Party Panic is a crazy online and local-multiplayer party game. Compete against your friends in 25+ rapid fire minigames, or race through the brutal Gauntlet. There is even a built in drinking game! You'll laugh, you'll cry, it's stupid.
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Release Date: Jul 28, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I've been working on Party Panic since December 2015 as a solo developer, and while it's already a very solid experience, I'd like to make it the best game I possibly can. Early Access will help me build a community and get invaluable feedback from the players to assist in refining the game into something even more crazy and fun. Early Access proceeds will go right back into funding development towards a final release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Party Panic will be in Early Access until it is complete. This should be sometime in 2017!”

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

“The full version of Party Panic will play very similarly to the Early Access version, but just with more content, refinement, and polish! There will be roughly 10 additional minigames added (totalling 25), complete AI with difficulty levels, online play, additional languages, and achievements!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In it's current state, Party Panic already feels like a complete and relatively polished local-multiplayer party game. At the core of Party Panic is the "Party" game mode. In this mode you compete with your friends (or against the AI) in rapid-fire crazy minigames. Each minigame has a unique objective, and the better you do the more points you'll score. The first player to reach 5000 points wins!

In addition you can also race through the brutal obstacle course game mode that is the Gauntlet. Can you survive?!”

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

“No. The base price of Party Panic will stay the same throughout it's lifetime. It will never increase, but it will go on sale from time to time! Party Panic is already loaded with content, but will be priced so that the game is worth what you're paying for. All additional content, updates, and patches will be included in the base price.”

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

“If people are really liking a specific game mode or mechanic in a specific minigame I can expand on those ideas, If people don't like something I can toss it, but the only way to know these things is to get it in the hands of players. Direct community discussion is the best way to approach this final step of refinement and iteration. All the user feedback received will help shape the game into something greater.

In addition to user feedback, getting more people playing the game helps me track down obscure bugs, and gameplay analytics allow me to get a closer look at how the game is doing and which modes are most popular.

All feedback is good feedback. Let me know your thoughts on the game on the Party Panic discussions forum here on steam!”
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July 17

Leaving Early Access and Trophy Island coming Aug 7th!!!!

August 7th is the day!!! Mark your calendars, add Party Panic to your wishlist!!!

A few months ago I posted in the forums a "Roadmap to Release" thread, outlining the path towards leaving early access and launching Party Panic. During the past year of being in Early Access Party Panic has gone through some major changes, not to mention all the new content added to the game. Can you believe we started with 10 minigames, and now we're up to 30? Or all the hats and costumes, loot boxes, and other things that have been added to the game?

There's still a bit left to do, but it's mostly just polishing at this point. Pretty soon (next weekish) I'm going to start sending out pre-release copies of the game for reviewers and lets players. (If that's you, check out the post here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/506500/discussions/0/1326718197217434117/)

Check out the new trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYgfY5eDsxI

Party Panic wouldn't have made it this far if it wasn't for all the support and suggestions from all the players. Party Panic has already exceeded my expectations, and I've very grateful to all of you!! I've been working as hard as I can over the last year and a half, and I'm proud of what Party Panic has become so far. I hope you're all as excited as I am!

I want to note that after the game launches August 7th I am still going to be working on Party Panic. It is not the end. More content will be coming in regular updates, but some of that time will be spent working on figuring out how to get Party Panic on consoles and some other things!

Only a few more weeks to go!!

//Dylan

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June 30

Update 0.9.9.5 - New Minigame, minigame refinements, post-game fun!

There's been some really great discussion in the forums this last week about some ideas to make the game feel better as a whole, as well as lots of ideas on how to make the game feel a little more polished and fun! I spent some time fixing some bugs, and had some time to work on adding these suggestions!

Post-Game Victory



One of the first ideas stems from the fact that once a minigame's time is up, the screen just faded to black and went to the score screen. This kind of felt anti-climactic, as you just finished winning and then all of a sudden it's over and you're left feeling like "that's it". To improve this a short post-game sequence was added, where it zooms in on the winner, shows his name and plays a short victory tune. During this time you can ALSO still run around and punch eachother, which is fun! Some minigames there is 'permadeath', but you can still win if you've died..in these cases it zooms in on your body laying in lava and I think it's super funny! I think this is a great addition to the game, it adds a lot of polish and just makes winning games feel better!

New Minigame - Picture Perfect


In Picture Perfect you have to jump on the tiles to change them, matching them up to complete the picture. The more tiles you match up, the more points you get. You can also go and mess up other players' pictures! (but that would just be mean, right?). There's three variations to this minigame, chicken, whale, and toasted goober!

Refinements
I added two 'traps' to the boxing ring game, Kickpuncher. Now there are two boxing gloves that hover over the right and left sides of the ring that move, and punch randomlly! If you stand to close and get punched you'll go flying


There was also some 'moving' walls added to the minigame Ghost Chasers that should make the game a little more difficult and add a bit of uncertainty to the game!

There's a few more small changes like this I want to make to some other minigames, but for now I wanted to get these new changes and new minigame out!

This update also fixes the "Connection Timeout" bug that was happening last week. Instead of direct connection being tried and failing (silently), now relay will be used in these situations.

Patch Notes
  • Post minigame victory screen
  • New Minigame - Picture Perfect
  • Minigame Changes - Kickpuncher traps
  • Minigame Changes - Ghost Chasers moving walls
  • Fixed a bug preventing achievements to unlock
  • Matchmaking - Connect timeout bug fixed. (confirmed by users who were having this issue, and helped me debug it)

For more info and previous patch notes see the forum thread here

//Dylan

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About This Game

Party Panic is a crazy online and local-multiplayer party game. Compete against your friends in 25+ rapid fire minigames, or race through the brutal Gauntlet. There is even a built in drinking game! You'll laugh, you'll cry, it's stupid. Grab your friends, pick your characters and get partying in this exciting and panic filled game!



Are you ready to punch your friends in the face?
Are you ready to chase exploding chickens?
Are you ready to run away from stupid (and hungry) whales?
Are you ready to play football with your face?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you might be ready for the stupidest party game ever!



  • Online & Local Multiplayer
    Grab your friends for a night of couch gaming, or play against them online! Have one friend that can't make it to your game night? No worries, you can play with 3 local players and 1 online player!

  • 25+ crazy minigames!
    Over 25 unique minigames! Run, jump, and punch your way to first place! Fight over gems, chase exploding chickens, play football with your face! More minigames coming in future updates (total of 25 planned)

  • The Gauntlet
    Race your friends through the deadly and brutal obstacle course that is the Gauntlet. Can you be the first to make it through the giant swinging axes, spike traps and more?

  • Bots
    Party Panic is a hoot when playing with your friends on the couch or online, but sometimes this isn't an option. Bots are available to play against, to guarantee it's always a party, even when your friends are not around! Bots have three difficulties: Easy, Normal, and Hard. Or turn them off completely!

  • Silly hats!
    Everyone knows all great games let you wear hats. Silly hats only. Wear a pot on your head, become a fierce viking, or an ancient pharaoh. Or just stick your head in a piece of bread. Whatever works. ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

  • Lovable (but slightly deranged) characters
    In Party Panic you play as a Goober. You're a goofy goober. I'm a goofy goober. We're all goofy goobers. They're a little bit crazy though (probably from all the blunt force trauma to the head.) They like to scream randomly. Like a lot.

  • Built-in drinking game!
    Enable it while configuring your game, the party into a party. Or don't, I'm not the boss of you!

  • Original (awesome) soundtrack
    Party Panic sounds like a party. Literally.




  • Can I play the game alone?
    Yes. The game can be played with one player against bots, although the more human players you have the more fun the game is! All the party minigames are built around 4 players so it is recommended to leave bots enabled, however you don't have to - the bots can be disabled and the game can be played with 2-4 players.


  • Is there online multiplayer?
    Yes! (As of October 14th, 2016)
    More info about this here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/506500/discussions/0/343785574519325884/

  • Does it work with Steam Link, & In-home streaming?
    Yes. Some users have reported getting a black screen on startup, see how to fix this here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/506500/discussions/0/343785574529836515/

  • Do I have to use a controller?
    No, you don't have to, but it's highly recommended. Any usb or wireless controller+receiver should work. If you're dead set on using a keyboard, by all means go for it. You can customize your keyboard layout to find something that works best for you if you don't like the default keyboard configuration via the options menu.

  • What languages?
    Party Panic already has support for English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese. More languages will be added slowly over the course of development. If you want to see a specific language leave a message on the forums!

  • Achievements?
    Soon!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU Recommended
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.2+
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU Recommended
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.2+
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU Recommended
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.2+
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