Cooperate with friends and keep the bass in the air for as long as possible or compete to become the bass emperor in this local multiplayer game.
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Release Date: Jul 15, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to know from the community how we can improve the game, especially:

  • The final rules/gameplay for the third game mode, Slap Vs. Currently, it is playable, but it can be a lot more fun with suggestions from players.
  • Adding new game modes if players come up with interesting ideas.
  • Any bugs that appear along the way.

Any extra feedback is also appreciated!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It depends on the player's feedback. If we were to finish the third mode and fix minor bugs only, approximately 3 months. Any additional game mode would take more time.”

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

“The full version will have at least 3 finished game modes.
We are interested in releasing an OSX version and adding some Steam services such as Global Leaderboards.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Something of an "advanced beta". The first two modes (Co-op and Roulette Vs) and other game settings are pretty much finished, but some bugs could happen. Slap Vs mode is functional, but bare.”

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

“Yes, the price will be a little lower during Early Access.”

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

“We want to hear any feedback you may have, game mode ideas you come up with and bugs you find so we can finish this game. We plan on using the community tools here on Steam, or you can contact us direcly at”
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November 26, 2016

Updates and Final Release list of features

Hi! Long time no see!
We just wanted you to know we're bringing these new features for the final release of Don't Drop the Bass in early 2017:

  • New slapping mechanic: now players can slap forward and backward
  • Global Leaderboards through Steamworks
  • An improved third mode (Slap Vs) that involve player areas
  • Unlockables:
    • Hats!
    • Other fish to slap (Amongst other surprises)
  • Achievements
  • Mac support

We are releasing the improved new mode and slapping mechanics for you to try out over the next week! Please try it out and provide us some feedback so we can continue to improve this game c:

Thank you!

Felipe out.

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About This Game

Gone are the days of imagining you and your friends as fit duck-men slapping a bass with wooden boards. Now, it’s still impossible, but with Don’t Drop the Bass, you are a step closer. Cooperate and keep the bass in the air for as long as possible or compete to become the bass emperor.

Don't Drop the Bass is a simple, local multiplayer game where up to 4 players can play:

  • Co-op mode (1-4 players): Everyone tries to keep the bass in the air and at the center of the stage for as long as lives hold out. Random stage events take place, with increasing difficulty and eventually overlapping.
  • Roulette Versus mode (2-4 players): Every player keeps the bass in the air during their turn and attacks during other's. Items and powerups help players get to the bass or stop other players from doing so.
  • Slap Versus mode (2-4 players): Whoever slaps the bass the most in a limited amount of time, wins. Items and powerups are also used here.

  • Configurable match settings
  • Full controller and keyboard support
  • Unrealistic? fish-slapping physics!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Storage: 115 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Core i3 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 or better, ATI 7950 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 115 MB available space
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