Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments.

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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

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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
E_Glyde

This just keeps getting better.

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Bookerman123
Bookerman123

They Spelt Xbox - Xbone

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glumjamesbrown Author
glumjamesbrown

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
Kuro_Keiyakusha

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

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
marksman52

I want to play it so bad haha.

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conconmadman
conconmadman

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

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TeamNeko
TeamNeko

Loving the physics.

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Guest
Guest

I love this game, thank you :)

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