Human Pinball: Kabounce Looks Pretty Fun


You might look at Kabounce [official site] and say “That is Rocket League with cars – football with cars with pinball.” No. Kabounce is clearly Pinboing with multiplayer.

For those not down with the hottest fad sports of Mega-City One, Pinboing encases players in a bubble of the miracle spray bounce-o-plastic Boing® then launches them into a huge pinball table to rack up Mega-Points. Kabounce looks it’ll be a bit like that, only with multiplayer (multiball?), a neon haze, and a splash of murder. Observe:

Kabounce will have two teams bouncing off flippers, into bumpers, and up ramps. Pinging bumpers scores points and racks up a multiplier for even more – you know, like pinball. However, if another player ploughs through you, they’ll roll away with your points, so you’ll need to plan when to deposit them in your goal. Developers Tivaru say it’ll have several modes, which I assume will broadly all revolve around pins and balls.

They started the game during a game jam in July, then decided they’d like to have a real crack at it. Because human cyberpinball is a pretty cool idea. No word on when Tivaru hope to release Kabounce, but in preparation they’re bouncing into Steam Greenlight.


  1. Chaz says:

    I hate to be pedantic, but it’s Boing® not Boing©. A small difference I know, but as someone who lived on a diet of 2000 AD and Judge Dredd in his early teens, it’s a glaring one none the less.

  2. rustybroomhandle says:

    Use only allowed inside officially licensed Palais De Boing.

  3. alphagator says:

    All they’d really need to do to avoid being viewed as a Rocket League-alike would be to change the backgrounds of the arenas to non-crowds. When was the last time you saw a roaring crowd around a pinball table anyway?

  4. Risingson says:

    I am kind of beginning to hate the overcompression in techhouse-based tunes used for videogames.

  5. Sarfrin says:

    Surely Rocket League with cars is, well, Rocket League?