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Decksplash

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Bossa Studios
Release Date: Q2 2017

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'Decksplash' Kicks Off Free Special Event Week

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2017 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT

Team up and take on your opponents in fast and frantic 3 vs 3 arcade-multiplayer turf-war action. Spin, grind, and splash your deck as you battle your opponents to cover the skate park with your paint!

Decksplash gets you straight into the action but you will need to practise your moves and hone your tricks to achieve the highest scoring combos. Beneath those cheeky deck designs there is deeper gameplay to be mastered.

Each Decksplash board has been visually designed by Bossa’s very own Dan Lish, adding visual flair to your tricks in-game. Skateboards range from Bossa Studios homages to a wide selection of creative designs, letting you customize your style!

Every board in the skateboarding turf war of Decksplash has its own personality and flavour - no humans required - guaranteeing players will leave an impression in 3v 3 PvP matches, where domination of the skatepark is achieved by nailing combos and the sickest tricks, splashing your team’s colour across the tarmac. Player skills are rewarded with loot during their online matches - switch up the deck design with this swag, to really stamp their identity on the matches.

Decksplash is available today from 6pm GMT / 7pm CET courtesy of a special Free Week, on Steam, until Friday, November 10th 2017.

In a unique experiment, the studio is aiming for 100,000 people to download and play Decksplash between November 2 and November 10, which will trigger the instant release of the game into Early Access at the end of the Free Week.

There have been contrasting reactions to the news of the Free Week from players, with comments ranging from the great and the good, to the bad and the ugly. Bossa Studios took time this week to explain more of the why they think this industry first is important for the game.

“Decksplash is an online multiplayer game. It cannot succeed without a thriving live community, as players depend on a minimum amount of other active participants to get a good matchmaking experience and have fun with it. This is why we devised this experiment: give the game away for free, no strings attached and, if people genuinely like it, then launch in the knowledge we’re focusing our energy into a game that will work for every player and the dev team for years to come.” — Henrique Olifiers, Bossa Studios co-founder.

A deeper insight into the studio’s Free Week can be found in the community video by Bossa Studios’ game designer and the in-game voice of Decksplash, Matt ‘Malford’ Alford.

If 100,000 players participate in the Free Week, the game will be released into Early Access on November 10. Achieving that target will provide Decksplash with the ideal conditions for launching into a sustainable ecosystem and guaranteeing a vibrant, competitive community.

Everything players earn during the Free Week — loot, levels, coins — will carry over to the Early Access version. Additionally, Free Week players will unlock and keep the Erik board set, giving them a unique part of Decksplash history that nobody else will be able to get afterwards.

Key Features:

  • Chain Combos - Linking tricks with grinds creates bigger combos and bigger combos mean higher scores... the higher the score, the more colossal your paint splash.
  • Create Tricks - For the first time in a Bossa game we give you GENUINELY responsive controls! Yes, you heard it right, in this game we want you to grind your deck and not your teeth! You have direct control of the board, allowing you to create your own tricks and combos to get the biggest score possible.
  • Shockwaves - Ride through your team’s paint to build up your Shockwave meter and unleash a powerful blast that will disrupt your opponents and cause them to instantly lose their combo!
  • Score Zone - Drop a Score Zone with your Shockwave at strategic points in the arena. If your friends can land tricks in the Zone they’ll nail a score multiplier! Work with your teammates to place this in the right spots at the right time.
  • Study the Opposition - Keep an eye on the other team’s progress so you can time your strategy just right! The size of a player's combo is reflected by the size and vibrancy of their trail and on-screen indicators show you their position when they are not in your field of view.
  • Dominate the arena - Get to grips with the layout to know where the best scoring areas are for maximum paint coverage.

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