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A Brand New Bounty of Indie Fighting Games to Go Nuts For - February 2022 - Odd Nugget

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Its all fun and games until someone gets hurt doesnt apply to fighting games.

Also of interest...

Fighting games can be great fun to play. Take a look at these awesome picks and pick up your controller!


City of Rampage


City of Rampage video game Developed by Zhengis Tasbolatov and published by Zhengis Tasbolatov

Developed by Zhengis Tasbolatov and published by Zhengis Tasbolatov

City of Rampage is a side-scrolling beat'em up game inspired by such SEGA Classics as "Streets of Rage" and "Comix Zone", with advanced fighting mechanics, with challenging tough enemies and even tougher bosses.

This journey won't be easy, but beautiful hand drawn visuals and dope soundtracks will make sure you will be coming back for more.

See you in City of Rampage!

City of Rampage

City of Rampage video game Developed by Zhengis Tasbolatov and published by Zhengis Tasbolatov video screen

More about this game here.


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EGGNOGG


EGGNOGG video game by Madgarden

Made by Madgarden

NEWS:

EGGNOGG is here!, with many cool new features...

Deeper, more nuanced swordplay. Trap and press your opponent's blade, push them off-balance and force them into a pit of spikes or stab them in the legs. Disarm them with a perfectly timed parry and thrust. Execute the FLECHE and run them through with a surprise attack.

Funkier maps.

Slide down the walls. You know you love it.

Controller config

More tunes

More colours

SKELETONS and BUGS (scorpions, not glitches) and stuff

What's New:

Added two new maps, just in time for STABMAS. Have fun stabbing! And don't forget to stab this holiday.

EGGNOGG, a competitive arcade game of immortals sword-fighting to the death.Stab each other, hurl and ricochet your swords off of the walls and ceilings, engage in pugilism, jump over spike pits to make it past your eternal foe and reach the far end of the strange complex. Hurl yourself triumphantly, and finally, into the EGGNOGG.Includes procedurally generated bytebeat tunes that you can edit live, and also create additional songs.Created originally for the 2013 March TOJam as a re-imagining and parody of NIDHOGG (while awaiting the release of NIDHOGG).EGGNOGGEGGNOGG is awesome on custom arcade cabinets.EGGNOGG was a finalist at the 2014 Canadian Videogame Awards!YoutubersLet's Players: Feel free to record and do whatever you like with videos of EGGNOGGEGGNOGGEGGNOGG community on itch.io: at madgarden.net follow madgarden on Twitter

EGGNOGG

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Dragon Fist: VR Kung Fu


Dragon Fist: VR Kung Fu video game Developed by Ben Olding Games and published by Ben Olding Games

Developed by Ben Olding Games and published by Ben Olding Games

First person VR Kung Fu combat against a variety of different opponents, with a variety of different fighting styles, tactics, special moves and back stories.

Defeat the Dragon Master.. and the rest

When a powerful, ruthless master emerges in the world of martial arts, it awakens many emotions. From the ambitious master looking for a challenge, to the wronged peasant sworn to revenge, to the jealous emperor who wants to be the sole ruler of the people, it brings out many people to fight each other and achieve their own goals.

Step into your own kung fu movie inspired by colourful characters inspired by Chinese and Hong Kong martial arts movies across the decades. Whether you fancy playing as an old wise master, or a young gifted female kung fu student, or a shaolin monk, bruce lee inspired character, samurai or a ninja there's bound to be someone for you...

Symmetric Physics Based Combat

When you learn how to adapt, you will be unstoppable... When you redirect your opponents energy: you force him to change. So in essence he defeats himself."

Block attacks with your hands or forearms, or bob and weave, push their arms out the way, or move about, how you fight is up to you. But your opponents might use different strategies also, so you must learn how to foresee their attacks and how best to attack them.

You opponents all have the same controls as you, no advantage, no disadvantage. Except on easier levels they will have less strength - they will also have their speed and intelligence reduced.

Variety

Fight in different scenes an atmospheres inspired by movies, like the dark Red Flower Cult, the misty bamboo forest, kung fu school, (early 20th century) boxing ring many move

40 different characters that have various colourful costumes and have their own special moves to learn and use. Each character has their own fighting style to fight against aswell as a perk and a weakness

So, take a deep breath, make a fist and prepare to battle your way to victory

Dragon Fist: VR Kung Fu

Dragon Fist: VR Kung Fu video game Developed by Ben Olding Games and published by Ben Olding Games video screen

More about this game here.


Down and Out


Down and Out video game Developed by Zatun and published by Zatun

Developed by Zatun and published by Zatun

Prepare for a brand new challenge. A truly immersive experience of surviving on the city streets awaits you, as you battle to prove yourself as the toughest and meanest! Fight, make money and become the king of the streets in the all-new VR fighting game from Zatun - Down Out!Experience the life of a ruthless street brawler with no place to call home, as you build both your wealth and reputation by punching your way through the opposition! But this is only the beginning! Play the right cards and throw the right punches, and battle your way through the street fighting circles. You might have started with nothing, but you can end up as the richest, most badass person in the city.Down and Out gives you, the player, the ability to forge your own path. With a broad open world and a freestyle combat system, the choices you make are yours and yours alone, as you carve out your place in the street-fighting rings of the big city. Whether you follow Down and Outs thrilling storyline, or strike out on your own and freely explore the game world as you want, you can be sure of the time of your life.Be ready for the fight of a lifetime. Forced to live on the city streets, your story plays out through a series of meticulously planned story quests that will take you from being a poor nobody to being powerful and infamous. Discover the lives of the characters you meet on the streets, and choose how your own tale will play out!! Can you fight tooth and nail against the dangers of the big city fighting rings, where only your strength and cunning will keep you safe? We cant wait to see!A brand-new combat system, custom-made for VR. Tired of mashing buttons and wiggling joysticks? In Down and Out, you literally get to call the shots with our new combat system, developed specially for the games VR experience. Every punch you throw will be your own, using movements inspired by real-life fighting styles and integrated seamlessly into your motion input. Its the closest youll get to actual streetfighting!A Success Story to remember. You might start on the streets with empty pockets, but Down and Outs engaging story quests will let you advance to the ranks of the wealthy and powerful if you survive the fights along the way.Unique gameplay with bold visuals. Down and Out immersive visuals blend a catchy mix of realism with the pop and pizzazz of your favourite comic books, bringing the city to life as you navigate streets full of colour, lights and deadly enemies who would like nothing more than to break every bone in your body.Smarter than ever before! Down and Outs AI will challenge you like very few games have done before. The games AI adapts to your moves, and no two enemies will fight in the same way. Your opponents will analyse your techniques and learn from your mistakes- so make sure you do the same, or your story will be over before you know it! If you want to rule the streets in Down and Out, youll have to take on wave after wave of enemies- each one tougher and smarter than the last. But remember, each victory brings you money and fame, and one step closer to your goal.Tired of fighting? Take a quick break! Fighting for your life and money can get a little intimidating-so Down and Out offers a host of activities on the side, for when your fists need some rest! Explore the city freely, doing side missions, riding bicycles and shopping carts, and check out the many activities and minigames that wait for you on the streets.Mark out your territory! The city is your canvas- and your kingdom. Design your own personal graffiti and use it to claim your territory- but be wary, because your rivals wont just sit there and let you take over their streets. Be ready to defend your turf, and yourself!Play Ball! Prove your basketball skills by shooting hoops around the city. Take a break from the fighting and make a quick buck by showing us some sick 3-pointer throws! Maybe youre the next LeBron James, and just havent realised it yet.Youre not alone in this! Life on the streets is harsh and unforgiving, but it neednt be lonely. Adopt a stray dog in the game and hell always have your back. Keep him happy and well-fed, and your new furry friend will be there for you no matter what.Diamonds in the rough: As you walk the streets in Down and Out. Everywhere you go has helpful items waiting to be picked up and used, even in the most unlikely places like dumpsters and garbage cans. From food to transportation to even improvised weapons, Down and Out is full of goodies ready to be snatched up as long as you keep your eyes open. But remember, take too much and too often, and itll attract unwelcome attention from the authorities!Flaunt your hard-earned cash at the in-game store selling a variety of items to make your life just a little bit easier. Whether you need to heal after a particularly brutal fight, or just want some new swag to look good- weve got you covered.With its immersive visuals, engaging gameplay, and unique story, Down and Out allows players to test their mettle on the streets, where strength is the only law that matters. Down and Out has something for everyone, veteran brawlers and new players alike- so come late 2021, get ready to shape your destiny in the mean city streets, with nothing but your wits and your fists to guide you. Whether you are a hardened veteran or a new player, Down and Out will let you experience the adrenaline of streetfighting like never before.Discover the survivors of the dark side of city life, as their struggle- and yours- is told through Down and Out.Down Out will soon be available for Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Steam, and probably PSVR later this year.Join our Discord to keep track of our game updates - https:discord.ggs7Z6uPC

Down and Out

Down and Out video game Developed by Zatun and published by Zatun video screen

More about this game here.


Shattered Realms


Shattered Realms video game by kopskop

Made by kopskop

Introduction

Shattered Realms is a brawler that features deep fighting game mechanics. It includes a wide variety of moves, and a flexible cancelling systems that allow players to creatively and intuitively build combos, while rewarding experimentation and style. It pits the player against challenging enemies and intelligent bosses, in both single-player and co-op modes, supporting up to four players (currently limited to two players).

Controls

While the game is intended to be played on either gamepads or Arcade sticks, we've mapped it to keyboard as best we can to match the experience:

So the most critical bit of information you need is this:We currently have controller support for XBox One, and Logitech controllers (Xinput). If you would like to use a PS4 controllers, just dowload this nifty app to have it emulate Xinput: Just remember to go into the DS4 Settings Menu and tick the "Hide DS4 Controller" option.Beyond that, you will find Lynx's full move list and more detailed mechanics on our site at- ShatteredBrawl

Shattered Realms

More about this game here.


Fight Ascending


Fight Ascending video game Developed by Meng Games and published by Meng Games

Developed by Meng Games and published by Meng Games

This is a fast-paced arcade-style casual fighting game. The levels are all randomly generated by the program and can be challenged forever.

Gameplay

Go to the next level after completing the objectives of each level.

Improve the attributes of the characters as you like.

Go back to the upper level after failure.

Fight Ascending

Fight Ascending video game Developed by Meng Games and published by Meng Games video screen

More about this game here.


Sentient Noir


Sentient Noir video game Developed by Turbulon Interactive and published by Turbulon Interactive

Developed by Turbulon Interactive and published by Turbulon Interactive

Note to players about DEMO: We have an early demo build available to play (inspired by EGX PAX) and the game is still in production. You will still need a keyboard to exit and start your game and your game will not save. This will not be the case when the full game is released. We've been putting a lot of energy into making this game over the 4 years so please take your time to give us support and feedback! Please be constructive. This will improve our game and make it a better experience for you in the end.

Welcome to Night Light City, a dark, dystopian alien City, where four factions want the incredible powers of a Detective Hunter for their own ends. With these powers, you're able to manipulate, befriend, betray, instill fear and destroy the sentient populous. You are feared, but maybe that can change as you discover the secrets of the sentient city.

Uncover the secrets and truth of this dark sentient city as a hard-boiled alien detective

Utilise your detective skills to solve many cases and restore your reputation. Your cases will include simple to mature-themed scenarios

Experience the sentient emote system that you can use to interrogate, manipulate, terrorize or sway the odds in your favor

Feel like a powerful alien weapon as you unleash your unstoppable powers into the very depths of the midnight alleys of Night Light City

Combat sentient enemies of varying species and sizes - all with motives and all deadly

Put your agile and athletic body to use as you parkour, doge, slide, fight, impale, hack, absorb and hunt your prey

Engage in an epic True Film Noir, Cyberpunk story with other themes and culture to discover and explore along the way. Each case, small or big will reveal your true nature

Sentient Noir

Sentient Noir video game Developed by Turbulon Interactive and published by Turbulon Interactive video screen

More about this game here.


Punch A Bunch


Punch A Bunch video game by Pontypants

Made by Pontypants

Punch A Bunch is a physics-based boxing game developed by Pontypants.

About the current build:

This is the first build ever released where you just fight against an invulnerable dummy. The purpose of this build is for anyone interested in the project to test out the controls and fighting mechanic to give feedback.

Further builds will be coming soon with more features implemented in the game.

To follow along the progress of this game, please check out my devlogs on youtube :)

YOU NEED A JOYPADCONTROLLER TO PLAY -

Install Instructions:

Download ZIP file

Unzip in any location of your choice

LaunchPunchABunchDemo.exe

Find the hidden easter egg :)

Using a PS4 controller?

Get DS4 Windows -> http:ds4windows.com

Punch A Bunch

More about this game here.


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