Party Panic is an online and local-multiplayer party game. Compete against your friends in the all new board game, play 30+ rapid fire minigames, race through the brutal Gauntlet, or complete the challenges on Trophy Island. There is even a built in drinking game! You'll laugh, you'll cry, it's stupid.
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Aug 7, 2017

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December 11

Update 1.3 - Board Games are HERE!!!



That's right! Party Panic now has a board game mode, and you can download and play it RIGHT NOW!

There are two board game maps currently:

1) The Temple of Goob. This is the "starter" map, and is simple and straightforward, recommended to be played first! Trap items are very useful on this map, so buy them whenever you can!

2) Willy's Pizza Party. Willy loves pizza (more than his children, as we learned in the Trophy Island update). Your goal in this map is to buy pizza from one of the three pizza shops scattered around the map and then return to Willy. He will trade you a trophy for some pizza. The pizza shops will run out of pizza so plan your route carefully!

Check out the update trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dhNrQwCAz4

A board game mode has been the most requested feature since Party Panic hit Steam in Early Access over a year ago, so I hope this satisfies everyones hunger for a board game and everyone has fun with this new game mode.

There are still some translations that are not yet complete for the Board Game mode, but they will bet hot-patched into the game as soon as they're completed (over the next few days or so). Currently the board game is 100% translated to the following languages: English, German, Turkish, Dutch, Italian, Russian.

If you have any suggestions or comments for the current boards, or if you have ideas for new boards let me know! I'm always open to suggestions to make the game even better however I can! These two boards have gone through some pretty substantial testing, but putting a game mode update of this size live to the world some bugs will inevitablypop up... I'll try and squash them as soon as they appear!

EDIT: Patch 1.3.1 is available now, that *should* fix this issue.
Edit: As expected, seems like there's a major bug while playing board games online that somehow didn't show up in internal testing. Seems like it's a desync issue, where each player thinks it's a different players turn, spawns the dice block above the wrong player and then causes the game to get stuck because no one can hit the dice block (because it's not above them). If this has happened to you, please let me know. If this hasn't happened to you and you played an online board game all the way to the end without issue, please let me know too, so I can gauge how many people this is affecting, and hopefully narrow it down somehow. So very sorry if you're experiencing this!

What's next? I'm not sure exactly yet. I'd like to make another board game still, and some updates to the Gauntlet are still long overdue, and maybe a few more minigames in early 2018. I'm still looking at porting to consoles too, (xbo, ps4, switch) but that's something that's still a little while away (early 2018 hopefully, though!)

Patch Notes
  • The board game mode is now playable for everyone! There are two board game maps: "The Temple of Goob", and "Willy's Pizza Party". Roll dice, win minigames, collect trophies! Whoever collects the most trophies before time is up wins!
  • Added a "game start timer" while playing online. If the host readies every other player will be forced to ready when the timer runs out.
  • Added missing winner vfx for "Candy Brawl"
  • Fixed a bug causing the wrong game mode to be played after starting a game, exiting, and then starting a new game.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent players from opening up the "Game Setup" settings menu on the main menu/online waiting room. Once you set the game settings and closed the menu you could not re-open it to change settings. Now you can!
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the waiting room music to play twice.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause a crash when showing the russian text for one of the quality settings in the options menu.
  • Water sounds in "Bubble Bumper" were turned down.
  • Cleaned up the "player disconnect" code, to allow AI to take over leavers when playing the board game.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the black-screen-fade in/out before and after a minigame to not play
  • Fixed a bug that would allow the score to go past 1000 in some minigames (Hot Hurdles, Spike Scramble, Lava Blocks)
  • Fixed a bug that would show +100 score when punching someone on "Whale Washers", but not award points.
  • Fixed a bug that would show the wrong game rules to a non-host player while playing online.
  • Fixed a bug on "Treasure Trove", while playing online, if you were not the host the "score points" sfx would play repeatedly while you were close to your goal instead of just once.
  • Misc performance optimizations

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

Have fun!
// Dylan
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October 2

Update 1.1 - Equipment slots, Custom Party, Two New Minigames! Board Game in the works!

It's been a while since the last update, but progress is still happening! Since Party Panic launched I've been working on a bunch of bug fixes and trying to fix stray issues, as well as new content and some changes at the request of the players.


Minigames
There's two new minigames in this update. I spent a good couple of weeks trying to prototype new minigames, but I was having trouble coming up with new ideas that felt different enough from the current games. I decided there needed to be a new "action" rather than just move/attack/jump so I decided on making some swimming minigames. I think they turned out pretty stupid.

Ink or Swim
The first minigame is called Ink or Swim, the goal of the game is simple -- don't fall behind the Octo-goober. If you do, you'll die. There's also some obstacles to avoid that you can get trapped behind!


Treasure Trove
The second minigame is called Treasure Trove. In this game you have to collect treasure on the sea floor and bring it back to your goal safely. If you hit a zappy-fish your treasure explodes and you get stunned.


Equipment Slots
One of the biggest requests I was getting was players asking to have equipment slots to have more options when customizing their Goober. Instead of having dedicated slots per equipment type (head, face, shirt, legs, feet, etc) I decided to give each player three equipment slots, where they can equip any three costumes they want. This allows for some neat combiniations, and while lots of the combinations don't "work" (they overlap and look weird), I'm leaving it up to the players to decide - if you want to wear costumes like that I'm not going to stop you!


Here's some more pictures of some combinations - https://imgur.com/a/ZLCDK

Custom Party
The game mode "Single Minigame" has been changed to "Custom Party". When you now select this game mode you're shown a game select UI, where you can disable or enable any of the minigames. If you want to play a specific 5 minigames you can now, or if you want to play all of them but a few you really don't like, you can do that now too!

What's next?
I haven't looked at consoles yet, but that was next on my todo list, however, there's been a change of plans and I'll be pushing back consoles for a bit while I work on a BOARD GAME mode. This is definitely the most requested game mode, so I'm going to start prototyping this week and see what I can do. I've been thinking about it for a few weeks now and I don't see anything that would be too hard to get working.

It's going to be a little bit different from Mario Party, with some small mechanically different things. For example, instead of rolling a dice and moving automatically you will have control of your goober like you do in minigames when you're moving along the board. This will allow you to punch and kick players that you meet along the way, as it wouldn't be Party Panic if you couldn't mericilessly punch other players!

The idea for the board game will be centered around the whale, and will most likely be called "Willy's Pizza Party". This board will revolve around collecting pieces of pizza for Willy in exchange for Trophies (the equlivent of Mario Party stars). I'm still thinking up ideas for interesting events on the board game. If you have suggestions, head over to the suggestion thread here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/506500/discussions/0/1333474229060032719/

I'm thinking this board game mode won't take too long, (famous last words) as most of the hard work is already done (minigames), I think it should be pretty easy to get up and running, and then it's just adding stuff to make it interesting. I'm aiming for the end of this month to be done, and December at the latest.
Anywho, for a full list of changes in this update check out the patch notes here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/506500/discussions/0/276237094308992996/?ctp=3#c1519260397796307997

//Dylan Meville
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About This Game

Party Panic is a crazy online and local-multiplayer party game. Compete against your friends in 30+ rapid fire minigames, play the new Board Game mode, race through the brutal Gauntlet, or complete the trophy challenges on Trophy Island. 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!

  • 30+ crazy minigames!
    Over 30 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!

  • 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?

  • Board Game
    Due to popular request, Party Panic now has a board game mode. Take turns hitting the dice and move your Goober around the board and collect the most trophies. There are currently two boards, "The Temple of Goob", and "Willy's Pizza Party"

  • 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, strap a rocket to your back, or a wear a hot dog costume. Or just stick your head in a piece of bread. Whatever works. ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

  • Leveling System
    Every time you play you'll get XP used to unlock loot boxes. Each loot box contains TWO costumes you do not yet own, of which you can choose one to keep! Can you unlock them all?

  • 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, Party Panic can be played completely with a keyboard and mouse now! If you want to use a controller, any usb or wireless controller+receiver should work. You can customize your controls 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 has support for English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Italian, Turkish, and Russian. If you want to see a specific language leave a message on the forums!

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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