Pocket Rumble is a streamlined, beginner-friendly 2D fighting game inspired by SNK's classic fighters for the Neo Geo Pocket Color. It retains all the gameplay elements that make traditional Street Fighter-style fighters great, but reduces the level of execution and memorization necessary to the bare minimum. That way experienced players can learn the game fast and be able to focus on deeper elements of strategy and mindgames, new players can learn the ins and outs of fighting games without being overwhelmed, and everyone can get their skills to a competitive level without too much grinding alone in training mode. Pocket Rumble is currently available for $9.99 on Steam Early Access and already features near-flawless ranked online multiplayer thanks to GGPO, with new characters releasing every month, so go check it out!
We just want to make a fun fighting game that is friendly to beginners, because it's a genre that can be intimidating to newcomers. Pocket Rumble is a game that we hope can be accessible to people who might never find other fighting games approachable, can be a good first step for people looking to work their way up to more complicated fighting games, and also can be just a solid, unique experience for those of us who are already well versed in the genre.
Cardboard Robot games was founded in 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA. They previously worked on a handful of small flash games and a few unfinished projects, but for the last couple years have been focused on their first commercial game, Pocket Rumble!