Shnipers is a local multiplayer combat platformer that I got the chance to play at Bit Bazaar. It was originally made for TOJam #9 in 2014, and is planned to get a full release sometime in mid 2018. Shnipers is being developed by Brenden Cameron.

In Shnipers, you and up to 3 friends fight to the death in a battle arena. It features tight controls and a quirky aesthetic that really tie the experience together. You must kill your opponents and collect their cores to earn points. The player with the most points at the end of the time wins the round!

The gameplay is far more interesting than just pointing and shooting however. Bullets will bounce off the walls, platforms and other objects, so you always need to be paying attention to what's going on around you! Even your own bullets can kill you! The gameplay feels so good, with just the right amount of visual, audio and feel feedback to make firing bullets feel satisfying without being distracting.

I played several rounds with various people passing by and ended up sticking around far longer than I'd originally planned. This is definitely a game worth checking out!

Shnipers is currently available to purchase in development on, with a full release planned for later this year.