Released: 27 May 2007
Version: 0.6.3 (20 November 2014)
Developer : Teeworlds.com
Teeworlds is a free online multiplayer game, available for all major operating systems. Battle with up to 16 players in a variety of game modes, including Team Deathmatch and Capture The Flag. You can even design your own maps! Currently there are official versions for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. In December 2007, the source code was made available to the public under the terms of the zlib License. Teeworlds was released on Steam on August 24, 2015.
Teeworlds presents itself as a crossover between classic sprite-based shoot-em-up games of the arcade era and modern-day first-person shooters. It is played on two-dimensional, side-scrolling maps typical of theplatformer genre, but uses FPS-style keyboard controls for moving, switching weapons and chatting. The game also sports a grappling hook and double-jump mechanics for maneuvering. Maps’ landscape themes include: grass, cave, winter, desert, and jungle, which feature map elements such as spikes, pitfalls, and non-hook-able metal and rock in vanilla gametypes.
The main menu contains a list of game servers that the player can choose from. Teeworlds works as a client-server system. The player maneuvers a “Tee”, a ball-shaped 2D character, using the keyboard and aims and shoots at other players or objects using the mouse. The game also sports a grappling hook, which can be attached to players or objects. It is mainly meant to improve the maneuverability of the player, allowing them to swing through the map. The attachment to players is temporarily and lasts slightly more than 1 second. The grappling hook is controlled by mouse aim. The double-jump allows the player to jump once more when already in the air. This increases the jump distance and height significantly. The weapons are inspired by FPS games such as the Quake and Unreal series. Teeworlds has also been compared to the Worms series of turn-based strategy games.
The player spawns with 10 hearts and two weapons, a hammer and a pistol. Advanced weapons, such as the grenade-launcher, shotgun and laser deal more damage than both the spawn weapons, but only have limited ammo (10 shots). The grenade-launcher is a powerful weapon with a quirk that allows players to shoot themselves up walls or higher in the air, enabling them to reach higher points in maps quicker; however, this deals damage to the player himself so it is used sparingly. The only power up in the game is a katana, which gives the player a better damage dealing and quickness for a 15-second period of time. It changes the player’s character to a ninja, enabling other players to notice he picked up the powerup. Health and shields (acting as armor) are spread out along the map, which can be collected by players when needed. The player can gather up to 10 hearts and 10 shields.
Minimum System Requirements:
Processor: 1.4 GHz single core CPU
Memory: 512 MB of RAM
Hard Drive: 10 MB free space