Mister Tins is now officially available for sale! To activate the full version of the game, you need to register an account on mistertins.com and enter your premium code. You can buy the premium code for just $6.99 using secure FastSpring payments with a credit card, PayPal or money transfer. Note that you can still download the game for free and try the first 5 levels before buying the full version. Once you purchase the game, you will have access to all its future versions, even if the price increases. For more information see Buy Mister Tins.
The second release candidate of the game - version 0.9.2 - was also released today. It fixes some minor sound glitches and improves some textures. Before version 1.0 is officially released, we're looking forward to hearing your feedback; you can use the official Mister Tins forum to report problems and suggest improvements.
Version 0.9.1 of Mister Tins, available today, can be considered the first release candidate for the upcoming final version. It's functionally complete, all graphics, animations and sounds have been implemented, and it's been relatively well tested. The game will be on sale on mistertins.com really soon.
Here's the new trailer, which consists purely of gameplay sequences and in-game sound effects:
The second additional level pack for Mister Tins is available. It's called "Dungeons" and it contains 25 levels which are mazes of rooms, corridors and stairs resembling an underground dungeon. The goal of each level is to navigate through the maze in order to place all boxes on the triggers, open the doors and find the exit. It may sound easy, but the more levels you solve, the more rooms they contain, so both good memory and sense of orientation is necessary.
You can see a fragment of one of the levels below:
By the way — the official version of the game is really getting closer. It will be available for sale by the end of April. In the meantime, I'm still looking for beta testers, so if you want to take a look at the full version of the game (including the level packs), just let me know and I will send you a registration code.
It's been a while since the last version of the game was released, but in the meantime I'm creating additional level packs so that the game doesn't end when you complete the 30 levels included with it. The first additional level pack is simply called "Puzzle". It consists of 30 levels of varying difficulty in which you have to move boxes to correct places on a square grid ranging from 4x4 to 8x8 blocks. You can see an example below:
The levels were created randomly using a very simple tool. I already have a few other random level generators like this, so you can expect more levels to be published in the Level Packs catalog soon. I will also post an article about creating such level generators. The level format is well documented and very simple, so modding the game by creating custom level generators is an easy thing to do if you know any programming language.
Version 0.8.7 of Mister Tins focuses on sound improvements. New sound effects were added for boxes, death and victory; also the UI now has basic sounds. During the game, the current level and time is displayed. There is also a new drawing of Mister Tins in the main menu.
There's not much left to be done, I'm planning to add some ambient sound effects, perhaps add a few more floor and wall variants, and fix some remaining minor issues. In the meantime I'm focusing on creating various level generators, as this is a really powerful potential of the game.