Arcade Dodgeball ‘Em Up Stikbold Released

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE

Sportsfans throw all manner of things onto the sportszone, from stress balls to octopuses, but that isn’t strictly allowed. When someone flings three kilograms of limp cephalopod onto the ice, the sportsboss tends to pause play to sweep it up. Dodgeball players have no such luck in Stikbold! [official site], an arcade-y dodge ’em up released on Friday. When a wave washes across the sportszone or an angry swan starts honking around, hey, get back to dodging, buddy. Sport waits for no swan.

Stikbold! is dodgeball, then. Run, throw catch, dodge, try to hit your opponents with balls and not get hit yourself. It looks pretty simple, though some of the circular sportszones get… interesting. Some have obstacles, not to mention hazards like VW vans, waves, whales, and flipping bastard swans. It all looks like colourful fun.

Along with a story campaign which supports two-player co-op on a romp through the ’70s heydey of dodgeball with boss battles and everything, Stikbold! has local multiplayer matches.

Stikbold is £6.39 on Steam, which is including a 20% launch discount available until Friday. The first round of player reviews are looking pretty good! As is this ballthrowing:

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5 Comments

  1. Pazguato says:

    Looks pretty. Pitty about the lack of online multiplayer.

  2. Andelect says:

    Played this at the PCG weekender with some mates and It was so fun. We all came to the same conclusion though, It kinda needed online multiplayer.

  3. Elgarion says:

    I had a few plays with my wife (coop mode) ; very funny.

  4. Catchcart says:

    It’s good to see the Rymdkapsel naming convention (use-generic-name-in-native-non-English-tongue) works for Danish as well as Swedish. I played lots of stikbold as a kid :-)

  5. Catchcart says:

    Also: I can’t help loving the weird cutesyness of the (Danish) developers inserting obscure little Danishisms into the game. The traffic sign with the daisy in the background of the featured image is from a 90s tourist route guiding visitors through attractions all over Denmark.