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Paintown – free side-scrolling, action packed game

Paintown is a 2D side scrolling beatem-up game in the same genre as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Sega Genesis game, Streets of Rage.

This game is completely written from scratch and uses a modular system for loading new graphics.

The game features Adventure (street side-scrolling fighting) and versus mode (1 on 1 battles).

There’s also a character editor and level editor. New characters, stages and enemies can be easily created. This makes the game extensively customizable, in the same spirit of games like Mugen.

If you like Streets of Rage or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, give Paintown a whirl.

Features include:

  • 2 fight modes: direct combat or adventure.
  • Configurable.
  • Level / Character editor.
  • Modular system for loading new graphics.
  • Wide variety of actions such as:
    • Jump.
    • Jab.
    • Punch.
    • 3 hit punch combo.
    • Jump Punch.
    • Dragon Punch.
    • Kick.
    • Jump Kick.
    • Spin Kick.
    • Shoryuken.
    • Haddoken.
    • Super haddoken.
    • Kamayamaya.
    • Super haddoken.
    • Staff Twirl.
    • Taunt.
    • Get Item.
  • Network enabled modes
  • IRC integration.
  • Extensible and re-usable network interface.
  • Music Support – Mod, S3M, XM, IT, MP3, OGG and many more Modules
  • Low CPU and GPU Requirements with backend support with multiple libraries.
  • Scripting – Python, Ruby, Scheme like configuration files, extensible to easily implement others.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Android, Wii, and PS3.

Developer: Jon Rafkind
License: BSD License


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