Hey everybody - we were asked by several of our Twitter followers to come on by the SRK forums and make a thread about our game. We’re going to have something playable very soon to get into everyone’s hands, but for now we wanted to open up a discussion about what our game is, who we are, and what you can expect. We’re trying to be as transparent as possible because we’re nothing without your support, so if you have any questions this is the place to ask them! We’ll add them to this OP to start an FAQ.
Cerebrawl is a 2v2 4-player fighting game in the style of MvC2 and Third Strike.
What you can expect
A user experience focused on competitive team play, built around tournaments, but also the ability to play casually or online. Launchers, beams, supers, assist calls and tags, snap backs, super jumps, and beyond. A soundtrack and style heavily inspired by Third Strike.
The current state of the game
Aaron and Eliot left Disney to work on this game and have been doing so for about 10 months. The characters are 100% hand drawn and each have roughly ~1200 frames. Battle Witch, the first character in the lineup is nearing completion and will be ready for mirror-matching in the first playable. We had originally messed with an engine hoping that we could salvage it for spare parts but have found that working from scratch in Unity 5 is coming along much better. Our code team is part-time, but we have most of what we need in place for a super early alpha and hope to have it out soon to show locally/record video from before we put it up for download.
Who we are
We’re a new team made up of industry vets - here are the members of our little 6 man team.
Eliot “NIW” Min - Previously of Harmonix, 38 Studios, Disney. Art director, lead animator, unapologetic anime fiend.
John “Little Foot” Mena - Previously of Vigil, Crytek, and all around charming fellow. Engineer.
Aaron “Goodnews” Oak - Previously of Indie MEGABOOTH, Disney, Microsoft. UI design, community management, and anything else the team doesn’t want to do.
Matthew “2 Mello” Hopkins - Mashup artist famous for Chrono Jigga, composer on the Read Only Memories soundtrack. Sound engineer.
Wilson “Ill Will” Fermin - Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, Marvel vs Capcom 2 player. OG from the NE scene. Combat Designer, Hype engineer.
Yusuke Tsutsumi - Organizer for 8-Bit History. Engineer, has been known to rap in Japanese.
We’ll be using this thread to post updates as we progress, but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!
We have a website with some media and information on it at www.cerebrawl.in
If you like art and hip-hop we do a stream Wednesdays from 12PM - 2:30PM PST and Saturdays from 7PM - Midnight (PST) thought recently we’ve been streaming nearly every day, sometimes twice. twitch.tv/cerebrawlin