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Path of the Ninja

by TajamSoft - Jam Entry

--Path Of The Ninja--

NOTE: Screenshots look a bit blurry

A constantly changing ninja is on his way to become the very best. Fight to get the highscore!

Please read below, as there are no instructions ingame. Thank you!


- You can move around with [WASD]
- You use moves with each of the buttons in the mouse (Check characters below for more info)
- You can exit the game with [Escape]


- You start with this character
- Weak but fast
- Moves:
- Left:
Throws a knife moving towards the mouse
- Right:
Powers up the next knife launch (damage is multiplied by 3)
- Middle:
Increases shooting speed to ~2 knives a second for a moment

- It's almost in the same level than the ninja
- Very slow but huge damage
- Moves:
- Left:
Throws a fireball
- Right:
Increases speed for a moment, useful to evade an attack
- Middle:
Throws 3/4 fireballs in random directions. Use when a lot of enemies are around you

- It's a powerful class, but must be used wisely
- Medium speed, medium/big damage
- Moves:
- Left:
Short range meele attack with decent damage.
- Right:
Medium range meele attack with fairly good damage. Kills projectiles
- Middle:
Places a turret. It will shoot at enemies constantly, deals low damage per hit,
but will keep shooting for a long time


In the game, instead of simply leveling up or switching characters, you become whoever you kill (If he is a bigger level than you). If you get killed though, two things may happen:
- You become the enemy who killed you if he is underlevel
- You die if the enemy is overlevel or the same level

Known Issues:

- The game is overall, poorly balanced
- Sometimes enemies may stop spawning (Rare, may not even happen anymore)
- The engineer AI is useless in 1v1 combat

Note about files:

The game is hosted in both Gamejolt and, used whatever you like the most :)

Source is only available at

Linux and Mac builds should work on both x86 and x86-64 machines. Tell me if there is any problem! (Cannot test)

Windows should work everywhere with windows.

-- Thank you for playing! --

Downloads and Links




varuns says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:48am

Your game was actually fun! The 1v1 ninja combat was VERY enjoyable! I'm saving this game forever.

Will you please, please, please share the source? :D

lalu_c says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:00pm

I've passed a really good moment in this game !

TajamSoft says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:32pm

Will upload the source :)

(Any idea how can i add another link? I could delete the direct downloads if there is no way)

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:18am

In this game you can play for a long time. Very nice!

goodbadokay says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:25pm

Reminds me one of OUYA games
Still a good entry!

Lullaby says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:37pm

The arena type was really cool! I enjoyed the ninja the most. A little sound feedback when my attacks are ready would have been a good support, though!

Well played, anyway, that's a pretty cool entry :)

Osaft says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:53pm

Well... This was fun :) Thank you

KappaIX says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:56pm

Interesting to see a different take on the theme!

Well done!

Wefiends says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:00pm

Had trouble getting past the mage. He does a ton of damage. Well done, it was definitely fun.

Hendri says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:14pm

The game is amazing. I hope you continue developing this game.

Yumeito says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:12pm

Awesome game:)

seitnerk says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 2:57pm

Great Game! Nice Graphics and cool Audio. Had fun with it! :)

Roland M says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 12:57am

Really fun game man, well done!! =]

drazil100 says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 2:30am

fun game reminded me of the old karate game

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