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.