Factsheet

Developer:
Dr Davient Ltd
Based in Brighton, England

Release date:
TBA

Platforms:
Steam

Website:
playblockships.com

Regular Price:

USD6.99

Description

The illegitimate love child of Space Invaders and Tetris Blockships is game about building the biggest baddest ship by blasting your buddies’ to bits and stealing their blocks - a local multiplayer party-arena game that challenges you to strike the right balance between speed, power, maneuverability, and of course fun! Build, blast, and rebuild your ship - all in the heat of battle.

History

WHen I played sidescrolling shooters as a kid I always asked myself "Why do do the bad guys always drop power ups?" - surely they would do better using those guns to kill me! It'd be way cooler if you could blast your way to victory using the fallen remnants of your defeated foes! So I prototyped the blocks for Blockships the Core you would build upon, guns to Blast 'em to bits, added Engines for speed and Power Cells to balance enormous size. On evening playtest in a bar in Beijing I figured we'd play for 5 minutes and be done, but 3 hours and too many beers later my friends demanded that this had to be made.

Features

  • Local Multiplayer
  • Classic Arcade Style
  • Blocks
  • Blocksplosions
  • Kick-ass Chiptune Soundtrack

Videos

Trailer YouTube

Gameplay Video YouTube


Images

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download logo files as .zip (110KB)
logo

Awards & Recognition

  • "Runner Up CEGC Best Game." Vienna, Austria, 17-21 Feb, 2016
  • "Selected for the Indie Zone at The Gadget Show Live." Birmingham NEC, UK, 31 Mar - 03 Apr, 2016
  • "Selected for the PAX 10" PAX West, Seattle, US, 2-5 Sep, 2016
  • "Selected for Tokyo Game Show Indie Zone." Tokyo, 15-18 Sep, 2016


Selected Articles

  • "That's what you get when you bring a horizontal gun to a vertical gunfight!"
    - Rob Harris,
  • "Blockships is an orgy with guns"
    - Dan Stern, Playism
  • "At A MAZE 16 - Berlin Almost as fun as Rocket League. No its Rocket Legue in space. Without a ball. And Guns.. ..Lots of Guns Yeah! "
    - Tomasz Piotrowski + Friend,
  • "The Gadget Show Live 2016 Dad: We're Leaving in 30 minutes; do you want to see anything else? Son: Can't I just play this? "
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About Dr Davient Ltd

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Dr Davient Ltd - is a studio (of 1!+) devoted to making games that are uncompromisingly fun. Founder Dave Cooper develops games with passion and inspires talent from around the globe to join him in taking over the world.

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Blockships Credits

Dave Cooper
CEO, Developer

Emma Kantanen
Artist, Freelancer

Glenn Van der Geuten
Sound Effects, Freelancer

David Origlieri
Sound Track, Freelancer

Sujan Mcglynn
Artist, Freelancer


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