Party Panic is a crazy online and local-multiplayer party game. Compete against your friends in 30+ rapid fire minigames, 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.
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Aug 7, 2017

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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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August 7

Party Panic has officially LAUNCHED!! 25% Off this week!



It's been a wild ride. I'm beyond thrilled of how Party Panic has been received so far, and I'm excited to see what everyone thinks of all the new content.

It's crazy to think that just over a year ago Party Panic first entered early access. At that time the game had 10 minigames, the gauntlet, and no online multiplayer, and now it's come so far, with so much more to do..

Let's take a look at what's been added in that year..

-Online Multiplayer (!!!!)
-20 minigames were added (totalling 30 now!)
-Trophy Island
-50+ hats and costumes
-Keyboard and mouse support
-Progression/leveling system with loot-boxes
-25+ Achievements
-Post-game Winner highlights

I'm honestly surprised I managed to get all that done as a solo dev, it was hard work, but it's beyond satisfying to finally see it all come together today as we launch out of Early Access.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYgfY5eDsxI

Moving forward
You might be wondering what will happen with Party Panic moving forward. I am absolutely still working on more content. Right now the plan is to take a short break from dev (I've been working on Party Panic 7 days a week for the past 18 months..) but in a few weeks I'll start working on new minigames to start.

Let me know what you'd like to see added to Party Panic. Want more minigames? More Costumes? New game modes? Anything is possible!

I'll most likely be devoting some time in the near future to start looking at what it would take to get Party Panic on the Switch, Xbox One, and PS4.

Thanks for all the love you all gave to Party Panic while it was in Early Access. Without your support, Party Panic would not be what it is today!

Patch Notes
  • Trophy Island is now playable for everyone! Can you complete the challenges and collect all the trophies?
  • Added 13 new achievements for Trophy Island
  • Players earn XP now when completing the gauntlet or unlocking a trophy
  • Streamlined controller remapping screen with an 'auto-setup' that will walk you through how to remap
  • Added two new gauntlet obstacles
  • Added new hat - SpaceX
  • Added new hat - Hula
  • Added new hat - Triclops
  • Party Panic has support for English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Italian, Turkish, and Russian.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some graphical glitches when the next minigame was Spiral Speedway (no rules, all podiums the same colour)
  • Fixed a bug where custom player names would not save properly
  • Fixed a bug where player hats would not tint properly when using a non-standard controller (bumpercars, etc)
  • Added a splash screen showing the Trophy Island post-card when you first launch the new update
  • Moved the "winner" text higher on the gauntlet
  • Fixed some issues with fake 3d audio in splitscreen
  • Fixed a bug where when leaving the online menu you could get stuck on a black screen
  • Added goobers floating in the water on Slipper Sprint in the background. Like in the titanic
  • Fixed a bug where you could fall off a gauntlet obstacle and get stuck without dying
  • Hid chat when playing the gauntlet offline
  • Fixed a bug where you could lose focus on the chat box, making it so you couldn't type anything in until the next minigame started
  • Fixed an issue where the "Saiyan" hat wouldn't tint properly
  • Added new default name - "Tayne"
  • Misc performance optimizations

// Dylan
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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, 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?

  • 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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