Press release:
London, 19th September 2017: Martial arts retro game Okinawa Rush, has succeeded in reaching its Kickstarter goal and is now set for launch later this year. The game, created by indie developers Sokaikan, is an action RPG that draws inspiration from the classic martial arts films of the 70’s and 80’s, along with retro beat-‘em-up arcade games such as Double Dragon and Street Fighter.

London-based video game marketing agency BeefJack Promote was approached after 10 days of the campaign being live, when the Kickstarter had only obtained funds of 12% of its target. Thanks to the combined efforts of the agency’s crowdfunding specialists, the final Kickstarter goal of £10,000 was met comfortably the day before the campaign ended, ending on a final tally of £10,745 when the 30 day deadline was reached. Scattered with Easter Eggs and unique special moves, Okinawa Rush grew a vibrant community over the course of the Kickstarter campaign, who are all eager to play the game. Estimated for release later this year for PC, Okinawa Rush is now set for development on additional platforms, including the PS4 and Xbox One.

The link to the Kickstarter is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stevex/okinawa-rush-a-platform-fighting-game-with-rpg-ele

The story
A tale of power, greed, sorrow and vengeance. A ruthless army of ninja known as the ‘Black Mantis’ clan has come to Okinawa to loot, pillage and kill anyone that gets in their way. Above all else, they are searching for the legendary training scroll of Hiro Yashima who has honed his martial arts abilities to a supernatural level, summoning flame and sound to vanquish his foes. He returns home one night to find his children missing, his wife slain, and a note in her bloody hand… The time for revenge is now!

Features:
– Fast, fluid combat
– Intense boss battles
– Parry anything system
– Feng Shui item system
– Co-op two player mode
– Customizable training Dojo
– Online high scores and time-attack
– In-game splits for speed-runners
– Local Co-op 2 player option

About Sokaikan
Sokaikan is a small, indie-game developer based in the UK who specialise in pixel-art style games PC and mobile devices. Their objective is to create accessible and fun games inspired by the arcades and consoles from the early 90’s for a true retro appeal.

About BeefJack Promote
BeefJack Promote is a full-service indie games marketing agency based in London, incorporated formally in 2012 to assist indie game developers reach a greater audience and to market their game. Since then BeefJack Promote has devised and executed promotional campaigns for over 100 indie titles.

Website: www.okinawarush.com
Demo: http://www.okrush.co.uk/download.htm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/okinawarush
Twitter: https://twitter.com/okinawarush
Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stevex/okinawa-rush-a-platform-fighting-game-with-rpg-ele

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