The multiplayer battle royale game Battlepalooza is out now on iOS and Android devices. The over-the-top battle royale pits 24 players against each other for exclusive prizes and valuable gear in arenas based on real-world cities using Google Maps.
The game was developed in collaboration with Google‘s Real-World Games team and uses the Google Maps Platform. It transforms real cities into the game’s playable battle arenas. The game initially features Las Vegas and San Francisco. More city arenas will be added “on a continual basis.”
Here are some more details from nWay:
Designed for players of all skill levels, Battlepalooza’s combat utilizes a unique blend of strategy, skill, and a bit of luck — fast reflexes and quick trigger fingers must be supplemented by tactical thinking. The game’s arena-based battles are large-scale, high-action brawls that rely on the equipment loadout of a Role-Playing Game (RPG) and the character progression of a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA). The game’s arsenal of outrageous weapons creates a wholly unique gameplay experience on the go: gravity bombs, invisibility gear, sticky honey guns, and other wildly imaginative weapons are all at your disposal as you take on the competition.
Battlepalooza allows up to 24 players to team up with their friends in groups of two or three to play together with a drop-in drop-out feature for easy matchmaking. The game uses the nWayPlay social platform for the friends list and the chat system, and also supports the creation of team codes for streamers to allow their viewers to easily drop in on their game sessions.
Battlepalooza is free to play. You can download it now from the App Store and Google Play.