Newly announced fighting game Bounty Battle aims to bring the unique 2D arena battles of Nintendo's amazing Super Smash Bros series to PC, but it's aiming to populate its roster with characters from popular indie games. They're well-known indie games too, including the likes of Guacamelee, Owlboy, Awesomenauts, Darkest Dungeon, Jotun, Nuclear Throne and more.
Bounty Battle is seeking to crowdfund $30,000 on Fig, and as of writing it's 30% funded with over $9000 despite only just going live. It still has 33 days to go, so the game's on track to go way over its target.
Developer Dark Screen Games go into more detail about the game. The Smash Bros gameplay seems intact, where up to 4 players build up Damage on characters so to more easily knock them off a stage rather than whittling down a health bar. Dark Screen do seem to be adding a few novel features to the gameplay however, including the ability to summon minions (no, not the annoying yellow guys) and having an energy gauge for special attacks.
Other games have attempted the Smash Bros style on PC, such as the otherwise excellent BrawlOut, but they've failed to realise that one of the main appeals of the Smash Bros series is getting to fight as famous gaming icons. Bounty Battle seems to be getting this part right at least. The team also say that any post-release character DLC will be free, so that's nice.
There's no release date as of yet, but should the game meet its funding goal by August 23rd at least it will go into full production. We's confident it will.