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Plunder Kings - Loot, Shoot and Get Reckless!

07-03-2017, 08:40 AM
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Plunder Kings - Loot, Shoot and Get Reckless!


Plunder Kings Releases February 7th!






Plunder Kings is a rouge-like shoot 'em up where gambling and flying recklessly aren't just dangerous they're the best way to win. Play as one of three different pilots each with unique ships and abilities. Pull off daring moves while killing enemies to earn upgrades and loot then gamble it all away like the filthy space pirate you are!




We're currently in late alpha and looking at release in the fall! More info to come!

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Last edited by goodnightgames; 10-26-2017 at 08:34 AM.
07-10-2017, 07:33 AM
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Gambling in Plunder Kings

In Plunder Kings we’ve implemented an all or nothing gambling mechanic. The main goal of the game is to fight through waves and waves of enemies collecting the treasure they drop. The catch is that once you die everything you've collected drops into the ether with the remains of your ship. Play the game for longer and gain more loot but the enemies will become harder and more numerous.

So how do you keep your money?

Checkpoints spawn into the world intermittently. When captured the checkpoint lets the player choose whether to cash out or keep going with an additional life until they reach another checkpoint. If a player does cash out, they keep all the money they have earned and can spend it in the upgrade store to improve the attributes of their ships as well as unlock various different abilities.

If however you die between checkpoints you'll be given an ability to roll to keep your money. Roll the die right and you can keep your cash but there's a big chance you'll get nothing OR you'll lose money from your savings.

So how much do you want to risk?


07-17-2017, 07:28 AM
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It's Monday so let's share some screenshots from development. Here you can clearly see some of the differences between ships and one of the un-lockable ultimate moves. Enjoy!



07-31-2017, 09:03 AM
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How Does One Control a Ship?


In Plunder Kings the ship follows your dragging finger around the screen at the speed of the drag. Simple right? Firing is done automatically by the ship so the player can focus on movement.

Activating the ship specific boost fire is done by double tapping once the purple meter is filled.

In order to use your un-lockable drone's power happens by tapping with two fingers on the screen, but only if you've collected or bought some ammo.

In order to use your ship specific special take two fingers and hold them on the screen for a second. We've designed the controls for nimble/twitchy movement. Enjoy this gif from the alpha version of the game and excuse some of the debugging text, we're still coding!

-Lawrence


Last edited by goodnightgames; 07-31-2017 at 09:13 AM.
08-02-2017, 12:22 PM
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If you're in the Manhattan August 19-20th at Play NYC. We'll have the Plunder Kings alpha as well as all of our library ready to play!



08-14-2017, 08:24 AM
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For this week's update here's a video with some new in game footage of the close quarters bruiser ship "The Alamo".
08-16-2017, 03:54 PM
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This Sunday at 1pm we'll be live on Bifuteki playing Plunder Kings and talking about the game.


Come tune in and yell at us!
08-22-2017, 12:39 PM
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"You’ll be able to better your weapons by collecting upgrades as your progress throughout the endless stages. Attack everything because the more money/loot you get, the more upgrades you can make to your attributes after you lose. I found that more health is always the way to go and I was able to impress Goodnight Games with my score and skill with stockpiled health! Plunder Kings is an addictive game that you will have trouble putting down because the controls are simple and the gameplay is really fun!"

- Gamerhub.tv


New article out on Plunder Kings from Gamerhub.tv!
08-29-2017, 11:25 AM
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Curious about how Plunder Kings controls?



We're still working hard on it and we should have a release date within the next couple weeks. The gambling and shooting mechanics need to be perfect before we can give one. If you have any questions by all means ask.
09-06-2017, 02:54 PM
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If you're in the New Jersey area this weekend come by Parsippany and play the Plunder Kings alpha!



In the coming weeks we're going to have new gameplay as the gambling mechanics are balanced and become presentable.