Punch Planet is a Competitive Sci-Fi 2D fighter with a rich and immersive universe, spanning exotic planets, advanced cities, and alien races.
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Very Positive (157) - 93% of the 157 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 8, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Punch Planet's Local Versus, Online Versus, CPU Versus and Training modes are ready to be explored with 8 characters and 5 stages to choose from. We are excited to make Punch Planet available during its Early Access development while we balance the game around community feedback. Please join us as we add additional characters, content, and polish to our Sci-Fi indie fighter.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Additional content, polish, and balancing may take up to an additional year or more.”

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

“As the game comes to completion we will add more character/stage content, update music and fx, as well as add new modes and features including story, arcade, and trials.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Early Access currently includes 8 playable characters, 5 stages, local versus, CPU versus, online multiplayer featuring GGPO with 8 player lobbies, and robust training mode.”

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

“Our Early Access price covers all outlined content leading up to the full release of the game. This includes all characters, stages, modes, and various improvements. Pricing for those who do not participate in Early Access may be different or require additional purchases to receive similar content.”

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

“Players are encouraged to join in discussion on our forums and discord, where all feedback is considered to improve Punch Planet”
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About This Game

Punch Planet is a Competitive Sci-Fi 2D fighter with a rich and immersive universe, spanning exotic planets, advanced cities, and alien races.


Punch Planet is developed by 3 longtime competitors. Our focus is to create a fighting game with a solid foundation of competitive mechanics while also introducing a new depth of story, humor, and design.


Roy, an undercover Detective for the Luna PD is caught up in a galactic conspiracy. Framed for a high profile murder, he must follow his only lead to Planet K-0. Known to many as Punch Planet, it is the central hub for the evil scum of the Universe. There, he will have to track down the real murderer and bring them back to his home world in an attempt to clear his name.


Punch Planet features classic 1v1 competitive multiplayer and online gameplay featuring GGPO.

Local Versus Mode (AVAILABLE NOW!)
Punch Planet features classic 1v1 competitive multiplayer.

Battle against the CPU with multiple difficulty and behavior settings.

Online Versus Mode (AVAILABLE NOW!)
Play online featuring official GGPO rollback netcode. Join the official Punch Planet Discord for community matchmaking.
    8 Player Lobbies
    Ranked and Casual Matchmaking (TBD)
    Online Training Mode (TBD)

Training Mode (AVAILABLE NOW!)
Punch planet features a robust training mode.
    Hit Box Viewers
    Frame Data Overlay
    Dummy Recording
    Reversal Options
    State Saving

Story Mode (RELEASE TBD)
Story mode will include Animated Cutscenes, Arcade, Bonus, and Survival Style challenges as you play as Roy through the main story arc.

Arcade Modes (RELEASE TBD)
Punch planet will feature a variety of single player modes including Arcade and Trials.


Time Canceling (T-METER)
Galactic Civilization has reached new heights. With the introduction of Time Canceling Devices, users are able to travel through time! The technology is fairly new and limited, currently allowing travel up to 1 second into the past for small corrections to everyday problems. The devices come equipped with an auto fail safe which will disintegrate your former self preventing any possible time paradox.

Use these devices to perform special mechanics such as Double Time Canceling (DTC), Jump Time Canceling (JTC), and Absorb Time Canceling (ATC). Be careful, energy is limited and is directly connected to your TC Meter.

Energy Attacks (E-METER)
Perform enhanced versions of your characters unique attacks by spending 1 E-Meter. Combine 2 or more E-Meter stocks to execute a powerful Advanced Attack.



8 Playable Characters
5 Stages
Online Multiplayer (GGPO)
Local, and CPU Versus
Training Mode
Competitive Play

Arcade Mode
Trials & Challenges
Story Mode

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: i7-4700MQ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Gtx 750 M
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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