By Alice O’Connor on February 20th, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
If you?re ever looking to make me follow arrows and signs endlessly as a cruel prank, spray-painting the words ?Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball? on a wall would probably do it. Each part of the phrase intrigues and delights, and as a whole, well! I?d follow that circle of arrows for days. Well, I would if I didn?t know Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball [official site] was a sporty multiplayer FPS.
After a lengthy Early Access period, yesterday it finally launched properly. I hear it?s pretty great!
Let?s break the name down to explain the game. Robot: it stars robots, and you play a robot. Roller-Derby: you?re all zipping around on wheels, and it?s pretty dang violent, but doesn?t have cool ladies with cool tattoos so that?s a bit of a let-down really. Disco: its levels are big colourful discos, obvs. Dodgeball: you all have one ball and fling it at people to knock them out. Makes sense, yeah? Then it?s got fancy skill shots, deflections, power-ups, and cosmetic items to customise your bot. It does have singleplayer modes too, if you want ?em.
There?s a demo on Steam so you can see for yourself.
Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball is £8.79 on Steam at launch, but will go up to £10.99 next Thursday. A four-pack will run you £23.99 right now too, if you want to form your own cool dodgeball team with some chums.
Reader dear, I?ve played only thirty seconds of RRDDD, in a pub, and cannot remember much other than ?it was very colourful and I found the name quite exciting?, so perhaps you?ve been having a go and could offer some thoughts with more insight than this terrible drunkard?