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Sky Pigs [Multiplayer]

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rated 3.98 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight
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helicopter
multiplayer
jetman
omgpop

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May 31, 2011 | 11:53 AM EDT
  • Daily Feature June 1, 2011

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Author Comments

Sky Pigs is probably a familiar game to many of you, especially if you've played Helicopter or any of it's variants. We set out to create a multiplayer game inspired by Helicopter and by the neat distractions in the XBLA Indie game which also is Helicopter like, called Techno Kitty Adventure that tried to distract you with all sorts of crazy stuff in the background.

So in Sky Pigs, you try to survive the longest, but even if you lose your three lives, you can roll a slot machine to summon distractions, or even come back to life if you're lucky.

Playing With Friends: When you're in the game lobby, you can invite any of your friends to play with you by clicking the "Copy Invite Link" button. Just send it to them via IM or whatever, and they'll join your game. It's more fun that way.

** This game is CPU intensive! And we have to ESTIMATE the display of other players, so their silhouettes will seem to go through obstacles! But they die when they really do. **

Controls:

Mouse Click - Go Up
or
Up Arrow - Go Up
or
Spacebar - Go Up
or
W - Go Up

and uh. LET GO of the button you use to go down. derp.

REVENGE:

If you lose 3 of your lives while there are players still going at it in game, you can roll the slot machine for revenge distractions. There's even a chance to come back to life... almost in tact.

Leveling Up:

If you're logged in with an OMGPOP account, we add up the total distance you've ever gone and give you a level based on it. Reaching level 40 turns you into a different animal we used in beta.

OPTIONS:

In the top left, there are two options "Reduce Lag" which caps the frame rate at 30, which may help some people. and "Music On" which obviously will stop playing music if you turn it off.

OTHER STUFF

This game is really resource intensive! And yes, other players in the games positions are only ESTIMATED, so it may look like they are going through obstacles, but they are not in reality. It's only an estimate of the direction they are going.

Reviews


rubikksrubikks

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

its good as a single player game,

but it doesn't really benefit from multiplayer. There is very little interaction with other players besides the little "distractions" Sadly, these distractions just don't add much enjoyability for me. Your graphics music, and overall gameplay are solid, but the multiplayer aspect of this game falls terribly flat.


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iminlikewithyou responds:

Hey Rubbikks, Agreed that it's not as involving between players as it could be (network sync issues aside). We considered having players manually place barriers, or perhaps setup traps for others, etc. but as we tested out builds like that, it really took away from the beautiful simplicity of the core game.

Ultimately, we wanted to preserve the essence of the single player while bringing a social aspect to it, like we do with most of our games. In the end, we built a version that we'd much rather play with friends rather than alone. It's too bad our voice support isn't ready yet. It would really add to it.

Thanks for playing,

Joseph


nohomo57nohomo57

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

its ... okay

Would you like another kiss ass's opinion or a real opinion
This game is not the 10 everyone makes it out to be, its okay, even for a quick/fun game it fails to have substance.. 1 point for the graphics, 1 point for the fun revenge slot machine, 1 point for cute lil pigs.


People find this review helpful!
iminlikewithyou responds:

Can't win em' all over.

Yeah, the pigs are pretty cute. If you reach level 40, they transform into another animal, but I get the gist that you may not be reaching that, haha.

Have a good one Nohom


spectrite21spectrite21

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I wish

You could turn the pigs into bacon


iminlikewithyou responds:

It rains bacon with one of the distractions, lol, and if you come back to life with slots... you're not bacon... but.. well. I won't spoil it for people reading this.


cecoBg3cecoBg3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome game

I love to troll people when I'm dead :P


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iminlikewithyou responds:

haha, I see a lot of people die early just so they can do that.


KyshakkKyshakk

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game

It's too easy.


iminlikewithyou responds:

That sounds like a challenge, bring it on. =D Add "Swiftor" as a friend on OMGPOP and lets have a one on one, lol.