A downloadable game for Windows

King of Machines is a mecha-themed side-scrolling beat 'em up, in a world where powered exo-suits are commonplace, and also the weapon of choice in a violent uprising.

Inspired by classic beat 'em ups like TMNT and Armored Warriors, as well as modern character action games.


  • Agile movement controls, a bit like Turtles in Time
  • Combo system with sweeps, uppercuts, and shotgun-kata
  • Grabbing & throwing, also a bit like Turtles in Time
  • Unlockable special weapons
  • Unique bosses
  • Training mode (with punching bag - use this to figure out all the possible combo attacks!)
  • Arrange mode
  • Cutscenes with anime references and gratuitous Engrish

For Xbox Controllers:

  • Move: D-Pad
  • Shoot: X
  • Melee: B
  • Jump: A
  • Special Weapons: L/R
  • BREAK Charge: Right Trigger
  • Pause: Start

Updated Combo List:

  • Launch: UP + MELEE
  • Guns Akimbo: LEFT + RIGHT + SHOOT
  • Uppercut: MELEE, MELEE, UP + MELEE
  • Dive Kick: JUMP, MELEE
  • Giga Drill (Midair): JUMP, DOWN + MELEE
  • Shotgun (Midair): JUMP, SHOOT
  • Shoulder Gun: SHOOT (with full BREAK meter)

(All non-midair combos can be cancelled into Special Weapon attacks)

Vita version here!

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(21 total ratings)
GenreAction, Fighting
Made withGameMaker, Adobe Photoshop
TagsBeat 'em up, combos, Cyberpunk, Hack and Slash, Mechs, Pixel Art, Retro, Robots, Side Scroller
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller


kingofmachines_final.zip 5 MB

Install instructions

  • Download .ZIP
  • Extract all
  • Run .EXE


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Very fun, beautifully presented.

I have a few critiques:

  • No fullscreen option?
  • I wish enemies had HP bars so I knew when I could grab them
  • In-game access to Combo List would be nice, especially in training (not just at the start)
  • I wish I could rebind keys (or play on controller. Haven't tried yet.)
  • Is there a lives counter?
  • The ability to pick up crates and move
  • The ability to pick up swords and move

I would also change the "Guns Akimbo" keys because I keep turning around a locking myself into place.

EDIT: That Engrish really got me.


Is there a way to play though the main game all the way through without selecting "New Game" or does that not wipe your progress?


dude since playing seige of osaka, and going through the rest, you've quickly become my favourite indie developer. you rock. i'll be sure to throw some cash your way soon, please keep them coming, your output is incredible


this was sick as fuck


Have had so much fun playing this! Haven't beaten it yet but I'm getting there. Any chance you'll port it over to Android? Seems like it'd be a great place/way to play it! Thanks again!


This was a fun little game I enjoyed it :) 


This game is fantastic.
Congratulations and thank you so much for making it.
I see there's a Vita version - I'll see what it takes to play it.

Thanks for enjoying it :)


Amazing game, a must play for all the beat em up fans. Also a very unique game in the genre, with a lot of hidden moves and mechanics.

Loved every minute of it


I loved this game so much I am porting this game to the Playstation Vita, I really hope you don't mind.


So you did the port?
Man, thank you so much.


Yup, thanks!


Drill is the best

Drill is love. Drill is life


I love this game wish I can enjoy it more :D


Really fun fast-paced game, it is really well done and with a lot of weapons and enemies to keep it interesting; Found a few things here and there but nothing gamebreaking, my only recommendations would be maybe make a little tutorial because there is a lot of stuff to do (That are really cool abd wish I knew of the sooner) and the Dual-gun attack sometimes triggers when you are trying to move while shooting and it left you vulnerable to attacks (But that's probably because I am bad at this kind of games).

That aside the graphics and animations are so well done. really enjoyed the drill and grab attacks, feel so satisfying, and the music just keeps your blood pumping, great job!


Looks fun, gonna try it out on stream. Is there's a fullscreen option? Alt+Enter doesn't work.


Thanks :)
Just maximize the window, might be your best option. I find gamemaker's fullscreen a bit unreliable so I mostly avoid it tbh


Hiii, I've made a video about the game and wanted to share some feedback, hopefully it's useful to you :D

-The main concept is very good :D

-Visually the game looks awesome and I can see it perfectly in a arcade machine.

-The gameplay mechanics are very well done and feel pretty solid. Also it is quite awesome how well they work as even a new player in a minute or two can easily get into them and make very awesome things :D

Hopefully this is useful to you :D, also if you could subscribe that would help me a lot :)



Great game! Last boss really challenging, but that's where the fun begin!


Impressive game. Really 16-bit era vibe. Congrats!!

Thanks for taking the time to play :) I found it really interesting that your play style is different to mine (I often cheese the jump-based combos and ignore my gun) and it's great that I accidentally managed to allow player expression!


Always a fan of your work man :). This is loads of fun


Thanks, glad to hear it :)