Disco Dodgeball is a physics-based multiplayer sports FPS set in a futuristic dance club. Launch unicycle robots off neon-lit skate park ramps and nail each other with explosive dodgeballs.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (997 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 19, 2015

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"Dont let the gimmicky title fool you, this is a slick competitive "one hit kill" arena shooter that focuses on stylish kills. Surprising depth."
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March 26

Disco Dodgeball AMA live on reddit right now!

Hello! Just a heads up that for the next several hours I'll be answering questions on reddit via an AMA on r/Games. Stop by and ask me about Disco Dodgeball, game dev in general, or whatever!

http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/30duvh/im_the_solo_developer_of_robot_rollerderby_disco/

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March 5

Disco Dodgeball at PAX East

Hi! I'm going to be at PAX East this year but in a different capacity than last year. Instead of my own booth, I'm going to be demoing from within the SkreensTV booth. (right near the Twitch booth).

They're building technology that allows you to merge multiple screens onto one display, and it might be of great interest to Twitch streamers so Disco Dodgeball seemed like a pretty neat way to show off the tech.

In interest of disclosure, I'm not getting paid for demoing from their booth, but I am getting free both space out of it.

I'll have two laptops running, hooked up over LAN, and the video output will be broadcast and merged to a single TV. So it kind of turns it into a local multiplayer split-screen experience (although at the moment you still need a separate computer for each player).

Stop by and say hi if you're attending! Would love to meet some of you.

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Reviews

“It's a great idea well executed...so many satisfying moments...you should probably think about buying it if you're into arena shooters - frankly, it's a damn good one.”
TotalBiscuit

“Disco Dodgeball feels like an utter revelation, a lightning bolt aimed to shock FPS developers from their creative slumber”
9/10 – IndieHaven

“It's as amazing as you would expect.”
Wired

About This Game

Disco Dodgeball is a ridiculously fun first-person sports shooter set in a dance club. All combat is one-hit-kill projectile warfare and your only ammo is the ball you are holding. Dodge, deflect and catch enemy fire, perform 360 no-scope stunt shots, and equip homing dodgeballs and jetpacks to dominate your opponents in a wide variety of multiplayer and singleplayer modes.

Please note: A frequent concern of new predominantly-multiplayer games is that they won't have a large enough community to support them long-term. I've built the game in particular ways to specifically address that: Matches are jump-in, jump-out so there's no waiting for opponents. You can create your own public room with the click of a button. There are three difficulties of AI bots to fill empty slots. Matches are fun whether you have 4 or 12 (the max) number of players in a room - you don't need 32 people in one room to have a meaningful match. All game modes work on all maps, and you can vote for your favorites or set it to shuffle. What all this means is you'll very likely be able to find or create the match you want. And this is of course in addition to the singleplayer modes that can give you dozens of hours of playtime even if you never want to play online.

Singleplayer Modes

  • Arcade It's you versus waves of randomized opponents & powered-up bosses. Take them out with trick shots and earn DodgeBux to spend on unlockable superpowered upgrades like EMP dodgeballs, higher jumps or score multipliers. As you play you'll discover powerful combinations of perks that even the odds in your favor. Every KO nets you a few seconds of slow-motion time to perform some insane mid-air helicopter catch and keep your combo streak alive. Includes a leaderboard for the highest-scoring players.
  • Juggernaut Tough day? This mode is the ultimate stress relief. You get two minutes of invincibility as you decimate a room full of dummy bots and rack up a high score. Practice your long-range shots, combos and multikills.
  • Air Raid You get an unlimited jetpack and must fly around and perform aerial stunt shots on the enemy team. They'll fight back - but you'll also have AI-controlled teammates that pass you dodgeballs from the ground, allowing you to perform high-scoring alley oops.
  • Fugitive Grab the golden ball and RUN! Survive for as long as possible against enemy bots that will hunt you down relentlessly. They throw unblockable fireballs, but you're given extra boosting and jumping power to perform evasive maneuvers.
  • Horde The rules are simple: You've got one life and must score as high as possible against increasingly difficult AI bots. This is the true test of a dodgeballer's skills.
  • Bot Match Allows you to create a solo match using any of the multiplayer settings and play against various difficulties of AI-controlled enemies and teammates.

Multiplayer Modes

  • Deathmatch Classic Deathmatch mode. Just get as many KOs and catches as you can.
  • Score Battle Each KO is worth different points depending on the difficulty of the trick shot (mid air, helicopter, ricochets, combos, dunks, etc.)
  • Elimination The original dodgeball mode. Get hit once and you're out for the round, but catching a ball will resurrect a teammate. Last team alive wins.
  • Hoops Grab the golden ball and toss it through the enemy goal ring to score a point. It's like basketball and rugby mashed together.
  • Super Ball It's basically keepaway: Grab the golden ball and survive as long as possible. The enemy team will coordinate to take you out, but you can also pass the ball to a teammate who is on the other side of the arena. Get one point for each second you hold the ball.
  • Capture The Cube Grab the enemy power cube from their base and bring it back to your own. You can take out approaching enemies by chucking the cube at them. A good strategy is to divide your team into attackers, defenders, and bodyguards.
  • Grand Prix A racing mode where you need to power slide and boost your way around a checkpoint course, all while dodging enemy fire.

Other Goodies

  • Free Online Multiplayer with one-click server setup and LAN support
  • Powerups like Jetpacks, Huge Dodgeballs, Laser balls, and homing dodgeballs. Pick them up randomly or enable as permanent arena modifiers
  • Team-based and free-for-all variants of most multiplayer modes.
  • Ten different dance club combat arenas that pulse to the beat of an amazing electronic music soundtrack
  • 60 Achievements to earn
  • Moustaches and sunglasses for your robot
  • Monster truck announcer to hype up your killstreaks
  • AlienFX-equipped computers will glow and pulse to match the arena lights

PHOTOSENSITIVITY WARNING: This game contains lots of flashing lights. You can enable photosensitive mode in options / video. This will disable lasers, bright explosions and other lights that pulse to the beat of the music.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Win 7, Win 8
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9 Mavericks
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit or 32-bit Ubuntu Linux
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit or 32-bit Ubuntu Linux
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Upon reading the title, three things can be learnt about this game.

1) It has robots.
2) It involves disco.
3) It's about dodgeball.

And if there's anything this game is guilty of, living up to expectations is not one of them. Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball is a competitve primarily multiplayer first person shooter filling the fairly empty and unexplored niche of a dodgeball game, one I'm frankly suprised nobody thought of before.

GAMEPLAY
Gameplay is easy to learn; find a dodgeball, hold the mouse to shoot ("Oh, but what about controllers?" you may ask. Take a moment and reread my description of the game. This is not a game you should use a controller for.). Left click to drift, left shift to boost, collect powerups to get powers. Satisfying callouts from the game announcer sound when you hit a certain killstreak value or perform a certain type of kill, such as a 'dunk' or 'helicopter'. Simple enough, right? However, it holds true to the adage, as even with a considerable amount of time in Disco Dodgeball I'm far from mastering it. For instance, I largely ignored the drifting mechanic until recently, and found that it is extremely effective for sharp turns and desperate speed boosts.

CUSTOMIZATION
One of the reasons I left out 'team based' in my intial summary of Disco Dodgeball is due to the massive amount of game mode customization extant. Even putting 'primarily multiplayer' was risky, as the game has a horde and arcade mode, which have you pitted against endless waves of bots or battling through a more structured, level-based gauntlet, complete with purchasable augments. However, multiplayer is the star, and the gameplay settings make it shine. Several different game modes, including Hoops, which is similar to basketball, or Elimination, which channels Counter-Strike's 'one death and you're out' mantra are side by side with the standard deathmatch. Free For All modes are availible for most modes, and you even have the ability to choose starting powerups. Along with these are the standard goofy options like 'Big Head' mode, which speaks for itself, and low gravity.

SETTINGS
Disco-Dodgeball suprised me with how deep it's settings are at launch. If anyone reading this played the very early versions of the game, then you'll remember the unchangable 60 FOV, as well as only having the standard 'Good-Fantastic' Unity drop down bar within the launcher. Now you can change pretty much everything, including AA, Vsync, FOV, and Alien FX, which from what I've heard makes your AlienWare PC light up in sync with the game''s pulsating lights. Speaking of which...

AESTHETICS AND MUSIC
This is where I feel like the game defines itself in the gaming world, besides the unique concept. Launching the game, you're immediately hit with the game's energetic and pumed electronic music, as well as a display of it's neon glowing visuals. The enviroment interacts with the music, dimming when the volume or tempo drops and bursting with light when a piece hits it's apex. However, I imagine that the game could be problematic for those with certain medical issues due to the quick flashing lights.

PROBLEMS
The only real problem I have with the game is the occasional physics quirk. Sometimes you'll get shot up into the air after a collision with another player of object, which, coupled with the slow fall speed, makes you a sitting duck.

COMMUNITY
Not once have I heard an angry remark in the chat, even though I have been seething with frustration after getting Ninja'd by somebody for the 5th time. Disco Dodgeball has one of the nicest, healthiest communities I've ever encountered in a game, in part due to it's small player base, but also due to the built in kudos system, a way to quickly condone somebody if they've made a great hit on you.

SUMMARY
Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball is what it says on the tin: fast paced, energetic, and fun. You would be hard pressed to find a community that's nicer, and the innumerable game modes and customizations will have you playing until 1:30 AM on a school night, which has just happened to me.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
This is an amazing game. Its fun, its differnt, and most of all, your tripping while listening to dubstep and disco.

What more could you want!

Forget CS:GO, this is the new first person shooter.

You get moves like a flying squirrel. Its just so good and amazingly well done! I reccommend to EVERYONE!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Pros

-It's dodgeball
-It's really really fun
-Lots of easy modification (tons of settings)
-You can be a helicopter
-When this game is working it is hella fun, really

Cons

-Netcode is sometimes unreliable (it is good enough to play usually)
-Blocking incoming balls feels more like a random chance than a certainty
-Sub-par netcode can result in balls and players teleporting around, causing frustration

Overall it is a good game, and I believe that in time, some issues may be worked out, but currently not worth the price tag. I would wait for it to come on sale. It should be about $10 for its quality. Or i'm just cheap, who knows. I am enjoying my time with it, but the netcode leaves me wanting more.

As I become better at the game, the faulty netcode hurts me far more than a new player. When you get better at catching balls and learn how to block, you realise that it is incredibly unreliable.

Bottom line: It's still really fun regardless of any cons. It really is. I just wish it could be perfect.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
This IS the best multiplayer game I have played in a very long time!
Trust me. Buy this game and enjoy the wubs, the balls, the colour, the base and the dodgeball!

So simple and yet SO fun! The game loads up in seconds and it so easy to get into.
I cannot see any cons to this game.

11/10 would ricochet again!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Pros:
This game is alot better than i thought it would be. The idea and conept is amazing! So is the community. The music is perfect becasue i love dubstep. More games need kudos.

Cons:
They need a kudos count bar. But besides that NOTHING.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
10 outa 10 I would recommend again.

if you like fast paced action packed insanity and awesome music this is for you

Get 10 people and play together this is one hectic game with lots of poeple, you'll be screaming at your friends on skype for stealing your kills

I love the intro music honestly I start it up just to listen to the epic music

if you don't own this game and have a friends group of 6 or more get this game it will be the best decision of your life

trust me when I say "IT'S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG"
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
This game is one of those "Ooh... 15$ for such a simple game..." only to discover that it is very much addicting.
-Challenging NPC
-Arcade & Horde mode, set a score. These modes will generally make you better at the game.
-Capture the cube (Flag)
-Elimantion
-and more!

Ever liked dodgeball as a kid? Like techno? You will like this game. Simple, friendly fun.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
A solid game that goes above and beyond any reasonable expectation with solid singleplayer, Multiplayer only regrettable with a bad connection as any other game. It has a beautiful neon artstyle, customizable characters, and a great soundtrack to boot. The only thing that should stop you from buying this is if you're out of steam moneys.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Only game that can help me rid my Dota addiction.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Fun game with fast paced instagib combat. Music is nice and the developer will be adding the ability to add your own music. Only downside is that the colors and lights can get a tad rediculous other than that pretty fun game. 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Great Arena Shooter!
At first i was sceptical but i read so much good things about this game and so i finally bought this game.
It´s so much fun to play and i love to kill with style.

Go buy this!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
This game puts your cynicism in an arena and throws a flaming ball at its face.
Does what it says on the label, and does it very well.

10/10 would abandon cynicism again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
" robot roller derby disco dodgeball is not your average game. Instead of your average shooting multiplayer game this indie game takes a different approach that revolves around dodgeball. Playing this game for a while i had loads of fun trying to get a highscore in the arcade and win as many multiplayer matches as you can. The setting is cool filled with bright lights and disco music. The music can get very tiring because thier is only one song and the aiming cursor is a little bit off. The game has a silly style as you play has a fabolous unicycle robot. I recommend you try this game because you will have a blast but be warned the (fun) might not last long because it gets reptitive because thiers nothing you can do in multiplayer to upgrade your robot and thier arent that many games. Still you should try this game because it has much potential in the future. But as for now i give this game a. "

81/100 "unique style"
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
A unique take on arena shooters RRDDD is a game that adds a momentum mechanic where once you buld up speed you need to slow down, turn at an angle or brake to halt yourself completely, which means you are more likely to be punished by positional errors. The game aesthetically has a lot going on as you can imagine but it also offers a quite in depth option menu despite coming out of early acces only recently of this post so you can tune the visuals as you see fit.

The dodgeballs are one hit kill but can be caught(which can be quite difficult) and you have the option of whether you want to play with power-ups or not, which can vary from uncatchable balls to increasing the hitbox size. The game offers unique game modes along side those you typically find, these include hoops where a basketball element is thrown in, grand prix which adds a racing element and high score; where your score when eleminating someone is dictated by how stylish your shot was.

Pros

-Great LAN game, can always pick it up and have a fun hour or two with friends
-Diverse game modes
-Suprisingly expansive options menu
-Can import your own music and have the lights/lasers adapt to it!
-New mechanical elements
-Doesn't take up much hard drive space

Cons

- Some of the settings may cause certain people headaches
- Mostly multi-player centric (Has single player but it's strengths lie in multiplayer)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
For my full video review please check out http://www.thegametutor.co.uk/videos/game-tutor-grades/150315_game-tutor-grades-robot-roller-derby-disco-dodgeball

Don’t let the garish look and childish title fool you robot roller debry disco dodgeball is by far one of the purest and most competitive FPS’s I have ever played.

I am not the best FPS player but this game is so simple and fun it really doesn’t matter. The premise is as a roller skating robot in an arena filled with disco music you must throw dodgeballs at each other.

This makes the game a one hit kill skill fest. There are a few powerups but I found when playing generally when going for the powerups this put you in a vulnerable position and they rarely helped instead the focus of getting a ball and lobbing it at your opponents was all that was needed.

The realy gratification in the game comes when pulling off some incredible piece of ball throwing that you wanted to happen but never ever though would work…. It’s that same feeling if you’ve ever thrown a basketball in real life from a massive distance and it’s against all odds and expectations landed in the hoop….. its an intoxicating feeling that doesn’t stop being powerful when you pull off one of these kind of shots.

Most of the time you are frantically gathering balls and chucking them for all your life… a mixture of pure skill and throw and hope yet this never becomes about luck and when you arew hit you always know it was your fault.

The fact you are on roller-skates also makes movement fairly tricky which adds to both the difficulty to throw and evade. Bring able to catch and block balls also adds to the level on skill much like you would in a game of realy dodgeball…. In fact playing this has given me the want to grab some friends a bunch of rollerskates and dodgeballs and give it a go for real….

Disco Dodgeball includes online multiplayer as well as AI-controlled bots plus a surprisingly deep single player arena mode for this kind of title.

There are quite a few different modes and having put in quite a few hours already I am still hungering for more. I cannot recommend this game enough and defiantly recommend picking it up on steam now. So remember the 5 Ds of dodge ball is dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
great soundtrack

great gameplay

Bot Ichiro is a ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥

10/10 would buy for 6 people again
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
From past experiences with Roller-Derby Disco Dogeball games, I can say that adding robots took it to a whole new level. 3/10, 10/10 with rice
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Trigger Warning: It's like being in gym class and the bulliest are robots
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
There are robots with balls in this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
The BEST FPS game EVER. I LOVE THIS GAME! The dev is always in touch with players, and will gladly respond to any problems on the fourm. Updates come out A LOT and most likely, if you tell the dev a feature you want on the fourms, he will add it to his to-do list. TOTALLY RECOMMENDED!
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