Featured Items
Games
Software Demos News Recommended
A 2D platform fighter where the best of the baddest-ass warriors in history battle each other in an eternal tourney of champions for bragging rights, infinite mead, and the pure pleasure of delivering a beatdown. Includes online 4 player free for all, team games, custom games, and local play options.
Release Date: Apr 30, 2014
Watch HD video

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game may or may not change significantly over the course of development. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you may want to wait until the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

“Brawlhalla is a fast-paced, super fun, brawl and fall fighting game that we've been loving the heck out of here in the office. Now we need your help!

We're currently adding features, adding content, balancing characters, and improving gameplay. Early Access gives us a huge advantage - real-time feedback from you.

During Alpha and Closed Beta access will be limited, but once we go to Open Beta we will be a free to play game. These Founders Packs are designed for people who want to get in early and help us shape this game. They offer Early Access plus big thank-you rewards once we release. If you aren't convinced you'll have a blast in Brawlhalla just yet, why not wait and check it out when we open things up to everyone?

Get in, have fun, and brawl your heart out!”
Read more

Buy Brawlhalla - Founders Pack

$12.99

Buy Brawlhalla - Founders and Friends Pack

$29.99

Buy Brawlhalla - Collectors Pack

$99.99

Recent updates View all (16)

Patch Notes: Alpha v0.4.1

August 28

Another patch with some quick fixes and a few improvements.

Gameplay

  • Improved consistency of item spawns between online and offline games.

Powers
  • All Ground Pounds: Reduced recover time.
  • Spear Air Quick: Reduced number of hits.
  • Spear Air Quick: Decreased hitbox size, decreased attack duration, increased Force. Direction of Force is now influenced by relative position to target.
  • Spear Neutral Quick: Finished animation.
  • Spear Air Heavy: Decreased hitbox size. Decreased Damage. Decreased Force.
  • Lance Side Heavy: Now correctly carries targets when charged. Increased Force.
  • Hammer Air Side Quick: Increased Force.
  • Hammer Side Quick: Reduced attack duration of power.
  • Bödvar Blood of the Bear: Decreased hitbox size, increased attack duration.
  • Thatch Broadside: Increased Force.

UI
  • Hattori selection and idle animations revised.

Performance
  • Improved gameplay for high ping players by increasing how quickly input delay builds up, but decreased how much rollback those users will experience. Moved threshold up to 150ms ping.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where the VALKRIs would pop at the beginning of online games (graphics bug)
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes the level select screen would crash.
  • Fixed potential desync issue with deaths.
  • Fixed bug that caused thrown items to change the hitbox of mine explosions.
  • Fixed issue that would cause mine explosions to play off the ground.
  • Fixed issues where background would be wrong at the beginning of the match if the pause screen came up too early.
  • Fixed bug where two people could end up with the same legend/color in online play.
  • Fixed bug where random would not inherit the team colors.

2 comments Read more

What Makes a Legend?

August 26

Legends are more ready than ever to take up the challenge in your favorite new platform fighter!

Our biggest gameplay update yet is live and in the wild. Check out the Alpha v 0.4.0 patch and hold on to your hats!

We've done a lot of work to make sure each Legend feels like their own beast. There's a total stat revamp and each Legend now has a set of two melee weapons that they wield in combat! Try your favorite Legends and see how different they feel.

Add to that two brand new Legends: Captain Thatch, and Hattori for our very own Pirates vs. Ninjas action, improved movement and item physics, stage selection, better bots, powers balancing, UI updates, performance improvements, the list goes on and on.

Jump in, check it out, let us know what you think!

Patchnotes here (we did so may awesome updates we had to break the notes into two parts!):
http://steamcommunity.com/games/291550/announcements/detail/263779266009524308
http://steamcommunity.com/games/291550/announcements/detail/263779266009499088
Dev Diary - Making Legends Unique here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/291550/discussions/0/34095684740012674/

0 comments Read more
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

Reviews

“Little gems like Brawlhalla make PAX special... the controls (we played on an Xbox 360 controller) are great, the art style is awesome, and the characters range from a cowboy to a viking.”
Game Zone

“it is a ton of fun to play...Keep an eye on this one, I have a feeling it’s gonna be big.”
Gamers Bliss

Founders Program

The halls of Brawlhalla are now open to Founders! We have three Packs to choose from with increasingly cool Founders rewards.

Each option gives you instant Alpha access so you can start playing right now. They also include in-game currency and exclusive in-game items that you will automatically receive when we begin Open Beta.

Higher-tier packages include Alpha Invites for your friends, so you can all start playing and kicking butt right now!

What Do You Get With Early Access?

Here's what you can expect if you get involved with Early Access today (this list will change as the game evolves, we will be adding and removing content and features for testing):

  • Immediate access to this fun as hell game!
  • Online, custom, and local play modes.
  • Two 4 person free-for-all maps.
  • A 1v1 versus map.
  • Eight characters to chose from
  • Special powers and stats for each character
  • Bugs. Lag. Missing features. Abrupt changes and nerfs (probably to your favorite powers).
  • A constant stream of new features and characters to make the game better and better.
  • Excited Devs active on the forums eagerly listening to what you think!
  • Our eternal thanks (you're our favorite).

Founders Pack



Instant Alpha Access!
Founders Nameplate | Exclusive Steampunk VALKRI | 300 Mammoth Idols ($15 worth)


*Founders Nameplate not pictured.

Founders and Friends Pack



Instant Alpha Access! | 3 Alpha Invite Codes!
Founders Nameplate | Exclusive Steampunk VALKRI | 800 Mammoth Idols ($40 worth)


*Founders Nameplate not pictured.

Collectors Edition



Instant Alpha Access! | 3 Alpha Invite Codes!
Collectors Nameplate | Collectors "Asgardian Elite" Weapon Skins | Collectors "Champion of the Brawl" Bodvar Skin | Collectors "Flames of Ragnarok" KO special effect | Founders Nameplate | Steampunk VALKRI | 3000 Mammoth Idols ($150 worth)


*Collectors "Asgardian Elite" Weapon Skins usable by all characters.
*Collectors Nameplate, Founders Nameplate, and Collectors "Flames of Ragnarok" KO special effect not pictured.

Roadmap

Here's a quick look at where we're headed with the game right now.

Just Added

  • Major Gameplay Improvements
  • Two New Characters
  • Stats Overhaul
  • Lag Improvements

Real Soon
  • More Characters
  • More Maps
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements

Slightly Less Soon
  • Large Team Mode
  • Weapon Skins
  • More Maps
  • More Characters
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements

Later
  • Advancement System
  • Free Character Rotation
  • Novelty Items
  • Even More Maps
  • Even More Characters
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements
  • Open Beta

But all of this will change based on what you tell us!

About the Game

Brawlhalla: An eternal battle arena where the greatest warriors in history brawl to prove who's the best that ever was, is, or will be. Competitors from all eras slug it out in devious and challenging arenas. Every match is an epic test of skill, speed, and strength, and every victory brings added glory and bragging rights to the winners.

Clockwork VALKRIs salt these slugfests with powerful weapons and gadgets. Fighters scramble to grab swords, hammers, blasters, rocket lances and more! Every weapon changes your play style and your options. Gadgets like mines, bombs, and spiked spheres add even more danger into the mix, letting fighters change the course of battle with a well timed-throw or carefully laid trap.

Brawlhalla is a free to play, 2D platform fighting game featuring both online and local modes. When the final version launches it will include:
  • Online Team Brawl - The most popular format, two teams of up to four warriors face off in a frenetic, no holds barred brawl.
  • 4 Player Online Free for All - Ranked or casual matches where four fighters enter, but only one can win.
  • Local Free for All - Up to 4 players can play in free for all mode on one computer - perfect for friendly face-offs.
  • Local Custom Teams - Team-up on your local machine, by adding up to 4 bots into the mix for living-room level mayhem.

Brawlhalla Early Access is available now!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 75 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 75 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please note it does not currently work on 10.6.8, but we are working to resolve that and will update this page as soon as we have it fixed.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
152 products in account
4 reviews
5.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
So here's my synopsis so far (Keep in mind I haven't played for long) The game has some pretty serious lag issues but they did state that that was going to happen. The characters are cool looking and I like that. But the problem that I see is that all the characters are the same other than looks, which sort of bothers me. I would recommend the game as the gameplay is a lot of fun and enjoyable.
EDIT: Alright so Now that I've played the game a litle more I want to elaborate more. The devs said they were making the characters unique and that's fantastic I'm super pumped for it, with the new patches there's not really balance issues. Today I got to play with my friend locally and I had SO much fun! I would highly recommend this game
Posted: April 30
Was this review helpful? Yes No
29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
150 products in account
24 reviews
2.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
*Updated as of version 0.2. Updates in (parentheses)*
Brawlhalla is pretty much a smash bro's for the PC, except with a few twists.

Here's a Quick Look video I did so you expierence for yourself what this game is like. I've got a summary below for those of you who just like the short and dirty summary. I won't judge. (Please note that throwing weapons is nowhere near as effective now, resulting in longer brawls and less chaotic deaths)

http://youtu.be/-RJhu-8S4co

The basic concept of this game is to knock your opponents off the stage the most to win a match. There's no health bars to be seen, and only two basic attack buttons, light and heavy. The heavy attack being what you'll need to use if you wanna send your oppenents rocketing off the screen. Now while you can choose to fight with your bare fists, you can also use the few weapons that constantly get scattered throughout the match. Each weapon you pick up gives you a new moveset to fight with exception for some one-time-use ones like the battlehorn, mines, bombs, and spikeball. And that's pretty much all I can say about the mechanics of the game besides you can dodge, too.

However, as simple as it may be, it's still a blast to play over and over again, even better when you have friends over who you can banter with and taunt. It's just satisfying to send enemies bouncing off walls to their demise, even more so when you bounce your weapons/bombs off walls and hit them when they least expected it. I also like when you're waiting a short while for a match to begin, you get matched up with some bots so you're not waiting around and doing nothing.

But let's get some of the negatives out of the way.

Now I know this is early access, so I'm willing to excuse most of these things I'm about to list:
*If you plan to play online, be prepared for terrible lag and characters warping all around the screen. It also isn't fun when you see your weapon connect with an opponent, but it phases through them like a ghost. (Also the online scene is pretty much dead at this point. Not many people playing)
*Although there are 4(5 now) different characters currently, they don't play any differently. While it may be balanced, I'd like some variety. (This has been changed somewhat in the new patch. Characters have different stats and some unique moves depending on what you're using)
*There is currently only 1 stage and 1 mode you can play, which is a straight deathmatch. Now don't get me wrong, the mode and stage are solid, but at least one more map and maybe a team dealthmatch should've been thrown in as well. (There's a new 1v1 match currently, but if you're single player, you have to do a weird thing by turning off bots, which really leaves one left to fight and allows you to play it. You should just be allowed to click a bot to turn it off or have a stage select.)
*The game is super short currently and there isn't much to do/unlock. I've only played for an hour currently and have already seen everything this game has to offer. While this game has great replay value, I'm certain this might turn a few people away for the price this is currently listed at.
*Unfortunately, there is also a lack of unique weapons, too. There's a hammer, sword, lance, and a gun, not including the throwing weapons. While the reskinned weapons they have in there may look like they do something different, they don't, so this limits the amount of diversity and mayhem that can happen on screen.

But hey, even after all that, why do I still recommend this game? Because it's still fun. And if you're willing to overlook just the lack of content it suffers from currently, I'm sure it'll grow into something better. And if the price tag is the issue, this will become free to play in the future, so you can wait until then to get it. It'll probably have more content by then, too.

So to sum it up, this is a solid game that can grow into something much bigger. The local multiplayer is fantastic right now, and if you can stand the lag or maybe get lucky, you may find the online multiplayer fun as well. So if you can look past some the of negatives I listed, you're gonna find yourself having a great time with this game.

(I'll try to keep this review up to date, so when major updates start rolling out, please feel free to yell at me to give another look at this game.)
Posted: April 30
Was this review helpful? Yes No
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
75 products in account
4 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I'm not going to lie. Right now this game is barely playable and a laggy mess online (its in alpha 0.0.1, so you have to expect it.) But that did not stop me and my friends from having loads of fun. I'm going to say do not pick this game up now, but pick it up after it gets some fine tuning. I can't wait to see what direction this game goes and I have a feeling its going to be up with there with the best.
Posted: April 30
Was this review helpful? Yes No
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
292 products in account
6 reviews
4.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I can say after only a few minutes of gameplay that this game has INFINITE POTENTIAL. Of course it's in early access but i can just feel it. It plays wonderfully with a controller and it gives some of the SMSB feeling that we all miss these days. Keep an eye out for updates!
Posted: April 30
Was this review helpful? Yes No
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
23 products in account
2 reviews
21.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
If you are looking for a Super Smash Brothers kind game, this is it! It is in Alpha, with only 4 characters, and limited moves...but the developers have been keeping in constant contact on the forums and they already have a ton of things planned. I enjoy this game a lot!
Posted: May 1
Was this review helpful? Yes No