Over the weekend you lucky game playing types may have noticed that Revenge of the Titans got a bit of a bump up to version 1.80.12. A seemingly minor version number update – but no! This one contains the secret new buildings! Pretty much that’s all we did for this release – maybe fixed a few really minor things but I can’t remember what they were.
As usual the procedure for updating the game is simply download the latest version from where you originally got it, reinstall, and you’re done. Steam will update the game automatically, but we’re still waiting for them to make it live I think.
New building info…
The Scarecrow is a cheap building at just $250. Its special property is that the gidrahs are terrified of it and will go to great pains to avoid walking near it. You can use them to herd aliens towards your guns. The way it’s implemented internally is as a turret with no weapon that sets all the tiles within a few squares radius to maximum danger.
Gidrahs can’t decide to attack things that they can’t see. The Cloaking Device turns any buildings nearby completely invisible to the enemies. This won’t stop them trampling all over them if they get in the way – but it will stop them actually actively targeting those buildings. I envisage this being useful to hide remote refining outposts from the sorts of aliens that like to destroy them. Unfortunately, the Base is too big to cloak. Ah well, can’t have everything eh?
What you need is bigger droids with bigger guns, and that’s exactly what this new factory produces, in the same manner as the Droid Factory. Tanks are armed with mini-blast cannons, and are specifically programmed to target actual gidrahs and bosses (as opposed to droids, which prioritise those annoying little gidlets). And we have a little surprise for you in store if you get Advanced Battledroids research when using the Tank Factory…
In particularly long and protracted battles it can be expedient to repair your buildings now and again, not least because if they’re destroyed you’ll have to build them again, but also you’ll get a load more recycling cash for undamaged stuff at the end of the level. If you like repairing things, the Drone Factory is for you! Each little robot drone scurries off to find damaged buildings and sets about repairing them with a nano-repair welding beam. They’re otherwise completely defenseless though. You might find Drones particularly useful in Survival games.
There you go then.