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Brawler's Alley is the first beat'em up  magazine. Here you'll find interviews with the devs, dev diaries, previews, reviews, opinions, tutorials, giveaways and many other contents to make you enjoy your gaming experience even more. 

At Brawler's Alley we'll get you closer to the devs and inside the production of the games you like the most, feeding you with quality news about the best beat'em ups available from all times.

As part of Brawler's Alliance, we want you to get the best out of beat'em up games presenting you a variety of videos with lots of tips, tricks and gameplays to walk you through your favorite games. Check out our channels in the video section!



Meet Our Team
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      We are a small team of passionate players who banded together to form the Brawler’s Alliance, a network of players, developers and content creators aiming to create a vibrant and strong beat'em up community. Our mission is to bring the developers  a space to show and talk in detail about their game while providing the players with the latest news about the best games on this genre, strengthening the ties between players and developers, taking beat'em ups to new heights!



Ricardo Savino (TFK)

Editor: Old timer player. Felt in love with the first Double Dragon arcade machine in 1987 and still thinks it is one of the greatest games ever. An avid Nintendo Switch player that thinks every beat’em up should be on the console. And it should.

Usually plays with the fastest character in the game and loves some good crowd control.

Don't know how to play with tanks.


Top 5 Classic Beat Em Ups: Double Dragon, Vendetta, D&D Shadow over Mystara, Armored Warriors, Brawl Brothers

Kátia Carvalho

Designer: The only member who doesn’t plays beat’em ups (yet!) but have a vast experience in design, image and video editing, translation… She’s like a swiss army knife, but more dangerous. She is responsible for all your sensorial experiences here in the site and in the magazine.

Top 5 Classic Beat Em Ups: Once the best Chun Li player in town. Does it count? ^^

Scottie J. (BAC)

Guest Writer: Owner of Belt Action Central and Beat Em Ups resident lab monster.

I have a long history and deep love for the genre that dates back to TMNT The Arcade Game for NES. Nothing in gaming brings me more joy than grinding out tech or working on a strong 1CC or High Score run.

Always down to help a fellow player in need of info or tricks.


Top 5 Classic Beat Em Ups:  Violent Storm, TMNT 2007 GBA, Battle Circuit, Denjin Makai 2, Battletoads Arcade.

Shamsiddin Muhammad Jr (Mr. Din)

Advisor: Owner of Brawlers Avenue and Streets of Rage Online and project lead of Deadly Metropolis. Beat’Em Up enthusiast, combat designer and advisor, he has worked behind the scenes for a handful of games including Streets of Rage 4, Mayhem Brawler and Final Vendetta.


Top 5 Classic Beat Em Ups: Streets of Rage 2, Alien vs Predator, DD Crew, Sengoku 3, Final Fight 3


The Project
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       Brawler's Alley is the work of a Brazilian couple and a lot of help from our friends around the world. First idealized as a free online magazine to talk about beat’em up games and help indie developers promote their games in an old-fashioned, but appealing, way, we quickly realized we our goals were undersized. We thought Brawler's Alley would hit only a small group of people but, in reality, we found a demand way bigger than expected.

With the release of our first issue, the project is receiving increasing requests for a printed version and even some translations. We understand, a magazine is better read in physical form and in our own language and we're sorry we can't meet this demand right now. To create a project like this, a huge effort and investment is necessary and, as a couple, we don’t have the means to do so. Designing, researching, writing, printing, storing, shipping, it’s a lot of things to take care of and to keep all of this at a constant rate would demand a way more complex logistics than we can afford right now.

It took a lot of our time to create this publication and we had to buy the games we want to review and recommend for you, once we are still too small for most developers and publishers to care. We're considering a Kickstarter Campaign to be launched in a couple of months, as the first and second issues begin to make some noise (yes, we're already working on the second one!) but, until then, we could use a little help from all the fellow brawlers we can find.

So, if you can, hit the donate button, it would mean a lot for us and we'll make a huge shoutout in our next issue for your support. And if you can't, share the news with all the other brawlers you can find, to help us rock the Alley one more time! And last, but not least, if you are a developer, we can advertise your game, discuss an interview, a review or something else entirely, so hit the contact button and let's talk business.


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