Santa Cruz, California - March 27th, 2012 - Team2Bit's Kickstarter campaign to fund the completion of their old school beat 'em up game, Fist Puncher, has officially launched. The campaign runs through April 29th and aims to raise $10,000.
Fist Puncher follows a team of vigilantes led by Dr. Karate, world renowned neurosurgeon and black belt, as they perform unnecessary surgery on the crime lords that hold a lawless city in their brutal grip. The gameplay is true to the classic era of button mashing brawlers, as players choose from a diverse cast of characters and take to the streets to battle endless waves of thugs and ruffians. But Fist Puncher offers a deeper experience than the quarter eating games that made the genre famous, including RPG elements and extensive unlockable content. ?Think Double Dragon meets Castle Crashers?, says studio co-founder Jake Lewandowski.
Already in development for over a year, Fist Puncher touts thousands of pixel art sprites and backgrounds that capture a nostalgic retro gaming aesthetic. The Kickstarter rewards range from copies of Fist Puncher to an appearance as a pixel art character in the game.
Fans of Team2Bit?s appearance as Team Fist Puncher on IGN?s ?The Next Game Boss? can also receive a digital copy of Washington?s Wig, their running platformer featuring George Washington?s fictional dog and a similar 8-bit art style.
Fist Puncher is slated for release on Xbox LIVE Indie Games and PC, and Team2Bit hopes a successful Kickstarter will attract publishers and open doors to other platforms.
Team2Bit is an independent videogame development studio consisting of brothers Jake and Matt Lewandowski. The duo recently won ?The Next Game Boss?, IGN?s reality television series that pitted teams of indie developers against each other with the ultimate goal of creating a fully playable game over the course of a week.
The Next Game Boss can be seen on YouTube?s Start network:
Additional information on Team2Bit and Fist Puncher is available at: