FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2019
Up to 8 players battle simultaneously on a single touch screen device
New York, New York, February 11, 2019—Indie game developer David Taylor of Hot Chai Productions announced today that the finger party game Dojji Ball is available for download now on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, and Windows Store. Dojji Ball brings up to 8 players together around a single device in a battle of skill and reflexes that combines the feel of a tabletop party game with the fast-paced play of an arcade game. Players hold their fingers on the screen to maintain power while dodging the tricky Dojji Ball and competing for bonus items in the center of the play area. Grab the diamond for a power boost, pass the bomb before it explodes, and fire the rocket at your competition. Last one standing wins!
"When I first saw players gathered together in a tight circle around the game, laughing and shrieking with excitement, I knew this was the kind of game I wanted to create", said David. "Video games tend to have a reputation for being socially isolating, so it's a lot of fun for me to create a new kind of video game that breaks that image and brings people physically close together in an exciting competition."
There are no controls to learn or virtual characters to pilot in Dojji Ball. Players move their fingers naturally and play at the full speed of their reflexes on the touch screen. "There's a certain visceral and satisfying feel to playing with such a direct interface to a video game", said David. "When the Dojji Ball attacks, you simply lift your finger off the screen to dodge it as you would naturally dodge a physical object. People do it reflexively without being told."
Dojji Ball is optimized for a party setting. "Players don't want to take a lot of time to learn a new game at a party", said David. "So I designed the game to be instantly playable. There isn't even a start button—just hold your fingers down together and you're playing. And the inevitable finger collisions make for a fantastic ice-breaker."
For tips on hosting your own Dojji Ball party, demo videos, download links and more, visit DojjiBall.com.
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Dojji Ball is available for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows devices and requires a touch screen to play. The number of simultaneous players may be limited by the capabilities of your multi-touch device hardware.
David Taylor is an indie game designer and developer living in New York City. He enjoys experimenting with novel game mechanics and random flights of inspiration. For more information visit https://hotchaipro.com.