These Indie Fighting Games Will Give You Something to Look Forward to - February 2022 - Odd Nugget

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For being Nintendos fighting game, about 25 fighters in Smash Ultimate are from non-Nintendo titles.

On a loosely related note...

All of these great fighting video games below should keep you pretty busy for the next few hours... Or days.


The Black Heart


The Black Heart video game Developed by Andrés Borghi and published by Saibot Studios

Developed by Andrés Borghi and published by Saibot Studios

The Black Heart is a VS 2d fighting game in the tradition of Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat.

It's about another world in a parallel dimension where the king and ruler has been murdered. A vicious creature called Final has ripped his heart where he stored all the power he used to create that world.

Six creatures, both from our world and the other one, chase this monster to steal the heart for their own purposes, since it's told that the bearer of the heart will weild an enormous power.

The game was all made by 1 person (Andres Borghi) through 7 years of hard work, including graphics, programming, story, music, sound and pretty much everything. This new release celebrates the 10 year aniversary, updating the game to modern specs and with visual and audio improvements.

If you enjoy pixelated blood, fluid gameplay in Capcom style, combos, tragic and epic music, weird pictoric landscapes and complex storytelling this is the game for you!

The Black Heart

The Black Heart video game Developed by Andrés Borghi and published by Saibot Studios video screen

More about this game here.


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Hack'n'Loop


Hack'n'Loop video game by VoidCatGame

Made by VoidCatGame

Fight.Evolve.Loop.

0.2.0 Update is now UP !

Major upgrade since ludum dare version :

new Bonusmalus selection sytem

New Character control with combo and a dash attack

More impactful upgrade like deflecting projectile, attack speed, homing bullet, etc

New Music, special Thanks toDaryl Tay

Tutorial for all the new system

Mobile version will arrive soon, stay tuned.

and a lot more

THE IDEA

LD47 entry, the theme was "Stuck in a loop". You play as a computer program stuck in an endless loop. Fight viruses to get their energy and open the firewall. Then, you can choose between bonuses and malus. Each malus give you some point for picking more bonus, but be carreful!Then you loop again in the same room. Again and again.

LD47 link :recommended

Left joystick - Player Movement

X - Attack

B - Dash

Start - Pause

Keyboard

ZQSD (WASD) - Player Movement

Spacebar Mouse Left- Attack

ShiftMouse Right - Dash

Escape - Pause

TEAM

New version :

Jeremy Morel

Ludum dare team :

Alex Bolle - AlexBauwl

Killian Beguerie - KillianBeguerie

Jeremy Morel

Darenn Keller - DarennKeller

Credits

Music by Daryl Tay (special thanks to him)

Music by neocrey 2016 - neocrey.bandcamp.com (ludum version)

Used Asset Forge to creat our own assets : you enjoy the game (or not), here a link with a quick survey about it

help me a lot, so thanks in advance.

Join our discord ! https:discord.ggfFJCEav

Hack'n'Loop

More about this game here.


Dual Souls: The Last Bearer


Dual Souls: The Last Bearer video game Developed by Stun Games and published by Stun Games

Developed by Stun Games and published by Stun Games

Get ready for intense 2D arcade fighting.

The spirit of old-school fighting games is back with Dual Souls. Inspired by classic fighting game series like Street Fighter 3, Last Blade, Samurai Shodown and Guilty Gear, Dual Souls delivers it all - its fast; its full-on; its tactical; its online and its FUN!

With fluid animations and colorful graphics, Dual Souls is a highly tactical game with multiple unique fighters, each with their own fighting styles and moves. The game also comes stacked with an array of awesome features:

Rollback Net-Code.

Challenge players from around the world with "Net-play" mode.

Learn game mechanics with "Tutorial Lessons".

Access each character's ending and story with Arcade" mode.

11 Fighters (Free DLC) each with unique abilities. Characters include a dagger wielding Ottoman warrior who excels in slap attacks; a giant kunai riding ninja; a Kazakh shaman who uses spirits to attack and curse opponents; a half-beast with his pet which helps to create combination attack patterns; a Templar knight who resists and counters opponents attacks.

Easy to use controls with a set-up to suit everyone: 4 attack buttons (Slash, Big Slash, Kick, Chaos) and 3 input modes - "Combo Mode" for doing special moves easily.

Cartoon-like HD Graphics - Big and detailed characters and backgrounds.

Multiple gameplay Modes - Arcade Mode, Story Mode, Net-play, Versus Play, Tutorials, Combo Challenges and Journey Mode (survivalcustomization mode).

Tactical Features - Enhance your gameplay style and create your own combos with features like: "Block" and "Counter Block" (similar to "Parry" in SF3 games), "Recovery" and "Power Recovery" (similar to Roman Cancels in GG games), "Chaos Break" (similar to Burst in GG games) and "Limit Break" attacks.

Destroy your Opponents with Style - Unlock the power of strategic Chaos Moves by selecting one "blue" type chaos move at the start of each fight.

Access devastating "red" type chaos move by filling your chaos meter.

Access your character's unique "Chaos Drive" by spending your chaos point whenever you wish.

Finish off your opponent with a character-specific method when they are on low health and you are on the winning round.

Dual Souls: The Last Bearer

Dual Souls: The Last Bearer video game Developed by Stun Games and published by Stun Games video screen

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Aeon Must Die!


Aeon Must Die! video game Developed by Limestone Games and published by Focus Home Interactive

Developed by Limestone Games and published by Focus Home Interactive

Ignite the galaxy. Aeon Must Die!Aeon, the dreaded Emperor of the unstoppable Void Armada, has been betrayed and left for dead by his generals. Weakened and without a body to exact his revenge, he manages to merge with you to survive and bring forth his wrath.Travel across the futuristic city of Pantheon to destroy or subdue those who betrayed Aeon, while fighting for your mind, free will, and control of your body.Experience a unique beat em-up introducing breakneck risk-reward gameplay, innovative AI and tactical fighting, all packaged in an incredible art style.Will you succumb to Aeons will and unleash his awesome power, losing yourself in the process? Or will you choose the hard way and remain free, at the cost of your strength?Spectacular beatem-up packed with brutal, over-the-top actionStunning art and mind-blowing OSTStylish, accessible combat featuring proper fighting game mechanicsChoose who you kill or spare and change the fate of the galaxy

Aeon Must Die!

Aeon Must Die! video game Developed by Limestone Games and published by Focus Home Interactive video screen

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Digital Tamers: ReBorn


Digital Tamers: ReBorn video game by dragonrod342

Made by dragonrod342

Train, fight, evolve! Digital Tamers: ReBorn is a casual fighting game for all Digimon fans. Your mission is to take care of your partner, keep it strong, healthy in order to evolve and win battles and several prizes! Excel and win the 12 Championships that will take place throughout the year in order to become a true Digimon Tamer! Live this experience and welcome, to the Digital World!

Digital Tamers: ReBorn was thought to be a spiritual sequel to Digimon World Championship (DS), with elements from various other games of the franchise, like Digimon Battle Spirit (GBA), combined in its own way of experiencing the bound between Digimonand Partner.In Digital Tamers: ReBorn, your Digimon is in charge of the battle. It's up to you as a tamer, prepare it to overcome any challenge it faces!Single Player 1x1 Platform Fighting;Over 370 different obtainable Digimon;Over 100 challenges to excel and unlock items, secret evolution and more;All game actions performed by mouse;Available for PC and Android devicesOn PC version:SHIFT - openclose DigiViceZ, X, C - Perform CommandsSPACE BAR - openclose DigiPadQ, W, E, R, A, S, D, F - Use ItemsInstall guide: PC: Just delete the old .exe and replace it with the new one Android: Download the new version and install it over the old one to apply the update. Do NOT delete the old .apk, or your save will be lost!Check out our Discord Server in order to get help from the dev and other tamers around the world!check out the Digital Tamers: ReBornofficial game guide!Digital Monsters and all related characters and monsters are the property of Akyioshi Hondo, Toei Animation and Bandai.This game is intended for entertainment purposes only.

Digital Tamers: ReBorn

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Nira


Nira video game Developed by Baseline Games and published by Graffiti Games

Developed by Baseline Games and published by Graffiti Games

The Ultimate Survival Adventure Awaits

Welcome to a world filled with diverse islands to explore and mysteries to uncover. Set forth on your journey to survive this procedurally generated universe by crafting tools to construct a shelter, build transportation, farm food, catch a tasty meal and more. Forge weapons to protect yourself from the dangers at night, when an array of enemies come to shorten your time on the islands. Upgrade your character to improve your odds of survival and take on even bigger challenges in dungeons.

Unravel the story of a mysterious Totem

Befriend a peculiar Totem and take on the quests it gives. Offer items to gain experience and upgrade the Totem to unlock superior quests that grant even more experience. Make the Totem happy and become its best friend forever.

Gather resources to craft tools, deadly weapons and armor setsLevel up your skills to unlock new weapons and recipesBuild a fortress to defend yourself from enemiesBattle hordes of goblins and ogresPlant and grow cropsHunt for food and cook meals to healComplete quests given by a mysterious Totem to level up your characterDiscover dungeons throughout the game that teleport you to another world where you have to fight waves of enemiesBuild vehiclesTame and ride animalsPlay solo or with a friend in local co-op

Nira

Nira video game Developed by Baseline Games and published by Graffiti Games video screen

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Second to Nun


Second to Nun video game Developed by Tydecon Games and published by Tydecon Games

Developed by Tydecon Games and published by Tydecon Games

Do you want to become the TOP NUN? Are you nun enough?

Second to Nun is a top-down fighting game where you fight a variety of creatures and enemies on the Island of Trials and Tribulations in your quest to become top nun! Careful not to fall or be beaten as enemies come at you from all angles, face them all and take home the thousand-coin prize!This game is a budget-friendly pixel-art retro top-down fighting classic, easy to learn and impossible to master!

For a budget-friendly game, Second to Nun is bursting to the brim with features for you to enjoy!

Fully Controller Compatible (and playable with Keyboard)

Play in two different game modes, Arcade and Endless

4 Difficulty Levels and an unlockable customisable difficulty

36 Achievements and Leader-boards to fight for worldwide top nun

Keep track of all your progress with a fully unlockable Monsterpedia of beasties

This game has been fully optimised to be compatible with game controllers from start to finish!

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Second to Nun

Second to Nun video game Developed by Tydecon Games and published by Tydecon Games video screen

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Big Boy Boxing


Big Boy Boxing video game by Soupmaster Games

Made by Soupmaster Games

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Action Packed Slapstick

Experience the singleplayer action-boss-rush game with pixel-perfect retro aesthetics and inspiration from classic titles like'Punch-Out!!', and recent indie hits like'Cuphead'.

Starting off as a typicalunderdogstory, you encounter, challenge, and befriend different characters all with their own uniquepersonalitiesbackstories. Reading your opponent is key to getting the upper hand in the boxing ring!

Follow the Development

This is a early development alpha build of the game, but it still kicks @$#!

Big Boy Boxing

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