A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Throw yourself into chaotic battles with stick figures in a huge variety of 3D and 2D maps made by our amazing community (and hey, you can make and upload yours too).

  • Free-For-All & Team Deathmatch
  • 3D and 2D game-modes
  • Online multiplayer: open matchmaking or invite-only matches
  • Support for split-screen multiplayer in 2D game-mode
  • Customizable controls with gamepad support
  • In-game Map Editor

Stick Veterans 2.0 is now available on Poki, a popular online games website.

The game is currently available in the following local sites (but you can play it even outside of these countries):

Brazil: https://www.poki.com.br/g/stick-veterans 

France: https://poki.com/fr/g/stick-veterans 

Italy: https://poki.it/g/stick-veterans 

Sweden: https://poki.se/spela/stick-veterans.html 

Turkey: https://www.1001oyun.com/oyun/stick-veterans.html

Soon, the game will be available in the international poki.com website. Until then, I repeat: you can play in the above links even if you are in another country!

See the relevant blog post for details.


Making Maps (Video Tutorial):

A word of note: Developers value your support; let us know if you like (or dislike) the game, and of suggestions you may have. A ratefollow or comment means a lot.

Thank you for playing!

Install instructions

Unzip & play.

For Linux (options may differ depending on your distribution):

  • Right-click "StickVeteransLinux.x86" (or "StickVeteransLinux.x86_64" depending on your system),
  • choose "Properties",
  • open tab "Permissions",
  • tick checkbox "Allow executing file as program", 
  • launch the game. 

Running as normal user should work fine. If you encounter problems, try running as superuser:

  • open terminal in directory of executable,
  • run sudo ./StickVeteransLinux.x86 (or x86_64)

If you have graphics issues, try: sudo ./StickVeteransLinux.x86 -force-opengl

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Legacy version 1.1 (Windows) 22 MB
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Legacy version 1.1 (Mac) 38 MB
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Legacy version 1.1 (Linux) 43 MB

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I just received the notification regarding the recent update, and my goodness I find it hard to believe that it's been nearly five years since I first discovered your game!

You can obviously tell how young I was judging by my old comments, haha. Granted I was 12-13 at the time (I turn 17 next month), but in all seriousness: I'm glad that you've continued to work on the game, as it holds a lot of sentimental value for me. <3

I'd say more, but I have a hard time putting my thoughts into words, so I'll end it here. :p

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Great, now i have to play this game in chrome with 1 fps webgl.

What a great start of the year.

I think this might have sounded rude.

That's because it kinda is, but GOD DAMMIT MAN-

Do you plan to update the game?

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It has just been updated! I've just posted about it in this devlog!

Just something I found interesting, is that you can fire a gun while reloading so you can just end a guns reload timer by just reloading before it runs out. An easy way to test this is just continually reloading the pistol while firing.

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Ah yes, someone had mentioned this and I have fixed it, but the fixed version has not been uploaded yet! It won't be long before I release it though!

is there controller suport on the game cause i mostly play controller, let me know and thank you.

Hello! Yes there is, but you need to set up the controller for both 3D and 2D:

  • In "play 3D", look for the gamepad setup button, 
  • In "play 2D", uncheck "use mouse and keyboard for player 1" and then press "P1 controls..." ,
  • You may also need to adjust gamepad sensitivity in Options. 

The controller setup will be easier in the next update. 

Also note that there is aim assist only in 2D game, so you might find it harder to aim in 3D!

Ok thank you also one more thing does it have Dualshock4 support

It should support any gamepad, so yes! It just needs settling up as I described! 

This game does one thing and does it well, what more do you want? Its a solid, low-size stick shooter, grab it!

Well said! Thank you! 馃挄

hello i just downloaded the game now i wanted to play 2 player using A keyboard and 2nd player using a PS4 controller it goes splitscreen and says fire to respawn i click with the keyboard and spawn but for the controller it doesnt work pls reply im looking foward to the game

Hello! For this, you need to setup the controls for your gamepad for 2nd player. Either do it in main menu, or press Esc in-game and choose Player 2 controls. Then, follow the instructions by pressing the corresponding buttons on your gamepad. Let me know if it helps! 

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nvm it works thanks

hello remember me

Sure do! How's it going? :)

This is one of the best games on itch I have seen so far. So easy to set up servers and play with friends, and the mechanics make sense unlike 99% of shooters.

Thank you, really grateful to hear that! 

Also positively surprised to hear that the multiplayer works well for you, in this version it wasn't as smooth as I'd have liked. 

Next version is currently rolling out slowly (more info on that soon) and it should be much better in its multiplayer functionality. 

i remember playing this game i will have to revisit it for the fun again  

Always happy to see veterans returning! 馃挭

este juego es espectacular, simple pero muy bueno.

Thank you for playing! 馃挅

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FINALLY A PERFECT FREE GAME!

馃挄馃挄馃挄

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Hey Junkbytes, have an exelent day/night, i'm here bcs i want to know if your new version is relased, or tell me when u will upload that, thank you! :D

Hello and thanks for asking! In all likelihood, you guys will see the new version around 20 of December! I will post about when the time comes, and can't wait for you to try it! :) 

when i try to open the game it crashes with an eror

Hi! Could you please post a screenshot of the error? 

um so when im in a game, it says pick a side, red or blue, when i click which side i want, it wont work, its stuck on pick a side

Sorry to hear that! Could you attach a screenshot taken right after you click a side? It will help me understand the possible reason. 

well its more that, im clicking blue or red, and every time i click them they don't do anything, the game continues as people start shooting each other, while im clicking the blue or red buttons and nothings happening

I can't tell why this happens, unfortunately. Sorry about this!

If you can wait for the next version which shouldn't take long to be released, I think it will work fine for you. 

In the meantime, if the problem is for team selection only, you can play in free-for-all (FFA) game mode which should be unaffected by it. 

I downloaded this game from 3 differents sites, here and 2 more

Why i cant see any players?, or exactly i cant see nothing, help me with this problem:(  ScreenShot: https://prnt.sc/1xky0hu

Seems like a graphic drivers issue, a few other people reported this too. If possible , try updating the drivers. Otherwise, you can wait for the next version which should fix this. Sorry I can't help more! 

Okiii, thank you!, btw when you will upload the next version?

Not sure yet, doing some finishing up and was planning for this month but my schedule got busy :( possibly sometime in the next month 

Doesn't work on the M1 (Monterey)

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Sorry about that! Does it have any specific problem or doesn't run at all? Does it show any specific message? I don't have a Mac to test it but maybe I can figure out the issue 

can it be released on android? and plz fix that there are no online servers in multiplayer i can only play with bots :\

I might try porting to android at some point but probably not in the near future, requires a lot of work and I'm already behind :/

As for online servers, next version will include this feature, check back soon! :) 

Thanks :)

I love this game

Thank you!! 

Good game, I love it 99999/10

Thank you! <3

But there is something I still confused. I don't know how to use the map editor. I want to create my own map so bad. I know the basic control like moving and placing blocks But I don't know how to paint etc.

True, a lot of things are not very self-explanatory, sorry about that!

I am working on an interactive tutorial for the next version which should become available soon. Until then, please check out this video tutorial (understandably, it's less interesting when it's a video):

Thank you for taking the time to make maps!

Oh wow, thank you for the tutorial, now I know how to create map, your game are awesome.

Have a nice day :)

Glad to hear that! You too are awesome :) 

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i created my own map it was a 1% hard and i named it chaos map because everything was like EXPLOEDING AND TO MUCH NOISE so thats why  i called it CHAOS MAP it was only playeble with 15 to 17 players

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uhhh ok? i don't even know what earrape mans i am 9 years old and i am in class 3

Hello, its me again! Just wanna know if ur still working on the game, and if u are, glad to hear it

Hello again, thanks for sticking around! Actually I'm almost done with the next release and it should become available sometime soon. Check back in a couple weeks! :) 

llegue despu茅s de 197 d铆as solo para decir que ya hab铆a pasado mucho tiempo jugando ya que me compre la tarjeta grafica y bueno... ADORO ESTE JUEGO 

Thank you, very grateful to hear that! Thanks for taking the time to post your encouraging comment! 

The game is very good but there is no sense in using any other weapon other than shotgun and/or rocket launcher

glad you like the game! These weapons are sure powerful but I think it's a matter of preference and depends on the map too!

Hola, tengo un problema con el juego, todo el escenario aparece en blanco y no veo nada, no s茅 qu茅 hacer <img src = "https://img.itch.zone/aW1nLzY1MzY3NzQucG5n/original/0i8KPA. png ">

Sorry to hear that, a few other people have reported this too. It seems to be a Unity issue with certain graphics card drivers. 

If there are no driver updates that you can try, the only thing I can suggest is to wait for the next game's update, which should fix it. 

Sorry I can't provide a faster solution, and thank you for your patience. 

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so no devlog?

Yeah, it might help to keep you updated on the development but I don't have a good ETA so I pretty much chose to keep you waiting until you can see the end result. Sorry for the delay! 

For the record though, the game's online multiplayer is pretty much complete, and I am now working on implementing fast matchmaking and revamping the UI and menus. I also optimized various parts of the game so it should run smoother. 

Thank you for your patience and for keeping in touch, and I hope you will feel rewarded by the end result! 

Cant download game

Downloading seems to be working fine for me. Could you let me know about the exact steps you tried to download it and any errors /messages you got? 

I just tried to download the Windows file, and when the popup came i clicked save file and then nothing happened. I will try again now

Let me know if it works, it might have been a temporary glitch. Otherwise I would suggest contacting itch.io for support, or try downloading the game from Gamejolt.com where it is also available. 

i downloaded it from the itch app. It works fine! Great game btw

Thank you! Glad it worked for you and that you liked it! 

Wierd assumption but why does it feel like a new update is coming soon

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Maybe... :) Not too soon though, it's still in progress. More on that when I have a better guess for when to expect it. 

Can't upload map?

Sorry for the late reply!

I have migrated the map hosting server to Amazon so it should be more reliable, but I guess it may occasionally have outages too.

If it still doesn't work, you can manually upload it via https://stickveterans.com/mapupload.php

"mmm monke love. But no multiplayer which make monke sad"

-ReviewMonke

Thank you xD

I'm still working on the online multiplayer actually, check back in 1-2 months when it will hopefully be ready!

cAN you include gun game mode pls? i love to see ythat mode in game 

Hi, I have this and a few other gamemodes in mind, I intend to add them in the future but at the moment I am working on the online multiplayer so it will take a while! 

why cant i upload a game

Hi, sorry for the frustration, I will look into it asap! In the meantime, please email me your map at admin@junkbytes.com and I will add it manually! 

thx

why does this happen when i try to edit my game

I wanted to play with my brother in this game but every time he joined my game it said he disconnected :( help

Sorry to hear that! Are you playing on a LAN or through an online connection? Also, could you tell me the exact message text shown? 

amigo  de verdad quiero jugarlo pero tengo un problema, cuando abro el juego todo normal pero todo se ve blanco. el menu, la as balas, etc todo eso se ve pero lo demas se ve blanco 

That sounds like a graphic drivers problem. I would suggest first checking if there are any updates for your graphics card driver. Also, what operating system are you using? 

estoy usando el sistema operativo de windows profesional de 64bits. una pregunta, cuanto es lo que pide el juego en grafica para poder jugarlo?

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You shouldn't have a problem with the graphics card unless it's quite old.

My first suggestion is to check for driver updates for your graphics card (there are many guides on Google, such as this article). Running Windows Update may help too. 

See also this article to ensure you are running the game with your dedicated graphics card (and not with Intel graphics, for example). 

If all else fails, I suggest you wait for the next update I will release, which likely won't have this issue. It will take a relatively long time until it's ready though. 

y justamente eso la gr谩fica intel est谩ndar de la pc XD

Hmm I think even that should work. If nothing else works I can only recommend waiting for the next version of the game. Sorry I couldn't be of more help! 

Game is great! I have an idea: in the original stick soldiers 2, there was a function that allowed you to make custom weapons. It is very hard to use though, so If you could make an ingame one, that would be great.

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Hi, I am aware of this feature! I had thought of replicating it, as well as more moddability in general, but it needs a lot of work and there's probably not a lot of people willing to use it (it would probably require 3d modeling skills). I'll try to find a more user-friendly way to implement it if possible. 

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Thanks, glad you liked it! 

i got some complains (idk if its just me or unity is drunk). the game some times when i play in 800x something, it goes back to default reselution whenever i accidentally press ctrl+esc. is that the unity engine or it is a problem ._

Yes ctrl + esc is a special key combo in the operating system itself to break application focus. Do you really accidentally press it so often as to be a problem though? 

yes, unfurtunetly. that happens whenever i wanted to check download progress, checking a new email, seeing class grup (if my phone dint got locked). besides that, i usually accidentally did it by force habbit ._. . if its not fixable, its ok. i can just try stoping my habbits of it. thx for responding tho :)

Oh I see, yeah it can be pretty annoying then.

I tried ctrl+esc on my windows 10 and it doesn't have this problem (it maintains the selected resolution when I return to the game). I assume you have a different OS?

There is no way for me to control this functionality in any case unfortunately, sorry about that :/

add rocket jumping? control point maps

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I'm considering control points as a gamemode in the future, yes! What's rocket jumping though? 

explosion jumping
using the knockback of the explosion it wil make the user fly

Sounds like a cool mechanic but I will have to try it at a later time, as I don't want to experiment with many new things at once! Thanks for the suggestion though! 

I am having some problems with uploading maps, it gives me the message "Server error" all the time, i have tried many to test with AI in both FFA, Team and flags, and all waypoints are set,  Can i get some help please

Sorry about that, it's my web hosting's fault, their uptime /latency is horrible. I'll try to move to a better one within the week.

Until then, please send your map at admin@junkbytes.com and I will manually add it. 

Sorry for the inconvenience! 

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