There's nothing quite like the rush of running, falling, jumping and crawling your way toward the release switch whilst under fire from rockets, railguns and lasers... then jabbing that switch and releasing all your team mates! Then finally watching as they all come running out of the open doors and beat the other team to death with Laser Cleavers! There's never a dull moment in JB, you're either fighting to stay alive, fighting to release your team mates, or fighting to escape from jail!
Announcing a new gamemode for Jailbreak: Source - King of the Hill!
Posted by Wills on Aug 1st, 2009
King of the Hill Jailbreak is the second game mode to be added to the next release of Jailbreak: Source, and its mega-fun! The game play is simple: Take the hill to lock the enemy jail.
How does it work?
Whilst standing on the Hill, you receive a point for every five seconds held by your team.
What else is new?
Check out the shots below to find out more. You can also see images of the new Rocket Launcher, and the updated Medigun which now locks-on to the nearest target. We've also implemented soft-body collisions like in TF2, so escapees no longer get stuck on each in ventilation shafts!
King of the Hill:
The game mode itself has been around for years, and appeared in many different games and mods, but it was one of our community members, Guessmyname who integrated into his map, koth_thrones who brought it to Jailbreak.
The Jailbreak Community is Awesome!
Just like Deathball, which was also developed by another community member Nyght, we decided the mode was immense fun, and with his help, integrated it into Kimiko.
We currently have one official map supporting this game type, and several custom maps in development which will be released as part of the Second Official Map Pack. Alongside the two maps for Deathball, this should provide plenty of variety when we release!
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