Learn all about this year's game.
Pyro Party is a custom multiplayer version of the popular arcade game Bomberman. Its action-packed gameplay allows for a wide variety of strategies and will result in a thrilling livestream. We tried to keep it as simple and minimalistic as possible. Here's everything you need to know.
The objective of Pyro Party is to be the last player standing by strategically placing bombs to eliminate opponents and destroy obstacles. That's it.
We've finally added powerups! This makes the game more exciting and allows for more strategies to tackle the battle and defeat your opponents.
Powerups will appear on the field if you blow up a tree. A tree will drop a powerup with a 40% chance upon being destroyed by a bomb. This powerup can be picked up by move to it and will give your bot a bonus. Depending on the type of powerup, your bot will be able to move around faster or the blast radius of its bombs will increase. The speed powerups are displayed as a lighting bolt, the bomb powerups as a bomb with a flame inside it. Do note that powerups will be destroyed by an explosion, so make sure that they don't get wasted.
Because these powerups are additional items and allow for different types of bombs, we needed to add more tile types to the list of possible game area tiles.
This might cause breaking changes in your bot, so you're advised to review your code before the new game version goes live.
More specifically, we've added the
S tile types for bomb powerups and speed powerups respectively.
On top of that, the types
H denote bombs with blast radii of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 respectively.
Bombs cannot have a range larger than 6 tiles.
These changes will kick into action starting on 01/11. The offline code already contains the new game mechanics. So be sure to submit an updated version of your bot before 31/10 at midnight (spooky spooky).