KENDO is a pure VR sword fighting game focused on realism. Enter a virtual dojo and face a series of unique practitioners with their own styles and techniques. Use timing and skill to land the winning point. Dodge thrusts, swing and lock shinais to follow the true way of the warrior.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access gives me the opportunity to share the game with a wide audience to gather support and feedback as I'm creating the game. The format of the game has made it well suited to Early Access, allowing me to get the base mechanics in place and then polish them up over time.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The Game will be remaining in Early Access for another 15 months:

The focus of the coming updates would be to add in Player Stats, add in more new Opponents, implement In-depth Kendo Mechanics, and Match Judging Criteria.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is just the Work In Progress of the full version, which will contain the following features:
  • In-depth Kendo Mechanics and Match Judging Criteria.
  • Total 10 Opponents with different stances and technique preferences.
  • KENDO demonstrations: KAMAE, SUBURI, HIKI-WAZA, RENZOKU-WAZA, TSUBAZERIAI, FOOTWORK
  • KENDO guided training: KAMAE, SUBURI, HIKI-WAZA, RENZOKU-WAZA, TSUBAZERIAI, FOOTWORK
  • Player Stats: Daily Suburi, Total Matches Fought, Used Techniques Overview, and the Daily Application Used Time.
  • Vive Trackers Full Body Tracking.
  • Bhaptics Support for Tactal Face Cushion and Tactot Vest.
  • Multiplayer support.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

The following are the base features that have been implemented for KENDO.

Lecture Demonstration:

  • Select and play a scene and watch the fundamental rules of KENDO being enacted out.

Guided Training:

  • Select between KAKARITE(Active) or Motodachi(Passive) as you practice your selected techniques.

KENDO Match:

  • Select between a sparring match and a three-point match judged by a referee. Modify the opponent's setting before starting the match.

Custom Music Import

  • Q: How do I import and play music in the application?
    A: Follow the steps below;
    In your Steam Library, right-click the application and select "Properties".
    Click on the tab "Local Files", and click on "Browse Local Files".
    In the newly opened window of the Installation Directory, click on "KENDO_Data".
    Place your music files into the folder "StreamingAssets".

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Unless a large and currently unplanned feature is added to the game, there are currently no plans for the price to increase in the future.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Community feedback will be taken into consideration every step of the way. While I plan to keep a strong vision for how the game will shape up, I want to be very responsive to whether or not players are enjoying themselves and feeling satisfied with the game they're playing. Please don't be shy to opt into the beta branch of the game through Steam and share your thoughts about the future direction of the game.”
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. See the VR Support section for more info.
 
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About This Game

KENDO is a pure VR sword fighting game focused on realism. Enter a virtual dojo and face a series of unique practitioners with their own styles and techniques. Use timing and skill to land the winning point. Dodge thrusts, swing and lock shinais to follow the true way of the warrior.

Room-scale is required with a minimum supported play area size of 2m by 1.5m (6.5ft by 5ft). Please ensure your SteamVR Chaperone boundaries or Oculus Guardian boundaries are set up properly for room-scale and that you are willing to move and swing anywhere within and around the play area you have defined.

Oculus users: Native Oculus support is included. If you are not prompted to launch the game in native Oculus mode, right-click the game in your Steam games list and choose "Launch KENDO in Oculus VR mode."

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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