Death In One Stroke by nicotuason

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made by nicotuason for LD28 (COMPO)
Super-fast ninja sword thrusting action!

Mouse to move around, Left-click to thrust.
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Ratings

Coolness 57% 3
Overall 4.01 18
Audio 2.90 295
Fun 4.24 2
Graphics 3.82 122
Humor 2.55 370
Innovation 3.53 135
Mood 3.45 124
Theme 3.34 246

Feedback

lordjosephdeburg
15. Dec 2013 · 22:19 UTC
Super fast! Super cool! great concept for theme
ossah
16. Dec 2013 · 02:18 UTC
I'm with Joe on this one! Love the pixel art.
Great entry.
prestonThrashWizard2
16. Dec 2013 · 03:16 UTC
This game is really addicting and fun. I wish I thought of this conecpt
ApoorvaJ
16. Dec 2013 · 10:23 UTC
Fluid gameplay. That was fun.
primaerfunktion
16. Dec 2013 · 10:24 UTC
This is awesome. It's super fun to play and looks fabulous.
Geti
16. Dec 2013 · 10:24 UTC
Really nice, great feeling to the game, though at times i felt like "aw bull, i totally hit that guy" ;)
Smitty333
16. Dec 2013 · 10:25 UTC
Very Cool!
Kar
16. Dec 2013 · 10:36 UTC
Great game! Slicing enemies is super fun:) And you can also slice multiple enemies at once.
pereubu
16. Dec 2013 · 10:52 UTC
There's an awesome feeling that gets this game beyong the awesome. Great job, I'd love to see more content in such an addictive game.
add screenshake and more blood :D
Tao
16. Dec 2013 · 11:10 UTC
Very fluid, fast paced. Only thing that would make it better would be a score counter.
LatFoued
16. Dec 2013 · 12:52 UTC
Absolutly amazing game. the idea, graphics and gameplay are very good and addictive.
aneeslol
16. Dec 2013 · 13:53 UTC
Very stylish!
scottrick
16. Dec 2013 · 13:54 UTC
Nice work! I killed 15 samarai (on a track pad).
weazen
16. Dec 2013 · 13:55 UTC
Awesome job with the theme! Very hard with trackpad!
chicknstu
16. Dec 2013 · 13:55 UTC
Great little toy there. The only thing that felt a bit off about the controls was that it was constantly walking. I'd rather have been able to choose when i was walking or slashing (Maybe twin stick).

I loved the way you always knew you were done for a microsecond before it happens. I imagine it's the same with real ninjas :)

Good stuff. Top score 22.
Masadow
16. Dec 2013 · 13:56 UTC
Very fun, great concept !

It is just missing combos so you will have to cut many with one stroke instead of killing them separately.
turnA
16. Dec 2013 · 14:00 UTC
Really quick and fun! Quite similar with the theme of my games, but with less blood :D
Will be better if there are highscore table/achievement unlcoked for this games.
Raphy
16. Dec 2013 · 14:05 UTC
Fluid, simple but really efficient gameplay, well done ! I killed around 25 ennemies :D
rezoner
16. Dec 2013 · 14:43 UTC
Love the dynamics
Coblynau
16. Dec 2013 · 14:51 UTC
Excellent! Very innovative attack style, just needs music, well done! :)
conormn
16. Dec 2013 · 16:57 UTC
Great job. Hope you keep going with it!
niroshido
16. Dec 2013 · 23:37 UTC
This is an awesome game, the speed of the game and the style in general are great, brilliant entry.
01010111
16. Dec 2013 · 23:42 UTC
Very addictive gameplay! My top score was 17, I'm glad no one is posting like 200 because I felt like I was really bad at it. Really great art and movement.
Deity
17. Dec 2013 · 01:10 UTC
Fun game. I liked the graphics and animations.

The ninja seems to miss enemies while lunging sometimes though (or I'm timing the lunges incorrectly).
TheTurtal
17. Dec 2013 · 05:24 UTC
Absolutely loved this game, great idea and simple controls. Me and my friends played it for about a hour straight.

Proud to say my high score is 96.
Adam Tea
17. Dec 2013 · 05:41 UTC
God this game is so good! Fun and addicting.
murilo
17. Dec 2013 · 14:05 UTC
Nice little game! I couldn't go past around 15 kills. Not sure it was bad collision or if it requires great accuracy to slash the ninjas. And the art is great!
xaedes
17. Dec 2013 · 18:17 UTC
Fast game had much fun! I want highscore! =)
TheCams
17. Dec 2013 · 19:13 UTC
Simple and nice gameplay. It's fun to try to align the ennemies to make combos, kind of risk and reward mecanics :)
finefin
17. Dec 2013 · 19:41 UTC
awesome game! sticks perfectly to the theme and is addicting as potato chips! 5/5!
SonnyBone
19. Dec 2013 · 00:17 UTC
This is the most fun I've had with an LD entry. Very very awesome and simple core mechanic that works wonderfully with the theme. Sprites are charming and the blood/slash is satisfying especially when racking up a nice chain of kills.

Great job!
Tim Kaldor
19. Dec 2013 · 18:02 UTC
I have to say that was the only LD game so far that I would actually play by choice, would love to see it fleshed out with bonus points for chaining kills and the like, but a great theme-related base mechanic really well executed. Only problems I encountered were continually clicking off-screen(cant help that in browser) and once I had a lot of enemies on screen, it felt like collision detection wasn't fully working. I got 123 kills!
syawqy
20. Dec 2013 · 08:21 UTC
cool ninja sword slashing action!!!
cdgugler
21. Dec 2013 · 07:42 UTC
Really fast and fun! I like it
jimmypaulin
21. Dec 2013 · 19:48 UTC
This was excellent! The FEEL was spot on, the pace, the difficulty .. the juicy particles and lovely clear graphics all conspired to make a compelling experience … 22 was my best, playing on a trackpad ;)
bitslap_
22. Dec 2013 · 00:42 UTC
Awesome idea, i like fast replays.
psychomonster
22. Dec 2013 · 03:30 UTC
This is definitely the smoothed and most funniest games I played so far this LD. It is fast, it got style, it looks awesome... there is not a single second of boredom!
TijmenTio
23. Dec 2013 · 13:53 UTC
Pretty sweet. Could use some audio, juiciness and content. But what you have is solid!
anvoz
24. Dec 2013 · 12:53 UTC
It's pretty addicting. I really love the slashing actions. My top score was 24.
Husky
26. Dec 2013 · 05:22 UTC
The hit and bleeding effects are cool!
GFM
28. Dec 2013 · 03:21 UTC
This game feels so good.
It's simple, intuitive, fun and polished? What else does it need? (perhaps a combo system for multi-kills... and a better ranking system XD)

The controls are spot on! Moving and slashing are really precise and fun! The slashing sfx just add up to everythin!

And man... I'd thought the graphics are great... but then I noticed the shadows! The graphics are amazing!

Awesome job! :D
xrm0
30. Dec 2013 · 13:15 UTC
Very well executed and nice graphics
somepx
31. Dec 2013 · 14:01 UTC
A great entry man, 100% fun! So smooth, it's impossible to stop playing! ;)
tnerb
31. Dec 2013 · 18:58 UTC
Really great concept it's so much fun.
mmickyman
03. Jan 2014 · 22:12 UTC
WERI FUNN I LAIK ITS GAM I WAOUL BY IT IF IT KOST MONAI



Oups... sorry I got a fun stroke. I was very pleased to play this, it's fun at the start when you dash back and forth eheh.
Beavl
04. Jan 2014 · 03:16 UTC
Great fast paced little game. Love the just-one-stroke-to-kill-or-get-killed whole thing, it fits the theme perfectly. And hey, post compo version is looking good too! Congrats on this!
BradleySmith
04. Jan 2014 · 21:36 UTC
Cracking gameplay mechanic! A lot of fun, rated this very highly. Impressive work for just 48 hours!
xhunterko
06. Jan 2014 · 08:51 UTC
Other then the aiming being off by a bit it felt really neat!
crockid5
07. Jan 2014 · 20:01 UTC
Can't believe this won, doesn't even fit the theme.