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CHICAGO – January 22, 2013 –Iron Galaxy Studios is
teaming up with One True Game Studios to release
a unique fighting game available in spring 2013 for
®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation
®Vita handheld entertainment system and
Initially developed as a parody of fighting games by Adam Heart,
the Editor-in-Chief of Shoryuken.com,
gained notoriety in the community for its surprising
depth and lack of a control stick.
two-button controls and precise timing soon made it a
staple in competitions. Shortly after its debut to long lines at
Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 in May 2012, Heart wanted to
bring the game to a wider audience and launched a Kickstarter
campaign in June 2012 to finish its PC release. The campaign
reached its funding goal in less than one month.
After seeing the success of
Kickstarter campaign and the excitement generated at
fighting game tournaments, Iron Galaxy fell in love with the game
and offered their assistance and development expertise (
Street Fighter III: Online Edition, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Origins,
Darkstalkers Resurrection) to bring
to a broader audience and help realize its full
potential. The fully-funded Kickstarter was cancelled, and the new
collaboration has resulted in the game being equipped with
GGPO-powered online support, a fully-fledged single-player
campaign, and many other features.
"Once I played
, I knew I had to steal it from its creator and reap the
benefits for myself," said Dave Lang, President of Iron Galaxy
Studios. "I look forward to seeing
Cyber Athletes on cereal boxes in the near future."
One True Games Studios is led by fighting game experts including
Adam “Keits” Heart. "
is good at two things: teaching some of the basics of
fighting game to players of any skill, and ending friendships. I
partnered with Iron Galaxy because I know they love these things as
much as I do. They also gave me large burlap sacks filled
with cash, which certainly didn’t hurt," said Heart. "This
game was made by the community, for the community, to completely
tear apart the community."
Iron Galaxy began as a small team of industry veterans working
out of their basements in 2008, and has grown into a fifty person
technology powerhouse with studios in Chicago and Orlando. With
multiple titles shipped across all current console, PC, and mobile
hardware, our clients and partners rely on Iron Galaxy’s
expertise and track record to execute their most trusted
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