“Street Fighter” Vet Seeks $500,000 on Fig For New Video Game “Fantasy Strike”

On Monday Sirlin Games, which is led by Street Fighter development veteran, David Sirlin, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Fig to raise $500,000 for his upcoming tournament-style fighting game, Fantasy Strike. The Sirlin Games’ team shared:

“Fantasy Strike focuses on the fundamentals of the fighting game genre and cuts out extraneous features that can limit accessibility for beginners. The game will appeal to both veterans and newcomers alike, with combat designed from the ground up to capture what makes fighting games so exciting.”

The team also noted that they are hoping to bring together players from all fighting games:

Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, Killer Instinct, Smash Bros, and so on are difficult games to play, so if you play one of those and your friend plays another, it’s hard to get together to have a good match. Everyone can reach at least a basic level of competence in Fantasy Strike so quickly that it can bridge the gap to your fighting game friends. Or get newcomers into the genre.”

Features of the game include:

  • All moves are done with a button press; no complex joystick motions.
  • Works great on any input device: keyboard, controller, joystick, and more.
  • Combos are intentionally very easy to do. They are just a tool.
  • Enormous 8-frame input buffer so moves always come out and combos are easier.
  • Lifebar has discrete chunks so that even the display of hit points is easy to understand.

Funds from the campaign will be used to finish the game’s development. The video game studio revealed:

“The campaign goal for the game is 500k. ‘Can you really make a fighting game for only that much?’ you ask. ‘Your goal seems to be a launch with more features and modes than, say, Street Fighter 5’s launch.’ Yes that’s right, and so of course it costs more than that to make. To make this happen, Sirlin Games has put in a significant part of the development budget ourselves, and we’ve raised more from third-party investors. This Fig campaign will make up the rest of the budget. None of these parts is enough on their own, but together we can make an awesome fighting game that fills a hole we feel the genre has.”

The game is set to be delivered to backers during the third quarter of 2017 and the funding round is set to close on August 25th.

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