Breaking The Rules: The Roman Tournament is a third-person single and multiplayer brawl fighting game.
In the city of Rome has been organized a tournament which brings together the most fearsome fighters of the world.
Try your hand into a bloody battle completely physic-based!
Defeat your opponents, scale up the charts, play with four friends on your PC, or fight online against up to 12 players.
Who will win the title?
Who will be the best at "Breaking the rules"?
And remember, The last man standing WINS!


  • Advanced Fighting System completely ragdoll based, using Havok animation and physic for the whole collision system and for animation/physic blending.
  • FCS ( Fast Combo System ) concatenates attacks boosting attack power.
  • Dynamic stamina management that affects gameplay.
  • Co-op techniques like grab, and hold enemy.
  • 8 charismatic wrestlers, inspired to icons of pop culture of '70, '80. '90 and 2000s. Each one with his own particular style of combat, each one available in two different suits.
  • Realistic rendering with DOF, HDR FSAA, Motion Blur, particle effects and more.
  • Melee weapons and environment objects like chairs, tables, baseball sticks.
  • As the fight goes on, the effects on the players appears clearly visible with blood, cuts, bllod stains on the floor etc...less is the energy, slower become player movements and accuracy decreases too.
  • Multiplayer battles with up to 12 players. Multiplayer modes include Classic Brawl, and Team Battle.
  • Local Multiplayer brawl up to 4 players on the same machine
  • Classic 1vs 1 Arcade Mode
  • Team Battle Modes: Balanced ( 2vs2, 3vs3, 4vs4 ), Double dragon ( 2 vs all ) and Titan ( 1 vs all )
  • This BTR installment is totally set in Rome. Explore 8 of the most beautiful scenarios of the eternal city, faithfully reproduced, like “Piazza di Spagna” or “Ponte S. Angelo”!.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista/Windows 7
  • CPU: 2.1Ghz or higher Multi-core or multiple processors at 2GHz or above recommended
  • RAM: 512MB minimum; 2GB recommended
  • Hard Disk Space: 900 MB
  • Video: Graphics card—Shader Model 2.0 (SM2.0) minimum; SM 3.0 with 512MB and above recommended
  • Sound Card: Direct X-compatible sound card
  • DirectX®: Directx 9c
  • Controller Support: Xbox360 gamepad and compatible commercial gamepads
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5 comments by TheBTRStudios on Aug 31st, 2012

There is no doubt that, like many other developers, we also had trouble trying to get our games onto Steam.
Being out from the popular DD platform forced us to stop updating the game.
The launch of Steam Greenlight (TM) gives now to devs like us a new chance of getting games on Steam.

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

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

Jun 22, 2011 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

Jun 12, 2011 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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Bronco78th Jun 14 2011, 8:11am says:

Congrats on getting this done, pretty cool game, might pick it up as it reminds me of that old game 'fighting force' and i really enjoyed that.

Its saddening to hear about your piracy issues, hope you can find some way to stop that or at least not make it so easy, if its not already too late.

Id personally prefer a demo, this is just for piece of mind as its released by the actual development team as opposed to being repackaged by a 3rd party. I am still someone that doesn't trust torrents anyway (even legitimate ones).

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thunderising Jun 13 2011, 4:49am says:

Bad news, was out on torrents before this post was live.

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TheBTRStudios Creator
TheBTRStudios Jun 13 2011, 11:00am replied:


Seems a lot of people out there is torrent the game. Anyway, people will NOT be able to play online with a cracked serial....

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thunderising Jun 15 2011, 11:36am replied:

i'm not playing it anyways.

I'm hooked to Witcher 2.

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STOKK-E Jun 13 2011, 12:18pm replied:

the torrent was only for trying out the game so people who like it can buy it an support the makers of the game like i do.

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TheBTRStudios Creator
TheBTRStudios Jun 13 2011, 4:39pm replied:

Well, i hope so,

otherwise there would be no support at all, due to the closure of the studio...

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macacos2 Jun 13 2011, 5:52pm replied:

Want to avoid things like that? Make a demo.

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TheBTRStudios Creator
TheBTRStudios Jun 13 2011, 6:48pm replied:

Don't think game wouldn't be torrented with a demo, especially this kind of game.
Giving a demo with few characters and maps probably would only increase piracy of the full version. The only thing we can do to limit this is to improve online play ( patch in progress, testing right now ) and authenticate cd key online.

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STOKK-E Jun 21 2011, 3:31pm replied:

Even key that are to activate online don't work belive me i download games all the time to test them and i also play this game for a few hours but i think the game is cool i'm not gonna buy because it not mi kind of game i delete my version of it but wil recomend the game to some of my friends that do like this kind of games and they will buy it if they like it.

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macacos2 Jun 13 2011, 7:51pm replied:

Having a demo for a game is a sign of good faith from the developer.

That is all.

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TheBTRStudios Creator
TheBTRStudios Jun 14 2011, 3:41am replied:

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.

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Breaking The Rules
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Released Jun 12, 2011
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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, 6:52am 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, 6:25am by MiahHman

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