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: Positive (24 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.”

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 game modes, 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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October 19

This Week - New Update and Play The Devs

Hey Guys,

We just want to apologise for being a bit quiet on the forums and on the update front for the last few weeks. We've had our heads down working on some great content and we've also had a couple of awesome expos (EGX and PlayExpo) and it's made us neglect our community. To be honest that's not a good enough excuse and we want you to know that you are our top priority and that everything we've been doing is to give you guys a better experience with Overruled!

We're excited to bring you the next update, which I think we're announcing at the start of the week, it's an awesome one and it's changed how we've viewed the game.

We've also got some more SP content lined up, some more MP maps, more cards, more game types and some surprises along the way.

Really this announcement is an announcement for an announcement and it's also an apology. We are genuinely sorry and we're going to be a lot more active. We're going to start doing regular play the dev fight nights and we want to start arranging some tournaments as those of you coming to see us at Expos are starting to kick our asses.

Thank you for sticking with us and the game and I can't wait to see what you think of the new content!

We love you guys,



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September 25

Overruled! Update 3 - More Features / Tweaks / Fixes! [25/09/2014]

Word up Brawlers!

Check out this update list for a whole host of features, tweaks and fixes in the latest Overruled! update!


D-Pad Now Supported
Support for Azerty keyboards
Sessional win tally in lobbies
New loading screens with hints and tips
Kill/Death Spread After Each Match
Game types now shown on SP level select when level is highlighted
New loading screen /w character info
Hints and Tips on loading screen
Campaign guide at start of each SP level
Ability to return to level select from SP levels
Can now cycle through player indicators to show steam names


New run speed
Tweaks to jump speed/height
Players can't jump as high when holding swagbag
Melee attacks do more damage
Bigger knockbacks on attack
New effects on combat
Hitting head on platform causes player to fall down
Reduced time on the menu tweens
Sounds now played when hill moves in KOTH
Sounds now played when player enters hill in KOTH
Headhunter suicides now award last living opponent who hit player the kill
Unlocking animation added to SP level select
Extra team up card added to default deck
Points now grow faster and bigger on HUD when obtained
Character animation overhaul to make animations smoother
Removed ability to parry 3rd (Strong) hit in combo
Smoothed combat animations
Can now hear only 1 SFX when collecting race flag
Player can no longer hold 3 overrule cards at once
Audio played when switching between characters in SP character select
Players now fall after hitting head on solid platform
Players can no longer fill hand with Overrule cards
General lighting tweaks to levels and projectiles
New impact effects for combat
Crappy looking corkboard graphic removed

General Fixes

All screens tween off/on
Gametype timers now working correctly
In-game pause screen brightness now consistent
Improved pre-game loading
Improved loading on mac
Various fixes to disconnecting a controller
Game now loads without internet connection
Fixes to images in credits screen
Small fix to shadow rendering on character select
Mode lock card no longer travels to center of screen in edge cases
VO no longer plays after settings menu closed
Random SFX no longer plays at start of level
Infinite swagbags no longer possible by playing swagbag card when no-one is holding the bag
Big hand animation bug no longer appears
Dlala logo now appears on mac
Overlapping buttons on settings save prompt are gone
Player now drops swagbag if killed by environmental death boxes
Player no longer shown at spawn point just after death
Missing font references fixed
Suicides count towards death counts
All MP only achievements have that in Steam description

Multiplayer Fixes

Player no longer able to play on their own by removing controller
Buttons no longer appear through boxes on character select
Fix to certain audio not getting paused when online
No lobby found message will no longer appear in map select
Inactive player message no longer carries over to Map Select
Time out on connecting now longer hangs
Will no longer see inactive message if readied up
Troll's Turmoil V now displays correct score card
Various characters no longer clip boxes
"NEW HIGH SCORE" now localised into all languages
Missing collision from Troll Turmoil IV
Collision blocking platform Troll Turmoil I

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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
  • Discount
  • 6 Game Types
  • Over 25 different change em ups (cards)
  • 4 Single Player - Challenge Campaigns
  • Local Multiplayer
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Steam Achievements
  • Unique VO for each character
  • OST - Digital version of soundtrack

  • Tweakable pre-game options to play overruled how you want to play it
  • More Characters
  • More Single Player Campaigns
  • More Levels
  • More Game Modes
  • More Change Em Ups
  • Level Editor

System Requirements

    • 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
24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
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!

Posted: August 6
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 23
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
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
Posted: August 12
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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game is absolutely dope!
Posted: August 12
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Fun, competitive and constantly changing. Hours of fun guaranteed and a must buy for anyone who likes platform fighting games. 100% highly recommended.

Funny characters with awesome dialogue, fun and crazy levels and a whole plethora of game card types to really ruin someone elses day whilst benefiting yourself. What more could you really want at your fingertips?

No really, pick this up. You won't regret it!
Posted: July 23
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