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Wooden Sen'SeY is an action-platformer, set in a unique "Japan Steam Rock" universe filled with humour. You follow Goro, a village chief, as he seeks revenge through a variety of levels. He will defeat his enemies using his axes to slice, dice, squash and grapple!
Release Date: Dec 5, 2013
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Permanent Price Drop

March 17th, 2014

We decided to permanently lower the price from 14.99 to 9.99$!
I hope you'll enjoy our decision :)

Why? Because we thought we fixed the first price a bit too high and of course we want to reach more players!

Wooden Sen'SeY is an action-platforming game with a specific environment and music for each story level + 30 time attack levels to tear you hair off.
Available on PC and Mac. (Soon on Linux)

Neko and Upper Byte teams

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PC patch, Mac release and soundtrack

February 21st, 2014

Hello everyone,

Today is a very special Wooden Sen’SeY day! We’re happy to release a patch for the PC version (release notes down there) but also the release of a brand new Mac version along with the Soundtrack and Soundtrack Edition!


1.0.5 release notes:
- Fixed fullscreen on first launch
- Fixed game save displaying 100% too early
- Fixed font not displaying correctly some Polish characters
- Fixed "Coma" achievement sometimes not reported correctly
- Fixed "Master of Pain" achievement not triggered when a game
over happened
- Fixed ceiling pass-through in level 4
- Fixed default language detection
- Fixed minor word wrapping glitches
- Lots and lots of optimizations (geometry, shaders & smart culling)


Cheers,
Neko and UpperByte teams

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Update Notes

Resonance's Creator review

"...the real meat of the game is the gameplay - and it's superb.
Wooden sen'sey does not try to reinvent the wheel... but rather puts its own spin on classic mechanics like double jump and trinesque grappling."

About the Game

Wooden Sen'SeY is an action-platformer, set in a unique "Japan Steam Rock" universe filled with humour.
You follow Goro, a village chief, as he seeks revenge through a variety of levels. He will defeat his enemies using his axes to slice, dice, squash and grapple!

Wooden Sen'SeY seeks to offer players a unique gaming experience, inspired by old school gameplay mechanisms, while incorporating contemporary technology and beautiful 3D graphics.

Wooden Sen'SeY features



  • Exotic worlds and beautiful 3D graphics.
  • Hardcore old school gameplay!
  • Awesome music and crazy voice actor.
  • A unique environment style for each level.
  • Several ways to follow the path of the Sensei: dive in or play with finesse!
  • "Dev-Time" challenge: beat the developers' time.
  • A brand new Time Attack mode with 30 “hair tearing” levels!
  • Supports USB controller and Leap Motion

Who are the developers ?


Upper Byte, the French indie studio behind Wooden Sen'SeY, is a tiny team with only two members: Cédric, the creative force, and Camille, the insane coder. Their ultimate goal is world domination. But for now, nice polished games, with hardcore old school gameplay and pretty graphics is enough!

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Oops, enough talking...
Let's Play Wooden Sen'SeY!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual Core recommended)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATi Radeon HD 2400 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6 and higher
    • Processor: Intel 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual Core recommended)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 6600 or better, Radeon X1300 or better
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 47 people (68%) found this review helpful
80 products in account
31 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
This is actually a pretty neat title. Still can't clearly tell if it's worth $12 now (or $15 at full price), but the game's fun so far. It's kind of a hack-n-slash action platformer, with some precision platforming thrown in for good measure. Enemies start getting badass, though early on you're wondering what damage can they do. It is by no means easy, nor difficult. Lots of stuff to collect, so you can easily play levels again as well.

The really good part is the graphics/visuals. The water reflections? Oh my...amazing. Soundtrack is not too bad too.

In the end, this is kinda like an "easy to love" action platformer.
Posted: December 6th, 2013
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
953 products in account
110 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
Full review: http://www.cublikefoot.com/review/wooden-sensey-game-review/

If I were to use one word to describe this game, it’d be “rage”. I spent a large amount of time replaying and replaying levels due to my constant deaths. The game is difficult, really, but it’s an amazing experience.

The game started with a very simple story. Badguy shows up, badguy steals goods, goodguy must return the goods. It’s primitive, yes, and not really unnecessary, but it lays the foundation for how the hero goes about getting the goods back. The controls are very simple, with new abilities introduced over time, allowing plenty of time to get used to each ability and its corresponding button. I never found myself mixing up the controls. You end up having access to four different attacks, each with its own advantages. Some of the major attacks have other major uses, like jumping higher, or swinging across the level.

There are a variety of enemies scattered throughout the nine levels of the game. I wasn’t sure if each dealt a different amount of damage, but later in the game, it certainly felt like I was taking more damage by the new enemies being introduced, some even killing me in a single hit. The enemies and obstacles both progressed in difficulty over the course of the game and this was a reasonable pace, up until the final level. The final level was excruciating to complete. That level contained the final boss, who I actually defeated on my second try, but the segment leading up to the final boss was just painful. I died many times in an effort to complete that level. It seemed as if they took the difficulty of the rest of the game and squared it.

Wooden Sen’SeY also featured a water level in which the protagonist traversed an underwater cave in a spherical submarine. This added a bit of variety to the gameplay, but I did not find this level as enjoyable as the normal, land-based levels. The level was a bit annoying at times too, especially near the end, when I had to find my way through a maze of wooden crates infested by enemies.

The game’s graphics were simply stunning. When placed on their highest settings, it was just.. amazing. The style chosen for the landscape, characters, and textures blended well with the platforming genre as a whole. The character models reminded me of Double Fine’s “Stacking”, but in a more “cartoon” way. The game’s music was also great, and makes me wonder if there is a soundtrack available?

Wooden Sen’SeY’s primary fault is the length of the game. It took me roughly two hours to beat. That’s nowhere near the amount that I wanted, but it was an enjoyable two hours nonetheless.

Wooden Sen’SeY also has a time attack mode, which consists of 30 small stages that truly test your platforming skills. I still find myself stuck on a single one, because I cannot pass it fast enough, but this mode does add some extra length to the game. It reminded me of Rayman’s time attack modes, on a smaller scale. These stages are surprisingly difficult, and I found myself stuck on certain stages for upwards of ten minutes. I’m still stuck on an early level, but they are fairly entertaining and I recommend playing them after beating the story mode.

Overall, Wooden Sen’SeY was an excellent experience. Fun, challenging gameplay bundled with amazing graphics. I cannot wait to see what Upper Byte Studio brings us next.

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Posted: December 9th, 2013
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
28 products in account
4 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
Wooden Sen'sey is action-platforming game where you play as a Japanese village chief who's sake is stolen by evil, space bandits, and its up to you to get all that wonderful rice-liquor back. The moral of the story is pretty straight-forward, never steal a Japanese-man's sake, but especially if that same man is going to hunt your ♥♥♥ down Kratos-style with his twin, chain-linked axes to boot!

Graphics

For a simple platforming game, I gotta say, I'm impressed. The visual over the top style of the animations mixed with the seren background imagery gives Wooden Sen'sey a real reason to stand out . With a varitey of resolution options and graphic presets the game give you just enough in options to really optimize you game experience, and Even on low settings this game looks pretty good. My littlefavorite touch was simply the reflections on the water. Its subtle touch but nice one that adds a little life to the background.

Audio

All in all the music was pleasant to listen to and didn't feel out of place which I applaud upper byte for, considering that the game is a mix of Japanese tradionism and steampunk. Though the dialogue wasn't much of anything, I found the over the top japanese acent to be rather humorous, much in the same way a funny character in a kaboki theater play would exaggerate his voice. Reminding you that the game is meant to be funny and fun, even though you will probably die. a lot.
Posted: December 9th, 2013
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
141 products in account
2 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
Beautiful graphics & nice music, the controls are a bit repetitive in each level, but still a good game for entertainment and relaxation.
画面和音乐都很赞,每一关的敌人和操作稍微有点重复,但是关卡设计还不错,想拿全收集估计要来回玩一阵子
总的来说很值得拿来休闲娱乐的玩一会儿的游戏,推荐
Posted: March 28th, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
209 products in account
21 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
Pretty neat platformer, gameplay is pretty solid. Various moves/attacks available, with time attack, leaderboards. You get a couple extra lives per level to restart from last checkpoint, after those extra lives are up you have to restart the level. You can find extra lives as pickup items in a few places per level usually in harder/trickier to reach places.

Levels take a few minutes to clear, there are hidden/hard to reach extra lives and collectibles throughout each level. On level completion you get to see % of enemies killed, 'sey' collected and a few other stats.

My one complaint so far is that there is this 'boost jump' move that, on an xbox controller is "A" followed by "down on movement stick" combined with "X" button. This move is required to jump higher to reach/attack a lot of things so it seems like an oversight not to allow it to be seperately customizable as a key or button.

That said, overall recommended if you like platformers with enemies and 'gotta catch em all' collectibles as an optional goal for each level.
Posted: February 15th, 2014
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Awards

IndieCade 2012 Finalist

Game Connection Asia 2012 Special Prize