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Real time fighting card game with art by Marvel's Rick Hoberg! Why take turns? 2D console fighting attacks, speed, & JANE AUSTEN!
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Before you watch our new full playthrough video,  we recommend opening the video in two side-by-side windows so you can watch in one window and follow the description's text play-by-play in the other window.

You can hear the Clash Fighter rap by Merty Shango and find out more about our fighters in the new Character Trailer!

We have also added a new gameplay trailer!

Finally, have you seen our Gameplay Introduction?

2 Players, 5-15 minutes per match, Ages 7+

$25 Standard Edition (MSRP $30):  

  • 6 Decks of approximately 35 cards each  
  • 1 16 x 30" Optional playmat that doubles as a poster on the back  
  • 1 Instruction booklet (Featuring a full back story)  

$45 Tournament Edition (MSRP $55):  

  • 12 Decks of approximately 35 cards each  
  • 3 16 x 30" Optional playmats with three different posters on the back
  • 1 Instruction booklet (Featuring a full back story)  

Welcome to Derangead.  There is only one way to get back to your timeline on Earth: play your cards right in competition with the other fighters of the Clash Fighter tournament to reach Mount Pulchrus, destroy the statue, and you will return home.  Now, let's do a quick rundown:

Click here for a visual, 3-step guide.  Here you will find a gameplay introduction animation.  Also check out our gameplay trailer.  Finally, check out our full play-through video, but, since the game moves so fast, we recommend opening the video in two side-by-side windows so you can watch in one window and follow the text play-by-play in the description in the other window.

Are you for ready for a light speed card game?  Blow through your deck as fast as you can because we're done taking turns here.

In Clash Fighter, two players create combos on three planes--low, high, and jump--by chaining together cards from a five card hand in real time.

You can draw up any time you play a card, and you can play as many cards as you want, one card at a time--the emphasis is on speed.  

The first player to chain together a combo and play a "Clash" card initiates a Clash Resolution.  In this phase, players add up damage on each plane and each player gets one chance to turn the Clash around on his or her opponent. Damage is taken on each player's life bar, and play resumes until one player is defeated.  

Multiplayer is available in the form of tournament ladder matches.

Your main attacks are light, strong, and fierce punches/kicks (each with varying strengths and weaknesses) that chain together based largely on the following symbols:

 

The arrow's direction changes the placement of the move intuitively: Forward means keep going on the same plane; up/down means go up or down a plane; diagonal means go to (or stay on) the jump plane.

A variety of special moves (including throws, parries, and character powers) create complexity.  Each of the six playable characters has his or her own deck of cards, a unique story, and a set of three special moves exclusive to their playstyle.

Click to download the rulebook
Click to download the rulebook

For more about the characters and back story, click the character select screen and watch our character trailer:

                        

In the following weeks, we'll bring you gameplay footage and a more in depth look at some of the special moves--how they change the game and add layers of complexity.  In the meantime, you can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @clashfighter

What do you think of the character lineup?

We want to hear your feedback and questions. Feel free to leave a comment or contact us directly and we will respond to you as soon as we can. Thanks for stopping by!

A note to backers: Posters will ship folded due to the cost restrictions of shipping in a poster tube.

Art Direction and Illustrations by Rick Hoberg (Lead Storyboard Artist of Halo 4, with additional work on Marvel's X-Men The Animated Series, Capcom's Street Fighter The Animated Series, Disney's Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Hasbro's G.I. Joe)

Inks by Will Meugniot (G.I. Joe, Captain Planet, Jem)

Logo and Letters by Kristen Denton (Nickelodeon's Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius)

Spriting by Dave Gill (Ed, Edd n Eddy)

Graphic Design by Peter Wocken (Plaid Hat Games's Bioshock: Siege of Columbia)

Sprite Frame Pencils by Wilson Hardin (Halo 4) and Brett Ciacco 

Special thanks to BoxCat Games for the perfect music.

Risks and challenges

We are on Kickstarter to obtain the funding needed to produce the first run of the game. Luckily, but for some balancing, most of the work is complete. We just need that last stretch to put the game in your hands.

Speaking of which, we have several years of experience with fulfillment logistics, so putting the game in your hands is something of a specialty for us. We have several resources for creating a quick turnaround to our backers and we are very experienced with managing the costs of fulfillment, so we are confident that we can stay within the game's budget and get this game to you in a timely fashion.

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    CLASH FIGHTER!
    Receive the Standard Edition boxed retail copy of the game featuring six playable characters (to be revealed during the campaign), and playmat. That's only $5 per character! You will get the PDFs of Chance and Draw after the campaign so you can start playing early. All games will be specially marked "Kickstarter First Printing."

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    CLASH FIGHTER: TOURNAMENT EDITION!

    Receive a physical copy of Clash Fighter: Tournament Edition. This is the definitive edition of the game featuring twelve playable character decks (six distinct characters and six tournament edition exclusive alternate costume versions). The tournament edition will come with exclusive "16 bit" box art--an homage to the classic days of console fighting games. Includes three playmats for multiple matches simultaneously! The playmats feature posters on the reverse side. You will get the PDFs of Chance and Draw at the end of the Kickstarter so you can start playing early. All games will be specially marked "Kickstarter First Printing."

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    TOURNAMENT CHAMPION - PLAY AS THE BOSS!

    A Kickstarter exclusive, specially numbered Tournament Edition, featuring a playable Brainwander deck, T-Shirt, and an exclusive poster signed by both game creators! Each game will ship with some special exclusive story content not available in the instruction booklet. You will get the PDF version to play early, as well as a thank you card. All games will be specially marked "Kickstarter First Printing."

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    BULK PREMIUM ROUND- $1000 Value! Get 10 signed copies of the Tournament Champion Pack including 10 additional copies of the Brainwander deck to promote the game! This offer will be gone after Kickstarter! Great for retailers, international group buys, and tabletop game groups/clubs!

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    EARLY BETA!

    Receive a early beta version of the Clash Fighter Standard Edition. Your copy of the game will be printed by Print and Play Productions, not PandaGM like the rest of the tiers. We are recruiting you to our team of testers. This tier is limited only to very serious backers that are willing to provide detailed feedback on their experience with the game to help us balance and improve the characters before it ships to all backers. If we receive excellent constructive criticism from you, we will send you a retail copy of the game or better: we will reward extra detailed feedback all the way up to the Tournament Champion tier and beyond with some extra goodies for those who really go the distance. Thanks for your help making Clash Fighter even better for everyone!

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