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Jawbreaker is a 2D arcade style beat em up. The rules are simple: get as high up the elevator as you can before meeting your fate at the hands of the enemies. Fight for the highest score!

Jawbreaker can also be played with a buddy! Grab a friend and hit the elevator together as a team. Or, if you've got a score to settle, face off in Versus Mode!

Tips on Fighting:

As you fight, your special meter builds up. There are three sections of the special meter, each granting you a stronger attack. These attacks deal massive amounts of damage. 

When a special is used, the fighter will flash for a brief moment afterwards. This is the opponent's chance to do a counter attack. To execute a counter, simply hit the opponent while he's flashing. Counter attacks also deal massive damage, so if you're going to use a special, be careful you don't miss!



***I will do my best to fix any glitches or problems that are encountered!***

As always, thank you for playing! I really hope you enjoy this one; it's been in the works for a while. If you want to support me,  please consider checking out my patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JackBreen

Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(30 total ratings)
GenreAction, Fighting
Tags2D, Arcade, Beat 'em up, gamepad, Multiplayer, Score Attack


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Jawbreaker.zip 11 MB


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the game is very simple and easy to jump right with attacks and special attacks. if anything what will make it more fun it's to give more specials for the players to do mess around and see what will work and what will not. it will be awesome. but other than that and awesome game overall, simple button input easy and simple graphics, and simple gameplay. well done man.


Thanks so much! I'm so glad you've enjoyed it!

can you add ps4 controller support


How are you able to do that jump attack shown in the preview? I can't seem to jump so I don't know how to do that

It's available when your special meter is filled all the way up

Very juicy, good job !!!

Thank you!

Idk why but when i download it it says i have a error and idk what i can do to fix it

simple yet fun, good game

Nice! Thanks for playing, glad you enjoyed it!

I don't have the money to pay for this game but I honestly felt really guilty just downloading this its amazing

I'm so glad you like it! I'm actually working on a new game now called GigaSword; we have a discord server for it if you wanna join!

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i got to round 12 but i just spammed grabs the whole time so i feel that it doesn't really count lol

I'm playing with an Xbox one controller and it doesn't detect it as an input

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THis game is fun ngl like very fun but those enemies are strong lol I got to round 3 max

Nice job! Glad you liked it!


They Destroyed me lol

Thanks so much for playing! I've got a demo out for my new game GigaSword, if you're interested (it's much better lol)

Consider it a video soon!

just beautiful. i love you devs <3

we love you too!

This game is fun, I got to round ten.

nice! That's a tough one to get to!

N e a t 

y o u   a r e   n e a t !

this is rage inducing, i love it.

it sure is! Hahaha

This was fun. I can see my self playing this numerous times. I use game maker myself it nice to see games like this from using that engine. 5/5

Thank you!

Really good game
The AI also seems pretty good


Thank you! Glad you like it!

Heyo! ive been playing and loving it! heres my second part and how i get so far in the game! hope you enjoy XP


hey man; thanks so much for making this! It made my day! Back when I put this game out, I figured I'd be lucky if like ten people saw it, so the fact that there are people like you that have been thoroughly enjoying it is super super cool. It's a blast to watch you play and listen to your commentary. I'll make sure I subscribe to your channel! If you get a new sub called Hybrid Plays that's me. Also, sorry about the glitch at the end! So many dumb little bugs that I never got to fix. I've learned a TON about game design since making this thing xD if I ever make a sequel it'll be way better hahaha


Of course! XP i loved this game and ill definitely play the sequel when it comes out  XP ive its amazing! also its fine about the glitch i undertsand especially when your first learning XP. 

how do you use gamepad, and does it work of ps4 controllers

no it says there is controller support but its not real

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got to round 3 most i can get but god the game is so good good music too :D

Thanks so much! Glad you like it!

Got to round 17 and boy was it tense also loved the music change! and i was like oh shi- when i saw the 4 enemy icon show up love this game and im going to put a second video up soon!

That's awesome! Glad you're enjoying it, thanks so much for the feedback! These kind of comments make my day.

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I loved this game, the syling, music, flow. Alot about it! Heres my video on it if you want to see! Im going to get better at it and make another video! I kept playing after recording and my new high score is 12 rounds! once i get to 15 reliably ill make another video XP.

Your video is awesome! And hilarious too haha. Glad you liked the game!!

El juego es muy bueno, una vez que le agarras una tecnica, ya se te va facilitando, luego no detecta cuando gira y hace un ataque mal

I made a animation with one of your songs hope you don't mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0LePXGmj0U

I found a glitch in arcade mode which was when you knockout a enemy on the right side of the elevator, it won't get up even if it says the enemy is still alive.

I love this game so much just wish the 

E attack did more damage and ps2/ps3

 contrrollers worked other than a glich I

 found where if you punch while getting your health back it's really good :)

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I remember playing this game, i sucked at it and thought it was the worst game ever, until now, after i got something called "gittin gud" i decided to give this game a second chance and i saw that it wasn't as hard and bad as my past self made me believe it was, i seriously can't believe it that i got it for free. I love the art-style and the characters are cute, i love the way it plays, it's very responsive, i love dodging around like crazy, i couldn't test the multiplayer but im sure it's also really great and fun.

I'm so glad you've been enjoying it! Nice job gittin gud! The secret is to use your special moves, especially the full power one. But yeah, it's a tough little game, I made the thing and even I can usually only get to round 7 or 8 hahaha

I can get to round 10 :)

Nice! That's pretty high, I've only gotten there a couple times myself hahaha

Made an entire account just to say that this is amazing! I do wonder, have you ever considered porting this to a console/mobile? It may be a small game, but it would definitely do great in those markets! I mean, It's just a suggestion because being a solo dev is hard. (I would know because I aspire to be one)

This is literally one of the nicest comments I have ever received; thank you so much! This just made my day haha. In terms of your question, I would love to port the game to other platforms at some point, it would just be a matter of when I have the time and funding to do so.

Definitely fun for a couple runs.  I need a jump button.

lol this Lit

this is a f***ing great beat 'em up. keep ut the good work!

Thank you! I'm glad you like it!

oh lol

If anyone wants to fight my highscore: Level 7

Fun game!

I wish it was less repetitive though

LOL My Highscore is 20 (little trick: use the skill where you grab your enemy and f**k them up!)

Glad you're having fun with it!


It is my favorite style of game and I have fun. If two things are missing, skill is not diverse, and game is difficult because there is only one item.

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Nub here, how do you hit the super awesome combos in the gif up there?

Other than that, the graphics and ost are nice. Good job! ^O^

Glad you like the game! The move shown in the gif is the 3rd special attack. To preform it, get your special meter up all the way and then press 'E' .

Thanks! :3

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Hey, just gave the game a couple of plays, and the super moves and throw felt very rewarding. The regular attacks felt a little odd not having hitstun. Every character could just attack regardless of whether they were taking damage or not, which meant there was no reward for dodging and counter attacking, as the enemy could just attack right after I landed my counter attack.

I'm guessing hit and run tactics are the way to go, still it would be nice if the enemies had a visual cue from being hit (other than the damage numbers).

All the best!

Thank you for your feedback! Yeah, I see what you're saying; technically the enemies can't attack while they're being hurt, but their stun probably doesn't last long enough. I'll definitely keep this in mind!  


This looks great. Just FYI you have to tag this as a windows game (with the little icon next to the windows download) if you want it to play nice with the itch.io launcher (you do).


I'm glad you like it! And thank you for pointing that out, I just went back and fixed it


Yeah dude,the game is gooorgeous. I have no idea what I'm doing (or what's optimal gameplay), but it's pretty cool looking.