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A small fighting game started in 2017.

Face off against a friend or fight the computer.

This game can be played with a gamepad, a mouse and keyboard or just a keyboard.

Multiplayer can be played with either 2 gamepads, or 1 keyboard and 1 gamepad.


Gamepad (xbox):

X = Attack

A = Dodge

D-pad = Move/Aim Sword

RT + direction = Shove

Gamepad (playstation):

Square = Attack

X = Dodge

D-pad = Move/Aim Sword

R2 + direction = Shove

Mouse and Keyboard:

Left Click = Attack

Right click or C = Dodge

Mouse = Aim Sword

WASD = Move

Middlemouse or V + direction = Shove


Z = Attack

X = Dodge

Arrow Keys = Move/Aim Sword

C + direction = Shove

How to Play:


Pressing attack will perform a horizontal attack.

Holding up while you attack will perform a high vertical attack.

Holding down while you attack will perform a low vertical attack.

Holding the attack button will let you delay your attack.

Holding your attack will charge your movement speed when you release it.

You can cancel an attack before it begins by dodging.


Incoming attacks can be blocked by holding your sword at the correct height.

If you press attack immediately after blocking you will perform a counter attack.

When two attacks meet in the air they will be parried.


There are two kinds of dodge:

A normal dodge will duck under a horizontal attack, but you will be vulnerable to vertical attacks. You can block while ducking.

Pressing up while you dodge does a sidestep. You will avoid vertical attacks but will be vulnerable to horizontal attacks. You cannot block while sidestepping, but pressing down will change your dodge into a duck.

Holding the dodge button will let you stay down until you release it.

If you press attack while dodging you will attack after getting up.


Hold the shove button and press forward to push your opponent away. Press backwards to pull your opponent towards you.


Blocking your opponent and pressing attack as quickly as possible will result in a counter slash that will be faster than normal.


Blocking attacks, being shoved, and missing swings will build up fatigue which slow your attacks down slightly.

Fatigue recovers very quickly when you're not currently performing an action.

Fatigue can be avoided by dodging instead of blocking, aiming strikes carefully, and using footwork to stay out of range.

The first attack to connect will win the round.

More About:

This game is a prototype and is rough around the edges, especially the menu.

Let me know in the comments if you have any feedback or suggestions about the gameplay.

If you find any bugs or crashes please leave a comment so I can investigate.


If you get this message:

FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation
ShaderName: shColorReplaceBlend

D3DXCompile failed - result

You need to update DirectX. Try this:


I've found that occasionally the game will run slowly on certain machines for no reason. If the game is sluggish try opening the options.ini file in notepad and changing the line:




This might fix the problem.

^ This should be fixed now.

The game is running at half-speed (30-40fps consistently, feels sluggish and slow):

Try opening the options.ini file in notepad and changing 'AlternateSyncMethod' to 1.

You can also try running the exe in compatibility mode.

Also try installing Visual C++ 2012 x86 and x64.



Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(498 total ratings)
Tags2D, Gore, Local multiplayer, Multiplayer, Pixel Art
Average sessionA few seconds
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


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hola como estas no se si tu puedas darme acceso al editor del juego para poder exponerlo en un proyecto con tus respectivos creditos que me parecio muy buen uego?


Amazing vibes on this one <3


played this as part of a 3 random videos. Loved the concept, although I think I need some practice 😬

Looking forward to the full release!

The game was good at first. But then suddenly troubles arose. For example, when I press the block key, it returns when it should block. and it doesn't get better like that. fix this 8/10 (if you fix bugs)

This game is awesome

Is this Chinese style?

Buen juego pero podrΓ­a ser un poco mΓ‘s rapido los controles y los bots un poco mejor hechos en cuanto a variedad de movimientos, le di a la maxima dificultad y se ponia a spamearme un ataque, solo tuve que esperar a tener una ventana para derrotarlo.

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it get to the controlls selection and when i select one it shows this 


FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation

ShaderName: shColorReplaceBlend2

memory:67:22: error: syntax error, unexpected NEW_IDENTIFIER



called from - gml_Object_obj_menu3_Draw_73 (line 97)

what do i do?

i had the same problem


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the minimalist design and the ambience are really good. The shove/attack combo is now my favorite method of execution :P


Will there be a multiplayer version? not the 2p but an actual online multiplayer that has server regions, It would add the fun to actually duel with somebody at this one

Que buen juego hermano 😁 que te vaya excelente en tu futuro crack!


it's great, but here is my rating.

size: not big for a great game

performance: runs good with a 4GB laptop and 2 apps running

appearance: very nice

skill required (for me): not much but becomes progressively harder each difficulty

combos: hard to do but easy once you got the hang of it

gore: really good

suggest to get it? DUH, if you've got half a brain you'd understand it's free 


Amazing, feels like a real duel


This game is unbelivably fun! I quickly found myself playing it non stop. I also LOVE the artstyle and most of the maps. Really feel like vagabond when fighting the master level.


---{ Graphics }---

☐ You forget what reality is

β˜‘ Beautiful

☐ Good

☐ Decent

☐ Bad

☐ Donβ€˜t look too long at it


---{ Gameplay }---

β˜‘ Very good

☐ Good

☐ It's just gameplay

☐ Mehh

☐ Watch paint dry instead

☐ Just don't

---{ Audio }---

β˜‘ Eargasm

☐ Very good

☐ Good

☐ Not too bad

☐ Bad

☐ I'm now deaf

---{ Audience }---

☐ Kids

β˜‘ Teens

☐ Adults

☐ Grandma

---{ PC Requirements }---

☐ Check if you can run paint

☐ Potato

β˜‘ Decent

☐ Fast

☐ Rich boi

☐ Ask NASA if they have a spare computer

---{ Difficulty }---

☐ Just press 'W'

☐ Easy

β˜‘ Easy to learn / Hard to master

☐ Significant brain usage

☐ Difficult

☐ Dark Souls

---{ Grind }---

β˜‘ Nothing to grind

☐ Only if u care about leaderboards/ranks

☐ Isn't necessary to progress

☐ Average grind level

☐ Too much grind

☐ You'll need a second life for grinding

---{ Story }---

β˜‘ No Story

☐ Some lore

☐ Average

☐ Good

☐ Lovely

☐ It'll replace your life

---{ Game Time }---

☐ Long enough for a cup of coffee

☐ Short

☐ Average

☐ Long

β˜‘ To infinity and beyond

---{ Price }---

β˜‘ It's free!

☐ Worth the price

☐ If it's on sale

☐ If u have some spare money left

☐ Not recommended

☐ You could also just burn your money

---{ Bugs }---

β˜‘ Never heard of

☐ Minor bugs

☐ Can get annoying

☐ ARK: Survival Evolved

☐ The game itself is a big terrarium for bugs

---{ ? / 10 }---

☐ 1

☐ 2

☐ 3

☐ 4

☐ 5

☐ 6

☐ 7

☐ 8

☐ 9

β˜‘ 10

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Damn, it's amazing, great concept, been playing it for like 3 hours now

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I hope you'll add an actual "controller" control scheme option cuz it's pretty hard playing a player vs player with my friend at the same keyboard , We did try using controller for the player 1 but it only works when it's Vs computer so I wish you guys add a controller control type option, it will be a very good update not gonna lie

Hi, this is unexpected behaviour. You should be able to use a connected controller by pressing start on it during the 'press start' setup screen. I tested it myself just now, and was able to start a multiplayer match with a keyboard or controller as either player.

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how can I play with controller? at pc

You just connect it before you run the game, then press Start on the controller in the menu.

I figured it out, but no, it only works on single player I hope you add an actual option for "controller" controls at the settings so the game would be actually playable in 2 players, not trying to be rude or anything but I honestly hope you guys will work on it because it's honestly a great idea

Hi, that is unexpected. You should be able to use a connected controller by pressing start on it during the 'press start' setup screen. I tested it myself recently, and was able to start a multiplayer match with a keyboard or controller as either player.

oh my god I'm so freaking dumb, I  tried in that way and it worked XD, I just hope you could use the analog stick as the movement controls and for aiming instead of direction pad

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Hey there!
Found a couple of hours ago and have been playing it non-stop.
To sum my reaction up in a few words... I seriously love this game!
It has a "Last Ninja" vibe to it from the days of the Amiga in the 90's

It deserves so much more attention and I will be ranting to my friends to try it.

It's added to my steam wish list and I await it's release impatiently. :P

There's a beta going on at the moment, read the last post if you're interested. You get to keep it on Steam.

im trying to download this on my school computer and i cant get the direct x thing is there any other thing i can do

Really nice game , gives the nostalgic feel of awesome games in the past , love the vibes. Wish it was multiplayer so I could with my friends. 10/10

It already has local multiplayer, and online multiplayer is a possibility after the Steam launch.


nice , I already added it to wishlist. Will be looking forward on the launch! 

Thank you :D

how can i go full screen

From options - video - full screen - enabled.


this game is phenomenal i  would definitely pay for this as an indie title on a bigger platform like steam or console 

A much improved version is coming to Steam in a few months. The link is at the top of the page.


Man as the developer of the OHKO fighting game Sclash how am I only finding out about this game now? It's really cool congrats, I like the animations & mechanics, I think you did better than us lol.


Thanks! I found Sclash recently too, the art is fantastic. Good luck with your launch.

Thank you!

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man all the good games are on windows and not mac, if its possible can you make a mac version

It's good, but I feel like you really need to add control options. For some reason whenever I play with controller, if I move in any direction for more than like one second I automatically shove forward, which means sometimes when I'm backing up I'll just push right into my enemies sword. 

I've never heard of this issue before, but the Steam version will have customizable controls.


This game is really good. I love the style

Will there be an online multiplayer feature later down the line?

Hi, I'd like to add one to the new version but if it does happen it will be after launch.

Hello I wanted to ask if anyone knows how to make a custom background, I'm pretty bad at this kind of stuff.

Hi, it works by editing the 'custom.png' image included in the game folder. You can also change 'customforeground' image if you want another layer to be drawn in front of everything else.

thank you very much, also i really like first cut, can't wait for the steam release !


Can you make an Android version?

It's a possibility for the far future, but not a priority.

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Can you add a harder difficulty? A pretty simple way to do that would be to add Game Speed/ Time Scale slider to settings. 


The Steam version will have some difficulty changes.


I've been playing this for days now. It's the closest game in spirit to Hotline Miami I've ever seen. Simple clear fast-paced mechanics + one mistake on either side means death + immediate restart on failure = a great fucking game. Thank you, I missed that thrill

Awesome game.


I've downloaded this game a few days ago for a game night and can't stop playing it since. It absolutely slaps.

The game is very hard. it delivers what is expected of it. it's very on point.

This is so fun. Can't wait to introduce it to my friends and absolutely destroy them after practicing a bit.

Really cool game. The combat is surprisingly deep for the limited controls, which makes it all the more fun to get better. Can only reccomend playing it with a friend.

good game

Well, the game is GREAT 8/10, a very HARD game to be a master, but good to pass the time

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