Great idea! I teach pixel art on youtube if you want some help :)
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Hi, I'm very interested in your game and had a few questions about the future plans for it. Is there a best way to contact you?
Sure! In the
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Community link to join the Discord server where I post updates on the game. You can talk to me there or PM me after you join.
The game modes available in the demo are multiplayer only. A controller is required for each additional player, and one can use the keyboard. The full game will have additional game modes that support a single player with either type of device.
Before a match, you select your loadout and map various weapons to certain button inputs. Once in-game, most actions have a tap, hold, and release action. Some weapons let you strafe while holding while other might root you in place. Some actions are tap-only. You can dodge roll to get invincibility frames using the dash button (LB/Tab by default). You can also parry with the parry button (RB/R key by default) to gain a few frames of invincibility and temporarily stun enemies that melee attack you.
I have a How to Play menu on a development branch** but it hasn’t made it to the demo yet since I’m working on other things at the moment, but hopefully that helps you for now!
**EDIT: The latest demo now includes the How to Play menu mentioned above.
how do i use the mac version?
Hey there. New versions of macos complain very loudly about every library used by the game because the OS “can’t verify the developer”.
The easy way to run the game on Mac is to install the itch.io app and download and launch the game from there. It will handle all of the heavy lifting and should be as easy as push-and-go. I recommend doing it this way. It’ll also automatically download updates when new builds are pushed so that you’re up to date.
The hard and annoying way is to download the zip and extract it, then run the Steelbreakers unix executable, then go through each of those notifications and open System Preferences > Security & Privacy and for each one of those popups, hit Cancel or Open (not Move to Trash) and keep pressing Allow Anyway in the settings window after each one. I recommend the itch app instead if you value your time, since it’s a very tedious process.
SOO MUCH POTENTIAL!!!