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Santa Ana, Calif., (May 19, 2014)  – Nicalis, Inc., developer and publisher of independently awesome video games, announces that the turn-based fighting game Toribash—developed by Nabi Studios—has been released on Steam.

“Steam is going to be amazing for Toribash. Even just getting access to the built-in auto-update has made rolling out new features faster and easier. Having achievements pop up in real time is very cool too,” said resident martial arts master at Nabi Studios, Hampus Soderstrom. “We had always planned to do a friend list with some kind of messaging system, but it never came together because the overhead was just too much for a game like Toribash. With Steam, though, we get access to a great friends system, much better than the one we have in Toribash right now.”

About Toribash
Toribash is a turn-based fighting game where the player has full control over every muscle in the fighter’s body. Create your own martial arts movies in single-player sandbox mode, or join the competition in the multiplayer modes. The focus is on tactics rather than reaction and button mashing. The game features advanced physics, full dismemberment, decapitation, and comic-style blood.

The tactical-style fighting in Toribash allows players to plan each move in minute detail. A ghosted preview of how your changes will affect your fighter’s movements is presented seamlessly as you contract and contort muscles in an attempt to become the ultimate Toribash champion.

Game Features

  • Free-To-Play
  • Cross-platform multiplayer
  • Sandbox single-player training
  • Billions of move combinations
  • Full body dismemberment
  • Joint fractures
  • Fluid blood
  • Daily tournaments
  • An active clan community
  • Private dojos
  • Thousands of user-made game mods and scripts
  • Thousands of in-game items
  • Open and free secondary market for items
  • Unlimited character customizations: flames, custom textures and models for character body parts
  • Fight replays
  • Real Time Raytracing
  • Fight environments
  • Single sign-in on all platforms

Toribash continues Nicalis’ partnerships with ultra-talented and super-awesome independent developers. Previously Nicalis has teamed up with Edmund McMillen (The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth), Studio Pixel (Cave Story, Ikachan), Nicklas Nygren (NightSky), Hotapen (Legend of Raven) and Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV).

More information can be found on the official website at
Official Launch Trailer:
Toribash 4.8 Basic Punch Tutorial:


About Nicalis, Inc.

Based in Southern California, Nicalis, Inc. is an independent developer and digital publisher with a proven track record for developing and publishing well-polished games. Founded in 2007, Nicalis continually seeks to enhance and improve the quality of video games throughout the game industry. More information on Nicalis can be found at and

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