Cobalt (video game)

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Cobalt
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Developer(s) Oxeye Game Studio
Fatshark (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
Publisher(s) Mojang[1]
Composer(s) Anosou Music (Mattias Häggström Gerdt)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, Xbox 360, Xbox One[2]
Release date(s)
  • TBA
Genre(s) Action-Sidescroller
Mode(s) Single-player, Multi-player
Distribution Download

Cobalt is an action-oriented side-scrolling video game in development by Oxeye Game Studio and published by Mojang. It is in public alpha and is currently being developed for Windows and Mac OS X. A Linux version is planned for beta. In addition to the computer versions, a port is being developed for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Gameplay[edit]

Cobalt features several different game modes that are available, such as Capture the Plug (a variation of capture the flag), Deathmatch, TeamStrike (with one life each, inspired by Counter-Strike), Survival, and an upcoming Adventure mode. Along with these features, players can create their own maps with the map editor in-game.

You play as the main character, known as MetalFace. Some key mechanics of the game include bullet time, rolling (to deflect bullets), punching and throwing. All of which a player can combo together to produce an advanced level of play.

Development[edit]

Alpha[edit]

Cobalt has been released in its alpha stage of development at the price of €9.95.[4] Updates to subsequent versions of the game are free. The alpha version was initially solely available for the Windows operating system. A Mac OS X version was released on June 27, 2013.[5]

The alpha version's main goals are:

  • Local multiplayer
  • Introducing both the singleplayer and co-op Adventure mode
  • Introducing the level editor

Beta[edit]

In the beta stage, the price of the game will be raised to €14.95[4] and some large features are planned: A fully working level editor (and multiple editors), in-game level sharing between players as well as the Mac OS X and Linux ports[4] of the game. Of these, the editors and the OS X port have been released during the alpha stage.

Gold[edit]

The gold version will be the completed game priced at €19.95. It will include tools for sharing user-generated content, a complete main Adventure mode, and same computer multiplayer.

Xbox port[edit]

On August 20, 2013, a console port of Cobalt was announced during Microsoft's Xbox One event at Gamescom 2013. The game will be ported to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One by Fatshark.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reilly, Jim (2011-08-18). "Minecraft Dev to Publish Cobalt". IGN. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  2. ^ Makuch, Eddie (2013-08-20). "Mojang's Cobalt coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Cobalt v115 Alpha change-log". Oxeye Game Studio. 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  4. ^ a b c "Official Cobalt Website". Cobalt Website. Oxeye Games. 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ Kaplan, Daniel (2013-06-27). "Cobalt now got Mac support in v121!". Mojang. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 

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