Alien abominations, labyrinthine levels, and permadeath await you in A ROBOT NAMED FIGHT – a gorgeous Metroidvania launching next week on Steam (Windows/Mac)
Combining the best of the Metroidvania and roguelike genres, A Robot Named Fight’s monstrous creatures, huge item variety, quirky writing, and synth-wave soundtrack hit the sweet spot between retro and modern platformers. Also, the game features local co-op. Start a new game, have a friend join in, and battle the Megabeast side-by-side ‘90s style.
Thousands of years have passed since the mechanical gods ascended and left the lower robots to cultivate the world. Unfortunately for those left behind, something forgotten and terrible is stirring among the stars: the Megabeast, a pulsating moon-sized orb of flesh, eyes, mouths and reproductive organs – unleashing its children onto the world like an unstoppable plague.
In A Robot Named Fight, you play as a lone robot tasked with retrieving wartime artifacts deep beneath the surface of your planet. Explore a procedurally-generated underground world filled with fleshy monsters and randomized power-ups. Stay sharp, and try not to die – or you’ll have to start from scratch. To mount a challenge against the Megabeast, you must secure enough artifacts to open new paths and upgrade your offensive and defensive power. Take hold of your destiny, honor your ancestors, and defeat the Megabeast once and for all!
* Explore a procedurally-generated labyrinth with more than 4 billion unique runs.
* Prove your worth with true permadeath.
* Take on over 50 menacing enemies solo or with a friend via local co-op.
* Adapt to a different item set in every run with more than 60 unique items.
* Complete achievements to unlock new content.
* Play using your favorite controller.
* Use multiple save slots to avoid overwriting previous saves.
* Enjoy an unreasonable amount of meat!
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
A Robot Named Fight will launch on Steam on Thursday, September 7 for only $7.49 – 25% off the game’s retail price. The sale will end a week after launch (September 14). Steam users can purchase A Robot Named Fight bundled with the game’s original soundtrack for $12.74.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER
Founded in 2016, Matt Bitner Games consists of Matt Bitner and his wife, Kayla Dowdy. Matt wanted to create video games from the first time he played Doom on his dad’s old 486. After spending his teenage years exploring other interests, he returned to his original passion. From pixel art and music to programming, Matt built his knowledge from the ground up in order to pursue his biggest idea: a roguelike Metroidvania that captured the wonder of retro games (e.g., Super Metroid, MegaMan, and Contra) and drew influences from modern indie games. After working in mobile game development and having the opportunity to refine his skills, Matt decided to become a solo developer – dedicating himself to his first title, A Robot Named Fight. His wife, Kayla, joined the project to assist with digital marketing, community management … and keeping Matt sane. Kayla’s background in social media marketing and web development provides a great balance with Matt’s technical skills. To learn more about Matt Bitner Games and A Robot Named Fight, please visit https://www.arobotnamedfight.com.