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DODANE 02.02.23

Watch Wandering Sword new trailer and get ready to try out the demo on Steam.

Prepare your weapons and enter the Ancient Chinese World of Martial Arts to go on a Grand Pixel Art Adventure.

Game publisher Spiral Up Games is releasing a trailer and demo of wuxia-style RPG Wandering Sword in February’s Steam Next Fest. Transform into a young swordsman caught up in a deadly feud between rival sects in ancient China. Traverse across scenic locations, charming towns and dangerous terrains. Make friends with like minded pugilists and go on quests to help the weak while honing your martial arts to become a kung fu grandmaster.
Watch the new Wandering Sword gameplay trailer
Players can wishlist Wandering Sword on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1876890/Wandering_Sword/) to be notified of the free demo that will launch on the platform on February 6th, during the upcoming Steam Next Fest.

Developers at The Swordman Studio (previously Xiameng Studios) have been working hard for the past two years to present a grand Chinese martial arts RPG presented in beautiful 3D pixel art rendering. They are finally ready to unveil its first demo.

As a young pugilist, gamers traverse across ancient China to escape enemies. They will meet new acquaintances and forge new friendships. They will go on quests to help the weak and resolve misunderstandings, while strengthening their skills as a martial artist to eventually leave their mark on China's Wuxia history.

CEO of Spiral Up Games - Aldric Chang - says, “Wandering Sword is a shining example of the kind of high quality indie games Spiral Up wants to represent and put on the world stage as a game publisher. It showcases ancient locations, rich history, acts of heroism and cool martial arts. We love it and we are sure that fans of RPGs will love it too!”

Key Features

Traverse ancient China painted in beautiful pixel art - The game is developed in Unreal Engine and uses beautiful pixel art to showcase an open world with bustling ancient Chinese towns, scenic mountains, picturesque rivers, dangerous lairs, treacherous terrains and more.

A vast library of martial arts moves and weapons - As you explore the lands, you will discover hundreds of martial arts forms and weapons to master and wield. You will learn how to cultivate your energy through meridian points and become an expert of both the external and internal forms to gain true mastery of martial prowess.

Innovative combat system - Combat is conducted on a tiled board and a unique point is that it allows gamers to switch between turn-based mode or real-time mode during combat. The turn-based mode will suit gamers who prefer the traditional way of playing slower paced RPGs while the real-time mode will appeal to players who like to think on their feet and dish out attacks as quickly as their fingers can move.

Realistic NPCs - The NPCs in Wandering Sword are programmed to simulate how actual people would behave in real life. As you traverse the pugilistic world and revisit friends and acquaintances, you will notice that they have been keeping themselves busy too with their own adventures and martial arts practice instead of idling around!

Multiple endings and plenty of quests - Wandering Sword offers great replayability. Different choices you make will lead to different endings for the game. There are also a great number of side quests you can opt to take on besides the main quest, which will provide many hours of adventure time.

For the first time, Wandering Sword’s game demo will be available to playtest on Steam for a limited time only, starting from the 6th of February to the 28th of February.

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About Spiral Up Games

Spiral Up Games is an international game publisher for high quality PC indie games, headquartered in Singapore. Its team members comprise experienced game veterans with decades of combined experience in indie game development and marketing. Their mission is to find the hidden gems of the indie market and polish them into shining diamonds so that they can be enjoyed and celebrated by gamers worldwide.
About Swordman Studio

An indie game studio from Shanghai, with team members brought together by their love and passion for classic RPGs and martial arts novels. Wandering Sword is the first of their many titles to come.
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Release date

September 15th 2023
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Game summary

Wandering Sword is a Wuxia-style pixel RPG. Play as a young man from Liao City in the Outer Lands who is accidentally drawn into a feud between two rival sects. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time results in getting poisoned with the lethal Frozen Toad. However, you are fortunate enough to have Qingxu, Sect Leader of Wudang, come to your aid and save your life. This is your turning point: the moment you decide to become a great warrior and enter the land of the Central Plains.

Key features
  • A unique pixel-style graphics rendered in Unreal Engine - with Unreal Engine 4, a new pixel-style art is created in the game: it switches PixelArt games to a 3D environment, giving a new blend of retro pixels and 3D reality. The game not only harks back to the pixelated Wuxia games of the MS-DOS era but also brings us modernized visual effects and a better game experience.
  • Enjoy an open world with a lively map – explore a huge universe including areas like the Central Plains, Jiangnan, the Western Regions, Nanjiang, Tianshan Mountain, and more. Explore prosperous towns, secret caves, forts, strongholds, and other unique scenic places.
  • Choose your preferred combat mode – if you are a fan of strategy games, choose a traditional turn-based combat mode and outmaneuver your enemies. But if you’d rather take things into your own hands, choose real-time combat mode to take part in exciting battles and defeat enemies through precise action inputs.
  • Hundreds of martial arts moves and supporting Meridians – a vast range of powerful abilities and moves are at your disposal. You can equip different types of weapons and join various sects. Learning cultivation methods can earn you Meridian Points, and practicing both internally and externally will make you a true martial arts master.
  • Travel the world and make friends – most NPCs in the game have a friendship system. You can increase an NPC’s affinity towards you by interacting with them via gift-giving, sparring, talking, etc. You can also recruit them to your party and travel the world together. NPCs of different sects have different Jianghu abilities. If you develop a good relationship with them, they will even give you their weapons and secret manuals to help you dominate the martial arts world.
  • Multiple endings and the freedom of side quests – different choices you’ll make throughout the game will lead to different endings. And on top of the main story, there are numerous side quests for you to explore, offering hidden, unexpected adventures.
  • Living and breathing NPCs – most NPCs in the game are much more than just assistants to your adventure. They have their own behavioral AI, meaning they will get themselves martial arts manuals and grow their own power, weaving their own unique stories.
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