The Game

Despoiler is a Team Objective arena racer where players pilot hovercrafts across the desolate wildlands, scavenging the valuable scrap they need to unlock utilities, upgrades, and win the game.

Main features:

  • 5v5 online
  • Team Objective multiplayer
  • Unique 'escalation' focused game-mode
  • Physically simulated hovercrafts
  • Beautiful environments and vehicles
  • Powered by Unreal Engine 4


  • Gather scrap - the resource of despoilers.  Team with the most at the end of a match wins.
  • Scrap can be found through the level, or contained in old scrap silos - destroy silos to release scrap.
  • Scrap is carried on the hull of your vehicle - it works like armour.
  • Drop scrap at your base to unlock utilities and upgrades
  • The more scrap you have the better utilities and vehicles your team unlocks
  • Utilities and Upgrades equipped in-match at the base
  • Steal the enemies scrap to sabotage their progress
  • Destroy the enemy base's core to end the game early

In development since the beginning of 2016, (prototyping began in april), the alpha was released in October, and the game has since been Green-lit on steam.  Targeting an early 2018 release..

We are on - our page is here.

The Team


Main points:

  • Small Team of 3 working on our first release
  • Studio name: Parallax Labs
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Passions:  PC Gaming, competitive balance, strategic progression , no 1-hit kills
  • Inspirations:  Mobas, Counter-Strike, Squad, Cliff Bleszinski games


Despoiler is developed by a team of 3 Parallax Labs.  Our goal is to create fun and strategic multiplayer games, where players can butt heads and get really excited about destroying their friends.


Elliot Gray - Creative and Technical Director

Danyon Fitzsimon - Producer, Level Designer

Peter Tran - Programming and Design

We also have, at some stages of development, a number of talented contractors working on Art, Audio, and specialist systmes such as AI.




Been a while since our last update, and we've been working hard preparing DESPOILER for release. Here's a quick recap of where we're at with development and what to expect by the time we release (soon!)

Gampeplay Trailer