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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4 comments by JibbSmart on Jul 21st, 2014

KarBOOM 1.1 is done!

Indie car-combat party game KarBOOM has finally been updated, boasting new improvements as well as a bunch of bug fixes.

At the request of fans, the player limit has been increased from 8 to 12 players, with up to 8 controllers (XBox 360, PS3/4, Wiimote, Logitech, whatever works with the player's OS) plus 4 players on keyboards.

KarBOOM multi-teams

 AI has been significantly improved, and new difficulties have been added to ease players into the game, as well as to give more experienced players or teams of players a greater challenge.

KarBOOM multi-teams

3 new skins are available as well, and players can pick the same colour to form teams in Showdown and Klassic modes. With 8 different skins, this means up to 8 players on a single team, though that'd likely make for a one-sided game given the 12-player cap.
 


Check out KarBOOM.net or KarBOOM's IndieDB and Desura pages for more info. Also, help get KarBOOM onto Steam by voting for it on Steam Greenlight!
Finally, for more news on KarBOOM or whatever else is coming in future, follow developer @JibbSmart on Twitter.

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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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messagepouretienne
messagepouretienne Sep 25 2014, 9:17pm says:

How can we update the game? And how can we play online?

Thank you!

Étienne Desbiens

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messagepouretienne
messagepouretienne Sep 25 2014, 10:28am says:

Hi, I love your game but I would like to request two game modes...

First of all, a tag game mode would be nice... It could be the same as the flag mode with the score limit but inverted... The player with the flag would lose score each second...

Second of all, a zombie mode would be really nice... If someone infected hits you, you become infected...

I really love your game and really appreciate what you do...

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supersmo
supersmo May 12 2014, 4:37pm says:

Great game!
Love the concept, game modes, modifiers and levels.
Most of all I love the fact that it supports 8 local players!

I've followed the development of your title and it's been a joy following your progress.

I have one feature request.
This is a pick up and play kind of game for people who have played 2d overhead car games, so for me and my gaming buddies this was an instant hit. :o)

However I tried it once with people who aren't used to 2d overhead car games and some of them had difficulties controlling their car and their experience wasn't equally extatic.

So my feature request is to have an option to allow players to switch to directional controls so that when they push the left thumb stick in a direction the car will turn and go in that direction. E.g. if a player is facing the bottom of the screen and pulls the stick upwards the car will turn around and go towards the top of the screen. (gas and brake/reverse can still be used in this control mode.)

Keep up the good work :o)
BR
/Sam

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JibbSmart
JibbSmart May 13 2014, 9:48pm replied:

Thanks, Sam!

That's a great suggestion, and I've certainly seen beginners struggle in the same way. I'll note this down, though don't count on it being in the next update. Limited development time means I'd rather get this update finished with its currently planned feature set than delay it further.

Cheers :)

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supersmo
supersmo May 19 2014, 12:30am replied:

Glad you liked the idea :o)

I believe it would make the game more fun for gaming noobs and make KarBoom even more popular at parties and big events.

Looking forward to upcoming releases :o)
Cheers!
/Sam

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JibbSmart
JibbSmart May 12 2014, 7:00pm replied:

It's true, no keyboard configuration options yet. It would be good, though I have other priorities at the moment with it, and very limited time to work on it.

D-pad would also be good.

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supersmo
supersmo May 12 2014, 4:48pm replied:

Keyboard players can choose between four different preconfigured controls.

Click play, pick a game mode, pick a stage, click players, activate players and choose keyboard controls for the players.

The following keys are supported:
* Arrow keys
* WASD
* IJKL
* Home keys

If there are issues with 4 keyboard players it is a hardware issue. Most keyboards can only handle a certain amount of simultaneous keypresses. (A workaround can be to plug in several usb keyboards or use gamepads.)

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

Thanks :) I'm glad it works!

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@Dark_Pontifex Haha, I'm so glad you all had fun! And thanks for the encouragement to finish that update :)

Jul 27 2014, 8:31am

@Dark_Pontifex It remembers keys for each game pad number, but those will vary by type of gamepad and connection order may change on reset

Jul 24 2014, 1:31am

@Dark_Pontifex Thanks :) What do you mean by rough?

Jul 23 2014, 10:16pm

Finally, a trailer of sorts: T.co 12 player party game! #unity3d, #gamedev #indiegame #KarBOOM

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@Dark_Pontifex If you remember the email address you used, you should be able to get the link through T.co

Jul 18 2014, 2:17am

@Dark_Pontifex Thanks :) When you bought KarBOOM, you would've been emailed a download link. That same link will get you the new version

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