Local multiplayer! Play your friends. Crush their dreams. Smell their fear. Destroy them with a thousand pigeons.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (63 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 5, 2013
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December 12

Gentlemen! Update

Hi everyone,

I'm the Marketing Manager here at Blazing Griffin - we've just acquired Gentlemen! and The Nightmare Cooperative from Lucky Frame Ltd and I just wanted to drop by and give you all an update on what's going on.

For those not familiar with Blazing Griffin, we're an indie studio based in Edinburgh. Our other titles include:

The Ship
http://store.steampowered.com/app/2400

Distant Star: Revenant Fleet (Early Access)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/335830

As we move into 2015, we will be planning out what we're doing with each of our titles and having read through the reviews for Gentlemen!, looking at a online multiplayer option is high on the agenda for that.

Right now we're forming plans and working out what's possible, so if you'd like to provide any feedback for that process, then leave a comment here or on the forums.

You can read the announcement for this acquisition here and there's a couple of links on that page with more information.

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Reviews

“...skilfully combines the arcade immediacy of Super Crate Box with the weaponised chaos of Super Smash Bros, and VVVVVV’s instant gravity-switching...”
Edge

“When playing Gentlemen!, we couldn’t let the competitive spirit slip and we’re laughing ourselves giddy as complete chaos ensued on the screen. There were even funnier times when we were both tussling on either side of a single platform and trying to get the slip on each other. It’s just very fast and competitive fun that you should definitely try out...”
IndieStatik

“Few games offer single-screen action with friends as intense and fun as Lucky Frame’s Gentlemen!”
The Verge

About This Game

Gentlemen! is a frantic local multiplayer Victorian-themed deathmatch game for 2-4 players. Full controller support!

Local multiplayer! Play your friends. Crush their dreams. Smell their fear. Destroy them with a thousand pigeons. You'll need to hone a delicate balance of technique, knowledge, cunning, and blind panic (just like a real duel!).

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon x850 or comparable
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Play your friends. Crush their dreams. Smell their fear. Destroy them with a thousand pigeons. You'll need to hone a delicate balance of technique, knowledge, cunning, and blind panic.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Fun frantic and fast. A great little game for local multiplayer, with a cast of knife/bomb/pigeon lobbing Victorian lads and lasses. We've only played a small amount so far, but we will be playing more!

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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
There is NO online play
There is NO single player
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
ADD G0DD@MN ONLINE MULTIPLAYER
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53 of 66 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Right out of the gate Gentlemen boxes itself in a corner. A local multiplayer only brawler, it requires a group (preferably of four) to crowd around the computer to even be able to play the game, which obviously alienates a good chunk of potential players. Assuming you can round up some friends however it's hard to imagine spending much time with these dapper little maniacs, as the amount of content is nowhere near enough to sustain more than a handful of minutes of play, and with the work some will likely have to do to get enough players I couldn't recommend it over any one of the many more compelling options available.

Gameplay falls somewhere between Super Smash Bros. and VVVVV, as you flip your way around the arenas collection weapons and trying to rack up the requisite number of kills first. That's really all there is to the game, as options are barebones and the different modes do little to switch up the experience (most do nothing but change which weapons are available to use). All of the gentlemen and ladies play the same and are just cosmetically different to be distinguishable from one another amid the chaos of everyone jumping and shooting at once.

Truth be told I did actually have some fun do to the inherent insanity that breeds a certain level of comedy when no one understands what happened, but it was very short lived and considering both the price and prerequisite of gathering and keeping entertained several other people to play, I cannot advise others pick it up. Were the price significantly lower it would be a harder call, but at $10 with only about a dozen arenas, simply drawn and repetitive artwork (one character is barely more than a color swap), and gameplay that looses its charm after you learn how to play, I can't see anyone getting their moneys worth out of Gentlemen!

Nine out of ten suave tea drinking gents agree it's not worth it.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
I can only play this game with friends. I have friends. Well, I think I do.
But my friends want to play with me from the comfort of their own home, and unfortunately this game does not support online multiplayer.

ONLY RECOMMENDED IF...

You live with your friends, or have family members that enjoy playing videogames featuring characters with facial hair.
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
no online mode, no bot, no exit button.
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40 of 70 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
There is no single-player ,so i have no idea if the game is good or bad because there is no one to play with ...
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
This is the biggest piece of ♥♥♥♥ game I own. Thankfully i got it in a bundle as an extra and didnt spend a dime on it.

There is NO online play
There is NO single player
There is no way I could see to exit the game besides task manager.


Unless you want to crowd 2-4 of your friends in front of your keyboad and play local co op or play against a motionless oponent this game is worthless.

I actually re installed this and let it run for two more minutes just to be able to post how ♥♥♥♥ty this game is.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
This game sucks.

Not recommended to anyone.

There is no Singleplayer, No Bots, No Multiplayer via LAN/INTERNET, No Exit Button (Needs Alt+F4'd or killed from Taskmgr)


Only useful in some homemade MAME arcade with controllers.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
May seem weird at first, but trust me, this game is AMAZING. Turn on big picture, plug up to a TV, grab a friend or three, and prepare for some crazy f***ing arena action. Think hyper-speed 1-hit-kill Super Smash Bros. with gravity switching. Old-school local multiplayer at its best.

P.S. - Lots of people are ragging on the game for not having online multiplayer, but in my opinion the game wouldn't be nearly as fun without your friends/opponents physically present. If you're not into hanging out with your friends in person anymore, then this isn't the game for you. That doesn't make it a bad game, though. Far from it.

P.P.S. - Knives only mode is definitely the most fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Solid local multiplayer fun. Better in large groups, entertaining with good company. Not complex in the slightest, easy to pick up and great for filling in time with friends.

Ideally played when drunk.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
This game is funny and highly addictive, and the idea itself is quite genius in its simplicity.
However, it sadly doesn't have a single player mode nor online multiplayer, meaning you can only play with friends sitting next to you. And I don't really have friends. Or as much as people I would let into my room. Not that many anyway to be able to play this game any time I want and I want to play this game quite a lot because IT'S AWESOME - but I can't and that's frustrating. You can't even play against the computer. Nope. Sad. Wish the makers would add multiplayer or singleplayer option.
Still though, if you have someone to play with – buy this game! It's really fun!
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
Fun little game, perfect for lan party with friends, and also it's very adictive!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
If this game had online multiplayer, I'd be happy. But it lacks it, and is quite honestly only a decent game if you have a huge computer desk, or a flatscreen TV, and a giant keyboard.

I give this game a 1/10, and hope the devs think a bit harder about putting a local co-op game on a PC (That ♥♥♥♥ don't work)

Oh, also, there's no exit button, aside from Alt+Tabbing. Even the almighty Escape key doesn't work.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Local multiplayer only. No bots or single-player. Absolutely not worth $10. Wait for a sale if you decide to get it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
useless game

i wasted 50 cents on this and what i get back NOTHING well maybe 3 steam cards

so if u collect steam cards yes, if u want play this game its impossible

ABSURD i cant even play this game, can i get my money back?
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
This game would be a lot more fun if it had online multi-player.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Definitely worth it IF you have friends to play with.
High speed, plenty of weapons, short games, ... A good mix between Smash Bros and Bomberman.
The lack of single player mode or even online multiplayer can be a burden, but it shouldn't refrain you from buying it because it is really fun and addictive.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Idear of the game is nice, the gameplay looks nice (not the menu).
The main problem of this game is only local multiplayer (for 2-4 players). No way you can play other the internet.
If you click play you can sometimes set 2 players the next time 4 players. No idear why, the map selection follows afterwards.
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