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Valve knows Rag Doll Kung Fu

Steam release planned for quirky PC fighting game emerging from the brain of Fable artist

Rag Doll Kung Fu is a name that may ring a few bells. Emerging from the brain of Fable artist Mark Healey, the game first made itself known back in March 2004 as a quirky, martial arts-inspired beat-'em-up starring puppet-on-string characters - "except you don't have to worry about getting the strings tangled up" Healey quipped at the time, explaining: "You control the characters on-screen with the mouse - there are no pre-scripted animations in the game - it's all up to you - to walk, you have to literally pick up one foot, then place it in front of the other."

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Weird, but cool at the same time and it's now been revealed by Valve Software that Rag Doll Kung Fu will get released over the Half-Life 2 developer's online content delivery service Steam "in the coming weeks". A video paints a thousand words, or something, so for a better explanation of what Healey's game is all about we're all invited to take a peep at this movie to see it in action. It sounds as though we'll be charged to download Rag Doll Kung Fu via Steam when it's released, but any pricing details have yet to be confirmed.

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