"Breaking The Rules" is a third-person action/fighting game. Game is mainly played as a brawl, ( but can also be played in the classic 1 vs 1 mode ). Fights can happen local ( up to 4 players on the same machine ) or multiplayer up to 12 players. The game is 100% physic based, one still standing, and totally fallen in 8 of the most beautiful locations in the city of Rome faithfully reproduced. Read More...

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Halloween sale at BTR Studios! only 0.96!

Halloween sale at BTR Studios! only 0.96!

4 years ago News 3 comments

Halloween sale at BTR Studios! only 0.96 EUR! Good for only a few days, until 2 November 2011 we offer a great price on our title "Breaking The Rules...

Patch 1.3.2 and IGC / IGF submission!

Patch 1.3.2 and IGC / IGF submission!

4 years ago News 0 comments

Hi Folks! We are proud to announce the new 1.3.2 patch that improves all the movement/running animations a lot, plus fix several bugs and tweaks ragdolls...

BTR Vampire competition! win 10 FREE copies of BTR!!!

BTR Vampire competition! win 10 FREE copies of BTR!!!

4 years ago News 4 comments

BTR Studios has announced its first official "Breaking The Rules" summer contest with a video competition! Participating couldn't be easier!

Patch 1.3 - powered constraint ragdolls!

Patch 1.3 - powered constraint ragdolls!

4 years ago News 0 comments

We are glad to announce, after one month of hard work ( and some days spent at sea too! ) the new patch 1.3

Breaking The Rules - T.r.T. - DEMO

Breaking The Rules - T.r.T. - DEMO

4 years ago Demo 4 comments

After thinking a bit (and have received a lot of requests from the community), we decided it would be a good idea to release a demo to the public. The...

Breaking the Rules Manual

Breaking the Rules Manual

4 years ago Guides 5 comments

"Breaking The Rules" is a third-person action/fighting game. Learn all of the key combos for each of the characters.

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Res1 Jun 16 2011 says:

Well im sorry to say but im a bit ******* angry. i bought the game today. and worst Pc controls ever. I aint paying $60 for an Xbox controller just to play this! THere should be using the mouse for attacks. not the damned keyboard. the controls ruin the entire game for me.. as its impossible to control..

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TheBTRStudios Creator
TheBTRStudios Jun 17 2011 replied:

Don't worry... Keyboard / mouse configuration coming soon in the next patches... anyway the best way to play it it would always be with a pad. You do not have to have strictly an xbox360 controller, any gamepad Xtinput-compliant should work ( we tried more than 12 different controllers ) drop me a post in the forum if you find a cheap one and i'll see if it could work or not...

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Res1 Jun 17 2011 replied:

Thank you. I used my logitech gamepad and it works very well. Though i would well prefer mouse and keyboard :C. Amazing game so far though im getting frequent crashes. The game seems to still need a bit of polishing but it is overall the best Fighting game ive played!

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TheBTRStudios Creator
TheBTRStudios Jun 18 2011 replied:

Thank you so much. we are working every day ( after release now only 5 days a week ;-) ) to improve it more and more. Also feel free to post all the suggestions here or on our forum at www.theromantournament.com where there is a section for suggestion and community wishes!

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Resserection(steam) Jun 16 2011 says:

Damn i forgot to Pre-order. ah well ill still be buyin

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mfthepop@yahoo.com Jun 16 2011 says:

hey do you bodies have right the engine by you self(the grapghic part of corse)or used oger or somthing like that too ?

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mfthepop@yahoo.com Jun 16 2011 replied:

ops i dont see the gamrbyro and the org thing was because fo the
Data\GUI\looknfeel\OgreTray.looknfeel and can explai the oger thing for me please ???

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Darthlex Jun 15 2011 says:

TheBTRStudios wrote:You can make for sure that after i saw my game torrented 12 hours after release, i'll never release any "demo" anymore.

I hope this people enjoy their cracked copy.

That's all

That's the spirit! Instead of learning from your mistake, you should totally act as if the world has turned against you and instead give up and damage your own reputation and income.

OR - and I'm just suggesting y'know.. - you could listen to what people are saying to you! There will *always* be pirates. You can avoid certain pirated features, mostly by simply making them online, but there are people out there who sit at the ready to get stuff pirated.

Personally, I know a lot of people who pirate, simply because there are a LOT of gameplay experiences out there 'n they want to make sure that they don't waste their money on overhyped or broken games, that they'll hate. Therefore, quite a lot of them pirate, either by torrent or download, so that they may try the game before they use their money.

macacos2 wrote:Want to avoid things like that? Make a demo.

Now, I get why you are upset, TheBTRStudios, but this guy is spot on. A demo allows people to see the game the way you want it to be seen and can often be a BIG help, when people have to decide where to spend their hard earned money.

I'm saying this as a help, because I support the indie industry and I hope to see it grow.

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TheBTRStudios Creator
TheBTRStudios Jun 15 2011 replied:

A demo requires work, is not automatic. With limited resources we have a schedule. We'll release a demo after the first patches are out. I think for the end of this month or beginning of the next.

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N3mix Jun 14 2011 says:

I'm happy I bought the game, but I'm curious how did the game get pirated before it was released? I've seen it on some torrent sites aswell. Was it leaked?

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Breaking The Rules
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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

Graphics are OK. Obviously Doesn't pretend to be Crysis-like but looks like a mid-2000 game. ( first games of next-gen if you get the idea ). The controlls are a little bit hard, but the artificial inteligence is very smart. But the great part of the game is physics. Ragdoll physics of this game is incredible. It's even better than big name studios titles that usually use it only for ko's. Here ragdolls are always present in the fight and thanks to them you can feel every hit as little bit different…

Jun 20 2011 by RabbitFreak

Lowest Rated (3 agree) 1/10

While I admire the developers attempt to create a ragdoll beat-em-up, I have to say, that this is simply the worst indie title I have ever played. The controls are incredbily clunky and sluggish. Combat is difficult and there are almost no combos at all. The combos that do exsist are simply punch, punch, or kick, kick, kick. "Special" moves are difficult to pull off, and certain characters are simply better to play than others due to their knock up and knock down capabilities. Characters have spines…

Aug 29 2011 by MiahHman

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