Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 13, 2012.

Update #9

Here Comes a New Challenger! A Second Playable Character!

You asked for it, we wanted it and it turns out that the work involved in making a second playable character fits in our planning! So, here's our second playable character, codenamed Empress and also a former member of the Mercenary Kings. Like King, she'll have a variety of color palettes to chose from.


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      Creator Jeremy Lowrey on September 14, 2012

      This is awesome!

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      Creator Matt Scartozzi on September 13, 2012

      Love it! All of the art so far looks great. I can't wait to get my copy!

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      Creator Matt Kerr on September 12, 2012

      A little bouncy, though? I would imagine that may be a turn-off for females who may have wanted something without the gratuitous sex appeal that's in every game...

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      Creator Aniceto Ron on September 12, 2012

      She reminds me of Cammy from Street Fighter and Lara Croft. I'll definitely be playing as her.

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      Creator Timothy L McMahon on September 11, 2012

      Character looks really amazing. I really envy how well people can design 2D characters like this. I wish I could do that.

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      Creator Tony Heugh on September 11, 2012

      Totally playing as this character!

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      Creator Michael Cooper on September 11, 2012

      Sweet! I agree with Devon and I'm bumping up my pledge too, lets see if we can get it to at least 125,000!

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      Creator Vince Vazquez on September 11, 2012

      You do realize, also, that any additional playable characters will need to keep the "royalty" name, right? :)

      I suggest that if you make a third character, they should be a dog - sort of a Jet Force Gemini thing. And the dog should be called, "Duke". Or a cat named, "Duchess". Maybe Monarch?

      I'm getting carried away - just throwing that out there! I know, I know - you give and you give and we only want more. I can't help it, this game looks awesome!

      This is seriously an amazing announcement though. Fantastic work! And this will make all the difference in the world in co-op. Although with 4 player co-op and only two characters (so far), I'm assuming some form of palette swapping will still be in there...?

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      Creator Vince Vazquez on September 11, 2012

      Woot, woot! Thank you guys for listening to feedback. Crowd-funding, in action! XD

      You know, have you guys at Tribute ever considered doing a crowd-sourced GAME? Calling all pixel artists, putting a community together and having them contribute art assets to a small, quick project? Because that would be rad. Game artists are out there... maybe not so many pixel artists, as they don't really teach that at Full Sail or the Art Institute or what-have-you, but still; there's a lot of capable artists out there...

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      Creator Devon Mullane on September 11, 2012

      And I bump my pledge. How does this not prove you'll use my money wisely?

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      Creator Kingslayer on September 11, 2012

      Looks cool, but I want to play as the item shop girl most of all. <3

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      Creator David T on September 10, 2012

      Looks great. Will she play identically to King or will there be differences between the two?

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      Creator not-so-saint on September 10, 2012

      Herro, ms. Cammy Croft! =3

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      Creator spanio on September 10, 2012

      I was hoping for something like this!

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      Creator Clarence on September 10, 2012

      The 1st project I've backed and it's getting better and better.
      She looks great.

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      Creator Chris on September 10, 2012

      Her jacket is excessively large.

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      Creator Morgan Kollin on September 10, 2012

      Awesome news!

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      Creator Daniel on September 10, 2012

      hahaha. love her :)

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      Creator Stuart Waugh on September 10, 2012

      I love it! Having only one playable character for this sort of game seemed really... lacking. I think the ideal number would be two male and two female playable characters, but this is still a vast improvement.

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      Creator cupcat on September 10, 2012

      Empress is some chick huh.

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      Creator Lachlan Snell on September 10, 2012

      OMG I fucking love Paul Robertson.

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      Creator TheChosenOne on September 10, 2012

      She looks cute and cool at the same time. Works for me. :)

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      Creator Dave B on September 10, 2012

      She looks great! Smart move to have 2 characters from the get-go, allows for easier IDing of other players during co-op.

      Are you guys planning on adding more post-release?

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      Creator MJTH on September 10, 2012

      My goodness she is awesome!!! Love the sprite work, it totally fits the style!

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      Creator Pink-Pummy on September 10, 2012

      awesome sprite :D

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      Creator Tribute Games on September 10, 2012

      Thanks for the kudos, we're glad you like it!

      @Yohmi: You're totally right. Most of the content you can see in our early gameplay footage was made quickly to have a prototype running as soon as possible. The city tileset shown will be improved and possibly entirely redone.

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      Creator Christopher "DarkWolfNine" Muzatko on September 10, 2012

      That's so Awesome! Thank you. Great news for sure. :)

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      Creator Hakan Karaduman on September 10, 2012

      good to see it

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      Creator Dablue on September 10, 2012

      Awesome !!! Thnx so much for listening to THE community :))

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      Creator Jack Frazee on September 10, 2012

      Sweet! Female characters are always more fun to play, when possible.

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      Creator hypergorilla on September 10, 2012

      Awesome. My wife was complaining cuz she couldnt play as a girl.

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      Creator Inquisitioner on September 10, 2012

      Me too, hahaha.

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      Creator Trung Vu on September 10, 2012

      Love the jiggle!

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      Creator Pawel Szwarc on September 10, 2012

      I was hesitating for a looong time if my entertainment&culture budget allows me to back yet another game this season. With the introduction of Empress, an awesome character with even more awesome animation, I have no more doubts :-D

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      Creator Steve Lipinski on September 10, 2012

      Soooo awesome!!!!

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      Creator Walter Thomas on September 10, 2012

      I am digging the coat disrobe and discard ala Alpha Series SF Cammy White. Here's hoping for a cannon drill or cannon spike (or cannon knife) melee move.

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      Creator Aazlain on September 10, 2012

      This is the best game I ever played… and I haven't even played it yet. Go figure.

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      Creator Ian O'Dea on September 10, 2012


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      Creator Antoine Ly on September 10, 2012

      sweet ! more boobies is always a good thing haha

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      Creator Yohmi on September 10, 2012

      Looks great :D
      Hey, I've been showing the game and some people told me that there was maybe a lack of color in the gameplay video, thus making the game look not-as-beautiful as, let's say, Scott Pilgrim (or Metal Slug) was. Actually, I think that the sets may be the key : the sprites are sharp and vivid, but the set is all grey (and flat and repetitive), so it doesn't reflect the feeling of Stéphane's artworks.
      Qu'en pensez-vous ?
      Just my two cents, I'm not complaining :D

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      Creator Thiago Sousa Santos on September 10, 2012

      Sugoi.... XD This a great game... :v
      Only 3000 backers unflattering to the game... :(
      And sadly I don't have more money to contribute.

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      Creator Filippo Facchetti on September 10, 2012

      Awesome, guys!!! :D

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      Creator Pixoshiru on September 10, 2012

      Waaaaah I love it!!! Can't wait to play that game!! :)

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      Creator Veav on September 10, 2012

      Sweet! Also: leave the sprite sheets in an open directory for people to add their own plzkthx. You'd make a lot of sprite artists stupidly happy.

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      Creator Frederik Vezina on September 10, 2012

      +10,000 points.

pledged of $75,000 goal
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