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Seppuku Jisei

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The battle is lost. Your soldiers have fled. As a noble Samurai, you now have only one way to die with honour. Seppuku - ritual suicide by cutting your abdomen. But first, you must compose your death poem, and to do that, you must hold off the enemy troops long enough to write it.

Seppuku Jisei is a short, dark, narrative focused action game about Samurai honour and poetry. Note: contains pixel-art violence and themes of ritual suicide.

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i love this game and how we can cut the enemies' limbs and all the blood sprays out, but i wish if there was more variety in enemies and if there was an upgrade system.
also adding some medals can work with this game.

it is fun and all but i think that it has more potential than just this plain gameplay.
(hope that you create a sequel with more contents)

all the best :D

This game is very fun to play, but there are a lot of things that should be changed.
first of all the graphics could use more detail

second, the controls are a little bit annoying, my advice is that instead of moving with the arrow keys, the play should be able to move with WASD, almost all flash games do now of days and it can be very hard for some people to adjust to only be able to move with arrow keys

and lastly, there should be some more ways to attack other than just one sword slice, you should add more types of attacks and combos, that would totally make this a five star game.

please conciser my advice as I think that it would make this game much more playable

SebShady responds:

I completely agree with your point regarding graphics. I'm not a great artist :P As for your criticism regarding controls, for future projects I plan to give the option to rebind keys, so that should solve that. Finally, the main reason why there is only one attack is that it would have taken ages to animate all the different attacks, and I wanted to keep the development time of this game to a month maximum (which I did). However, I think it is a very good point, and I think it reflects one of the games biggest weaknesses, which is lack of variety in general.

Anyway, thanks for playing and giving me some great constructive criticism! I will definitely take it into account for future projects :)

awesome game. despite the lack of graphical detail its was very fun to play with an immersive story

SebShady responds:

Thanks! :)

Pretty good. The controls are handled very easily and the poem is pretty good. The enemies however, are not that quick at sword-fighting as the protagonist is, thus making me feel like I'm fighting just waves of fodder instead of skilled warriors. Still a good job though.

SebShady responds:

Thanks for playing :)

You know, right now I'm working on a samurai story, and I'm doing lots of research.
So, when I saw this game and its little description, I felt compelled to play it. And I humbly think you got the "samurai's honour" gig pretty good.

Failing to serve his lord in any way - especially when it comes to protect his life - is the biggest shame for a samurai.
He's lost his honour, and honour is everything.
At that point he can only commit seppuku or run away and become a Ronin - an honorless samurai with no master.

So it makes a lot of sense that a true samurai would keep on fighting only because he's waiting for the right time to commit seppuku and cleanse his honour. And I like his will to leave something in this world in the form of an haiku.
There's something really fascinating about bushido.

Did you compose the poems, or did you find them somewhere?

Good work.

SebShady responds:

The poems are actually real death poems written by various samurai before they committed seppuku. I did consider having a go at writing some poems myself, but then I thought it would be more genuine to get the words of people who were actually in that position. Anyway, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for playing, and good luck with your samurai story :)

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Nov 5, 2015
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Genre
Action - Fighting - Brawler
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