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Hammerfight is about 2D battles of flying machines equipped with various slashing, piercing and blunt weaponry.A unique combat system is based on realistic physics simulation, and it ties the movements of the rider to the movements of your mouse. As you wave the mouse, your rider swings his warhammer, smashing the foe into the wall!
Release Date: Sep 19, 2009

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$4.99

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Reviews

“There are a lot of reasons to play Hammerfight. It has a good story, unique gameplay and it provides a good challenge.”
– Geoff Gibson, DIYgamer
“The moment you start up the game, you will be kicked in the balls”
– Anthony Burch, Destructoid
“The physics are well-tuned, the art is fantastic. Go get it, physics game fans!”
– Matthew Wegner, Fun-Motion

About the Game

Hammerfight is about 2D battles of flying machines equipped with various slashing, piercing and blunt weaponry.A unique combat system is based on realistic physics simulation, and it ties the movements of the rider to the movements of your mouse. As you wave the mouse, your rider swings his warhammer, smashing the foe into the wall!
This creates an unequaled feel of the real strike, a feel of the mass of the weapon in your hands. Simulated physics and direct mouse control creates a huge variety of possible battle techniques and an unlimited field for perfecting one's fighting skill.
  • Intuitive mouse control
  • Realistic physics, breakable objects
  • Great storyline
  • High quality art
  • More that 50 weapons
  • 3 additional modes, up to 4 players

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 98SE / ME / XP / Vista
    • Processor: Athlon / Pentium III 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256 Mb
    • Graphics: DirectX 8.0 compatible with 64 Mb VRAM
    • DirectX®: 8.0
    • Hard Drive: 150 Mb
    • Sound: DirectX 8.0 compatible

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: Intel (32 or 64 bit)
    • Memory: 256 Mb
    • Graphics: Any GPU supported by Mac OS X
    • Hard Drive: 150 Mb
    • Sound: Any hardware supported by Mac OS X

Linux System Requirements

    • OS: Compatible with Ubuntu 11.04
    • Processor: x86 or amd64 2GHz
    • Memory: 256 Mb
    • Graphics: Any reasonable GPU supported
    • Hard Drive: 150 Mb
    • Sound: Any reasonable hardware supported
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
387 products in account
6 reviews
10.1 hrs on record
Underappreciated, engaging, challenging, and surprisingly in depth, Hammerfight is more than worth your money. Some fiddling with the DPI is necessary to fully explore the unique physics-combat. Few other games have quite the same satisfaction in smacking something. 8/10.
Posted: April 1st, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
110 products in account
1 review
0.6 hrs on record
So, yeah, I havent played that much of the game, however Ive already run into some issues. The npc ships seem to blow up on their own from just moving, and it makes it impossible to beat a level in these instances since the whole point is to protect them. Fortunately I didn't pay over $2 for the game, but even then its still, at least in my case, nigh unplayable.
Posted: June 30th, 2014
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
200 products in account
10 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
This game belongs on a flash site. Not only was it incredibly simple and boring, it also changed my mouse settings after the game closed. I had to reset Windows' speed and acceleration options, and this happens to a lot/most people. I couldn't justify spending money on this, and probably wouldn't play it even if it was free.
Posted: May 8th, 2014
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
7 products in account
2 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
This game is really exciting, really exciting
But I don't even know which one is the enemy which one that I must protect, the camera is still buggy it even doesn't show where I am... Whaaa~ How can I play, if I don't even know where I am?
Lack of HUD explanation, and there's a very annoying HUD in the begining of the game which blocking the arena, so I don't know whats the enemy going to do, and suddenly the enemy attacked me--"
Well this game is really exciting
Posted: May 7th, 2014
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
3 products in account
1 review
10.9 hrs on record
A fun and relatively easy game with a fresh concept.
The downside would be several Guard / Protect chapters where continual damage is dealt to what you are meant to protect by itself, failing the chapter the instant it starts Every poorly programed feature (Most notably any Ally AI in the game ever) would be bearable due to how fun the idea is to play, if not for that bug.

TL;DR 0/10 Test your damn games.
Posted: May 6th, 2014
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142 of 169 people (84%) found this review helpful
164 products in account
44 reviews
12.8 hrs on record
I love this game with the same passion that I hate it. I can't recommend it to general/casual players, because it is so harsh, unfriendly and unforgiving. But I can recommend it to people looking for a real challenge, who won't mind looking for information on the Internet and dealing with frustrating game features (which are most of them).

The core mechanic of this game (a brawler fight with flying machines and attached weapons) is loads of fun. It's a fresh original concept and it is done perfectly. Different weapons have _very_ different characteristics, every each one feels different, and there is extreme attention to detail. Basically, every pixel matters - if you hit your enemy with the tip of your sword has a completely different effect than if you hit it with your blade (and how much you slash him) or the hilt. Every weapon has different weight, different sharpness, it's harder or easier to manage. Blades are very good againt skin, but it's difficult to penetrate armor with them. This is a paradise for someone enjoying exactly this - different weapon/armor combinations and their interactions.

The game is based purely on skill. It's extremely hard to master and there are so many details you wouldn't even think of (until you read web guides). You'll die all the time, and repeat, repeat, repeat. But once you become good at it, the battles are so enjoyable. They are still very hard - you haven't dodged a flying debris? Half dead. You haven't dodged or deflected a sword thrust? Dead. But you'll start seeing the details and be able to react better; it won't be just a chaos on screen. And then it starts to be a real fun.

Unfortunately, as much as the battle mechanics are awesome, the rest of the game implementation is awful. Weapon selection is bad, weapon market is bad, game UI is especially tragic, a lot of features are not explained at all, there is a lot of bugs, often you have no idea why you died, enemies are frequently off-screen but still can attack you, allies often perform actions that hurt you (like shooting or throwing bombs your way), .... I could go on and on. You'll grind your teeth every time you have to deal with this or you make some mistake that can't be reversed (like imbuing your weapon with a gem during the battle because of clicking a mouse button in the wrong time - what a great feature).

If you want to play this game, here are some tips:
* http://wikicheats.gametrailers.com/Hammerfight_-_PC
* http://hubpages.com/search/Hammerfight
* http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2035787
* in order to reduce graphical clutter on the screen, set quality to 0.2 in game and also edit Config.ini and set GFX_RENDER_* to 'false'
* you can switch full-screen with alt+tab and you can release/grab your mouse cursor with ctrl+g
Posted: December 19th, 2013
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Awards

2008 Independent Game Festival - Nominee for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize
2008 Independent Game Festival - Nominee for Excellence in Visual Art