70s-inspired dodgeball game ‘Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure’ heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC/Mac this spring (Video)
It’s time to brush off those sweatbands, comb your stache and dig out those strangely short shorts as 70s-inspired dodgeball game Stikbold! makes its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC/Mac this spring.
From Danish development team Game Swing and born out of the Nordic Game Jam, later being selected as one of PAX10 , Stikbold! is a wacky twist on traditional dodgeball. It’s pure and unadulterated fun as Stikbold! thrusts up to six players into a variety of crazy courts for manic multiplayer action as dodgeballs, jellyfish, beehives and more are hurled to knock out the competition.
Venture forth on an epic story mode alone or with a friend and embark on a quest with bromance Björn and Jerome, two of the world’s greatest Stikbold! superstars, to rescue babes, save the Stikbold! championships and defeat the devil himself. Fight through hippies, whales and skeletons, take on huge boss battles and complete more than 45 dastardly challenges in the ultimate dodgeball adventure with Stikbold!
“When we started making Stikbold!, the last thing we thought we would end up with was a quirky 70s inspired dodgeball game, but it just works!” comments Jacob Herold, co-founder of Game Swing. “Everyone who plays the game can’t stop smiling and the reception we have had so far has been incredible. We are really looking forward to getting the game out there and spreading some groovy dodgeball love.”
“Stikbold!’s journey from game jam to full launch has been nothing short of incredible. We are really excited to be helping the game get on to PC and console,” says Jason Perkins, Managing Director, Curve Digital. “The Game Swing team have a huge hit on their hands – it’s been a real privilege working with them.”
Stikbold! features include:
Action packed story mode – Play solo or join up with a friend co-op and play through an awesome Stikbold! adventure.
•Multiplayer dodgeball mayhem – Battle with up to four human and two computer players for six player local dodgeball deathmatches and fight to be crowned the Stikbold! king or queen.
•The world is your arena – Take to a variety of different dodgeball pitches. From public parks to deep sea oil rigs, each pitch offers a plethora of different dangers and challenges.
•Help manipulate match outcomes – Once knocked out, come back as variety of hazards, including angry Swans, Sand Sharks and more, to interrupt the match and affect the outcome.
•Funky fresh tunes – Fully licensed 70s inspired soundtrack to help you get into the disco party mood.
•Crazy and colourful cast – Unlock and play as 18 of the grooviest playable characters from the Stikbold! universe.
Stikbold! releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC/Mac this spring.