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A 2D arcade sword-fighting game, inspired by the likes of Punch-Out! and Crossed Swords, Child Arms puts you into a world where the majority are youth who have now gained the knowledge to explore what is their version of the 16th century.

Presskit

Factsheet

Developer:
Toolkitz
Based in United States

Release date:
TBD

Platforms:
Windows

Website:
childarms.com

Description

Child Arms is a 2D sword-fighting game taking inspiration from the popular Punch-Out!! series to the obscure Neo Geo arcade game Crossed Swords. The game aims to take what makes those game great but add a competitive nature to them. Taking place in an alternative 16th century where humans have evolved to remain youthful far longer, it will follow the journey of eight diverse warriors as they travel their world for the first time. Players will fight in a split-screen first-person view with simple to learn controls, improve their skills in practice mode, see each characters endings in arcade mode, and even challenge other players in both local and online battles.

History

Child Arms was conceived in 2004, planned in 2013, and began development in 2019. Prior to 2013, the game was eventually shelved due to being too ambitious for the time. Post-2013 Child Arms was inspired by the Neo Geo title "Crossed Swords II" which had a versus mode that appeared to be rushed and lacked a 2-player versus option. The desire of making it more of a competitive fighter brought back the dormant Child Arms idea into its current form.

Features

  • Large and beautiful 2D hand-drawn sprites and backdrops
  • Arcade ladder with endings for all characters
  • Versus mode, both online and local
  • Practice mode, tutorials, and character information
  • Various mini-games
  • User friendly editors for custom color palettes and AI
  • Keyboard and controller support

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

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Monetization Permission

Toolkitz allows for the contents of Child Arms to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Child Arms is legally & explicitly allowed by Toolkitz. This permission can be found in writing at https://www.indiedb.com/games/child-arms/presskit.


About Toolkitz

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Gamedev and general content creation since 2012.

More information
More information on Toolkitz, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Child Arms Credits

Toolkitz
Founder

House of Imagi Studios
Artist

J.R.S. Schattenberg
Musician


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