70s themed dodgeball game Stikbold! releasing in early April
Game Swing have announced that their 70s themed dodgeball game Stikbold! will be released early next month on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The release of Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure won’t be simultaneous however: the game will hit PC on April 1, PS4 on April 5 and Xbox One on April 8. Utilising simple twin-stick controls, Stikbold! is a “fast-paced approximation of the game of dodgeball, complete with off-court hazards, random events and boss battles.”
The game was entered into the Nordic Game Jam three years ago – winning the award for being the “most fun” out of all submissions. Recognising they had the seed of a something special, the team decided to develop the prototype into a full game – and three years later, we have the result.
“From game jam to console – it’s been quite the ride,” says Jacob Herold, CEO and founder, Game Swing. “Whether it’s been at PAX or GDC, everyone who’s had the opportunity to play early builds of Stikbold! has enjoyed its accessibility, playability and sense of humour – comparing it to old school multiplayer games like Bomberman. We can’t wait to get it into the hands of console and PC players this April.”
The game will be priced at £7.99, and will offer a 20% discount during its launch period. See a trailer above, and some screenshots below.