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*DISCLAIMER* The game is still pretty early in development and is therefore lacking in content. Any and all comments and suggestions that can help me improve the game are very welcome!


GLADIHOPPERS is a 2d physics-based, pixel art gladiator fighting game!

Supported inputs: XBOX controllers (strongly recommended), keyboard.

FEATURES

  • Bloody, fast-paced fighting. Local multiplayer or against the CPU.
  • Quick Fight game mode with various characters & equipment types to choose from. Swords, axes, maces, shields, helmets, armor, gloves, pants & shoes.
  • Damage system based on weapon, armor & character stats, movement velocity and which body part is hit.

UPCOMING FEATURES

  • 2 more game modes: Endless Arcade mode & Career mode.
  • Lots of more characters & equipment types to unlock and play with.
  • More arenas & crowds.

FOLLOW

You can follow along with the development on Twitter or on my personal YouTube gamedev channel.

Published 19 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
(9)
AuthorDreamon Studios
GenreFighting, Action
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Controller, Gore, Local multiplayer, Multiplayer, Pixel Art, Singleplayer, Swords
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2

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Gladihoppers_Win_v_0_1_0.zip 13 MB
Gladihoppers_Mac_v_0_1_0.zip 19 MB

Comments

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Hey, enjoyed the game as is - a lot of fun! Was wondering (and hoping) that you would think of both online multiplayer (for those who have the game to connect and fight each other) and having more than one person to fight in the arena (which would make the multiplayer even more fun).

I played the game on my stream and I think it would be a great game with those things to play with others and a whole lot of fun to watch. If not, then I hope the game goes well - I will definitely be keeping an eye on it! Great work! And thank you :)

Hey, i want to suggest several things like

-Mount like horses or something that gives you a charge bonus for damage

-Maybe a pet that can fight for you like dogs 

-Necklaces that gives you power ups

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Also you may add effects on heavy armor wearer like make him move and hit slower.

so i found out that you have just updated the game i downloaded it an....... i don't know what exactly changed. you should have a dev blog or something. and if you do mind linking it?

Hey, sorry. Nothing changed. I just uploaded a Mac version and I made a mistake and deleted the Windows version, so I had to re-upload it! It's the same version as before. Anyway I hope I can have something new for next weekend! :)

hopefully can't wait too check it out

Haha what a crazy game. It is really fun playing with friends. Can't wait for more things to be implemented in the game. 

Here is a short video we made while playing:

Keep up the good work!!!

Thanks for playing and for making a video of it! :)

Amazing game. I really enjoy the style and think that there are many possibilites for the game. I cannot wait for new things to be added and to see where this game goes!

Thanks a lot, EmTunk! Let me know if there's anything you would want added in the future. :-)

Great game. I appreciate the game play and your consistent replies to comments. Keep up the great work!

Thank you! I'm glad I'm getting all these comments, there are a lot of good suggestions here I can use.

Good game! please add like magic or powers

Thanks! I don't think I'll add magic but maybe something similar to power ups (more likely droppables thrown in by the crowd) that you can pick up and get some sort of bonus. Thanks for your suggestions. :)

this is a good game please add new gamemode and ranged weapons thanks

Thanks, Czech Doge! :p Yeah, I'm working on a new gamemode and I'll try to get some ranged combat in the game as soon as possible too!

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this game is good for an early release! i can't wait for it to release i hope the career mode is gonna be better then the quick play. and i found something in the game that is just dump that some times you just get cornered and you can't move and you just die because you become an easy target.

and how about being able to throw your weapon at your opponent to do a good chunk of damage

Throwing your weapon seems to be a popular suggestion, I'll have to implement that. :P

Also, yeah you can get cornered and there's no real way to push your opponent away other than attacking him. It's my plan to make some sort of a push attack (I have one implemented in the game already but I need to tweak it so that it's not so easily abusable). Thanks for playing and for commenting with your suggestions! :-)

When i started playing it just. Begin selecting everything and changing my character's clothe without i doing nothing...Help i really want to play this game.

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Please help me!! I want to play this game...

Hey, sorry for not replying sooner.

What do you mean it changes your character's clothes without you doing anything? Sounds like there's some issue with your input, are you using a controller or the keyboard? If you're using a controller then which one? I've only tested the game with Xbox controllers so I don't know what happens with other ones. Or maybe you are clicking the randomize button by mistake (the one down in the middle on the character selection screen).

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No problem! I have an easy way to explain this. Gif!






He Just keep doing this and i can't choose quick fight. I open vjoy to fix this problem. But nothing! (i open vjoy to fix the problem of some characters are walking alone, or things like this) and i don't have a controller. vjoy its like a virtual xbox controller. Well anything to help?


edit:Ya, i installed a new windows, so you don't need to reply anymore! Thanks! It's an Amazing game!

Good to hear! I was looking into vjoy but I couldn't find much info on it with Unity (the engine I'm using), but I'm glad you got it working! Thanks for playing. :-)

No problem! :D

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This is an amazing game. I loved playing it! It just clicked so well with me

Haha thanks Mr. Bobbly. I might have to rename some of those characters, give them more personality. :p

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Nice game!


awesome game! i can play it with my controller. really fun, needs more weapons. maybe something long range?

anyway i really enjoyed playing it!

Thanks for the feedback! Good idea with the long range weapons. Like spears. That's something I'll have to try to do in the future. It requires new animations and stuff like that, so I'll probably do it after I've kind of "finished" the game.

Nice, thanks for recording a video. :-)

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I can't wait to play this game when it releases

Glad to hear that. Hopefully things will go smoothly. :-)

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a parry mechanic would be nice but otherwise i am definitely liking the way this game is going, is there any chance you might put in levels or bosses?

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Hey, thanks! If you don't mind me asking, how would you imagine a parry mechanic? Right now there's something that I think is kind of similar to parrying, namely if you wind up an attack and your weapon intercepts an opponent's weapon during their attack... then you'll "parry" it while still continuing your attack. Also, I've been thinking about levels but I believe it's beyond the scope of this game. This is more of a 1vs1 arena fighting game but I have considered building on these mechanics to make more of a story based side-scrolling action kind of game with levels in the future. Bosses however is something I want to have for the Career mode! Thanks a lot for your feedback. :-)

Made a video

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Oh nice, thank you. You guys are very chill to listen to, keep it up. :)

That was amazing but i would suggest having throwable items to act as like the "come back here" type of role,  damage wise

Oh yeah... Javelins, daggers, stones and/or something like that would be cool to have! Shouldn't even be that hard to implement! Thank you! :d

Did you consider :
1_usable items on the floor or weapons that drops from the sky every certain amount of time
2_start with no armor or shield or a weapon till you pick something up 
3_different perks and powers for different characters 

Good ideas, thank you! More things to interact with in the arenas or things being thrown in from the crowd would be cool, yeah!

I can't wait to play this game when it releases 

I'm glad you like it!

Excellent overall. I will definitely donate toward the development. 

Thank you, Paul! Appreciate it. :-D

even its just release, i have play alot of this game. first of all i learn how to control and play it like normal. after a lot of hopper, i find that the AI always get hit by "up arrow" attack. i really like this, its make me want to play games like bacon may die game.

suggestion:

-theres no different stats between character, please add

-Make AI harder

i beat the full body and weapon level AI with:
nothing but dull dagger and weakest shield. try:5 win:1 lose:4
same thing that ai wears. try:5 win:5 lose:0

-more weapon but not just range, theres some kind of weapon of 2 handed weapon like spears or greatsword

-wings maybe?

-boss battle of course XD

-add some move like combo or something to block from low attack when you got no shield

its my first gameplay here, hope it will help for future updates


will make a series of fighting the ai with nothing :D
you may also request for what to do next

Oh haha nice! Thanks for recording the game! And also thanks for your suggestions. :D

please update me for new release :D and multiplayer control is confusing

Sure, I will! Are you playing with the keyboard? The keyboard input for multiplayer is a bit bad, I agree. It works better with Xbox controllers.

 i dont have controller so i play it with keyboard :D

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A really good game. I really like it! as for my suggestions:

1. An option for Blood level (How bloody it can get)

2. More armor and weapons.

3. More dismemberment chances (e.g. Cut off head, cut off the whole arm, cut body in half..)

4. More levels

5. Possibility for dismemberment to happen mid fight.

Thank you! I appreciate the suggestions. :)

i'd say add some sort of templar knight armour or something like that. this is a great game.

Thanks! I don't think I'll add any medieval sort of armour since it's the wrong time period :p ... But I'll definitely add more equipment later on!

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Please release a Mac build. The game looks great and I'd love to play it.

Hey, thanks! Yeah, I'll get a Mac build up within a week or two! :-)