The Swords is an action game of ancient martial arts. It tells the story of a sword master's life and his deep immersion in the art of swords. Amidst the ink wash painting is the light and shade of swords, which embodies the fighting and pursuit of a sword master.

- IGF China 2015 - Best Mobile Game
- Indie Stream Award 2015 - Special Recognition Award
- Game on Weekend 2015 - Best Game
- GMGC 2016 - Indie Pitch Arena Winner

"Fast-paced but doesn’t feel frantic"
- The New York Times

"A one-of-a-kind game that really captures the feel of wuxia"

"A short game with a simple title that hides a wealth of beauty."
- PopMatters

"An enjoyable slice-and-dicer"
- Pocket Gamer

"If you are looking for innovative gameplay and love swordplay, then this is a game that you must check out."
- AppAdvice

- Martial arts game with the beauty of movements
- Unique gameplay mechanic
- Artistic expressions consisted of ink wash paintings and calligraphy
- Magnificent combat game scores
- A complete game without in-app purchases or advertisements

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What’s New

Version 1.03

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

• Various tweaks and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

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Editors' Notes

Beautiful, stirring, inspired—words barely do justice to Lee-Kuo Chen’s surprisingly abstract take on martial-arts swordplay. Your finger becomes the blade as you learn the pattern and timing of various moves, and then battle foes whose blades (like yours) are represented by ink-painted lines. The overarching tale of a famed swordmaster sucks you in, and even at its trickiest, the swipe-based action always feels rewarding.

Nerd Corps ,

Fantastic design

Beautifully designed game with gorgeous minimalist art. This isn't a game to buy and play for days and weeks. It's concise, efficient, and artful like its subject matter. Strongly recommended for people with artistic interest in games.

Squampton17 ,

To short

Fun game but I beat it in ten minutes and all you can do is play it again, just get something else

App Privacy

The developer, Lee-Kuo Chen, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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