The Indie Dev Grant

by Bundle In A Box
Beat-em-up

Final Slam 2

FinalSlam2

The Project:

Final Slam 2 is a PC fighting game that allows you to create your own fighter and play through the official Final Slam championship. The game is packed with over 40 fighters, but you can create your own fighters. Create casual guys, ninjas, movie stars, wrestlers, shaolin monks, kung fu fighters, boxers, warriors, robots and even monsters.

Creator

You can create a wide variety of fighters. There are tons of different body parts, attire, and moves to choose from. The fighting moves are animated following several martial arts, brawling and wrestling moves. The special moves comprise of different styles such as magic, elemental, Kung Fu, gadgets and wrestling. You can also control the actions of the fighters by changing the AI settings. You will have 250 slots to save your created fighters. All fighters can be stored/exported, so you can save them or share them with other players.

Story and Versus

Fight the evil that is threatening Earth, or fight individual matches against the computer or a friend in versus mode.

Final Slam

Enter the Final Slam mode and fight up the rankings.

The Team:

Formed right now by just 2 persons, the “PR guy” and Josh Tam, the developer. Josh has been making casual games since 2005, obtaining various awards at Newgrounds and publishing more than 50 free games before trying to develop comercial games.

The Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v24ctnBiZPM

The Link:

http://tamugaia.com/finalslam2

River City Ransom: Underground

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The Project:

Set 25 years after the events in the original River City Ransom, players will embark on a new mission with a familiar friends and a host of new characters in a re-imagined River City.

The Team:

We are a small team of five developers, not new to software development or games, but new to making games together. We came together to make the games we’ve always wanted to play.

The Site:

http://rivercityransom.com/

Super Hematoma

Superhematoma

The Project:

Super Hematoma is a retro beat-em-up brawler with a focus on having you pitted against your friends (or random jerks from the “internet”) in brutal street fights. Whether you decide to go it solo or with a team, your Bruiser will be able to bash, bludgeon, and bust-up your opponents using your bare hands, a variety of weapons, or even by throwing around the body of that last dude who stood in your way. With a variety of arenas and game play modes to choose from, you’ll be knocking knuckles with the best of them for hours on end. Think you got what it takes to come out on top?

The Team:

Matthew Langille and Stephen Tucker have been playing games since they developed the powers of long-term memory. Now that they’re “adults” they’re currently working together to make a foray into the world of indie development. By day, Matthew is employed full-time as a software engineer in Vancouver. He pulls together whatever spare time he can on evenings and weekends to work on game development at Sprixelsoft; while Stephen, who comes with several years of experience working as a visual effects artist for feature film, is currently working full-time on Sprixelsoft’s first major project: the retro beat-em-up inspired brawler, Super Hematoma.

The Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBOvNVAfnT0

The Site:

http://www.sprixelsoft.com/

Jiro

jiro

The Project:

Jiro is a 2D, side-scrolling beat ‘em game focused on dynamic and visceral God of War-style combat in a feudal Japanese setting. Using powerful moves derived from insane hallucinations brought about by the trauma of war, Jiro must fight his way through writhing, unpredictable levels in an attempt to rescue his kidnapped son and avenge the death of his wife. Set during a tenuous peace around the time of the Siege of Osaka, Jiro must achieve his goals without re-igniting the war, betraying his lord, or losing control of his sanity.

The Team:

BatCat Games are an award-winning game development company based in Dublin, Ireland. Our first game, a twin-stick shooter called P-3 Biotic, was released in July 2012 for PC via Desura to excellent critical reception. We’re a team of 6 passionate game makers who love what we do and strive to make games that push the boundaries of game development in art, technology, and narrative design.

The Site:

http://www.batcatgames.com/blog