The elegant swashbuckling motion recreation En Garde might be launched on August sixteenth

Developer Fire Video games has introduced that their trendy motion recreation En Garde! might be launched on August sixteenth. The sport’s mixture of improvisational melee fight and swashbuckling humor made it standout at this 12 months’s Summer season Sport Fest, and you may (and may) see the swish motion in motion below.

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En Garde casts us within the function of Adalia de Volador, a brash anti-hero who goals to defeat a tyrannical count-duke within the seventeenth century. Or quite, a really camp seventeenth century model. That story takes place over a number of episodes, or you possibly can play with “loopy modifiers” in Enviornment mode.

As you possibly can see from the trailer above, nonetheless, the fencing fight seems to be the spotlight of the sport. There is a heavy dose of the Batman Arkham video games, with color-coded counters and dodges. However En Garde units itself aside with playful environmental assaults to embarrass enemies with. This consists of — however is not restricted to — dropping a chandelier on enemies, trapping their heads in buckets, and taking pictures them with a cannon at comical distance: a foot away.

Following within the footsteps of video games like Darkish Messiah or AC: Odyssey, Adalia’s arsenal additionally consists of the almighty kick to knock enemies off ledges or into random stuff. Giving enemies the boot and knocking them into oblivion makes virtually any recreation higher due to some Moby Dick-style bodily comedy. The transfer at all times kicks ass and that is literal in En Garde.

Our personal AliceO referred to as the En Garde demo probably the greatest of this 12 months’s Steam Subsequent Fest. “It is a recreation the place you enter a room (in all probability in an fascinating manner, like swinging from a flagpole),” he wrote, “shortly discover the risks you could be utilizing to your benefit and type a tough plan, then determine a lute sitting on a desk and instantly abandon all warning as a result of you possibly can’t resist the urge to throw that lute in somebody’s face. It appears to be like nearly as good because it sounds in motion. No marvel it was one of the well-liked demos of the occasion.

En Garde began as a scholar undertaking in 2018, earlier than funding from Kowloon Nights kicked in (ha!) and allowed the staff to increase. Indie gaming fund Kowloon Nights beforehand supported video games akin to Sifu, Scorn and Tchia. You could find a primary take a look at the scholar undertaking right here.

Look out! might be obtainable for buy on Steam on August sixteenth.

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