• Will the game be on Mac and Linux?

    • The game will most likely be available for mac in a couple of weeks, it’s likely it will also be available for Linux users.

  • Will the game be for PS4/Switch/Xbox?

    • Hopefully the game gets popular enough to port it to other platforms in the future!

  • I am unable to join a game/I only get a circle with a cross when I join quick match.

    • The issue is most likely due to either your internet connection or your firewall or the person you're playing with's. Check up on your connection, disable your firewall and restart your computer and the game before you try to re-enter quick match.

    • Tip from Swarmed:

      "I had the same problem. When I verified the integrity of the game files it gave an error on one file which was downloaded again. After this quick match worked for me, so try it too!

      In your library in steam, right click on stick fight and press properties > local files > verify integrity of game files"

  • My stick dude/My friends stick dude doesn’t move!

    • This is also most likely to the firewall, please disable it and restart the game/steam.

  • Is it possible to buy a 4-pack of the game?

  • Yes! You can find it on our Humble Bundle store at:

  • Where can I get the game?

  • What are the controls of the game for keyboard?

    • WASD-keys for moving/jumping, right click to block, left click to punch or shoot and F for throwing weapons. Enter is chat. 

  • Will there be any updates to the game?

    • Yes! There will be some updates and bug fixes.

  • Will there be single player/AI?

    • There are no current plans for a single player mode in the game.

  • My controller spawns two stick dudes! 

    • Plug all the controllers in beforehand before starting the game, if you use a wireless one, connect it to your pc before starting the game.
      This isn't really a bug with the game, but with windows assigning all of them as the same controller (controller 1)
      After connecting them up and booting the game, press the A button in sequence (so not all at once) and it should work fine, if not, let us know!

  • Will you add workshop support to the game?! 
    • There are no current plans for this, although it may happen in the future :)


  • I'm getting Steam not initialized when starting the game
    • Restart your computer and restart the game and steam as an administrator. 





I haven't gotten the email for the open alpha! 

The email is most likely in your spam or promotions folder. In the unlikely event it isn't there please go to this link.

When is the game getting released?

We don't have a release date yet but we're aiming to be finished in a couple of months, the simple answer is that the game will come when it's totally ready, most likely at early 2018.

How much will the game cost?

The game will cost between 15 and 20 USD.

How many and which factions will be in the game?

These are the initial factions which will be in the game at release, we will most likely add more through updates and possibly DLC later on:

Stone age, Farmer, Crusaders, Viking, Ancient, Asia, Pirates, Renaissance, World war 1 & 2 and Modern.

How long has TABS been in development?

The game has been in active development for about a year.

The first version of TABS, the game jam version was made in July 2016 but TABS didn’t go into full-time development until around November of 2016 because we were working on Clustertruck.

How do I get the units in the videos shown on youtube such as the wizard?

Most of the units we’ve shown on our youtube channel will be available in the full game, they’re not in any current public version of the game.

Why haven’t you uploaded videos in a while?

We were working on some boring background stuff for TABS that didn’t make for good videos and gifs.

Why can’t I play Closed Alpha with the Neon units?

The closed alpha was only given out to a few selected testers and content creators and press. We will release it for those who want to play after the full release of TABS.

If you’re press and want access to the closed alpha now you have to meet certain criterias. Email with a link to your channel or other media.

What happened to the Neon faction?

The Neon faction was removed for the full game since it wasn’t good gameplay and didn’t work as well with the other factions. We might revamp  it for a future update after release.

What do you do with all of the suggestions for the game?

We read through all of the suggestions we get and some serve as inspirations for the game, usually with a twist such as having the Chinese dragon instead of a normal dragon.

Which platforms will be supported at release?

At release we’ll support PC and possibly Mac and Linux. A couple of months after the initial release we’re aiming to release the game for Xbox, PS4 and The Switch.

As for app versions of the game for mobile devices it depends on how well we can get it to run.

How can I support TABS development?

You can support us by getting our other games: Clustertruck, Square Brawl and Stick Fight.

Another way is to contribute to making the TABS community a friendly and welcoming place through suggestions and helping others!

Which engine is used for making TABS?

We’re working with Unity.





Are you not working on Totally Accurate Battle Simulator anymore in favor of TABZ?

We're still working on TABS, don't you worry! TABZ was our April Fool's Day joke for 2017, but instead of tricking players into thinking we made a fake game we made a free game you can actually play.

What is TABZ?

TABZ is a first person shooter, multiplayer zombie survival game that we made in ten days.

How do I download TABZ?

You can download TABZ through Steam by logging in at Activate your key this way:

Will you continue working on TABZ?

We do not currently have any plans of developing TABZ further and will focus on finishing TABS.

What are the controls for TABZ?

Sprint: Shift

Jump: Space

Fire: Left click

Aim: Right click

Reload: R

Crouch: ctrl

Prone: Z

Inventory: Tab or I

Toggle weapons: 123456

Ragdoll: V

????: G

Chat: Enter

Quit: Escape

TABZ is pink/purple/dark!

You most likely have to update your graphic drivers!

If you have windows, you may have to install the latest version of DirectX, more information about that here.

Why doesn't TABZ work on my Mac/phone/tablet/other device?

TABZ is only available for PC.