Heavy Metal Machines is an action and vehicular combat video game developed and published by Hoplon. The game is about armed cars competing in an arena, where the objective is to capture a bomb in the middle of it and then deliver it to the enemy team's base three times. The overall theme of the game is based on Heavy metal music and its culture. The game has been in production since 2013, with an expected launch in 2017.
Gameplay is influenced by Interplay's Rock n' Roll Racing. Other influences include MOBAs, Rocket League and Twisted Metal.
Vehicles are controlled with mouse and keyboard.
The objective of the game is to capture and deliver a bomb to the opponent's base. To do so, the player carrying the bomb must go through the whole circuit, with very sharp turns and hazards everywhere, such as lava (lots of damage per second) and Droppers (special areas that forces the character to drop the bomb if he goes through it). Players that are not carrying the bomb may take shortcuts through the course to help or destroy the carrier. These shortcuts are closed to the player carrying the bomb.
All characters in the game are divided into one of three roles: Interceptor, Support or Transporter.
Interceptor: The Interceptors are specialized in preventing enemies from taking the bomb. They have strong push capacity or good damage. Their goal is to take the bomb from the enemy!
Support: The Supports are focused on helping carriers deliver the bomb by repairing and protecting them while also disrupting the enemy.
Transporter: The Transporters are experts in delivering the bomb to the enemy base. Resistance, speed and agility are some of their skills.
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