Sacrifice Your Friends is a chaotic party brawler with a funny and cartoon art style, set in the universe of legendary author H. P. Lovecraft. Host mad brawls locally or online with up to 4 players across dynamic arenas, or test your skills in single-player / co-op challenges!
Embrace insanity with your friends and loved ones, and embark on this crazy journey into the world of Cthulhu. With intuitive gameplay and approachable controls, Sacrifice Your Friends is a game for everyone!
Battle your friends at home, at work or over the endless nether realms of the internet: Sacrifice Your Friends features full support for online and local multiplayer! Quickmatch and public lobbies makes lack of friendships a non-issue: play with anyone, anywhere, anytime!
Of course, different players can have different platforms and still be friends! Sacrifice Your Friends’ online multiplayer will be playable cross-platforms and offers support for mixing-in local couch-play.
Sacrifice your Friends support:
- Couch play
- Online play
- Couch + Online play
- Cross-platform play
We created Sacrifice Your Friends with a desire to bring an inclusive game experience that could be played and enjoyed by everyone. The simple controls and limited online interaction make the game suitable for all age groups.
While we made the game easy to pick up, we certainly did not forget about experienced players either. Veteran players will find countless little ways in which they can hone their skills and improve their plays. Official tournaments will awards exclusive rewards to those who can fight their way to the top!
With its lighthearted take on Lovecraft’s work, Sacrifice Your Friends is a nice way to introduce newcomers to this dense and mysterious universe. Enthusiasts of the Cthulhu mythos, on the other hand, will also have a good laugh at the numerous references to H. P. Lovecraft stories.
Sacrifice your friends, sacrifice your kin, sacrifice your coworkers… SYF is the video game that will spice up your party, whatever the occasion!
Play with everybody!
Discover the world of Cthulhu through the delightful art style of Sacrifice Your Friends. We strive to make our world lighthearted yet faithful to the spirit of Lovecraft’s work. Dirty fighting and terrors from outer space have rarely been so nice! Newcomers of all ages will find an easy time getting into the spirit of the theme, while long-time fans will find countless little things in which we nod to the Mythos.
On release, Sacrifice Your Friends will features over 20 arenas spread across 4 different environments from the Cthulhu mythos: Innsmouth, Rural New-England, the Nameless City and the Mountains of Madness.
We designed each arena with unique features and deadly hazards. A keen awareness of your surroundings is key to success in SYF. You never know when solid ground may get flooded by dark sludge, mauled by a giant tentacle, or trampled by hordes of albino penguins.
Taking hits in SYF is not the end of the world. In fact, as long as you can stay in the arena, it may actually help you. Each blow you receive increase your stress meter, and, once it’s full, all hell breaks loose! The sheer power of your madness will transform you into a monstrous avatar of your Cult, a being of devastating power and singular abilities. However, the metamorphosis is not permanent. Your stress will subside over time and you will be forced back into your original form.
The game has several Cult to choose from, each focusing on a Great Old One of the Lovecraft Mythos. Which will you choose? The Avatar of Cthulhu is mobile and powerful; the Avatar of Nyarlathotep is technical and deadly; the Avatar of Dagon is obnoxious and reek of rotten fish; and there's more to be found in-game!
Sacrifice Your Friends does not end with victory in the arena and endless glory is not your only reward. Each sacrifice accomplished, each victory achieved, each challenge completed, will expand your Cult with new cosmetic characters, skins and head accessories.
But progression isn’t just for show: your sacrifices will please whatever Great Old One you serve. They are sure to bless their dedicated cultist with new and improved abilities, which you will use to wreak havoc in the arena.
Variety is the spice of life, and Sacrifice Your Friends features several game modes for all to enjoy. We offer classic "players versus players" Deathmatches and King of the Hill with plenty of fun occasions to be terrible friends. Players will also be able to hone their skills and explore the story of SYF with our single-player / co-op campaign.
All game modes can be played online or local. Invite your friends for a game, enter a public lobby or join up an online quickmatch and get straight into the action! Mix couch-play and online, play online cross-platform. We have it all!
Follow us to know about the official tournaments that will be held regularly. Test your skills and win exclusive Skins!
As we get closer to the finish line, we decided to bring Sacrifice Your Friends to Kickstarter. The goal is to reach the community and work with it to create the best experience of SYF as possible!
Ultimately, the success of our game depends on you. Without you and all our other community members, Sacrifice Your Friends is nothing. As a party brawler, all the fun comes from playing with other people; the community experience and feedback are crucial for this project. We want you to see a part of yourself in this game.
With your support, we will be able to make the best experience possible!
Astrolabe Interactive is a Montreal-based game studio founded in 2018. Its the mad project of Alexis Harvey and Manuel Bergeron, two game designers graduate of University of Montreal. Over one year, the studio expanded with over fifteen talented team members, quickly causing the studio to overflow from Manuel’s living room into more permanent quarters. Sacrifice Your Friends, the studio’s debut title, is much like Astrolabe Interactive itself: friendly, inclusive… and a tad bit insane!
We cannot thank you enough for being with us; your support means the world to us! And to the Great Old Ones ^(;,;)^.
If you’re excited about the game, you can help us by spread the word about our campaign. With your help, we can bring Sacrifice Your Friends to a whole new level.
Risks and challenges
Kickstarter projects often come with a certain level of risk for the backer and we are aware of that. However, we want to reassure you that Sacrifice Your Friends will ship, no matter what happens during this campaign.
We are already more than halfway through the production and we are focusing right now to give you the best experience of Sacrifice Your Friends we can. Our team is more motivated than ever and for all these reasons, we consider SYF a low-risk project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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