Bash-a-Boss is a casual game produced by us at Substance001 to support the cinematic release of the new Warner Brothers film, Horrible Bosses.
In Bash-a-Boss, players hurl objects across the office in an attempt to collect stars, hit their superior and avoid obstacles on the way.
To fire an object players choose from a selection of 5 choices, before using a slingshot to set its trajectory and speed. The mechanism works in a very similar manner to Angry Birds, a decision made because of the players’ familiarity with its use. While we did mirror many aspects of Angry Birds, we decided to add some new features to create a unique twist.
Each object within Bash-a-Boss has its own set of attributes, including weight and friction, so choosing the correct one for each level is crucial to a good score. Some level obstacles can also affect the flight of a users object. Throughout some levels objects such as fans pose a hurdle that must be overcome in order to reach your goal. To get a top score, users must hit the target using as few shots as they can, by collecting as many stars as possible on the way.
Bash-a-Boss was created with help from the Box2D World Construction Kit by Jesse Sternberg. This great library helped me leverage the awesome power of Box2d and create this game in a short time frame ( < 1 week ) and I do not think I would have been able to produce this game without it. The fact that the game was created in such a short time frame is noticeable in places and it could do with a lot more polish in areas. However, I am happy with what we were able to produce in such a limited time scale. SO what are you waiting for? Head over to www.bashaboss.co.uk and show everyone who the real boss is!