Chillingo today posted details of an upcoming update to their 3D vector-based retro title Vector Tanks [App Store] in our forums.

The game will bring:

  • Fixed shooting stars that were broken in 1.0
  • Added menuing system
  • Pause / exit current game feature
  • Game settings for:
    • vector glow
    • brightness
    • filled shapes
    • reverse controls
  • How to play button
  • About screen
  • New starting skill level selection
    • expert
    • medium
    • novice
    • practice (enemies do not fire at you - scoring is disabled)
  • Added some low frequency engine sound

App Store Link: Vector Tanks, $2.99

  • PeterM11

    Sounds great! I always thought it would be nice to have an opening window instead of open>press>play

  • PeterM11

    Sounds great! I always thought it would be nice to have an opening window instead of open>press>play

  • gootch12

    Peter,
    I LOVE this game. But, Please please please, I know it is a little contradictory to the whole retro spirit, but please...
    1) Online leaderboards, (like blue attack!) would be great, (It'll REALLY keep me coming back) And...
    2) some sort of statistics (tanks killed, jeeps killed, max score from single shot, time played, etc.)
    I really think these things would add to the games re-playability.
    Whatcha think?

  • gootch12

    Peter,
    I LOVE this game. But, Please please please, I know it is a little contradictory to the whole retro spirit, but please...
    1) Online leaderboards, (like blue attack!) would be great, (It'll REALLY keep me coming back) And...
    2) some sort of statistics (tanks killed, jeeps killed, max score from single shot, time played, etc.)
    I really think these things would add to the games re-playability.
    Whatcha think?

  • PeterM11

    @gootch12 haha. im not sure if you are directing that towards me... but if you are i just wanna let you know im not the peter that made the game. haha. i think those ideas sound great though. XD

  • PeterM11

    @gootch12 haha. im not sure if you are directing that towards me... but if you are i just wanna let you know im not the peter that made the game. haha. i think those ideas sound great though. XD

  • gootch12

    @PeterM11 lol that's funny. I didn't even notice that the previous poster (you) was named Peter! I was directing the request towards Peter Hirschberg. But thanks for backing me up on the ideas! :)

  • gootch12

    @PeterM11 lol that's funny. I didn't even notice that the previous poster (you) was named Peter! I was directing the request towards Peter Hirschberg. But thanks for backing me up on the ideas! :)

  • PeterM11

    @gootch12
    hahaha. no problem.

  • PeterM11

    @gootch12
    hahaha. no problem.

  • http://peterhirschberg.com Peter Hirschberg

    Online leaderboards is something I am looking into right now and will definitely be in an upcoming version. That and network play are my 2 most requested features!

    -Peter

  • http://peterhirschberg.com Peter Hirschberg

    Online leaderboards is something I am looking into right now and will definitely be in an upcoming version. That and network play are my 2 most requested features!

    -Peter

  • gootch12

    Thanks Peter, that's great! What do you think about statistics someday? Oh, and how are those helicopters coming along?!? ;)

  • gootch12

    Thanks Peter, that's great! What do you think about statistics someday? Oh, and how are those helicopters coming along?!? ;)

  • djasmith

    Picking this one up now :)

    Looking forward to some enhanced retro arcade action.

    I have such fond memories of Battlezone.

    Thanks for the update news Peter.

  • djasmith

    Picking this one up now :)

    Looking forward to some enhanced retro arcade action.

    I have such fond memories of Battlezone.

    Thanks for the update news Peter.

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    Yes!
    No!
    MAybe SOOOOO!
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    you need tyo tell this to evryonew this is a bad game why woudl anyolne by this

    YUUUUCKKKKKKKK!!!

  • Ace

    Just downloaded this - pure awesome! Perfect for this retro fan, and much easier to play than the original Battlezone.

    Update sounds fantastic, can't wait - looking forward to menus, and most of all the vector glow and brightness options.

    Well done!!!

  • Ace

    Just downloaded this - pure awesome! Perfect for this retro fan, and much easier to play than the original Battlezone.

    Update sounds fantastic, can't wait - looking forward to menus, and most of all the vector glow and brightness options.

    Well done!!!

  • http://peterhirschberg.com Peter Hirschberg

    I was actually thinking of doing some statistics the other day and then I saw your comment. Consider it on my "todo" list!

    I got about halfway through modeling a helicopter but got distracted by other things. :-)

    It will probably be 1.3 before the helicopters are in as 1.2 will have additional tanks, tanks with turrets, and more than one tank attacking at a time. I'm hoping to wrap that up by next week.

    -Peter

  • http://peterhirschberg.com Peter Hirschberg

    I was actually thinking of doing some statistics the other day and then I saw your comment. Consider it on my "todo" list!

    I got about halfway through modeling a helicopter but got distracted by other things. :-)

    It will probably be 1.3 before the helicopters are in as 1.2 will have additional tanks, tanks with turrets, and more than one tank attacking at a time. I'm hoping to wrap that up by next week.

    -Peter

  • gootch12

    Excellent! Thank you. Thank you. :)

    P.S. I only referenced blue attack!'s leaderboards because they are particularly well implemented. They include local/global & all scores/daily. Very nice. (Although for now it is only the top ten, top fifty would be better.) You might want to check it out if you haven't.

    Thanks again! LOVE your game already...looking forward to all the updates!

  • gootch12

    Excellent! Thank you. Thank you. :)

    P.S. I only referenced blue attack!'s leaderboards because they are particularly well implemented. They include local/global & all scores/daily. Very nice. (Although for now it is only the top ten, top fifty would be better.) You might want to check it out if you haven't.

    Thanks again! LOVE your game already...looking forward to all the updates!

  • Greg

    Wow, Vector Tanks seems have a lot of forward movement. I've learned to buy games for what they are now and not what they might be in the future but Peter's features are putting this on my watch list. I'm heavily considering by the game as is as it reminds me of Battlezone and Spectra Challanger.

  • Greg

    Wow, Vector Tanks seems have a lot of forward movement. I've learned to buy games for what they are now and not what they might be in the future but Peter's features are putting this on my watch list. I'm heavily considering by the game as is as it reminds me of Battlezone and Spectra Challanger.

  • Mike

    I'm in my early 40s and Vector Tanks is probably the game I play the most on my iPhone. Of course, I'm old enough to remember pumping quarters into the old game in our small town arcade, "back in the day", and it is safe to say that I was addicted to the concept. But Peter Hirschberg's version trumps them all. I annoyed a dental hygienist the other day while playing this game in the waiting room. She called my name not once, not twice, but THREE times. I was lost in the heat of battle and couldn't be bothered! I had no qualms with the game in its present state (I didn't even know there were shooting stars, for example, let alone "broken" ones!) but hey, updates are always welcome. Thanks, Peter.

  • Mike

    I'm in my early 40s and Vector Tanks is probably the game I play the most on my iPhone. Of course, I'm old enough to remember pumping quarters into the old game in our small town arcade, "back in the day", and it is safe to say that I was addicted to the concept. But Peter Hirschberg's version trumps them all. I annoyed a dental hygienist the other day while playing this game in the waiting room. She called my name not once, not twice, but THREE times. I was lost in the heat of battle and couldn't be bothered! I had no qualms with the game in its present state (I didn't even know there were shooting stars, for example, let alone "broken" ones!) but hey, updates are always welcome. Thanks, Peter.

  • http://peterhirschberg.com Peter Hirschberg

    When you get the update, I'd love to hear your feedback!

  • http://peterhirschberg.com Peter Hirschberg

    When you get the update, I'd love to hear your feedback!

  • Klemen Verdnik

    Implement multiplayer features, and we'll talk.

  • Klemen Verdnik

    Implement multiplayer features, and we'll talk.

  • Ace

    Got the update a night or two ago - works perfectly. Makes an already great app even better!!

  • Ace

    Got the update a night or two ago - works perfectly. Makes an already great app even better!!

  • Anonymous

    Any new updates? I'm hoping for incoming missiles and such.

  • Anonymous

    Any new updates? I'm hoping for incoming missiles and such.