Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Ghost Story


The Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy demo release gave us some useful player feedback! To help players better understand the game's mechanics, we've added some spooky new buddies. In the Abyss, you'll now find the ghosts of defeated playtesters. Talk to them to learn how they died and you may be able to avoid a similar fate! 

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bad to the Bone Man



We're continuing to improve older bits of Kaiju Big Battel​: Fighto Fantasy as we go! Previously, enemy reinforcements would just pop into existence and it felt kind of weird. That's changing now, and Hell Monkey's undead army now rises from the ground!

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy​.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Subway Your Way



There are all sorts of fun things to do in Boston. Sit in traffic. Get yelled at by strangers. Ride the subway. Get lectured at by that guy with the End of the World sign who's somehow everywhere.

In Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy, you don't have to worry about traffic but you definitely will get yelled at by strangers and you'll have to rely on public transportation to get around.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Gobble Up, Friends!



Happy Thanksgiving from the Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy support monsters! These guys deserve some time in the spotlight. Be sure to wrestle your friends and relatives and eat lots of junk!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Blast From the Past


It's the Atomic Cannon! One of the oldest Kaiju Big Battel monsters, Cannon rises from the scrap to put that fancy newfangled Robox to the test.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Name That Kaiju!

 
Name That Kaiju! This week's Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy character is a blast from the past. One of the oldest characters in Kaiju's roster, this oldie is here to test your strength and see if you've got the right stuff.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Sweet Scent of Danger



New Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy music! When you hear this tune, something bad's about to go down. Watch your back.

Also, don't forget to check out the free Fighto Fantasy demo on Steam!

Game design by Paul Harrington. Music by Glock & mr8bit

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Demo now available!


The Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy playable demo is here! For Windows users only at the moment, but we're working on getting Mac and Linux demos up soon.

Give it a shot and let us know what you think! Download it on Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/611710/Kaiju_Big_Battel_Fighto_Fantasy/

Friday, October 27, 2017

Common Foes Find Fun Together

 
 
From Dino Kang to Hell Monkey to Shrooma Tango, we all love the big Kaiju Big Battel villains, but sometimes it's fun to check in on the little guys, the low-level grunts that Cube has convinced to fight in his name. Here we see some of the enemy types you'll encounter in minor battles in the Boston zone. When they're not pummeling heroes, they like to do the whole tourist thing.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy Trailer 2 - TwitchCon 2017


 

It's the debut of a brand new trailer! This trailer debuted at TwitchCon 2017 during a live Kaiju Big Battel event. For anyone who couldn't be there and didn't get to see the stream, here it is, with some minor improvements!

There will be a playable demo of the game available at Kaiju's booth at the convention. Be sure to stop by to check it out! The demo will be released to the public the first week of November.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

State of the Kaiju 2017


 Welcome to the official Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy development blog!


Fighto Fantasy is an SNES-style RPG using characters from Kaiju Big Battel, a live monster wrestling show. It's powered by the OHRRPGCE engine, and will be available on PC, Mac, Linux, and Android. Future platforms are up in the air right now, but I'd like to see as many people able to play as possible! It will be sold on Steam and Google Play for $10. The base game will be around 10 hours long, with future updates provided for free. The Steam page is here!


The team behind Fighto Fantasy is Super Walrus Games. We're just a tiny handful of dudes making games and having a good time. Let's learn about each other!

Paul Harrington - http://superwalrusland.com/

My name's Paul and I'm the writer, director, and designer of Fighto Fantasy. I run this blog and the Super Walrus Games Facebook page. I've been working on games as a hobby since 1998, when I started making Walthros. When I'm not working on games, I write film and game reviews and criticism on Wobble Reviews. I'm a film and fish tank enthusiast with a love of gaudy neon. In 1992, I drew a goofy comic about a hungry, grouchy fish named Bob Surlaw who has since gone on to star in his own video games, court-room drama, and political campaign. Bob even wrote his own autobiography!

Soda Piggy (W. James Pandelis) - https://sodapiggymusic.com/

Fighto Fantasy's pixel artist, Soda Piggy also helps come up with game design ideas and provides coding assistance. He is primarily a freelance graphic artist and composer and has a fire for working on retro-style games and has a good knowledge of old gaming systems' art. When he’s not working on games, he is playing them, and always looking for new inspiration. He maintains the game's Twitter account.

Glock & mr8bit - https://glockandmr8bit.bandcamp.com/

The musicians behind Fighto Fantasy and other Super Walrus Games titles. Glock and mr8bit first found fame busking outside of the graveyard in the small town of Union, Connecticut. Through a series of increasingly-unlikely events, they embarked on a whirlwind tour of America, culminating in a police chase through the winding hills of San Francisco. While serving time in federal prison, Glock spent his days power lifting weights while mr8bit spent his days mostly crying and eating paper towels. Upon their release, the pair used their new cache of street cred to rise through the ranks of the Mullido Diablos cartel, ultimately transforming the organization from a ruthless drug syndicate into a profitable textile distributor. Satisfied with their accomplishments and not wanting for money, they returned to their first love: music. They have produced several wildly successful soundtracks for several wildly successful games that have since become household names for people who aren't squares. They continue to be true titans of the industry, yet have somehow managed to remain humble despite all of their awesome achievements that will never be duplicated by anyone ever throughout the entire history of the universe.

James Paige and Ralph Versteegen - https://rpg.hamsterrepublic.com/ohrrpgce/Main_Page

James & Ralph are the developers of the OHRRPGCE (Official Hamster Republic Role Playing Game Construction Engine), along with Mike, Simon, Jay, Yuriy and yet more contributors.

James lurks in California with his lovely family. He enjoys making games just a tiny bit more than he enjoys playing them, and he enjoys fixing bugs just a tiny bit more than he enjoys creating new
ones.


Ralph spends much too much time chasing escapee sheep back into their paddocks and growing exotics on a small farm in New Zealand. When he's not farming or working on the OHRRPGCE or a dozen other projects simultaneously he's meant to be completing his graduate studies in pattern recognition.

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Keep checking back here for weekly updates! You can follow the game's development bit by bit as we reveal new characters, songs, locations, and more. With the last of our delays hopefully in the past, we are now planning on launching early in 2018.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Supersized Smackdown



This week's Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy fighter is the Burger Bear! He's hairy, he's heroic, he's a hamburger. Burger Bear is here to test your strength in a series of progressively harder challenges. Each friendly fight with the Burger Bear is harder than the last but offers greater rewards! He might even bring some friends along for a fight or two.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Name That Kaiju!


It's been a while since we've done once of these: Name That Kaiju! The latest Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy monster is a high-protein hero ready for action. He'll test your strength in a variety of progressively tougher trials. Come back Friday for the reveal!

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Something Secret



I wonder what this Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy arcade cabinet could be for?! Like Kaiju themselves, it's a real mystery, isn't it?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hard Times




We want to make sure Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy is enjoyable by players of all skill levels, so we made sure to offer a variety of difficulty levels! Normal mode is fair but challenging, Easy mode is for people just here for the story and jokes, and Hard mode is for people looking for a more brutal experience. You can switch between Easy and Normal at any time, but be careful, once you select Hard mode you're in it for the long run!

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Shady Gentlemen

There are some things darker than Dr. Cube in the world of Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy. In each of the game's zones are hidden encounters with a mysterious cult trying to revive something wicked. What could it be? How can they be stopped?

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Slo Feng #3



Kaiju Big Battel​: Fighto Fantasy - Slo Feng Combat Spotlight #3!

Odin Strike: Slo Feng uses his godlike strength to tear into every enemy on the battlefield simultaneously! In addition to damaging them, this attack reduces defensive power for all enemies that it hits. Perfect when used in combination with other high-damage heroes.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy​ Visit http://kaijubigbattelgame.blogspot.com/ for archives and updates

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Slo Feng #2



Kaiju Big Battel​: Fighto Fantasy - Slo Feng Combat Spotlight #2!

Sparkle: A multi-part attack that also keeps Feng out of harm's way! Our hero jumps high above the battle field before throwing down a lightning bolt and finally crashing down on his opponent's head, hammer first. While he's in the air, Slo Feng cannot be damaged, even by attacks that otherwise hit the whole party.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy​ Visit http://kaijubigbattelgame.blogspot.com/ for archives and updates

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Slo Feng #1



Kaiju Big Battel​: Fighto Fantasy - Slo Feng Combat Spotlight #1!

Slo Feng takes things a little more leisurely than other heroes. All of his abilities take 1-3 turns to charge up, but when they hit, they land some serious damage! Using him successfully involves careful planning, with other heroes buffing up his strength while he's charging. For the convenience of these GIFs, his charge time is turned off.

Meatball: Hurl a heavily seasoned projectile! It takes a couple of turns to cook, but once it's ready this meaty delight will leave foes frowning.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy​

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Making of a Man


 A Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy Behind the Scenes look! Here we see a Roman senator who's thrown his support behind Dr. Cube. In the top left we have my hideous placeholder graphic used during development. To the right, Soda_piggy's first draft of the character. At the bottom, the completed work! A lot of work has gone into making each townsperson throughout the game look and feel unique. We hope you enjoy befriending and/or annoying them all!

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Let's Dance



Not all of the heroes you meet in Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy are here to fight; some are just here to dance. Super Wrong expresses himself entirely through dance and keeps an eye on Hero HQ while you're out there saving the space-time continuum.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Synthetic World


Yakuza Kiwami is out in English next week, so what better time to get your groove on in Japan?

Here's a smooth synth track from an upcoming Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy zone! Tokyo is an almost modern day zone in the game and will feature a crazy big Kaiju that poses a threat to the entire city. It's time to get huge.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Music by Glock & mr8bit

Friday, August 18, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Pedro Plantain #3


Kaiju Big Battel​: Fighto Fantasy - Pedro Plantain Combat Spotlight #3!

Paco: Need someone punched in the brain? Call Paco Plantain. Pedro can summon his macho mustached uncle to deal major damage a single foe. While Pedro's skills are largely focused on support abilities, this one's a big damage dealer that can get you out of tough situations quickly.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy​.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Pedro Plantain #2


 Kaiju Big Battel​ Fighto Fantasy - Pedro Plantain Combat Spotlight #2!

Distribute: Pedro's all about giving back to the people. While his friends are walloping their enemies, Pedro can heal their injuries at the expense of his own HP. Health is distributed equally among them and everyone benefits. It might hurt him a little in the short term, but the gain is universal!

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy​.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Pedro Plantain #1



This week's Kaiju Big Battel​: Fighto Fantasy combat spotlights focus on Pedro Plantain! He's not the heaviest damage dealer, but he's crafty! Able to debilitate foes, Pedro is a great friend to have in your corner.

Pablo: Years ago, Pedro's dear brother Pablo died a horrible, horrible death in the Kaiju ring. Pedro was understandably devastated, but when life gives you a zombie brother, you might as well put him to work. Pedro can summon the zombie Pablo to rush in and bite an enemy, inflicting them with a poison that drains health with each turn.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy​.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Plantain on the Brain



I've got plantains on the brain! This week in Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy we take a look at Pedro Plantain's niece, Penelope. She doesn't fight, but she serves a crucial role outside of battle: Crawling into small, spooky places too tiny for Pedro or the other heroes to explore. It would be a bad idea for them to even try, they'd end up like Winnie the Pooh. No time for clowning around like that, guys.
Once you send Penelope out to search, she may find cool new weapons and items or may unlock nearby doors. Always explore everywhere!

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Dusto Bunny #3



Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy - Dusto Bunny Combat Spotlight #3!

Wobble: We end our week with a wiggle and a wobble. Dusto Bunny can heal his friends by shaking like a madman, breaking out dance moves the likes of which no one's seen before. Some of macho movements are so inspirational that they can even bring KO'd buddies back to their feet! This simple Wobble is his most basic, though. No raising the dead with this one.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Dusto Bunny #2


Kaiju Big Battel​: Fighto Fantasy - Dusto Bunny Combat Spotlight #2!

Dirt Fling: Dusto's gonna put some dirt in your eye! Sling some mud into an unsuspecting enemy's face and stun them for a couple of turns. Here we see Dusto harassing a Muscle Mummy; you may notice that Dusto takes some damage here too. If you look at his health bar, you'll see he's been poisoned! The point is, be very careful when messing with mummies, even if you've got a pocketful of dirt.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy​.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Dusto Bunny #1






Kaiju Big Battel​: Fighto Fantasy - Dusto Bunny Combat Spotlight #1!

Hop: Dusto Bunny is the team's primary healer/motivational speaker, but he can throw his weight around when he needs to. The Hop ability flings Dusto into the air where he's safe from any enemy attacks and then drops him right on their heads.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy​

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thinking Outside the (ro)Box


Each Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy hero has a special ability that they can use outside of battle. Sometimes these are necessary to progress through the game, sometimes they open up optional areas to reward careful players who love to explore!

Robox here can hack into computers, taking players into a spooky world outside of reality. When Robox first joins the team, players will have to take him through a series of test chambers filled with hacking puzzles and broken down prototype robots. Don't die!

Game design and hacking world graphics by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Roboxy


A bonus Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy post for this week!

Robox enters a world that may seem familiar to the ten people who played a certain Super Walrus Games title.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sand Everywhere


The latest Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy track takes us back to Egypt, where something spooky and buff lurks in a cave just waiting to punch out any unsuspecting heroes. Rumors say that if you get bit by a mummy, you get totally sick and it's really gross. It makes sense, have you seen their teeth? You don't want to get wrapped up in that kind of bad business.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Music by Glock & mr8bit

Friday, July 14, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Silver Potato #3


Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy - Silver Potato Combat Spotlight #3!

Bake: Always be careful when using the oven. Don't forget to turn it off after use and don't just turn the heat up to max because you think it will cook your food quicker! There's a reason for recommended temperatures and times on recipes. Don't try to cheat the system, it won't work, your food will taste bad. Silver Potato isn't concerned with that, though. He's using his Bake spell to toast some mummies.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Silver Potato #2


 Kaiju Big Battel​: Fighto Fantasy - Silver Potato Combat Spotlight #2!

Microwave: Every RPG needs a dude with elemental magic attacks, but most games don't feature a dancing potato man who fires magical beams via sick dance moves. All of Potato's magic is inspired by food prep or food pun. Here we see him using an electric shock attack that teaches an important lesson: Don't put metal in the microwave!

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy​.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Combat Spotlight: Silver Potato #1



Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy - Silver Potato Combat Spotlight #1!

Chip: Like the best wizards, Silver Potato fights using dance moves and cool poses that fire out elemental beams, but sometimes an enemy's just too tough! That's where Chip comes into play. This move chips away at an enemy's magical resistance, leaving them vulnerable to dangerous deadly magic attacks. Stat buffs and debuffs are essential to survival in Fighto Fantasy, so use them smartly!

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Ol' Dirty Boston


 The Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy heroes were so busy keeping the world safe that they forgot about the 4th of July! That's OK; American Beetle has plenty of everyday fireworks for them to shoot off.

Sometimes protecting the world starts at home. What kind of hero are you if you can't even clean your own dishes or take out the trash? A filthy hero, that's what kind. Here we see Dusto Bunny exploring a disgusting apartment that would make him feel right at home if it weren't full of shady enemy monsters.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Combat Spotlight: American Beetle #3

Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy - American Beetle Combat Spotlight #3!

Combo: More's better, right? Combo lets Beetle punch an enemy upside the head 1-4 times. It's a bit random, so you're taking a risk! There's a 90% chance he'll hit twice, but only a 50% chance of three hits and a 25% chance of landing all four. Each hit does more damage than the last; this clip's from early in the game so the increase is small, but once you're beefed up with high-powered gear, it really makes a difference!

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Combat Spotlight: American Beetle #2



Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy - American Beetle Combat Spotlight #2!

USA!: You can't wear flashy pants like Beetle's unless you're a true showboat. Flash the flag (accompanied by a sick guitar riff by Glock & mr8bit) and work the crowd into a frenzy to boost Beetle's attack power! Nothing like audience hype to power up your punches.

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Combat Spotlight: American Beetle #1




Let's get to know our Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy heroes a little better! This week, we're spotlighting a few of the combat moves of American Beetle.

Apollo Punch: Named for a mythological boxing hero with fists of a god, Beetle's fiery punch is sure to ruin the day of any enemy who takes a fist to the face. It's especially good against flammable foes, so if you're hiding in snow, made of cardboard, or a living tree monster, watch out for this one!
Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pixel Art Video: Boxes of Robos



Happy Summer, friends! It's the long awaited return of our Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy pixel art speed drawing series, in which our artist shows off three enemies you'll encounter in a robotics factory where good old Robox was built. This video also features the music written for this zone!

Game design by Paul Harrington. Graphics by Soda_piggy. Music by Glock & mr8bit

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

An Uncommon Tune


A sweet and sassy song update from our Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy music men! Today, Glock & mr8bit present a whimsical funk that flows from the grassy paradise of Boston Common. Beware: Something large lurks beneath the surface, and it smells pretty bad.

Music by Glock & mr8bit

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Walkin' Dudes


Look at those lazy Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy heroes, just lounging around in some dude's house. What kind of dude lives here? Why hasn't he taken out the trash? Is there any pizza left?

Game design by Paul Harrington - Graphics by Soda_piggy

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Clean your room, friends


Today, Pedro Plantain finds himself in a laboratory where he's about to meet a new Kaiju Big Battel friend. Who could it be?! No, this lab wasn't ruined in a monster attack, it's just underfunded, and nerds are slobs.

Game design by Paul Harrington - Graphics by Soda_piggy

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Boston Bound Bumblers



And so, our Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy heroes bumble their way into Boston. This zone is divided into a few different areas connected by subway. There will be some familiar sights here for locals! Some people will also get mad that the geography has morphed a little. Sorry, that's what happens when mad doctors mess with time and space.

Game design by Paul Harrington - Graphics by Soda_piggy

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Name That City!


After dealing with dudes in Egypt, Rome, Russia, and a weird Abyss outside of time and space, The Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy heroes are finally making a trip to the USA! But where are they? Got any guesses? Next week we'll have a full reveal of the new area!

Game design by Paul Harrington - Graphics by Soda_piggy

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Bright Side


To quote one of the great philosopher kings of our time, "Y'all can see me now 'cause you don't see with your eye / You perceive with your mind." Seeing is believing or something, right? I see.

Here we have some visual modification options for Kaiju Big Battel: Fighto Fantasy. After a certain point in the story, a vending machine will appear in Hero HQ that lets players buy items that mess with the game's audio and visual elements. Which style do you like best?

Standard Palette
Lights Out Palette
Inverted Palette

Flat Palette

Desaturated Palette

Dawn Palette

Monochrome Palette

Neon Palette

Twilight Palette
Espionage Palette

Red Alert Palette
Game designed by Paul Harrington - Graphics by Soda_piggy