Feedback & Support


Help us make the best butt-em-up around. Playing the demo or Kickstarter Beta? We’d love feedback!

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Issue Reporting

Found an issue? Help us squash bugs! Screenshots with bug reports are more than welcome.

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FAQ & Info

Having trouble running the demo or beta? Check out our info and commonly asked questions.

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How do I install & run the demo?
  • Download the demo on Gamejolt or
  • The demo is contained in a zip file. Unzip the file and run the application to play.
  • Note that you may need to bypass any popups that warn you that the application isn’t from a trusted developer.
I'm getting a "Couldn't start" error popup when I try to run the game. What's up with that?

It’s been reported that some antivirus software might cause a “Couldn’t start” windows error. We’ll be sure to look into this, though it seems to affect other games using the same engine.

In the meantime you can look at getting your antivirus software to allow Brief Battles to run. You can also look at disabling your antivirus software at your own risk and perhaps run Windows Defender instead. *Please note* we do not grant any warranty for damages done if you disable your antivirus software.

What controllers are supported?

So far the demo build has been tested with Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers.

Note there have been issues reported of Xbox One controllers used with the wireless adapter having connectivity issues. We’ll work out closer to the PC release.

If you only have PS4 controllers, you can run a free application called Input Mapper before starting the game, your computer should pick up the controllers correctly. The download is only 8mb and can be downloaded here:

Official support for other controllers will come in future versions.

Is keyboard support coming?

Right now the Kickstarter Beta has basic keyboard support for player one. Other players will need controllers to play.

Please note that this is really basic implementation, with all GUI showing controller icons and no remapping options. We’ll extend PC support significantly in future versions.

Is there online multiplayer?


Our plan with Brief Battles is to create a fantastic couch gaming experience. Brief Battles will launch without online play.

Info & Known Issues

Required Specifications:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Processor: Core i3 2.4 Ghz or equivalent multi-core processor
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 1.5 GB available space

Kickstarter Beta:

  • Please note that in the game settings “Only Safe Arenas” is turned on by default. In the future this will turn off after a few matches, but right now you’ll need to manually turn it off to see all arenas.

Alpha Demo:

  • You’ll need game controllers to play. Keyboard is not supported in current version. The demo build has been tested with Xbox 360 and wired Xbox One controllers.
  • You’ll need 2-4 people to play the unlocked game modes. It’s always a heap more fun with 3-4 players!
  • Tip: The tester instruction video that plays at the beginning of every match is skippable by clicking in the right stick. This video will be removed in future builds, but is in place for new players.