FREE Closed Beta sign ups at www.brawlhalla.com! 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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (697 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 30, 2014

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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!”
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December 12

Closed Beta Rolls On!

Free Closed Beta sign up --> www.brawlhalla.com

We are getting an amazing reaction from all of our Early Access players. Lots of people are in, playing, commenting, letting us know what is working and what they'd like to see change. The community is just getting better and better!

We've got some great new changes for you in our latest patch. Arcade Mode gets an overhaul and is now scored differently, has better rewards, and a cleaner UI. Our first new map, Stadium, opens up for some serious competition. Bug fixes, power tweaks, art updates and more are just a click away!

Check out the full Beta v. 1.2.0 patch notes:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/291550/announcements/detail/236767819242303464

Thanks for all the interest and help. Keep the feedback coming, and most importantly keep having a blast!

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December 12

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.2.0

Kasper and Friends Quest for the Cause

  • We are teaming up with www.kasperandfriends.com for their American Cancer Society charity drive.
  • We added a weapon skin, The Cure Seeker, to the in game store for a limited time.
  • The Cure Seeker will only be available for purchase from 12/12/14 through 01/02/15.
  • We will give all of our proceeds from The Cure Seeker to Kasper and Friends Quest for the Cause!

New Map
  • Stadium is now in and ready to fight on.
  • Let's get ready to rummmmmmble!

Single Player Tournament
  • Lots of fun improvements to our Arcade Mode.
  • Arcade Mode now called Single Player Tournament.
  • Win condition now based on 3 Lives instead of Timed.
  • Arcade Mode scoreboard has been updated with more recent artwork and now give a better break down of the scoring system.
  • Updated tournament UI to include models of each contestant and transitions between each stage.
  • Trophy awarded per character for tournament placement.
  • Stars awarded per character for tournament score.

Community Request
  • Increased time server will wait to prioritize full groups instead of groups with bots.
  • New soft platform in the middle of Brawlhaven to improve gameplay.
  • Improved bot pathing through soft platforms.

Powers
  • Unarmed Quick Neutral: Reduced Force.
  • Lance Air Heavy: No longer cancels when hitting the wall.
  • Sword Quick Neutral: Reduced Damage and Force.
  • Sword Air Side Quick: Slightly reduced Force on first hit.
  • Hammer Quick Neutral: Reduced Damage and Force.
  • Hammer Down Quick: You can now jump immediately out of this move, making follow-ups possible. Should improve Hammer's performance in 1v1.
  • Hammer Side Heavy: Reduced hit window duration.
  • Spear Down Heavy: Increased Minimum Charge Time. Reduced Force.
  • Gnash Heavy Rock Slam: Increased Force. Power is now a multihit while descending to improve carrying targets into the final hit.
  • Scarlet Boiling Point: Hit box better matches the steam cloud, and tails off in power at the end of the attack.

Gameplay
  • Default colors for Blue Team lightened to increase visibility.
  • You can now set a score to win in Timed mode.
  • Item spawning now adjusts to the number of active players in Lives mode.

Art
  • New painted background and platforms for Fjord map.
  • New painted platforms for Grumpy Temple map.

UI
  • The level icon displays that are visible during the level voting phase have been updated to match the new artwork for the levels they represent.
  • The adjustable custom game settings can now wrap around. Time now moves in increments of 1 minute and damage ratio moves in increments of 0.25.

Performance
  • Attempted fix for the startup crash.
  • Improved client-side memory management for online games.
  • Fixed a client memory leak that caused frame drops and generally lowered performance.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where other players' costumes would appear transparent if you did not own them in the Character Select Screen.
  • Fixed bug causing Mallhalla purchase feedback animations to sometimes not play when the purchase confirmation window first opens.
  • Fixed a bug where players were not showing the KO effect on the last life in Lives modes.
  • Fixed a bug where bots could rapidly alternate directions in place.
  • Fixed bug that could cause characters to get flipped when using an ability near the top of the wall.
  • Fixed bug where sometimes the controller would stop being active after a game was over.
  • Fixed bug where looping sounds could get stuck until the client was restarted after online play.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sword's Quick Air Side animation would end abruptly.
  • Fixed a bug where viewing the controls from Training Mode when you have custom keybinds set could cause the controls to behave incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed you to set an infinite time limit for custom online games.
  • Fixed a display bug where online games appeared to end with ~2 seconds remaining.
  • Fixed bug where dodge could get stuck after pulling up the overlay when playing with controller.
  • Fixed bug where edit keybinds was not available from the main menu.
  • Fixed a bug where the keyboard could keep your controller from working if you used it to show another program.

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


Interested in joining Closed Beta? Sign up --> www.brawlhalla.com

Want instant access? The halls of Brawlhalla are always open to Founders! We have three Packs to choose from with increasingly cool Founders rewards.

Each option gives you instant Beta 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 Beta 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.
  • Four 4 person free-for-all maps.
  • A 1v1 versus map.
  • 11 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 Beta Access!
Founders Nameplate | Exclusive Steampunk VALKRI | 315 Mammoth Coins ($15 worth)


*Founders Nameplate not pictured.

Founders and Friends Pack



Instant Beta Access! | 3 Beta Invite Codes!
Founders Nameplate | Exclusive Steampunk VALKRI | 860 Mammoth Coins ($40 worth)


*Founders Nameplate not pictured.

Collectors Edition



Instant Beta Access! | 3 Beta 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 | 3400 Mammoth Coins ($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 This 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!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
    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
52 of 62 people (84%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Early Access Review
This is the closest you'll get to Super Smash Bros on Steam and It's awesome!!
7/10
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
Brawlhalla is a 2D brawler made by Blue Mammoth Games and published by Xaviant Games for Windows and Mac.

--Review is updated with new content and changes--

Menu:
First of all i don't know why but the menu is not in 16:9 while the rest of the game is, which seems weird because the game is PC only so far. At the moment i find the settings for both graphics and audio below minimal. Things like resolution settings and audio sliders are missing. Fullscreen or window is there but you need resolution options for it to really help. In a fighting game i really want to change the difficulty of the NPC's as i improve in the game but that option is also missing. The menu is easy to navigate with greyed out buttons for not yet available content.

Controls:
There is full controller support for a fighting game i would love to be able to rebind it but can't. Keyboard and mouse support which is rebindable. Everything feels responsive though fighters feel better with controller. Icons for buttons change ingame depending on what device you use.

Ingame:
Arcade mode is in the form of tournaments against NPC's though with the missing difficulty option it's more of a tutorial mode. The real tutorial mode is also there and you get a 1v1 unlimited battle. The gameplay is satisfying and animations do not disappoint. I feel that the wide and expanding character roster uses mostly similar moves except for the super moves depending on the weapon. Items drop in the battle in the form of spike balls, bombs, explosive diggy bombs? and swords. When grabbing a sword you randomly get one of your characters weapons like dual pistols, spears, katana's or claws. There is a powered lance with which depending on the character you can perform moves like shooting out a steam blast or do a big dash forward. Overall i would like to see more item and weapon variety since the character roster doesn't lack. Characters all look unique and there is a good gender balance.

Multiplayer:
This is where the game shines! Brawlhalla has a very functional matchmaking online multiplayer mode and something that PC games lack so greatly, local co-op. When entering online matchmaking you go into a pre-fight to practise while players are being matched. I was able to get into a match literally 1 second after getting out of the loading screen. It is not possible to see what country a player is from though you do see their names. Lag was very minimal to non existant, however you can't see the latency you or others are having. Steam says there is cross-platform multiplayer but i am not aware of releases other than PC and Mac.

Achievements:
No steam achievements available yet.

DLC:
None known yet.

Conclusion:
Brawlhalla is a satisfying brawler with lots of unique characters and weapons. The game shines in it's very functional multiplayer. I read somewhere that it would be F2P which would be awesome if not let's wait on that price.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Early Access Review
awesome game , much fun and i love it <3

nice characters and skills and colors , music..so fun matches


i see a future for this game , i believe its worth a try so try it !
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Early Access Review
So far, you can really sum it up with "Smash-Awesomenauts-Brawl".

It's a very fun button smashing platform fighter with simple controls and cool characters. And it sounds like lots more will be added in the future.


Play it if you like pressing buttons. ;)


A note to those not in the U.S.- They currently only have beta servers in Atlanta, GA, United States.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
Who doesn't like Smash Bros.?
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
62.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
Great action with tight controls, smooth netcode, speedy matchmaking and most of all: fun.

My son and I stopped playing Smash Brothers the Saturday after it released to play this, if that tells you anything.

You can take a look at my full first impressions on YouTube: http://youtu.be/ymwMVyOthpY or on Steam:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=345425900
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
Early Access Review
If you don't have Wii U or 3DS to play Super Smash Bros 4. Try this.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Early Access Review
*** EARLY ACCESS REVIEW ***

Ok, so I tuned up to MMOBomb like I usually do and watched Magicman covering this game with some "First-Look" gameplay.
During the entire video all I had in mind was "I WANT TO PLAY THIS GAME!!!".
Then Magicman said somehting like "So if you guys want to check this game up it's now on Steam's Early Access Game program and will be open for all during Open Beta".
Quick Google search gave me 2 last keys in some giveaway (for me and a friend) and I hopped into the game.

Now for the actual game review:
*I've only played for a little over an hour*
I can't stress how polished the game is for one in the Early Access Game program. It is in a very good state and to me, it means they know what they're doing.

P2W? (Spoiler: No! ;))
Ok, so a quick look at the cash shop shows cosmetic items only, "skins", basically DOTA 2, CS:GO, LoL, SMITE, etc style of cash shop.
This was very important for me since it's a brawler game which requires skill (or just button smashing ;)) and not overpowered items.

Balancing:
I'm not too sure about this one, but there's one heavy attack that seem to be a little bit overpowered to me, maybe it's just me, obviously I don't know the numbers and math but hopefully if that's the case it'll be balanced. Other than that one heavy attack, everything seem to be fine so far (with a little over an hour of gameplay).

Matchmaking and connectivity:
Connectivity:
I've had a little bit of lag (one person in the room kept rubberbanding) but that is probably because at the time I was playing there were about 11 more people in the game (at least according to Steam).
So I suppose the matchmaking system was "forced" to match people together even if they lived in different continents. All other matches except for this one were pretty solid.
Matchmaking:
I'm not entirely sure if there's a ranked matchmaking system in place right now but I'm almost certain ranked matchmaking system (hidden or not) will be a feature in the future for the more competitive people. And I'd actually like that. But right now there's none, as far as I can tell.
If you want to play with friends (online), you can still do so with the "Custom Online", at the time of writing this review I've had no one to test it with and even if I had someone, friend list in the game is currently disabled. But it's safe to assume that you just invite people to your own created room and you just play.
You can also play in a local match and it's just like in your old console, each device (controller/keyboard) is one player, and you can actually play with a controller (P1) and a keyboard (P2), this is really cool and very helpful for people with only one controller who still want to play locally with a friend or sibiling. I really liked this feature :)

Characters and visuals:
There are currently 11 characters, all very unique in style.
The artstyle of the game is very pretty in my opinion but it's very cartoonish, I assume it might be a turn off for a few people but I personally just LOVE IT.

Music and sound effects:
Background music:
I like the background music, nothing much to say about this one, I just hope they'll release more tracks as more maps will be released in the future.
Sound effects:
Sound effects are awesome. I wish (and here's a suggestion to the developers) that, well, I'll put it this way. I saw all the different cosmetic things, even the cloud of dust when you knock people out can be customized (not yet though because you can't purchase any custom ones yet), so what I wish to see is customizable sound effects for attacks and such. I'd buy these FOR SURE.

Maps:
Map layouts are pretty much your typical brawler-type-of-game-map-layout, nothing you can do wrong with this one so it's all good.
There are currently only 4 maps in the game which kind of disappointed me a little bit but at the same time kind of understandable. I'm not looking for anything over 10 so 4 maps during beta is a good thing I guess. Gives them something to release post-launch in different updates.

Controller vs. Keyboard, movement and attacks:
I'll be honest here, I didn't even try to play this game with a keyboard and I don't think I ever will.
This kind of games is MEANT to be played with a controller. I rarely play with a controller but I have one for this reason exactly - games like this.
Controls are smooth and movement and attacks are fluid. Only one thing I didn't like, I think the gravity needs to be increased just a little bit (really just a tiny bit), sometimes I felt too "floaty" :P

Missions:
There's a currently-disabled feature called "Missions", I have no idea what that is but I'm really looking forward to see what it is so I thought I'd add it to the review for when it'll be added (so I'll update the review when it'll be enabled).

Overall, I'd suggest everyone to at least try this game. I'm not even that much into brawlers but I will definitely hop onto this game every now and then to kill some time and have fun.
Going to have a lot of fun with friends in the next weekend playing this game hehe :)
I just hope they keep the cash shop cosmetic and other than that can't wait for the game to go into Open Beta and Release. I will most likely update this review when that happens :)
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Early Access Review
A great little brawler.
The only bad thing is the online mutiplayer is a bit laggy at times. (I'm still using ADSL :( very sad and I'm in Australia)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
Sign up for beta at brawlhalla.com ~~ its worth it

Amazing game. Plays a lot like Smash Bros but the combat is certainly different. Awesome art style :)
There are currently 6 types of weapons. Sword, spear, lance, guns, hammer, and katars. Each different weapon has a different playstyle and each character has two weapon specalizations. Katar/guns are quite fast , hammer and lance are quite slow, sword and spear are pretty quick but more or less in the middle.
Still needs some time to smooth out some imbalances and reduce server lag.
Developer seems pretty devoted to it thus far!


TL;DR: Recommend. Weapons. Punching. Throwing. Explosions. PvP. Developer has a pulse.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
Really fun and great game, if you like 4 v 4 brawls you'll love this game.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Early Access Review
An updated version of Super Smash Bros., I actually hate Super Smash Bros. (DONT HATE ME FOR IT!), but for some odd reason I like this game, maybe its since it has a setup I am used to, or the gameplay is slightly different, but I can play this game versus SSB,
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Early Access Review
Awesome game, would definitely play this again! Losing your character, especially when the map is fully zoomed out, can sometimes be a problem. Looking forward to what the developers come up with, lots of potential.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
Early Access Review
Well worth signing up for beta on their website to get into ASAP.

+ little PC brother of Super Smash Bros
+ 4 player multiplayer
+ controller support
+ pretty solid for a beta
+ lots of fun

- a few bugs (namely hitboxes)
- lag in multiplayer
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Early Access Review
I tried beta and I must say that I liked it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Early Access Review
It's really nice to see a brawler on PC. Definatly alot easier to learn and play that SSB. I've been enjoying it alot so far and hope to see more from it in the future.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Early Access Review
When a Wii-U don't got yo back-

Brawlhalla at u gurl.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Early Access Review
Basically Super Smash Bros but better, to the Music and even to the moves. 9/10 Looking forward to what this game has to offer! <3
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Early Access Review
This game remindes me of Super smash bros.The concept of the game is good and the game has nice chars. to play with.As an early access review i suggest the developer to add some more good moves to the chars.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
Great 2D Brawl game.Just Like Super Smash Bros and Hero Fighter lel.Game is Great and awesome combat.The default controls made a mess.Getting defeated again and again.I had to change the controls and play it.Great Mechanics and stuff.But one thing the dev shouldn't have add the point reduction while falling -_- 7/10Play this game unless u don't wanna get angry and destroy ur computer -_-

Pros ~
Great 2D GFX
Good Combat
Lots of Fun in MP
Great Characters
And it's 70MB lel


Cons ~
Keeps falling
Bad Controls
Point Reduction
And In-Game coins -_-
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