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Death Dodgers

by zequack - Jam Entry

"Death Dodgers" is a fast-paced arena game intended for 2 to 8 players using the keyboard or up to 4 controllers.

One player is the holder of the skull. The problem being, if someone is the holder for more than 10 cumulated seconds, they DIE. (well actually they only get eliminated).
Their only option is to make another player the new holder by throwing the skull to their face.

Chaos ensues : Players try to dodge the dreaded skull, slow their opponents down to get them hit by the skull, and rush for the bonus spawning in the arena to maybe get an edge and leave the melee unscathed...
Because only the last one standing will win.

Additional infos


- First screen : Choose how many players will play.
If the "keyboard" option is activated, player 1 and will use the keyboard to play (P1 : move with ZQSD, fire/use with F ; P : move with the arrows, fire/use with 0Numpad)
If the "shared controller" option is activated, one controller will be used to control 2 characters. This option is mandatory for 5+ player games.
- Character select screen : Select the color you want then presse the fire/use button to get ready. When all the players are ready, the game switches to the game option screen.
- Game option screen : the Player 1 can choose how many rounds it takes to win the match, and which arena to use.


The game was designed to work with with Xbox controllers, so it's better to have some of them plugged in.
Use the left stick to move and L1 to fire/use, or right stick to move and R1 to fire/use (depends on which player you are).
if the "keyboard" option is deactivated, Player 1 is the one with the first controller. If the "keyboard" option is activated, player 1 is controlled with ZQSD and F.


A game developed by Jamshaker's team "Fuego de la Muerte"
Members :
Code : Antoine Chene & Corentin Lemasson
Graphs : Steven Khobunthien
Game Design & Sounds : Sebastien Wemama

First jam (or one of the first) ever for our team ! That was an interesting experience. Hope you'll enjoy the game !

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RetroEpic says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:27am

Really liked the use of colors, gameplay was pretty fun and controls responded decently but could probably do with some tweaking, for my liking anyway. Good job!

Meedoc says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 6:37am

Nice entry! A fast paced party game is always fun to play with friends :D

Raiyumi says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 5:26am

A cool party game! Would definitely enjoy better for better keyboard controls, especially if there's no xbox controllers around.

Tanser says ...
Sep 6, 2013 @ 9:52pm

Nice game.

urth says ...
Sep 7, 2013 @ 2:11am

Pretty cool game.
Make an Xbox version.

ghRibacki says ...
Sep 9, 2013 @ 1:29am

Very well polished and funny! Too bad it's multiplayer only and I had no one to play with. =(
I like the graphics and sound effects a lot! =D

Crowbeak says ...
Sep 9, 2013 @ 3:22am

Oh, how I wish it weren't Windows-only. :(

Sep 9, 2013 @ 3:43am

heheheh fun multiplier game :D great work! :D

Sep 15, 2013 @ 9:08pm

One of the few games to really embrace mutliplayer, I liked this one. good jam guys.

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