Forget everything you’ve learned about combat. Cobalt’s slo-mo mechanic lets you perform moves that other games can’t comprehend. Discover the secrets of a distant colony in a cosmic campaign, take on challenges and rule the leaderboards, or face off against others in local and online multiplayer.
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Release Date: Feb 2, 2016

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April 13

Cobalt Workshop Challenge #3 Winners

Hey hey!

It's time to post the winners of the third Cobalt Workshop Challenge! This time the objective was to create a Plug Slam or Team-strike map inspired by a famous movie. But you already know that, so let's get on with the results.

Cobalt Workshop Challenge #3 Winner - CEO of the Corporation for "Quidditch"

"CWC winner? But... what category?" you may ask. Well... ALL. OF. THEM. Yep, that's right. CEOotC grabs all three Minecraft capes for Best Map, Best Use of Theme, and Best Looking Map.

Essentially our line of thinking was that "Quidditch" played really well and used the tiles in a nice and clear way. The map was fun and only arming metalfaces with spears and jetshoes made for some interesting challenges. There were another map based on the same theme ("Plug Slam - Quidditch" by Jagloid), but since everything else was so well done we thought CEOotC would grab the final prize as well.

You should definitely check it out! (And, as with most Plug Slam maps, play it with human beings and not bots.)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=662457834

Noteworthy Contributions

Even if all the prizes where snatched by a single person, we would like you to also check out these other cool maps:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=662456745

Just look at that dragon! It's great!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=663066540

This was the only Team-strike map in the challenge. It is inspired by Inception, and comes with up-side-down buildings and all!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=662354816

Cute underwater terrain in Dottixxl's "Hidden Sea"!

All in all, thank you so much for participating in this challenge. We have still not decided if there will be a CWC4... If you'd like to see another challenge, please give us theme suggestions in the comments!

Cheers!

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April 6

CWC3 - Five More Days

Hey!

Only five days are remaining of the third Cobalt workshop challenge! Make a Plug Slam or Team-strike map and win a Minecraft cape!

Remember that if you think the theme is too hard, we only judge that in one of the prize categories. You are still eligble for "Best Map" and "Best Looking Map," though keeping to the theme makes things more fun.

Not making a map? Help us out by testing and commenting on the maps submitted already.

Cheers!

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Reviews

“For brief moments, it can feel like a 2D Deus Ex.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Across all modes, across all entertaining distractions, Cobalt is the 2D platform-shooter-brawler in which you can combat-roll into oncoming projectiles, trigger a glorious moment of auto-slo-mo, and knock whatever's headed your way back in the direction it came from.”
Eurogamer

“It simply doesn’t get better than this.”
PCGamesN

About This Game

Forget everything you’ve learned about combat. Cobalt’s slo-mo mechanic lets you perform moves that other games can’t comprehend. Play through the story and discover answers to mysterious questions including: What happened to the humans? Why am I riding a space hamster? How is my cyborg head so good at deflecting bullets? Multiplayer is a less cryptic, though equally enjoyable affair: face off against friends and enemies in local or online multiplayer, learn the intricacies of over 80 maps and 67 weapons, and dominate the leaderboards.

  • Enjoy 6 multiplayer modes on over 80 maps. Play locally or online.
  • Wield over 37 ranged weapons, 33 melee weapons, 6 hand shields, and more...
  • Use Cobalt's signature move - the combat roll - to deflect projectiles or line up sweet headshots.
  • Take advantage of our automatic-extreme-slo-mo mechanic, to pull off sick manoeuvres like rocket punches, bullet deflects, or last-second goals
  • Customise weapons and armour to your personal taste.
  • Play through the story alone or in co-op. Tame wasps! Take part in unnecessary dancing mini-games. Make friends with birds then get sad when they explode into puff of feathers

Six game modes

  • Survival Mode: Face off against waves of enemies, upgrading equipment between rounds.
  • Combat and Speed challenges: test speed, agility and combat skills in a wealth of challenges. Take your place on the global leaderboards.
  • Deathmatch: Go head to head in free-for-all showdowns or team-based battles.
  • Team Strike: No respawns. Multiple rounds! Equipment upgrades! Cobalt’s most original mode.
  • Plug Slam: The most popular sport in the Cobalt universe. Slam the plug into the goal to win. Don’t die!
  • Story Mode: Discover the secrets of a remote colony alone or with a friend in local co-op. Includes puzzles, boss fights and tameable pets.

Cobalt is the brainchild of Oxeye Game Studio, which consists of Jens Bergensten, Daniel Brynolf, and Pontus Hammarberg. It’s published by Mojang.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 1,5 GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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XXX_EWANDABRO_XXX
39.9 hrs
Posted: August 18
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Tuckermarley
28.8 hrs
Posted: August 12
About
Cobalt is a side scrolling action shooter game. It has relatively small maps, but short gun ranges to keep it balanced.
It has a very nice community and I found 2 good friends on this game!

Pros
Very balanced
Small but nice community
Player customization
Easy to learn

Cons
Difficult controls
Not a great price, you should pick it up on sale
Windows only

8-10
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lan3 | trade.tf
26.3 hrs
Posted: August 5
yes
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Lorddaggers aka Frodo
6.9 hrs
Posted: August 4
Great game lots of action packed robotics.
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NovaTik
6.6 hrs
Posted: August 3
The sound of it always turn my on

10/10
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andrazix
82.2 hrs
Posted: August 3
This game is awesome beyond anything you have ever played. BUY IT NOW, you won`t regret it.
It does have it`s querks, but they`re not that bad.
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✪ NoVa
1.8 hrs
Posted: July 31
Its a unique game and very fun also hard to master
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rocket tsunami
18.1 hrs
Posted: July 27
An innovative and fun game that I feel was truly great. One of the few games I beat twice. The multiplayer is pretty dead, but the single player experience was fun the whole time.
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LUNAS
52.3 hrs
Posted: July 19
About as intense as 2D combat goes.
It's a lot of fun playing with friends and the game is just as challenging as you want it to be, whether you like to fight bots and play the surprisingly well-made story mode, or to play with and/or against other players.
There is definitely a skill element to the game and even though I've only played the game for a couple dozens of hours, the difference between a good and a bad player shows pretty well.
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TheWustache
12.9 hrs
Posted: July 19
Although I'm conflicted with the direction development took after a few years, the game is still great fun, especially if your friends/opponents are equally skilled. Story mode is ok.

dat skill ceiling tho
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
About
Cobalt is a side scrolling action shooter game. It has relatively small maps, but short gun ranges to keep it balanced.
It has a very nice community and I found 2 good friends on this game!

Pros
Very balanced
Small but nice community
Player customization
Easy to learn

Cons
Difficult controls
Not a great price, you should pick it up on sale
Windows only

8-10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
82.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
This game is awesome beyond anything you have ever played. BUY IT NOW, you won`t regret it.
It does have it`s querks, but they`re not that bad.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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138 of 163 people (85%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Cobalt is an action platformer with very satisfying combat mechanics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LQ__S1SiSM
The game is relatively easy to pickup, but there are a lot of tools given to you that if used properly, can give you the edge over your enemies. Timing and skill is quite important when it comes to combat, which makes it that much more satisfying.

First, I should mention that you can't aim freely in this game. You shoot wherever the character is facing, which is left or right. That is unless you hold the crouch or sneak button. That makes your character aim at the closest enemy automatically. That's how you can take out enemies on ceilings, or in the air. Your character will also auto-aim at enemies while you roll.

Rolling has other uses as too. If you roll into an enemy projectile, then you will deflect it and avoid taking damage. If it hits your head directly while rolling, then you'll deflect it at your enemy and in turn hurting them. However, if the projectile hits your feet while rolling, then you will take damage. It's little things like this that continue to make the gunplay interesting in this game.
One detail I love is that if you time it just right, you can punch the ground as you roll to launch yourself into the air.

Your arsenal consists of melee weapons, firearms and thrown objects. All of these add variety when it comes to destroying your foes. It's fun stuff!

There are two modes to choose from.
Story mode will have you making your way through huge levels, navigating different paths, completing puzzles, picking doors, discovering secrets etc. It's similar to other "metroidvania" games if you want a more direct comparison. This mode is also sprinkled with a few cutscenes and dialogue, which are generally quite funny and well written.

The arcade mode pits you in constant action. You can choose combat or speed mode here. Speed mode has you try to navigate through levels at high speeds, where combat mode lets you wreak havoc. You've got shields, cool armour and tonnes of enemies to mow through. You feel like a badass.

My only gripe with the game so far, is sometimes you'll want to break a barrier above you, and since it's not an enemy, your character will not auto aim at it. That means you need to roll and time your shot in hopes that it'll hit the barrier. It would be nice in cases like this if you could aim upwards.

I absolutely love the soundtrack. A lot of it consists of 80s dark synth-y type of stuff, although it's got quite a variety.

Lastly, in all games, I always find myself moving my character to the music. Crouching to the beat and turning with the melody. This game actually rewards you for it! If you do certain actions in the rhythm, it gives you points. I just love that little detail, as it encourages you to have fun with little details like dancing to music.

Overall, I think it's a really solid game, with a lot of variety when it comes to game modes, and the combat is really what takes the cake. Fun, and satisfying.
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65 of 77 people (84%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
246.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
To me this game is already a timeless classic.

Story: 8/10. A solid plot with plenty of humour. Not a masterpiece, but the story is conveyed excellently through the campaign style. Story mode is not the primary focus of Cobalt, but it is a lengthy, challenging and rewarding campaign. The lore behind the game is intriguing and leaks through into some of the arcade mode maps, which I think is a really nice touch.

Graphics: 9/10. It's not beautiful pixel art and it's no Mona Lisa, but playing some of the custom maps completely convinced me that this game can look really amazing.

Sound: 9/10. The music is catchy and memorable and the sound fx perfectly match what is happening in-game, slowing down when the time dilation kicks in. I can't think of anything I would change here.

Gameplay: Beyond 10. In an age of games where the gameplay is often left to one side, Cobalt turns around and says "here's what it means to be a gameplay focused game." The entire game is physical and feels very natural after a while at the controls. There are really endless possibilities to what can be done inside the Cobalt engine, which is why I'm incredibly excited to see that there are already modding possibilities. Never before have I played a game that creates so many awesome moments. Doing a backflip over a missile whilst shooting your gun at a grenade so it bounces off a wall and into another player is just tame to me now. This is the game that will make you squeal, will make you sweat and will make you feel like the most awesome person in the universe.

Cobalt sets the bar for gameplay now. Forget Mario, forget Smash Bros, forget every other game under the sun. I will never be able to look at another game again the same way. If you think this is just another arena brawler like Duck Game and Towerfall then think again. I can't play those kind of games anymore without thinking "man, I'd rather just be playing Cobalt."
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56 of 64 people (88%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Okay so this game is absolutely great. The story mode, the online modes and even the challenge maps and workshop content. I have been having a blast and the campaign is absolutley hilarious. I must say though, this game is absolutely unplayable without a controller. I tried it with keyboard and almost got cancer. USE A CONTROLLER!
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46 of 51 people (90%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Yes yes YES!! Almost 7 hours in and I am extremely satisfied!

About 2 years ago I bought the alpha because that by itself looked simply amazing and revolutionary. I am now 7% complete with the story mission and have very little to complain about. The story has kept me interested a lot of characters lack depth but rarely humor. Dialouge is actually kind of fun and will leave you laughing.(Just remember your ABCs cobalt) The developers are AMAZING, they are helpful, answered my questions personally, and even played with me WUT!? Many thought this game was abandoned for a long period of time, but its my guess they were spending that time adding the LOADS of content that is in game now.

I played probably 50+ hours of the alpha and know a lot about the multi player, survival, team strike etc. Am excited to explore the new features and additions. Despite probably a crash or two every hour the alpha was a fun experience by itself which should say something. Oh and if you have a gamepad USE IT, the keyboard controls are extremely bizzare especially if you are a newblett. Oh and a side note on that game pad controls are changed from the alpha, and they are much easier to use.

The game has a story that seems well put together, and it feels like the three or so man dev team actually cares about the backstorys, lore, etc. The mystery has kept me playing, but for the love of my foot IM GETTING SICK OF THE SAME STUPID COMPUTER BOSS FIGHT, im not kidding I WILL KICK MYSELF IF I HAVE TO FIGHT THAT FRIKIN COMPUTER AGAIN. 3rd times the charm devs, change it up a little.

Expect to feel like a complete mlg rekt blazit noscope proscope oh baby a triple double, backfliping slowmotion maniac, in the multiplayer, which needs some connection issues fixed, it feels laggy and slow curently.

So um yeah buy it,

enjoy it,

love it.

Cobalt/10

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59 of 73 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Have owned this game since 25 December, 2011! So don't look at my hours played as all the time I have played. This game is a blast. Honestly give it a go and you won't be upset. It has plenty of content and fun and has an editor that lets one make more content for the game. The story mode is interesting and I look forward to diving into it with a friend!

TLDR: BUY THIS GAME IT IS SO FUN!
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54 of 66 people (82%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
2d matrix style bullet time combat? duuuude
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48 of 57 people (84%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
97.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Game of the year 2016. 10/10.

Best action platformer game ever made. Waited 5 years on development and it was worth it.

Pros:

- Amazing slow motion moments
- Wide range of characters
- Wide range of weapons
- Wide range of maps
- Make your own game modes
- Amazing multiplayer
- Amazing replay value

Cons:

- None
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