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 (50 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 12, 2014
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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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“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.”

“The gameplay is fast and frantic, Playing against randoms has never been so much fun and I usually hate it!”

“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”

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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Early Access Review
I think this game is amazing but if I had made it I would try to make it so you can play online with friends.
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30 of 41 people (73%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Early Access Review
This isn't any old boring game... This is Overruled!

I have had LOTS of fun playing this online with random players, friends and sometimes evan the developers ;)

This is a very competitive game where you want to play and play until you finally are the best and OVERRULE them all

This is a constantly changing action packed platform fighting game where you play by your rules and screw the day over for everyone else

#ScrewTheSystem by this game for hours of action and fun! 100% worth its money!

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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2014
Early Access Review
Overruled! is a great game to play with your friends, or complete strangers who will most likely become your friends as you beat each other senseless.

This is the perfect game to spend hours playing with your friends/family or get that instant gratification of jumping into a random match and playing 10 minutes of awesomeness. Overruled! games are fast and frantic with the rules always changing keeping players on their toes and giving everyone a chance to be great at something.

I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a game that's as good online as it is playing locally.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Early Access Review
While Overruled! looks like an arena battler, it is actually six different and changing game types, so what may start as a straightforward deathmatch can be interrupted when it becomes a point-to-point race, king of the hill and so on. The arenas are also partly a maze, useful for the other three game modes – swag-bag, fire-tag and smash-and-grab. Random cards appear for players to collect and use on command, allowing some control over which gametypes get played – and variant rules. These apply tweaks to the current game, spanning from the mundane of score adjustments to the game-mechanic altering of tag-teams. Keeping a sense of awareness is necessary at all times – if other players are getting involved in brawls then switching to a race may help you gain more points; if another player has the swag-bag then dropping the scoring will cut their advantage, and so on.The game can be played with two people, but this feels quite empty – the arenas are sized for more, and the intended frenzy of changing game-types slows to one-on-one contests, with controls intended for big moves more than focused duels. The lack of precise animation and fine combat are less critical when trying to double-jump to safety with the swag-bag from three other, brawling competitors, but will stand out more when there's less distraction and more desire for skill to overcome an equal opponent.There is also a single player challenge mode. As it currently stands it is little more than a tutorial for basic controls, although has the potential to expand into something revealing deeper uses of game mechanics.However, Overruled! is a multiplayer game to its core, and if you can play against three other people you should find yourself having an enjoyable, chaotic time.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
Early Access Review
I love this game. Since the day I saw it at a games convention I kept going back to this one. It has a really unique art style and gameplay and for early access it has so much content. Since there are cards the game can change at any moment at one point you can be winning then the next minute your coming last. There is also a nice vary in map (with hopefully more to come) and a campain mode which is still being worked on. If you havn't bought it already stop reading the reviews and buy it. :D
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