Fraymakers is a fully modular, full-featured platform fighter from McLeodGaming, the creator of the most popular Super Smash Bros. fangame on PC. It’s currently available in early access on Steam. The game features a main cast of beautifully sprited, hand-animated indie gaming icons, detailed stages from their worlds, and a massive selection of assists from a broad selection of indie titles. We've spared no detail or expense: the members of our playable cast feature full platform fighter movesets with no cut corners (that's over 80 high-resolution custom animations per character!). Fraymakers also comes with FrayTools, the robust custom tool we're using to build the core content of the game itself, at no extra charge. Using FrayTools, our users have already created and shared hundreds of custom characters, assists and stages using a program that’s designed to make the experience as efficient and user-friendly as possible. We're making the game we've always wanted to play: the ultimate celebration of what we love about the indie game community and everything we’ve learned from over 15 years of making platform fighters!


The Fraymakers team first met through working together on Super Smash Flash 2, McLeodGaming’s free Smash Bros. fangame. SSF2 grew from modest beginnings in 2007 into the largest fangame of its kind, with over 500,000 plays on a weekly basis and peak daily plays of over 1,000,000. Our core team honed their skills at every aspect of platform fighter development through over a decade of passionate, unpaid work. With Fraymakers, we’re leveraging our expertise in the creation of an ambitious, polished platform fighter. The Fraymakers Kickstarter campaign ran in late 2020, raising $364,922 for further development. Fraymakers Early Access launched on Steam in early 2023. Since then, we’ve been using community feedback to release regular patches including content and general improvements. Our next playable character, Ultra Fishbunjin 3000 from Slap City, is available to the public for the first time at Super Smash Con and PAX West 2023!


  • Rollback Netcode - If you’ve been a part of the fighting game community over the past few years, you know that rollback is the gold standard for fighting game netcode. We’ve prioritized and designed around rollback from the outset of development to make sure Fraymakers provides the smoothest possible online experience.
  • Assists - Choose from a massive selection of indie characters to unleash an attack, fire a projectile, buff your character, inflict a special status effect, and more! In total, Fraymakers will have at least 50 guest assists from all across the indie gaming spectrum! You can already choose assists from titles like Among Us, Pizza Tower, Fancy Pants Adventures, CrossCode, Super Hexagon and many, many more.
  • Infinite Expandability - We designed both the game and our custom content editor to be accessible and powerful. We want the process of creating your own content to be simple and fun. Whether you're a player or a creator, this means that the possibilities are endless.
  • Full Movesets - With over 80 animations per character, we've made sure to deliver on a full platform fighter experience! Each character comes complete with every motion and attack you've come to expect from a platform fighter (as well as some brand new techniques).
  • Beautiful Sprites and Pixel Art - Every character, assist, and stage is sprited and animated by hand. Before pixels are laid, we go through an extensive sketching and testing process to make sure every animation is fluid and impactful. We've made it our goal for every aspect of our visual presentation to be polished and cohesive.
  • Easy to pick up, hard to master - Fraymakers is designed to be friendly to new players and challenging and expressive for veteran players. You’re going to have a ton of fun whether you want a quick round with your friends or you’re looking to win a tournament.


Early Access Launch Trailer - Among Us Joins Fraymakers! 




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