#IDARB, the bananas, quasi-crowd sourced, indie experiment-turned-crazy-multiplayer-game has arrived early on XBox One for XBox Live Gold members (free to boot)! #IDARB defies easy explanation, but it’s a pixel art, multiplayer sports game. Kind of a throwback to an earlier time of simpler graphics and simpler controls but with some modern twists. For one, spectators can use a unique match code to tweet modifiers that immediately effect gameplay. From Wired: “Each game gets a unique alphanumeric hashtag, displayed in the corner of the screen. Spectators use this hashtag with keyword ‘hashbombs’ like #reverse, #freeze, or #clown in tweets or Twitch chat to make wonderfully strange things happen in the game. They can turn the ball into a bomb, for example, or invert everyone’s controls. They can have a crudely-pixellated Rick Astley croon ‘Never Gonna Give You Up,’ because who wouldn’t want to do that?”
So where does Skybound and The Walking Dead fit into this? The #IDARB devs have included a bunch of pre-existing teams and Skybound is one of them! When you play #IDARB, you can play with Team Skybound, which consists of Rick Grimes, Michonne, Invincible, Atom Eve, Tech Jacket, Science Dog, Super Dinosaur, and a walker! RAD!
As mentioned, Wired.com has a really good article on how Twitter not only shaped #IDARB but how it will continue to play a part in the game.
Watch TESTED play the game with developer Mike Mika RIGHT HERE:
What is it with all these pixel games? Are we reverting to our old ways?
Yo i blame hipsters, once they got old enough to rule the world suddenly everythings pixel art, giant scarves and new girl, if it wasnt for sick ass sundays and way dope wednesdays i swear i shoot myself in the mouth with all the bunkness we endure daily, THANK YOU CAPTAIN KIRKMAN!!
Aaaand i just realized this makes me sound crazy, hahaha obviously an over exaggeration but i do love the bread, most exciting part of my day