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Bear-Beating: Fist Of Awesome Jabs PC

From the appropripately-named I Fight Bears

Picking a name for your development studio's tricky business. You probably want something cool, interesting, and distinctive. Combinations of adjectives and animals are played-out by now, but how about throwing verbs into the mix? Nicoll Hunt cunningly went for a studio name which also doubles as a description of what one does in his first game as an indie: I Fight Bears.

His bear-bashing arcade beat 'em up Fist of Awesome launched on PC last night, having done the rounds on the Ouya microconsole and pocket telephones last year.

Starring a lumberjack thrown into a Planet of the Bears situation, Fist of Awesome draws inspiration from Double Dragon and Streets of Rage to beat the hell out of some bears with a giant superpower fist. That's, you know, that's it. Which is fine. I'm increasingly drawn towards small games where I know I can beep away and have a few jollies without feeling committed to a sprawling campaign.

Especially if the game's about as expensive as a cup of coffee in a trendy vegan café, which is of course the sensible metric for measuring enjoyment. Might I enjoy this game as much as I would eavesdropping on the conversation next to me? Fist of Awesome is on the Humble Store now at £2.49, half-price thanks to a launch discount.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.
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