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Sword and sorcery

Fiction genre concept

A fantasy sub-genre that deals with more personal battles, such as fame or saving your loved ones, instead of the world endangering adversaries of high fantasy.

21
games
11
platforms

The first video game about Sword and sorcery was released in 1989.

Almost Human Games, Taito and CD Projekt has published most of these games

Popularized by things like Conan the Barbarian in times when it deviated from its low fantasy theme, as well as other similar swashbuckling tales.

Sword and sorcery rarely has a heroic protagonist, but rather someone more realistic, even if the situation isn't.

May include heroic themes like damsel in distress and such, but the reasons for trying to save them are less heroic. Either the damsel is your love interest (as in, you've been courting/dating her) or she's wealthy or powerful and you expect to be well compensated for your efforts.

Parent group

Fantasy

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Platforms

Windows 5
Mac OS X 5
Linux 3
Dreamcast 1
X360 1
PS3 1
iOS 1
Arcade 1
NES 1
Mega Drive 1
PCE 1

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dungeoncrawler highfantasy