I'm one half of Team2Bit, an indie video game studio developing 8-bit futurist titles for a variety of platforms. We are proud members of the IGN Indie Open House, a collective of independent game developers that work in the IGN HQ. Under the name TEAM FIST PUNCHER, we competed on and won the IGN/YouTube show THE NEXT GAME BOSS with our game WASHINGTON'S WIG, a sidescrolling platformer featuring an intrepid canine racing to return his master's wig. Our first major release, FIST PUNCHER, will be coming to Xbox and PC later this year.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

We'll still look into it and see if we can figure out what's happening. Very odd, but glad you got things rolling on Xbox.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

PM Sent.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Was it working previously?

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

There haven't been any changes made to the control scheme. What sort of Gamepad do you have?

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Hopefully this is fixed. Let us know if there are any issues.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Thanks for playing! Great to know there are some other old school beat 'em up fans out there!

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Thanks for the kind words. We stuffed it with loads of content so we hope you have a fun time beating it!

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Good point. In the future we will be sure to try to match all sales and price points across platforms. It's a little tricky since in some cases we self publish and in other cases we have a publisher (hence we don't have total control over prices). Still, we'll do our best to try to prevent that from happening again.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Thanks for the awesome comments! If you have a chance and get a little free time, be sure to rate the game either here or on metacritic. Many thanks!

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Yup, DRM free.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Thanks for your kind comments!

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

This was a bug that was related to certain display drivers. We fixed it in the full version. However, the demo was made last fall and we haven't updated it since. Rest assured, you should not see it in the full version.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

The Desura version is not edited or changed for any region. On Steam we had to change some graphics on one level (Hitler's Birthday) to meet their rules (had to yank swastikas). The changes are very minimal and basically amount to a few different graphics. Either way, the Desura version has everything.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Hi everyone! Another update. We just finished getting set up with Desura and everyone who purchases or was given access to Fist Puncher should now be able to get a Steam key for Fist Puncher on the Desura site. Simply go here:

Secure.desura.com

You'll see Fist Puncher in your list of games and you can use the above page to request a key. The key that you receive will be a Steam key (and should be for the full game with Robot Unicorn DLC) which you can redeem on Steam immediately.

The latest version is also live on Desura, and we will continue to support and update the game here.

Let us know if you have any trouble or have any questions. Otherwise, thanks again!

Team2Bit

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Just an update, we're working with Desura to get Steam keys for everyone who purchases on Desura (or who was given alpha access). You will then be able to either get a copy here or redeem a key on Steam. This key will also include the Robot Unicorn DLC. We're working on it now, it's just taking a little extra time because it requires coordination between ourselves, Desura, Valve, and Adult Swim. Thanks for your patience!

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Yeah, it will be available as separate DLC.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

We passed the latest build (the one on Steam) over to Desura. We're just waiting for them to make it live (they have to do some validation tests).

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

The Steam release will be the full release. Once it is live we will also upload the latest version here as well (we'll upload it on Friday and we will simply need to wait for approval from the Desura team which doesn't take long at all). We will also continue to put the latest version here if there are future updates.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

The Desura version does not have the RUA character or any access to Steam achievements and leaderboards. However, we will continue to support the latest version here.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Not that we know of. We'll ask the admin and see what they say.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Looks like there were a few more graphics card issues that caused odd white lines to appear over enemy sprites. This should be fixed in version 1.0.6.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

We just posted version 1.0.5 of the Fist Puncher Alpha. We believe this fixes the dreaded black screen issue that many people with AMD graphics cards were having. To make a long story short, some of the drivers released for these AMD cards in the last few months are no longer compatible with certain draw routines in XNA. Hopefully AMD will eventually fix this, but in the meantime, we implemented a workaround. We appreciate all of the feedback and help that we got tracking down this bug. If anyone installs 1.0.5 and STILL sees the black screen issue, please let us know. We're certain we've fixed at least some of the issues, but there still could be something lurking in one of those pesky AMD cards (or another driver update could come out and cause more trouble). Please note that we have NOT yet updated the free demo. We're hoping to have time to rebuild that next week. Anyway, thanks again for your patience and feedback!

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Yeah, our present goal is to stay away from DRM.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Good questions.
1. We've went back and forth with having the XNA redist built in to our installer or DLed. We sort of figured that since the only way to get the FP installer is online, then someone must have an internet connection and hence it's safer to DL the redist from MS than from us (since it'll be the same size just different source).
2. It'll probably be Click Once. Kind of a pain, but we would don't own InstallShield or a premium Visual Studio to put together a different type of installer. The sad truth of being an indie dev.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Fullscreen mode is also now supported.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Version 1.0.4 of the Alpha is up! This is very close to final version of the game so we're getting very happy with where we are. There are many bug fixes in this version and all of the characters and levels are now in place. We've also made some modifications to the keyboard controls (there is a new simplified keyboard layout to go along with the full mapping). As always feedback and bug reports are appreciated! Thanks everyone!

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

New patch is up.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

We uploaded a new installer. I know we made some changes to the key bindings. I'm curious if it is still a problem.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

Uploading now and then waiting for approval! That's an old bug that should be fixed.

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FistPuncherMattKain
FistPuncherMattKain @ Fist Puncher

We'd love to hear your thoughts on improving the game. Feel free to post in the discussion forum or send us a message if you have time. Thanks!

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