Gang Beasts is a silly multiplayer co-op fighting game with ragdoll physics and multi-stage boss fights.

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Information about the progress made on the public pre-alpha build of Gang Beasts and a demonstration video showing the potential hazards of fighting on window-cleaning gondolas

Posted by glumjamesbrown on Jan 11th, 2014

We provisionally expect to have a public pre-alpha build of Gang Beasts completed in the next month with some sample content for playtesting; we still have a glut of changes to make before we want to make it public, specifically:

  • improved game controller support (PS3 Dual Shock, XBOX 360 controllers etc.)
  • additional fight moves
  • a Gang Beasts Title Screen / Logo
  • a Boneloaf ident animation
  • basic menu / level selection screen
  • drop-in / drop-out support (support for players joining / leaving mid-game)
  • basic in-game sound / music
  • fixes for the basic AI
  • window-cleaning gondolas

these modifications are the technical implementations that we wanted to include before making a public pre-alpha to minimise annoyances and improve accessibility etc; implementing these modifications at this stage has slowed the addition of new content to the game, but we did make time to make a scene with partially destructible window-cleaning gondolas which we plan to include in a pre-alpha build (please see the video for a demonstration of the potential hazards of fighting on permanently suspended window-cleaning scaffolds).

We are currently planning to support Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X 10.8+ in the first pre-alpha builds (the custom input manager we are using doesn't support Linux currently, we are planning to set up a Linux box to test support for Linux compatible game controllers in a later build).

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E_Glyde Jan 11 2014 says:

This just keeps getting better.

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Bookerman123 Jan 11 2014 says:

They Spelt Xbox - Xbone

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glumjamesbrown Author
glumjamesbrown Jan 11 2014 replied:

Yes, IndieDB use 'XBONE' as a contraction of 'Xbox One' (it isn't a weak pun on our company name). Currently 'XBONE' is the only Xbox One related option in the supported platforms menu on IndieDB.

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Kuro_Keiyakusha Jan 12 2014 says:

I laughed so hard! Take your time.. This looks great! Will this be local co-op/splitscreen then?

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SoporificDonkey Creator
SoporificDonkey Jan 12 2014 replied:

Pleased the game makes you laugh, we want to support online multiplayer but can't commit to implementing this without systematically testing the performance. Single screen local multiplayer is in the current pre-alpha build which we plan to release in the next 3-4 weeks (we don't plan to add a split-screen mode).

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marksman52 Jan 12 2014 says:

I want to play it so bad haha.

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conconmadman Jan 14 2014 says:

I love the new experimentation with cool fighting scenarios. You guys are making my dream game,Thank you.

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TeamNeko Jan 19 2014 says:

Loving the physics.

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