The Swordbreaker game is interactive fiction with lots of illustrations where you and you alone get to choose the storyline and the ending!
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Release Date: Nov 6, 2015

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Our game Swordbreaker The Game came to PlayMarket open spaces: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details? id=com.swordbreaker2.game.android
Now all owners of devices on the basis of the Android OS can play it. We long reflected on that to make game paid or free and have stopped on paid option.
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About This Game

Through the dense fog our hero noticed a dark silhouette of a dark castle. Eventually his old rain-soaked map brought him to his target. He didn't have anything with him except for his favorite sword and remainings of an old armor with an unusual device – a sword-breaker. The hero looked around and stepped on the castle bridge...

This game is about a hero who, as fate would have it, finds himself in an abandoned castle. There will be many obstacles on his way to the treasure hidden somewhere inside, with most remarkable adversaries he will have to face and mysteries to unravel. All this to receive his well-earned reward in the end!

"Swordbreaker The Game" gives you a rare opportunity to find yourself in interactive fiction, where each player has their own storyline to develop. Every action or decision will have an effect on how the story unfolds and how it all ends. Some moves you make will change your character's karma, and others can lead you to the darkest corners of the castle, so be careful! Because any step you take may turn out to be the last one!

Main features of the game:

- A compelling totally non-linear game story
- Various endings
- A huge mysterious castle
- Lots of exciting locations and events
- Impressive enemies and inhabitants of the castle
- Absolutely stunning artwork
- Achievement system

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any videocards
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any videocards
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: El Capitan
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any videocards
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: El Capitan
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any videocards
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
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BloodyCAKES
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
It looked like a good game. A great art style, had amazing reviews for it, but it just was not for me. If you notice, I didn't play the game very long, and for good reason. The game is really well translated from Russian to English, but the choices didn't really vary. It was either sudden death, which was usually the option I picked, or the other option which ended up being the correct option. No real branching choices. It took me forever to get this game to work on my computer, only for me to be disappointed.

The game would be better with more choices for scenarios that didn't just lead to sudden death. I may be just picky though. I'm not upset about how much I spent on this, considering it was on sale for pretty cheap, but I think you should look elsewhere before spending your money on this game.
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Helena
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
I really enjoyed this game! The art was really nice, and there are tons of possibilities depending on each choice you make. I hope to see more games like this one soon!

Good luck to the developers on their next releases. I’m looking forward to play them!

10/10.
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foucault
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I abandoned the game rather quickly, because in almost every single scene I had to first scroll the text, then manually hide the text to see the whole picture, and then move the mouse across the whole screen to select my choice to continue. There must be a better way than this!

Also, the writing felt a bit choppy, there was not enough cohesion between the scenes to get me hooked despite the interface. I do like gamebooks in the style of graphic novels, I played a few decent ones on my iPad.
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adamscottprice
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
I've played this for little over an hour and feel I'm mostly done with it. That said, the different ways you can meet your demise on this game do make you want to keep replaying and making different choices, just so you can see all of the different possible outcomes.

Tbf, £2 would probably be far less than what you might pay for a comic with this much artwork, so I don't think you're being hard done by when buying this game. Although you would expect a game to provide more play time usually, this is a pretty cheap game, and is still worth the money.

It is an interesting and enjoyable world that the game is set in. I found it entertaining, and so would recommend this game if you have the spare change burning a hole in your pocket.
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AccidentlyOnPurpose
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
7.1/10 - A PURE/HARDCORE Choose Your Own Adventure Game.

I have mixed emotions about this game. It was pretty awesome and was filled with an immense amount of content but you really have to work for it! There are literally hundreds or options, paths and story conclusions you can pursue as your journey unfolds. The graphics and translations are good and nothing prevented me from enjoying this title. It does start in Russian but can be changed easily... so don't stress.

I wouldn't really classify this as a visual novel; there is no linear progression in the traditional sense and gameplay makes it difficult to create a fluid experience. I found that each session would last about 15 minutes; I would then make bad decisions, die and have to start from the beginning. This is where I start to get antsy and want to give up on the game in general. In order to advance in the story you will end up playing the first few stages 50+ times in order to pursue different paths in the story. That alone prevents me from loving this title.

Worth the $3; a solid game with a hardcore emphasis on choices matter.

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DEHU
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
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Review by: DEHU

Pros :
- Pretty well made story
- Beautiful art style
- Lots of Scenes
- A fair challenge

Cons :
- None

Review :
Swordbreaker the Game is a Point and Click indie adventure, with rich story and beautiful art style.

You are this adventure called Swordbreaker, and you have found a old castle after a long journey and you have this feeling about this Castle so you decide to explore it.

You find many different people in this castle, like a cook, maides and more, but there are also much evil in this castle.

The way you find around in the castle is with the choices you have, like talking to people, going to certain room or how you would approach people or monsters.

There are 324 scenes and 124 death scenes and you have only 3 lifes.

The gameplay is quite simple, the music is pretty good and you have multiple ways to play.
Either you can be a hero and help all the people, you can be a bad guy and kill people or you can ignore everything.

I would recommend playing this game

Additional Infomation :
Developer: DuCats Games Studio
Publisher: DuCats Games Studio
Genre: Indie, Adventure
Released on Steam: 6. nov 2015

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Profsano
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
This game is on the go a pretty good game, so much art and deaths that i can't even stop looking at our hero getting his head smashed. I give a applaud to the authors of this game, but what confuses me is the scenes were all desicions either gets you to a new area or to the same area everytime. 9/10 otherwise. Good game
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BornFlemish
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
This game is absolutely awesome. There is so much to explore, so many creatures, so many ways to kill and ...die. Great art too. It is not your usual VN where you can just skip through the story. There are a lot of images and deaths you need to unlock so if you are searching for a fast easy game..this is not for you. If you want a great choose your own adventure game with humor and horror..then by all means go ahead and buy this.
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=FNS= Bros
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
Pro:
- This is what a VN should be like!
- Enjoyed it a lot
- Nice soundtrack
- Definitely good price
- Replayability was good
- Like the mechanic system with the three lives, its different, sometimes a bit annoying but fun
- The three types of personality traits that you can get

Con:
- After playing and finishing, i miss the content
- Was a bit confusing in the beggining when it played the cutscene in russian then realized in the menu screen i can choose english. On the other hand i understand why you put it there to avoid in the pre-loading screen that someone always need to choose english or russian before the cutscene - so its actually better off!
- Sometimes choices were a bit useless e.g slughouse fighting and not fighting results in the same route( i understand though that choosing one or another can lead to +1 coward or killer route)

But yeah for that price, it was definitely an awesome experience. It was a bit annoying finding the missing pieces for the 100% achievement.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
I really enjoyed this game! The art was really nice, and there are tons of possibilities depending on each choice you make. I hope to see more games like this one soon!

Good luck to the developers on their next releases. I’m looking forward to play them!

10/10.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
It looked like a good game. A great art style, had amazing reviews for it, but it just was not for me. If you notice, I didn't play the game very long, and for good reason. The game is really well translated from Russian to English, but the choices didn't really vary. It was either sudden death, which was usually the option I picked, or the other option which ended up being the correct option. No real branching choices. It took me forever to get this game to work on my computer, only for me to be disappointed.

The game would be better with more choices for scenarios that didn't just lead to sudden death. I may be just picky though. I'm not upset about how much I spent on this, considering it was on sale for pretty cheap, but I think you should look elsewhere before spending your money on this game.
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75 of 91 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
Die a hundred times? In Swordbreaker you can do exactly that!

This very basic, russian fantasy Visual novel, let´s you as adventurer explore one deadly castle on the search for the ultimate treasure.
While the story is not really impressive, you have some different routes you can follow and three kind of choices for the persons you encounter (cowardly, hero like and aggressive).
From over 300 scenes, there are over 100 death scenes, so one can imagine, that death really comes swiftly here.

You have three lives per playthrough and the end also is relating to the kind of decisions you have mostly chosen.

One playthrough doesn´t take that long, and as to be expected, the scenes repeat themselves after some time, but the graphic is well done, and the music is ok too. This with some (weird) humor, makes up for an enjoyable, if short story.

Conclusio: Swordbreaker is a nice VN snack, for fans. What you get is ok for the price it is offered for and fun enough for a few playthroughs. Completionists also have quite some achievements and extra gallery art to unlock. Some kinda crude translations add to the very special charme .. "you was hero"

Point Scale: 6/10
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Genre - Choose your own adventure

I was a lover of these type of books as I was growing up as they were a great alternative to board and computer games. This game tries to follow a similar platform but with a lot less reading and more art style.

There is no combat system so each choice will either lead to one of three lives lost or progression towards the end goal. You don't have an inventory, but certain interactions will benefit you later on, or decide your fate.

The first completion should be quite quick. However, there is scope to go back and try different paths for achievements but also the pure enjoyment of failing and succeeding by various means.

It doesn't take itself to seriously and the parodies come thick and fast. As the price is fair for what you get. It is worth grabbing for a quick slice of choose your own adventure fun.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Imagine TellTale game without necessary listening for dialogues, without (unskippable) animation (but game does have beautiful pictures), with bigger variety of story, where choices made does matter and for small price - this will be Swordbreaker.

Game is good and mostly it's visual novel where incorrect choices lead to hero death. Game is all about remembering correct ones and can be completed in under 1 hour. Keep this in mind, because this may disappoint some people who think that every game should look like Mass Effect and cost less than 5$.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
7.1/10 - A PURE/HARDCORE Choose Your Own Adventure Game.

I have mixed emotions about this game. It was pretty awesome and was filled with an immense amount of content but you really have to work for it! There are literally hundreds or options, paths and story conclusions you can pursue as your journey unfolds. The graphics and translations are good and nothing prevented me from enjoying this title. It does start in Russian but can be changed easily... so don't stress.

I wouldn't really classify this as a visual novel; there is no linear progression in the traditional sense and gameplay makes it difficult to create a fluid experience. I found that each session would last about 15 minutes; I would then make bad decisions, die and have to start from the beginning. This is where I start to get antsy and want to give up on the game in general. In order to advance in the story you will end up playing the first few stages 50+ times in order to pursue different paths in the story. That alone prevents me from loving this title.

Worth the $3; a solid game with a hardcore emphasis on choices matter.

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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
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OVERVIEW

In this choose your own adventure comic book style adventure game, you take on the role of a unnamed hero "Swordbreaker" who enters a daunting and large castle filled with many monsters and traps. The story is very dynamic and changes according to the choices you make. The art style of the game is very beautful and is sure to please fans of old school comics. This game introduces an interesting mechanic where your actions (rated from heroic,cowardly, and evil) ultimately influences the ending of the game.


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PROS & CONS

Pros:
dark humor
replay value (many choices+endings!)
Unlockable gallery
Story is above average
Satire (Featuring Freddy Krueger, "Spongebob", etc)

Cons:
Getting 100% achievements can be a little tedious
Crashes (these were fixed in the latest patch I believe)
English translations not perfect but still well done
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SUMMARY & FINAL RATING

Very well made choose your own adventure game, first one I've played on steam to date. For $3 this game is a must buy for fans of this genre!

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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Swordbreaker, developed by DuCats Games Studio, is a unique visual novel with some of the strangest, yet interesting designs I’ve ever seen.

The story is fairly simple. You play as a nameless adventurer who goes by the title Swordbreaker. After an evening at the pub, the weary adventurer witnesses a murder. The killer escapes, yet the dying victim hands Swordbreaker an old map before sputtering his last. The map leads to an ancient castle, packed with a limitless supply of treasure! Like most adventurers would, Swordbreaker sets off on a journey that’ll put his skills to the test, and change his life forever.

The entirety of the game takes place in this castle, and it’s got to be the most bazare castle ever portrayed in gaming. Just about anything you can think of dwells here; Giant arachnids, aliens, ghosts, orcs, killer squids, warlocks, princesses, zombies, skeletons and so much more. There are over 300 different scenarios to encounter throughout the castle, all of which result in different outcomes. It’s addictive as hell, and each new playthrough will unveil new fights, encounters and choices.

But, this game’s true saving grace is the artwork. Every single picture, from the most mundane death to a breath-taking fight sequence, throbs with detail. Creatures look frightening and the castle’s twisted interior will make any adventurer soil themselves. The amount of effort and dedication put into this art is unfathomable.

Apart from its random story and breathtaking visuals, it’s hard to believe how much replay value Swordbreaker contains. With hundreds of different encounters and possible ways to die, topped off with over 60 achievements, you’ll be surviving this game’s brutality for quite a few hours. Just playing through once would be a huge disservice to what Swordbreaker achieves.

Translation from Russian to English is fine, and it won’t be the most enticing thing you’ll ever read, but it gets the job done. Sadly, it’s Swordbreaker’s pure reliance on luck that irritates me. Almost every decision made can get you killed, and to survive… well, you’ve just gotta hope for the best. You’re normally given two or three different options to make during scenarios, and it’s never clear which one will keep you alive. You’ve got three lives, and once they’re all depleted, you restart from the beginning. It can be pretty aggravating at times, especially when the game cheats you during a climactic boss fight, but with Swordbreaker’s endless amount of replayability, I’d say that makes up for it.

It’s cheap, it's innocent, and it’ll make for a fun pastime. I see no reason to miss out on something as cool as Swordbreaker.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
I'm a simple man
I see games you can play while eating in front of the computer...I buy !


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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
This game is absolutely awesome. There is so much to explore, so many creatures, so many ways to kill and ...die. Great art too. It is not your usual VN where you can just skip through the story. There are a lot of images and deaths you need to unlock so if you are searching for a fast easy game..this is not for you. If you want a great choose your own adventure game with humor and horror..then by all means go ahead and buy this.
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