These Indie Beat 'Em Up Games Will Give You Something to Look Forward to - February 2022 - Odd Nugget

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You probably won't want to miss these beat 'em up games. If you have time to spare, then try these out!


Enraged


Enraged video game Developed by FictumLudos and published by FictumLudos

Developed by FictumLudos and published by FictumLudos

After a long, gruelling snowmobile ride, you have finally arrived to a large structure hidden amongst the snowscape and soon realize that Santa's workshop isn't as jolly as advertised...

Shoot, kick, punch, throw knives and use explosions against Santa's rabid elves and robots hell-bent on stopping you from reaching their white-bearded overlord.

Match their determination, use tactics and skill to finish your mission and discover the dark, personal reason why you came...

After the first playthrough, continue the fast-paced action by completing challenges and competing for the fastest Speedrun in the leaderboard)

Enraged

Enraged video game Developed by FictumLudos and published by FictumLudos video screen

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Zero Deaths


Zero Deaths video game by atmos

Made by atmos

A post-apocalyptic action-adventure about Felix's resurrection from the ashes of the Sub-Bot War of 2019.

Published by Atmos Games, LLC.

Zero Deaths

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Inverse Evolver


Inverse Evolver video game Developed by Ongmaker and published by U1 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (HONG KONG) CO., LIMITED

Developed by Ongmaker and published by U1 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (HONG KONG) CO., LIMITED

Inverse Evolver is a side-scrolling roguelite with truly unlimited item combos.

The over-reliance on transformation technology finally triggered a crisis. As the last survivor, will you fight against the cyborgs with flesh and blood, or will you gradually lose yourself while accepting transformation to gain transcendent power?

TRULY UNLIMITED ITEM COMBOS

The effects of hundreds of items will be used by you. Don't know which item to use? I want them all!

All the properties of the items you get will be retained!

This game will combine all the items in the way of The Binding of Isaac. The more the items, the more monstrous you will be!

RANDOM DUNGEONS

Each run will randomly generate completely different dungeons.

Follow the plot and explore the endings of different branches.

Nine characters, each with its own value and ability.

Use the item combos you assembled to beat the bosses!

Inverse Evolver

Inverse Evolver video game Developed by Ongmaker and published by U1 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (HONG KONG) CO., LIMITED video screen

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Albacete Warrior


Albacete Warrior video game Developed by FAS3 and published by Gammera Nest

Developed by FAS3 and published by Gammera Nest

Albacete Warrior is a satirical combat game where you take on the role of Benito Waters, ninja from Albacete, Spain, in his worldwide adventure on an important task given to him by his master, Paco sensei. With his trusty companion, friend and also main weapon, Pepito the chicken, cockslap waves of enemies whose only wish is to see you dead and fulfill the ancient prophecy to become the chosen one, like many that have come before him. Being the chosen one doesnt really seem very special but it does sound fun.Fight, climb, laugh and weep alone or with friends! Albacete Warrior includes a cooperative mode where you can experience Benitos odyssey in good company while you shed gallons of pixelated blood.

Albacete Warrior

Albacete Warrior video game Developed by FAS3 and published by Gammera Nest video screen

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Senile Showdown: Arthfightus


Senile Showdown: Arthfightus video game by Scythe Dev Team

Made by Scythe Dev Team

Senile Showdown: Arthfightus

Senile Showdown: Arthfightus" is the result of a week-long sprint. A self-imposed personal game jam from us here at the Scythe Dev Team. It's a game within a game.

Remember the dev room in the garage at King's Comfort? This is what they were working on!

This crazy, ragdoll focused first person beat-em'-up takes place inside a retirement home. Fight your way past other old-folks, caretakers and some surprise guests as you try your best to escape!

Ragdoll physics!

Jon of the Shred OST!

Foley Sound Design that left bruises on our sound guy!

Breakable objects!

Scythe Saga Universe Tie-Ins!

Raunchy comedy!

A special satirical news report, "Violence in Videogames," featuring the voice work of Kyle Brauch!

All of the bugs charm of a game finished inside of a week!

Developed inside of a week, Senile Showdown: Arthfightus served as a much needed palette cleanser. As we moved onto a new stage of development with Walls Closing In, we needed a break. A momentary task to take us away, for a moment, from the unrelenting horror, gore, and bleak atmosphere of WCI.(Ever hear about Jack Nicholson going a bit crazy when he played the Joker? We're gonna assume that's legitimate.)

We recommend a higher end PC to play, as there's thousands of physics calculations happening at once. A modern GPU and CPU should be sufficient.

How To Play:

WASD - Movement

Left Click Right Click - Left Right Punch

F - Kick!

Shift - Sprint

Ctrl - Crouch

Space - Jump

The goal of the game is to accumulate the highest score possible before reaching the end. But beware, one slip and you could break a hip... Er, lose your score.

The score is multiplied by destruction. So smash those young whippersnappers into submission!

Senile Showdown: Arthfightus has nods and Easter Eggs to many great fighting games in the past...well, as much as we could manage inside of a week. If there's enough interest, we can foresee this game getting some additional content.

If you like what you see, leave some feedback! We'll be developing much deeper 1st person fighting games based in the future, and welcome all feedback! Jump on our discord (discord.ggscythesaga) and let your voice be heard! Stay tuned...

And most importantly

POST YOUR HIGH SCORES!

The game automatically takes a screenshot of your high score (assuming you beat the game!), check the root folder of the games files, we wanna see what you can do!

Senile Showdown: Arthfightus

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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

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Goons: Legends of the Hockeyverse


Goons: Legends of the Hockeyverse video game Developed by RageCure Games and published by RageCure Games

Developed by RageCure Games and published by RageCure Games

Goons: Legends of the Hockeyverse is a frantic blend of arcade hockey, Beat 'em up and sports action that will trigger couch co-op nostalgia.

1-6 PLAYER ACTION

Team up with another player in 2v2 fights against a single goaltender, or in a classic 3v3 mode to unleash full chaos. Communication is your best ally, your skills your only savior !

3 UNIQUE CLASSES, A BUNCH OF CHARACTERS

Pick the right character to craft a team strategy that will allow you to shoot, and hopefully, score ! Choose characters from the sharpshooter (attack), enforcer (defense) or wingman (support) classes, Each characters feature their own abilities and unique traits, allowing for long-lasting replayability.

VERSUS MODE

Pure PVP arcade hockey action with a twist. Matches that will bring you back to the couch co-op era, while providing a more modern sports experience with its class system and goalkeeper that feels like a constant boss fight. Choose from local co-op, online with friends or even multiplayer with randos !

RELENTLESS GOALTENDERS

Other players are not your only worries here, as goalies will also make sure to ruin your best plays whenever possible. Be it long range attacks, vicious mortar attacks or melee charges, no expenses will be spared to protect the net.

EXCITING REALMS

Bender Bay offers a variety of environments to wreck your friends in, from the chilled coasts of a once booming fish market, to the mythical realm of wizardry and legends. Each environment will propose its own lore, environmental hazards and goaltender to defeat.

STORY MODE

Embark on a journey to save the Hockeyverse ! Play solo, or with a friend, and defeat mascots while trying to save the world from the Great Mascoteer who's trying to ruin hockey for everyone. Progress through the stages, unlock new characters and investigate on the turmoil that's wrecking havoc on Bender Bay.

Goons: Legends of the Hockeyverse

Goons: Legends of the Hockeyverse video game Developed by RageCure Games and published by RageCure Games video screen

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Bonkers


Bonkers video game by Milkbar Lads

Made by Milkbar Lads

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originally made in 48 hours for the 35th gm(48) game jam, with some post-jam fixes and changes)

Brawler-platformer action!

Dr. Onion has ripped a bunch of holes in space in order to kidnap Apple's beloved dog! Help Apple get her dog back and give Dr. Onion a whoopin'!

What are the controls?KeyboardMOVE................................................. LeftRight arrow keys, ADJUMP................................................................................... SPACE, ZPUNCH LEFTRIGHT ................................................. QE, JK, XCAIM UPDOWN ................................ UpDown arrow keys, WSINTERACT............................................................. Up arrow key, WXbox Controller (recommended)MOVE...................................... Left stick horizontal, LeftRight D-pad buttonsJUMP............................................................................................................................ APUNCH LEFTRIGHT ................... XB, RightLeft trigger, RightLeft bumperAIM UPDOWN........................... Left stick vertical, UpDown D-pad buttonsINTERACT.............................................................. Left stick up, Up D-pad buttonCreditsJack-milkbarjackProject lead, Programming, Additional art, Sound effectsMajor-MajorWipeoutMusic, Dr. Onion voice actingMilkyace-milkyyaceFull-scale character art, UI artGel-GeloxLPBackgrounds, Additional artLoud-Loudspeaker100Enemy art animation, Additional artStradomyre-StradomyreArtPlayer art animation, Dr. Onion art animation, Doggy art animation, Thumbnail artIco-0hSynapseApple voice acting, Additional narrationLinks!gm(48) Discord Patreon Twitter Other Games

Bonkers

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