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Twitch RPG Brawl

by Sharky - Jam Entry

A twitch based PVP RPG live on twitch, Multiplayer, using commands through Twitch chat.

We had several hard to solve bugs and our teams main programmer has been busy with life and unable to get our bugs fixed, but it's FINALLY playable on Twitch in a loop without having to shut the game down, although the abilities are still bugged ATM, but targeting players with basic attacks works

List of commands....

General commands
!join = Joins the battle
!class = Lists the various classes you can choice from
!abilities = Lists the abilites by class for all classes

Class commands
!knight
!rogue
!archer
!cleric
!wizard

Basic attacks (all classes)
!attack 1 (targets player 1)
!attack 2 (targets player 2)
!attack 3 (targets player 3)


Ability commands (These are bugged out ATM)
Wizard = !balloon !ducky
Cleric = !bandaid !ointment
Archer = !hotcoffee !fruitjuice
Rogue = !stealth !backstab
Knight = !sweep !shield


Requires 6 players to !join, in order to start combat.

Developer notes:
The abilities system is bugged ATM, we are working fast on a solution, but the game is still worth a check even now.









The game will be up roughly around
1pm-1am central time

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#92Innovation(Jam)3.84
#478Humor(Jam)2.94
#524Overall(Jam)3.21
#610Graphics(Jam)3.10
#648Mood(Jam)2.88
#687Fun(Jam)2.79
#887Theme(Jam)2.68
#1856Coolness35%

Comments

mentatzoe says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:55am

Hey! At the time of voting there only seems to be a link to a Twitch channel!

Sharky says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:01pm

It's a twitch game, the game is played on twitch

Tselmek says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:00pm

Too bad the game isn't always on, and it must very rare to have 6 players playing it at the same time. A stand-alone/1 player version could have been nice.
It looked very nice, too bad we don't really have access to it.

BtheDestroyer says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 6:45pm

Really cool! I'd love to play myself, but sadly Twitch has decided to ban me off-and-on repeatedly for no reason without telling me :/

SkyWolf says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 7:59am

I managed to try it because 6 people were online (developer included) and although it has rough edges for sure, it's a nice concept that can be easily expanded.

Sharky says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 10:54am

Thanks :) Yeah it didn't turn out as good as we'd hoped, for our team it was a bit too big of a project, hence the rough edges, but we diff plan on doing a after LD version (already planned that before LD because we had a initial idea that we really wanted to make for a full game and LD was a good chance to concept it out)

TeamFlare says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 12:02pm

Very cool to make a twitch game :) Would have loved it to be single player too though

Sharky says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 1:13pm

Thanks, it's a very rough diamond that'll be in the works, after my team finishes our current game. We have plans to make your on teams and have PVE sections, using the PVP part thats already in there for touraments, and you form your own parties, tons of customizability and TONS more

cavedens says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 1:13pm

Yeah, in the future there will definately be a multiplayer version that isnt reliant on 6 people being logged in at the same time so stay tuned for future updates.

gv1351 says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 4:31am

It seems I can't play the game so no voting from you, can you make a normal download file?

Sharky says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 8:59am

@gv1351
Why can't you play the game??? and no thats not feasible because you'd have you get all kinds of streaming software and what not to play the game that way not to mention the player issue you'd have

May 7, 2015 @ 3:28pm

I wish the stream was live. I've been wanting to do something like this and would love to check it out

Sharky says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 3:49pm

It'll be back up in about 1-2 hours

LadyEmaSkye says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 5:01pm

Really need idea to have the game as a twitch channel. However, as others have pointed out, it's VERY rare to get 6 people all on at the same time in order to battle. A single player version would've been nice, or even if you made it only 2 player. Nice graphics 'n all in the picture though.

May 7, 2015 @ 5:07pm

It seems that the game is offline. :(
I'll keep an eye for when it comes back! It looks like a neat idea! :)

Sharky says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 9:23pm

Ok the game is up now(sorry had net issues due to a net repair worker)

@LadyEmaSkye The rarity isn't because no one wants to play, its that no one knows about the game(as well as it not being a full release. Playing final fantasy with only 1 character vs 1 enemy would be boring, and it'd be even worse if all you had were basic attacks)

ZQMony says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 12:52am

Nice idea, but its annoying that you have to wait for the game.

Sharky says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 4:36pm

@ZQMony, the only real wait is that I only have 1 computer that can stream(2 craptops that can't) so it has to be on my main computer streaming, which means I have very limited useage of my main computer while its up, hence its annoying to keep it up all the time, plus this computer uses TONS of electricity, So I don't like leaving it on over night, and the other issue is, the game hasn't become "popular enough" because it was just made, so the player base isn't there. The other day a dev friend hosted me, and the people were fighting over not being able to get into battle because there was too many players vs slots, but then that faded after like a hour or so. so with a VERY small player base this game would be able to go nonstop easily. it needs its own dedicated computer to stream from, it's own twitch channel rather than sharing mine, and I'd need a lot better net connection so that I could have 2 streams going at the same time with decent quality on both(I fight to get poor quality on 1 stream) which is all stuff I have planned for a post LD version, but money doesn't grow on trees, so yeah it'll be a while

JenniNexus says ...
Jun 5, 2015 @ 12:07am

Fun stuff guys ! Got to play with Sharky on Twitch - keep up the great work!

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