A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
About the game
Gorilla Stomp is an eight player game, it is played on teams of two players each. Each team has a gorilla inside the arena, it is controlled with a regular gamepad, it has to walk around and jump to push other players out. The other player in the team controls a gorilla outside the arena, this gorilla is circling the map, and when the player presses a banana it stomps on the floor to also push opponents out.
When a player falls out of the arena the team loses a life. Each team has 4 lifes, and the team that remains alive at the end wins.
This game was made by Bryan Alvarado, Carlos Villagran, Alhvi Balcarcel and Mario Gálvez for the Global Game Jam 2017 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
To play the game you need
● To download the latest version from https://foobraco.itch.io/gorilla-stomp
● 4 regular gamepads connected to the computer
● A controller made with a Makey Makey and 4 bananas
Banana Controller Setup
The banana controller is made using the Makey Makey chip, where 4 bananas are mapped to the arrow keys on the keyboard. You can test the game before making the controller using the arrow keys.
Shown below is the setup we used for the Global Game Jam presentation, you can assemble following this instructions or use a similar configuration that maps to each of the arrow keys.
To make the controller easier to move we attached the bananas to a piece of cardboard using adhesive tape.
We connected each banana to one of the arrow keys in the Makey Makey, using alligator clips. To make it clear for the players you can connect it as follows:
Player 1 (brown) to left arrow Player 2 (blue) to right arrow Player 3 (red) to up arrow Player 4 (white) to down arrow
You can add a sticker or color/player name under each banana to make it even easier to distinguish each player.
We also added a piece of wire, that was connected to ground on the Makey Makey and asked the players to always keep a hand on this wire, and to touch the banana when they wanted to stomp on the floor with their gorilla.
Please connect the Makey Makey and the 4 gamepads to the computer before starting the game.
This is a real picture of the controller we used for the presentation.
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