A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Whirling Blades is a fast paced isometric combat game that uses 2 buttons… Left and right click.

Important things to know:

  • items are used automatically, just keep an eye on how many blueberries and apples you've got left. :P
  • there are four weapons, try to get them all!
  • red bar is health, green bar is energy
  • every enemy has multiple unique traits, these are important to figure out!
  • there are little quirks to the game that'll also help you if you figure them out

Some Useful Buttons:

  • P: Pause
  • F11: Change Window Size
  • Escape: Close Game

Whirling Blades was made in 48 hours for the 3rd Alakajam with the theme "Always Growing".


PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
GenreFighting, Survival
Tags16-bit, 8-Bit, alakajam, Isometric, Pixel Art


Whirling Blades 32 MB
Whirling Blades for Linux 18 MB
Whirling Blades Python 3.x Source.zip 3 MB

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Was this made in a game engine or just code?


Just code. I used Python and Pygame. I also wrote the isometric code from the ground up during the jam.


I have downloaded both thing above and i cant seem to find a way to start the game. can anyone help me?

Unzip the compiled version and run "Whirling Blades.exe".

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I really enjoyed this little game. it has great replayability and I loved how good it was considering it was made in 48 hours. I'd like to see this made into a full game. 


I’m actually thinking about taking the core mechanics and adding something cool to it (a secret) but taking away the isometric part. I’m @DaFluffyPotato on twitter and you can follow me if you’re interested in a possible sequel.

It's amazing and interesting.


This game is awesome for a jam game.

Love the style!