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Precise 2D action! Play solo or team up with other players! Craft and customize your weapons to your liking! Art by Paul Robertson!
Precise 2D action! Play solo or team up with other players! Craft and customize your weapons to your liking! Art by Paul Robertson!
3,880 backers pledged $116,064 to help bring this project to life.

War Photographs

We've been quiet for the last few weeks, but that's only because we're very focused on making Mercenary Kings. The game is shaping up very well, and we think that you'll like the end result! So, those who are hungry for updates can at least feast their eyes on these new screenshots.

By the way, we announced earlier this week on our Facebook page that we'll be showing Mercenary Kings at the IGDA DemoNight in Montreal next Tuesday 22nd. Be there! But if you can't attend, you'll have another chance to see (and even play!) the game before its release at PAX East in March where we'll have our own Tribute Games booth.


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    1. Vince Vazquez on January 22, 2013

      Man, the game looks awesome now! So much brighter, and more detailed, than the gameplay footage we saw earlier on. This thing looks awesome; just evokes so many classic games. Besides Metal Slug, the jungle settings recall Contra. And the chubby style of the characters reminds me of Nekketsu High/River City Ransom/Crash N' the Boyz. I cannot wait for this game!

    2. Vince Vazquez on January 22, 2013

      Man, that's creepy. Just this morning I was thinking, "Man, haven't heard from Mercenary Kings in awhile. I'm sure they're working super hard on it. Still, I wonder if there are any updates on the Kickstarter page?" and voila! Here we go! You guys are some sort of warlocks, or witches, or something :)

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      Graham Stevens on January 20, 2013

      Glad to see some updates and the screencaps are looking good. Perhaps though, your financial backers should be hearing these things before your 'facebook fans'? ;] Just a suggestion.

    4. Rehevkor on January 20, 2013

      These screens look amazing. Awesome job!

    5. Tribute Games Creator on January 19, 2013

      @Adam: Yes, you will be able to play an early build at PAX East, but we're still aiming at a May release date for the PC version.

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      Adam on January 19, 2013

      I had to read this a couple times, because it kind of sounds like an announcement that it's releasing at PAX East in March, but I'm pretty sure it's just saying we can plat it early at PAX before it's released at a later date.

    7. ɃʘББɎБΛḶḶ$ on January 19, 2013

      OMG! so glad I backed this is fantastic :)

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      Michael Pianta on January 18, 2013

      This looks ridiculously good. WANT.

    9. Jet Set Dizzy on January 18, 2013

      Game is looking awesome, can't wait!

    10. MJTH on January 18, 2013

      Glad to see progress! Definite signs of improvement, since the last time we saw any game screens, keep up the good work!

    11. Dablue
      on January 18, 2013

      The visuals make me want to scream ROCKET LAUNCHER!!!

    12. Dablue
      on January 18, 2013

      Wow great work folks!

    13. Inquisitioner on January 18, 2013

      Happy to see the progress so far, keep up the good work!