The hilarious swordfighting party game Riposte! is now available on Steam. Inspired equally by medieval art and Monty Python sketches, the game’s huge variety of bladed weapons are the stars here with direct player control and cunning moves that make every successful stab a thing of beauty.

also features single-player gameplay via machine learning that teaches the AI to effectively fight as a human player in 1v1 matches.

in a Nutshell

ri·​poste | \ ri-ˈpōst

1: a fencer’s quick return thrust following a parry

2: a retaliatory verbal sally : RETORT

3: a retaliatory maneuver or measure


Stab, slice, and block with a huge variety of weapons in heated 2v2 duels, four-player free-for-alls, and other fun mini-games. Fence with friends, brawl in “Tavern Party” mode, compete in tournament brackets, or just take a stab at … stabbing. 

Developed by indie studio Misdirection Games and designed from the ground up for competitive families and roommates, Riposte! features enough gameplay modes and content to please all manner of sword fighting enthusiasts:

Local Multiplayer

Call your friends to arms via local or remote play via Steam’s Remote Play Together. Duel together in 2v2 bouts, four-player free-for-alls, and double elimination tournament brackets.


Play with weapons – not characters! Choose from a veritable arsenal of primary offense and secondary defense weapons in sword and board-style combat. Each player directly controls a weapon with unique abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

Tavern Party Mode

It’s a stabbing party in the Tavern with a mix of duels, free-for-alls, and other silly mini-games. 

Available on Steam (Windows),
Riposte! has been featured in a number of outlets – including The Geekiary, IGN, Blue’s News, Sorth Playing, Gaming Lyfe, and Linux Game News.

Read more about Riposte! and Misdirection Games here.