A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

CURRENT VERSION: v1_3. Significantly improved animation!


Knock 'em Out is a combination platform fighter (think Super Smash Bros) and beat-em-up. Instead of damaging enemies, hitting them knocks them back, and the more you hit them, the farther they'll fly! You're tasked with punching, kicking, juggling, and hurling a variety of nasty clowns off of a wealth of unique stages. The player character has over 20 unique moves to choose from, from basic punches and kicks to jets of fire, grenades, and even slowing down time!

More information

Published 110 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
(1)
Authorbynine
GenreAction
TagsBeat 'em up, combos, Fighting
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, XBox 360 controllers
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Interactive tutorial
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2

Install instructions

Knock 'em Out is an executable .JAR file. In order to run it, you must have Java installed on your computer. From there, it should be as simple as double clicking on the program; if that doesn't work, please look up how to run a .JAR executable on your operating system.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback about Knock 'em Out, please email me at byninegiga [at] gmail [dot] com. If you'd like to see more similar content, follow me at bynineb.tumblr.com or here at https://itch.io/profile/bynine. Thanks and enjoy!

NOTE: Knock 'em Out contains audio from various other sources. The rest of the game's content is entirely custom.

Download

Download
Knock_em_Out.zip 36 MB

Comments

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I would say that this is your best game yet! Your effort and passion really shine in this one, especially with the huge arsenal of moves the main character has and all of the little aesthetic details in each stage. I'm also quite impressed with the multitude of stages and gameplay modes! I could see myself getting hours of playtime out of this.

I did notice a few minor issues that I want to comment on:

  • There doesn't seem to be a list of controls anywhere. I suppose this isn't really an issue when using a game controller, but it took me a while to discover all the keyboard inputs. I think having all the controls spelled out in a single place would be very useful.
  • Walking doesn't seem to be possible with keyboard controls unless you perform a sliding attack and try to move in the opposite direction afterwards. This isn't a huge issue since I usually want to immediately run fast, but I would like to be able to use the walking-unique attacks more easily.
  • The burly purple dudes seem to be a little buggy with regard to the combo system. It's possible to get combos on them while they're doing their ground slam attack, and the combo doesn't go away until they land on the ground again. Their combo occasionally doesn't seem to go away at all when they land on the ground, too.

P.S.: Minus 500 bazillion points for using the old Windows fanfare sound!!