Despoiler is a Team Objective arena racer where players pilot hovercraft across the desolate wildlands, scavenging the valuable scrap they need to unlock utilities, upgrades, and win the game.

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We're really excited to share our Gameplay trailer, edited by our artist Harrison Armitage-Bath, with a lovely sound mix by the talented and professional Jesse Sidders!


You can download and play the beta for free right now straight from indieDB!

DESPOILER Beta

If you'd like to see DESPOILER developed further, please consider dropping us a vote on greenlight!


And now, some information about the game and how it plays - see what you think!

Main features:

  • 5v5 online
  • Team Objective multiplayer
  • Unique 'strategic escalation' focused game-mode
  • Physically simulated hovercraft
  • Beautiful environments and vehicles
  • Powered by Unreal Engine 4

In Despoiler, teams scavenge valuable scrap from the level, and the team with the most at the end of a (15min) match wins. Scrap can be found laying about the environment - left by the miners who've long vacated the lands. Their old silos are also still full of the stuff, so tear them apart with your weaponry and make it rain. Scrap is carried on the hull of your hovercraft where it absorbs damage, functioning like armour. Scrap is also heavy and the more you have the heavier and slower your vehicle will get.

Drop scrap off at your teams base, to unlock Utilities and Vehicles, which can be equipped in the upgrade garage. Careful, though, re-spawning costs your team some scrap, and if left unchecked you can find yourselves set-back significantly. If you do fall behind, you can always make a run on the enemy scrap reserves, clawing your way back into the lead.

Collecting scrap from a silo


Hope you enjoy the beta! If you find any bugs (spoilers: you probably will) you can report them at our website. We'll also be sharing our plans for the future on our DevBlog if you'd like to have a look there from time to time.

You can also like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to-date and see some sweet behind the scenes goodies if you're lucky.

DESPOILER - Beautiful 4k screenshots (+gifs)

DESPOILER - Beautiful 4k screenshots (+gifs)

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Lovely 4k straight from UE4. We've been taking some shots in and around our level this week as we draw closer to the full gameplay reveal.

DESPOILER Teaser trailer - 5v5, Team Objective, Hovercraft Arena Racer

DESPOILER Teaser trailer - 5v5, Team Objective, Hovercraft Arena Racer

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Announcing the upcoming 5v5 team objective arena racer Despoiler. The beta and full reveal are just around the corner, sign up now at despoilergame.com!

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Despoiler is a Team Objective arena racer where players pilot hovercraft across the desolate wildlands. It is a game of strategic and competitive escalation...

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mellowsonic
mellowsonic

awesome game that's remind me on Hi-Octane.. pefect sci fi feeling .. definite support on steam....when you need more music.. i'm music composer and my music is with strong sci fi influence :) check my Soundcloud.com

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herycp
herycp

UE4 so its can port to linux

i hope

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despoilerdev Creator
despoilerdev

We're definitely going to investigate the possibility of this (and other platforms). I suspect one of our plugins may be a roadblock currently, but that's not an insurmountable problem. Being a tiny team we need to focus on making the gameplay great before devoting resources to other platforms, but we'd love to get it onto Linux when we can.

-Elliot (creative director/programmer)

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