posted ago by acp_k2win ago by acp_k2win +98 / -0

PLAY IT! (and give us a good review ;)

Clown World: King of the Hat

Projectile based single-screen arena brawler where you play as rival clowns pranking each other to find out who is the clowniest. Clowns need hats to be funny and prank so pick one up to shoot the hats off your opponents. Spend too long without a hat and you lose. Make your opponents lose and you win!

The game plays in your browser and requires a keyboard and mouse.

We want to thank everyone who expressed interest and encouragement, whether or not you ended up working with us on the project. Also thanks to the mods for stickying our posts.

And thanks to everyone who playtested our earlier iterations and particularly to anyone who left us feedback, much of which was incorporated into the game. I don't know how many people here have done gamedev but playtesting by members outside of the team is extremely helpful. After working on a project for a long time it is easy to lose awareness of how anyone who hasn't played the thing 1000 times sees it. The fresh eyes of outside testers really help us stay on track toward the ultimate goal of making the game fun.

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NihilistCaregiver 16 points ago +16 / -0

Ha you added in the clown honk. Nice!

acp_k2win [S] 12 points ago +12 / -0

yeah its funny, its one of the first sounds I found but we just didnt add it until the last version

Galean 11 points ago +11 / -0

It plays nice. You guys did a pretty good job.

Dual_Fire 7 points ago +7 / -0

This is awesome! I love it when creative people do cool things like this.

monkebrau 5 points ago +5 / -0

pretty addictive

NihilistCaregiver 4 points ago +4 / -0

what strategy works for you? i generally suck at gaming so i am having a hard time surviving.

DomitiusOfMassilia [M] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Shall I add this as a sticky to the Reddit site?

acp_k2win [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sure, the more the merrier

sneedger 2 points ago +2 / -0

The AI shoots very quickly, like the second it comes into range, but has a ton of trouble navigating the spikes. Once you realize that, it becomes fairly easy to game the last opponent by standing near the top portal that pairs with the one on the bottom next to the spikes.

Overall, unique concept, fun little game. I like that we're developing webgames here, and I'm game to help out if you want to make another. I know a bunch of programming languages, and I'm broadly versed in Machine Learning and AI.

acp_k2win [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thanks for playing and for the feedback. I think we were ambitious in our choice of first project requiring a complex AI. But our lead dev really stepped up despite this being his first game project and never working with Unity before.

After the last release we decided that the marginal benefit of maintaining the first game wasn't as great as starting on a new project even thought we know there is more we could do to make improvements.

If you want to join the project the first step is to make an intro post to our forums:


sneedger 1 point ago +1 / -0

Interesting. I think a thread here might get more activity/collaboration, but I might make a post later today.

MasksAreChildAbuse 2 points ago +2 / -0

Any chance you could post screenshots of the game for people on mobile to see?

Accessing the site on my phone doesn’t show anything because it’s not compatible to play. Just curious how it looks!

MasksAreChildAbuse 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ah okay now the hats thing makes much more sense. For some reason I was thinking it was a MAGA Hat game. But it’s literally all types of hats lol

WallBuilderBob 1 point ago +1 / -0