Factsheet

Developer:
Firepunchd
Based in Berlin, Germany

Release date:
2018

Platforms:
iOS (Testflight press@firepunchd.com)
ANDROID (open beta)

Website:
http://killscreengame.com

Regular Price:

TBA

Description

A tale about life beyond the paywall. What happens if a game glitches out and breaks free of its creators constraints?

History

Originally created for the flappy jam as "Ridiculous Glitching" this is the pimped up mobile version with lots of added features and improvements. BEWARE: The updated game stays true to the original theme "make a hard, almost unplayable game".

Features

  • Retro arcade mash-up
  • 1 to 4 player local multiplayer
  • Ever increasing, increasing difficulty
  • Global ranking
  • Unlockable power-ups
  • Unlockable skins
  • MANY glitches
  • Different game over screens. Collect em all!
  • Share fails as GIFs
  • So, so many glitches!
  • Hidden hardcore mode

Videos

Teaser Trailer YouTube

Old Prototype Gameplay Video YouTube


Images

image_arcadeMachine.png
image_beautiful.png
image_glitchy2.png
image_home.png
image_icon.png
image_localLeaderboard.png
image_romCheckFail.png
image_shield.png
image_smartbomn.png
image_xhome_multiplayer.png
keyVisual_logoGlitched.png
KILLSCREEN_20fps.gif
NOWAY.gif
shieldKillscreen.gif
style.png
_KILLSCREEN.gif

logo
logo


Selected Articles

  • "I absolutely adore the glitch aesthetic and had quite some fun playing it."
    - Rami Ismail, Vlambeer
  • "A singularity of Flappyness, cloning, glitch affectation, pretend arcade presentation and fist-pumping chiptunes… these elements merge to form one cheeky, unpredictable and bastard-hard game you'll want to replay, and replay, and replay and replay to see what other visual and aural tricks it has up its sleeve."
    - PC Gamer,
  • "What lies beyond in the infinite void of data? One hard-ass game, that's what."
    - Chris Person, Kotaku
  • "...this game is sure to satisfy your weekly quota of “F*** THIS GAME” screams."
    - Brian Crawford, N3RDABL3
  • "...it's very entertaining and addictive."
    - Nick Reineke, Indie Impressions
  • "Flappy Bird + multiplayer + retro glitch hell, or, in the words of the jam it came from, “a hard, almost unplayable game”. As the level progresses (aka you survive more than a few seconds) the game distorts, colors warping and dimensions shifting. The challenge is even knowing what you’re looking at."
    - Porpentine, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • "This game just... Feels, really good."
    - Random User somewhere on the data highway,
  • "One of the best takes yet on the Flappy Bird mechanic, Ridiculous Glitching is a competitive multiplayer arcade game for up to four players on the same keyboard...A single-player option is included for practice runs, but the game only starts to shine when you can round up a few friends to play together with."
    - Tim W, indiegames.com
  • "This game just... Feels, really good."
    - Random User somewhere on the data highway,
  • "Hey, You Should Play This"
    - Patrick Klepek, Giant Bomb
  • "Ridiculous Glitching...ending friendships one glitch at a time."
    - Random User on YouTube,

THE AWESOME GLOBAL CROSS-PLATFORM LEADERBOARDS
are powered by https://globalstats.io https://globalstats.io/.

The game song without which the whole thing would be boring:
"You Kill My Brother" from Micro Invasion (Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.), available on http:.

The game uses the awesome Unity Glitch Shader
licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, available on https://github.com/staffantan/unityglitch.

The absolutely gorgeous pixel candies
found at http://opengameart.org from Master484 (public domain) http:.


About Firepunchd

Boilerplate
Changing diapers during the day and indie game developer (by heart) at night.

More information
More information on Firepunchd, our logo & relevant media are available here.


KILLSCREEN - Ridiculous Glitching Credits

Simon Cubasch
Most of the stuff


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks