is the topic of today’s game. The game has been through the first judging session and is now running as a nominee for the 14th IMGA
What is Hamsterdam?
The town of Hamsterdam descends into darkness as the crime boss Marlo “The Chinchilla” seizes control. The wearied townsfolk long for the return of peace and freedom from vermin oppression. As Marlo and the rodent gang leave the family cafe in smothering ruins and take his grandpa away, the young hamster Pimm is left all alone. Just when all seems lost, this unlikeliest of heroes take on the mantle of hamster resistance.
Help Pimm rediscover the fabled Hamster-fu and rally the citizens. Get ready to dish out a mix of reactive, precisely timed attacks and good old-fashioned button mashing black and blue. Carefully time your lightning fast pounces, charge up powerful knockout strikes and unleash devastating combos on these cottontail hoodlums. Defense against enemies relies on quick thinking and even quicker reaction.
It’s time to kick some tail! (And save grandpa of course.)
Our goal with Hamsterdam is to add value to the beat ‘em up and fighting gamescape on mobile platforms by incorporating the console and PC brawling fundamentals that have helped to define the fighting genre as a whole. Combat is a mixture of reactive challenges, precisely timed attacks, tactical choices, and good ol’ butt kickin’ that has been entirely re-conceptualized with touch inputs in mind. We aim to push the mobile fighting game genre forward with the innovations in Hamsterdam.
We grew up playing the hardest and most kick-ass beat em’ up and brawlers from the early console and arcade days, and we don’t see as many games like that on mobile. Hamsterdam hopes to fill that gap by re-imagining the fundamentals of old school fighting games and introducing them to new audiences. With Hamsterdam, we’re creating a mobile-focused brawler experience that is easy to pick up and hard to master. It has a message about self-discovery as well as hope and resistance in the face of oppression. We sincerely hope you’ll enjoy the game!
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