Game On: Combo Fighter
“Game On” is a series in which we examine the companies, creators, and games in crowdfunding. We look at the journey, ideas, and concepts the creators wanted to bring to market with their product.
Combo Fighter was created by a Copenhagen based studio called PLOTMAKER GAMES. They specialize in immersive settings, vigorous characters, and elegant roles creating quality games for the hobby market as well as offering tailor made, game based solutions for individual companies and institutions. They have a daredevil pilot as their logo because all of their games are created with audacity, curiosity and skill. Another game that the team has made is London Dread.
PLOTMAKER partnered with Colossal Games for their Kickstarter campaign. Combo Fighter was the very first game that they decided to launch on Kickstarter. The project launched on June 26, 2018. The team showed off all of their fighters on day one of the campaign, and then throughout they had match ups where they would show play throughs of the game with different characters. They were able to successfully raise 24K for their campaign in less than a month.
Combo Fighter is a game that recreates the classic arcade style fighting. Players get to take on the role of a martial artist. Each of the fighters are unique, they hail from around the globe. Each of them has a 50 card deck with moves that are displayed on each card. In order to win against your opponent you must KO them. Players go head to head with their opponent. The first person makes a move to fight against the other and then the opponent gets to respond with the cards that are in their hand. Each of the different fighters have their own unique style of fighting such as brawling, wrestling, kickboxing, taekwondo, kung fu and so on.
The different fighting styles of the characters creates a different match up every time. By perfecting the fighting style of their favorite fighter and knowing their enemy is the key to winning. The game is played in rounds where each player is able to lay down cards that either attack or defend. The player who wins the opening round can continue to play cards from their hand as long as the button icon on the next card is in the combo box. Players can also play this game solo or in adrenaline mode which allows them to add +3 damage to their opponent. There is also a multiplayer mode where people can play in teams or tag team. You can find out more about Combo Fighter and the characters in it, or view their Kickstarter campaign by visiting the links that are provided below.
Number of Players: 1-2
Suggested Play Time: 5-15 minutes
Suggested Age: 12+
Included in the box:
51 card storm deck
51 card stomp deck
2 unique power tokens
2 character sheets
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: June 26, 2019
Ship Date: March 21, 2019
Website: PLOTMAKER GAMES