The Game Bakers, the developer behind the Squids series of flicky action RPGs, has released the first gameplay footage of its new game, Combo Crew. It's looking like a pretty decent brawler, complete with controls designed from the ground up for touch screens.
Scheduled for a release in the coming months on both iOS and Android, the game casts you as one of a trio of scrappers who are fighting their way up the tower where they're being held hostage. Once one member of your crew goes down, you take over control of another to continue the battle.
"With Combo Crew, we wanted to bring back the spirit of the old console beat 'em ups - the ones you used to play on the couch with your buddies - in a way that makes sense on modern mobile platforms," says Emeric Thoa, The Game Bakers' creative director in a press release. "Games like Street Fighter and Final Fight require a D-pad controller, and that just doesn't make sense for touch devices. So we challenged ourselves to make a brawler with really good touch controls. And we're pretty sure we've pulled it off!"
Those controls involve plenty of swipes and taps, and you can check them out in motion in the video we've embedded below. The Game Bakers has a decent track record of creating experiences tailored for the touch screen, so we're expecting big things of Combo Crew when it comes out in the next couple of months.