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!
Open Alpha 0.3.4 introduces the "king of the hill" mutator (my new favourite), new hosting/joining options for LAN enthusiasts or anyone who just wants a somewhat private party, and bug-fixes.
Posted by JibbSmart on Dec 7th, 2011
KarBOOM open alpha 0.3.4 introduces the king of the hill mutator. A glowing ring in the centre of the map pulses at regular intervals. When it does, you really want to be in that ring.
Still don't get it? Here's a brief video to show you how it works. Or, just download the game and try it out (assuming 0.3.4 has been authorised by the time this news gets out).
For those who don't know, online play requires an account created at KarBOOM.net. Hosting a dedicated server does not, but it does require an internet connection. Or at least, it did.
Hosts now have three options for "server type":
No! There are also some bug-fixes. They are explained in the README. There were some sporadic crashes which should no longer happen (if they do, they should be less often, as I've eliminated at least one cause). Here's a shout-out to Atlasfield, who was instrumental in narrowing down the crash with a very descriptive bug report. Thanks so much!
Yes! Please do! I'm not expecting to win, but I'd love to get in the top 100 or so. Any progress visible on my end will be hugely encouraging and motivating as I try and spend more time working on KarBOOM! Keep giving me feedback (I've had excellent feedback, criticism, and bug reports all over the place, and really appreciate it!). I wouldn't be surprised if there are some issues. I put in the finishing touches of this version a little after midnight after a big day, but I don't think there are any issues.
And just so we're all on the same page: I do plan to one day sell KarBOOM, hopefully through several digital distribution methods. The open alpha versions will still be available for free as long as I can help it, though, and still be supported by the server-list host for the foreseeable future. Thanks so much for the feedback!