Dad by the Sword dev RocketCat Games to demo hack-and-slash swordplay at PAX East

Hide your dads, 'cause they're slashing everybody out here.


Dad by the Sword is not your father's hack-and-slash game. Actually, it might be.

Developed by Mage Gauntlet developer RocketCat Games, Dad by the Sword is a first-person "sword combat" game where your dad dons a pair of jorts and bludgeons anti-dads with a claymore. Along the way, you (or your dad) defeat those devilish anti-dads by chopping them into bits and avoiding hot dogs.

Let's hear it for video games!

In all seriousness, Dad by the Sword sports some impressive tech. The devs at RocketCat will appear at PAX East's Indie Mega Booth to demonstrate the game's swordplay simulation, which lets you divest anti-dads of their armor and subsequently chop off limbs and sever torsos, then give detached body parts a kick for good measure. Dungeons will be randomly generated each go-round, and the visual style hits a unique middle ground between PlayStation 1 and 2.

First announced in early 2015, Dad by the Sword will hit PC "and more" in early 2016.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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