"Kendo Duel" is a 2D platform multiplayer game designed and developed for web. It's a martial art duel where two players, connected via web or sharing the same PC keyboard, fight each other using the modern Japanese Art of sword fighting called Kendo
. The game environment is located inside a dojo
(Japanese gym) where the two players move back and forward applying sword strikes on each other. In the middle, watching, there's a shimpan
(NPC judge) who follows the players signalizing who struck first and won a point by raising the left or the right hand flag. The strikes are called Ippons
and their scored numbers are shown on the placard above each player's side of the screen. Different strikes can be applied pushing a different number of buttons in different speeds and ranges. Every time an Ippon
happens, the match resets and the players return to their initial position. The game persists in this loop until a player leaves or gives up. Below, the art, design, animation and development process in the engine software is shown.