Neat New Indie Beat 'Em Up Games You Should Try - February 2022 - Odd Nugget

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


Xenrai


Xenrai video game Developed by Zenith Edge Studios and published by Zenith Edge Studios

Developed by Zenith Edge Studios and published by Zenith Edge Studios

Save the last world in a solar system of living planets being consumed by an invading interstellar army, playing as the world's champion and its goddess. Take on the epic full length campaign and competitive combat focused challenge mode that awaits you in this Sci-Fi spectacle fighter epic brought to you by Zenith Edge Studios.With inspiration from your favorite fighting games and sci fi series.Take back the planet - Traverse 13 levels from different biomes across the planet as you stop the Vile from destroying the world. Expected playtime between 10 to 20 hours (Unlock all trophies).Challenge the Spiral Tower - 100 floors of non stop action. Do you have what it takes to make it to the top?In depth skill tree - Customize and power up your arsenal to take on any challenge.Key Features:Action packed combat with the ability to switch up fighting styles and weapons on the fly, even mid attack.With over 30 unique moves, a transformation, and 8 super attacks you will have the tools to take on a variety of enemies.Defeat unique bosses and claim their powers as your own, all while customizing your play style by choosing which skills to unlock and power up.

Xenrai

Xenrai video game Developed by Zenith Edge Studios and published by Zenith Edge Studios video screen

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FIGHT KNIGHT (Kickstarter demo)


FIGHT KNIGHT (Kickstarter demo) video game by boen

Made by boen

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FIGHT KNIGHT is a mix between a first person dungeon crawler and a high speed action game.Players spend their time ascending a massive Tower, learning the story of FIGHT KNIGHT and getting to know friend foe alike. Along the way they'll solve puzzles, collect artifacts and help FIGHT KNIGHT grow in power. Encounters take place in real time, through grid based melee combat.Wits and reflexes pave the way to victory. Will YOU master the Tower and those who wait within?

This is the DEMO for FIGHT KNIGHT, a game currently undergoing development. If you'd like to learn more or possibly support said development, please check out our new KICKSTARTER! :D

Controls:

ESCAPE pause

ARROWS or WASD move

Q, E or X, C sidestep

SPACEBAR punch

SHIFT map block

CTRL special

Xinput controllers are also supported! controller controls:

dpadleft stick move

L2,R2 sidestep

A, L1, R1 punch

B map block

Y special

for bug reports or long-form feedback, you can feel free to email us at :fightknightfeedbackgmail.comyou can also reach us at:https:twitter.comSorcerobe

FIGHT KNIGHT (Kickstarter demo)

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Spanish Rage


Spanish Rage video game Developed by Videojuegos Fermín and published by Erbe Software

Developed by Videojuegos Fermín and published by Erbe Software

Do you like stories of rival gangs, street fights and car chases? Are you attracted to antiheroes who fight against destiny?

If the answer is yes, enter the time tunnel and enjoy the unique and unmistakable 80s flavor of this title made in Spain. A classic beat'em up that fuses the fast-paced action of the arcade rooms with the Quinqui cinema.

Spanish Rage

Spanish Rage video game Developed by Videojuegos Fermín and published by Erbe Software video screen

More about this game here.


Paunch 2


Paunch 2 video game Developed by Kozhakov and published by Kozhakov

Developed by Kozhakov and published by Kozhakov

The millennium tsunami destroyed everything except a handful of scattered islands. The life that was born has not yet reached the problems of the old world, is began and ended with the music.

All action takes place around grains - containers of life, freely moved by characters in the arena and used for throwing and spawning. We start with 6 players, who must compete by knocking out the rest to gain points from each hit.

If all goes well, it will be 12

How to play?

1. Choose your region.

2. You can use CONNECT to fast play, or CREATEJOIN to create room with numeric tag (you have 10s to cooperate with friends in same region).

3. After 30s (6 players - immediately) pastime in lobby voting will started and 2 players can start the match.

4. The time is limited, but should be enough for a fun.

How to find grain?

The character will look, if not distracted by others, but you will hear it much earlier. The grains sound, we have more than 20 awesome loops to start with.

How to win?

Your hits - your score, all grains used - the match is over.

How to customize?

Over time, you will reach all characters: Asher, Tori, Bob, Iva, Lev, Leon. Their emotions and poses are chosen randomly. You get near 20 poses and 20 emotions.

Technically magic:

Dozens procedurally generated islands.

Muscle based movement, social and environment interaction.

Procedural picking up and throwing mechanics.

Emotional interactions.

Paunch 2

Paunch 2 video game Developed by Kozhakov and published by Kozhakov video screen

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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.


Passengers Of Execution


Passengers Of Execution video game Developed by Mustafa CELIK and published by Parter Dizayn

Developed by Mustafa CELIK and published by Parter Dizayn

Passengers of Execution is an independent game whose main theme is adventurepuzzle, although it contains many mechanics. It consists of maps that move along a linear line, designed in a way that you players' sense of discovery and curiosity of seeing new worlds. Sometimes you have to find the cause of death of a corpse, the shoe of a beggar, the exit of a giant maze and sometimes you have to make your hands talk.

Dozens of section designs with different themes and tones.

Dynamic game mechanics that are constantly changing.

Exciting character designs.

A curious story, far from cliche and cheap tricks.

Musics that changes depending on the feeling you want to be given.

Level designs designed using all angles mechanically 2d 3d2.5 disometric perspective.

Witness the journey of an officer in the homicide department from ordinary and invariably quiet life to an unknown world. Abush's soul is trapped in the software of a computer genius, he must find an exit before his body decays.

Meet artificial intelligences and characters trapped in a purgatory like themselves in this adventure.

Pass through the strange and exceptional level designs successfully

Sometimes things go wrong! Who knows, maybe one day you'll be stuck between life and death because of the stupidity of a cyber hacker. Do you think I'm kidding?

Passengers Of Execution

Passengers Of Execution video game Developed by Mustafa CELIK and published by Parter Dizayn video screen

More about this game here.


Boomerang Woman


Boomerang Woman video game Developed by Woshidaya and published by PGN Games

Developed by Woshidaya and published by PGN Games

This is an orthodox horizontal scrolling 2D action game 'Platformer'.

A player will control 'Kyoko Senbonbashi', who always stands on the side of justice, to defeat an evil organization 'Dokuro-dan' by using a boomerang thrown to 8 directions and passing all 8 stages that each consists of 2 areas and a final boss.

A Boomerang thrown to 8 directions!

8 stages and 8 bosses.

Once you pass a stage, you can go back and redo as much as you want! Enjoy playing anytime!

Simple stages and infinite replay! A beginner gamers can enjoy as well..!

An advanced gamers can try no mistake no damage to get 'Score 100'!

Playing with a controller is recommended.

Boomerang Woman

Boomerang Woman video game Developed by Woshidaya and published by PGN Games video screen

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Beatdown Dungeon: Demon Day - Demo v1.5


Beatdown Dungeon: Demon Day - Demo v1.5 video game by Phil Airdash

Made by Phil Airdash

The fast-paced mix of RPG and 2D fighting game returns in Beatdown Dungeon: Demon Day! After the events of the first game, Nitro and his friends are stuck in the demon world and have to fight their way through the otherworldlytown of San Fiasco. Can they make it home to the human realm?

Features:

Nine playable characters, including newcomers Traude, Thunderjack and Albrecht.

Improved visuals and audio.

A brand new overworld replacing the random dungeons of the first game

The first dungeon and story chapter of the new campaign.

Local Versus Mode

Improved Training Mode

19 badges to customize your fighters with.

10 helpers to assist you in battle.

A whole bunch of new options, including stage and music selection, more color palettes for your fighter and keyboard config.

Keyboard controls are supported, but PS4 or XBOX controllers are recommended.

Any and all feedback is welcome! This game is still in development, so changes can still be made. If you run into any bugs, please report them!

Version 1.5 adds Queen as a playable character in Versus and Training Mode, as well as the usual balance adjustments. Helpers can now be hurt by enemy attacks. The cursors on the character select screen now remember their positions. Training Mode received more options and display settings.

The presskit.zip folder contains logos and character artwork if you want to cover the game. No need to download it if you just want to play the game.

Beatdown Dungeon is a creation of Phil Airdash. Further credits can be found inside the game.

Feel free to contact me on Twitter: BeatdownDungeon

Why not join the Discord server? https:discord.ggwNRPQED

Beatdown Dungeon: Demon Day - Demo v1.5

More about this game here.


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