Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kickstart the Week: Fist of Awesome by Nicoll Hunt

...and the Kickstarter Video of the Year award goes to Fist of Awesome!

FIST OF AWESOME is a time-travelling-lumberjack-em-up, a sorely underrepresented genre by anyone's metric. It's a modern homage to classics like Streets of Rage and Final Fight, but with more time travel and lumberjacks.
Nicoll Hunt (of I Fight Bears) put together a sweet little video for Fist of Awesome, which just so happens to look like a sweet little game. It's an iOS/Android side scrolling beat-em-up with characters in the style of the old Sierra classics (King's Quest, Police Quest), and lots of woodland creatures to punch.

My biggest gripe with games like this on touch devices is the control scheme. But from reading the Kickstarter listing, Nicoll is clearly concerned with that as well. It's very comforting to read that "the primary goal of the system is to ensure that you never look at the placement of your fingers to pull off any move. Touchscreen violence will never be the same again."

The project is currently at 20% of its £5,000 goal, with 28 days to go. With a low priced digital game, it's hard to break out on Kickstarter, but Fist of Awesome is off to a great start. You can jump in for a copy of the game at £5 (that's $8 for US cheapskates) or go all out and add the Echolevel chip tunes soundtrack, a poster, a t-shirt, and more. At £200 you'll get everything, plus an appearance as a background character in the game, and at £500 you will be a playable character. YOU TOO CAN PUNCH A BEAR IN THE MOUTH.

Check out Fist of Awesome on Kickstarter:

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