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Hammerfall Officially Emerges as Hammerfight

Monday, July 27th, 2009 by Matthew in News

The much-loved IGF finalist, Hammerfall, has finally officially re-emerged as Hammerfight. The name change has been hinted at through Russian magazine scans and twice-translated forum posts, but this marks the first time something from Konstantin Koshutin himself has appeared online.

The new website features new screenshots, game information, and a video trailer. No release platforms are mentioned. Hammerfight/Hammerfall is awesomecurrently #3 on the all-time charts here at Fun-Motion–and I can’t wait to see what a year of polish has done for the game!

The website speed is quite slow, so I’ve mirrored the new trailer here:

Update: A 20MB demo is available, although likely in Russian only (it looks like the English version isn’t ready yet). I’ve mirrored the demo here:

Download Hammerfight Demo (20MB)

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  1. soad667 said,

    on July 27th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Glad to see something new on the front page!

    And i have to agree that i can’t wait for Hammerfight too. Really anxious about what the one-year of polishing brought to this amazing game. Hopefully the demo (and the full game) will come out pretty soon……

  2. QcChopper said,

    on July 27th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Alright, I’ve been waiting for that game for sooooo long, I thought it was dead, great news!

  3. HyperKUltra said,

    on July 27th, 2009 at 7:04 pm


    Oh this is the best game ever, and now it turns out THAT IT ISN’T DEAD YET!!! BEST DAY EVER TOO!!!

  4. sunrid3r said,

    on July 27th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    The new demo is already up on the webpage!

    Thing is, though, it’s only in Russian.
    Also, the demo download link only functions if you’re reading the page in Russian. If you have trouble looking for it, I suggest switching to English (upper left corner) then switching back once you’ve found the link. That is, if you either understand Russian or are willing to struggle with incomprehensible text.

    It’s worth it, though – the new release looks good. Among several changes, the game seems to have a function that allows for multiple mouses (mice?) in play. I don’t know what it’s about yet but that’s got me excited.

  5. sunrid3r said,

    on July 27th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Or you could use the mirror provided on this page… haha

  6. HyperKUltra said,

    on July 28th, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Hooray, multiple meeces.

  7. hydra9 said,

    on July 28th, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Multiple meeces for four-player wagglings.

  8. red_forman said,

    on July 28th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Multiplayer? :O Awesome!

  9. Ziger said,

    on July 28th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Oh man I dreamed about this
    Cant believe THIS is the post the first post for months proving that both Fun-Motion and Hammerfall/Hammerfight isnt dead yet

  10. Hrsd said,

    on July 29th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I absolutely hate it. They have made the brilliant game into a retarded mess by screwing with the controls and acceleration.

  11. Asatruer said,

    on July 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    The controls and acceleration seem like what I remember how the 0.21 release felt… before I edited some of the settings manually in some config file. So if you edited those settings in the old versions, you are going to have to do it again to get the feel you remember.

    I really like being able to consistently pick up dropped/disarmed gear, getting to play with the new “potions” and thrown weapons, and being able to set inventory items to keyboard keys. The only trouble I am having, other than not knowing Russian, is that I have a lot of trouble dropping weapons to pick up new ones

  12. Daft said,

    on July 29th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I’m pretty glad that this project is still alive; I had given up hope. Someone really needs to help out in the translation though. Even just like a secondary filter type of deal. Clear up the odd sequential factors and such.

    And of course adding more on all fronts would be nice. More movement settings should become available. I would like to tweak things to my comfort.

  13. Daft said,

    on July 29th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Wow, things seem to have changed a lot… and it’s not good. The art still looks great, but the weapons have a cheesy blur effect on them. The movement has been changed a lot- and its not really fun to play. It seems to have been tweaked to allow more power in rotation, but it makes you feel like mindlessly spinning is the best way to stay alive. The influence of your weapon is drastically increased; so much so that the mace is a great pain to use, while a blade feels quick and efficient. This does not feel like an update, and it pains me to think so. I’m seriously hating some of the changes.

  14. AnonyGuy said,

    on July 29th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Blur effect can be turned off, at least there is an option in the config file. But when I changed “render blur” to “false” I didn’t see any obvious change in gameplay. Does anyone know what the deal with that is? I also tried to turn render smoke off, no dice.

    Anyway, I don’t mind the controls being a bit less sensitive and the copters being a little slower. The older version became easy way too fast; it seemed like the weapons were all about as powerful as another because you could just flail away with abandon. This version probably needs a bit of tweaking, but I think it is fun if the action is a little slower, and it takes more consideration and skill to land a blow. Opinions will vary I guess..

  15. Thumper said,

    on July 30th, 2009 at 6:50 am

    I’ve figured out how to get yourself back to the frist level in solo, open up the the saves folder, open the profiel.seria file (open with notepad) change m_level_file= to:


    but has anyone figured out how to reset the arena level so you can work your way through that again?

  16. Yevy said,

    on July 30th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    >>has anyone figured out how to reset the arena level

    After finishing Solo mode change in Saves\profile_xx.seria
    m_level_file=DEMO.seria to
    m_level_file=ARIA.seria (or ARIA2, ARIA3 – different arenas)
    Then choose Solo mode – next level of arena starts, after winning exit from demo level (bubbles) by Esc. Then again start Solo… next level of arena :)

    But it is cheating!

  17. Yevy said,

    on July 30th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    (sorry for my English)
    Funny bug: connect any light sword with any club on chain, Then choose sword and right click. Nomally it must reverse sword blade, but in this case sword starts to rotate without mouse moving! )
    Much bugfixing awaiting…

    “Damned bugs – I’m nasty programmer!” (c) Konstantin Koshutin (GKosh)
    …quotation from Russian gamedev forum. :)

  18. Yevy said,

    on August 1st, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    >>The only trouble I am having, other than not knowing Russian, is that I have a lot of trouble dropping weapons to pick up new ones

    Help in Russian says: select weapon and hold RMB for 0.5 sec.

  19. Qjet said,

    on August 1st, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I made it to level 16 in the arena

    when you beat level 9, hit ESC
    then hit restart

    you will proceed to level 10 with the equipment you had at the start of level 9

    Continue until you die

    at about level 12 you have to fight two opponents at once.

  20. Liam said,

    on August 2nd, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Thanks Yevy For info on arena nearly got all weapons and up to level 40 in arena 3 at once and like 30 to kill lol

    Is it possible to get the guns and multiplayer on demo?

  21. Liam said,

    on August 2nd, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Me Again =]
    If You Want My Profile Download from link provided

    Enjoy Read-READ ME! FIRST!

  22. Qjet said,

    on August 2nd, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    @ Liam

    from what i can tell the difficulty increases exponentially. I suspect your have to face a good deal more then 30 opponents at 40. Actually. I would expect the number to be in the thousands at that stage.

    pics plz

  23. Qjet said,

    on August 2nd, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    update: oh shit look at that. I guess it’s not exponential

    level 23-28 increases by like 20 opponents.

  24. Liam said,

    on August 2nd, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Qjet What Pic You Want?

  25. Liam said,

    on August 2nd, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Sorry Last Post was a bit blank so:
    heres pics for Qjet (there just random)

    heres an update on my profile (3 more weapons)

    And for people that dont know,there’s a god mode
    To acsess, go to Hammerfight Folder
    ,open up Config.ini , scroll down to DBG_DOGMODE=false and change false to true (its realy called DOGMODE thats not a spell mistake)
    God Mode Grants You Inf Health XD
    Sorry Again For Useless Post :(

  26. Tyga said,

    on August 4th, 2009 at 4:03 am

    why do you post pictures on megaupload? why not imageshack?
    and Great game by the way. (stupid question) Does the new demo still have a time-limit? if so, does it still have that bug where you just wait untill it runs out, then create a new game on the same slot, and you have INF. time?

    sorry if that was sloppy, as i stayed up all night.

  27. Yevy said,

    on August 5th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    >>God Mode Grants You Inf Health XD
    Real gods don’t need godmode! ;)

  28. Jinxt said,

    on August 8th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    @ Tyga

    As far as I can tell, the New demo plays until you are defending your nation against the invaders, and you see that cut scene and its over. I believe they have removed the time limit completely. Even though I can not understand Russian, there is one point where you get to choose from 2 or 3 options, I cant remember, and I think depending on what option you choose, determines a different story line to progress through, because a lot of it was different this time around compared to my first time on the old version.

    I am thinking about playing through the demo again just to see if anything else happens on those choices.

    Also, does anyone have any idea when the full English version will be released? I will definitely drop my money into that.

  29. Yevy said,

    on August 10th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    2Jinxt: Diffrent missions:
    Hard choice (red comment): protection of ambassador from wasp (2 parts).
    Other choice: hunter’s tournament & hold out against worms
    After that both line run into one – battle against Sophit (big monster under moonlight)

    Even GKosh don’t know about release… Info on the site: Soon…

  30. Yevy said,

    on August 10th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Do you know what means smile&laughing? When you quickly move you mouse right-left, you teasing your opponents – and they rush to the attack.

  31. Yevy said,

    on August 15th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Demo 1.0 on was replaced to v1.03
    Few changes, but GKosh says he corrects control mechanic closer to v0.21
    Also some antihackers improvement. :) Incompatible with saves from 1.0

    Hmm… I compare both… Hard to say, may be 1.03 a little better.
    But in new versions absolete speed of the copter much smaller than in v0.21.

  32. Daft said,

    on August 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Well, it’s better, and the bad blur animation is gone. (which does wonders for my fps) I wish he would get rid of the over the head banner and animations for things like taunt and being concussed though. It’s sad to see such slow copters too- I mean play the old version of the game side by side and see which one you enjoy more. Things are so furious in the older version and I can’t find a reason why it was necessary to change. I would like to see the rate of movement stay fast, but just have much bigger arenas in general.

    I mean it’s not bad by any means, but neither was the older version.

  33. Cheroro said,

    on September 2nd, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    I liked the old name better :-( But whatever. I’m downloading the demo now. Hope it’s still as good as I remembered. Glad that this project isn’t dead :-D

  34. Aerith said,

    on September 17th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Russian version released to stores literally half an hour ago.

    Available as a download (sort of like Russian Steam) here for 180 Rubles which is just under $6:

    No word on the English version yet, but doesn’t matter for me, as I am fluent in both Russian and English. Plus, I imagine that the translations aren’t going to be too correct anyway.

  35. mcguinty said,

    on September 17th, 2009 at 2:11 am

    I just got a newsletter announcing it’s for sale on a Russian site. I don’t want to post it here as I don’t know how legitimate it is but I got the email from [email protected]. I really want to buy this game but I don’t know what to do. Here’s the site anyways

  36. alexpoysky said,

    on September 18th, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I bought it. It works, now my only question is how to get more gems.. I HAD one, but now i cant seem to find anymore. The problem is the game is in russian, but no worries, WELL WORTH THE SIX BUCKS!!!!


  37. Yevy said,

    on September 24th, 2009 at 9:25 am

    >>I really want to buy this game but I don’t know what to do.

    Don’t so hurry. English ver will be on Steam. Russian release more looks like open beta test. :) Much bugfixing, and Eng release will be much better.

  38. Yevy said,

    on September 29th, 2009 at 9:44 am

    First patch for Russian release.
    – stones saving
    – pending exit from Hall
    – error exit from Hammerball after winning
    – critical error in swapping window after game start
    – enemy don’t try pick up his weapon, if he pick up other’s
    – error when you can’t reach sophit (battle in moonlight)
    – error with item creation in pause (some levels)
    – error with falling below ground on desert arena
    – error when player did’t appear in arena
    – Golden Bulla buying by Enter (skip hard level for all money)
    – Hammerball reballanced
    – riders will not explode after death
    – few others minor bugs

  39. hydra9 said,

    on October 29th, 2009 at 4:06 am

    And now it’s out on Steam :)

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