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VHS Story is a management game about punching

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VHS Story

This TIGSource DevLog thread (opens in new tab) caught my eye. It's for a game set in the '80s-'90s—a time period universally understood to be mostly about punching. Called VHS Story, it's a management tycoon game, in which you train and upgrade your fighter to be the best punching man on the streets.

"You have to manage your time and money to improve your fighter skills on one side and your training equipment on the other," write the developers. "You will start as an unknown fighter in the underground club and must work your way to the top and solve the mystery from your past."

The feature list boasts a non-linear story, progression, perks, nostalgia and irony. It's a nice idea—taking cues from games like Streets of Rage, but in a management-style game where your job is to instead train and prepare your character.

VHS Story is due out later this year. For more, head over to the Greenlight page (opens in new tab).

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.