Arrow Heads is a multi-award winning, couch and online multiplayer, arena game. Armed with your trusty bow, shoot rockets, avoid laser beams, and lodge arrows into the heads of your closest friends. Or if you’d like to keep your friendships intact, there’s a fully co-operative survival mode as well!
Arrow Heads began as a side project to be entered in an Ontario-wide University and College competition, the Level Up: Student Showcase. The objective behind developing Arrow Heads was to create a game that allowed its players to experience the classic fun and competitiveness of local multiplayer games. Using a unique shooting mechanic that simulated releasing an arrow, the design aimed to be approachable for new players to quickly learn the controls and hold their own against experienced opponents.
2-4 frenemies can duke it out both locally and online, or at the same time! With tons of unique levels, and utterly devastating power ups to smite your enemies, such as explosive rockets, electric tesla coils and leg-chomping bear traps, the term bows and arrows has never been used this loosely!
If you’re looking to mend any friendships ruined in the arena, there’s a fully co-operative survival mode as well. 1-4 archers can team up to defeat waves of menacing bears that come packaged with with an arsenal of axes, cannons and spear rifles. Compete for the highscores with a combo multiplier, and the unpredictable power-up spinner!
Getting 2-4 friends together to compete on a couch is not always easy to arrange. Using the Photon Unity plugin to build our online solution, players can queue up together from any region of the world. Players can invite each other through Steam, or simply queue up for a match of Arrow Heads online and be paired with other players also searching for a game.
What’s the point of being the best bow-and-arrow-shooter around if you don’t look good while doing it? Every battle in Arrow Heads rewards players with bird seed. Save up enough and you can unlock new birds to play as, fancier bows and bizarre projectiles that can be loosely defined as ‘arrows’.
1st Place - Overall Game - 2016 - ESAC Student Game Competition
1st Place - Overall Game - 2016 - Level Up Student Showcase
1st Place - Artistic Achievement - 2016 - Level Up Student Showcase
The games market is global, so to ensure that players would be able to play the game in their native language, the game is localized for 7 different languages and the results paid off. Some of the largest markets came from outside North America including Russia and China.