Factsheet

Developer:
Nuchallenger
Based in New York City

Release date:
2018

Platforms:
PC
Nintendo Switch

Website:
beatdowncity.com

Regular Price:

USD$14.99

Description

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!

History

Treachery in Beatdown City is a game about a ridiculous vision of a dystopian future, that went from being a passion side project while working AAA development jobs to being kickstarter funded. Years later, it is close to launch under similarly bleak and dour times. The years of development have helped the design and humor in Treachery in Beatdown City to grow, and create a dark comedy game intent on punching up at the forces of evil!

Features

  • Switch on the fly between 3 fighters - an MMA fighter and Boxer, a Jeet Kune Do/Capoeira specialist, and a professional wrestler.
  • Use a mix of real time and tactical COMBO MENU based attacks to tackle your foes!
  • Fight over 60 class based enemies, with a health based behavior system built to keep players on their toes!
  • Music by Inverse Phase, creator of such albums as Pretty Eight Machine and the Chipping of Isaac
  • Choose from dozens of attacks to create long chains of strike combos, grapple combos, grappl-ombos and more!

Videos

E3 2018 Announcement trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Featured at PAX Rising at PAX West 2018." Seattle, WA - August 31 - September 3, 2018
  • "Featured at MIX E3 2018." Los Angeles, June 13, 2018
  • "Featured at Kickstarter Ghost Arcade." New York, October 29, 2016


Selected Articles

  • "One of "The Best Indie Games Of E3 2018""
    - Game Informer, EGM Now - Hidden Gems of Pax East 2014
  • "25 Fantastic Games That We Can't Wait To Play Again(Pax West 2018)"
    - Alessandro Fillari, Gamespot.com
  • "Treachery in Beatdown City Breathes New Life Into the Beat ‘Em Up Genre"
    - Tony Polanco, Geek.com
  • "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,

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Soundtrack EP
Available from inversephase.bandcamp.com.

Original Kickstarter
This is the kickstarter that was successfully funded! kickstarter.com.


About Nuchallenger

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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!

More information
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Treachery in Beatdown City Credits

Shawn Alexander Allen
Designer, Artist, Writer, Most other things

Manuel Nico Marcano
Lead Programming

Inverse Phase
Music

Diana Santiago
Production Artist

Bruce Spencer
Event Staff

Marie Edwards
Event Staff


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