MANIC ARCHERS is an atmospheric and extremely addictive local and online multiplayer arcade game in Pixel Art-style. It features simplistic and on-the-point gameplay with amazing game mechanics and lovely Pixel Art-details. It is playable with up to four players simultaneously in several variants.
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Mar 3, 2021

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“@manicarchers is one of the best party games I've played in awhile! The powerups are unique, the artstyle is our nostalgia, and the gameplay is just hilarious/random. This is a great party game, and love it's Steam Co-Op compatible. @IGCollective #indiegames #pixelart”
Indie Game Collective / TheShiny1

About This Game

ULTIMATE LOCAL MULTIPLAYER RETROGAMING ARCADE

GAMEPLAY FIRST

MANIC ARCHERS is an atmospheric and extremely addictive local and online multiplayer arcade game in Pixel Art-style.
It features simplistic and on-the-point gameplay with amazing game mechanics and lovely Pixel Art-details.
It is playable with up to 4 players simultaneously in several variants.

3 buttons is all you need to know - jump, shoot and dash. The depth of good gameplay is found in simplicity accompanied by great mechanics.

THINK ZELDA AND DEATHMATCH

With the intention to make a multiplayer match top-down game, MANIC ARCHERS owes to and actually should remind of the heritage of all top-down games like the Zelda and Final Fantasy series. Imagine the same love for details put into a competitive multiplayer arcade game for 4 players simultaneously.

AI TO KEEP YOU GAMING

In case you need one more player to start a 2on2 teamplay match or if you are alone and want to train, Manic Archers got AI opponents to fill up the slots.

APPROVED MULTIPLAYER FUN

In versus-mode players each control an archer, shooting the opposing archers until only one archer is left - besides Free-For-All versus, Manic Archers is featuring several other well known multiplayer modes.
During the game a lot of game changing powerups and special arrows appear on the playing field, enabling players to turn the game around in an instant.

RETRO CAUSE WE DO NOT NEED 3D FOR THAT

The game takes place on a single screen with classic arcade wrap-around scrolling. The players make use of the top-down environment strategically such as water, higher grounds, obstacles and interactive map parts such as switches, explosives, burnable trees and more.

Key Features

Up to 4 players online and local

Play arcade style locally AND online with up to 4 Players (with Remote Play Together)

Versus

Simple Free-For-All match, fast paced, deep gameplay mechanics (also available for Teamplay)

King of the hill

Keep control of the center of the map to gain points and secure the round (also available for Teamplay)

Catch the fool with the chicken

All players match against the one who got the chicken - the one who keeps the chicken longest wins the round

Conquer

Dominate parts of the map to gain points, the one who dominated most flags the longest wins

Survival Coop

How long can you and your friends survive against hordes of enemies? (but please DO NOT BUY for singleplayer - it is the least attractive mode so far! )

Deep gameplay mechanics

The gameplay is set up for competitive and fun matches through deep but easy to learn game mechanics

AI Opponents

Fill up the remaining slots with AI opponents or create matches alone to train.

Interactive and individual maps

Interactive maps allow strategic advances which are easy to understand and use. The interactive elements available vary in each map

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The game takes place on a single screen with wrap-around scrolling. The players can use several elements of the top-down environment strategically such as water, higher grounds, obstacles, interactive map parts such as burning trees, switches and more.

SPECIAL MOVES

Though you will probably find out these yourself, as they're pretty simple...

  • SUPER ARROW - Shoot on the apex of a jump (direction should be facing to an opponent) - actually this one is pretty hard to do and it should be that way
  • SUPER DASH - Dash while on the way down of a jump, shortly before you hit the ground
  • STOMP JUMP - Hit the JUMP button again while in mid air

Planned

  • Better singleplayer / coop performance measurement
  • More singleplayer / coop gameplay

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Catalina
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 20 or similar
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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