Factsheet

Developer:
Ghost Crab Games
Based in Philadelphia, PA

Project started:
2014

Website:
ghostcrabgames.com

Press / Business contact:
info@ghostcrabgames.com

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Releases:
Drive to Hell
Bungle
Stick & Move

Description

Hastilude is a sci-fi fantasy combat game for 1–4 players where knights knock each other off of their flying mounts then swoop in for the knockout. Players clash across multiple locations using a variety of characters, items, and special abilities. Take control of the arena by deflecting attacks back at adversaries, learning how to use power-ups, and stealing your opponents' rides!

History

Early History

After playing Joust in 2014 at the Barcade in Fishtown, PA, it occurred to us that no one had ever done a modern take on Joust, one of the team's favorite classic arcade games. What began as a game very close to Joust with modern graphics slowly evolved into a deeper multiplayer experience with varied attacks, unique character abilities, a fighting game style super meter, and more. Since development began, Hastilude has made appearances at MAGFest, Too Many Games, South Jersey Geekfest, The Boston FIG, Arcade @ Dilworth (Philly Tech Week), Gamescape, and many showings at The Philly Game Forge.

Recently

An Alpha version of the game is available starting in July 2016 to the Ghost Crab email subscribers.

ALPHA STATUS AS OF JULY 2016:

  • Three characters (Volstarr, Korbus, Capra) each 90% complete
  • Two versus modes, Eliminator and Melee with match options for each
  • Three environments with several arenas each (Wildwood is still very early)
  • Seven items (Shield, Burst, Nova, Air Mine, Plasma, Translocator, Speed)
  • Match Mods
  • Basic menus including Options, Credits, and a Tutorial
  • Gif Recording options for end of matches
  • AI is extremely early but playable in most cases
  • End of match badges and stat tracking partially finished
  • Two music tracks and most sounds are in place
FAQ:
  • May the press request copies of the game? : YES, contact us at info@ghostcrabgames.com
  • Do I have permission to monetize videos with Hastilude content? : YES


Videos

GDC Build, March 2016 YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (9MB)
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There are far more images available for Ghost Crab Games, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (1MB)
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Hastilude Team

Chris Hoopes (Ghost Crab Games)
Design, Programming, Sound

Dustin Twilley (Ghost Crab Games)
Design, Art, Sound, Writing

Adam Nash (Collaborator)
Music


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks