Sticky Bump is a local multi-player game, supporting 2-4 players, targeting Xbox Live Indie Games.About the game
Goal of the game is to collect as many traffic cones as you can and bring them to a drop-off point. Point is, this can only be done by the "Stickies"; cars that have a white glowing bumper. Stickies that hand in their cones, score points, but loose their white bumper as well. They've become a "Bully". Now, Bullies cannot collect cones and thus cannot score points. All they can do is hunt a Sticky, and bump against it. This will swap the roles of both cars and destroy the cones that the used-to-be-Sticky was driving around with...
The resulting gameplay is that of a quickly and continuously changing gamestate. At one moment you run, dodge and escape, while trying to collect cones, and the next moment you hunt, chase, and cut-off routes to the drop-off point.
With controls that consists of bare movement (1 stick), the challenge comes down mainly on tactics and player's flexibility/adaptability.About it's development
I've put the status on 80%, which means for me that the game is done, except for a couple of details. The game has been playtested intensively, because the gameplay is quite unique and experimental. Basically, I wouldn't allow friends or family leave the house before they had sit back and played it for a couple of rounds
I think the result is a really fun, and sometimes hilarious game that does good at a party/gathering of friends.
This is a video of such an (early) playtest. It's quite old and the game looks a bit slow there, but still, it gives you an idea:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD0ofkwFYik
I've already showcased the game at 2 events, of which one was Festival of Games (a Dutch games fare). Reactions were pretty awesome!In playtest now!
Sticky Bump is now in Playtest on App Hub / XBLIG. If you are an Xbox developer, you can download the game here:http://catalog.create.msdn.com/en-US/gamedetails.aspx?catalogEntryId=ac95a64a-d65a-4849-a395-92957af1e629&type=1
Feedback is highly appreciated! Thanks in advance!