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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…

It would be easy to write off Boomerang Fu at first glance. Its bright colors, use of foods as characters, and focus on local multiplayer gameplay are all trademark signs of a casual game, a game that isn’t meant to be taken particularly seriously. But to do so would be a disservice to the game, as its casual exterior belies a surprisingly competitive, nuanced game. That’s not to say that Boomerang Fu isn’t exceedingly charming.…