Harness The Power of Facial Hair in Beard Blade


If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man.
Judges 16:17

So how do I begin?

Beard Blade is the simple story of a farmer looking to reclaim some stolen goods.

From a tribe of imps.

And his beard becomes enchanted along the way.

Which results in situations like the following.

Development only recently began but already this title shows a lot of promise. The game wears its SNES/GBA inspirations on its sleeve as you can clearly see Mario’s influence in how you might stun or destroy your enemies and there’s no mistaking the cape as anything else but an homage to Super Mario World. tumblr_npuwupXg5U1tkvqmfo2_500

And of course I can only think of Zelda when I see hearts used as a life meter.

But Beard Blade I think appears to set itself apart most in its presentation. Jumping, gliding, punching or stomping on enemies; It’s not new by any stretch of the imagination.

Despite that it seems fresh because you’re doing it with your beard and it animates extremely well. Even just watching it I can sense player feedback reacting positively to seeing your character sucker punch a dude in what amounts to be a visualization of a popular Chuck Norris joke.

The two man team is hoping to have the game out before the end of 2016 so until then, put down that razor.

You can follow the team’s progress on their Tumblr or on their Twitter.

Oh and Gillete is the name of the love interest. Mark my words.

-Kevin Ryan

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