Hellish Quart Gameplay Preview – Latest Update

Developer Kubold is listening to fans as they update their realistic weapons based fighting game Hellish Quart. The game is available now as an early access title via Steam. This latest update adds new character animations, a new stage set in an open field and some tweaks to the AI. In a previous update they included an additional practice mode with wooden weapons.

Hellish Quart is a fighting game about sword duelling, in which the blades really clash using physics, and the characters use motion captured fencing techniques. Play as one of many 17th century warriors and use sabers, rapiers, broadswords and many other blades in quick fights, survival mode or LOCAL multiplayer with friends (you can play online too with Steam Remote Play Together). You can also casually spar with wooden weapons now!

This is an Early Access game – it is in active development. Single Player Story Mode is being created. This game has only local multiplayer.

physical Sword Fighting using Active Ragdolls
super realistic, motion captured fencing animations
beautiful 3d scanned graphics

Hellish Quart uses active ragdolls and all damage your blade can do is calculated with realtime physics. Four gamepad buttons represent 4 attack angles. Different button combinations give special attacks and combos. If you are not attacking, your character will automatically try to hold guard against your opponent’s attacks. The blades really block each other and that’s what’s keeping you alive. To win, you must use proper timing, measure, technique, speed and wits – just like when fencing in the real world.

Hellish Quart has a historical setting. The game takes place in 17th century Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The character models are made using 3D scanned clothes, based on fashion from the period, and the single player campaign (when done!) will be firmly rooted in realities of life in the region. You will duel Zaporozhian Cossacks, Polish Hussars, Tatars, Turkish Janissaries, Swedish Reiters, French Musketeers and more.

Written by: Robert Cram

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