Fist Of Awesome is the brain child of Nicoll Hunt, ‘a Scottish man with a beard’ and the creator of Hard Lines for iOS. Fist Of Awesome is a time-travelling-lumberjack-em-up which is said to be a modern homage to classics like Streets of Rage and Final Fight, but with more time travel and lumberjacks. Not only that, but as the above suggests, it allows you punch a bear in the face.
The hero, Tim Burr, is a forest dwelling tree feller who gets caught up in a needlessly complex interstellar plot to enslave Earth by populating history with homicidal wild animals The game takes place over a number of time periods, features original 2D art and animation throughout, and is to my knowledge, the only game that lets you punch a full grown grizzly bear in the face.
Great fighting games hinge on the accuracy, responsiveness and raw ‘feeling’ of their controls. FIST OF AWESOME is the first touchscreen beat-em-up to take seriously the challenge of creating fluid and intuitive controls without falling on the crutch of virtual buttons.
Sporting wonderfully retro graphics with modern takes on controls, Fist Of Awesome certainly looks worthy of your support. You can find out more about the game and show your support over at the Fist Of Awesome Kickstarter.