Beats of Rage

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Beats of Rage
DeveloperSenile Team
PublisherSenile Team
SystemsAndroid, DOS, Dreamcast, Linux, macOS, PlayStation 2, Pocket PC, PSP, Wii, Windows
ReleasedDOS: November 20, 2003
PS2: January 30, 2004
Dreamcast: January 31, 2004
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Beats of Rage is a freeware open source video game and beat 'em up game engine developed by Senile Team. The gameplay, and title, is inspired by the Streets of Rage series by Sega.

The Beats of Rage game

As Beats of Rage is a customizable engine, the game included with the engine is only one of the many games available.

In the included game, character sprites and some background art was taken from the King of Fighters games by SNK.

The Beats of Rage engine

First programmed for DOS, it was later ported to the Sega Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 consoles by Neill Corlett. It was also ported to Android, GP2X, GP2X Wiz, Linux, macOS, OpenDingux, Pocket PC, PSP, Wii, and Windows.

The engine is customizable and allows for new games to be built on the engine and distributed in its custom PAK format.

OpenBOR

As the engine is open source, it was expanded upon in a project known as OpenBOR. It adds functionality such as the ability to add new moves and combos and the ability for three or four simultaneous players as opposed to the original engine's maximum of two.

Video games in other genres have also been developed with OpenBOR, such as platform games and shoot 'em up games.