Below is a fast paced, action arcade game primary designed for 2 players to battle each other on the same machine. It seeks capture the fun of old school console titles where multiplayer strictly meant 'invite your friends over' Ships compete to break open capsules which release drones to help their attack, capsules often contain a variety of other hazards that will change the battlefield dynamic. Additional game modes are being considered, which change to goals of the players. Players can both use the keyboard for control, and gamepads are supported as well. At this stage, the scope for multiplayer is 1v1 on the same machine. Online play might be considered if there is demand. Below has a one player mode against a competent bot, so players can refine their skill for the next encounter with their friends.
I've put together a trailer for Below which shows game play footage, as well as explaining how the rules work. Take a look.
Posted by bzwill on Apr 4th, 2013
To follow up from last weeks game play footage I've now finished putting together a trailer for Below. Below is a 2 player - same machine arcade game, designed for people who love playing games with others in the same space. It supports 2 keyboard bindings and controllers.
I wanted to use the trailer as a way to explain to people how the basic rules of the game work, I hope you enjoy it.
I would like to get a playable build of the game out soon and am investigating options.
Anyway, thanks for taking a look, any questions or comments are appreciated.