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May your butt reign supreme in Brief Battles! Use your underpants to fight your friends in this fast-paced, underwear-fueled platform fighter. 

Conquer your foes with flaming hot pants, buns of steel, toxic tighty-whities and more. Brief Battles features over-the-top gameplay, colourful heroes, ridiculous game modes, and hilarious combat powers.

Try the demo here!

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Update - Get Free Physical Stuff!

Pledge $50 or more and we'll send you sweet physical extras! Here's what you'll get:  

A handwritten postcard, signed by both of us | A blank postcard to use or keep for yourself  | 3 cute Brief Battles stickers

We're still deciding on postcard designs, sticker designs and sticker shapes. The final ones will be super cool!
We're still deciding on postcard designs, sticker designs and sticker shapes. The final ones will be super cool!

Refer a friend, get free stuff!

If you get one of your friends to back Brief Battles we'll send you and your friend each a hand written and signed postcard + 1 Brief Battles sticker! Simply send us a message with the name of your friend or their guest backer number and we'll put you down on our referrers list.

If you've pledged $50 or higher and are already getting backer bonuses, we'll send you 3 extra stickers when you refer a friend!  

(Please note that one of the refereed backers must pledge for "The Game" tier or higher so that we're not going broke)

  • Equip a variety of super-powered underpants during battle to gain absurd combat powers. 
  • Choose from 6 cute, plump, wobbly and agile playable heroes.
  • Use your sticky nub-hands, to get around the map and take down your foes.
  • Battle in treacherous arenas with vibrant visuals, interactive elements and harrowing hazards.
  • Dominate up to three friends in classic or ridiculous underpants-themed game modes.
  • Play solo challenges or team up with a friend for co-op fun!

Platforms - Brief Battles is coming to Windows PC and Xbox One, but we want to make it available to as many couch-gaming underpants enthusiasts as possible. As such, a PlayStation 4 version is one of our stretch goals.

*Keep in mind* - you'll need to have controllers to play the game on PC.

Local Multiplayer - Brief Battles has been designed from the ground up to be a fantastic couch gaming experience. We know that not everyone has friends all in one place, though, which is why online multiplayer is one of our stretch goals.

Localisation - We plan to support English, French, Italian, German and Spanish on release. We'd love to support more languages, which is why additional localisation is a stretch goal!

Future Updates - We've got a handful of free major updates planned for Brief Battles post-launch to expand on the experience! We'll be bringing more undies, regions, modes and mayhem! You won't find any paid DLC.

Kickstarter Demo - If you need extra convincing we have a limited alpha demo to try, available here

 

 Choose from classic or ridiculous underpants-themed game modes!

Classic Battle: Free For All - Classic free-for-all chaos
 
Classic Battle: Team - Battle with 2v2, 2v1 or 3v1

Hold The Gold: Classic - Battle to hold the golden underpants. Use super-powered underpants to take down the golden underpants holder
 
Hold The Gold: Bare Buns - Pant pound and scramble to grab and hold the golden underpants to cover up your bare buns

Underpants Collector - Race the clock to grab all the underpants you can before the time runs out

More Game Modes - We can't give away all the secrets yet! There will be more game modes announced for launch, plus EVEN MORE coming with free post-launch updates. 


Train up, battle cute beasties and take on tricky challenges! 

The Basics - Learn the basics for battling 
 
Butt-em-up Battles - Take back the arenas from hordes of foes

Tighty-Whitey Targets - Take out tricky targets in your undies
 
Underpants Collector - Movement mastery & mayhem
 
 
Brief Battles is all about the underpants! Generally, you start out with nothing but your butt! You must rush to grab undies to gain astounding powers. But where do you find said undies? In presents, of course!

Purple presents are great! They'll provide undies for sure! Orange presents may give you undies, but can also wreak havoc by freezing you, trapping you inside, or other nasty things. Only grab them if you're desperate. White presents don't give you undies (useless, right?) but can heal you. 

The Heavy Hitters

Buns of Steel - Transform into an unstoppable cannonball, devastating anyone in your path! - A truly smashing AOE pant pound! - These are heavyweight pants, so be prepared to move a little slower.
 
Flaming Hot Pants - Lob explosive fireballs across the arena with a terrific arc of deadly accuracy (and sometimes luck) - Fireballs and pant pound have the bonus of delivering burning AOE damage! - You get a wiggly devil tail and horns to show that you can handle the heat!

Dash & Bash  

Underpants of Protection - Unleash the energy of your shield, sacrificing your protection and thrusting you across the arena to escape peril or charge at your foes, damaging and stunning them on impact. - Protective shield of energy to absorb damage from projectiles. - Stun any opponents who come into contact with the surface of your shield.
 
Leopard Print - Lunge at targets with a swift but lethal slash of your claws. - Speedily leap and weave around obstacles and foes! - You get razor-sharp claws, fluffy ears and a cute tail!

The Sharp Shooters

Icy Undies - Belt out fast, chilling shards of ice at enemies from the far side of the arena! - Your pant pound and icy shards chill your foes to the core on impact, slowing them down! - Run freely through freezing geysers while all your opponents are snap frozen in ice! 
 
Toxic Tighty Whities - Hurl explosive toxic goo balls that stick to anything! Goo balls do nasty damage when they pop! - Unleash a burst of poison with every pant pound! - Players stuck with a toxic goo ball will prematurely pop if they take any damage!

BUTT WAIT… THERE’S MORE!

Invisible Undies - Swaps out your super-powered underpants for absolutely no powers and no visible pants! - Retain your modesty with a nifty censor patch! - Cheekily pant pound your foes right through the noggin with seemingly bare buns! - These underpants are so light and breezy you get a small speed boost! - It feels like you’re wearing nothing at all.... nothing at all.... nothing at all....
 
Get to know the first four heroes of Brief Battles! Sparrow, Professor Tubbins, Violet and Kevin!    

Heroes wibble-wobble and are crazy good climbers. All heroes start out with equal abilities. True power comes from the underpants you collect in-game!  

More heroes to be announced!
 
 
Oh no! Hordes of creepy creatures are invading (some of) the challenge modes! You probably gotta fight em or avoid em. Who knows?!
 

The arenas of Brief Battles are set in wildly varying regions, with interactive elements and hazards unique to each region of play! Here's a little info about the ones we've announced so far.
 
Precarious Peaks - Encounter hanging rope platforms and bottomless arenas

Crystal Caverns - Watch out for pools of acid, portals and pits of doom

Frosty Fields - Slip, slide and avoid being cubed in ice

Wild Woods - Enjoy the trees, thorns and rickety wooden contraptions

Unannounced Region - Available on launch!

By default we'll start everyone out with safer arenas turned on to get you used to the wall climbing and environmental hazards. After a bit we'll prompt you to turn on all arenas so you can battle in more tricky situations!  

New Vid! 05/11/17 - We've got a short and sweet new 40 arenas in 40 seconds vid that briefly shows every arena currently announced!
 


If you're into games with music, you won't be disappointed! Brief Battles HAS MUSIC!

We've crafted tunes to set the pace, with a touch of intensity and a touch of grace. 



Brief Battles is our passion project and a game that we want to sink countless hours into with friends, until our hands and minds grow weary and old.
 
We've put every spare moment into development, while working full-time day jobs to keep food and coffee fueling us, and ensure we can pay bills.We've done most of the heavy lifting already, with the game around 90% ready for launch, but now we need your support to give our butt-em-up a boost across the line and into market.
 
Where will the funding go exactly? Check out the juicy melon chart below:


We're Juicy Cupcake, a two-man indie game dev team based in Adelaide, South Australia. We've been honing our skills in house for almost 5 years now. Brief Battles is our first major title. 

Andrew (Likes food & dogs ... although not combined) - Andrew is the founder of Juicy Cupcake and is leading the art direction, game design and music behind Brief Battles. 

Tim (Lover of coffee and pies. Can be found talking to himself and his code in the studio for hours on end.) - Tim is the co-founder of Juicy Cupcake and is the man who makes Brief Battles work. Along with coding wizardry, he brings our characters to life in 3D. 
 
  

 

Note: We'll gather any needed info for merch orders via a survey after the Kickstarter is complete 

Closed Beta - Available late December 2017 (Platforms: Windows/Steam)
Forum Access - Available after Kickstarter campaign completion
T-Shirt (XXS-5XL) & Hoodie (XXS-3XL) - Final designs ready early 2018
Mug - Seven designs (Six heroes or Prof. Tubbins stache). You get all designs if you're backing the full set
You as a Brief Battles Hero - Final design will be supplied as signed and unsigned print-ready posters 
Beta & Alpha Access to Major Updates - Post-launch updates start late 2018 (Platforms: Windows/Steam)
Design a Hero Skin - We'll work with you to design a playable hero skin. You'll also get one-off merch
 
Tim's Beard - Please note: If your country doesn't accept beards via post (it's a legitimate risk), we'll characterise you as a playable hero in Brief Battles instead
 
All merch designs are still in progress with more on the way! More colours of tees & hoodies available.
All merch designs are still in progress with more on the way! More colours of tees & hoodies available.
 
Brief Battles is proudly powered by Unreal Engine 4! We also use open source software Blender 3D for our assets!

Unreal, Unreal Engine, the circle-U logo and the Powered by Unreal Engine logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States and elsewhere.
Brief Battles Rating Pending. Visit esrb.org for rating information.
 
 

Risks and challenges

We've come to Kickstarter pretty late in development, so there's not a lot of risk with getting the game done. We're almost there with butt loads of content to play.

There will always be risks though, and the biggest one for us is the possibility of console porting taking longer than expected, since it's our first time developing for consoles.

We'll work hard to deliver on time and keep the community updated if we hit any bumps along the way. If it comes to it, we'd much rather put out a slightly delayed, finished game, instead of something half-baked, but on time.

Coffee spending may go over budget, but we'll keep an eye on it.

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