#IDARB Skidrow

An eight-player simultaneous local/online competitive multiplayer game, taking advantage of Xbox One's ability to use 8 controllers on a single console. #IDARB may also be the first game to ever use a hashtag in its title.

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Overview

#IDARB, or "It Draws A Red Box," started out with a drawing of a red box. From there, the developers at Other Ocean turned to contributions from Twitter and other friends, eventually sculpting the project into a proper video game. Developed by Other Ocean Interactive, the game launch on the Xbox One in February 2015 as part of the monthly Games with Gold promotion. The game will also be released on the PC, featuring Cross Platform Multiplayer with the Xbox One.

The game has a character creator, allowing players to generate things other than red boxes for use in the game.

Hash Bombing

When a player is broadcasting their game, viewers can participate in the game by using text entries in the twitch.tv chat window, or by tweeting commands to @idarbwire followed by the game code (Example: @idarbwire #UAJX #langzone).

  • #achievement - Calls the Achievement Bot
  • #anytime - Get to the choppa!
  • #barrel - The play field performs a barrel roll
  • #block - Blocks the openings to each goal
  • #boat - The play field rocks like a boat
  • #bomb - turns the ball into a bomb. The scoring is increased when the bomb is active.
  • #boo - Spooks the players
  • #breadbox - Flashing Lights
  • #cake - Adds portals to the play field
  • #chum - Sharks hunt the players
  • #clown - Everyone's a clown
  • #decoy - Adds multiple decoy balls to the play field
  • #dopples - Creates copies of each character on the field
  • #error - Error message displays
  • #fireworks - Light up the sky with this beautiful display
  • #fizz - Everyone gets fizzed
  • #flood - Water fills the play field
  • #freedom - Opens the penalty box
  • #freeze - Freezeball activates locking the player in place
  • #friction - Makes everything heavier
  • #fullmoon - There is a full moon
  • #fungus - Camouflage covers the field
  • #genesis - Idarb in Sega format
  • #langzone - A tribute to world famous flash developer, Dave Lang
  • #lasers - Lasers appear which can put you in the penalty box if touched
  • #light - Turns out the lights
  • #llama - An ode to Jeff Minter
  • #love - Everyone gets hearts. It's all you need.
  • #minecraft - Play field is now 100% more mine craft
  • #moonwalk - Everyone moonwalks
  • #numbers - Displays player numbers
  • #octoberfest - Beer everywhere!
  • #phil - A visit from an African Grey parrot.
  • #rainbows - Players get a trail of color behind them
  • #redbox - Everyone draws a red box
  • #reverse - Players get dizzy and the controls are reversed
  • #ricky - Never gonna give you up
  • #shootout - A little trip to the wild west
  • #smash - Platforms get smashed to bits
  • #snow - Winter wonderland
  • #spikes - Spike the field
  • #tiny - The board zooms in and out
  • #toasty - Toasty!