A trip to hell - Arcade style! A father's journey to hell to save the souls of his wife and child. Insanity's Blade: The Chronicles of Thurstan is the first in a series of games based around the journey of a sword possessed by a father's powerful grief and hatred. The first game is the tale of the swords creation.

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1 comment by damainman69 on Apr 5th, 2014

With the addition of the second player, we've decided that the old Nintendo styled stages were no longer going to work. We've made them all more arcade or SNES like in order to accommodate both players on screen, no chance of getting stuck behind a million walls!

With the rebuilding of the stages came a ton of all new graphics and effects. Stage one, as you will see in the video below, has had many additions made to it aside of the new level layout. Stages like the plagued city and the graveyard which were originally wall jump heavy, have now been stretched out with minimal wall climbing parts and way more action. Wall climbing is easier with single player and causes a lot of issues between players falling and jumping when near the bottom or top of screen.

Also, the heroes have been updated with a grab button. You can now toss zombies freely through the air as well as the addition moves that came with grabbing certain zombies like using an arm as a weapon, tearing a zombie in half over your head or mashing it's neither regions with your boots.

Full sound and proper music has also been added in game now.

Also - you'll notice in the video we've added widescreen support!

Check out the video below to see the full stage one update complete with villager mangling intro!!

Cheers and thanks for all the support!!!


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MrValtor Feb 24 2014, 7:35am says:

Do you have enough funding for a Wii U version, or why did you add it to the list of target platforms?

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damainman69 Mar 7 2014, 5:24pm replied:

We were approved by Nintendo for development on Wii U just recently! We will be releasing the game on Wii U.

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supragamer Feb 6 2014, 6:29am says:

Awesome, reminds me NES past yeasr of glory.
Ideas like surfing moutain down on monster backs is great :)

On two last pictures, the boss or background seems to have been made in photoshop, it looks no more retro pixel and the mix with character retro pixel look is now strange.

Keep up the good work.

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123Dan123 Jan 22 2014, 12:11am says:

Really starting to all come together now!

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mxtomek Dec 19 2013, 2:47am says:

Looks really nice. Reminds me little bit on GoldenAxe and GhostsAndGoblins. Voting. Good luck on steam :)

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damainman69 Dec 21 2013, 10:24am replied:

Thanks! Funny you said GnG, I've just added a nod to the puking ogre guys! My pukers are nuns in the church stage though and they can puke towards you, not just down! Thanks for the kind comments!

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rodmanix Dec 18 2013, 8:47pm says:

The game is looking great so far. I'll back you on Kickstarter. Good luck!

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damainman69 Dec 18 2013, 9:35pm replied:

@rodmanix Thank you kindly for the support!! We're working hard to make it an awesome retro experience!!

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AngryGam3rLead Dec 18 2013, 6:50pm says:

For some reason it reminds me a lot of Legendary Axe from the PC Engine TurboGrafx 16. Nice work guys real nice pro feel to the design.

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damainman69 Dec 18 2013, 8:15pm replied:

Thanks! When I was a kid I always thought Legendary Axe was too much like an Nintendo game (aside of bigger graphics). But it's one my favorite TG16 games now! Thank you for the kind words!!

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