This is a fantastic multiplayer game from the guys who are making ‘Laza Knitez’. They are Nordic devs who call themselves Team Buttfighter, or maybe they are the ‘Laza Knites’. Anyways, their game kicks ass.
Simply put, it is a deathmatch to 10, 15, or 20 points. You control one of four differently colored ‘Laza Knitez’ who each carry a hybrid spear/laser shooter. Each kill earns players 1 point. Powerups such as long beam lasers, speed boosts, stationary sniper mode, and reverse skate can all pop up too. It is not a complex game, but it is a beautiful game conceptually.
What I mean by that is that it allows for people to get around a monitor and play together. Up to 4 people can play on 1 TV, all old-school style. There are even custom arcade boxes available for order. The devs have gone so far as to purposely forgo having online multiplayer because it is not personal enough. The whole thing makes me think the devs said “Fuck it, let’s make a pure minimalistic arcade game because everything else is shit.” I respect that and am enjoying the fruits of their work.
So, grab a friend and try it out. It is available for play in a browser or downloadable through shareware. Full versions are coming sometime in November. The site is here and I’ll put up a gallery soon.
Special thanks to Wolfzy for introducing me to the game. Appreciate it brother.