After 30 years, an old adventurer comes out of retirement to gain one last level, the arduous level 99. As the dust falls off the rusty blade thoughts of regret and awakened wonderment of what is to come begin to seep in...

An entry created in 2 1/2 weeks for AGBICjam 2017, this game is inspired by the above fictional Famicom cartridge design and tagline/concept by Chiwis.

Rusty Blade is a short and surprising adventure game about friendship and the quest for XP, that takes place inside a fictional MMORPG.


  • Navigation: Arrow keys or WASD
  • [B1] Menu: Z or period
  • [B2] Action: X or /


View the Submission Page, let me know what you think in the forums and make sure to check out some of the other great games that came out of the jam!

AGBIC 2017 Diversifiers:

  • Winnitron!
    • Only 2 buttons and 4 directions allowed for controls for compatibility
  • glitch lyfe
    • Silly, non-gamebreaking bugs were left unfixed
  • F#%k This Jam
  • Remember to FLOSS!
    • Source code is available under a free license. see DevLog 5 over on


  • Original Famicase design and game concept (tagline) (c) 2017 Daniel Ponce. Used with permission.
  • Source code & graphics assets created & developed by Ramifactor
  • Music by Scott Buckley -
  • SFX created by Ramifactor from original recordings by:
    • jorickhoofd, bajko, btherad2000, cabled_mess, ppfpower87, denao270, dobroide, Dymewiz, iujhu, j1987, jasonelrod, LiamG_SFX, lucktheone, littlerobotsoundfactory, toefur, MrAuralization, naturenutt, DamianMinnie, nickyg11p, Samulis, Omar Alvarado, swuing, pogmothoin, 7778, Yap_Audio_Production and Esper Studio
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