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Starbomba is a battle royale bomberman, with up to 100 players fighting to survive. Choose your hero and explode enemies until there is only one!

Earth has been destroyed, and all races around the galaxy fight to find their new home, bringing destruction all around the universe. Be ready!

Features:

  • Up to 100 players fighting together
  • Mods & local servers
  • Teams of up to 5 players
  • Much more to come!

The game is currently in pre-alpha

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Hi everyone,

TLDR; new UI & pixel art smoothed

Last weeks have been spent on refactoring all the UI, visually and on the engine side. This means that we'll be able to redesign/modify all the UI way more easily and work in iterations very quickly. This is a huge improvement on our side that will make us gain time in the future.

Improvements also are visually, as you can see on the screenshots below. More consistent design, more menus, ...

ui login


ui home


ui play


ui game


The other visual part enhanced are "pixel art" elements, in-game, icons, heroes, etc. After researchs of style, techniques, we finally decided to use pixel upscaling.

"What is pixel upscaling? Why does it matter to us players?"

Pixel upscaling is a technique, mainly used in emulators, to enhance pixel art graphics by smoothing them. You probably already saw some examples if you played on console emulators and tried messing with visual parameters. Concretely, here is an example :

logo old new


And all done in the game engine, no artist involved in the process!

It does matter for players who want to create mods, because pixel art is still present. All assets are in pixel art, tiles are 16x16, and the game engine then processes all assets to smooth them. It means that if you add new graphics to your mod, you'll draw them in pixel art and then they will be smoothed. So yeah, you'll have nicely smooth graphics without doing anything! Neat!

Is it perfect? No, there are some visual glitches. But they are overall very very small, and after converting all our assets, we are pretty confident with this technique.

What it means is less work for everyone, and better graphics at the end. So yes, it's a good trade!

What's next?

Now we are in the process of integrating mod.io api. It's a quite easy part, the api is very well documented and easy to use, I encourage you to have a look ;) Now the biggest part of integrating the mod system is writing aaaaall the documentation. Except that, the mod api is enough powerful to create custom maps with your own tiles, victory conditions, add bots, and much more.

Back to work, stay tuned for more!

STΔRBOMBΔ - introducing our bomber royale

STΔRBOMBΔ - introducing our bomber royale

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Hi everybody, I'd like to introduce the game we are working on: Starbomba. Bomberman with 100 players & huge maps, let the slaughter begin!

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Bots are here! Try to beat them in epic battles, we still can't ;)

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Starbomba Setup 0.1.13

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version: pre-alpha 0.1.13 * come as guest or register * invite friends for huge battles * play with humans & bots!

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Guest
Guest

Is there a wy to play Starbomba on LAN?

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tosuto Creator
tosuto

Hi guest!
We are working on it so it will be available very soon :)
You'll be able to host your own server (like minecraft) and so play in lan on private servers.

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LunarShuriken
LunarShuriken

Looks super nice!

Please also visit my game, mAIn COMPetition:
Indiedb.com

Thanks!

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tosuto Creator
tosuto

Thanks! Will do :)

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