KarBOOM is a fast-paced local multiplayer car-combat game for Windows, Linux and Mac. Knock other players out the ring, chase the flag, play kar football, and bet on how long you can survive with everyone hunting you! Play in teams or every kar for itself!

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KarBOOM is on sale

Until Christmas Day ends, KarBOOM is on sale for 50% off. Get it for only $5 for yourself or for your friends straight from me at KarBOOM.net and get a Desura key, or buy it directly through Desura, ShinyLoot.com, or FireFlowerGames.com!

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Coming up

KarBOOM 1.1 is coming out soon - it has been delayed a little as I move from one country to another, hence me not putting a deadline on it. But it'll be a free update, and as it currently stands in development, AI has been significantly improved, new skins have been added, and bugs have been fixed.

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3 new skins and much smarter AI, which will be scaled down for more difficulty settings

The current plan is for each of the 3 new skins to be associated with an AI difficulty level. Beat that AI one-on-one to unlock their skin for human use.

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In KarBOOM 1.1, not yet released, bots easily navigate to their target

Follow me @JibbSmart on Twitter for instant updates on KarBOOM. Post here on IndieDB/Desura or message me on Twitter to let me know about bugs that need squishing in future updates.

Finally, play with controllers! I've played KarBOOM with Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii controllers (needed the nunchuck for the Wiimote, though), as well as Logitech and other generic PC gamepads. Give it a go!

And Merry Christmas!

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KarBOOM Demo 7 - WINDOWS

KarBOOM Demo 7 - WINDOWS

Oct 24, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Training mode, smarter bots, overtime, quick-toggle bots, slicker UI, and more tweaks to put the demo on par with the full version, coming out this Tuesday...

KarBOOM Demo 7 - MAC

KarBOOM Demo 7 - MAC

Oct 24, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Training mode, smarter bots, overtime, quick-toggle bots, slicker UI, and more tweaks to put the demo on par with the full version, coming out this Tuesday...

KarBOOM Demo 7 - LINUX

KarBOOM Demo 7 - LINUX

Oct 24, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Training mode, smarter bots, overtime, quick-toggle bots, slicker UI, and more tweaks to put the demo on par with the full version, coming out this Tuesday...

KarBOOM Demo 6 - WINDOWS

KarBOOM Demo 6 - WINDOWS

Oct 11, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Boost meter, improved AI, and a bunch of tweaks as KarBOOM nears its October 29 release.

KarBOOM Demo 6 - MAC

KarBOOM Demo 6 - MAC

Oct 11, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Boost meter, improved AI, and a bunch of tweaks as KarBOOM nears its October 29 release.

KarBOOM Demo 6 - LINUX

KarBOOM Demo 6 - LINUX

Oct 11, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Boost meter, improved AI, and a bunch of tweaks as KarBOOM nears its October 29 release.

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dehydra
dehydra Nov 15 2013, 6:19pm says:

This looks like a nice little racer, but can anyone if there is a way of setting up a Windows controller to play it? I know it says something about using a gamepad in the menu, but can't see a configuration option. I can only use the pad in the menu at the moment.

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JibbSmart
JibbSmart Nov 15 2013, 6:40pm replied:

Hi dehyrda,

If you use your gamepad to add a player to the game in the "player" menu, that player will be controlled by that gamepad. Then you'll see a "configure gamepad" option underneath that player where you can hover your cursor over each action and press the button you want to use.

You can also change bots to gamepad players by using your gamepad cursor to click on the robot-eye icon at the top-right of the bot's setup menu.

Let me know if you need more info!

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dehydra
dehydra Nov 15 2013, 10:06pm replied:

Cheers, the gamepad is working now. Thanks for the help, and good luck with the game.

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JibbSmart
JibbSmart Nov 16 2013, 11:43am replied:

Thanks :) I'm glad it works!

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Sablicious
Sablicious Oct 31 2013, 9:55am says:

CPU / bot competitors in multiplayer, too?

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JibbSmart
JibbSmart Oct 31 2013, 11:50am replied:

Yep. My friends and I often play KarBall on the same team against a team of bots, but you can mix it up, too!

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shmibs
shmibs Oct 30 2013, 1:13pm says:

this is fantastic! it makes me feel a lot of nostalgia for micromachines, which makes me want to ask for a race mode as well. i know that you would need to implement a racing AI for the bots, which can be a bit annoying, but otherwise it seems like you already have all the mechanics that mode would need. regardless, this is going to make a fantastic addition to the tournament-style games to play with my family when they gather from all over. thanks! =)

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JibbSmart
JibbSmart Oct 30 2013, 9:14pm replied:

Thanks so much! I do want to add a race mode in future. The AI could use some work anyway, so when I can, I'll do that with a Micro Machine style race mode in mind.

Cheers :)

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Namelessness
Namelessness Oct 13 2013, 8:51am says:

Nice game. Upvoted and hoping to see this game in the steam store soon.

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JibbSmart
JibbSmart Sep 2 2013, 2:35pm replied:

Oh bugger... I haven't been consistent with capitilisation. Not with menu titles, anyway. Thanks for catching that!

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