Slay the Beast is a versus fighting game where one player controls a huge boss-level monster. While the other player controls a puny (but respawning) hero.

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UPDATE

Version 0.0.11 (Windows) now Available!

Slay the Beast PRE-ALPHA 0.0.11 (Windows)
Version 0.0.11 (Xbox 360) now Available!
Slay the Beast PRE-ALPHA 0.0.11 (Xbox 360)


New Features and Fixes in this build:

  • Reset power-up state on hero respawn
  • Stopped round timer on demon death or when no heroes are currently alive
  • Heroes now spawn bone piles on death
  • Heroes can knock other Heroes around with their dashes
  • Replaced Demon Close Fireball with a Lobbed Fireball
  • Heroes can choose which side of the screen at which to re-spawn by holding the left stick in that direction

Slay the Beast is a versus fighting game where one player controls a huge boss-level monster. While the other player controls a puny (but respawning) hero.

Piles of Bones
A Fireball Lobbing Demon

This is an early PRE-ALPHA version of the game. This means that it is very far from feature complete. It is not representative of the final product. As development continues, this game will continue to be updated and have new features added regularly.

This version of Slay the Beast supports up to 4 players in a match between a heroic Knights and a powerful Archdemon.

See the README.txt for information on Controls, Controller Assignment, etc.

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Slay the Beast PRE-ALPHA 0.0.10 (Windows)

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Slay the Beast 0.0.9 (Windows) is now Available!

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Slay the Beast PRE-ALPHA 0.0.11 (Xbox 360)

Slay the Beast PRE-ALPHA 0.0.11 (Xbox 360)

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NOTE: This is an Xbox LIVE Indie Games build. You will need an active Xbox LIVE Indie Games membership to run this game on your Xbox 360. Slay the Beast...

Slay the Beast PRE-ALPHA 0.0.11 (Windows)

Slay the Beast PRE-ALPHA 0.0.11 (Windows)

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Slay the Beast PRE-ALPHA 0.0.9 (Windows)

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FatexRage
FatexRage

hmm, there's a bug or glitch when ever I get to be the knight I cant seem to move left or right. I get stuck and if I don't move my character doesn't appear

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nobunagaota Creator
nobunagaota

I've just uploaded a new build that MIGHT address your problem. (I fixed the knock-back problem I mentioned, but I'm not sure if that's the source of your trouble or not.)

Anyway, if you're interested, the build should be available at the following link once the mods approve it:
Indiedb.com

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nobunagaota Creator
nobunagaota

Thanks for the heads-up.

Do you have any more details on when and how often the bug occurs? For example, does it happen when you're knocked to the edge of the screen by the demon's attack?

Also, how is the game's performance on your computer? I've noticed that my knock-back logic is highly framerate-dependent (which is a bug), so that might be related to seeing odd behavior.

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FatexRage
FatexRage

Man, whenever I start the game up (it loads fine at the menu)every time I pick 1v1 or 2v1 and the others the game goes black and crashes and it gives me no error of why its happening, can someone please help me with this, this game looks great and I really want to play it

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nobunagaota Creator
nobunagaota

Well, I'm afraid I don't have a solution for you yet, but I'm literally working on fixing that crash right now.

I've found that (on my main computer)that the bug only seems to occur when I have two controllers plugged in. If I unplug one it works. I don't think the bug is tied to input handling per se, but I think it has to due with some subtle processing timing that (in my case) is changed by the number of controllers I have plugged in.

You might try plugging/unplugging different devices or, if you're using a laptop, unplug the laptop (since many laptops lower their CPU speed when not plugged in.)

I know it's not a great solution, but rest assured that I'm working on fixing the crash. Sorry for the trouble.

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FatexRage
FatexRage

THANK YOU SOO MUCH! You fixed it.

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FatexRage
FatexRage

Oh ok thanks, I really hope you fix it soon

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nobunagaota Creator
nobunagaota

Okay, I think I might have a fix for that crash.
I've uploaded a new version of the game (version 0.0.7).

You can get it at this link once the mods approve the download: Indiedb.com

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xtomass
xtomass

Tried out the game. It's really something I would like expanded upon and polished,but the core is solid :)

Covered it in a video, if your interested.
Youtube.com
If not just keep up the great work :)

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nobunagaota Creator
nobunagaota

Hey man, thanks for the coverage.

I especially liked your commentary for the Archdemon while you were playing. Maybe I should give it a "Talk Smack" action. ;)

Again, thanks for the coverage and stay tuned for future updates.

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