresh remix of familiar Viva elements.

Coop (nearby/offline only) will be a free update for anyone who’s purchased the Viva la Turret Expansion. The iPhone version is about 60% complete, and should be released around the end of next month.

Categories: Tilt to Live

30 responses to “Got Friends?”

  1. Gennaro says:

    Wow! Really unexpected. I would never have thought that TTL would be the type of game to get online. One quick question, will it only be local co-op or will you use gamecenter to pair us up with other people? Looking forward to it either way 🙂

  2. chris17571 says:

    @Gennaro: I read on an article about the upcoming update and thay say it would be a local multiplayer via bluetooth:

  3. Adam says:

    Yep, it’s a bluetooth dealie. I’ve updated the article to clarify.

  4. Ancro says:

    Do you need more beta testers? And have you tried TestFlight? 😉

  5. Jarod says:

    Well I suppose it will be fun for the people who have local friends to play with. Personally I have no one local to play with. Over the internet I would have a ton of people to work with. But I could see the lag being a problem.

    Hopefully this will not include a bunch of achievements you will never be able to attain without a friend. That would be frustrating.

  6. Someone says:

    Is it cooperative? Because my 6 mil. power would own someone.

  7. Someone says:

    Nevermind. I wasn’t reading the post.

  8. Gennaro says:

    Aww. I was hoping you would be able to play iver internet.
    Still I have one or two friends who I can play with.

  9. lloyd says:

    From the looks of the screen, I hope we can play as a black arrow!

  10. Super Volcano says:

    I would love achievements for co-op!
    I think Classic could work with co-op with a bit of work. Actually, that just gave me a great idea…

  11. Solan says:

    This seems so awesome! I only see one problem for me… My only friend I could play together with just left!(;-;)

  12. Someone says:

    When do we get competitive? Better yet, when do we get the one where we can maul each other?

  13. Someone says:

    I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m asking a lot of questions, (because I am) but in the game, is it possible to switch roles in the middle of the game by having the other player get a turret?

  14. Lloyd says:

    I’m getting bored of waiting for the hd update to come. How long does it take apple?

  15. Someone says:

    Since nobody is answering any questions, you forgot the period on the Frostbite description. Small fix. Yay. Arms race 1st place in Game Center has messed up capital letters. Muahahahaha. I have pointed out your typing errors!

  16. Avenged110 says:

    I wanna play as the black one! (Even though the white one is better)

  17. Randy says:

    Finally got every achievement in the game. The 500,000 points in frostbite was tough, but then after I surpassed that number I got like 950,000 points. This is my favorite game on the app store!

  18. Adam says:

    @Someone: Turrets will expire like usual. The player outside is in charge of feeding the turret new weapon orbs to keep it alive. If you want to be the shooter, just stop bringing your partner orbs. He can’t get them on his own.

    But that’s not exactly in the spirit of teamwork.

  19. Someone says:

    Let me be the first to say… VLT HD is awesome. The pause thing is kind of annoying. I think it needs an option to turn it off or something.

  20. Someone says:

    Well, I unlocked the Perforator, got a highscore of over 4 million, all the achievements… and now I’m bored.

  21. Ira1017 says:

    This is gonna be one of the best updates ever!

  22. Randy says:

    When this update comes out, can you play multiplayer with an iPad and iPhone?

  23. ira1017 says:

    It would be cool if you could play with Game Center!

  24. Kevin says:

    I love this game and the 24th is my birthday too

  25. Avenged110 says:

    Will co-op via game center be something you guys will look at for a future update, or is this as far as multiplayer goes? (Not that I am disappointed, far from it, just wondering)

  26. D4RKD34TH says:

    I just saw viva la coop in gamecenter that must mean it’s really close WOOT!

  27. Avenged110 says:

    @D4RKD34TH Screenshots? I wanna see it (it’s not showing up on my iphone yet…

  28. FloRider says:

    What happens when someone dies? It’d be cool if the dead person floated onto the screen in a bubble for the other player to pop (like new super mario bros wii!!) and allow him to keep playing!!!

  29. Michael says:

    Very cool. I won’t exactly have anyone to play with, but still a cool concept.

    I could see competitive for like, Gauntlet; last arrow standing wins.

    And co-op classic could still be alot of fun just plopping another arrow in there.

    Hell, even frostbite could work. Both players play on their own fields, clearing dots accurately or via the power-ups sends additional waves to the opponents screen. Kinda like a puzzle game.

    Don’t miss out on an opportunity to give each mode a fun multiplayer component, despite well over half of us being unable to use it.

    Cheers OML, I still boot up TTL all the time. Very well made, and extremely addicting. Excited to see your next project! iPhone lacks good arcade games..

  30. Avide says:

    24th is my birthday too ! But I think I’m not going to like this update (I’m not really a coop guy)