Action Portal’s Girl Rugby Dash is a low-tier, indie-style sports game centered around the high-impact, contact sport of rugby. However, instead of being a game centered around male rugby action, it’s actually a game about female rugby action… but the prime selling point isn’t really in the gameplay but more-so the fact that the rugby seems to imitate the Lingerie Football League.
Any man worth is salt isn’t likely going to complain about the fact that the female players in Action Portal’s title are scantily clad and barely dressed for the occasion. In fact, this is likely going to be the game’s only main selling point because the actual gameplay leaves a lot to be desired.
Technically, the collision detection and character physics aren’t terrible, but there’s just not a whole lot of meat on the bones. You can see what the gameplay is like with the trailer below.
As you can see, the kinematic ragdolling looks pretty decent for a game of this caliber. You can see how the character limbs bend and morph appropriately after making contact with other players, as well as things like tripping, falling, curling up, and rolling over when the on-field player meets the appropriate amount of force and heads in a specific direction.
If this were from a more recognized developer there would probably be an entire developer diary dedicated to the game’s player physics.
Either way, the core of the game centers around training up your all-female rugby team and attempting to become the number one team in the region.
You run your plays, tackle other players, and attempt to avoid being tackled as you trot toward the goal in the two piece sporting outfits that allow you to really hone your ocular receptacles on the more bulbous parts of the lower half of the athletes.
The game doesn’t take itself too seriously, though, and it pokes fun at the fact that the girls’ outfits are “funny” and “cool”.
This seems like the kind of game you would play on a livestream with a few beers. But if you were interested in seriously checking it out, Girl Rugby Dash is alive and well and completely ready to trigger NPCs for $5.99 over on the Steam store.