Fresh Indie Beat 'Em Up Games Out on Steam and Itch - January 2022 - Odd Nugget

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Not all video games are worth a mention, but the beat 'em up games that follow are at least interesting enough for a few hours of fun, if not a lot more!


Tough Law


Tough Law video game Developed by Cledson Lopes Marta de Oliveira and published by Cledman Games

Developed by Cledson Lopes Marta de Oliveira and published by Cledman Games

1995, JF city, which until then was a city of peace, was taken over by organized crime. The police chief began investigating criminal organizations and disappeared after going to a bar to interrogate suspects. Tommy Malloy is his friend and a Tough cop that will do anything to find him, no matter how difficult it is or whoever he has to face.

Tough Law is an beat n up game where we can face whoever to find our desapeared friend.

Keep them down!

Face these crazy enemies!

Go fot it!

Featuring:

Handcrafted graphics with paperboard style.

Great fights against crazy enemies!

Originally composed rock soundtrack;

Big combats with powerful combos and attacks

Face powerfull bosses!

Tough Law

Tough Law video game Developed by Cledson Lopes Marta de Oliveira and published by Cledman Games video screen

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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

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EM


EM video game Developed by ANIY Studio and published by ANIY Studio

Developed by ANIY Studio and published by ANIY Studio

The war against humanity have shifted in the favor the Machines. Play as the protagonist Rockie and use Electro-Magnetic combat to battle the Machine bosses.

For fans of Yakuza style combat and boss fights, this is the game for you!

Key Features

Combat Switching:

Switch between four different fighting styles instantaneously during battle. Each style has it's own advantage and disadvantage in battle.

Diverse Enemy Types:

Each enemy opponent will have a unique fighting style ranging for Boxing, Martial Arts and Capoeira.

EM

EM video game Developed by ANIY Studio and published by ANIY Studio video screen

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Reloader: testsubject


Reloader: testsubject video game Developed by Nevertheless Studio and published by PsychoFlux Entertainment

Developed by Nevertheless Studio and published by PsychoFlux Entertainment

Reloader: testsubject is an experimental "Bullet Counting Reload Action" game that features realistic gun control combined with movie-style cinematics. We were inspired by numerous classic shootouts from movies and the indie game called Receiver.

Experience being a Reloader: having legendary shooting skills and engaging in Close-Quarters Combat(CQC). You just have to remember how to use the gun youre holding.

Features

Manually control every step of reloading, such as loading the mag and cocking the slide to chamber a round.

Your faulty gun will keep you busy when it unexpectedly fails. Do what is necessary to get your gun functioning again, calmly and quickly.

You are responsible for knowing how many bullets are left in your magazine. Keep count and get ready to reload at the right time!

Experience tactical combat based on realistic situations that require problem solving.

Enjoy the unique art style combination of retro pixel graphics and futuristic lighting effects.

Synopsis

You woke up in an unfamiliar building. Your hands are tied, and a gang member is pointing a gun at your neck. Luckily, a woman passing by, who is a self-proclaimed spy, saves your life. But it seems like she has plans to use you as a test subject for a new, unstable technology.

The suspicious tool that is given to you grants you godlike aiming skills and the abilities of a legendary agent. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen bugs and errors, you have the ability to aim a gun, but you know nothing about how it works or even how to reload it.

But, you can figure it out step by step. Hold a magazine, load and lock the magazine into your pistol, and pull the slide back to chamber a round. Now, you are ready to fight.

All you have is a pistol and a few magazines. Now, get ready to escape a building filled with armed gang members - all by yourself!

Reloader: testsubject

Reloader: testsubject video game Developed by Nevertheless Studio and published by PsychoFlux Entertainment video screen

More about this game here.


FROG SMASHERS


FROG SMASHERS video game by raithza

Made by raithza

FROG SMASHERS tells the tale of a simple misunderstanding at a bus stop leading to the downfall of all frogkind.

A local multiplayer brawler game about hitting frogs with baseball bats.

Influences include Samurai Gunn, Lethal League and the Smash series.

Controls

Gamepads (PS4 XBox) plugged into the PC Mac are HIGHLY recommended but you can use the keyboard as well. TIP: Hold down the [attack] button for a super-charged strike. Also, press [direction] and [attack] together to send a frog flying in the direction of your choice.

Player 1

movement: WASD

actions: T,Y,U

Player 2

movement:

actions: M , .

Have fun!

ProgrammingDesign: Ruan Rothmann

ArtAnimation: Mike Scott

Additional Art: Ben Rausch Stuart Coutts

Sound: Jason Sutherland

The full Unity project for the game is available at:https:github.comruanrothmannfrogsmashers

FROG SMASHERS

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Firelight Fantasy: Vengeance


Firelight Fantasy: Vengeance video game Developed by Firelight Interactive and published by Firelight Interactive

Developed by Firelight Interactive and published by Firelight Interactive

Firelight Fantasy: Vengeance - a game about spectacular sword battles from the third person.

This game is an action game based on Scandinavian mythology. Immerse yourself in the unusual story of how Sigurd died.

RESENTMENT

I'm not happy that Sigurd deceived you and me, Brunhild objected. - Know that he betrayed your friendship. If you don't kill Sigurd, you will hurt me even more with this! the Valkyrie replied sternly. - I give you three days.

A DOUBT

Listen, Gunnar, - he said quietly, - you want to commit a dishonorable act that will bring us a lot of misfortune. The three of us were invincible, and without Sigurd, the enemies would soon invade our country again. I know: you love Brunhild and are afraid of losing her, but it is even more terrible to lose your faithful friend. I repeat that I do not believe in Wolsung's dishonesty. Although, - he added still quietly, - maybe you are captivated by the thought of his treasures?

MEETING WITH SIGURD

When he reached the door of Wolsung's bedroom, the king's half-brother stopped and listened, but he heard only the even breathing of the sleeping man. Then he opened the door and for several minutes gazed motionlessly at Sigurd's beautiful face and his golden curls. But the most interesting is just ahead. What fate awaits Sigurd?

GAME FEATURES:

6 stylized game locations

A story based on the myth of Sigurd's betrayal

Spectacular battles

Procedurally generated worlds

Different types of weapons and types of attacks

Enemies of different difficulty

Amazing soundtrack

Firelight Fantasy: Vengeance

Firelight Fantasy: Vengeance video game Developed by Firelight Interactive and published by Firelight Interactive video screen

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Bimous


Bimous video game Developed by Terafox Studio and published by Terafox Studio

Developed by Terafox Studio and published by Terafox Studio

In Bimous, you are in a region with different biomes and enemy species such as yetis, goblins and wizards. Explore the map, discover new buildings, fight enemies and destroy whatever you want.

You can move around in different ways like walking, running and rolling which can help you attack with the sword or defend yourself with the shield. The map is destructible, just get the sword and have fun!

There are several kinds of enemies, some are faster, others stronger and even scarier. There are enemies that can attack using spells, but don't worry, you can also hit them the same way...

BE PREPARED FOR THIS ADVENTURE!

This is you.

BE CAREFUL!

The enemies wont tell you when they are going to attack.

EXPLORE THE MAP!

Discover new structures, biomes and enemies.

CHARACTERISTICS:

Cartoon 3D graphics

Fluid combat

Unlimited game time

Destructible scenery

Bimous

Bimous video game Developed by Terafox Studio and published by Terafox Studio video screen

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Sneks Fiend


Sneks Fiend video game by Kyatt/Impostor Cat Games

Made by Kyatt/Impostor Cat Games

What is a snek? A miserable little pile of secrets!

The Strawberry Mongeese want revenge, but all you want to do is enjoy a chalice of strawberry wine (that you happened to steal from them). Good thing that you're covered in sneks that are sworn to protect your castle... and modesty.

Punish waves of enemies using a wide range of snek-based maneuvers, and buy upgrades from the traveling merchantexhibitionist.

This game was made for Strawberry Jam, a month-long jam, but I started 3 weeks late, so I barely had time to finish, let alone test the game. There will likely be patches - please notify me of any glaring bugs in the comments, and I'll be sure to wrap a snek around them and stomp 'em out.)

Music and sound effects by Tim Schrock.

31117 Patch Details:

Added a third mongoose palette swap

Adjusted mongoose logichitboxesfrequency - later waves no longer have 100 flying mongeese!

Fixed bug that prevents spawning if a mongoose is knocked off-screen

Adjusted orb drop rates, special move costs, and item prices

Whip snek now has a sound effect

There's a new game over screen that displays random gameplay tips

Added pause screen that displays instructions

The wave number is now displayed, so you can actually tell how far you've gotten! There maaaaayy also now be a reward for buying all the merchant's items.

Clicked the NSFW checkbox. While the game isn't terribly explicit, maybe you shouldn't be playing a game where you're tying up girls with snakes at work.

Sneks Fiend

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