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Stick Around for Stick Veterans

Stick Veterans, a game I published not long ago, has been updated. New features include:

  • 2D Mode: you can now play the classic, platform-shooter style game, in addition to the already available 3D Mode. You can also play 2D Mode with friends in splitscreen using gamepads.
  • 2 new maps for 3D Mode: "Castle" and "Factory-5".
  • Fixed the issue with some Mac computers not showing any maps to play.
  • Other fixes/improvements.

Download new version on itch.io
Alternative link on Gamejolt


Next up on my list, assuming I do not shift my priority into other projects, is making a repository that keeps maps updated and allows for user-made maps. After that comes LAN/online multiplayer, which will be the most ambitious and demanding goal for this project so far.


-Kostas

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