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Mighty Fight Federation is an upcoming arena fighter inspired by both other arena fighters and one-on-one fighting games alike. Its combat system is intended to be accessible, as well as scale up to competitive play. Playable characters include a set of insane original characters, alongside familiar characters from other games, like ToeJam and Earl, and Yooka and Laylee. I recently had a chance to sit down with the game’s co-creator, Julian Spillane, to discuss its…

Slayers for Hire is an upcoming platform fighter that features a unique cast of characters ranging from a baseball player to a dragon. Each character is designed to feel unique, with the dragon playing like a boss character. Currently in Early Access, plans for the game include a story mode and mod support. I recently had the chance to sit down with Meta Games founder Ryan Gilbrech to discuss the game’s inspirations, how some of…

Interviewer’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Rushdown Revolt is an upcoming platform fighter that also takes a fair amount of influence from more traditional one-on-one fighting games. It has its roots in the canceled platform fighter Icons, but changes quite a bit about the game’s more Super Smash Bros.-like formula. It features characters and stages that will be familiar to Icons players, but offers, among other changes, a much different style…

Interviewer’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Paradise Killer is an upcoming open-world murder mystery game. In it, you play as the formerly exiled investigator Lady Love Dies as she attempts to discover who killed the council that oversees the development of Paradise. The game does not have a set path and allows you to convict anyone of the murder—as long as you have a case that holds up in court. I…

Interviewer’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Monster Crown is a dark upcoming monster taming RPG that is set to launch on Steam Early Access on July 31st. In it, you play as a 14-year-old kid who is leaving behind their peaceful farm life and setting out with naught but a monster companion to make their way in the world. As you progress, you will make pacts with more monsters, breed monsters…

この記事の日本語版はこちらから。 Zoku Sonohigurashi vs. Touhou Universe 2 is a Higurashi and Touhou fan game in which Higurashi and Touhou characters battle it out in traditional 2D fighter-style gameplay. However, there’s a twist. All of the in-game characters are represented by live action capture sprites of men in costumes. I recently had a chance to sit down with the game’s developer, Kura, and discuss what inspired him to make the game, his thoughts on various aspects…

Interviewer’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. The Underground King is an upcoming racing roguelike that is launching on Steam Early Access on July 16th. In it, you play as the manager of a racing team as you seek “glory and fortune” on an island that is obsessed with racing. Races play out in a side-scrolling manner and you can also explore the island through RPG-style events. I recently had a chance…

GUTS is an upcoming fighting game from Flux Game Studio that challenges some of the established norms of the fighting genre. It features no health bar, instead requiring players to slowly dismember their opponents to defeat them, and easy-to-learn controls that don’t utilize complex input combos. It is set within a TV show in which contestants fight until they are completely dismembered by either their opponent or the environmental hazards around them. I recently had…

Author’s note: In the time since this article was first published, Village Monsters was released as an Early Access title. It is available on Steam and itch.io for $14.99 and was part of itch.io’s Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. Village Monsters is an upcoming life sim set in an abandoned digital world. Inspired by games like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, the game tasks players with helping to build up a village in which…

Author’s note: In the time since the article was originally published, multiple games from this project have been released. You can find them all on Renegade Sector Games’ Steam store page. Inedible Pulp is an upcoming collection of short video games, developed by Cold Vengeance and Venusian Vengeance developer Alec Stamos, that is inspired by pulp science fiction and fantasy. The game features four games in all: the third-person action game It Ain’t Enough to…