Tenjutsu is a fun little pixel art beat ‘em up where you kill your enemies by marking them for death and awaiting their death within ten second cycles.
Created for Ludum Dare 52, in Tenjutsu you are a badass little martial artist who attempts to beat up the mysterious armed men who have invaded his dojo. You can attack and dodge roll, but to kill your enemies you’ll need to mark them for death.
When you knock over an enemy or smash an environmental object they drop death marks which you can use to mark enemies with. There is a ten second death cycle that happens continually throughout the game and any enemies who are marked for death at the end of each cycle will die. Things start off fairly easy, but different enemies are soon introduced with more powerful weapons and higher death mark requirements.
It’s a fun little game with a nice variety of enemies, excellent pixel art animation and a clever twist on classic retro beat ‘em up gameplay. A beat ‘em up that’s hard to put down.
Controls: Keyboard or Controller
Available On: Windows & Browser