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Indie Games Summer Uprising Continues With Battle High: San Bruno

The Indie Games Summer Uprising continues with day 2 of the week and a half long event.  Tuesday’s featured game is Battle High: San Bruno, a 2D fighter game known for its classic feel and fun play-style.

The game feels a lot like Streets of Rage mixed with Street Fighter, as the player controls 1 of 8 playable “students” who do battle in schoolyard arenas such as cafeterias, hallways, and gyms.  Each student has his/her own techniques, as well as a meter that charges gradually to unleash special moves. 

The studio that developed the game, Mattrified Games, is a one-man show owned and operated by Matthew DeLucas out of Pittsburgh, PA.  He partnered with another studio, Point5Projects, to produce the game for the PC and Xbox 360. 

In response to fans of the game, which was released on XBLA in February of this year, there have been numerous updates including character rebalancing, moving from standard definition to widescreen, competitive scoring, 3 new mini-games (including the classic “player vs. car” mode), and updated art and graphics.

If you’re into Indie games and want to support someone other than the industry’s big fish, give Battle High a shot.  You can find it on XBLA on the Indie Games Summer Uprising page  for a paltry 80 Microsoft Points ($1).  Check back tomorrow for Day 3 of the Summer Uprising, which continues with the aptly-titled Cute Things Dying Violently.


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