A tense, fast-paced 2D fighting game that anyone can play... because it's TURN-BASED! Strike, evade and punish! Knock 'em down and press the advantage! Meet wacky characters, and challenge your friends to an epic battle of wits!
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Release Date:
Jul 29, 2022
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The core gameplay of Mega Knockdown is in a mostly completed state, but we'd like to further polish the game before its release, and improve its graphics. Early Access is a great opportunity to get this game in players' hands and shape it to the community's liking.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Mega Knockdown is an independent project maintained by two developers in their spare time. For this reason, it could take at least one year for us to finish the game in its current state.”

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

“We expect to adjust the balance and moveset of the characters as Early Access goes on. Additionally, we would like to put in more original music tracks and at least one new character. We'd also like to visually revamp the endings. We recently accomplished a major development goal, which was to implement native online multiplayer without relying on Steam Remote Play or Parsec. Now that we have an artist working with us, we are planning a suite of graphical improvements to the game.

We may prioritize other features pending community feedback and available resources.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Mega Knockdown is in Early Access with six characters:

-Nick Beardguy
-Shotokan Artist Paul
-Big Billy
-M.M. Lewis
-Mahogany Marv
-Doctor Flatskin

Early Access will allow local and Online Multiplayer, and the following single-player modes:

-Arcade Mode (with story scenes)
-Survival
-VS CPU
-Training
-Tutorial
-THE PAUL ZONE

...as well as Blitz (timed) variants.”

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

“We may increase the price of this game at the end of the Early Access period, or when major features are added. We don't plan to nickel-and-dime existing owners: all updates/additions to the game to be free for at least the first year after EA begins.”

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

“Player feedback will help us shape the balance of the characters and prioritize features to add to the game.”
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About This Game

The 2D Fighting Game With a Twist: It's Turn-Based!



Mega Knockdown's simultaneous turn-based gameplay system makes it a unique, beginner-friendly fighting game experience that is easy to learn, but hard to master.

Fighting game veterans and newbies alike can jump right in to advanced level mindgames without spending a lot of time learning execution or complex inputs. Learn fighting games, or teach them to your friends!

Gameplay Highlights
  • Simple controls with no timing requirement
  • Experience classic fighting game archetypes: the fireball-throwing martial artist, the grappler, the long-limbed poke specialist, and more!
  • Jockey for position and weave in and out of range of attacks. Are you a true master of fighting game footsies? Prove it!
  • Get the upper hand on your opponents with a knockdown, and press the advantage with a 'meaty attack' on their wakeup!
  • Enrage and astound your friends with a well placed 'tick throw'!
  • Express yourself! Do you carefully block and punish your way to victory, or do you assert dominance with a wild and aggressive gameplan?

How does it work?

Each turn, players choose a combat action and a movement action in secret. Then, both players' actions resolve simultaneously over the course of a few seconds. Predicting the opponent's actions and choosing the right counterplay is the key to victory.

The basic actions are attacks, blocks and throws:


  • Attacks can beat out other moves through superior range or speed. Some attacks also knock players down, restricting that player's movement and slowing their attacks next turn. This emulates the "wakeup game" seen in most fighting games.
  • Blocking prevents damage from attacks, and usually puts the defender at an advantage next turn, or grants a free counter-attack ("punish") against the opponent.
  • Throws can break an opponent's guard, but have short range.

The game's six characters also have unique special moves which change how they play the game.



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Modes and Features:

  • Arcade Mode (with story scenes)
  • Online Multiplayer Lobbies
  • Local Versus
  • Interactive Tutorial
  • Survival Mode
  • Blitz speed variants
  • Training Mode with frame data display
  • Controller Support
  • Accessible difficulty settings
  • 6 Playable Characters
  • 2 Selectable Art Styles

Fun fact: Mega Knockdown was originally developed as a card game for the 2017 season of the CUDO Plays design competition.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-6300HQ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: Intel i5-6300HQ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection

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