A downloadable BBB for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

Bound By Blades is a Four Square Boss Hunting Action RPG, fight alone or group up with friends to slay the Ilcyon overrunning the lands of Ashmyr.


Features of Bound By Blades

  • Select from 3 unique characters with their own combat styles to start your journey
  • Cooperative boss hunting gameplay from the core 10 unique Ilcyon to their vicious variations that will challenge you with their new abilities
  • Join with a friend in 2 Player Co-op or play solo with their character's assistance
  • End Game Dungeon System combining FTL/Slay the Spire's map with Diablo 3 Greater Rifts progression system for large amounts of replayability
  • Craft new equipment and upgrade it to overpower your foes
  • Choose your unique runes that suit your playstyle, strengthen your offense or bolster your defenses
  • Learn the lore of the lands of Ashmyr and tips through various NPCs in town
  • Hatch and raise battle brood pets and bring them into battle to assist you
  • Harvest materials and interact with your pets in Dreamland


Inspired by the Monster Hunter series

Slay large monsters, harvest loot and craft upgrades to take on the next massive beasts. Join with friends or tackle the challenges alone. But even alone you can bring friend's characters as NPCs as well as your own battle pet to assist you for the toughest foes that lie ahead.


Intuitive Controls and Unique Combat

Controls are built to be comfortable and intuitive for all control schemes. Play with a controller, keyboard and mouse, mouse or even just a keyboard. BBB is built for players of all types and is meant to allow any adventurer to embark on this challenging journey. The combat system is vast in allowing a variety of attacks like Quick Attacks, Strong Attacks, Combos and Unique Combo Finishers. But you'll need to survive too, so you'll need to master Blocking, Dodging, Running and Healing using potions in the midst of battle. The game may look simple, but it opens itself to a wide dynamic of gameplay and challenges through the bosses' abilities and the necessity to master your own. 


Learn the Lore of the Lands of Ashmyr

In-between battles talk with the NPCs in town to gain insight on where the Ilcyon came from and the stories of each one. Gain knowledge from the village elder, Eldros as he helps give tips on tackling each battle. And learn the lore of stories told within the world from Finny, the "magical and real heroine" of Bound By Blades.


And Watch the World Grow

Bound By Blades is an indie game, and is being developed for all the players who love RPGs. The game will grow with all the feedback given, from now, to the release and hopefully through the future as well.


The Next Step For Bound By Blades

Bound By Blades is launching on Kickstarter September 25th and we'll need all of your support to help ensure the game can be developed!

Check out more on our site: https://boundbyblades.com

Join our Discord for Early Demo Sign ups: https://Discord.gg/boundbyblades

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoundByBlades

See our new art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boundbyblades/

Steam page to wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/973070/Bound_By_Blades

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I tried it on the OUYA, (Android 4.1, OpenGL ES 2.0), it starts, animations works, and also the background music is there, but can't go beyond the start-screen, controller input does not work. Also tried mouse input. Nothing.

Thanks a lot for testing it out - I replied to you in the gamejolt post.

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A rail fighter that's a bit rough around the edges, but has great potential.

For an early demo, Bound By Blades is a pretty good play. I didn't know what to expect going in. I didn't expect what was delivered. I didn't expect I'd like this game, despite its flaws.

Gameplay-wise.. I'm on the fence about it. On one hand, the "rail fighter" system does make things interesting. It does take a lot of getting used to and is not intuitive for a fantasy-style game. I'm more of a fan of freedom-of-movement, but the concept does work for this game.

Graphically, I dig the art style. While the animations aren't 100% polished, they're absolutely fine for an early demo.

The soundtrack is beautiful. I can't gush over the sound effects as much, but there's nothing offensive about them, neither.

The controller inputs are straight-forward. However, I must complain that the game switched around input notifications between the controller and the keyboard. It should be locked on one or the other, depending on if a controller is active. I've been having a ton of trouble with this on Spyro Reignited Trilogy as well, so perhaps this is more of a problem with PC games in general. Or, perhaps my rig's haunted. Who knows?

I can't comment on replayability, considering this is just a very short demo.

Overall, Bound By Blades is a little rough around the edges. However, despite its flaws, I see great potential in this game.

Thanks a lot for the video and feedback!

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The art looks really nice, good luck with your kickstarter campaign!

Thank you for the kind words and the great video!

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Some really gorgeous art. Will this be getting a Mac release (or demo)?

Thank you! Unfortunately for now we don't have Mac planned to support in case there are some issues mid development with it (Mainly looking at the Multiplayer aspect there). There is a chance if all works well, we can support it after final release, but for now we act more cautiously to ensure we can deliver on time.

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Ah okay. That's too bad but I'll keep checking up on this just in case. Thanks for the response!

Just in case you haven't checked it out, we did upload a Mac build recently since we're no longer doing Multiplayer. Try it out and let me know if any bugs come up!

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10/10 I love the Graphics and the cooperative mode c:.it's too beautifull.

Thank you so much!

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As Usual Gameplay from Z9ZGAMES Channel!!
With All Thanks to the Creator of the Game!!

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Thanks for the video!

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Good development so far I like this, took a bit of time to figure out still a few bits more, look forward to the full version.  I also recommend the indiexpo.net website for your game too there is a lot of traffic there for games like this.

YouTuber:  Fellowplayer

Hey thanks a lot! I'll check out indiexpo and post there too!

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The concept of this game looks neat and I am really looking forward to it getting released

Hey, thank you!

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Just found out about this game and I am SO Excited for it  to come to Kickstarter. The environment style and UI are very impressive.  I would love to contribute to the game myself if you need a concept artist or illustrator. My portfolio is at https://www.rubidotrinh.com/ . Good luck! :D 

Thanks so much! Your work is really impressive as well! We can discuss further in email, you can reach me at Zeth@boundbyblades.com

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how do you download it on windows 10?

It's still in development, so no downloading yet. We're heading to Kickstarter later this year with a demo though for everyone to try, so keep an eye on us to test it out!

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I've just registered to say the game looks fantastic

Hey, thanks a lot!