Heart & Slash

Everytime you start a new game in Heart&Slash you start in the same room you know all to well: a robot assembly facility that puts you back together after yet another failure. Again the voice in the screens tells you to be calm, and yet again you disobey and commence your escape.

Soon, you find equipment. It might be a sword you already know how to use, or maybe it’s a gun you have never seen before. Whatever it is, you’ll need to make do with it, at least until you find something else or until you get enough XP to upgrade your equipment. Quality assurance robots, bent on disassembling you for your non-compliance, attack you. Many at a time, you have learned their weaknesses and their patterns from previous runs, so at first they pose no challenge. You slash at them, throwing and comboing them into the air just for kicks. But as you advance through the factory, new enemies start appearing. Enemies you haven´t yet seen, combinations you never though could spawn. Little by little, small mistakes chip at your health while you try to find your way in this dammed labyrinth.

The scenery changes as you reach the factory exit. You look at your equipment and your experience, trying to decide how best to prepare for the coming boss. Maybe you can scrap those wall-jumping legs for some extra health. Or maybe it’s wisest to increase the damage your weapon delivers… You make your decision and enter the boss lair. Maybe this time you’ll make it…

Features of Heart & Slash:

  • Fight your enemies using 75 different weapons and 60 different Body Parts that will change the way the game plays. Teleport, Stop Time, fly with a Jetpack, Wall Jump, discover enemy weaknesses and so on. From the trivial to the game-changing, you can try thousands of combinations!
  • Die and try again. Heart & Slash is not an easy game. But dying shouldn't matter as robots are easily and indefinitely cloned. Every time you start a new game, the levels you fight through, and the Items or Weapons you collect, will change.
  • A unique art style that will bring back the memories of game systems long gone.
  • Levels are short and brutal, and the game, in a successful run, should not be too taxing on your time (whether you will ever be able to make a successful run is another matter). Heart&Slash aims at offering the player something new and challenging. Ultimately, playing Heart & Slash is not about mastering one system. Instead, it’s about being able to adapt to what you are given and making the best out of it.

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