Swift Swurd

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Swift Swurd
Developer Neil Thapen
Theme Historical
Influences Dark Souls, Prince of Persia, The Three Musketeers
Released 2013
Updated 2013
Licensing Freeware
P. Language Python
Platforms Windows, Linux
Interface ASCII, Keyboard
Game Length Less than an hour
[venuspatrol.nfshost.com/#swift_swurd Official site of Swift Swurd]

Swift Swurd is a coffeebreak roguelike


Unco lichts aboot the auld castle.

Stories in toun of reivers and treisur.

Wi yer swurd and pistols, ye gang tae hae a leuk.

Swift Swurd is a short game about swashbuckling through a castle in early modern Scotland. It was made for the 2014 Seven Day Roguelike Challenge.

Unique/rare features

  • Simple stamina-based fencing system
  • All text in the game is in Scots (English-speakers should be able to figure it out)

Versions and platforms

Swift Swurd is written in Python using the libtcod library. It is available as a Windows exe and as Python source code.

Game related links

  • [venuspatrol.nfshost.com/#swift_swurd Homepage]
  • [7drl.org/2013/04/10/swift-swurd-post-mortem/ Post-mortem writeup]
  • [www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLeKyVcXXtU Video playthrough by Gamehunter]