Posts Tagged ‘Decksplash’

Wipe out! Bossa Studios cancel Decksplash

Bossa Studios, the folks behind Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread, have cancelled their latest game after it failed to draw enough players during a free open beta. Decksplash was a multiplayer game blending the skateboard stunts of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater with the ground-painting territory control battles of Splatoon. Were enough people in such a game to make it worth finishing? Bossa hoped to find out my inviting everyone to play for a week, setting a target of reaching 100,000 players. If they hit it, they’d launch Decksplash into early access. If not, they’d cancel it. It did not, and they have cancelled it. Read the rest of this entry »

Bossa bet Decksplash’s future on a successful open beta

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It’s never been a better time to play video games – wherever you look, you’re spoilt for choice across almost every genre – but it’s hard to shake the feeling that it’s a dangerous time to be making them. Studio closures are announced with worrying regularity at the moment and countless talented developers struggling to break even.

Bossa Studios (of Surgeon Simulator and I Am Toast fumblecore fame) are hedging their bets, and the fate of their upcoming weird competitive multiplayer skateboarding-thing, Decksplash, hangs in the balance. If the game – seemingly Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater mashed up with Splatoon’s turf-control-through-paint element – hits 100k total players during a free trial lasting until the 10th, it launches as a paid early access game. If it falls short, they cancel it.

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Splatoon goes skateboarding in Surgeon Sim dev’s Decksplash

Splatoon is perhaps the most pleasant surprise from Nintendo in years, a charming and inventive multiplayer shooter (of all things!). Squidkids slip and swim around levels, gushing ink to splat each other and win by painting levels their team’s colour, and it’s all just smashing. Obviously, it’s not coming to PC. But, er, Decksplash [official site] is.

Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios yesterday announced Decksplash, a splatfest of their own. It’s a third-person splatter where players paint levels by pulling wikkid sikk skateboard tricks, which seems a curious and charmless combination of ideas. Hmm! Observe: Read the rest of this entry »