Sporting some mixed reviews on Steam, Squake is an indie game that rekindles the challenges of the old Snake QBasic game with the hardcore deathmatch mayhem offered up from old-school multiplayer games like Quake. What you get is a competitive multiplayer game where players are attempting to kill each other by growing their snake train as long as possible.
The title was designed by indie outlet On5. The casual game is designed to be a simple pastime players dive into when they a few minutes to spare and cars they would like to blow up. The concept centers around growing a train by collecting cars and then blockading off other players in order to force them to crash into your trail of cars. You can see what the game looks like in action with the trailer below.
There are 10 different arenas to battle through, along with some that feature traps. On5 also implemented medals, trophies and some power-ups to collect.
There are five different modes of play as well, including deathmatch, team towers, domination, capture the flag and endless mode.
The game has rather steep requirements to be as lo-fi as it is. You’ll need a 3.0ghz dual core and 3GB of RAM to play it. At the minmum you’ll also need a 6750M GPU with 512MB of VRAM.
Some of the praise for the game is that it gives you a cool little competitive multiplayer experience that combines two classic games into one. Some of the criticisms are that the game has poor steering and that “what you see is what you get”.
Of course, you’ll have to decide for yourself if what you see in Squake is something worth your time. It’s only $5.99 and it does feature single-player options, online multiplayer, online co-op and cross-platform multiplayer. Partial controller support is also available.
If you’re been craving an action multiplayer game like Squake you can learn more by visiting the Steam store page.
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