Battle Bolts is a strategy multiplayer game where up to 4 players battle in a deadly arena by programming their moves in advance!
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Mar 28, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Battle Bolts has the core gameplay and majority of game content already implemented. As the release date nears, it’s also important that players share their feedback with us, so to create an even better and more balanced game, a game that’s super fun to play! That’s why we think that Early Access is a perfect way for us to start shooting and lobbing shells at each other.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan on having a short and sweet Early Access campaign for Battle Bolts. The game will leave Early Access once the online support is added and core mechanics are fine-tuned.”

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

“Throughout Early Access, Battle Bolts will retain the overall board-game look and feel, while we add online support, tweak the stats and make subtle changes to the rules in order to achieve better balance. The number of bugs will go down, and the fun factor will go up.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Early Access version of Battle Bolts provides quite a unique experience and a lot of fun to competitive players fighting for the top spot. The core gameplay is there and the game is playable offline against friends or bots, several different characters and a bunch of game-changing elements to spice things up.”

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

“The base price may rise when we leave Early Access.”

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

“We welcome all community feedback and we'll do our absolute best to respond, by replying directly and taking your ideas into consideration. We're always available on Steam forums, our social media channels and our Discord server, so please join us and help make Battle Bolts a better experience.”
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March 28

Battle Bolts is live!

:hi: all,

welcome to Battle Bolts Early Access. First of all, if you're reading this, thank you for showing your interest in the game and to all those who decide to buy the game, thank you for your support.

And our Battle Bolts development in this past week was just as an old Latin saying: Per aspera ad astra. When we thought we were ready for Steam, something went wrong with the build and it was declined by Steam. It took us a few days to get it all sorted, but we still missed original release date, March 25. Luckily, we managed to wrap everything up pretty fast so release was postponed only till today, March 28.

Enter Battle Bolts. It's a video game with a board game aesthetics, which might look simple at first, but takes some time to master. The basic premise is to fight against your friends in an 8x8 arena, full of stuff that can either help you or set you back. The trick is to program not one but several (in this iteration: 4) commands ahead, and hope you are better at predicting your opponents than they are at predicting you. All commands execute at the same time (mostly), and Battle Bolts soon becomes a game of cat and mouse. Except both have four moves to plan ahead.

The game went through several iterations and was showcased at both local and international gaming shows. Seeing how much fun people had with it, we decided to show and share one of those earlier versions here and gather your thoughts. It's still a bit rough around the edges and we still have to implement multiplayer, which won't take long, but it's already playable and, hopefully, fun. :)

For the best experience, grab 3 friends, 4 controllers and 4 beers (if you are of legal age to buy beer, of course). You can play against bots, but mind that AI leaves a lot to be desired, so real people are your best option!

We hope you will enjoy the game and if you have any ideas and suggestions, please post them on our forums so we can gather useful and constructive feedback.

The battle awaits, soldier! :lunar2019piginablanket:

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March 25

Battle Bolts release news

Hey guys,

sadly, we’ll have to postpone Battle Bolts release for some time (but not too long!). and we apologize for this. We had some technical problems and made some decisions that took a bit longer than expected to implement, and before we can hit that “publish” button, there’s still some coding and fixing left to do.

It’s really important for us to give you stable and fun game to play and once we enter Early Access, we are counting on your feedback to help us polish Battle Bolts to perfection!

Please stay tuned on our social channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) as well as Croteam’s Discord for news and updates!

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About This Game

Battle Bolts is a strategy multiplayer game where up to 4 players battle in a deadly arena by programming their moves in advance!

Key Features:

  • Turn-based – Think ahead and plan your next 4 moves very carefully, as the opponents can be pretty unpredictable. Use board elements to your advantage and destroy opponents in a game of cat and mouse.
  • Action moves – Use your action moves like dash and strafe to pull unexpected stunts and confuse your enemies. Always be on the move!
  • Power-ups – Use power-ups to your advantage - tear them a new one!
  • Deadly arena – Arena tiles are not just an eye-candy; avoid pits, use conveyor belts to move around, hide behind walls, and watch out for surprises - as they can be deadly.
  • Board-game looks – Remember that holo-chess game they played in Episode 4 while riding Falcon? Now you get to experience that same thrill as Battle Bolts offer stunning real-life board game look, just more... alive.
  • Multiplayer – Go to war with up to 4 players offline (couch-versus).

Things to be worked on while in Early Access:

  • Adding online multiplayer (couch-versus) support
  • Improvements on AI/Bot
  • Adding new tanks
  • Gameplay and game rules balancing
  • Bug fixing

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
    • Processor: Dual-core from Intel (i3-series) or AMD (Phenom II) at 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7800/7900/8600 series, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 or 1800/X1900 series
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX11.0 Compatible Sound Card
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core from Intel (i5/i7-series) or AMD (Phenom II) at 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 480/580 GTX, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5870/6970
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX11.0 Compatible Sound Card

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