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 now under $5

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A cheaper KarBOOM

KarBOOM is more than a year old (four, if you count its various alphas in another engine), which isn't exactly ancient in the Indie scene, but the dust has well and truly settled after its launch in October 2013 and the 12-player update last July.

For those of you who've been interested in KarBOOM, but not enough to spend $10 on a local multiplayer only game, this is what you've been waiting for!

You can also buy KarBOOM straight through KarBOOM's website!

If you're wondering about KarBOOM's future, it's likely a relatively uneventful one. Being employed has kept me busy, and has been hugely rewarding as I grow as a software developer. The little free time I have now for game development is being put into other projects.

Should any of them see the light of day, I'll be sure to put them on IndieDB, which has been amazing for KarBOOM. And as always, Twitter's a good place to find me, and though I don't tweet often, when I do, it's usually about what I'm working on.

KarBOOM 1.1: More players, more skins, more teams, better bots

KarBOOM 1.1: More players, more skins, more teams, better bots

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...along with a bunch of bug fixes and more difficulty settings.

50% off KarBOOM until Christmas Day ends - Last Minute Panic Sale

50% off KarBOOM until Christmas Day ends - Last Minute Panic Sale

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50% off sale, plus a quick look at what's new in the upcoming update.

Finally released: Get KarBOOM for Windows, Mac & Linux

Finally released: Get KarBOOM for Windows, Mac & Linux

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KarBOOM is out now for $10 on Windows, Mac & Linux! Find out where you can get it, what's in it, and how you can play the demo!

Final demo out, full release on Tuesday

Final demo out, full release on Tuesday

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Tie-breakers, slicker UI, smarter bots, training mode and better physics in the new demo ready for KarBOOM's Tuesday, October 29 release!

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KarBOOM Demo 7 - WINDOWS

KarBOOM Demo 7 - WINDOWS

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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

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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

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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

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

KarBOOM Demo 6 - MAC

KarBOOM Demo 6 - MAC

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

KarBOOM Demo 6 - LINUX

KarBOOM Demo 6 - LINUX

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

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botskiller16
botskiller16

how can i make multiplayer account? i cant!

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JibbSmart Creator
JibbSmart

If you haven't already, create an account here: Karboom.net
Then you'll get an email from karboom.net (sometimes it takes about half an hour, but I don't know if there's anything I can do about that) where you can "activate" your account. Click on the link, and you're good to go!

Let me know if there are any more problems :)

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soad667
soad667

Just made an account after playing a few games offline. Got the activation mail and activated my account, but i cannot log into the game, always getting the message 'login failed'. Is the game still an open alpha with free pass for the premium features?

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JibbSmart Creator
JibbSmart

Hmmm... it should be working. I just tested with my account and it worked, so the server is definitely not down. I've also confirmed that your account is activated (don't worry, I can't see password information).

Are you sure you're entering your username and password correctly? I think they're included in your confirmation email, but I'm not sure (it has been a while since I set that up).

[EDIT]: Also! Yes, accounts are still being updated for free, and will likely always be -- I no longer plan to make online features "premium", but instead hope to sell the complete final version as well as offer a free demo with similar features to the alpha versions.

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soad667
soad667

Just thought to try and login using the number keys above the letters and it worked. I have no idea why it doesn't work with the numpad. Yeah, numpad is on and shows that it's accepting my input. Anyway, the important part is i can login now. :)

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JibbSmart Creator
JibbSmart

Ah, I hadn't thought of that. Yeah, the functions I use to accept input do not interpret the numpad correctly -- I often forget this and find it annoying when manually entering a port or ip.

I'll have a look at what options WinAPI gives me, and perhaps I'll have that fixed in a future version. Thanks for the heads-up.

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Pxtl
Pxtl

Does this game support local multiplayer? Can I hook up a pile of gamepads and play kick it oldschool with some IRL friends?

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JibbSmart Creator
JibbSmart

That's the idea. You can have 4 players share one keyboard (if your keyboard can handle that many simultaneous key-presses) and up to 8 gamepads (in theory, but I don't have that many). Local multiplayer is the BEST way to play it, and what the game was designed for. You can also play online but have several of your friends playing from your computer :)

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Midgard_
Midgard_

Really a great game, still waiting for a dedicated server to play in a really madness arena!

Continue with this great work, this is a really great game, but I think you can improve it!

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JibbSmart Creator
JibbSmart

Thanks Midgard! I forgot to put up a server today -- sorry, I had a lot of university on. I put one up now -- hopefully you're close enough that the lag isn't too bad. I've set "min players" to 3, so there'll always be at least 3 cars playing, but some might be bots.

Regarding improvement -- I think I can improve it too! But I'd love to hear suggestions, or at least specific areas that you think need improving :)

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