The GD Studio launches classic arena shooter Diabotical on Kickstarter


The GD Studio has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming classic arena shooter, Diabotical.

Diabotical is a Quake-inspired competitive arena shooter which aims to deliver high-level competitive gaming, focussing on classic arena FPS mechanics and free-flowing movement.

The game is being developed by The GD Studio, which is headed up by James “2GD” Harding, an eSports expert and former professional Quake player who has been involved in several top-level eSports events.

Diabotical will be a buy-to-play game and will include cosmetic microtransactions, with Harding stating that the game will not be pay-to-win in any way.

Development of the game has been underway for quite some time and the title is expected to be completed sometime within the next year.

Below are a few of Diabotical’s central gameplay features:

  • Enhanced movement system
  • Seven weapons
  • Power-ups and gadgets (no loadouts)
  • Armour and health pick-ups (no regeneration)
  • Classic game modes like TDM, FFA, CTF, DUEL, CA, IG, Defrag, plus three new game modes including Wingbot (Co-op 2v2)
  • Lots and lots of maps

The game will also include an intuitive map editor at launch, allowing the community to create a variety of custom game areas.

The game will cost somewhere between $10 and $15 at launch, and is expected to release in June 2017.

Backing the project on Kickstarter for a minimum of £7 will get you a copy of the game along with various cosmetic perks.

Diabotical will be available on Steam for Windows.

Check out the KickStarter trailer for Diabotical below:

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