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Braids NEON is a simple but deep ragdoll fighting game, for one or two players.

The Kongregate version has high scores and statistics now! Try it: [link]

It's on Newgrounds now! You can vote on it there: [link]

I've improved the feel of the physics and added more eye candy. If it lags you might want to lower the quality (press ESC for the menu) and close your other programs.

I've also improved the menu system, finally, but my eventual goal is to make an entirely new version with multiple game modes and levels. I do not plan to continue working on the original Braids however: [link]

I've uploaded a bunch of nice screen shots to my scraps. Take a look: [link]

Updates for February 2008:
- added alerts for damage and combos

Updates for December 2007:
- added ropes to title screen
- improved tutorial instructions
- perfect mouse out detection
- added back button to menus
- increased spotlight speed

Updates for March 2007:
- new music (Rebirth by DarkEpiphone)
- new sound effects (from Plasma Pong)
- improved help and tutorial
- improved AI learning
- increased friction and speed
- bouncy walls and sticky floor
- all of legs now invincible
- ropes fade and background deepens
- added moving spotlights

For some historical background, read these threads:
- on Stick Page Portal - [link] [link]
- on Newgrounds - [link] [link]
- on Fun-Motion - [link]
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:iconmashabelyankina:
mashabelyankina Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
I activated mouse, i killed pink guy with two hits. Only two. Idk how.
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WlLDFlRE Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2015
I just won a round by doing absolutely nothing but holding Space I cannot beli eve

upd8: went again, didnt even hold space this time, STILL WON
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Linkard777 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Man, Kongregate need this! :)
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Heh, it is on Kongregate: www.kongregate.com/games/axcho… =p
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:iconjeredulevenin:
JereduLevenin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Heh, this is pretty cool. The AI tried to adapt, but I guess it eventually gave up because after enough wins it just goes and hides in a corner, as though it is terrified and trying to stay far away from me. Not sure if that was intentional, but it's hilarious.
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Heh, not entirely intentional, but the AI does learn, as simple as it is. I guess it learned that it just couldn't win against you! ;)
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:icon54together:
54together Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011   Digital Artist
The music is catchy!
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:iconavril555:
Avril555 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so confused.
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:iconstickbomber:
Stickbomber Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
awesome!
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:icondiogot12:
diogot12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Hard to understand but really fun to play!!!
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:iconkelson10:
Kelson10 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I LOVE THE MUSIC JETS AWSOME
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S3cr3ts1n1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010   Photographer
jaja cool game but can u tell me the name of the songs?
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
The song is called Rebirth, by DarkEpiphone, but unfortunately it's not available online anymore. You can see some other songs by the same person here: [link]
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S3cr3ts1n1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010   Photographer
ohh ok thnx ^^
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:iconderikvyreflame:
derikvyreflame Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fun is there XD
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Haha. :lol: Yeah, barely.

Someday I'll apply what I've since learned about game design and make a much better ragdoll fighting game. There's so much potential there that this game doesn't really touch. :)
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:iconderikvyreflame:
derikvyreflame Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, well until then this game is awesome XD
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Haha, thanks. =p
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:iconderikvyreflame:
derikvyreflame Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np man
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zebarnabe Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm .. can you make a lighter version of the game? just crop the intensive cpu operations (mostly graphic enchancements)... the reason? So it can be playable in a mobile phone, also, interface doesn't help (you can't put the cursor offside in a mobile phone)... if i had time i would redo this game myself and create a lighter version just for my phone :p ... good game!
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Heh, if I had time I'd do that too. :p

The original Braids [link] is a lot less graphic intensive, and if you turn the music off, it should be quite a bit faster than Braids NEON. Let me know if that helps at all.

This game really does deserve a re-doing, with better interface and all that. I'm very busy these days though, but I'll see if I can come up with anything. :)

Glad you like the game!
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Syphilis31 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
A-WE-SOME !!!!
I love it !
Easy to use , easy to get fun , easy to kill the other but easy to do it again !!!
Wooooh gettin mad on it *_*
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Great! Glad you're having fun with it! :D
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:iconfuasydash:
fuasydash Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
PWND with an 84 damage face kick!
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:iconfuasydash:
fuasydash Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
P.S., may i make a suggestion? change the way you pause when using mouse control. it gets a little annoying.
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
I agree. It's something I will not use in any future games.

You can always use Esc to pause though, whether or not you are using mouse control. :)
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:iconpivoteerjk:
PivoteerJK Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
All I do is kick him in the face whenever the enemy try's to hit me, it's pretty neat because one time I hit a 53 :D
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:iconbinglejilly:
binglejilly Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
This is one good looking game. Great job!
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:iconfighterlegend:
fighterlegend Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
beautiful.. wish i was good with actionscript.. :\
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:iconrhsdevelopments:
RHSDevelopments Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
ok, just figured out how to play the game properly.. i got a hit that made a circle as big as the screen!! this game is so addictive!
(on a break from my uni work)
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Cool, glad to hear it! :D

Have you tried playing against another person yet?
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:iconrhsdevelopments:
RHSDevelopments Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
This game kicks ass! its almost better than tekken!! (almost)
i beat the computer by 1hp ^-^
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:iconlachlankadick:
LachlanKadick Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I like it, I just wish I could see their heads like you can in the original. I almost lost because of that alone.
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:iconjarri6:
jarri6 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
theres a game in there?!I got to distracted by the colors,good job
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Not much of a game, but yeah. Thanks. :)
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:iconidiedonthecomputer:
IdiedOnTheComputer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
just like ragdoll masters...

just add blood ;)
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:iconryo-naguchi:
ryo-naguchi Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
This is BAD man you kick ass. I'm looking for a tutorial but I work at a college so I can't go to get the good ones can help me out. I'm really digging the rag doll thing.
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Thanks! :D So you're looking for a Flash ragdoll tutorial? I don't know of any good ones out there, but you might check out the Fisix Engine if you just want to use ragdoll physics and are willing to use AS3: [link]

Let me know if that helps you. :)
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:iconryo-naguchi:
ryo-naguchi Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Thanks man.
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:iconwonderwhy-er:
wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Great work man. Tough it is hard to udnerstand how they move aroudn but great anyway :)
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:iconzcollvee:
zcollvee Featured By Owner May 4, 2007   Interface Designer
Your game has been added
[link]
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
Cool, thanks. Let me know how the contest goes.
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:iconzcollvee:
zcollvee Featured By Owner May 4, 2007   Interface Designer
The contest failed:-(
The useres traced your game to new grounds and deviant art so now it on there
[link]
I will add a hit counter soon
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
I don't understand what you mean by "The useres traced your game to new grounds and deviant art" - why did the contest fail?
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:iconzcollvee:
zcollvee Featured By Owner May 5, 2007   Interface Designer
they found the game on deviantart and newgrounds
They as in the Users of the Forum instead of applying to the contest they searched deviantart:-(
Never mind I have added a hit counter to Braids Neon to see how many people use it;-)
Anyway the people of my Forum want to meet you
[link]
And click on Forum
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Okay. I looked at the forum, but I didn't see anything about Braids NEON other than your announcement. Who wanted to meet me?

Probably the best way to talk to me would be to go to Kongregate and use the chat there. I've submitted Braids NEON there too.
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:iconzcollvee:
zcollvee Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007   Interface Designer
Can I use this game on my website?
[link]
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:iconjarri6:
jarri6 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYyy better than the first one! GOOD JOB! :w00t!:
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
Thanks. When did you play the first one?
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:iconjarri6:
jarri6 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
like 10 minutes befor i played this one :)
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