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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Multi-player
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Description
Release date: Fourth quarter 2016
BLOCKSHIPS - Arena Puzzle Shooter

The illegitimate love child of Space Invaders and Tetris

A game about building the biggest baddest ship by blasting your buddies' to bits and stealing their blocks. It is a local multiplayer party-arena game that challenges you to strike the right balance between speed, power, manoeuvrability, and of course fun :)

"Why do do the bad guys always drop power ups?" Surely blasting to victory using the fallen remnants of your defeated foes would be more fun! Build up your core to take down enemy ships. Grab guns to Blast 'em to bits, add Engines to speed up and give them the slip - or ram them head on and expose their weaknesses. Or bolster your ship with Power Cells and grow to enormous size. Protect your Core at all costs!

Each ship configuration has strengths and weaknesses and is almost infinitely reconfigurable. Experiment with multiple different strategies and rapid reconfigurations to overcome enemy tactics. Beat their firepower with speed, and their speed with size in an infinite number of ship combinations - sometimes its full speed ahead, sometimes its cut and run, and victory can be yours balanced on the barrel of a Gun.

Local Multiplayer
Network Multiplayer (in Progress)
Single Player Skirmish Mode (In Progress)
Arcade Fun
Multiple New Block Types on the Way (3 more at Launch)


Accolades:
Runner Up: Best Game in Show - CEGC 2016
Selected for Indiezone at the Gadget Show Live 2016

Credits:

Dave Cooper - Game Design / Game Dev / VFX (http://drdavient.com/)
Emma Kantanen - Pixel Art (http://www.nooneisindanger.webs.com/)
Glenn van der Geugten - SFX
David Origlieri - Music (htttp://davidorigmusic.weebly.com/)
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64 Comments
JamPower Jul 14, 2016 @ 1:35am 
Played this at Develop:Bighton. Very addictive and incredibly fun, loved it!
MerlinsBeard Jul 7, 2016 @ 2:01pm 
im glad i stumbled across this game, brilliant concept, very addictive
Dr Davient  [author] Jul 6, 2016 @ 12:26am 
Was great to meet you guys at NERG! (http://www.northeastretrogaming.com/)
Reverend Dan Jul 3, 2016 @ 9:54am 
Played this at NERG excellent frantic four player fun, Got beaten by children everytime though.
MerlinsBeard Jul 3, 2016 @ 9:14am 
brilliant playing this game at nerg :) looking forward to putting this on my youtube channel (hoodeeney).
Dr Davient  [author] May 28, 2016 @ 12:48pm 
Thanks to everyone for your support! I can't tell you how excited we all are Yaaay!

More details on whats next will be coming in the next week :)
Opiate May 24, 2016 @ 3:08am 
Played this with Dave over the weekend. Can surely say this is FREAKIN AWESOME and I can't wait to own it :)
Game Development Championship May 6, 2016 @ 4:22am 
This looks great! Have you checked out Nanotris, a similar game to this? Also, are you considering single player gameplay at all?

We are running the Game Development World Championship and would like to see you participate. It's good for your visibility and won't cost you a penny.

You can check it out at www.thegdwc.com .

Good luck with the development!
Gat de Soia Apr 30, 2016 @ 2:05pm 
Gotta try this on an arcade machine someday! Yay, up you go, greenlit!! :D
ogc Apr 27, 2016 @ 8:18am 
Maybe the best space game ever played since long time! My tipp for the A Maze Awards in Berlin, category fun and party games :)