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Stop and think about the hardest video game you’ve ever tried to play. Now multiply that by 100 and you have ninja hack n’ slasher, Yokai Sword. The game will apparently only give players one life to get through the game, but what kind of game are we talking about here? First, check out the trailer below.
The opening credits describe a story about a magical sword guarded by forest spirits called Yokai. They are there to protect the sword from those who try to steal it, and if thieves fail at trying to steal it, they become one of the Yokais. It’s a chilling introduction to a 2D story. From viewing the trailer, it might not look like much in terms of gameplay, but it’s a never-ending battle for the best high score. Remember how addicting Flappy Bird was with only one life to lose? This is the same idea. You battle yourself in trying to constantly slash your best score, only to push yourself further. It has all of the qualities of a highly addictive game. You are faced with five waves of enemies and then a big boss. One slip-up will cost you your life and your score.
According to Siliconera, developer Chloroplast Games, wrote,
The series are different in each game and there is also a system that randomly generates skills which makes it even more fun.
Chloroplast Games is a small studio near Barcelona that is also developing a number of other games alongside Yokai Sword. Two games currently in development are Retro Shooter and Men Of Tomorrow. Retro Shooter is a post-apocalyptic retro FPS in the wake of an alien invasion. Very much like Yokai Sword, the graphics are simple and 2D. But graphics aren’t what make a game. Men Of Tomorrow doesn’t have much information at this moment, but does briefly describe an Earth setting in the future in 2030. Chloroplast Games has had a few gaming projects in the past as well including Flappy Animals and and Astro Push, but whether or not they were successful was not noted. Flappy Animals has a rating of 4.1 out of 5 on the Google Play app store with one negative review at 1. Flappy Animals is just what you think it is, a spin-off of the original (and wildly successful) Flappy Bird; check out the trailer below.
Yokai Sword has a release date of 2016 on PC, Mac, Linux, Windows Phone, Android and iOS.