A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux


GUNKATANA IS NOW ON KICKSTARTER

Turbo-Accelerated slice 'n dice 'em up! A Cyberpunk Murderfest inspired by Hotline Miami and Smash TV. Brutal combat with LASERS, KATANAS and the unique TURBO RAILS. Now on Kickstarter!



Download the latest pre-alpha build now! Featuring Local Multiplayer and preliminary AI bots.

Includes 2 characters, 2 levels and 3 exclusive Retrowave music tracks by Electric Cafe.


THE GAME

RUTHLESS combat system: one-hit kills, katanas that deflect lasers, bombs, exploding cars, and the ultimate danger - HIT N' RUN 'EM with your FEET on the SPEED RAILS!


Easy to learn but hard to master. Use the uniquely designed speed rail system to move lightning-fast from one place to another, as you decapitate and eviscerate your enemies.



OVERVIEW

LOCAL MULTIPLAYER: A multitude of co-op and competitive game modes, with every one fighting for themselves or in teams.

CAMPAIGN MODE: Ravage the city on your own or with a friend and uncover the secrets behind the Gunkatana Tournament! A deep cyberpunk story intertwined with knuckle-whitening arcade action.

POWERUP IMBUED: Change your murdering tactics in an instant! Designed by the megacorporations, powerups allow you to move faster, drop bombs, fire more lasers, heat-seek your foes and much more!


COMBAT

RAIL GRIND: The fast-beating heart of Gunkatana. No rails, no future! Zip along the levels at your leisure, but be careful: you can get run over!

TACTICAL LASER: The merciless lasers will bounce back and kill you, but not if you know when and where to fire them.

SPIN ATTACK: 360º blade attack, wreaking havoc all around. Fast and deflects lasers! Knocks people off the rails.

STAB: Dashing forward, sword in hand! Slow, but breaks through the spin attack.



RELEASE INFO

Gunkatana is currently pre-alpha. The build available for free is a demonstration of our vision and a proof of concept.

There are more characters, combat mechanics, levels, and a whole single player / co-op campaign in the pipeline. Check out the local multiplayer demo now, it includes early AI bots so you can play on your own as well.

We hope you enjoy your murdering experience with Gunkatana. Give us your feedback and ideas for the game, we're listening and will take them into account!

We're working towards a full release in late 2016.

Kickstarter is LIVE!!!

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PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

Kotaku's 51 British Games to look out for in 2016

"Think multiplayer Hotline Miami with this one. Gunkatana is neon-soaked, brutal, fast-paced, arcadey and very cool."

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The Guardian

"Gunkatana – a chaotic multiplayer shootfest, complete with grind rails."

"A kind of retro-tinged mash up of Hotline Miami and Towerfall."

"Each level has a series of rails which let players zoom from one place to another, allowing turbo-charged surprise kills."

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Rock, Paper Shotgun

"Oh, what's this travelator thing? You can speed across it in a single blur? Well, I suppose that is quite cool. I'll give you that."

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Don't be a Pixel

"The soundtrack feeds into the cyberpunk atmosphere and the swift violent gameplay."

"An even crazier and, to me at least, more fun Hotline Miami."

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Impact Nottingham

"As a lover of local multiplayer games, I placed Gunkatana firmly amongst my favorites at the event."

"...amazingly fun and is definitely one to watch if you like local multiplayer games."

"Even as it is now, Gunkatana is a game I'd love to have in my collection."

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STORY

The Gunkatana death matches weren't always the slaughterfest-spectacle they are today.

Some remember when it was different, when Gunkatana meant uprising and revolution. In the velas, the city's neglected shantytowns, riots turned violent as inhabitants fought for rights and citizenship. Back then, Gunkatana meant freedom.

Then the megacorporations co-opted the concept and now sell it for profit. It has become a way of steering unrest and opposition into the right channels. They're siphoning off the most violent and charismatic rebels.

Not all is lost, though. Among those training to fight, a feeling of dissent is growing stronger. But the corporation doesn't plan on releasing its grip on Gunkatana anytime soon…

More information

Published272 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
Rating
(5)
AuthorsTorn Page, gondorle
GenreAction
TagsArcade, Cyberpunk, Fast-Paced, Local multiplayer, Pixel Art
Average durationA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)
Player count1 - 4
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer

Install instructions

Welcome to Gunkatana!

This very first pre-alpha build features local multiplayer with two modes: Blood Credits, where you kill and steal money from other players, and classic Deathmatch.

Gunkatana is playable at its best with gamepads. We support Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 controllers, and more, check InControl's compatibility list: http://www.gallantgames.com/pages/incontrol-suppor...

We do support Keyboard + Mouse but it's still very rudimentary.

We strongly recommend Gamepads for now!


CONTROLS

L1 or L2: Grind the speed rails

R1 or R2: Fire laser gun

Left stick to move around.

Square (PS3,PS4) / X (Xbox): Spin Attack, deflects lasers & kills enemies

Cross (PS3,PS4) / A (Xbox): Stab Attack

The Stab attack breaks the Spin attack, and two players spinning will not kill each other.

You can kill a player that is grinding the rails with lasers and the spin attack.

There are bombs spawning on the map, once you have one (indicated on the HUD), press Triangle (Sony) / Y (Xbox) to drop it, and then hightail it out of there because it'll kill you too!

We hope you enjoy your cyberpunk murderfest experience!

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Gunkatana_Win_64.zip (127 MB)
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Gunkatana_Win_32.zip (128 MB)
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Gunkatana_Mac.zip (108 MB)
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Gunkatana_Linux.zip (109 MB)

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