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"Best student game" winner - Ping Awards 2018

"Best student game" finalist - Independent Games Festival 2019

A swashbuckling adventure!

En Garde! is a swashbuckling action-adventure game set in 17th century's Spain. Play as Adalia de Volador, a noble & impetuous swordswoman! Your palace has been seized by a mysterious mastermind and his hoard of guards - you will have to defend your family's honor

Fight with your rapier and acrobatic moves against numerous opponents, and use the environment to your advantage in an intuitive way (every object is interactive, from tables to chandeliers!). You can even use your sense of repartee to taunt your opponents. Combat is a spectacle and should be done with panache!

This En Garde! prototype features story-driven action in an open level (the Volador's Palace) for a total play time of about 30 minutes.

Credits

En Garde! was made as a student graduation project by a team of 8 students from Supinfogame Rubika (France). The game is powered by Unreal Engine 4.

For additional art and writing, special thanks to Ilse Zamarripa, Jordan Jaminet, Valentin Picard, Maxime Conquy, Thibaut Moitel, Loup Druet, Guillaume FaguetThanks to everyone who helped us with the game!

Useful information

/!\ Please note that you need a good PC to run En Garde!. The current version might be poorly optimized for your PC, or there might be some bugs. We are sorry for any inconvenience you may encounter.  /!\ 

The game plays better with a Xbox gamepad. Gamepad Controls are explained and displayed in-game.  However, if you don't own a gamepad and would like to play with your mouse and keyboard, here are the controls you need to know:

  • WASD/ZQSD - Move  
  • Left mouse button - Attack 
  • Right mouse button - Parry 
  • Space - Dodge 
  • F - Kick 
  • R - Repartee 
  • Hold Shift - Sprint/Freerun 
  • E - En garde (manual lock) 
  • Esc - Pause game 

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En Garde! V1.2.zip 1 GB

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Wow, very impressive.  

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I love this game, it brings me back in time, I feel again the spirit of my old wooden sword with which I once fought against dark knights, bandits and dragons.

How does parrying work correctly? I can't seem to use it that good.

yeah it's a bit hard to use. You just need to press the button once when you see an enemy preparing an attack, but you need to wait until the very last moment before being hit if you want to do a perfect parry.

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Yeah, i understand it now. But the weird/glitchy animation really just sucks. If the animation would be better i'd probably have understood parrying from the beginning. Anyways, great game.

Please mac a version for mac. i play on a macbook pro and would enjoy it.

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This is a really fun game but it makes me feel like im in a theatre production with the quirky jokes. The one thing that was a problem was with the tutorial. I made a video on it and would love to hear what you thought about it. 

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Decided to do a video about this beautiful game and I had a lot of fun. Enjoy :D


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I just found this game and must say, I absolutely loved it!

Really wonderful graphics, runs real smooth, and love the ragdolls.

The only two things I felt a bit off, was the combat got a bit repetitive after a bit. Would be nice to see some different moves, but for a small game like this I can understand.
The second thing, which was a bit annoying, was that the game could use a keyboard tutorial instead of controller.

Anyway, really a wonderful game. Would love to see more!

As others, I too made a video on the game, feel free to have a look!

Hi,

For wich platform is the game?  

Not specified : Platforms Windows

WINDOWS 32bit ??????????????????

Hi, it should be windows 64 bits. Did you have any trouble launching it?

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Great work guys. Hope you keep in touch after graduation and maybe make full game one day. Would definitely want to see it.

Here is me trying to kick flower pots and turkeys at the heads of actors pretending to be guards:

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Wow! I just found this game. Really great for final project by students! For Malaysian people, you can watch I played this game in YouTube, recommended to play.  

Better that Assassin's Creed only loses to history until because the game has 1 g

xD

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Hi there! Great project, are there any plans to continue this? I work for a game publisher and we'd be happy to work with you in helping you publish to steam. If you're interested feel free to send me an email at deana@sedoc.net 

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I really enjoyed playing En Garde! Its a very cool third person slash em up! I made a video to share with the world of youtube. I hope you will enjoy it. Thanks for creating a really awesome game!

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This was really good. The use of the kick as a contextual environmental tomfoolery button, as well as the dash as being surprisingly versatile based on the environment, was an excellent change - felt like a more hilarious assassin's creed 2 or something. Though I did feel like with the freerunning I wanted some kind of divetackle button, especially with all the captains I was chasing.

Parry probably needs a more explicit visual marker or animation even when (or especially when) you do it with no incoming attack, so you can be better sure of the timing. It also seemed very easy to catch enemies into a kind of wake-up stunlock and deal massive damage when they were standing up.

Finally, enemy impacts didn't really feel like there was much oomph to them - the feeling when you did land a hit, or were hit, felt somewhat insubstantial.

I really enjoyed this little taster. Very Princess Bride/Errol Flynn.

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BEST GAME I EVER PLAYED ITCHIO! 

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That was a blast! I've always wanted a 17th century swasbuckler game, whether it's more gritty realistic or more tongue-in-cheek classic adventure flick, and this really scratchs that itch, if not for long. I'd love to see this or something like this becoming a full-length title someday, maybe with a more complex fencing system and expanded mechanics so it doesn't become repetitive (which is not a problem with the current short duration).


Cheers from a Spanish rapier fencer!

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This game is so hilarious! Love its physics and the side comments from the guards! I also enjoy the fact that though it's the same story all throughout, En Garde gives different "experiences" to different players depending on their own game style ( I did not expect that chicken omgggg!)XD Wanted to play this on my laptop soooo bad, hence I did but only on the lowest settings here lol. I did try a custom medium-high settings afterwards, but experienced really noticeable FPS drops then, so only low settings for me (for now):( Looking forward to its optimization and full release ^_^ For anyone interested esp on what it looks like at the lowest settings and some funny moments, here goes:

 

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I hope someone brings this to life into a full release. Everything I ever wanted in a game! I'd easily give $150 for a kickstarter.

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every time i click install is will start for 2 or so seconds then just stop. every other game will download but this. it looks like a great game but i cant play it. im on windows.if you know a way to help me that would be great.

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I really like this game. The kicking mechanic is so awesome and innovative! If only the enemy was a bit harder and the optimization was better, this would be even better. Cause' right now, all I have to do is stab the enemies until they fall, nothing's really forcing me to use all of my moves, and the game lags  near the end.

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Very cool prototype. I had so much fun trying it out :)
Kicking random objects in to enemys is really cool mechanic. 

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En Garde! is currently in BETA and very promising! I can tell lots of love was put into this project by the environments and the interesting mechanics. The controls give the feeling of really being in a duel and require the player to get acquainted with the ins and outs. because to effectively hack and slash your way through your enemies, you must know how to wield a rapier and effectively throw insults.

The game is about 30 minutes long, has a visually pleasing environment and classical fiery guitars to accompany you.

One point of improvement could be that the game should allow for more use of the freerun function. There are a few other things that can be improved for a smoother experience but all in all the game feels complete and fully functional.

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I love This Game

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I can not wait till this game releases. The only thing I wish it had was that assassin creed vibe of free run. Other than that it's a fantastic game! 

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Game running in Wine + dxvk on Linux (see stats in the HUD).


~30 fps in open areas, and 50-60+ in more closed quarters.
Sapphire Pulse AMD Vega 56, 1920x1200.

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This is so hilarious!

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I have Windows 10 but the game is not installing.

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I have windows 10 but this game does not need to be installed?

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How do you perform jumps using a keyboard? I think I figured, it's forward + space, though it's weird since space also works as dodge, so it's very erratic and half of the time doesn't work. I can't get on the ledge because of it to get into he palace.

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Actually you need to use free-running mode (by holding shift), it will make every jumps and ledge vaults automatically :) 
Dodging to jump doesn't work perfectly and is only here to be used punctually in combat.

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I checked, it's using Unreal Engine 4. It also works though with some glitches in Wine + dxvk on Linux. Would it be hard for you to make a proper Linux build? If you mostly used stock Unreal engine, it should be doable, since the engine supports it.

You can also try making a Vulkan build for Windows (instead of DX11 one) - it would work better in Wine.

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Hi! Yes, we might try to make a Linux build at some point :) Thanks for your interest

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I CAN'T DOWNLOAD THIS GAME, WHY?! (And I have Windows 10 pc)

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WE HAVE NO IDEA WHY I'M SO SORRY WE'LL TRY TO FIND A SOLUTION WHY ARE Y'ALL WRITING IN CAPS LOCK 

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ITS NOT DOWNLOADING!

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NOT DOWNLOADING !!!

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not downloading 

will this be available for mac at any point?

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Gave it a go...

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Very impressive! What engine do you use, and do you plan to make a Linux version? I'd gladly buy it.

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its not downloading for me 

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Hi! Sorry, I have no idea why it doesn't work for you, I can't do much to help :( 

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Very hard to launch. It downloaded just fine, but I guess I'm doing it wrong...

Hi, once downloaded you just need to unzip the .zip file and then launch the EnGarde.exe file. What is not working?

Thats what ive done as well, ive downloaded it and unzipped it but when it gets to the end of unzipping it and  it cant be completed for some reason ill share a screenshot for you. I gotta try to download it again tho.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rW2cfBXOWc0n53VylpbpHQ5iy0ijnxL6D3avalISP1Q/... SCREENSHOT OF FAIL UNZIP . (I hope it helps) Maybe its something on my end ? 

Hi! Maybe try to unzip it with another software ? Winrar for example. I'm sorry I have no idea why it's not working

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