A downloadable game for Windows

Super Blood Hockey is a violent homage to classic 8-bit and 16-bit ice hockey games. Experience retro-stylized ultra-violence on ice with up to 4 players using game-pads. The game is currently in Beta.

An X-input compatible game-pad is highly recommended (e.g. Xbox 360 game-pad). X-input can be emulated with tons of other controllers too: http://www.x360ce.com/

More information

Published115 days ago
StatusIn development
Tags8-bit, Local multiplayer, Pixel Art, Retro, Sports, Violent
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average durationAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, XBox 360 controllers
Player count1 - 4
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer

Install instructions

If the game does not run please install this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20914


Super-Blood-Hockey-Beta-v2.zip (83 MB)


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i would like to try out the full game of this when its done :D

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Here is my gameplay... a swede tried to have sex with an canadian at one point, strange game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10biqhKH0Zo Ps- how do I get the video to show, and not just a link?


Come for the hockey, stay for the fights.

for some reason when I click on the application it just won't open! please help!

First make sure you have XNA installed: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.a... - if you aren't sure, just run the installer and reboot anyway.

If that doesn't work, try running the application as administrator. Less likely is that you are missing the .Net runtime: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.a... Try that if the XNA installer doesn't work.

If it still doesn't run, post again and we can explore other options :)

I am trying to play yuor game but it crashes as soon as I try to play (after the team selections). I am on windows 10 x64.

Go to your windows 10 search bar and type in "Administrative tools", then find "Event Viewer" open it and go to "Windows Logs" and then expand the "Applications" selection. In there somewhere near the top, you should find 2 error reports related to the crash (it will say superbloodhockey.exe). If you could paste the entire error message here that would be very helpful!

I suspect it might be a missing .dll file related to Windows Media Player because once the game starts it queues the music, and this is a known error I have encountered in the past related to XNA Games. :) You could quickly try reinstalling Windows Media Player to see if it fixes it. If not the error report will tell us what is going wrong.

Application: SuperBloodHockey.exe

Framework Version: v4.0.30319

Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.

Exception Info: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException

at System.ThrowHelper.ThrowArgumentOutOfRangeException(System.ExceptionArgument, System.ExceptionResource)

at System.Collections.Generic.List`1[[System.__Canon, mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]].get_Item(Int32)

at BloodHockey.Game1.Draw(Microsoft.Xna.Framework.GameTime)

at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.DrawFrame()

at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.Tick()

at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.HostIdle(System.Object, System.EventArgs)

at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.GameHost.OnIdle()

at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.WindowsGameHost.RunOneFrame()

at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.WindowsGameHost.ApplicationIdle(System.Object, System.EventArgs)

at System.Windows.Forms.Application+ThreadContext.System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IMsoComponent.FDoIdle(Int32)

at System.Windows.Forms.Application+ComponentManager.System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IMsoComponentManager.FPushMessageLoop(IntPtr, Int32, Int32)

at System.Windows.Forms.Application+ThreadContext.RunMessageLoopInner(Int32, System.Windows.Forms.ApplicationContext)

at System.Windows.Forms.Application+ThreadContext.RunMessageLoop(Int32, System.Windows.Forms.ApplicationContext)

at System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(System.Windows.Forms.Form)

at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.WindowsGameHost.Run()

at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.RunGame(Boolean)

at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.Run()

at BloodHockey.Program.Main(System.String[])

That is rather strange, does this error occur everytime you try to play a game? What if you change up some of the options, teams, etc? Try running the game in window'ed mode and see if that changes anything.

I got it working. I wasn't moving the controller type under the team. Everything is working now. Thanks

Ah! that makes sense! That is my fault though, you shouldn't be able to start a game with no controllers xD oops. I will have to fix that :D

Faulting application name: SuperBloodHockey.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x57add60e

Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.14393.0, time stamp: 0x57898e34

Exception code: 0xe0434352

Fault offset: 0x000d96c2

Faulting process id: 0x2980

Faulting application start time: 0x01d20b91a94087c9

Faulting application path: C:\Users\fritz\Desktop\Super Blood Hockey Beta v2\SuperBloodHockey.exe

Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll

Report Id: 0f7e9aa5-943b-4480-bcdb-b2e9b8d799cb

Faulting package full name:

Faulting package-relative application ID:

Hey, I had the same problem just now. I realised it happens when you do not select a side when on the controller screen and you leave it blank. Make sure when it lists all the controllers to select left or right with mouse or keyboard. Then it should work. It kept crashing when i tried to start a game and no controller was selected.

Thumbs up on the game, it was real fun even though i lost to sweden 8-6 :(. Are you planning to build out the whole thing, career and all?

Yup you are correct! That is my mistake, it shouldn't be possible to not select any controllers xD but I guess that is the point of a Beta anyway hehe. I am glad you had fun with the game! I am definitely going to develop it much further including a career mode. thanks again!

Thanks so much folks! I wasn't selecting a controller either... I'm a fool.

Nah my fault. It shouldn't be possible xD

Hi folks - the menus load fine, but when I go to play there's a flash of the rink then it quits to desktop. Any ideas of a fix? I tried (re)installing XNA, just in case and it didn't make a difference. All the best with the game, btw, it looks great :)

I am going to copy paste my response to another comment because it seems you are having the same issue:

Go to your windows 10 search bar and type in "Administrative tools", then find "Event Viewer" open it and go to "Windows Logs" and then expand the "Applications" selection. In there somewhere near the top, you should find 2 error reports related to the crash (it will say superbloodhockey.exe). If you could paste the entire error message here that would be very helpful!

It may be a lack of a dll file for Windows Media Player. Try reinstalling that to see if it fixes it. If not the error message should tell us what is going wrong.


Made a video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py3FtUhSEIU

Thanks for playing and glad to see you guys had some fun! If you have any suggestions or ideas, I would love to hear them :D


There isn't much to add to the game that I can see. The game play is fun, the controls are easy to learn, the fighting happens every so often making it a cool little surprise, the goalie is difficult enough to block most of the shots but he isn't impossible to get past, and with are play through we couldn't really find any bugs. Everything in the beta can basically be considered finished you have done an amazing job with this game and we can not wait for the full version to come out.


Gave your game a go....



Thanks for taking the time to play my game and spread the word! I really appreciate it. I am very glad you had fun with it :D