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Rising Thunder

11 months ago

Experimental fighting game Rising Thunder goes one last round

Some of you may have fond memories of Radiant Entertainment's debut game┬áRising Thunder, an experimental game of accessible robotic fisticuffs designed for online play on PC. While it never drew huge crowds, it was enough to get the attention of League of Legends studio Riot Games, who bought out the company and their game. Neither have been heard from until just recently. While Rising Thunder…

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3 years ago

Rising Thunder Cancelled As Riot Games Buy Developer

Riot Games, developers of League of Legends, have acquired Radiant Entertainment, makers of online fighting game Rising Thunder. This means that the open alpha for Rising Thunder is permanently closing on March 18th, while development of their block-based top-down terribly-named town builder Stonehearth "will go on, full speed ahead."

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Kick! Punch! Rising Thunder’s Technical Alpha Open To All

What do you get when founders of the world's largest fighting games tournament and the former Capcom chap who lent his name to Street Fighter IV's final boss get together? Not the most hardcore of hardcore fighting games, no, but a surprisingly accessible one designed to introduce the pleasures of face-punching to a wider audience. That's Rising Thunder [official site], and you can have a…

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Down Right False: One-Button Moves In Rising Thunder

Can a fighting game become mainstream in the way, say, League of Legends has? Like MOBAs, fighting games have years of unquestioned design in them, and bits hanging on from when they were a necessity, but can someone streamline them while staying true to their spirit and find a new, wider audience? The folks making Rising Thunder [official site] hope so. The game has big…

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