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Post news RSS Bossgard - Our 1 v 5 multiplayer boss-battler is almost done!

Here's what we've been up to during this last, very busy year. Check out our feature list and join us as we try to build the best boss-battler there is!

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We've been hard at work during the last year trying to bring something new and awesome into the realm of multiplayer games.

We've learned A TON of stuff, and we've had a lot of to-and-fro moments, but we're happy to say that Bossgard is almost complete.

Without further ado, here's what we've been up to...

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Our feature list:

  • A 1 v 5 asymmetrical multiplayer game, where we pit ONE BIG PLAYABLE BOSS against a party of unique warriors
  • Support for both online and local multiplayer
  • Couch Versus Couch support: You and your friends can play locally against or with online players!
  • Unique bosses with distinct mechanics: each Boss plays completely different
  • Minions, traps, special powers, the Boss can employ a large array of weapons and tricks against the Vikings
  • Team synergy: The Vikings' abilities are designed to work together and encourage teamwork
  • Party composition is key: Each Viking has its own ability on top of which they can choose a Rage attack, basically forming a "class"
  • Bot support: No friends, no problem, our bots are more than capable of giving you a hard time
  • Colorful maps: Each arena comes with its own theme and Boss-controlled trap!

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Grab your friends and get ready for the craziest fights in our fast-paced asymmetrical multiplayer game.

The meanest? The baddest? The silliest?

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Choose from a variety of unique bosses that are yours to command!

Strike fear in your enemies as a mighty fortress or keep them on edge as an angry slice of bread, it all depends on how bossy you feel today!

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If you're more of a team player, team up with your friends and fight together as a party of brave vikings. From the bulkiest to the shortest, the Vikings are going all in.

Go toe-to-toe with the Bosses as a Melee warrior or keep your cool and distance as a Ranged hero. Axes, hammers, bows and even bare knuckles will help you drop the pain on the Boss. What's your weapon of choice?

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Although we are a bossfight-only game, our boss fights are unique. Each Boss is distinct, has it's own mechanics and there aren't two of a kind.

The fact that they're player-controlled gives our bossfights a one-of-a-kind feeling. There are no patterns to learn, the Boss is alive, unforgiving and creative.

This time it truly is personal.

We've undergone a lot of work and Bossgard is currently in an on-going beta.

To find out more be sure to join our Discord server at Discordapp.com

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BOSSGARD looks fantastic!

I never played a game before where I get to play as a big badass boss and others gang up on me.

I've played games where I'm a member of a team or party and my team would raid a boss.

This game is really something new.

I'm looking forward to it.

Thanks for sharing.

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blackthefall Author

Thanks! We really want to take this idea far and experiment with boss designs, character combinations, see what metas can come out of it. We also want to involve our community in the design process as much as possible.

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