The developer collective known as Cosmic Adventure Squad created Deepest Sword for Mac in forty-eight hours at the Ludum Dare 48 game jam. Like RUN1, Deepest Sword is a low-res, side-scrolling platformer with emphasis placed on running problem-solving.
Ironically, every time you die, you become more capable of killing the dragon, but your sword becomes more of a burden. To progress, you’ll have to learn how to use it to your advantage. Deepest Sword is free to download, but you have the choice of donating a small amount (or a larger one if you wish) to support the developer’s ongoing work on this game and others. If you have any technical issues or questions about how to play the game, join the Cosmic Adventure Squad community through Twitter or Discord.
Is Deepest Sword easy to play?
The concept sounds simple: rush through the dungeon’s creepy corridors with your trusty sword and thrust it deep into the dragon’s heart. However, there’s more to it than just that. It will take you multiple fatal attempts, and each time you’re respawned, your sword gets bigger. That makes it more likely to reach the dragon’s heart to deliver the lethal strike but the size of the sword makes it even harder to reach your goal destination.
How do you play Deepest Sword on Mac?
The keyboard and mouse controls are simple. Use the ‘A’ and ‘D’ keys to move left and right, and use the left and right mouse buttons to wield your sword in the respective directions.
What if Deepest Sword doesn’t load?
It’s easy to connect with Cosmic Adventure Squad and the Deepest Sword community via Twitter and Discord. If something goes wrong, or if you have any suggestions for improving the game, Discord is the better channel for discussing the game and getting help.
How do I remove Deepest Sword from my Mac?
You can remove it from your Mac in the same way as you do any other app. Go to the apps list, right-click on Deepest Sword, and left-click on ‘Move to bin.’ To remove it permanently, empty the bin.
The challenging game mechanics of Deepest Sword belie its rapid creation, so there are clearly some good minds in the Cosmic Adventure Squad.
The graphics harken back to the simpler days of 16-bit game consoles, and the controls are easy for anyone to learn. We particularly like the fact that although you’re given the means to slay the dragon, those resources also make the game more challenging.
It’s a short-yet-challenging game that’s more than simply a timewaster. If this kind of development goes into the other games created by Cosmic Adventure Squad, they’ll also be worth checking out.