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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More cars, more mutators, more levels -- check out what's coming up in KarBOOM.

Posted by JibbSmart on Sep 20th, 2011

KarBOOM 0.3 coming soon

I know it has been a long time since the last update, but with IGF around the corner, IOTY presumably coming up as we get to the end of the year, and most of the important changes to KarBOOM coming together, expect to be playing a huge new version of KarBOOM by mid October.

Here are some of the more recent changes you can expect in the next update.

New car skins

In order to accommodate more players in each game, KarBOOM now has new variations on each car colour.

KarBOOM 0.3 with new cars

Up to 48 players

The new car skins facilitate a new player cap: up to 48 players will be able to battle it out at a time. Check out all the new car skins in one arena:

KarBOOM 0.3 with new cars

Needless to say, KarBOOM will have bigger levels to accommodate the greater number of players.

KarBOOM 0.3 with new cars

Also remember that this coming update isn't the end for KarBOOM -- I'll continue to support it with bug-fixes, new mutators, new features, new obstacles, and so on. I'd love to hear your suggestions here or at the KarBOOM forums. KarBOOM forum accounts are automatically being upgraded to premium accounts -- required for online play in any version of KarBOOM -- for free until further notice, so join up now!

Other stuff

Full-screen and resolution options, dedicated server mode, improved graphics, improved online chat, mutator tweaks to make them useful in more game modes and player counts, and player-colour explosions:

KarBOOM 0.3 with new cars

Not forgetting new surface types (as demonstrated in KarBOOM's last news post, obstacles and bug-fixes, there's a lot to look forward to.

See it in action

Yes, the sound needs some work and the game needs some music. I'll see what I can do, but I'll prioritise getting a new version out sooner rather than later.

KarBOOM 0.3 Progress update 2 - Indie DB

Find out more

Follow me on Twitter @JibbSmart for the latest screenshots and updates on KarBOOM, keep an eye out for KarBOOM on #screenshotsaturday, and watch this space for more info on KarBOOM's big upcoming update.

KarBOOM 0.2.4 is still available on KarBOOM's website if you want a small (and slightly buggy) taste of what's to come.

While you're here, some people have been very creative with an old version of KarBOOM (0.2.1, I think):

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ZeusLT Sep 21 2011, 4:23pm says:

48 you say :? Sounds extreme :D

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JibbSmart Sep 21 2011, 4:37pm replied:

:D There'll be much bigger levels as well. Of course, there's nothing stopping a host from putting a 48 player cap on a really tiny level!

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