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Lemmingball Z

Lemmingball Z is a fighting game for linux and windows, loosely based on `Dragonball Z` the hit anime. And when we say loosely based, we mean with a big twist. Instead off the normal characters from the anime, this game features cute LEMMINGS fighting DBZ style!

Main features

  • Destructible 3d terrain
  • Ability to add your own levels/characters/moves to the game
  • Multiplayer with 2-4 players online or local
  • Good old-fashioned Hot-seat play
  • Slow-motion, like in "The Matrix"
  • Fancy graphics, like cell-shading and stuff
  • Netplay, without configuring or hamachi
  • Stupid AI to practice with
  • Blood! lots of it! 😄

History

LBZ was created somewhere at the end of 1999 and the start of 2000. It was my first try at making a game, up till then i only coded small utility’s/effects. LBZ was first written in Quick BASIC, for DOS and it had 800x600 resolution and sprites, and very basic gameplay. When the game became to big for basic, i ported it to PASCAL and then almost immediately to C++ (using OpenGL for graphics). After this LBZ quickly evolved, it got features like destructible terrain and slow-motion.

The future

LBZ is a bit of a "pet project".... it will constantly evolve. I don't plan on stopping with this, since it’s a lot of fun working on LBZ! Things i would like to create for LBZ in the future include:

  • Interactive levels, with scripts, triggered events
  • 100% mod-ability! Be able to mod any aspect of the game. 60% done.
  • Ports to most major game consoles

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  1. I absolutely love it! For what it is, this is fantastic.

    The graphics are great, and very silly which I love.

    The feel of dragon ball Z is really there. No other game has matched the real speed of dragon ball z (mostly because it’s kind of impossible too) but this is very close and I love the feel of it.

    The terrain deformation is fantastic and the ability to mod it is even better.

    I have one issue though, it’s just that the game is so close to capturing the speed of DBZ, it’s difficult to keep up with what’s going on lol. I’m sure others have got it down very good though.

    Great job though, you did amazing work and I hope to see more in the future :D

  2. man what the heck happen to this game it was much better before.

    the controllers are not even working properly i can’t fight back cause enemy keeps flinging me all of over the place difficulty on low when i transform the hair don’t even change no more so much other stuff wrong with this now.

  3. Hi! I noticed that while playing as Bardock in Onlineplay, when I try to transform I don’t see his yellow hair. This is really odd since only a day or two before, I was very psyched that he had a SSJ transformation! ^_^ But yeah, it’s really wierd cuz apparently other people can see the yellow hair and only I cant. :'( What to do!?
    Thanks in advance!

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