The Fight Is On! Beat ’Em Up Combo Crew Available for iOS and Android

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We are proud to announce that Combo Crew, our mobile brawler game, is now available on the App Store and Google Play.

With Combo Crew we wanted to re-create the magic of the old-school brawler games we loved so much: Streets of Rage, Final Fight, Street Fighter,… but on mobile. So first we nailed down the controls so you could finally play a fighting game on a touch screen, with no virtual D-pad to mess up your moves. The touch controls are smooth, responsive, easy to learn: one-finger swipe to punch / kick, tap to counter, and two-finger swipes for special combos. Then we worked on re-creating the fun of playing co-op with your friend together on the sofa, commenting the action, and remembering it for days after! This is where the Draw Something-style asynchronous multiplayer kicked in. You can invite your friends to rescue you when you are KO, or rescue them, and of course compete in the leaderboards. And then we worked on the combat system for the gameplay depth, the arena-style levels in the tower for great sessions of gaming on the go, the unlockables and an “endless” mode to keep you coming

back for more. We also hope you will enjoy the parody and references to all the games that have inspired us! As always we are eagger to hear your feedback via the usual channels, and we are looking forward to playing with you in the game: you can invite us to compete or help, our email is in the game! Below the full press release.

– The Game Bakers

Combo Crew Launch trailer:

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The (Mobile) Fight Is On! Beat ’Em Up Combo Crew Now Available for iOS and Android

Modern old-school brawler from The Game Bakers has smooth touch controls, asynchronous multiplayer

MONTPELLIER, France – 23 mai 2013 – Independent developer The Game Bakers invite gamers worldwide to join the fight in Combo Crew, a high-energy beat ’em up just released for iPhone / iPad and Android. Starting today, the game can be downloaded for $1.99 (USD) from the App Store and Google Play. A brawler in the spirit of arcade-era fighting games like Street Fighter, Final Fight, and Streets of Rage, Combo Crew was designed especially for today’s mobile gamers. The touch controls are smooth and intuitive, so your fingers do all the fighting with no virtual D-pad to get in the way. Quick arena-style levels and a tower level structure make Combo Crew perfect for gamers on the go, while tons of unlockables and an “endless” mode keep the crew coming back for more. Trapped in an industrial tower by the maniacal Mr. Boss, the planet’s top heroes must fight their way to freedom one level at a time. In solo mode you face off against swarms of bad guys to master each character’s unique fighting style and special moves, unleash crazy combo streaks, and try for a high score to win the gold medal. In the co-op “Combo Crew mode” the fun kicks into high gear when friends team up to rescue and revive each other from KO. Best of all, this asynchronous multiplayer is cross-platform, so iOS and Android users can play together as part of the same crew. “With Combo Crew, we wanted to recreate the fun of playing a brawler co-op with a friend on the sofa, but adapt this to mobile gaming. So the Draw Something-style asynchronous multiplayer really made sense,” says Emeric Thoa, The Game Bakers’ creative director. “And if your friends aren’t around, no problem—we’ve included ourselves on the friend list. So if you’re in a pinch, you can request a rescue from The Game Bakers and one of the developers will help you out!” To purchase Combo Crew, visit these links:

Combo Crew was created by the developers of SQUIDS and SQUIDS Wild West, tactical RPGs that have been enjoyed by more than 1.5M players worldwide. Learn more about Combo Crew at facebook.com/ComboCrew and @TheGameBakers. About The Game Bakers The Game Bakers is an indie video game studio based in Lyon and Montpellier, France. Led by AAA developers Audrey Leprince and Emeric Thoa, who left their steady jobs at top-tier major publishers to take a risk making the games they love on modern platforms, the core members have worked on numerous console projects before and intend to blend their gathered experience, know-how, and expertise with the advantages of the agile development method and the freedom of a small team. The Game Bakers focus on creative projects that combine traditional gaming values with the best of the mobile experience. Their most recent delicacy, Combo Crew for iOS and Android, is the first mobile brawler with asynchronous cross-play multiplayer. Their turn-based action RPG series SQUIDS, available for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac, has been enjoyed by more than one and a half million players worldwide. SQUIDS has also been made into a comic book series and is coming to television next year. The Game Bakers make games like they cook food: with a lot of care, a lot of love, and because they’re French, a good bottle of wine. To learn more, visit the company’s website at https://www.thegamebakers.com.