Arena.Xlsm Version 1.3 Preview

Arena.Xlsm version 1.3 is coming along nicely. Here are some of the main things to look forward to!

New Tiles: Movable Walls and Pressure Switches – Movable walls are heavy walls that you can push around the arena. Push a movable wall onto a pressure switch to detonate the dynamite attached to that switch.  Dynamite can be attached to walls to access new areas of the map. Dynamite may also be attached to cracked terrain, explode the terrain under an enemy to cause the enemy to fall down a bottomless pit! Note that walls with dynamite attached can only be exploded via pressure switch. Be careful, if you push the movable wall onto cracked terrain or a bottomless pit, it will fall down and make the pressure switch unusable!

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New Feature: Keyboard Controls – You can now control every action in the game with the keyboard in addition to the mouse. This dramatically increases the speed of gameplay!

v1.3-Keyboard-Controls

New Feature: Statistics and “Boss Key” – The game now tracks your statistics across play-throughs. A lot of people have been requesting that I implement a “boss key”, which is a spreadsheet that can be pulled up quickly to mask the fact that you’re playing a video game. The Statistics spreadsheet can be pulled up quickly by pressing the F key while playing the game. The Statistics page is an unlocked and unprotected spreadsheet if you need it for this purpose you can customize it with work. NOTE: If you feel the need to use a “boss key” you probably should not be playing this at work. I will not be held liable if you get yourself fired for playing a video game at work.

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If you want to volunteer as a tester and receive version 1.3 prior to the general public, please feel free to send me an e-mail with the version of excel you are using and I’ll add you to the volunteer tester group.

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