Brawlout is the party fighting game, designed for couch play, online ranked matches and competitive tournaments.
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Apr 20, 2017
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’re releasing Brawlout in Early Access for two reasons:

1.To get the community involved and to make the game you want to play. As it is first and foremost a fighting game, it’s crucial to get balance right. That’s why we’ll be closely monitoring all character matchups, both at low level and tournament level, to make sure all existing and new characters have their chance to shine. Your feedback is vital during this stage, so make your voices heard!
 
2.We want you to experience the core combat right now, as we develop extra modes like the Story Mode, single-player challenges and other modes. In its current state, Brawlout is perfectly playable and tuned for local and online multiplayer, as well as for battles with the AI. Having constant feedback as we develop those extra modes will ensure that they are of the best quality.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Balancing a fighting game is notoriously difficult and we want to ensure the best level of balance possible for both hardcore and casual players, prior to an official launch. When you layer on adding in new modes and other general improvements, we expect Brawlout to leave Early Access sometime in late 2017.

When Brawlout does launch, do expect a game that is competitive, enjoyable, fair, and as fun to watch as it is to play.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will include a full suite of single-player content (Story Mode/Challenges), several new stages and at least 3 new characters. We plan to add and revise certain aspects of our fighting system, potentially adding in more familiar mechanics from other platform fighters.

Throughout Early Access, there will be regular biweekly updates with clear patch notes on what has been changed and added. Besides character balances, these will include bug fixes, network optimizations, UI tweaks and new features.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Brawlout came to Early Access following a five-month closed beta period, along with live tests at events like EVO, Super Smash Con, BEAST, EGX, Gamescom and PAX. Along with local multiplayer with up to 4 friends or with AI, Brawlout is playable online in either Ranked or friendly matches. There are private lobbies to practice with your friends, alongside live spectating and Brawlout TV, where players can check out specific match replays from around the world.

There are currently 6 playable fighters: Paco, Volt, King Apu, Chief Feathers, Olaf Tyson and Sephi’ra, each with their own play style and strategies.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will most likely increase after the Early Access period ends.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“For a competitive game, it is absolutely crucial to maintain constant and transparent communication with our Early Access players. You can find our developers and community team on our official Discord, where we’re actively seeking feedback to get the game in the right direction.

We’re also available over Twitter and our official Steam forum. There’s even a reward program, for our most engaged players: Beacons of the Brawl, where top contributors receive access to pre-release preview builds and many exclusive rewards.”
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November 20

Patch 0.85 Now Live

Teching
  • Added Teching: When getting hit, and when your character is still in ‘hit stun’, you can press ‘Dash’ to tech and recover instantly from hit stun. You need to press it in a 8 frame buffer, before touching the ground. You can’t spam the ‘Dash’ button either, as that would lock out the window when you can successfully perform the tech.
  • When successfully performing a tech, you instantly stop your hitstun, and you are invincible for 21 frames. You can also do a tech roll by holding the left or right direction at the start of the tech
  • Before we added teching, characters were invincible during their get-up-from-ground animation. That’s no longer the case. This allows even longer combo strings against opponents who don’t tech or DI the right way.

Tutorial
  • Added a basic tutorial, for newcomers, and an advanced tutorial, which goes over various specific game mechanics, like Air Dashes, Rage Bursts or the Rage Mode

Gameplay
  • Major performance improvements. Optimizing the game code to run on Nintendo Switch at 60FPS has it’s benefits: It now runs at 400 FPS on High-End PCs, on Ultra detail level !!!
  • AI improvements: easier on the lower levels, harder, faster and stronger at higher levels! Runs way smoother in 4 player matches too!

UI
  • Total redesign of all menu screens
  • Added skills overview for each brawler
  • New win screen
  • Fixed several bugs when transitioning around the character select screen
  • Fixed various controller mapping issues


Coming Soon
  • A fix for port priority is in the works, and should hit Steam within the week
  • Our next guest character will join Brawlout just in time for the Nintendo Switch release next month.
  • Character Variants: As well as cosmetic skins, each original Brawlout character has up to three Variants; alt versions of the character with different stats, outfits and even new moves. Our plan is to balance each one of them just right, to make them suitable for competitive tournaments.
  • The more you play a character, you’ll increase its Mastery Level, which in turn unlocks unique rewards
  • You’ll also unlock tons of other cosmetic items for your characters, plus combat effects and lots of taunts for your characters
  • New single player mode: Arcade Tower - battle your way against challenging AI opponents, for even more rewards
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September 24

18 Character Variations Coming Soon



Next MAJOR update comes with 18 Character Variations!
Help us tune their play style just the way you want!

We made a Google Form to gather balancing feedback: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehLKvG707gvVoLjhmY9EZ5Nlr5VWvLKv4A1GPX8kyBev1NbQ/viewform

Thank you!
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About This Game

A new challenger has appeared in the platform fighter arena!

Striking the balance between the growing competitive scene and the genre’s party game roots, Brawlout hopes to cater to the veteran platform fighter, the casual fan and the newcomer looking to make their mark. Brawlout does away with shields and blocking, focusing heavily on the aggressive, fast-paced combat which has made platform fighters so fun to both play and watch.

Each character in Brawlout has their own unique playstyle, catering to specific character archetypes seen in other fighters. Whether you’re a die-hard grappler or a rushdown fiend, there is a fighter for you in Brawlout.

Combined with familiar movement techniques like wavedashing and airdodging, Brawlout adds some extra mechanics seen in other fighting games. The Rage Meter builds up as you both deal and take damage, allowing you either break combos with the Rage Burst or unleash hell with the Rage Mode. The Rage Burst pushes opponents back, breaking their combos and allowing players to create some breathing room at the cost of half their Rage Meter. If the meter fills, you can activate the Rage Mode, increasing the knockback you deal while reducing the amount you take.

As for modes, Brawlout has all you’d expect from a normal platform fighter and then some. Up to four players can compete in local multiplayer in either timed, stock or team battles. AI opponents are also available if you want to practice your team combos with a friend, or if you need to fill out a free for all.

Brawlout’s online suite is suitably robust, with all of the following features:
  • A robust Ranked match system, complete with regional leaderboards
  • 1v1 casual matches for low-stress competition
  • 2-4 player private lobbies where players can practice or mess about to their heart’s content
  • The Brawlout Network where players can check their fight stats, match history and replays
  • Brawlout TV which allows for live spectating and watching of specific player replays
  • Weekly competitive tournaments for those looking to prove their Brawlout skills

Additional modes like the story campaign and single-player challenges are planned to be added during Early Access, along with more characters, gameplay features and other surprises!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (32-bit)
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 GT / AMD HD 6850 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 or above
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad or Controller Recommended
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.5+ GHz Quad core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 or better, ATI 7950 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad or Controller Recommended
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