Gameplay Modes

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In Blankos Block Party, there are infinite possibilities on the way you can play. This includes: building, shooting, racing, collecting or a even combination of the them.

For singe player you can test your skills in Trials or create your own level in build mode. Your created level or levels created by others can be played in multiplayer by grouping up. Group up with friends by inviting them to a group, joining a friends group, or use a join code to join specific Block Parties. Games can be found via the Party Bus, accessed through the main menu.

You can quickly find a game by jumping into the blue party portal match make you into open lobbies for multiplayer, while the red party portal is for trails in single player.


Creating/building

In game you will be able to create your own world using building items, materials and decorations in game to create one of the below game modes, a mix of the ones you like or even all of them combined. For example a you could build a ‘party’ (game) where you start off racing and halfway through it becomes shooter.

No coding is required in order to build your own world. You simply build a Party, design and build out your parties, drop inventory and toys into it, and then configure what the rules of the gameplay are. Everything can be done with a game controller or mouse/keyboard and the game takes care of the rest!

During building you can pop in and out of your level to test it as your go easily. For example if a jump looked too far, you could jump quickly out to test it before jumping back in to readjust it.

For a build mode overview, see our post here.

Shooting

Basic shooting game modes like death match (most knockouts) and team death match are available in the game. For team based games, depending on the party.

Racing

Racing involves completing an prescribed route against other players before they do. You are tasked with running through a path determined by the level creator running through checkpoints.

Collecting (Vibes)

Collecting involves finding and picking up a certain set number vibes (pink lightning bolts) placed around a world area. This can be the max collected within a certain time limit or the first player to collect all the elements before the other players.

To get a good idea of Vibe collecting, check out this clip from SXSW 2019. Enjoy the commentary from Jeremy and Mythical Games COO Jamie Jackson (JNOK) as he plays through the game.

Platforming

Rather than being it’s own game mode, platforming is an element which is incorporated into the other game modes such as racing or vibe collect. Platforming involves avoiding obstacles and using timed jumping and skill to get from one platform to the next.

Trials

Trials is a single player experience where you are honing your skills (such as platforming) in game. You will race against the clock to see if you can make the leader-board against other players.

Developer Commentary Video from gamescom 2020

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