Indie game publisher tinyBuild has announced that since its launch a week and a half ago on January 8th, retro-styled boxing management strategy-RPG Punch Club has hit $1M in sales on Steam and iOS.
The game's premise is simple: your father is brutally murdered before your eyes, and now you seek to avenge his death. However, instead of strapping on guns or putting on a dark costume to prey on a superstitious, cowardly lot, you train in boxing. "You must train hard, eat chicken and punch dudes in the face to earn your place in the Punch Club ranks, and discover who ended your father's life."
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Punch Club is what Russian-based indie developer Lazy Bear Games calls "a boxing tycoon management game." The game features multiple branching story lines, though they're all paths to the same objective. Players can choose to climb rankings the old-fashioned way - or cheat using increasingly ridiculous methods. Players also level in various skill trees, including the Way of the Tiger, the Way of the Turtle, and the Way of the Bear. Players even develop stripes or flippers as they specialize in a tree.
The game also simulates the PC's social life, as they're juggling friendships, love life, work, recreational time, relationships, and, of course, possible stardom, "all alongside your gym time and fighting aligators. It's not all just pumping iron, you know."
Gamers interested in checking out Punch Club can visit the official Steam page.