Overruled is a multiplayer brawler like no other - players change the rules as they play, directly influencing the dynamics and direction of combat. The player with the most points at the end wins the game! Use over 25 change ’em-up cards to mess things up, no game is ever the same.
User reviews: Mixed (48 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 12, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We've been big fans of early access, and how it allows games to grow, since it's launch. The reason this game is in early access is because it's been silo'd off and built by us as we would want to play it. The cards, game modes, characters, levels are all things we wanted in the game as players. However we're a small group of people and we really want to see what the community as a whole wants to see in this game. We know that by getting the community involved in the evolution of the game it's going to be better than we could do on our own.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The plan is not long. We feel that what we are releasing is a really great game experience already. However we're aware that we've never done a game using online matchmaking before and we want to make sure that we can get that as stable as possible before putting it into full release. We also want to make sure that we get the community involved as much as possible, telling us what they want to see in the forms of cards, game modes, levels and more.”

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

“So the full version is going to contain more cards, more characters, more levels and more features and most importantly these are all things which the community is going to help us plan and build out.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“If we were releasing this as a local only multiplayer I would say this game is fully at launch quality, however we're not and we have no real way of testing the online multiplayer until we have more of you playing it. Beta testing went well and so we're hoping that you guys will all have an awesome experience that we can tweak and balance just right.”

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

“Yes, early adopters will benefit from a cheaper price and, even better, get to play and shape Overruled from day one!”

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

“We want to involve the community as much as possible. This is a game built to get people arguing and in a room together again. We have made the game as we want to play it but now it's time for the community to tell us how they want to play it and what they want to see. We've built a pipeline that allows us to get new characters, cards and game modes in very quickly so we can act on what you guys want to see.”
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January 19

Overruled! Update - NEW CARDS! NEW CAMPAIGNS! NEW LEVELS!



BRAWLERS!
It’s time for the first Overruled! update of 2015. Our bodies are ready. Your bodies are ready. Let’s do this.

New Cards
  • Lend a Hand
    This card is all about sharing. Force your opponent to help you out by swapping your cards for theirs! How lovely of them. Best played when you have no cards and everyone else has lots – share the wealth right?! If more than 2 players are in the match – everyone swaps!

  • Super Overrule
    What’s better than Overruled? SUPER OVERRULE. Why? Because it’s super, duh.

    When played, this card not only cancels the card that your opponent is playing – it also takes that card from them and adds it to your deck. Opponent trying to disable melee when you're on fire? Super Overrule it, steal their card, set them on fire then disable melee! Delicious justice. Best followed up with a swift kick to the teeth for added insult.


Single Player
Two new single player characters now have their full set of challenges available! Were Wanda and Anti Hero now have 6 challenges each, so that's more scores for you to beat. Anti Hero probably has a slightly harder set of challenges than Were Wanda, so get ready to test yourself.


Multiplayer
Brawlers; there’s no better place for a brawl than a back-alley. Anti-Hero knows this well, and his level is now available to play in multiplayer!


Multiplayer Playlists
Our shiny new playlist system has had a lot of love, so we’ve given it a lot of love too. 2 new playlists for you to try!

  • Crazy Assassins
    Like living life on the edge? With 1 second ranged cooldowns? 1 second respawns? And 1 health? YOU DO? This one is for you, ya loonatic.

  • What The?!?
    A playlist designed to make you more confused and horrified than a piglet at a tiger parade. The game mode changes every 5 seconds. Can you keep up? Can you score points? Can we weep softly into your hands until the game ends? This one is for you.


That's it for this update then guys - let us know what you think, Steam forums are always open for feedback, and you can always find us on our blog and twitter too.

We'll see you in game and on the forums!

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November 18, 2014

Update: Live Stream Tonight! Balancing! Hotfixes!



Brawlers!

Just a wee update today to sort out some leaderboard strangeness that you've highlighted in the forum, and to tweak the difficulty of Indie's campaign after our numbers monkeys saw that players were finding it too tricky. Steam should update you to Build #445678 automatically.

But wait! There's awesome things happening. Join us live on Twitch tonight for another opportunity to beat our faces in - play with the devs is back!

Where: http://twitch.tv/dlalastudios

When: 7PM GMT 18th November 2014 (2PM EST)

How: Boot up the live stream, add Socrates Dementia as a friend on Steam and join public games from 7PM GMT tonight (18th November)

We'll see you there!

MT17 & Socrates_Dementia

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Reviews

“If you’re in the market for a fun, completely bonkers party game for you and your friends, I say: look no further than Overruled!, and be ready for anything.”
http://www.twinfinite.net/2014/08/15/overruled-review/

“The gameplay is fast and frantic, Playing against randoms has never been so much fun and I usually hate it!”
http://www.twinfinite.net/2014/08/15/overruled-review/

“Naturally, playing the game in local multiplayer is the ideal – it feels perfectly placed as a party game with friends, giving opportunities for teasing and elbow-jostling”
http://gamesfiends.com/pc/hands-on-overruled-pc-early-access/

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About This Game

Overruled is a multiplayer brawler like no other - players change the rules as they play, directly influencing the dynamics and direction of combat.

Challenge up to three friends with both local and online multiplayer to a battle – The end result is simple - the person with the most points wins the game! It’s the madness that happens as the clock clicks down that makes Overruled extra special. Use over 25 change ’em-up cards to mess things up and alter the gameplay to best suit your style and annoy your opponents - no game is ever the same!

Don’t incite the enemy as they are the master of your fate! You could be playing Deathmatch now, but one of your rivals might decide to change it to Swag Bag… Or King of the Hil..l. Or Capture the Flag… Or…

Everyone dead? Double the respawn timer. Not doing so well by yourself? Turn on teams. Got the swag bag? Double the points you earn.

An ever-growing diverse cast of madcap characters will keep you company as you and your friends battle for victory and, more importantly, bragging rights!



  • 7 Levels
  • 9 Characters
  • 7 Game Types
  • Over 30 different rule changing cards (change em ups)
  • 5 Single Player Challenge Campaigns
  • Local Multiplayer
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Steam Achievements & Leaderboards
  • Tweakable pre-game options to play overruled how you want to play it
  • Unique VO for each character
  • OST - Digital version of soundtrack



  • More Characters
  • More Single Player Campaigns
  • More Levels
  • More Change Em Ups
  • Level Editor

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8600GT; ATI Radeon HD4650; Intel HD3000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Processor: 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9400M 256MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Major Linux Distributions from 2010
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8600GT; ATI Radeon HD4650; Intel HD3000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
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