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A small fighting game I'm working on.

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.


Controls:

Gamepad (xbox):

X = Attack

A = Dodge

D-pad = Move/Aim Sword


Gamepad (playstation):

Square = Attack

X = Dodge

D-pad = Move/Aim Sword


Mouse and Keyboard:

Left Click = Attack

Right click or C = Dodge

Mouse = Aim Sword

WASD = Move


Keyboard:

Z = Attack

X = Dodge

Arrow Keys = Move/Aim Sword


How to Play:

Attacking:

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.

Pressing forward twice while holding attack will shove your opponent away.

You can cancel an attack before it begins by dodging.


Blocking:

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.


Dodging:

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 counter attack after getting up.


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:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35&44F86079-8679-400C-B...


Published Oct 10, 2017
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(19)
AuthorDrasnus
GenreFighting
Tags2D, Gore, Local multiplayer, Multiplayer, Pixel Art

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Great game! Are you gonna update it more?

Yes, that's the plan.

Really cool game! Early to say, but it's intuitive enought that would work nicely on mobile also.

Thanks buddy. I hadn't thought of that but I'll consider it.

I cant imagine this game's future.

Amazing!

Thanks!

wow this game is very good i like it

Thanks buddy

this really intense

Thanks for taking a look

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Awesome update. Love the new customization options and how you get the blood off of your sword. The randomized opponents are cool too.

Thanks, I'm glad you like it.

Np dude.

Absolutely amazing.

Thanks!

A fun little time waster. It is best VS a friend. :)

Here is a short video we made while playing:

Keep up the good work!!!

An older version but I enjoyed the game and getting my head chopped off.

Good effort, thanks for posting.

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Small game yet highly addictive, true mastery of game making this one thanks, here is my playthrough 

Hey man. I love the video; thanks for taking the time.

when its this good, its worth the time ty

This game is a TON of fun!  I'm not too great by any means, but I did knock out a few Master rounds! ⚔️⚔️⚔️


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Hey dude, great video. It's always fun to see how people do. :)

Thanks, glad ya liked it!  Excited to keep up with future updates.

Awesome man. I want to make something like this. I've been thinking about a bushido blade clone for a LONG time...

Thanks man.

do you use GameMaker?

That's right

I am working at a game in GameMaker and i think it will be ready next week. Can you plase just take a look at it when i post it?

Sure, I'd be happy to.

Thanks man!

amazing graphics, overly difficult playstyle

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Thanks man. The next update will have some difficulty options. It won't be long.

nice!

Brings back memories of Bushido Blade. Awesome game!

Thanks man. It's more or less what I was going for.

A decently hard game that I found to be........more or less good. It was a challenge at first, then I got a bit more used to it.

Hey dude, nice video. Thanks for taking a look. :)

Fighting with the keyboard can be a little tricky but it looks like you got the hang of it.

a bit lol and np I enjoyed it

this game is pretty good, nice aesthetics and beautiful blood... blood!

Thanks man.

Can't press anything. Stuck on the option screen.

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Do you have a controller?

Edit: In the current build press Start on a controller or Space on keyboard to begin.

I have a controller, but I play with my keyboard usually. Tried pressing Space, didn't work.

It looks like a fantastic game! i just wish i had a controller to play it with, Please consider making it playable for PC

I'll add some keyboard controls in the next build.

Updated. You can use keyboard controls now.

The description mixes controls for controller and controls for keyboard, could you fix that?


Joel

I just saw that X was a Playstation Controller button, i use some other so i dont remember


Joel

Hi Joel. X refers to the blue button on an xbox controller, and [] is intended to represent 'square' on a playstation controller. What controller is it that you're using?

Its an Xbox 360 controller

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this is what I get once I plug my PS4 controller in.. 

I think I know what's wrong. Let me try a fix.

another thing I noticed is that the AI can somehow magically stop their attack to counter. I don't know if that is a feature I can use too or just a bug in the AI. I do enjoy the game as difficult as the AI can be. I also found out that if your cornored you just spam the attack and kill your opponent :/ which you can abuse to the max to never lose, so that would be worth looking into as well

The AI is a little basic, but it uses the exact same base code as the player. Instead of being controlled by hand it makes decisions based on a script. As far as I know it shouldn't be able to interrupt its own actions because like the player it only has control when it's not currently attacking or blocking. I'll keep an eye out though, maybe it's just parrying?

The corner thing should be an easy fix if I just make the AI back up when you're cornered. I'll try it out.

I'm going to push a new build soon with some difficulty options that will affect the AI's reflexes and aggressiveness. It should be a bit more forgiving for new players, plus an extra hard mode for a bigger challenge.

Thanks for the feedback, I'll see what I can do to tweak the intelligence as I go.

I just tried out your new update and honestly, I couldn't ask for more. You really outdid yourself with this update, the difficulties match perfectly with the actions of the bot (easy like the bot takes 2 seconds to attack xD). Another thing I've learned from the bots is to use the dash more often. Like when the bot has to recover from a strike or a parry, which is very handy.

Hey dude thanks for sticking around.

Yeah I haven't quite worked out giving the AI the dash yet. I tried a long while ago and it was zooming around like crazy. I'll figure it out in time I guess. For now it's your advantage. :)

I just updated the build. I don't currently have a PS4 controller (or a 2nd controller) to test this stuff so any feedback you can give is greatly appreciated.

it works really well now, the AI is really challenging but not impossible. I hope you make more of these kinds of games as I can't really find any of these kind of games

Thanks man. I'll keep at it. :)

Are you thinking about making a windows version?