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  1. Zach
    Zach August 26, 2013 at 1:10 pm |

    Looking good. Can’t wait for release! It’s going to be so chaotic on the forums

  2. McGrauniad
    McGrauniad August 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm |

    Hmm.. So pyramids extend far beyond (or is that closer to the dawn of?) humanity? Not exactly a lost art form then.

    Oh, and the subtle pun in your text is noted and appreciated.

    1. me_me_me
      me_me_me August 28, 2013 at 1:15 am |

      I am apparently missing it. Can you point out the pun?

      1. Ordinaryman
        Ordinaryman September 7, 2013 at 8:07 pm |

        I found the pun… it’s subtle, but very good…….
        I wont spoil it tho, so I can’t tell you… it’s more fun to discover it on your own 🙂

        Yes, I’m easily amused… can you tell?

        1. me_me_me
          me_me_me September 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm |

          Yeah I noticed it but forgot to reply to say that I found it. There is no bold because the words are camouflaged.

  3. Fubukmaru
    Fubukmaru August 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm |

    There’s a… River, in the middle… Pretty useful flooded with AC to control the creeper advance. I may have a good strategy to work this map now. Can’t wait to test it

    1. Kharnellius
      Kharnellius August 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm |

      Where will you get the ore from? 😉

      1. Godsbrother
        Godsbrother August 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm |

        If i had to guess, the white object in the bottom right corner looks like a AC emitter

        1. purpleyukari
          purpleyukari August 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm |

          nope. Its probably a recorded message. I saw it when knucklecracker was demoing the first few missions. Anyways glad to get a status update, hope to buy the game when it comes out.

        2. Kharnellius
          Kharnellius August 26, 2013 at 9:58 pm |

          Thought that was an orbital?

        3. McGrauniad
          McGrauniad August 26, 2013 at 11:33 pm |

          Think again…

        4. DoomChez
          DoomChez August 27, 2013 at 3:29 am |

          That’s a Inhibitor I think, if you kill the inhibitor you win the map, it doesn’t eject AC.

        5. Hoodwink
          Hoodwink August 27, 2013 at 5:12 am |

          I think an AC emitter there would be drowned out by the inhibitor. 😀

          They may be ways to obtain anticreeper and therefore ore on this map…

      2. Fubukmaru
        Fubukmaru August 28, 2013 at 8:07 am |

        Good point. Maybe from… Dunno, if only there was some machine that turned creeper into AC.. Wait, there is, conversion bombs, will they be in CW3?

  4. Loyal
    Loyal August 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm |

    Every time I come to the site feeling all impatient for the game, I see a blog post about some cool feature or level and I think “wow, this is worth waiting for.” 🙂 Looks great!

    1. Magus
      Magus August 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm |

      Concur completely, I came hoping for a video or for a release date, but I know deep inside that those will come when the game is ready and not a secon before.

      It keeps getting better and better, and as Virgilw expressed, it is as close to art as any other artistic expression.

  5. Brad of war
    Brad of war August 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm |

    Keep up THE work virgilw 😉 anyway i think its a good idea to ad some gravity like in cw 2 . And im thinking of something like playing it online ? Co-op or somthing isnt That a good idea ? Please respond someone that works for or with virgilw?

    1. Koker93
      Koker93 August 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm |

      The idea of online play has been brought up about a gillion times. Virgil is pretty much a one man show and does not have the resources and/or desire to make a co op or head to head mode for creeper world. Sorry man, I think it would be awesome too.

      1. JF-T
        JF-T August 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm |

        Depending on how mod-friendly the game is with CRPL, I don’t doubt Co-Op could happen eventually one day. It would be possible for Co-Op wth the individual command nodes but honestly it would be very hectic and each player would have to be on unconnectable networks, otherwise they would share energy collection and output and it would just get frustrating if not SUPER complicated.

        But Co-Op could add a nice teamwork element to the game. IF i wanted any kind of a multiplayer element to the game, it would be best to start out with Co-Op since you wouldn’t have to worry about balancing titans in regards to other enemy players, which can take years for a complicated game since you’d also still have to balance and keep it fair vs Creeper.

        Super duper complicated I imagine very well. Virgil would need some help I would think to implement something like that.

        1. Brad of war
          Brad of war August 27, 2013 at 10:46 am |

          Thanks for the reply and hopefully THE game come out soon:)

        2. Cmdrd
          Cmdrd August 28, 2013 at 12:54 am |

          I don’t think co-op would be terribly difficult to do as a player, but a lot more complicated for Virgil. Case in point, Planetary Annihilation is set up so that if you are on the same team, you share an economy. As long as you are in constant communication with team members, it makes it incredibly efficient. Also, in large scale environments where you are fighting on multiple fronts and have to worry about an economy, having a couple of well-coordinated individuals allows you to operate at maximum efficiency.

          Just my 2 cents coming from playing an RTS where this is done.

          Keep up the great work Virgil, checking back here multiple times a day to see if it’s done! I know you’re doing this for yourself first, so you’re the one who has to be happy with it when it’s done.

    2. Sander Bouwhuis
      Sander Bouwhuis August 28, 2013 at 4:01 am |

      It would be awesome if there was co-op in the sense that you simply both share the screen. So, you are basically using 2 mouse cursors to control the same units and resources and buildings and such.

      Years ago I played Command and conquer with a friend where we both controlled the same faction. I basically focused on the base and resources and building units, while he did the micro-management attacking with the units.

      I hope I explained it so that it’s clear what I mean.

  6. Matthew
    Matthew August 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm |

    Worth every day of the wait if only because there won’t be any in-app purchases!!!


  7. Jesse
    Jesse August 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm |

    I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again.

    Shut up and take my money.

  8. JH
    JH August 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm |

    Oh, god, THE WAITING!

    Seriously, I get more and more hyped for this with every day passing through.

  9. Dragrunarm
    Dragrunarm August 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm |

    *insert squeal of joy*

  10. SpeedKore
    SpeedKore August 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm |

    amazing ….. on the way….can t wait anymore!!!!!! i want to play it!!!!! :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:((:(

  11. nrjp
    nrjp August 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm |


    Also, looking good. Making a game that YOU want to play is the key to keeping us happy. If you try to please others, you won’t get it right. IF you just try to make a good game, you’ll do so, just have you have done with CW1 & 2. Looks great Virgil. I know when CW2 came out there was the nonsense with someone complaining about entering a key to unlock the game; however, I look forward to not just playing the game, but supporting you through the purchase as well.

    1. Aklyon
      Aklyon August 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm |

      Yes, where is the bold words scattered like its ingame text or something? Thats been pretty great to read.

    2. Gecko252
      Gecko252 August 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm |

      I thought maaaybe he was counting down with the bold words so maybe the game will come out instead of an update. 😛

      1. sweetdude64
        sweetdude64 August 26, 2013 at 9:25 pm |

        Well I am inferring that the next update will be the release or release date. Just think about everything CW3 related for one minute 🙂

  12. CobraKill
    CobraKill August 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm |

    I can’t wait for all the epicness that will follow everthing. There’s gonna be some incredulous maps made by the entire community. I’m looking forward to it.

    Anyone have thoughts on what’s topping the pyramids? 🙂

    1. kalafin
      kalafin August 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm |

      looks like a torch or a person icon, so it could be fire becons ( like the shield ) to push creeper away or Fire Children whom go into a fit of rage stomping around the board killing everything ( including you ) with my luck if you don’t complete the board in 10 minutes….lol

    2. JF-T
      JF-T August 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm |

      My thoughts are they are really large energy caches, or they could possibly somehow generate power fields. That or they might be some knid of cloaking field.

      Power Field Generating buildings…. probly not gonna happen for awhile Me thinks.

      1. sweetdude64
        sweetdude64 August 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm |

        My guess is that you will un-cover a secret hideout filled with people that will become the games main protagonist/antagonist (besides the creeper, of course.)

  13. hybird607
    hybird607 August 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm |

    Wait a second! There’s no bolded words! How am I supposed to read between the lines? 😛

    1. Commander Creeper
      Commander Creeper August 27, 2013 at 10:39 am |

      It’s almost like camo- wait… Well played Virgil, well played…

      “Hm, I can’t find the Where’s Waldo book- Wait… WELL PLAYED WALDO, WELL PLAYED.”

      1. stewbasic
        stewbasic August 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm |

        Wait, the bold words meant something? I assumed they were just an eccentricity. I hope someone explains; I’m no good at figuring these things out.

        1. Sevy Ride
          Sevy Ride September 3, 2013 at 2:14 am |

          the name of the blog post 🙂
          no bolded words, no reading between the lines…
          that type of stuff 🙂

      2. Ninjadude501
        Ninjadude501 September 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm |

        I told my mom the Waldo one. She didn’t get it. 😛

  14. MizInIA
    MizInIA August 26, 2013 at 2:57 pm |

    What is the name of the character on top of the Pyramids? It looks familiar I just can’t come up with the name. Oh and thanks for the update.

  15. ramnrmeul
    ramnrmeul August 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm |

    There’s ships on top of those pyramids! Are those Liberation Ships with a top view that are cloaked? I wonder…

  16. JF-T
    JF-T August 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm |

    So wait the blue things are emmitters right? If so that’s gonna e a hard map if that faint brown line is not a change in elevation. Immediately, i think no matter what spot you pick, you might just be in for a rough ride. I love maps like these.

    1. Koker93
      Koker93 August 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm |

      Yes, the blue things are emitters. Strong ones…and no, the brown line is not a change in elevation. Enjoy 🙂

      1. JF-T
        JF-T August 26, 2013 at 7:45 pm |

        Oh god, then yeah it’ll be an intense map. Seriously can’t wait to paly it 😀

    2. kalafin
      kalafin August 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm |

      just looks like roads to me or possible digitalis path maybe…?

      1. KicksBrickster
        KicksBrickster August 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm |

        How did he get the terrain to be a different color without elevation change? Hmm…

        Anyway, I will be checking back every day for the release. Possibly every hour. Or minute. Or second. Or…

        Now, those things on the tops of the pyramids. If you look close, the walls make it look like a cannon. It could be a power source, or pretty much anything. Looks like a pretty hard mission. The flat terrain would make it easy to advance, but the creeper can too. And no ore, so no anti creeper. A challenge. Just the sort of mission I like.

        Still hoping on the Alpha and Beta missions! I want to try Dungeon Novice, among others.

        1. Gecko252
          Gecko252 August 29, 2013 at 7:53 pm |

          I think the roads are just part of the background. I don’t think its actually a setting like terrain, but I don’t know. Just a guess.

  17. Imposter
    Imposter August 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm |

    “I don’t make these games for the fans… I make them for me”

    I can relate to that, not in game making, be in making maps for games, particularly Starcraft 2. I only like to make things that I would enjoy playing, and that haven’t already been made. Sometimes people will make suggestions like, add X. When X would essentially make it a different map that already exists.

    Of course I don’t have the huge amount of fans to worry about, that you do, haha. 🙂

    1. SlickRick
      SlickRick August 26, 2013 at 9:14 pm |

      If I apply those words to what I do it would say “I don’t prescribe glasses (and treat eye problems) for the community, I treat people for my self. The art of refracting is act of self expression. I love my patients but if they have to wait a few months for there glasses so be it, as long as I am happy with my work in the end” BTW what do you like better 1 (month) or 2?

      Virgil, If every thing goes according to plan I’ll be fully licensed in 2016 and would love to have you in my chair…

      1. Kharnellius
        Kharnellius August 27, 2013 at 9:59 pm |

        Totally not the same thing and you know it. 😛 😉

        1. SlickRick
          SlickRick August 29, 2013 at 9:29 pm |

          I would have to agree but there are Docs out there that wouldn’t (I think most of them work at my university). When I read this update it made me think how ridiculous it would be in my field although I would have to admit this joke was not really geared toward this audience but I still want Virgil in my chair, I want to know if I can see creeper in his eyes….

      2. Imposter
        Imposter August 28, 2013 at 1:52 am |

        Haha. The difference is you’d be out of your livelihood 😛

        1. SlickRick
          SlickRick August 29, 2013 at 9:32 pm |

          not if Virgil’s fans were my patient base, you guys would totally understand and settle for nothing less than perfection.

      3. Koker93
        Koker93 August 29, 2013 at 10:33 am |

        Arent you supposed to be updating ParanoidAndroid? 😉

  18. anon
    anon August 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm |

    “final mission as I type this (well before and after I type this)”
    So we can be fairly sure that Virgil only has two arms…

    I don’t see how engineers can compare themselves to artists and vice versa. Artists are all about feelings and emotions. Engineers are borderline sociopathic and take awesome stuff to make it more awesome. I’m sorry, Michelangelo, I can’t hear you over the sound of my SPACESHIP! With LASERS!

    And most importantly: WOO! Status update! I wonder if the new fancy things on top of the pyramids are artifacts (like from the first game, replaced by holocubes in the second) or something else? Not tech, I wouldn’t think. Orbitals would probably be marked. No idea, honestly.

    Unrelated: Firefox is awesome. The power surged in the middle of typing this, and I rebooted and everything was how I left it.

    1. harrymcb
      harrymcb August 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm |

      my opinion to the engineer/ artist debate is this. have you ever seen a beautiful car. an engineer designed the BEAUTY of it.

      1. Gecko252
        Gecko252 August 26, 2013 at 6:55 pm |

        Exactly, creation is an artform. Engineering is creation. Creation is art.

        1. Selvek
          Selvek August 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm |

          I’m an engineer. I treat every one of my designs as a work of art. In engineering, as in art, everything must fit just so…

    2. Overbyte
      Overbyte August 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm |

      If engineering is technical and detail.. and artistry is passion and emotion..
      Then who’s to say you can’t have great passion in detail?
      When this comes out, no one will see me for weeks.. Except for my score submitals..

    3. sweetdude64
      sweetdude64 August 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm |

      It doesn’t really matter because Virgilw is an artist 2.0 in my eyes! 😀
      The whole blabber about artist and engineer was slightly inspirational to me. Virgilw, when you finish the game, I want you to enjoy a day at 6 flags, come home, and order pizza hut. You deserve it for such a great peice of “art”!
      I’ll let you in on a little secret. Today, I was asked to write down the first 5 games that came to mind. I wrote this game on slot number one 😀

    4. Nathan
      Nathan August 27, 2013 at 9:28 am |

      I disagree with you. Engineering itself can be a form of art. By creating something out of nothing, by solving a problem that maybe others haven’t even realized was a problem that could be solved, by using creativity and ingenuity, the engineer creates a masterpiece. A carefully engineered and elegant solution is no less beautiful, inspiring or wondrous to behold than a symphony or beautiful tapestry. It’s true there are some people who are maybe more inclined to expressing themselves via certain forms of art, whether it be painting or building an electric circuit, they are all bound under the same common denominator. So yes, they can compare one another to each other.

  19. harrymcb
    harrymcb August 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm |

    perhaps the pyramids contain survivors? if not perhaps those blockades/ shields give a clue to what they are

  20. Gecko252
    Gecko252 August 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm |

    I wonder if the shields have anything to do with what the pyramids do/are.

  21. sweetdude64
    sweetdude64 August 26, 2013 at 9:37 pm |

    If you could quickly place a CN next to the pyramid in the top left and rush over to grab whatever is on top, that top of the pyramid would be the PERFECT place to move your command node. I can’t wait to try it out!

  22. cooltv27
    cooltv27 August 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm |

    this seems like a good point to ask this, how much has been done? how much is left to do?
    how much longer?
    ^ that question is evil.
    I can wait for the game, I just want to know how close to being done, then check last time you answered that question and calculate how much longer, then see it be completely wrong

    1. sweetdude64
      sweetdude64 September 11, 2013 at 8:07 pm |

      around 90-95%. Maybe more! 🙂

  23. Th3Ch053n0n3
    Th3Ch053n0n3 August 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm |

    I believe that I asked this before, but I’m too lazy to go crawling through the old posts. PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE WITH ICE CREAM ON TOP can you make a way to remove those green walls after you fend off the creeper? I cannot tell you the number of times in CW1 that my perfect collectornet would be screwed up by a leftover blue brick thing, but I can tell you it is in the THOUSANDS. Like I said, I may have posed this question/idea before, so don’t murder me. One way that I’d think would be a balanced way would be having the ability to destroy them with terps, but at a VERY high cost in energy/time per block.

    1. KicksBrickster
      KicksBrickster August 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm |

      It would be useful.

    2. Gecko252
      Gecko252 August 27, 2013 at 4:22 pm |

      Yes!!!! The ability to make a completely perfect grid!!!! Buuut It may mess up some difficulties to the maps.

      1. Th3Ch053n0n3
        Th3Ch053n0n3 August 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm |

        I only said remove them, NOT add them…..

        That would make it really easy to make an impregnable fortress.

        1. Blue Dwarf
          Blue Dwarf August 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm |

          The ability for the player to remove them could take away the difficulty of some maps though.

          1. Relli
            Relli August 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm |

            I’ve given it some thought, and I can’t figure out how removing creeper-blocking walls could make the game easier, rather than harder. I suppose a map could exist where the walls were designed to prevent you from building in certain places, but then you could use those pink walls, or something. If those still exist.

            While I’m on the subject, it’d be useful to make those green walls clickable, to view current and max health. The button to destroy them could be accessed that way too. Win/Win.

            1. Gecko252
              Gecko252 August 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm |

              Pink walls are just annoying. sure they cant be destroyed but that makes things easy for you and not the creeper. I think there should be a third wall that can be destroyed by creeper and terraformers. I think that would solve a lot of these problems and would be friggen awesome.

            2. Katra
              Katra August 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm |

              The walls keep creeper and weapons separated. Sometimes removing a wall would make it easier to kill the creeper. i could also see walls keeping creeper ponds on ground you wanted where draining the pond into handy low ground you don’t need would be useful. (or possibly allowing leftover AC from taking a hill to flow into a valley to help you clear the valley.)

              1. Relli
                Relli August 30, 2013 at 9:10 am |

                Yeah, that all makes sense. Though it would still be awesome to be able to check their health.

            3. Th3Ch053n0n3
              Th3Ch053n0n3 August 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm |

              I second the idea of the clickable walls, but i still feel that they should be destroyable because they get in the way after you’ve cleared the area of creeper.

              1. sweetdude64
                sweetdude64 September 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm |

                About the whole wall concept- I think walls should be a clickable. I also think some experimenting with upgrades may be nice. Maybe quicker repair time? I don’t think that would really be great in the actual game, unfortunately.

  24. Josh
    Josh August 27, 2013 at 6:18 am |

    Looking good can’t wait

  25. jacobkolstad
    jacobkolstad August 27, 2013 at 7:40 am |

    CW3 is out soon… But is it going to be an CW4? Sorry if this has been asked before, I am a newbie to this blog.

    1. me_me_me
      me_me_me August 27, 2013 at 12:22 pm |

      I believe Virgil said something along the lines of: I will continue to make CW games as long as the creeper needs to be fought. This hints at future CW games but who knows? Maybe you defeat the Loki once and for all in this game.

      1. Gecko252
        Gecko252 August 27, 2013 at 4:22 pm |

        I think he will make a new series after CW.

    2. Tunnen
      Tunnen August 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm |

      He’s done the XY plane, then the XZ, and now the XY again. I think CW4 should be XYZ (3D). =P

      And for those on other parts of the planet, feel free to swap Z and Y or however else you decide to orientate your planes. =P

      1. Sander Bouwhuis
        Sander Bouwhuis August 28, 2013 at 4:08 am |

        Noooooooooooooooo! Please not 3D!

        The fact that you can see all of the terrain in one glance means that you can play it tactically and strategically. If you change to 3D then because of Z-occlusion, you would have to ‘run’ around to see everything.

        Now, isometric 3D (2.5D) could work very well. But, it already is more or less like that.

        1. SlickRick
          SlickRick August 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm |

          I think your out of luck man, Virgil announced his plan to make a 3D game back on April 1st…

          1. XD
            XD August 31, 2013 at 4:05 am |

            An FPS Creeper World hahahaha

          2. Sander Bouwhuis
            Sander Bouwhuis September 1, 2013 at 8:43 am |

            LOL, for a moment there I was sad. Then I read the second part of the sentence.

        2. KicksBrickster
          KicksBrickster September 12, 2013 at 7:56 pm |

          Iso-3D would be great for creeper world 4, unless its fully 3d, like Tower Raiders 3. You should check out the Tower Raiders games if you like tower defence. They are pretty cool.

          Back on topic, Iso-3D would work well for CW4. Maybe with terrain generation like in Railroad Tycoon 2, with mountains and valleys done in shadow.

  26. wanttoseee
    wanttoseee August 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm |

    That’s totally no secret! I think most of us already knew that. That’s part of why the creeper saga is so fun and awesome! There’s something special about any work made like that. Best way I can describe it, is as having a “glitter” inside it; something you can’t see but feel. Unique works of art and cult classics have it, and these games certainly have it too. Creative impulse + Engineering skills + Imaginative vision + V = Creeper apocalypses and sweet unique games! And the “bad part” sounds like the good part to me. I want to play the game when it’s at V’s happy place because that’s the point at which the games are there best!

  27. AlexMVW10
    AlexMVW10 August 27, 2013 at 3:58 pm |

    I can waiT for iT To relese im going To buy iT The SECOND iT comes ouT 😀

    (srry abouT The T The T on my keybord donT work so i have To use copy and pasTe To use The T and i have a caps T in The copy buffer :/ [ITs a lapTop so i canT replace The keyboard])

    1. James
      James August 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm |

      Sorry for your keyboard but that made me laugh. That’s just too funny. Here’s some t’s to help ya out.



    2. ~
      ~ August 28, 2013 at 5:46 am |

      Couldn’t you copy a lowercase ‘T’? o.O

    3. nrjp
      nrjp August 28, 2013 at 7:03 am |

      You should change one of the lesser used buttons, such as { or | to automatically be replaced by a t and a T.

    4. Aklyon
      Aklyon August 28, 2013 at 8:18 am |

      You can however, buy a usb keyboard and use that. 😉

    5. Commander Creeper
      Commander Creeper August 28, 2013 at 9:15 am |

      Depending on what kind of laptop, you can add a new keyboard and not use the built-in one…

    6. wanttoseee
      wanttoseee August 28, 2013 at 10:21 am |

      AlexMVW10, you can probably replace the keyboard. Try Youtube’ing your laptop modal + keyboard replacement, there might be a tutorial. However, I would recommend getting a wireless keyboard and using that instead- would be cheaper and a lot easier. USB corded keyboard would work too if you have one laying around.

      My laptop kept typing oooooooooooooo without stopping, and had keys not working. I got a wireless keyboard and that got me around the broken keys. Had to take the keyboard out and stab the “O” key with a knife to get the ooooooo’s to stop; was a “fun” time. (note: stabbing keyboard only encouraged if keys type endlessly on there own)

    7. Alluton
      Alluton August 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm |

      Well that sucks 🙂

    8. Michionlion
      Michionlion August 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm |

      copy a lowercase t (<- right there) from the interwebs to use instead.

  28. DNA
    DNA August 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm |

    I really like CW, and replaying the first one these day, there is something i really like to see : cylinders and toric maps.
    some exmplaination : a cylinder map is a map where east and west are connected (think CIV V for exemple), a toric (or dougnut) map is a cylinder map where north is also connected to south.

    I think is something very important (but i fear very difficult, so if it’s not already done, it won’t be for CW 3) for the overwhelming effects.

    When playing a standard map all the borders of the map acts as wall against Creeper, in a toric (or spherical) map, you are really in the middle of the action.

    I’ve seen the circular map (with the sun), and i think it is a start but once again, the border of the disk will protect you

    1. nrjp
      nrjp August 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm |

      This has been discussed as a possibility. I think some of those more familiar with programing have shown how you could use CRPL to do it.

  29. Miranda
    Miranda August 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm |

    I wish I could hug you ._.
    Your games have such a good gameplay… And a OST so fitting… A nice price and no DLC bullshit .-.
    I wish all devs had your… Passion.

  30. KicksBrickster
    KicksBrickster August 29, 2013 at 4:51 am |

    The wait is killing me! BUT WORTH EVERY SECOND!!!

    1. KicksBrickster
      KicksBrickster September 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm |

      Update, anyone?

  31. biot
    biot August 29, 2013 at 8:10 am |

    Скорей бы! Просто нет сил ждать!
    И да: Спасибо за CW1 и CW2!

  32. Gecko252
    Gecko252 August 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm |

    wat? Pls tell me!!! I want to know!

  33. Zincas
    Zincas August 30, 2013 at 9:14 am |

    Do we have a release date yet?

    Also, Biot said: “Hurry! Simply can not wait! And yes: Thanks for CW1 and CW2!”

  34. CJ
    CJ August 30, 2013 at 9:38 am |

    Labor Day weekend Release? Maybe? Hopefully? Please!!!!!!!!!! Would be great to be able to play it over the long weekend…

    1. nrjp
      nrjp August 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm |

      Oh I hope so. I desperately hope that sometime tonight the “coming soon” is gone.

    2. Ninjadude501
      Ninjadude501 August 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm |

      Ikr. Really want a labor-day weekend release, but I don’t think we’ll get it, sadly. 🙁

  35. The Paul
    The Paul August 30, 2013 at 11:49 am |

    I’d just like to say: Virgil, you villain. You have had me convinced that this game is going to be released some time in the next hour or two almost continually for the past… five months or so.

    1. sweetdude64
      sweetdude64 August 31, 2013 at 10:19 am |

      Hahahaha I know how you feel. I was expecting it 12 or 13 months ago 😉

      1. KicksBrickster
        KicksBrickster September 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm |

        I was expecting it in March. Tick tock, Tick Tock.

  36. kill11
    kill11 August 31, 2013 at 10:40 am |

    upon having watched the development and creation of this game, and noting the assumed size of the game due to the impressive amounts of diversity, i have to wonder how the game will be released in an orderly fashion without the severs crashing? just curious to the background machanics

    1. Ninjadude501
      Ninjadude501 August 31, 2013 at 2:29 pm |

      Virgil will probably arrange with his webhost to get something so his website can handle more traffic for the first few days after the release.

      1. Micheal
        Micheal August 31, 2013 at 9:11 pm |

        its easy to use a cloud service for the day of release and will hold no issue with servers crashing

  37. Charles
    Charles August 31, 2013 at 11:12 pm |

    I can’t wait to buy this, I CAN buy it, right?

  38. purpleyukari
    purpleyukari August 31, 2013 at 11:45 pm |

    Can it come out in 2 days as a birthday present? PLZ?

  39. Lance
    Lance September 1, 2013 at 7:51 am |

    Ugh Virgwil….

    I just spent too much money getting a 3DS XL so I could get Pokemon X next month.

    Take your time 😉

    1. sweetdude64
      sweetdude64 September 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm |

      By time, I hope you mean about 20 days. My birthdays coming up! For the second time since the announcement! Hehehehe 🙂

      1. anon
        anon September 2, 2013 at 9:14 am |

        I think that everybody who has had a birthday since the announcement should get a free copy.


        1. BaconLadle
          BaconLadle September 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm |

          Hey, my birthday is on… umm.. whatever day Creeper World 3 is coming out! Yeah!

      2. Werwoelfel
        Werwoelfel September 3, 2013 at 2:07 am |

        My birthday is on October 5th.. I hope it’s not going to take THAT long anymore…

        Virgil we are all waiting to get more news from you… this last story mission must really be complex if it takes you so long 🙂

        1. nrjp
          nrjp September 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm |

          He posted that he was working on the last story mission 23 days ago…

          I…. I simply can’t wait any longer.

          1. sweetdude64
            sweetdude64 September 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm |

            Im sure the absolute last step before releasing the game is finishing the final story mission. He has to work out the last minute kinks for example

          2. nrjp
            nrjp September 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm |

            I’m sad to say that after thinking release was just around the corner for so long, I think I am actually growing fatigued and becoming slightly less excited.

  40. Aerentol
    Aerentol September 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm |

    Hurry up! Take my money! I want some new Creeper World.

    No, but seriously, I’m glad you’re doing it right and enjoying your story telling. I’m excited to try the new version and see the new world you’ve designed. Your other two Creeper worlds are still some of my favorite games, and there’s no question that I’m going to fork over whatever you ask for this new one, sight-unseen, demo untried.

    1. James
      James September 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm |

      I’m guessing that’s going to be the case for everyone here. Considering most are meticulously watching the main site/the blog for any news.

  41. James
    James September 1, 2013 at 7:53 pm |

    You missed my birthday yesterday… Better late than never though.

    1. purpleyukari
      purpleyukari September 4, 2013 at 1:09 am |

      Mine too now. 🙁

      1. James
        James September 5, 2013 at 1:41 am |

        Guess well have to wait for release on our un-birthday.

        1. Gecko252
          Gecko252 September 6, 2013 at 6:28 pm |

          My birthday is coming in like a month!!! maybe it will come out then!

        2. Ninjadude501
          Ninjadude501 September 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm |

          A verry happy un-birthdayyy, to youuuu!

          Say, Virgil, you should actually say that to everyone whose birthdays you missed on release day. 😉

    2. Lance
      Lance September 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm |

      well happy birthday!

  42. Blue Dwarf
    Blue Dwarf September 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm |

    I wants it man. I wants it so bad.

    I stopped checking really frequently a week or two ago, but now I’ve started checking back like crazy again. It just feels close… But not yet… But right there! Just out of reach…
    See you in an hour 😛

    1. sprdpr
      sprdpr September 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm |

      Wow, can I relate to this. I wonder if V has any idea of the size of the download. The beginning of a new month means my usage has reset and I can download at full speed. After the first 10GB I am stuck at the old dialup rate. Here’s to hoping it becomes available at the beginning of some month. See you also in an hour.

  43. Duo Maxwel
    Duo Maxwel September 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm |

    I wonder if Virgil has a release date in his head yet. Not that he would tell us but I wonder if he has one none the less

    1. DaMetaEX
      DaMetaEX September 3, 2013 at 10:54 pm |

      he had one like a year ago and look where the game is now? WORTH THE WAIT!!!

      1. Imposter
        Imposter September 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm |

        Woah, it has been like a year. Sometimes time goes by too fast xP

  44. The Paul
    The Paul September 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm |

    Since we know Virgil reads all of these posts…

    You’re almost there, Virgil! C’mon, you can do it!

  45. CJ
    CJ September 4, 2013 at 10:27 am |

    Your Killing Me Smalls!!!!!!!!!

    1. Occido
      Occido September 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm |


    2. Ninjadude501
      Ninjadude501 September 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm |

      Loving the sandlot reference there. 😛

      BABE RUTH!?!!?!?? AHHHHH!!!! *runs to fence*

      (PS: If that wasn’t a sandlot reference you were intending to use there, what I said above may not make sense to you. If you remember the movie sandlot, it will. Probably.)

      1. CJ
        CJ September 5, 2013 at 9:18 am |

        You’re (thanks Occido)… Yes, Sandlot… One of the best!

        1. Occido
          Occido September 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm |

          Your welcome! (hehe, get it?)

          1. Chris
            Chris September 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm |

            Final Stages of the Final Mission must be huge… It’s been 12 days!!!

            Virgil, you will finish it today and release the game tonight so I have something cool to play this weekend… There will be a patch as there are with all games to tweak stuff, Release the game tonight….. Oh, and these are not the droids you are looking for…..

            Let’s hope it works….

  46. KicksBrickster
    KicksBrickster September 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm |

    Virgil, you are either a perfectionist or a procrastinator. Or both. But this game will be the best one since Pong!

    1. Ninjadude501
      Ninjadude501 September 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm |

      My sister made a version of Pong with gravity. Obviously it’s not public, or else there would be this huge lawsuit probably.

      1. anon
        anon September 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm |

        Pong can be copied in under a day in C++. I assume. I’m not a programmer. But the original game only had like a hundred transistors. It’s not public domain yet, but it’s such a basic thing that it really might as well be. As long as you don’t make money off it, you should be fine.

        1. Fernando Dallabeneta
          Fernando Dallabeneta September 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm |

          Creeper pong with gravity!

          Thanks for CRPL!

        2. Ninjadude501
          Ninjadude501 September 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm |

          Far as I know, my sister made this version of pong in under 3 hours. Might have only taken 1 or 2. Far as I know, it only took her half an hour.

          1. KicksBrickster
            KicksBrickster September 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm |

            Actually, I made one, graphics and all, in about an hour and a half. Its kind of basic and the opponent’s AI is a little glitch, but it works.

            Looking at my watch every ten seconds for the past two weeks. Quote from one of my favorite movies: (in Spanish accent) “I hate waiting”. Guess what its from?

            1. Nicolas
              Nicolas September 13, 2013 at 10:07 am |

              I know! Cult classic there.

  47. purpleyukari
    purpleyukari September 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm |

    Question, will the first two creeper worlds be bundled with 3? I don’t know if I should buy the first 2 now.

    1. ~
      ~ September 6, 2013 at 10:00 am |

      They will remain separate games, but CW3 will combine mechanics from both games giving the player an unique and ultimate CW experience, so if you just want the gameplay the CW3 will most likely be the best, but if you want some nostalgia and story then you should get the first two.

    2. The Paul
      The Paul September 6, 2013 at 10:50 am |

      I think at some point Virgil mentioned there’d probably by some kind of “save X dollars by buying all three as a package” kind of deal.

      Which implies there will be some kind of deal, but you won’t automatically get 1 and 2 for free with 3.

  48. Chris
    Chris September 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm |

    Final Stages of the Final Mission must be huge!! It’s been 12 days!!!

    Virgil, you will finish the game today and release it tonight. I need something cool to play this weekend. There will be a patch where you can tweak small stuff as their are in all games.

    Release the game tonight…. Remember, tonight. Oh, and these are not the droid you are looking for……

    Hope it works….

    1. Chris
      Chris September 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm |

      looks like some characters don’t work….

      Suppose to read;

      Final Stages of the Final Mission must be huge!! It’s been 12 days!!!

      (Jedi mind trick)
      Virgil, you will finish the game today and release it tonight. I need something cool to play this weekend. There will be a patch where you can tweak small stuff as their are in all games.

      (Pressing finger to temple and squinting eyes for more power)
      Release the game tonight…. Remember, tonight. Oh, and these are not the droid you are looking for……

      Hope it works….

      1. Blue Dwarf
        Blue Dwarf September 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm |

        I think the post works just as well without the bits I assume you put between angle brackets. Then it’s more a subtle hint at the end that it was a jedi mind-trick, and that gives a greater “Aha!” moment as you look back over the post with that new bit of info in mind, plus the satisfaction of ‘getting the reference’ just from the “These are not the droids you are looking for”

        Though seeing some things here and there go down in the comment section over the past few months, you were probably right to make it blatantly clear you were joking.

    2. nrjp
      nrjp September 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm |

      12 days? It has been 25! He announced that he was working on it August 12th.

  49. Lance
    Lance September 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm |

    I honesty to god picture Virgil at home just reading this comments and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlHxAzLXA

    1. anon
      anon September 7, 2013 at 9:09 am |

      I don’t see Virgil as a good supervillain. “Mwahahaha! I shall announce a game… and then delay the release!” That’s barely evil. We don’t need Superman for that. We just need Adam West to give him a stern talking-to. Not even Adam West as Batman, just the actor.

  50. Kurt
    Kurt September 7, 2013 at 1:01 am |

    It’s close. I can feel it.

    1. SpeedKore
      SpeedKore September 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm |

      yes….. every day i look and i say, it’s for today, but ….. no :/ no news on twiiter neighter :/

  51. Foxcave
    Foxcave September 7, 2013 at 9:30 am |


    ^that was me, it is getting worse, i need an email in my box with a link saying download here your life for the next years….

  52. SHapalapadapadoo
    SHapalapadapadoo September 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm |

    When you say coming soon, do you mean like flying cars soon or winter is coming soon?

    1. Andris
      Andris September 9, 2013 at 4:00 am |

      Flying cars like Terrafugia? 🙂

      1. Crazycolorz5
        Crazycolorz5 September 10, 2013 at 10:26 pm |

        Whoa. That. Is so cool.

      2. cooltv27
        cooltv27 September 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm |

        I want that almost as much as CW3 or star bound or star fighter infinity

  53. Shanglion
    Shanglion September 8, 2013 at 5:23 am |

    We need an updated. I need some sort of fix.

  54. Guszti
    Guszti September 8, 2013 at 10:11 am |

    Demo, plz!!!

    1. nrjp
      nrjp September 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm |

      The demo will come out after the release of the game.

  55. CJ
    CJ September 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm |

    I have to ask, has there been a set back? This may be my fault but I assumed (and you know what they say about that), with your last post that the release was coming very soon. I took, ‘I am working on the final stages of the final mission as I type this…” as it would be a few more days. Obviously that is MY time frame and have no idea what your time frame was so in that regard, I was wrong…

    There are many things that probably have to be done before you release but I was wondering since it has now been two weeks since that date if things are rolling along or have they hit a snag… I check this website (like others I imagine) daily hoping it will ask for my money so I can download your new game. I am just wondering if we are looking at a few more weeks?

  56. sweetdude64
    sweetdude64 September 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm |

    How long does it usually take to rlease the game after you are finished? I cant imagine with one click of the button, it can be instantly buyable to every computer across the globe.

    1. Koker93
      Koker93 September 10, 2013 at 6:37 pm |

      Actually aside form the traffic crashing the site I would guess this is exactly what the release will be like.

  57. Overbyte
    Overbyte September 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm |

    Always good to here from you..
    As a diversion, I’ve jumped on the StarMade alpha bandwagon..

  58. Ill say it
    Ill say it September 10, 2013 at 2:21 am |

    “(I really should be stopped)”


    1. Ninjadude501
      Ninjadude501 September 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm |

      I’ll join with that…
      “(I really should be stopped)”


      No I wouldn’t actually do that, we could set the game back days, MAYBE even months. xD

  59. Conor
    Conor September 12, 2013 at 11:36 am |

    I can imagine Virgil posting a fake download of CW3 for Friday 13th…

    1. The Paul
      The Paul September 12, 2013 at 11:28 pm |

      Your avatar looks really distressed about that.

      1. Ninjadude501
        Ninjadude501 September 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm |

        And your avatar looks perfect for that comment.

  60. weitao
    weitao September 13, 2013 at 8:52 am |

    come out already or not?

    1. nrjp
      nrjp September 14, 2013 at 5:14 am |

      Yes, it did. Haven’t you bought it yet?! What are you waiting for?! The “Coming soon” on the main page is just a ruse, don’t believe it!

      1. anon
        anon September 14, 2013 at 5:37 pm |

        Not gonna lie, I have tried changing the URL to take me to the CW3 page, but I’m getting 404 errors. I guess it doesn’t exist yet.

  61. The Paul
    The Paul September 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm |

    This blog has become what Creeper World 3 is, for me. Creeper World 3 is about coming to this site, hoping for some dribble of information… There is a sense of hope that something momentous might happen, but the idea of the game actually coming out and my actually playing it has become strange and alien.

    1. ~
      ~ September 14, 2013 at 11:52 am |

      I agree, personally I already lost hope that he is going to release the game anytime this year, so whatever. Why did he have to tease everyone saying how soon the release is, 3 months ago, I don’t know.

  62. Lizard
    Lizard September 14, 2013 at 12:41 pm |

    Nice work, but, I was wandering if you have any plans of releasing it on androids / ios or given any though of it.

    I’m sure of my galaxy s4 is big enough and powerful enough to be play on.
    Or any other tablet.

    1. sweetdude64
      sweetdude64 September 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm |

      A tablet does seem like a reasonable size, but as Virgilw has already stated, its not happening anytime soon IF at all.

    2. steveman0
      steveman0 September 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm |

      I was thinking about this and I would love to see this too. Given that it is in the Unity engine it wouldn’t be impossible but I’d still consider it a stretch given the complexities of the game and adapting an interface that works. Although it has been stated to be far more efficient I still wonder how stressful it would be even on modern devices. That said I’d still pay for a version that was limited to maps no larger than the original CW.

    3. Lizard
      Lizard September 14, 2013 at 5:20 pm |

      . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. Koker93
      Koker93 September 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm |

      First – your S4 is a sweet phone, but it is neither large enough or powerful enough to run CW3. This coming from a Note 2 owner and beta tester. It just wouldn’t really work. CW3 maps can be, and often are, a LOT larger than CW1 or 2.

      Second – there wouldn’t be a good way to support most of the in game controls on a touch screen, other than using up a lot of that precious screen space.

      Don’t mean to step on your hopes, I would also love to play it on my phone. Virgil has talked about this in the forums in the past and the challenges are a little too steep for a mobile version.

      1. steveman0
        steveman0 September 15, 2013 at 10:01 am |

        I think you are jumping the gun a bit. CW3 maps can be a lot larger but they wouldn’t have to be for a mobile version. Besides the nature of the platform makes it rather likely to be cumbersome to have such large maps.

        I bet that it could run on mobile platforms. Mobile devices these days are more powerful than many realize given that what most usually see is the device running in low power mode where the processor is well underclocked which is usually 95% of the time in use. At full power they can do quite a lot but kill the battery fast.

        The mobile version clearly wouldn’t be a straight port. It would require a lot of work to make it playable and if it was particularly heavy on somewhat older devices some processing power could be saved by cutting back the creeper calculations to something a little closer to the rate in the original CW. The interface problems could be solved (I’d envision pop-open and drag style interface similar to radial menus) as well but would also require dedicated work to make it happen.

        I’d imagine the lack of interest in a mobile version probably has more to do with the struggles of the UI design and implementation than anything. I hear that can be a real pain and I don’t know what Virgil’s experience is in that area.

        1. Lizard
          Lizard September 17, 2013 at 8:22 am |

          im mostly talking about adding creeper world 1 as in that one out for ages and doesn’t take much requirments to run on pc

      2. Omegatron
        Omegatron September 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm |

        I think the S4 is more powerful (or at least as powerful) as my desktop (which can run CW1 and 2 fine).

    5. Sevy Ride
      Sevy Ride September 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm |

      To leap off of this thought:
      Virgil, should someone (this is hypothetical, i’m not saying me!) chose to try and bring creeper world to the mobile world, would you be willing to give out source code for someone else to try and develop the app/port? would you even want someone to do develop an app/port for CW? Also, what about like open source type projects for other platforms (xbox, playstation, ect.)? I dunno, just wondering on your view on this type of stuff.

  63. WhoJaWack
    WhoJaWack September 15, 2013 at 11:20 am |

    Make a much smaller CW for the phone. I don’t think anyone would care if it wasn’t as huge. Sell it for a couple bucks.

    1. Ninjadude501
      Ninjadude501 September 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm |

      Or perhaps a whole different game in the CW series. Something like ‘CW Mobile’ or something. Like, Virgil could make CW4 be exclusively mobile, since pretty much everyone has SOME sort of mobile device these days. And of course, it would be pretty small scale. But it could work.

      1. cooltv27
        cooltv27 September 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm |

        if virgil makes cw 4 exclusively mobile, ill, stop caring about cw and un-bookmark knuckle cracker in .5 seconds. and I dont have ANY mobile device and I know lots of people who also dont.

    2. sweetdude64
      sweetdude64 September 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm |

      Even that would be a huge step and be unbelievably complicated. Theres just too much to do especially considering its a multi-person job.

      1. Conor
        Conor September 16, 2013 at 10:47 am |

        I thought Knuckle cracker had a large team though.
        Leader – Virgil
        CEO – Virgil
        CFO – Virgil
        All sound designers and game designers – Virgil.
        With that huge team we could achieve everything.

  64. Imposter
    Imposter September 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm |

    Why are people still caring about this when there’s a much better 3D, tactile, immersive battle environment on the way?


    1. Blue Dwarf
      Blue Dwarf September 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm |

      When I started reading that I was so angry and thinking “How did this get approved!? BLASPHEMY!”

      Then I read the URL on the link.

    2. goldsbin93
      goldsbin93 September 16, 2013 at 4:48 am |

      That was an April fools post

      1. Imposter
        Imposter September 17, 2013 at 3:07 am |


        a rather awesome April Fools post*


  65. NNR_Alex
    NNR_Alex October 11, 2013 at 12:19 am |

    Now that I’ve had a chance to play this map, it’s easily one of my favorites, this was a real treat to play.

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