Ultra Fight Da! Kyanta 2
Ultra Fight Da! Kyanta 2 is a fighting game developed by artist and musician Haramaself. A “crowdsourced story” set in a version of Japan with animal and fantasy races. The titular Kyanta controls the mysterious Kyanta Force and battles with the equally enigmatic Michelle and his secret society.
A deceptively simple game that harkens back to Street Fighter 2 or early KOF titles, but offers customization similar to CVS2 with variable team size and selectable “grooves” (called Types). Kyanta 2 has no shortage of gameplay quirks. There are no traditional fighting game inputs such as quarter circles, moves are done with a single button press. There are no collision boxes, so cross-throughs are an ever-present threat, especially against quick characters. The buffer window is indefinite- as long as you hold a button down, that move will be performed at the first available opportunity. The guard gauge does not deplete during a round, excess blocking will result in a guard break with extra damage to boot. All EX moves have some amount of invulnerability, so all characters have an answer to pressure. These mechanics, along with a large cast of characters, make Kyanta 2 one of the most accessible and fresh doujin games on the scene today.