Knight Squad is a 1 to 8 players game that can be described as SNES era Bomberman meets Gauntlet. Play as a Knight in the arena and defeat your opponents using epic weapons and power ups. Challenge your friends in the Versus mode or play as a team as you try to defeat the challenges laid on every floor of Destiny's Tower.
User reviews: Positive (31 reviews)
Release Date: May 28, 2014
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Why Early Access?

“Because we want to see what the players think about the game as we are adding more content and tweaking the existing content of the game. We feel the community feedback will make a good difference on the quality of the final product. At the same time, as a small studio, it helps us fund the remainder of the content for the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate that the full release of the game should be early in 2015.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will contain Online multiplayer, Co-op missions and single player challenges. It will also contain more maps, more weapons and more power ups.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current build contains the Local Versus with 6 game modes. The game can be played by up to 8 players simultaneously and empty spots are filled up by bots.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price is an Early Access price for everyone wanting to jump in early. Once the game reaches it's final release, the price will most likely be a bit higher.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We plan on having a new build every two weeks with additional content. We will be active on the Steam forums to chat with the community and see what content they prefer so we can add more of it and tweak the game accordingly.”
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February 20

Update #13 - Mega update de la muerte!



Hello folks!

We've been working for a while in the cave on multiple new stuff for you all! We really wanted to get this out the door before the weekend so here it is! Here's a list of what's new in the build :

Features
  • MULTIPLAYER ONLINE! Oh yeah the first release is here. Note that a lot of fixes and tweaks are in order and that this is the first update of many, but... it's here! P.S. The Juggernaut is pretty broken if you want to have some Wtfs going on.
  • New challenges! We've added 2 new challenges to the challenge list. 3 more are to come!
  • A truck load of new maps. New maps for everyone!
  • New animation for all the knights! We felt the knights should have a bit more personality, so we decided to give them some! Let us know which one you prefer!

Bugfixes
  • Big memory leak fix. This should fix issues where the game started running slow and doing increasingly big freezes when playing.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could start walking very slowly for no reason.
  • Reset all the leaderboards since the first challenge has been tweaked.

We also came to the hard decision to drop the Tower of Destiny from the game. Read more infos on the post I'll be doing on the discussions!

Let us know what you think folks! :D

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January 20

Update #12 - Ice Balista, New map, Lots of tweaks



Hey everyone!

We're finally back from Christmas with a new build and promise for an even brighter tomorrow! We've added a couple things, tweaked a lot more and did some major fixes for the new build! If everything goes well, a beta version with the first playable online build should also be available next week after the PAX South.

In the meantime, here's the change list!

Features :
  • Added the possibility to change the end condition of each game mode (Ex : 5 rounds won instead of the basic 3 in Last Man Standing)
  • An ice balista is now present in multiple levels. Beware not getting hit or you'll be frozen for a while!
  • Added Disco party grail map, LASERS EVERYWHERE!
  • Added the option to enable or disable the V-Sync since it can cause stutters with some NVidia cards

Tweaks :
  • Modified the get power up feedback to include the level of the power up your getting (Ex : Explosive Arrows - Level Max, Boots - Level 3, etc)
  • Added a countdown to the stat screen
  • Reworked most of the maps to change the tileset visual
  • Modified a couple maps to add in fire breathing dragons
  • Fire breathing dragons play a little animation when spewing fire and show smoke prior to firing.
  • Animations are now fluid. Interpolation between them works properly.

Fixes :
  • Fixed controller issue when a controller got disconnected
  • Fixed an input issue that would sometimes (often on some computers) miss attack inputs
  • Fixed the win feedback that would display the previous' game winner before showing the good one
  • Fixed an issue in the stat screen where moving your joystick would mark you as ready to continue.

If you have feedbacks about the update, feel free to leave us a comment! :D

- Jean Simon Otis, Co-Founder & Programmer at Chainsawesome Games (@rawkjs)

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Reviews

“The official description refers to the game as Bomberman meets Gauntlet, and yes, it is as fun a combination as it sounds.”
IndieGames.com

“It's the kind of game that just grabs you and never lets go until the party's over.”
Destructoid.com

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About This Game

Knight Squad is a 1 to 8 players game that can be described as SNES era Bomberman meets Gauntlet. Play as a Knight in the arena and defeat your opponents using epic weapons and power ups. Challenge your friends in the Versus mode or play as a team as you try to defeat the challenges laid on every floor of Destiny's Tower.

Early Access Features

1-8 Players game packed with crazy party action
A ton of levels are available with multiple game modes. You're not enough players to fill in the spots? No worries. Bots will fill in the empties. Select their difficulty depending on the amount of challenge you'd like and you're ready to go!

Multiple Versus game modes
Team Capture the Flag, Last Man Standing, Free For All Grail, Soccer Game, and more!

Fetch deadly new weapons and power ups on the battlefield
Grab your weapon of choice : long sword, bow and arrows, drill, laser gun or crossbow. More weapons are also planned.

Features to come

Slash through the Destiny Tower's challenges
Destiny's Tower is the lair of evil monsters plotting to take over the land. You need to clear it to restore order. Complete the objective on every floor to beat the game. The goal can be to survive waves of enemies, protect a beacon of light, defeat an evil overlord, and more. Clear the most challenging floors to unlock some new content.

Online Multiplayer
Play against other players around the world and compare your skills!

Challenges
Multiple challenges where you compete for the best score on the leaderboard.

Bullet Point Breakdown

Current Features
  • Local Versus Game Modes : Grail, Capture the Flag, Soccer, Gladiator, Last Man Standing, Team Deathmatch
  • Current Weapons : Swords, Bows, Drills, Laser Gun, Crossbow, Bombs
  • Current Power Ups : Kamikaze, Speed Boots, Shields, Ninjas
  • Bots with multiple difficulties to fill in the empty spots

Upcoming Features
  • More Versus Game Modes
  • More Power Ups
  • More Weapons
  • Local Co-op mission mode
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Single player challenges
Please note that the upcoming features are not necessarily listed in the order that they will be added to the game.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 mb
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 mb
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux 10.10 or later
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 mb
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Early Access Review
I played this game while at PAX South and love it. Bought it while i was there for half price. Currently does not support online play but it does support local co-op play and is a blast and makes a great party game. Even at its current state i recommend the game. They are still updating so be on the look out for the online play soon.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Early Access Review
It was either re-live the nostalgia of Bomberman and Gauntlet when I was like 5 years old, or play a game about robots and porn. I sold one of them for a good price and I don't regret it.

NOTE: Controller is a MUST, keyboard is very hard to use for movement.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Early Access Review
Seriously this game is amazing! I'm really impressed with the content they keep churning out through the Early Access process.

I was satisfied with the game before they added Juggernaut play style and Ripper power up but holy smokes those two things make the game awesome!

Four player action is my favorite. I can't wait to give it a shot with eight of my buddies!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Early Access Review
Knight Squad is a great big-screen local multiplayer game, for both competition and coöperation.

I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and complexity provided by the different game styles - the classics like Deathmatch, Last Man Standing, and Capture the Flag work well and are predictably enjoyable; while the less-common Domination, Gladiator, Crystal Rush, and Grail modes add breadth and depth to the experience.

While pummeling other humans is enjoyable, the AI is no pushover either - after getting pummeled in our first round of Crystal Rush by the Easy AI, one of our group commented, "OK guys, I think we're going to have to actually employ a strategy this time."

The different weapons/powerups/modifiers provide plenty of variety, and the ability to combine weapon pickups is a nice touch.

Ran perfectly on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Early Access Review
Awesome party game, had a lot of fun playing it with friends (and even strangers!). It is so worth the price. BUY IT NOW!

Super jeu de party, j'ai joué avec les développeurs et d'autres participants du Warpzone à Québec, vraiment tripper! ACHÈTE-LE, AWEYE-DONC!
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Definitely having fun with this one. Totally worth the early access.
Check out our video if you want to see a First Look at it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_vU8pC9cYQ
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2014
Early Access Review
Knight Squad was probably designed with the idea, "What if Gauntlet had online multiplayer?" While the game modes consist of your standard fare deathmatch, capture the flag, king of the hill, etc the real heart of the game is in its gameplay and mechanics. Players begin with a short sword but, through Bomberman styled pickups, upgrade to long swords, bow and arrows, kamakazi bombs, and crossbows. One hit kills but respawns are quick creating a fast paced feel to the game that suits it well. The only fault with the current build is that all matches will be played with AI bots. Online multiplayer and a campaign are on the way though so this issue will eventually be rectified.

On the other hand the best part about this game, thus far, is the inclusion of local mulitplayer. With the industry standard of making games without local multiplayer, this is a breath of fresh air. Playing this with a few friends reminded me of all of the great times I had playing 2v2 Smash Bros. Might I say that this is no small feat to accomplish. I still hold Smash Bros to be the best party game for local multiplayer. In fact, both games feature "fun chaos" when first learning the systems and both have a great deal of depth/strategy despite both having appeal to non core games.

I am eager to see what Chainsawsome Games does with the future of this title. Whatever they do with it, though, it is off to a great start.

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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
Early Access Review
NOTE: Knight Squad is in Early Access and that means this will be a much more condensed review than a final release review. As soon as the game launches I will have a final release review which would be a much more descriptive review. Thanks!

Knight Squad is a 1 to 8 player indie game created and published by Chainsawesome Games. It is available on Steam's Early Access program for the low price of $9.99. The game puts you in the point of view of bird's eye view and allows you to control one out of eight knights. You will control your knight to defeat all other opponents that stand in your way. As the player, you may choose one of the six game modes, each mode having two maps (with the exclusion of Soccer's one map). On top of picking a game mode and a unique map, made exclusively to a certain game mode, you can choose whether you would like bots to play with you, if you are alone. You may set the bots to have a certain difficulty out of the four choices (Easy, Medium, Hard, and Extreme). With whatever mode you choose, whether it's easy or even extreme, you will be challenged as the AI is very well programmed to fight you. How does it hold up?

Knight Squad surprised me. I haven't had this fun playing with my brother and six other bots in years. The AI challenged us to even use teamwork when we were on the same side. With all the powerups and weapons that are thrown at you from enemies, you're gonna need to move quickly to avoid arrows, lasers, and even KAMIKAZES! The list goes on for a while, including ninjas - which fight by your side as you fight enemies - and even being able to drill your way through the map's blocks. You will have a lot of fun with this game, especially as more maps and gamemodes are being added. And, like every review has said so far, I can't wait to kick some butt on online multiplayer!

8.5/10 - Knight Squad is already rivaling some of the best multiplayer games that have come up within the past 5 years, and it's only going to keep getting better! Well done Chainsawesome Games!
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Cannot wait for online multiplayer...
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
54.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2014
Early Access Review
Having fun with this game. As others have mentioned, it has a bomberman feel to it, but with swords, bows, and a few other upgrades and a few game modes like Last Man Standing or 4v4 soccer. Can't wait for multiplayer.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2014
Early Access Review
By far the best early acces game i have played. Even for a normal game, the graphics are absolutely stunning. And there is so much content on the way, i cant wait! All it needs is 2 player on the same keyboard. Maybe player 2 could use the arrow keys and 0?





















































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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
Early Access Review
versatile game modes, simple fun mechanics. Already feels like a solid complete game.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
Early Access Review
very good game
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
Early Access Review
That's an amazing party game! I can't wait for the online multiplayer.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2014
Early Access Review
Awesome Little Game.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2014
Early Access Review
Just bought this game & For what I have played so far it is enjoyable :)

When the online multiplayer comes onto the game I can see it being a really really fun game to play with my friends :D Good Jobs so far!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
Early Access Review
its awesome and addictive
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Early Access Review
Extremely fun game, lots of new content bi-monthly or so. I think it works fine without a controller. However, cannot recommend because since I bought it probably over a year ago, they have been saying, multiplayer coming soon. Still no multiplayer and they never even mention it anymore. Teasing us with the blacked out option in the main menu. I have had fun with this game, but my frustration has gotten very high at this point. Not worth 10 dollars without the option luckily I got it on sale.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
Early Access Review
Being a huge bomberman and super smash bros fan, i'm really enjoying the game, and i'm looking forward to it's future.

TL:DR: BUY IT ALREADY IT'S FREAKING FUN !
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
Early Access Review
Just bought this game, Its really great to play! Cant wait for multiplayer.
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