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Before there was Mixed Martial Arts or an Ultimate Fighting Championship, there was Bareknuckle boxing. No gloves, no enforcement, and plenty of blood! Set in the 16th through 19th century, Oldetime Knuckle Up pits gamers to square off in one-on-one matches. For the first time, players will experience the same brutal intensity and “no holds barred” rules under which historic fearless, tenacious, and bold to the core sparrers like Bareknuckle greats John L. Sullivan and Tom Cribb fought.

Each character is brought to life by authentic voiceover dialects, facial/body/personality back-stories, and a motion capture mixture of boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts (without the kicking). Immediately you are thrown in the fray to raise and thrust your fists for money. Oldetime Knuckle Up, a pure game of skill, gives you a chance to beat or be beaten at the mercy of an unforgiving crowd, while enduring some of the most realistic and gruesome fighting conditions. Your decisions not only change your fighting style, appearance, power, and speed, but also whether you encounter a quality or bribed handler and whether you get a patron to cover your stakes.

You must expect the unexpected! A spirited Oldetime Knuckle Up crowd could vigorously cheer you on as you build up your reputation, heart, and earnings to become their hero fighting for America, England and Australia championships, and ultimately becoming a champion. On the opposite end of that spectrum, an unruly crowd could rush you with bludgeons for fighting too well or dirty, or the police or mob, could invade or halt your fight in a hole-and-corner gathering – collapsing the scene in violence and disorder. Putting on a good show for your spectators can be as important as winning your match.


To honor sports heroes that made the sports that we love today special. We sincerly appreciate your support in making Oldetime Knuckle Up become reality!