Factsheet

Developer:
Nuchallenger
Based in New York City

Release date:
2017

Platforms:
PC
Console - TBD

Website:
beatdowncity.com

Regular Price:

USD$15.00

Description

Treachery in Beatdown City is a dark comedy set in an alternate reality future. Now in his third term, the US President, Barak Orama, is kidnapped by Ninja Dragon Terrorists. The billionaire mayor, Mike Moneybags, has shut down the police, demanding funding from the government. The police chief, Antonio Santiago, calls on three unique fighters, Lisa Santiago, Bruce Maxwell and Brad "The Bull Killer" Steele, to rescue the president. Players will use an all new tactical beat 'em up fighting system to fight through thugs, punks, ninjas, cybgorgs, as well as gentrification, racism and more on a global quest to bring the president back alive.

History

Treachery in Beatdown City is a game about a ridiculous vision of a dystopian future, that went from passion project during AAA development to being kickstarter funded. Years later, it is close to ready 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 COMBO MENU based attacks to tackle your foes!
  • Fight over 60 unique enemies, from punks and thugs, biker gangs, politicians, ninjas and cyborgs, with a few recognizable enemies mixed in for good measure!
  • Music by Inverse Phase, creator of such albums as Pretty Eight Machine
  • Choose from dozens of strikes and grapples to create long chains of strikes, combos, grapples, and more!

Videos

Fight for the Future YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Featured at Kickstarter Ghost Arcade." New York, 29 October, 2016
  • "Featured at GX4." GX4, October, 2016


Selected Articles

  • "Treachery In Beatdown City Will Rearrange The Face Of Modern Brawlers"
    - Mo Mozuch, iDgital Times
  • "Treachery in Beatdown City looks like a fascinating hybrid of well-worn gameplay mechanics made fresh as a result of their fusion."
    - Michael McWhertor, Polygon
  • "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, Grasshopper Manufacture

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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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Treachery in Beatdown City is a dark comedy set in an alternate reality future. Now in his third term, the US President, Barak Orama, is kidnapped by Ninja Dragon Terrorists. The billionaire mayor, Mike Moneybags, has shut down the police, demanding funding from the government. The police chief, Antonio Santiago, calls on three unique fighters, Lisa Santiago, Bruce Maxwell and Brad "The Bull Killer" Steele, to rescue the president. Players will use an all new tactical beat 'em up fighting system to fight through thugs, punks, ninjas, cybgorgs, as well as gentrification, racism and more on a global quest to bring the president back alive.

More information
More information on Nuchallenger, our logo & relevant media are available here.


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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