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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.

LATEST UPDATE


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.

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Published 48 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
(17)
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
Gladihoppers_Win_v_0_2_0.zip 23 MB
Gladihoppers_Mac_v_0_2_0.zip 28 MB

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Dreamon Studios, I get the popup from the pre-launch window, but it's no use activating windowed mode. I use windows 7, but in the previous version this error did not happen. And now what do I do? I really liked the game, but I can not play after the new update.

yordan put lower resolution

I really enjoyed the game, but after the new update (Gladihoppers_Win_v_0_2_0.zip) the game is not opening. Can someone help me? This is the error that appears when I open:

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Screen: DX11 could not change the resolution (1360x768 fs = 0 hz = 0)

Do you get the little pre-launch window popup? If so, what happens if you turn on windowed mode? Also, are you using Windows 8, 7 or Vista or another old Windows version? This error seems to happen to older versions of Windows.

you can put too peasants and a bar if the bar its full they will give (in carrer mode) objects? 

you can put javelins are mortal if the javelin hit you in the head?

I like the new update with the throwing weapons, can you make them select able? like different throwing weapons with different range/damage example throwing knifes or shuriken's :D ( btw I dont know shurikens would fit into this game) but its your choice to make the game funny or realistic. Its definitely getting better. Are you planing to put the game on steam? 

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I Love this update, its hilarious.

Me and my friends just keep throwing javelins .

but i think the block and the attack (forward) switch places, the blocks are right arrow key and the attack is left arrow key IN singleplayer (WASD)

It would be even cooler if they have combos like when you press down and up at the same time the guy will swing his sword from the bottom to top. Please make this happen.

maybe make it so u can make texture-packs for this game it would be soo cool also i sated up 3 ours just playing this game no joke 

Haha, thanks for playing! I'm glad you enjoy the game! Texture packs for the characters and weapons you mean? Or the backgrounds? I'm not sure how I would be able to do that, but I guess I can look into it if it's something a lot of people want in the future. :-)

both would be cool also I love the game it kept me up all night playing it

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Is the finished game going to be free, because i like really like this game and was just wondering.

I haven't really thought about that yet. It will probably be free, yeah. At least for many more updates to come!

Love the mechanic, its like Swords and Sandals with Real Time Strategy.

It would be cool for a dungeon crawler game, maybe fighting skeletons

and finding treasure chests..

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Good idea! It would be cool as a crawler, true. Right now the game is basically just a combat demo, but my idea is for the Career mode to be the meat of the game where you can actually progress and have some meaningful gameplay. But if I get the chance I would definitely want to do something outside of an arena, crawler-like or endless side-scrolling action as you mention, with the combat mechanics that are in place now. :) 

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I have another good idea, what about taunts? Example you press X and your character will shout something like, Come Over Here, and the audience (maybe peasants) will cheer you up or something :D 

I don't know how hard it is to program a game, or how long does it take, but it doesn't look simple. 

Anyway i believe in you :D take your time, if the full version comes out, I definitely pay for it 👍

Haha yeah, taunts is something I've been thinking about! I would have to see what it could be used for, or if it would be solely for entertainment purposes. Thanks man, comments like these motivate me a lot. :-)

Wtf

I'm inclined to agree!

for the quick play make it a point system for your charecter so you cant have all of the best gear on at once P.S. I love this game and how it feels I also cant wait for career mode i think that would be really fun

i would also like to see you adding a way to change the charcters name that would me nice

Thanks for the suggestion! Yeah, I'm not yet sure where to take the quick fight mode because I just wanted a mode that is basically a "sandbox" where you can do whatever you want as I develop the game. But in the future some kind of balancing features for the quick fight mode would make sense so that you can make sure you're fighting fair duels!

Dude i love the game and i cant wait to see the story mode!!

Thanks! And thanks for making a video! Stay Dizzy. :p

Thank you!

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Great game! maybe you could add a decapitation move at the end instead of just cutting off an arm or legs?

 I can't wait to see where this game goes!

Thanks a lot! I was holding off on decapitation a bit because I was thinking it would get a bit too brutal! But seeing as in the new update I'm in the process of making there are javelins going through people's heads, I'm not sure decapitation is off limits anymore. It's already pretty brutal, heh. :p

i made a new story video for this game!!!

edited using windows movie maker :D

Haha nice, you made your own story mode! :p

still waiting for your updates :D

This is where I am right now: https://twitter.com/DreamonStudios/status/1017074344084869120, really hoping to finish it this weekend!

I LOVE THIS GAME BUT THE BLOCKING MECHANIC DOSE NEED WORK

Haha thanks! I'm adjusting the blocking in the new update I'm making because I noticed some bugs in the code that made the blocking a little bit too powerful. Hopefully that will solve the issues you're having!

you should make it compatible with ios too so me and other chrome book workers can play

It will be out on iOS and Android too, yeah! I don't know when but I'm also making it for mobile. :)

Certainly has a lotof potential, keep working on the next game modes and possibly add 3-4 players at a time, an idea that I thought of would be a sort of Mortal Kombat style team fight where you would switch from one person fighting and the other watching, and switch jobs where player 1s character would go out and player 2s character would come in.

Thanks for that suggestion! The problem with more than 1 vs 1 is of course the 2d nature of the game, but your suggestion might just be the answer to that.

I cant make the game work it says that there needs to be a data file

Did you unzip all the files into a folder? The data folder that's in the zip file needs to be in the same location as the exe file. Let me know if that worked!

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 :)

Thanks! Online multiplayer would definitely be cool, but I think it's out of my reach at the moment. Not sure I would be able to make it, but I will look into it once the game is ready! :-)

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

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