AMPUTHEATRE is based on the hundreds of fighting video games that have been released in the last ten years. It is also inspired by the splatter-movie genre, incorporating characters and elements inspired from horror movies, books, comics and video games. It's Freddy versus Jason versus Pinhead versus Leatherface versus the Nightbreed versus Rawhead Rex versus that sexy zombie babe from "Return Of The Living Dead 3" sort of.
This is actually a really cool action figure fighting game. Gil is a friend of mine from my days at RIT, he's created all the prototype figures from pipecleaners, bits of other action figures, and pretty much anything else his demented mind comes up with. I've played it a couple of times and the concept is fairly simple, although each character has its own special rules. He is in the process of getting a company to mass produce plastic figures, and has playtested it at multiple gaming conventions (including Dragon*con in Atlanta at the end of August.) I'll be sure to let everyone know when the game is finally available for release.