Hellish Quart

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  • Hellish Quart

A fighting game about sword dueling, in which the blades really clash using physics, and the characters use motion captured fencing techniques. Play as one of many 17th century warriors and use sabers, rapiers, broadswords and many other blades in quick fights, survival mode or LOCAL multiplayer with friends (you can play online too with Steam Remote Play Together).

This is an Early Access game - it is in active development. Single Player Story Mode is being created. This game has only local multiplayer.

  • physical Sword Fighting using Active Ragdolls
  • super realistic, motion captured fencing animations
  • beautiful 3d scanned graphics

Hellish Quart uses active ragdolls and all damage your blade can do is calculated with realtime physics. Four gamepad buttons represent 4 attack angles. Different button combinations give special attacks and combos. If you are not attacking, your character will automatically try to hold guard against your opponent's attacks. The blades really block each other and that's what's keeping you alive. To win, you must use proper timing, measure, technique, speed and wits - just like when fencing in the real world.

Hellish Quart has a historical setting. The game takes place in 17th century Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The character models are made using 3D scanned clothes, based on fashion from the period, and the single player campaign (when done!) will be firmly rooted in realities of life in the region. You will duel Zaporozhian Cossacks, Polish Hussars, Tatars, Turkish Janissaries, Swedish Reiters, French Musketeers and more.

NEW: - Vsync options (changing Vsync requires restarting the game!) ---------- Tip for anyone who has a "monster" monitor (for example 4K, 360Hz), but medium grade graphics card (for example GF 2060): Set the Graphics options like this:


Hellish Quart pre-alpha v. 2022.09.23.0 FIX: - a few small fixes for the Right of Way mechanics - fixed bug where dropped objects (heads, swords...) would slide on the ground - Fixed Father Zera playing regular death animations in ROW mode instead of ROW win / lose animations


In this update new win / lose animations for the Right of Way mode are added. Check out the video! ----------- Hellish Quart pre-alpha v. 2022.09.21.0 NEW: - Right Of Way mode now has special Defeat animations that can blend from Lose to Win state, depending on the Right of Way Double Kill result. - Marta: Tired and Limping movement animations TWEAK: - Father Zera: Walk Backward animation is a bit faster


Hellish Quart pre-alpha v.2022.09.17.0 FIX: - Fixed resetting the training mode score if Rematch is pressed TWEAK: - The fight break after scoring a hit in training mode is reduced to 2.4s NEW: - Added a manual Set Target FPS override in Graphics Options, that will override the auto detection settings. This is for supporting cases where the player has multiple monitors with different refresh rates each, and the game detects just the primary monitor's refresh rate, while you want to actually play...


Hellish Quart pre-alpha v. 2022.09.16.0 FIX: - In training mode (aka HEMA mode) the fight now will stop 0.4 seconds after one of the fencers scores a point (0.4 seconds is the time for an afterblow, after this time it won't be scored). The fight will resume after 3.5 seconds. - Fixed regression where High and Low guard was not triggering after scoring a hit in training mode - Fixed a small bug in the Credits panel NEW: - School Gym Arena: added a modern fencing scoring machine which will work in...






  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i-5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 1050 (GPU) or Ryzen 4700g (APU)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: For 720p 60 fps, Low Detail settings. Minimal specs unknown yet - need more testing





  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i-5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 970 or RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: For 1080p 60 fps, High detail settings


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