A semi-sequel to Demiurge Studios’ Shoot Many Robots is all about pitting player vs player in a game of (porcelain) thrones.
Arena Kings (which has just entered Beta) is a full standalone title and not simply a multiplayer expansion to SMR. It’ll also carry over much of the kooky feel that Shoot Many Robots has… and will feature toilets heavily in its ‘Royal flush’ mode. Yes, toilets. Teleporting toilets actually. Yep.
Also pretty cool, according to lead designer Will Jennings, some of the suggestions and comments from players while Arena Kings is still in Beta will actually be incorporated into the final game.
“We’re taking our favorite parts of Shoot Many Robots and stirring in PvP competition and gameplay that’s constantly evolving,” says Will Jennings, lead designer on Arena Kings. “It’s like a big tasty vegetarian stew with lots of guns in it, but also alive and mutating and fighting other soups. While I’ve got notebooks full of weapons, special moves, and pants I can’t wait to add, what’s really exciting is getting to hear from players in the earliest stages of the game’s development and giving them what they’re asking for, sometimes in the very next weekly update.”
Pants? Uh, anyway- Though the game is still in Beta at this point, you can still get in on all the hot flushing action a little early. To try and snag a Beta copy for yourself, head over to the title’s official page here, you’re not guaranteed a code right off the bat, but your chances aren’t that bad either as new batches are being sent out weekly.