So we have big news. Big exciting news. We’re working on the absolutely final iteration of N: it will be called N++
N++ follows in the tradition of N+ and improves on it; it’s a bigger, better, more fully-featured version, with everything N has, plus plus:
New levels, new graphics, new sound, new game modes — N++ is an aspirational re-interpretation of the game, and we’re putting everything we have into it. We are using it as an opportunity to try out some new ideas we’ve been playing around with, to refine some existing game modes/mechanics and to finally perfect global level-sharing.
We can’t announce which platform N++ will be on, or when it’ll be released, or really anything more specific than the above yet, but we really can’t wait to say more, so check back for exciting news soon. In the meantime, we’ve carved out a web presence here with the logo, and will update periodically: www.nplusplus.org
In other news, we’re currently wrapping up the final free web version, N v2.0, which was recently in beta (the beta will be closed very soon, thanks to everyone who played and helped test it!) — the full version will be released shortly (we’re still in the process of adding some security/anti-cheat measures).
So what’s the difference between N and N++, and why might we want to do both? Well, N v2.0 will be the best browser version of N — we’ve taken it as far as we can within that (somewhat limiting) framework. N v2.0 features some new and some classic levels, local 2P co-op, level-sharing, highscores and some new “fun-lockables” (TM), including Arcade Mode, which is activated when you beat a column of episodes. It is still and always will be free, and we’ve taken on the job of hosting levels and highscores for every user, also for free. N++ will fill a different niche, and allow us to explore some avenues we’re excited about that don’t work in the web version.
We’re going to do the best we can to make N v2.0 and N++ great so we can finally feel like we’ve done it right, and move on to other games. It’s a huge challenge, but we’re finally ready for it. We hope you’re ready too.
So that’s it! Welcome to the year of N.