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The beat ‘em up/tactics/RPG of your dreams! Treachery in Beatdown City is a dark comedy action thriller focused on giving players the freedom to fight how they want against an increasingly ridiculous cast of enemies. The US President Blake Orama has been kidnapped by Ninja Dragon Terrorists! Take to the streets with 3 unique fighters - Lisa, the Boxing/MMA expert, Brad, a pro-wrestler with a love of fire, and Jeet Kune Do/Capoeira fighter Bruce. Use an all new tactical-brawling system to fight through hoards of thugs, drunks, disorderly cyclists, joggers, grapplers, punks, ninjas, terrorists, ninja terrorists, cyborgs and MORE on their pursuit to save the president!
Treachery in Beatdown City was started, like many others, as a passion project in Game Maker, while working in AAA game development. We wanted to make the best beat 'em up we could, and we worked at it for a while. It was in 2012 that game development shifted to full time after completing a first prototype. We found the fun, so we kept going forward with it.Playstation Mobile
Soon after completing that prototype Treachery in Beatdown City became a Managed Project for Playstation Mobile, an exciting opportunity for indies to get onto Playstation products. The game's initial teaser was featured on Vitas around the country, and the game went on to be shown at Sony events at GDC, E3 and more.Kickstarter
Eventually the Playstation Mobile program began winding down, and Treachery in Beatdown City moved on to seeking funding on Kickstarter to continue development, and managed to be successful, with over 1200 fans helping to fund the game.A sign of the times
After a few years in development, a cycle that was affected mostly by life issues, Treachery in Beatdown City is back, is being shown to fans at events, and is currently on course for release in 2017. What began as a game about a ridiculous vision of a dystopian future, is now ready to launch under somehow even more dour times. The years of development have helped the humor in Treachery in Beatdown City to grow, and create a dark comedy game intent on punching up at the forces of evil!
E3 2018 Teaser YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "Treachery in Beatdown City Breathes New Life Into the Beat ‘Em Up Genre"
- Tony Polanco, Geek.com
- "One of "The Best Indie Games Of E3 2018""
- Game Informer, EGM Now - Hidden Gems of Pax East 2014
- "Treachery In Beatdown City Will Rearrange The Face Of Modern Brawlers"
- Mo Mozuch, iDgital Times
- "Treachery in Beatdown City brings a unique approach to combat."
- Molly Patterson, EGM Now - Hidden Gems of Pax East 2014
- "You're bringing this to Japan, right?"
- SUDA 51,
The Developer http://nuchallenger.com/.
Team & Repeating Collaborator
Shawn Alexander Allen
Designer, Artist, Writer, Most other things
Manuel Nico Marcano