This edition of Indie Game Night brings you the brand-new multiplayer game #IDARB along with a tournament for an Indie Game Night mainstay, Nidhogg!
What the heck is #IDARB? Well, it stands for “It Draws A Red Box”. What started as a simple red box presented to Twitter by developers Other Ocean eventually became an ambitious “chaotic 8-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game that is as inspired by Bomberman and Smash Bros. as it is by cans of soda, paint-by-number books, and driving five miles faster than the speed limit”.
#IDARB’s basic structure is simple – get the ball, and put it in the goal. Things get intense when the competition heats up, though, with up to 8 players not only trying to score, but stop each other from scoring. There’s so much going on here, it’s nearly impossible to condense the game in a few paragraphs: #IDARB must be played to be (somewhat) understood!
The collaborative nature of #IDARB didn’t end with the release of the game – the game also features “hashbombs”, special hashtags that can be submitted via a live game’s Twitch.tv chat window or replies to the Twitter account @idarbwire! We’ll be streaming the game play, so watch out for our stream during Indie Game Night and surprise us with some hashbombs!
After #IDARB, stick around for a tournament in the hectic and highly precise fencing game Nidhogg [messhof]. We expect more than a few capable players will be here, but Nidhogg’s also a game that welcomes new players with its simple control scheme and stark-yet-striking graphics and animations. Just let Indie GameMaster Matt Hunter know you’d like to sign up, and you could walk away with some Ground Kontrol credit if you win!
WHAT: Indie Game Night featuring #IDARB and Nidhogg Tournament
WHEN: Thursday February 26, beginning at 7pm. Nidhogg tournament roughly scheduled for 9pm. Indie Game Night repeats every Last Thursday!
COVER: No cover or cost to play! Grab a drink and let Matt or another player know you’d like to play. 21+ only, since we’ve got a full bar! RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!