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Twinstiq Game Club Plays: Hammerfight

Welcome back to the Twinstiq Game Club where the first rule of Game Club is to always talk about Game Club. I'm Scrooloose and this week we rolled for my nomination and the crew will be playing: Hammerfight.

This is a 2D physics based title set in a fantasy world where the player takes the role of a "rider", an operator of a flying machine who happens to belong to a long line of warriors in a tribe called the Gaiar. Various sects and tribes inhabit the world of floating islands and eventually the player is captured by a rival and forced into slavery. Hammerfight's story is linear and fairly short at only around four hours but there are several modes that will unlock during your play through to increase your play time.

Flying Machines and Weapons

Players will use a flying machine that can mount various melee weapons to use in combat ranging from a simple stone mace on a chain to swords, axes and even whip chains. All controls are made using your mouse, so make sure your DPI is as high as it can be since the faster you sweep your mouse the harder your machine will swing that weapon.hammerfight

As you play you'll gain currency to allow the purchase of new weapons and armor that can be combined to make a pretty imposing flying machine. You'll will also earn glory which will evolve the look of the craft and gain player titles.

Hammerfight does have multiplayer via multiple mouse support on a single screen. I've never tried it since it honestly sounds pretty inconvenient but it's available.


The story itself is actually pretty nice if a bit predictable and literally translated, but it'll feel complete when all is said and done. As I mentioned above the story mode will take about four hours if everything goes smooth for you. Stages are very short but often times very challenging, expect to die over and over. As you play you'll unlock an Arena mode where you can battle multiple NPCs as long as you like earning money and glory. You'll also unlock the Hall mode. This is where you'll purchase and practice with them, once purchased they're always available in the hall should you wish to try different combinations. There's also a Hammerball mode. A sort of sport where the player uses a hammer to bat a ball back and forth on the screen against NPCs for a score and lots of money.

If You Plan To Join Us

Alright guys that's what we're playing this time around and we hope you'll join us. I'll list some items below explaining our agenda and what to expect.

  • We'll be playing through up to chapter 3 in the first week. Then finishing the game the next week.
  • Try lots of weapon combinations. There are a surprising amount of ways to combine different weapon types and various armors. You're sure to find one that fits your play style.
  • Hammerfight is fun but don't expect AAA polish. For the most part this game will play smoothly on any machine. Make sure your mouse DPI is as high as it can get to make your experience better. The screen will get pretty chaotic and make it difficult to track your character amidst the action, this can be frustrating. The game menu will help calibrate your mouse but is otherwise very limited.
  • Pick it up from Steam HERE. Hammerfight is not available from GoG.
  • Finally, enjoy your play through and keep an eye out for updates on the Twinstiq Game Club via You Tube and right here on the Twinstiq website itself.

System Specs For Hammerfight Are As Follows:


  • OS: Windows 98SE / ME / XP / Vista
  • Processor: Athlon / Pentium III 2 GHz
  • Memory: 256 Mb
  • Graphics: DirectX 8.0 compatible with 64 Mb VRAM
  • DirectX®: 8.0
  • Hard Drive: 150 Mb
  • Sound: DirectX 8.0 compatible


  • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Processor: Intel (32 or 64 bit)
  • Memory: 256 Mb
  • Graphics: Any GPU supported by Mac OS X
  • Hard Drive: 150 Mb
  • Sound: Any hardware supported by Mac OS X

SteamOS Linux:

  • OS: Compatible with Ubuntu 11.04
  • Processor: x86 or amd64 2GHz
  • Memory: 256 Mb
  • Graphics: Any reasonable GPU supported
  • Hard Drive: 150 Mb
  • Sound: Any reasonable hardware supported

WRUP: We Are Not Legion Edition

Did you catch all that news about the new World of Warcraft expansion? Did it feel to you like twelve year old Metzen was running rings around forty+ year old Metzen saying “YOUR GAME NEEDS MORE COOL THINGS?!” No? That was just me? Oh well. Maybe you’re going to play World of Warcraft this weekend, who knows? But this is what Twinstiq is up to: Read more

It’s Friday Night, Do You Know Where Your WRUP Is?

Another Friday, another WRUP, but there have been some exciting changes for Twinstiq, as I'm sure you can guess just from visiting the site to read this. Dr. S did a fantastic job with the new site, and he continues to work on it to improve and update. Bear with us as we make Twinstiq the site we know it can be, the site it will be. In the meantime, check past the break to see what we're doing this weekend, and make sure to tell us what your plans are in the comments below.

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The new Twinstiq site (alpha) is live

It is done! Sorta. Kinda.
The new site is here and it's somewhat beautiful. It's also broken as hell at this stage, with much work ahead of me, little new features for the reader, and the feeling that all will break down if you look at it from the wrong angle, but hey, baby steps. Our new content management system has way more potential than our previous one and I'm quite proud for actually getting this far without any previous knowledge on how to do any of this.

The reason it launches in this state? 50 Shades Of Unprofessionalism! And our previous CMS would like money again.

Next step: I'll try to fix as many issues as possible until Gamescom, teach our writers how to actually use our new CMS (yeah, potential disaster in the making), someone else will hopefully find the time to fix at least the most recent posts (pictures/videos are missing, some other stuff too) and you guys leave comments about how much you love us, that you are super proud and that you like the new design.
After Gamescom I'll look into the option to select a different color scheme (some people maybe don't like the dark as much) and you will get a bit of video content from Germany.

That's it from me for today. My brain is pretty much exploding at this point and I need to get drunk fast.