Vertical scrolling fighting game.
Kendo Freefall is a 2-D vertical scrolling fighting game. A 6-man project
worked on during freshman year of college.
The Game – Unzip and run Game.exe
(Runs on Windows). Use the arrow keys to move and z,x,c or v to attack.
It is a little known fact that spoons are evil, but it is true. Evil sorcerers in a cave invented them seven hundred kilometers underground in Hokkaido, Japan. Their intention of inventing the spoon was not to make it easier for people to eat soup, but rather to make chopsticks obsolete and allow trees to take over the world. The makers of chopsticks fully understood the evil plan and invented the art of Kendo to use against the sorcerers. Their wooden swords kept the spoon makers deep underground for many decades, unable to distribute their brilliant evil eating utensils to the outside world….
- 137 years later – Gradually, over time, the spoon making sorcerers learned from their opponents and became equally skilled at kendo. (It is still a mystery why they didn’t just make better swords out of steel, but they didn’t and it wouldn’t make any more sense than this anyway) They fought their way out of their hole and began distributing spoons at reasonable prices to the surrounding farmers, who really liked them.
Soon, spoons were so widespread that in many areas, they were the only soup eating tools used. The chopstick making kendo fighters were beginning to lose the battle, but they hadn’t given up yet.
They had discovered possibly the most skilled chopstick maker and kendo warrior in the history of the world. His name was Kenjiro Takahashi and he was widely predicted to be the one who would bring chopsticks back into power and save the world from its eventual destruction by trees. Whenever the evil sorcerers entered a new town to sell their evil wares, Takahashi (who preferred to be known by the name Ken) was there to stop them. The spoon makers didn’t like this, so they invented an evil magical trap for the hero.
One day, Ken had finished making chopsticks for the day and went outside to train in kendo by himself. While he was practicing, he saw something floating over his head. He looked closer and it appeared to be a spoon. He hated spoons so he attempted to knock it out of the sky with his sword. Unfortunately for him, it was a cursed spoon and his sword stuck to it. He tried to let go, but he couldn’t.
Before he could think about how unhappy he was that he was unable to move away, the spoon pulled him high into the air. He was so high that he couldn’t see the ground below. He could however see the spoon making kendo fighters around him. He then prepared to defend himself from both the attackers and the ground below him. He is still falling…
Design: Chandler Rowland
Artist: Amanda Kirk
Programmers: Paul Sorenson, Jon Skrzynski, Tod Gardener
Project leader/editor: Jelani John