A short visual novel inspired from the works by the masters of Japanese cinema: Masaki Kobayashi, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Gosha.
All Reviews:
Positive (15) - 86% of the 15 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 25, 2021

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About This Game

'The Craft of the Samurai' is a short visual novel set in medieval Japan. If names such as Kurosawa, Gosha, Kobayashi bring you back fond memories, then 'The Craft of the Samurai' should be of interest to you. If you are not familiar with the works of these directors, then let 'The Craft of the Samurai' be your guide into the world of Japanese classics.


Japan. 17th century. On the outskirts of a village, an old craftsman toils his days away. He bides his time to pass his business on to his heirs and retire from work. But this is until he is forced to take up the sword and revisit the path of violence.

Visual style.

Matthew Ryan's atmospheric illustrations are inspired by the masterpieces of samurai cinema. Among them: 'Seppuku', 'Yojimbo', 'Three Outlaw Samurai'. Paired with authentic framing, it will be an unforgettable experience for you.


Kevin MacLeod's compositions complement the story and boost emotions.

Player's choice.

No. Follow the story and don't get distracted.

Gameplay length.

Under an hour.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game contains descriptions of violence.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Celeron, Athlon
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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