this is a game
The Amazing Crackpots Club is a 2-4 Player competitive game where the main objective is to destroy the giant potion in the opposite team's field, while protecting your own potion from incoming shots! Similar in concept to Pong and Tennis-style games, but plays more like a platform fighter, with different characters having totally unique movesets!
To damage the potion you shoot magical bullets. To protect your potion, you strike those bullets to deflect them back. It's simple, but it doesn't stop there! Scattered around the stage are several energy pick-ups you can use to fill out your energy meter, allowing you to access a whole bunch of different abilities, unique to each character!
As each potion is struck by incoming shots, they'll start filling up with magical energy. Once a potion is completely filled up, it'll explode in a giant flash of magical energy and unleash a devastating spell upon the losing team.
Use everything in your power to prevent this from happening! Every character has these four abilities at their disposal:
Performed with the X button. This is the most basic of abilities, used to physically hit nearby bullets to throw them back in the opposite direction.
Performed with the Y button. Shoots a new bullet, it's the main way of dealing damage! Shooting leaves you unable to move for a moment or two, so time your shots carefully, or you won't have enough time to defend your potion! Every character has shots with different properties too!
Performed with the B button. The signature move of each character! These abilities cost energy, but are absolutely vital to be able to deflect the shots that are too fast, or too far away to be struck! Most of these abilities are designed to enhance mobility, but some also let you hit shots from a distance without having to get close!
Performed with the RT button. In addition to the energy meter, you'll also fill up an Ultimate Meter by striking shots and successfully using your special move. Once the meter is full, you can use a powerful ability that'll offer a huge advantage! Some characters can use this ability to summon some extremely powerful shots, while others have more defensive maneuvers that can block shots all over the screen. Every Ultimate has a completely different purpose!
That's the general idea. The game is fast-paced, and matches can get pretty hectic! Standard matches involve best-of-X rounds, but other modes, like a timed score match also exist. An arcade-style story mode is also in the plans, so you'll be able to have some fun even without friends!
Multiple characters are currently in development! The one in the gameplay footage is almost 100% done, and there's a second one very near that point. Three additional characters are also in various stage of development, and we'll be talking about them pretty soon!
There's still a lot of work to be done, but hopefully, what you see is enough to get a little bit of feedback for now! I always welcome any kind of criticism if it can help me improve.