Sup Holmes goes live with the creators of Pocket Rumble

Get to know the people who make great videogames

[Update: Thanks for watching everybody! Since the stream is over, I put up the Pocket Rumble episode of Two Best Friends up there in their place. Rumor has it a storm is coming…]

Capcom recently announced Street Fighter V, a game that you’d think a lot of people would be excited about. Instead, the general reaction seemed to be “looks a lot like Street Fighter IV, a game that I already bought four times”. Street Fighter fans seem to be hungry for something other than just a slightly prettier new version of the same old thing. 

Maybe Pocket Rumble will be more to their liking. It draws inspiration more from Neo Geo Pocket Color fighters like SNK Vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium and SNK Gal Fighters than any particular Street Fighter release, but it’s still a fresh and familiar take on traditional 2D fighting games. It’s in the last couple days of it’s kickstarter campaign right now, with just a few thousand to go until it’s fully funded, so now is the time to get in there and back it if you want in on some perks.

We’ll be talking to the developers of the game today at 4pm EST about fighting game design, Pocket Rumble‘s generous host of guest characters, and a lot more. I hope to see you there. 

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes