I'm looking to get some feedback on the deathmatch game mode of Demons with Shotguns. This game is local multiplayer only, 2-4 players, so you will need at least one other person next to you to play. Ideally, use gamepads, but one player can use a keyboard if there are less than 4 controllers connected. I've only tested Xbox 360, PS3 and Ouya controllers, but most popular controllers should work.
The game rules are simple. Kill the other players and collect their souls. When a player has no souls remaining, they can no longer respawn. First player to capture 10 souls, or to drain all other players of their souls, wins. Also, you cannot move when shielded.
The gamepad controls are listed at the bottom of the page, but to reiterate
A - Jumps (double tap at apex of a jump to double jump)
B - Shield
Y - Holy Water Grenade
Right Trigger - Shoot
Left Trigger - Shield
D-Pad/Left Analog Left - Move Left
D-Pad/Left Analog Right - Move Right
D-Pad/Left Analog Up - Aim Up
D-Pad/Left Analog Down - Aim Down
For this build, I'm more interested in getting feedback on the general gameplay and pacing of deathmatch. Please note that a fair amount of the current artwork and sound design is placeholder, but feel free to make comments on those aspects as well.
Once you've had a chance to play, please provide any and all feedback here. I also have a Google Forms up with more specific questions, if you'd like to fill that out as well (Docs.google.com).
Thank you so much for taking the time to playtest and I look forward to all of your feedback!
P.S. By default, if there are no controllers attached to the system, the game will load with two players and you can use the keyboard to control them.
Player One Controls
Arrows will move/aim, C jumps, X shoots, B grenades, Z uses shield
Player Two Controls
WASD will move/aim, Spacebar jumps, E shoots, T grenades, Q uses shield.
These controls are for development purposes, but I figured I'd share them in case anyone wants to jump n gun by themselves