Post feature Report RSS Bushido - Frequently Asked Questions

As the Bushido community continues to grows, we've noticed that many people are asking similar questions about the project...

Posted by on


That's why we've decided to create a FAQ, which should help answer most of these questions and give people a better idea of what Bushido is all about.

[note: the answers below relate to the Alpha build of Bushido and may be subject to change as the project develops]

If you've got a question- why not leave a comment? If we think its something we’ve omitted, then we’ll add it to the list!

  1. What is Bushido?
    Bushido is a ‘First-Person-Slasher’ set in the feudal period of medieval Japan and features the iconic Samurai.
  2. What makes it unique?
    Bushido is currently the ONLY game within the growing genre of First Person Slashers (Mount & Blade, War of the Roses, Chivalry) that's set in medieval Japan. As well as featuring a host of unique environments, weapons and armours, the combat mechanic from Bushido is also based on the real martial art of Kenjutsu (Japanese Swordsmanship) injecting a level of realism into the game.
  3. How does the ‘Honour Mechanic’ work?
    Progression in Bushido is based on two elements, gaining honour and gold. Gold is gained by getting kills or completing objectives. Honour is based on your conduct throughout matches. Depending on whether you act honourably or dishonourably, the weapons or armour available to you will change based on your ‘honour level’. The levels range from -10 to +10, with -10 being the most dishonourable and +10 being the most honourable.
  4. Is Bushido going to be historically accurate?
    Bushido is not based on any specific period of Japanese history, which allows us to have greater flexibility in terms of including different weapons or armours. However, weapons and armours and environments are all historically accurate, many of which have been based on real locations in Japan.
  5. Will combat be realistic?
    Our combat mechanic is based on a real martial art called Kenjutsu. Its lighting fast, tactical and has been developed with hardcore gamers in mind. It also features a complex combo system that allows you to chain different attacks together for a flurry of attacks- leading to a more realistic and somewhat cinematic experience.
  6. What weapons will you be able to use?
    The weapons in Bushido are all historically accurate and have been taken from the full range of Samurai history. This includes the iconic Katana, Yumi, Yuri, Tamegeshima, farming weapons such as the Kama, Flail, or Sasumata, as well as weapons that ninja from this period would have used (e.g. Ninjato and Kunai).
  7. What classes will there be?
    Bushido does not have classes per-se, instead the player will select what type of armour and weapons they wish to use and create their own class based on their preferences. You may want to wear heavy armour and use a short/fast weapon such as the Wakazashi. Perhaps you don’t want to wear any armour (retaining your speed but vulnerable to damage) and wield a huge No-Datchi.
  8. Is it just first-person?
    Bushido is being developed as a first-person game, but we will be including a third-person view.
  9. Is it like Bushido Blade?
    No- its a completely different genre although it is set in feudal Japan.
  10. Will there be female characters?
    Female Samurai, called Onna-bugeisha, were a real part of Feudal Japan. We would love to include them but have marked them as ‘future development’ or possible stretch goal for our Kickstarter.
  11. Will it run on my PC?
    At the moment, no technical specifications can be confirmed as we’re still at a very early stage of development.
  12. What platforms will it be released on?
    Our currently aim is to release on PC and Linux, however as we are using Unity we have the scope to develop to other platforms.
  13. Will you distribute the game on Steam?
    We would love to distribute on Steam, and are planning to launch a Greenlight campaign once the game has been successfully Kickstarted.
  14. How much will it cost?
    No more than any other game in the genre (between £15-£20).
  15. When will it be released?
    We’re aiming to release Bushido in Q4 2014. However, as we’re still at quite an early stage of development this might change.
  16. When will you be launching the Kickstarter campaign?
    We’re hoping to launch or KS campaign in March/April 2014, but again this date might shift as we get closer to completing our prototype.
  17. Can I be a alpha/beta tester?
    We would love to say yes to everyone, but will likely invite some of the more active users from our community first. The best way to ensure that you get a spot on our beta-trials will be to help us promote the game and engage with the rest of the community.
  18. Can I help with [X] on the project?
    We get quite a few requests to help out with modelling, audio work, etc… on the game. At the moment, we are not looking to expand the team but if any spots do open up then we’ll be sure to put a communication out on IndieDB and our other community hubs (Steam, Facebook, etc…).

Comments
ahmedmed
ahmedmed

i just saw alpha and beta then my brother woke up for some reason

not me...i swear ;)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
[Tox(sic)]
[Tox(sic)]

Just a question, why is the option to be a Onna-bugeisha marked as future development? Would the modeling and animation rigging be that much extra work?
Either way, I'm excited!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
sam.ibbitson Author
sam.ibbitson

Hi [Tox(sic)]!

Although we could re-use the same animations etc... we would need a whole new base player model and rig to match the female anatomy. In effect, it would be doubling the work for each armour set :) !

That said, its definitely on the agenda to look at.

Reply Good karma+3 votes
diablofn
diablofn

gender equality in games! the less of a testosterone party a game is, the happier i am.

Reply Good karma Bad karma-2 votes
The_Black95
The_Black95

i'm expecting this to be one of the best Indie Games of 2014

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
sam.ibbitson Author
sam.ibbitson

Thanks for the vote of confidence :) !!

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Kill3rCat
Kill3rCat

Beyond all doubt, my friend. Bushido is almost certainly going to get my vote.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Juffe
Juffe

Definitely going to buy this when it comes out.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
SteveXGamer
SteveXGamer

Support until the game release :)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
TherealStalin
TherealStalin

I will be definitely be donating to the kick starter.
Also this might sound stupid but could the female characters be able to wear the male armours and the men wear the women's?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
sam.ibbitson Author
sam.ibbitson

Not a stupid question at all! Although some Onna-bugeisha did have their own custom armour, we're planning to make them non-gender specific!

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Alberto309
Alberto309

Lovely.

Just lovely.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Ultimarevan
Ultimarevan

I love your communication with the community! I can't wait to play this game, beta, alpha or final release. How easy is it going to be to gain/loose honor? I thought there would be a no-cap, high number system (eg. neutral = -20 to +20, dishonorable = -21 to -60, honorable = 21 to 60).

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
sam.ibbitson Author
sam.ibbitson

Hi Ultimarevan, the exact mechanics aren't ironed out yet but we may well increase the honour rating so + or - 100 or more! Unfortunately the only way we'll really be able to benchmark it is to get players to test :) !

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Alberto309
Alberto309

Hi Sam.

Have you ever considered to add the classic RPG-Like Levels System? It could be really cool imho. Without removing the current Honour Mechanic, of course.

Anyway, this FAQ was really, really interesting to read. I'm very excited for the game, and I really wish you the best of luck in the development and even after the release.

Thank you for your hard work, Meteorpixel Team. ;)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
MGreg
MGreg

This Q&A was really enlighting nice job!
I already was too much exited for this game and now that i learned that the combat will be based on Kenjutsu
wow just wow!
Anyway nice job guys,wish you luck!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
tlewis
tlewis

Thanks for the frequent updates. I'm looking forward to your kickstarter later this year!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Mockingbirch
Mockingbirch

Just have to ask, is this still going forward? It seems like word from the studio's gone dark.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
sam.ibbitson Author
sam.ibbitson

Absolutely! We're just working really hard to get the next lot of content ready to show off. Stay tuned for news :) !

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Feature
Tags
Feature
Browse
Features
Report
Report
Share
Related Games
Bushido: Legend of the Samurai
Bushido: Legend of the Samurai First Person Shooter
Related Engines
Unity
Unity Commercial
Related Groups
Meteor Pixel
Meteor Pixel Developer