Diabotical is a fast-paced multiplayer Arena FPS developed by The GD Studio whose staff includes former Quake and esport professionals. It was Kickstarter funded in August 2016 and is expected to release Q3 of 2018. The game is set in a colorful robot universe. The studio, over the last 2 years, have come from being a media outlet for esport, to a full game studio, dedicated to bringing back old-school competitive FPS games similar to Quake and Unreal Tournament, and they are excited to bring Diabotical to the players.
During gameplay, players can pick up armor, weapons, power-ups and health pickups. Eggbots do not regen health on their own. 7 weapons will be available at launch.
Adrenaline-fueled game modes are available for all kinds of players, whether it's head-to-head dueling, objective-based team-play, free-for-all carnage, or something completely different, like time-based racing, or even a custom mod by a community member. Game modes include TDM, FFA, CTF, DUEL, CA, IG, Defrag, plus three new game modes including Wingbot (Co-op 2v2). The game will have plenty of maps but players will be able to create new ones.
For the esport experience, the game will feature matchmaking, ladder matches, tournaments and even world championships, all while sponsors and sponsored players get custom skins and in-game ad spaces.
The game was created using a custom built in-house game engine. Diabotical supports modding, player created maps and features loads of customization options. There are a few skins available to players at launch but more can be earned or purchased in-game. In game purchases are cosmetic only, so no pay-2-win options are available. On top of skins. players can also unlock stickers, voice chips, animations, taunts and more, making your bot unique to the player. The game encourages players to 'bUrself'.
Diabotical will be available on public and private servers and players will have access to a modding workshop, profile pages, calendar, chat channels, and more. The goal is to bring everyone together in a community landscape where there's always something happening.