Thank you, everyone! Hoverbike Joust is very much still alive! Will be getting back to it after I finish my first game, B-12.
A downloadable game for Windows
Race, joust, and play capture-the-flag on HOVERBIKES! But no punching, kicking, or weapons allowed! Your hoverbike is your only weapon.
Planned Final Features- At least 10 different hoverbikes with simple controls that are easy to learn, yet difficult to master.
- At least 12 tracks, 6 arenas, and 6 capture-the-flag courses across 6 different environments.
- Select your bike, suit, helmet, and colors, then tune your bike so it handles just how you like it.
- Semi-wacky but not-too-wacky physics. Moderate wackiness. (With ragdolls, of course!)
- Single-player and multi-player, local or online, with or without bots.
- Modes to include: Racing, Deathmatch/Arena Joust, Capture the Flag, Practice, eventually others.
- Reasonably low system-requirements. (TBD)
- Proper in-game options and re-bindable controls (controllers with analog inputs recommended, but not required).
- Steam leaderboards, achievements, and trading cards
- Would also love to add a track editor and Steam Workshop support if there is enough demand from the community
Development & Release- This game is a solo-project (design+code+art+sound+music) by Phillip Foshee, AKA Brantisky Interactive.
- When most of the main features and at least half of the game's content are finished, the game will be released as paid Early Access for a reasonable price (adjusted according to region).
Simply extract all files to a folder and run the game. Enjoy! There is also a readme.txt included with some hints, a change-log and a list of known issues etc.
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I'm getting into indie games and this was my first taste, and I like how it tastes! Good work, I'll keep an eye on this one.
Pretty cool but oh so hard to hit! I also think the circa-83 map is much more interesting for jousting although it's cool how desert is connected to the racing track.
Wow nice game! I like the physics. Also nice music. Can't wait for it!
I forgot about jousting. Jousting is my favourite form of violence! Awesome!
Thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying it! =] Have you ever played the original 'Joust' from 1982? Always one of my favs on the rare occasion an arcade still has a cabinet. Not a lot in common with Hoverbike Joust, but lots of fun, and I don't see it get mentioned much these days.
Actually I have! (had it on Gameboy a long time ago), and Hoverbike Joust actually made me think of it! Great minds think alike it seems. Another good jousting game is Last Knight Rogue Rider, if you haven't heard of it. Do you know any more jousting games? ;D
After another session of Hoverbike Joust I grew to like it even more. I congratulate you on the original idea and great execution! This really is a game I can easily imagine sinking countless hours into (with the leaderboards and multiplayer oh boy)
The barrels in the circa-83 are fun to tip over. This made me wish that destructible objects like this would be awesome to see more in the game (e.g. a little shortcut blocked by barrels or something like that). I truly enjoy this kind of physics-based-braking-stuff in games :) Or a tree branch that you have to duck under, if you don't you will hit your head in it and crash! Or water obstacles (or pits or something) that you have to kind of glide over by first leaning forward and then backward while accelerating. OR MAYBE there could be a trial mode with these features, that has really difficult tracks and obstacles and require very precise control of the bike? (I thought of this when I was trying to jump on top of the spawn points in arena mode, and to be able to do that and control the bike precisely gives great satisfaction, also making flips is fun). Or a mode that would have some sort of targets on the track that you have to joust. Well these are joust a couple of thoughts that came to mind! :)
Anyways, good luck with the game, I will be waiting the next iteration of it (and playing the last)! I wish great success for you.
ps Tried your other game b-12 and it was really great and fun to play, too!
Hey, thank you again for the awesome feedback and encouragement! You are right on the money with my vision for the game. More physics-objects, destructible stuff, and an unannounced 'running the gauntlet' mode (possibly using my proc-gen algorithm from B-12) are all on my to-do list already, so I think you'll be pleased as the game develops. =] The HJ fanbase is growingggg! =D