As you might well know, we've been working our socks off here at Empty Teapot planning five large expansions to add to the current build, in the hope of making Brass Town Wrestling even deeper and more expansive. We would like to announce that coming on Monday 27th April we have a brand new crowdfunding campaign going live, in the hope of bringing these plans to life - and you can be a part of it!
We'll have more details for you on Monday, but in the meantime, we have an offer for you. If you have downloaded Brass Town Wrestling since the release date of the 30th January 2020 from Steam, Itch.io or GameJolt, we would like to give a little something back!
Send us a screenshot or photo clearly showing the game in your library to email@example.com, and we will send you a link to a hidden perk in our new Indiegogo campaign when we've gone live. If you pledge £1, you will get your name featured in the credits and also receive your very own code to unlock the secret supporters area! Here, you will receive your very own dog named Winston who will follow you as you adventure around Brass Town. You will also be awarded a Union Jack Flag and Dynamite special item.
I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has supported us in any way so far, whether that be in the form of liking or sharing our posts, writing about the game, buying the game or even just following us on our social media! It really is very much appreciated!
13 years ago today, on 23rd April 2007 WWE broadcast Raw live from London, England where in the main event, Shawn Michaels defeated John Cena in a non-title match.
Three weeks before, at Wrestlemania 23 Cena and Michaels engaged a hard-fought WWE Championship match in which Cena was victorious. Michaels was due to take part in a Fatal-4-Way at Backlash, the next pay-per-view, but was booked to take on Cena one on one again on the prior episode of Raw.
The pair went head to head in a wrestling masterclass that lasted almost an hour. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest contests ever shown on Raw and was ranked on WWE.com in 2012 and 2014 as the best match in the history of the show.
26 years ago today, on 16th April 1994, New Japan Pro Wrestling hosted their inaugural Super J Cup tournament at Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Concieved by Jushin Thunder Liger, the event showcased the best performers from promotions from Asia and North America including Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling and Michinoku Pro Wrestling. In the following years, the tournament would represent wrestlers from the likes of Extreme Championship Wrestling and Lucha Libre AAA World Wide.
The card on this particular year featured wrestlers such as Taka Michinoku, Gedo, Dean Malenko, and Black Tiger (a masked Eddie Guerrero). The main event saw Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit) defeat The Great Sasuke to win the Super J Cup.
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9 years ago today, on 9th April 2011, Combat Zone Wrestling held their tenth CZW Best of the Best tournament from the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, Pennysylvania. The annual tournament usually sees 12 competitors square off in elimination-style three way matches in the first round and then single elimination matches until a winner is determined.
The card on this year featured matches including the likes of Adam Cole, Zack Sabre Jr, Kyle O'Reilly, Johnny Gargano and Johnathan Gresham, as well as appearances from Jon Moxley, Mia Yim and Kimber Lee. In the final match and main event, Adam Cole defeated Sami Callihan to be crowned the CZW World Junior Heavyweight Champion.
Hope everyone is managing with all of the upheaval lately regarding Covid-19. We've been cut off from the outside world for two weeks so far, working from home with no end in sight. The only plus point is that we've been making progress on our plans to update the game with up to four big expansions!
For now, I'd like to go into more detail about what Brass Town Wrestling offers at the moment. Out-of-ring gameplay is just as important as in-ring - as you play, you may notice a number of attributes that will change which don't have a direct impact on how you perform in the ring, but they all still have their benefits.
The more kind acts you undertake, the more face points you will earn. This will impact on the matches that you can book with Booker Huffy, unlocking new opponents and title challenges. You can also gain face points by -
The meaner you are, the more heel points you will gain. Being a heel will unlock different matches with Booker Huffy, again giving you the opportunity to compete for different titles. You can also gain heel points by -
Heel and face points have a direct relationship with one another. Whenever you gain a heel point you lose a face point and vice versa. Unless you want to maintain your current status as a Tweener, you should focus on only trying to acquire one of these attributes at any time.
There are 5 categories that you will fall into depending on your heel/face points.
Hopefully you've found this update useful. Thanks for checking in and stay safe!
19 years ago today, on 19th March 2001, Matthew Hyson debuted in the WWF as Spike Dudley, the younger half-brother of Bubba Ray and D-Von!
Matthew Hyson was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1970. He began his career in professional wrestling by training to be a referee, manager and wrestler at APW, before moving on to wrestle in independent California promotions.
Hyson debuted in ECW on 21st September 1996 under the name "Little" Spike Dudley. He would proceed to feud with the Dudley Boyz after they turned on him, giving him the first ever 3D. During his time in ECW, he would win the World Tag Team Championship with Balls Mahoney twice, and was given a losing match with Mike Awesome at the Guilty as Charged PPV in 2000 for the World Heavyweight Championship. He stayed with the company until it folded in 2001.
Dudley joined the WWF in the same year, once again aligning with his kayfabe brothers Bubba Ray and D-Von. He was heavily involved in the iconic Tables, Ladders and Chairs match at Wrestlemania X-Seven and was put through a table by Jeff Hardy's Swanton Bomb from the top of a 20 foot ladder.
After Wrestlemania, the Dudley Boyz entered a feud with Crash and Hardcore Holly. During this time, Dudley began a relationship with Molly Holly which lasted until the Invasion, when Molly turned on him and aligned herself with the Alliance. He was a prolific title holder, winning the European, Cruiserweight, and Tag Team titles throughout his career. He also held the Hardcore Championship on numerous occasions due to 24/7 rules.
Dudley made his last appearance with WWE at ECW One Night Stand on June 12, 2005. In the years following, he wrestled for TNA, 2CW, BTW and Top Rope Promotions, before becoming a teacher at the Lock-Up Wrestling School ran by the latter. He worked his last match in December 2015 and now works as a financial transition specialist with Merrill Edge.
97 years ago today, on 12th March 1923, Johnnie Mae Young was born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
Mae Young worked extensively throughout the US and Canada during her long and storied career, which began in the early 1940s when she joined Mildred Burke in Billy Wolfe's travelling troupe of female wrestlers.
She worked for a number of promotions, including the National Wrestling Alliance. In 1951, she became the NWA's first Florida Women's Champion and would go on to win the United States Women's Championship in 1968. In the years that followed, she wrestled sporadically in the WWWF until she was hired by the WWF in 1999.
During the WWF's attitude era, Young was known for taking part in some controversial storylines and matches. Her in-ring debut on Raw is War on September 29th, 1999 would see her compete in a handicapped
evening gown match with the Fabulous Moolah against then-champion Ivory. Ivory stripped Mae of her gown before Moolah took the victory. A few months later, she won the Miss Royal Rumble 2000 swimsuit contest and "flashed" her breasts.
Through 2000, Young would be involved in a romantic storyline with Mark Henry. This included a kayfabe pregnancy, and in a legendary sports-entertainment moment, she would give birth to a rubber hand.
She was also known for taking some crazy bumps during her tenure with the WWF. On more than one occasion she was powerbombed through a table by Bubba Ray Dudley. Young would go on to appear on what was by then WWE television sporadically between the years of 2002 to 2013, either wrestling in gimmick matches or providing comic relief.
Young was inducted into the Professonal Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in 2004, and inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. She is widely recognised as being the pioneer for women's wrestling and her legacy lives on in the Mae Young Classic, a tournament that took place in 2018 and 2019.
Check out this awesome first-time playthrough of Brass Town Wrestling from Reynic on Twitch. We were over the moon to receive such positive feedback from a fellow wrestling fan! Seeing others enjoy the game like we do certainly makes it all worthwhile! For more from Reynic, check out his Twitch and Twitter!
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For this week's #ScreenshotSaturday, we're sharing some concept art for a couple of possible expansions in the works...
Can you guess the theme for each one? More details to come in the following weeks...
Stay tuned for more info!