PRESSKIT "Blacken Slash"


After creating "one of the best tower defense games" (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) with Core Defense, solo indie developer Mario "ehmprah" Kaiser is setting out to create yet another minimalist, unexpected fusion of game genres with Blacken Slash.


Blacken Slash fuses tactical turn-based combat and fast-paced hack, slash and loot gameplay – and takes only the best out of both genres to create a simple, but endlessly rewarding gameplay experience where you fight, loot and repeat until you die. Play on your own and perfect your gear across dozens of runs and see which difficulty you can master – or compete with other players in an online leaderboard where you start from scratch each week.
  • Minimalist – easy to learn
  • Difficult – hard to master
  • Short levels – short play sessions
  • An abundance of items
  • Various playstyles and builds
  • Challenging achievements
  • Weekly online leaderboard


Download as .zip

Quick Facts

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS
  • Release on (Early Access): Q1/2022
  • Release on Steam, App Store, Play Store: Q3/2022
  • Developed by Berlin-based solo indie dev ehmprah


"I really liked what ehmprah did with Core Defense, and I am a fan of distilling design down to its core and this looks really tight."
The Strategy Informer


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