Hack 'N' Slash now available on Steam Early Access

The puzzle-adventure game Hack 'N' Slash is now available on Steam as an Early Access game for $19.99.


Double Fine's puzzle-adventure Hack 'N' Slash has now hit Steam Early Access as promised. You can now purchase it for $19.99, or buy it with the soundtrack for $24.99.

Hack 'N' Slash follows an elf girl named Alice out to save a princess. But her sword doesn't just cut through enemies like butter, it also hacks into the underlying "code" of the world to alter variables as you see fit. The puzzles extend from the concept of messing with the world, and Double Fine seems to be making it pretty flexible. You can check out a video that shows off the concept below.

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    May 7, 2014 9:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Hack 'N' Slash now available on Steam Early Access.

    The puzzle-adventure game Hack 'N' Slash is now available on Steam as an Early Access game for $19.99.

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      May 7, 2014 10:31 AM


      I wish they had a better title. It makes it sound like a tongue-in-cheek hack n slash game when that's not it at all.

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      May 7, 2014 10:32 AM

      I was super excited for this until I realized there wasn't really any sort of programming or anything. It's just a puzzle game. =(

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      May 7, 2014 10:37 AM


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      May 7, 2014 11:20 AM

      I really would like to love this concept, but being able to modify such fundamental properties completely destroys any suspense.

      It's like the complete opposite of an appealingly hard game like Dark Souls, or most rogue-likes. That is, ... not appealing.

      Great art style and animation though. Maybe they found a way of overcoming the boredom of ultimate power.

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        May 7, 2014 1:08 PM

        Well yes, as it's a puzzle game and not some sort of zelda-like where the object is to whack things with a sword until it gets dead which is why having ultimate power isn't a deterrent to fun in this case.

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          May 7, 2014 10:08 PM

          I was thinking this after I posted.

          That is that maybe I was looking at the direction and intent of the game wrong. I guess Halo makes a crappy racing game, even though it has vehicles.

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        May 8, 2014 7:23 AM

        The Amnesia Fortnight prototype was fun, I'm definitely interested in the full game. It's more of a puzzle game than a rogue like or Zelda game, it just looks like those games.

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