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Short circuits

by Tavrox - Jam Entry

"Short circuits" is a multiplayer battle arena shooter. You are a robot among seven other. Each one of you will die in 10 seconds, but each robot carry a battery that the other can steal.

Then, you'll have to fight to stay alive :) !
Dont with Garry Williams & Tahir Vico (DoX)

You can play with your keyboard+mouse or with 4 xbox controllers. 1-4 players.

FOR PEOPLE WONDERING ABOUT CONTROLS : It's ZQSD because we have azerty keyboard :( Switch it to azerty keyboard if you wanna play easiliy ! Or use xbox controller

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local minimum says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:27pm

I like the sound and the visuals, but I couldn't really play it because I never figured out the controls. Got S for down and Z for up or something like that - which was very confusing.

Tavibo says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:43pm

i guess the game would be much more fun with fixed controls. But anyway, great music and great visuals.

Tavrox says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:54pm

I've made an update about the controls. Sorry for it, it's made to be played on an Azerty Keyboard :/

Niavlys says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:45am

You should simply accept both Z and W for up, and A and Q for left, this way it would work with Azerty and Qwerty keyboards. :)

Niavlys says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:49am

How am I supposed to shoot? (I'm using an Xbox controller) Also, is this normal that I just won by being killed several times in a row, without being able to collect a single battery? It seems I earned 10 seconds each time I died O.o

Niavlys says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:50am

Or maybe I was just lucky and I spawned on a 62 seconds battery...

Niavlys says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:09am

I finally found the shoot key ! (It's RB)
Here's my comment after playing the game.
Beautiful visuals and great music, good idea. Some things prevented me from fully enjoying the game though:
- the controls, even with a controller: I would rather have the character aim in the direction he is moving, and I'd prefer an other shoot key.
- the enemies respawning super fast and in the same spawn point (maybe other enemies actually)
- dying at the moment I finally found where I just spawned (need some visual notification here, easily noticeable from the entire screen)

Other than that, it's a very nice concept, and very close to be a fully enjoyable game imo!

dox-vico says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 1:00am

To Niavlys, Thanks you for your comments, i'm happy than you like my visuals ^^. Sorry for the problems... it's only because we didn't have the time to do everything :/ , for exemple, i created the animations (teleportations) for know where we will respawn, but no time for put it in the game. (sorry for my english)

Yakka says ...
Sep 8, 2013 @ 1:24pm

You should add a shield when you just spawned ^^ I think it's better in multiplayer :B

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