Paintown – Side-scrolling, Action Packed Game


Paintown is a 2D side-scrolling beat-em-up game in the same genre as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Sega Genesis game, Streets of Rage.

This game is completely written from scratch and uses a modular system for loading new graphics.

The game features Adventure (street side-scrolling fighting) and versus mode (1 on 1 battles).

There’s also a character editor and level editor. New characters, stages and enemies can be easily created. This makes the game extensively customizable, in the same spirit of games like Mugen.

If you like Streets of Rage or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, give Paintown a whirl.

Features include:

  • 2 fight modes: direct combat or adventure
  • Configurable
  • Level / Character editor
  • Modular system for loading new graphics
  • Wide variety of actions such as:
    • Jump
    • Jab
    • Punch
    • 3 hit punch combo
    • Jump Punch
    • Dragon Punch
    • Kick
    • Jump Kick
    • Spin Kick
    • Shoryuken
    • Haddoken
    • Super haddoken:
    • Kamayamaya
    • Super haddoken
    • Staff Twirl
    • Taunt
    • Get Item
  • Low CPU and GPU requirements
  • Network play
  • Dynamic lighting
  • Joystick support
  • mod/s3m/xm/it/mp3/ogg music modules
  • Scripting with Python
  • M.U.G.E.N engine
  • Low CPU and GPU requirements with backend support with multiple libraries


Paintown supports user created content through a mod system and user defined functionality through scripting. The game has also been ported to Android, Wii, and PS3.

Developer: Jon Rafkind
License: BSD
Written in: C++; scripting written in Python, Ruby, Scheme, and XML

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