What is uTanks?
uTanks is a free online multiplayer tank game. Four
colored tank factions collide in a retro gameplay
environment which combines a turn based battle system
and strategic live action gameplay to create a fierce
player-versus-player warzone. uTanks prides itself on
not only being a kid friendly game, but as entertainment
for players of all ages. uTanks was founded and
programmed by Kevin (willthiswork89) with the help of
Stefan (tank), Andy (TTH), Clayton (Rider), and Kaitlyn
uTanks all started as an idea on a message board. Kevin,
a relatively unknown member of a small gaming community,
posted his sketch of the uTanks concept. He gained forum
support and, with the community at his back, began
the journey to create his first ever online multiplayer
game. The first line of code was written on October
Kevin's game was originally named MicroTanks. It all
started as a single player concept.
Eventually, with the help from some graphic designers
and continued support from the community, Kevin
created a networked version of uTanks. While the
graphics were still a little rough and the code
extremely unpolished, this formed new hope for everyone
waiting on the finished product.
The first uTanks multiplayer concept.
After careful deliberation, the staff decided the game’s
code needed an entire rewrite from scratch. While they
worked hard to get where they were, the code was too
buggy and messy to work with. It took some time, but
eventually the Bad Sheep Gaming crew built the game into
the alpha stage of development.
uTanks Alpha testing commences.
After nearly three years of development and programming,
BSG finally released the highly anticipated uTanks Beta
on May 21st, 2011. While the game still had its fair
share of bugs and crashes, this did not prevent a
growing player base from forming around the beta. After
a few more rewrites of the code, some updates to the
gameplay, and die hard dedication from the community,
uTanks has evolved into what it is today. While
activity may be slow at times BSG continues to work
tirelessly at finalizing their project.
uTanks Beta, originally released on May 21st,
Our goal is to combine a retro look and feel with fast
paced gameplay. uTanks goes beyond your typical point
and shoot game-- it couples social media and community
interaction with competitive tournaments and contests in
order to bring players a new look at social gaming.
uTanks is steadily growing and constantly evolving to
sustain the attention of old and new players alike. We
look forward to seeing you on the field.