Spartan Fist is a first-person fighting game with a female protagonist. With voxel style and over the top violence, the upcoming title from Glass Bottom Games could be the perfect combination of Minecraft and classic action games.
Spartan Fist Lets You Punch Enemies ‘Til They Explode
In Spartan Fist, players assume the role of Emma Jones, a private investigator who is now down on her luck. The character returns from Glass Bottom’s previous game, crowdfunded hit Hot Tin Roof, where she annoyed some powerful people and ended up out of a job. So, Jones has embarked on a career move and is now aiming to punch “[her] way to fame, fortune, and glory to retrieve the ever-valuable Spartan Fist.”
In an email, Glass Bottom Games’ designer Megan Fox tells me that the game does have a “substantial plot and context” but only “if you play it a ton” as it’s “told in a discoverable way, in the margins” including in item descriptions and encounters. As such, the developer doesn’t expect players to “see much of it on any single playthrough.”
Alternatively, players can just punch their way through the game and focus on the action. With strawberry jam-like blood effects and characters that explode into ridiculous showers of shapes, Spartan Fist looks like great fun even if Fox expects players to have “a lot of failed attempts” on the way.
The developer explains that team wanted to “focus on the visceral, explode’y feel of classic action games, without… you know, realistic intestine simulation.” That seems to be why Glass Bottom has matched Minecraft-like voxel visuals with comical spurts of red; Fox says the developer aimed to make the game “super satisfying, but that your little sister could potentially play too.”
Fox also says that squeamish players can turn down the game’s “blood setting,” and also hints at something called “party mode” which is being kept under wraps for now. More on Jones’ latest adventure (and hopefully that top secret party feature) will be revealed as it gets closer to the game’s release.
Spartan Fist will be released on Windows PC, Mac and Linux.