It’s incredibly weird (but awesome) how video games appear to be so cyclical. After years of chasing more realistic things, today’s modern indie developer often looks to the past for inspiration. Case in point, Judo is a 2D fighting game for one to four players which looks pulled from a classic arcade machine. It features simplistic gameplay mechanics, but with more room for variety when going up against others. The goal of Judo is to throw your opponent down three times. You’ve also got to ensure you don’t fall out of the ring.
Single player mode has you squaring off against multiple opponents in career mode to succeed. Of course, there’s also a four player mode when you just want to have some fun against friends. Although they appear to have a prototype (as it was playable during PAX Prime) that’s not currently available on their Kickstarter page. It’s a shame because I’m sure many current local multiplayer fighting fans would love to give it a shot and pledge based off such impressions. Without that small push it doesn’t appear that Judo is getting nearly as much attention on Kickstarter as it deserves.
With that said, its Steam Greenlight page does show that many are excited to play Judo. It has not received the “green light” just yet but chances are it won’t be long until that point. If you’d like to pledge to the Kickstarter goal of $5,000 then you can nab a copy of the game for 50% off via the $5 tier.
Track the progress of the Judo Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.