YamaYama, the bizarre Ren & Stimpy-esq party game from Icelandic Game Studio Lumenox, now has online multiplayer.
You can now join and host online multiplayer sessions. You can choose between playing with friends or go full on public and play against people from around the world. You can also hit servers with your friends and let random folks join in on the party. This should be really handy for people who want to be able to take a quick match in YamaYama, even without being around all your friends.
Additionally, YamaYama also has new AI Opponents, suitably in the form of monkeys, available to be added to game, and a simplified Kids Match mode:
[The AI Monkeys] are our very own dumb version of AI bots, that got born unexpectedly and added into the game even though it was never on our to do list. So if you want to train yourself or get the hang of things by yourself you can always create a match with 1-3 Monkeys.
The Kids Match mode simplifies all the game modes that it has on offer. All deathzones have been elminated where possible, so lava spots have been replaced with green colliders. We noticed while watching young children and non-gamers that they often ran straight into deathzones and got frustrated. By offering this mode, those players can get the hang of the game on their own pace.
These are all fantastic additions, and mark the end of YamaYama’s Early Access on Steam. The game move to full release on December 1st, and it’s price will change from the Early Access Sale price of $6.99 to $9.99.
If you’d like to know more about the history or design philosophy of YamaYama, you can read our interview with Jóhann Guðjónsson of Lumenox Games.