Rivalry is a hotseat game where two players take turns moving their rag-doll character’s limbs and weapons until one is victorious. While the beginning stages of each game captures the strategic essence of swordplay, as damage and limbs are taken, the endgame turns rather Pythonesque.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I want to get on Steam (Early Access) to help refine the gameplay. At the moment the game is playable and fun, but it would benefit from a group of dedicated fans providing guidance.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“6 months”

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

“The full version will have.

  • Improved graphics.
  • More fight locations.
  • Multiplayer over network.
  • Sound.
  • Tournament mode.
  • Online high score tables.
  • Inbuilt video editor.
  • Ability to post fight videos to social media.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At this point it's a playable wireframe but the core game mechanic is there and the game is playable and fun.”

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

“The price will go up when servers are required for online playback modes.”

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

“I want the community to report bugs, suggest new features as well as suggesting names for the weapon combinations.”
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August 5

Rivalry Status Update #78 - Skin Client Side Functionality

This week I worked primary on expanding the functionality for all the skinning features on the client side. I also began work on some of the server functionality but much of the interaction is still mocked on the client side untill I do more work on this.


(Note: Orange background is for development purposes)

The client side now functions as if it were actually communicating with the server. So now it is possible to “publish” your custom skin, get it either approved, rejected or banned.


(Kim being approved for publication and public useage)

If it's approved it will appear in the list of 'published' skins where it can then be downloaded. If the skin is banned the game will no longer display that skin in any of the skin selection lists.


(Kim being displayed as a public skin ready for download)

However, for now, this interaction only happens on the client side as I now need to create the web services to support this on the server. I did get to make a good start on this today by adding the first real skin server command that sends all the skin IDs of the players downloaded skins to the server. This will be used to work out if any of the players downloaded skins require updates and what skins are available for download.

Pending tasks are now
  • Implement skinning server functionality
  • Creating inventory system and skin database.
  • Steam workshop for player skins.
  • Complete network game lobby UI (make pretty and complete all network game modes).
  • Complete network game restart UI (make pretty).
  • Research different arenas and backgrounds.
  • General bug fixing, tidy up and enhancement of look and feel..
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July 29

Rivalry Status Update #77 - Skin Streaming

This week I worked on the publishing side of things whereby the user can upload their own created skins to the server and have them be downloaded by others online.

More specifically I started work on the uploading and downloading aspects so now it is possible to write all the skin objects and files into a stream that can then be read by the client and downloaded as a “.riv” skin file that will be displayed in the skinning UI.

Next I will have to implement the actual server functionality like the verification process and the way skins are stored, aswell as the creation of a “downloads” tab that allows users to list, view and remove downloaded skins.

Pending tasks are now
  • Implement skinning UI and functionality
  • Creating inventory system and skin database.
  • Steam workshop for player skins.
  • Complete network game lobby UI (make pretty and complete all network game modes).
  • Complete network game restart UI (make pretty).
  • Research different arenas and backgrounds.
  • General bug fixing, tidy up and enhancement of look and feel..

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Reviews

“Aussie indie developer Kew McParlane tells us about his bizarre turn-based combat game.”
IGN

“The most hilarious dueling game you'll ever play”
CNET

“Meet the 14 year old behind one of the best games of PAX Australia”
Stevivor

About This Game

Rivalry is a hotseat game where two players take turns moving their rag-doll character’s limbs and weapons using the mouse until one is victorious. While the beginning stages of each game captures the strategic essence of swordplay, as damage and limbs are taken, the endgame turns rather Pythonesque.

Imagine a game that's a turn based strategy game, mixed with a side scrolling fighter and then add some rag-dolls and you've got Rivalry.

As the result of a successful Kickstarter for the marketing on his game at PAX , 14 year old Kew McParlane is presenting 'Rivalry', playable wireframe of his turn based two player sword fighting game of deep strategy and hilarious fun.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 10 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Windows® Vista / Windows® XP SP2+
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 720p display. Any graphics card since 2004 should work.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 10 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Windows® Vista / Windows® XP SP2+
    • Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 720p+ Display. Intel HD Graphics 4000 and higher, ATI Radeon HD-Series 4650 and higher, Nvidia GeForce 2xx-Series and up
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 720p display. Any graphics card since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 720p+ Display. Intel HD Graphics 4000 and higher, ATI Radeon HD-Series 4650 and higher, Nvidia GeForce 2xx-Series and up
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04, SteamOS
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 720p display. Any graphics card since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 720p+ Display. Intel HD Graphics 4000 and higher, ATI Radeon HD-Series 4650 and higher, Nvidia GeForce 2xx-Series and up
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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