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Kobo II is a fast paced physics based dual stick arena shooter that intends to bring the frantic retro arcade gameplay of the prequel Kobo Deluxe to old and new players alike, while offering a much smoother and more sophisticated experience.

Beyond the current single player survival mode, Kobo II will add on-line multiplayer, lobby, chat, a proper soundtrack, alternative player vehicles, lots of weapons, explosions, fire, smoke, shockwaves and much more.

Kobo II makes extensive use of structured and procedural techniques for high definition graphics, sound and music, without prohibitively massive downloads. (Currently 2 MB; will shrink as placeholder assets are replaced.) This also makes the game more scalable, and the assets easier to create, maintain and adapt as needed as the game design evolves.

Due to its engine design and extensive use of a safe, friendly scripting language, Kobo II will also lend itself well to modding, once the internals and interfaces begin to stabilize.

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Kobo II now on Indievania!

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Yep, the other day, Kobo II was approved and went live on Indievania, starting with Tech Preview 3 for Windows. Buying it from there gives you a full version download link - no license files or keys needed! It is also possible to name your own price, should you think the current $3 is too low. ;-)

Proper Linux 32 and 64 bit builds will be made available as I get build systems in order. Meanwhile, there is an experimental Linux64 binary (from my development system) available from the official site, along with the engine source code, which is now Free/Open Source software. (GNU LGPL and zlib licenses.)

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Kobo II Tech Preview 4 - Linux64

Kobo II Tech Preview 4 - Linux64

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New base designs, new weapons, ammo, powerups, mouse support, fixed splash damage shockwaves, sound and music volume controls, brief documentation via...

Kobo II Tech Preview 4 - Windows

Kobo II Tech Preview 4 - Windows

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New base designs, new weapons, ammo, powerups, mouse support, fixed splash damage shockwaves, sound and music volume controls, brief documentation via...

Kobo II Tech Preview 3 - Linux64 experimental

Kobo II Tech Preview 3 - Linux64 experimental

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Experimental 64 bit Linux build from the development system. This one is not statically linked with anything but ChipSound and the Kobo II engine code...

Kobo II Tech Preview 3

Kobo II Tech Preview 3

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There are now two game modes; a more true Survival Mode (much more aggressive spawning; no continues), and the beginnings of a new Campaign mode (seen...

Kobo II Tech Preview 2

Kobo II Tech Preview 2

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Mostly internals this time, though there is now "all-to-all" physics going on (that turned out to be quite a bit of work), and background collisions have...

Kobo II Tech Preview 1

Kobo II Tech Preview 1

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The first public release - a playable tech demo. There isn't much content yet, but there is a rudimentary survival mode that should be enough to get a...

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Isaiahere
Isaiahere

I remember the original Kobo. Can't wait to try this!

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BudokaiMR2
BudokaiMR2

This looks pretty promising. Has a great old school look to it and gameplay already looks smooth!

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Olofson Creator
Olofson

Thanks!

More gameplay coming up real soon BTW - and parallax scrolling! Starting to look like a game now. ;-)

(And, I need to check my settings on this site. I don't see any trace whatsoever of new comments, unless I enter the very section they're in! That just doesn't work.)

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