Quantcast
Treachery in Beatdown City busts heads on Kickstarter - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Treachery in Beatdown City busts heads on Kickstarter


7:30 PM on 02.13.2014



Shawn Alexander Allen (formerly of Rockstar Games) is the creator of Treachery in Beatdown City -- a game that draws from Shawn's real life experiences as a child of New York City, his love of classic Beat 'em ups, and of biting parody. While talking to Shawn about his game on Sup Holmes a few months ago, I couldn't help but think of Earthbound. Both games are turn based RPGs about exploring a big, funny, threatening version of America.

The difference is, Earthbound was a look at American culture through the eyes of a Japanese native, localized by a group of Japanese and American developers. Treachery in Beatdown City is American society, politics, race issues, and class issues through Shawn Alexander Allen's eyes -- a man that has experienced American life on multiple levels, for better or worse, richer or poorer. It's also packed with plenty of love for good old fashioned fisticuffs. 

The game is up on Kickstarter now, and as of last year, was planned for release on PC, Mac, and PS Mobile. Lets hope this one makes it. 






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Indie

2:45 PM on 10.22.2014
Slugcat gifs? Slugcat gifs

It's been a while since I've espoused my love for Rain World. It looks even smoother in this interesting Kickstarter update, as the game has transitioned to Unity. The update is a good read, but if you're just here for the gifs, well, I feel you. Ain't nothing wrong with that.more



2:30 PM on 10.22.2014
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 jump scares onto Greenlight

Just getting over the PTSD of your last visit to Freddy Fazbear's Pizza? Well too damn bad, because it's time to get spooked again. Normally I'd roll my eyes at the idea of a sequel being announced barely three months since t...more



1:30 PM on 10.21.2014
Human Resources Kickstarter fires itself

If you were hoping to play Uber Entertainment's next game Human Resources, you'll be disappointed to know that the Kickstarter has been cancelled. Despite having over 9,000 backers, the project had raised $384,000 which was j...more



View all Indie






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more