BAYANI is a 1-on-1, indie fighting game that is heavily inspired by the Philippines’ rich history, culture, and mythology. The game features a combination of 2D fighting and full 3D graphics and simplified 6 button controls with fast-paced gameplay.
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Release Date:
Jun 11, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“BAYANI has been through lots of iteration, development started 2016 and has been demoed on different events where the game is played by beginners, casuals and pro fighting game enthusiast. All the important and precious feedbacks collected over the years molded the game as to what it is today – a game worthy to be called a “fighting game” enjoyed by casual and professional players alike. But we are far along from being done as we need more months to develop the characters, game balance, new features and overall game polish.

BAYANI is the first commercial fighting game developed in the Philippines, our team is small but we are serious on our goal to deliver a fighting game experience that is worth playing. With early access, we can get more players involved in the development to help us fine tune, balance and be with us as we move along in developing more features of the game. We are eager to work with the community – join us and let’s make BAYANI even more awesome!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to be in Early Access until Q4 2020. Depending on how our development progresses we could either release earlier or later.”

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

“The following are the planned features for the full version of the game
  • 9 Base Characters
  • More Stages
  • Arcade Mode
  • Local Versus Mode
  • Online Versus Mode
  • Practice Mode
  • Story Mode
  • Relics Collection
  • More Polished Gameplay
  • More Polished User Interface
  • More Music and Voice Overs.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The following features are planned to be part of the early access version.

  • 7 playable characters
  • Arcade Mode
  • Versus Mode
  • Training Mode
  • 6 stages.
  • Sound effects and partial voice overs.
  • Fully animated game intro with theme song
  • Original character soundtracks
  • Controller support with option to re-map

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

“We plan to increase the price as more features and content becomes available in the game.”

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

“BAYANI will be in an going state of constant updates and improvements until all the features that we planned are developed and the game completely released. Feedback from players is super precious especially to a small indie team like ours. The better the community get involved the better the game will become.

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“No video game genre assembles a cast of heroes quite like the fighting game. So when creating the very first Filipino fighting game, why not populate its roster with our own national heroes?”
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“An indie fighting game built around Philippine history with the backing of Filipino Champ.”

“Remixed Filipino history inspired this fighting game.”

About This Game

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BAYANI is a fast-paced 1-on-1 indie fighting game that features a simplified 6 button control scheme. It is designed with accessibility in mind as it is meant to be easy to pick-up for newcomers to the fighting game genre. It utilizes one button specials and moves that can easily chain to one another to lower the barrier of entry.

With the help of professionals in the fighting game industry as well as support from the local fighting game community (FGC), it is designed to be competitive with deep and intricate gameplay mechanics suitable for high-level play and mind games. At it's core, BAYANI is an easy to play but difficult to master. By decreasing the skill level for execution, players can focus more on the mind-games and high-level of play needed to master the genre.


BAYANI features a fast-paced combat system with air dashes, fast movement speed, reversals, reset mechanics, break mechanic, projectiles, grabs, powerful Fatal Strikes and devastating Final Arts to give the players a plethora of options to choose from. Opening up your opponent, baiting out attacks, and managing meter is needed to completely master the game fully.


Making the game easier to play without taking away its depth and complexity is one of the main goals of BAYANI. By decreasing the execution barrier, players can focus more on the deep mind games and complex mechanic interactions that are present in fighting games. The game can be played using the keyboard, a gamepad, an arcade stick, or whatever controller the player wishes to use. As it uses a simplified 6-button control scheme, players can play with what is most comfortable to them.


BAYANI's final roster on release will include 8 unique characters with different archetypes, playstyles, and mechanics. Every character in BAYANI are all inspired by historical figures that have had a significant impact in the country’s history. This makes every character unique and different to play and makes for a varied playing experience.


All stages in the game is based on real locations in the Philippines where each stage has significant relation to the game characters and their real life inspirations.


  • Philippine history inspired characters: All the characters in the game are inspired from REAL LIFE historical personalities of the Philippines.
  • Stages base on real locations: All stages in the game are based on real locations in the Philippines where each stage has significant relation to the game character's real life inspiration.
  • Single Player Arcade Mode: Fight against random AI controlled opponents in a one-on-one close quarter combat.
  • 2 Players Versus Mode: Choose your favorite character and compete with your family and friends through local 1v1 multiplayer.
  • Training Mode: Check character moves, practice devastating combos and explore each available BAYANI character.
  • Immersive Soundtrack: Feel each character's personality, strength, sadness and conflict through originally composed music.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
    • Processor: i5 4th Gen
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
    • Processor: i7 2nd Gen
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 1050 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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