Punch Club, styled after the Tycoon games of the ’80s and ’90s, comes from Russian indie developer Lazy Bear Games and it puts players in the shoes of an aspiring boxer who must punch his way to the truth behind his father’s murder. Punch Club features heavy sim elements, such as controlling your character’s daily schedule from how he trains to what he eats, mixed with visual novel-style storytelling to create an engaging whole as you try to climb the ranks of the boxing world and become champion. You might even punch a crocodile along the way!
For those of you who can’t wait to dive into the seedy world of the boxing underground, the folks as tinyBuild have put together a demo for the game that you can find right here. For even more bone cracking goodness, you’ll be able to pick up Punch Club when it drops on Steam and mobile platforms this fall.