Double Action: Boogaloo Overview
Double Action is a stylish multiplayer game about diving, flipping, and sliding your way into an Action movie mayhem. Imagine doing a backflip off some dude’s face, then diving through a window, gold-plated pistols firing in slow motion. There’s an explosion behind you and somebody’s stolen your briefcase full of money.
Style is the core concept and permeates throughout every match. Style points are accumulated and determine individual scores and must be built throughout the match. Doing dives, flips, slides, and rolls is not just for show: they’re a necessity for victory. Accumulating style points throughout a match fills a style meter and when the meter is filled, it allows short-term bonuses depending on the style skill chosen. Enemy kills also grant seconds of slow-motion “bullet time” which can be activated depending on the situation.
Double Action began when the intrepid game developer and stylish Action hero Jorge Rodríguez (known on the Internet as “Vino”) envisioned a game more stylish than any other. Work began in early 2011 when indie game developers from all over the internet joined him to collaborate on their global masterpiece of style. Joined by developers like Nick “Dementia” Kochman, Abe “Black Stormy” Brookes, and many others, they finally completed the game in 2014 and christened it Double Action.