Blade's Honor is my submission for the Wowie Game Jam 3.0.

Experience the way of the samurai in this fast-paced reflex game!

Will you perish by your foe's blade? More importantly, will it be with honor?

NOTE: The web version has issues with input/sound latency on some browsers, so download the game if you can.

The theme of this jam is "Failure is progress". So I decided to add an honor mechanic that works like this: if you die with honor (aka by matching your enemy's move), you don't lose, and you advance to the next difficulty. And if you kill the enemy without dying (if you stab and he slashes), you lose an honor point. The stab (low) attack always wins if you're in a pinch.

When uploading the post-jam version, I overwrote the submission builds. Guess they're lost forever, I didn't make any local backups :/

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Made withAudacity, Godot, Aseprite, Bfxr
Tags2D, Fast-Paced, katana, Pixel Art, reflex, samurai, suspense, Swords, wowie
Average sessionA few seconds
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast

Install instructions

Windows: Unzip and run the .exe

Linux: Unzip and run the binary

MacOS: Double-click the zip file to install, then run the Blade's Honor app


Blade's Honor POSTJAM: Windows 15 MB
Blade's Honor POSTJAM: Linux 16 MB
Blade's Honor POSTJAM: MacOS 16 MB
Blade's Honor POSTJAM: Windows (32 bit) 15 MB

Development log


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Can you make it 32 bits please




Thank you!


I love this. The interpretation of the theme is 5/5 and everything else fits so well! Great concept, and even better execution. This is really inspiring to me!


Thanks so much!! This is really encouraging to read, I'm so glad you got something out of it!


This game is simple, but fun! I like it!

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Thank you!


Fun game and sound is pretty good also good idea for the jam! 

Thanks!! :)


I died with five honour points, and I still can't get enough of how good this game is! It's so simple yet so addictive, I bet Zuko would love to play this game!


Thanks so much for playin!
Haha great point! I could just imagine him fighting against the firelord :D


Great game the sounds are just awesome and the art is awesome although I wish I only went back one honor if I died. Great game best of luck 

I'm glad you like it! Things are in store for a post-jam update, including less honor loss and an ending based on how much honor you have :)


This is awesome! Its super simple and yet I couldn't stop playing! Made me feel like an awesome samurai every time I succeeded!

Thanks a bunch! That was the game's intent :)


Pretty cool

Thanks :)