you are a HORSEY and you must BASH

use CLICK to jump

you get 3 JUMP

when you done jumped

or when time run out

like it or not

you will BASH

dont think

just BASH

get points

run free


(okay, sure, here's a not-cheeky description)

You are a horsey on a rampage.

LEFT-CLICK to jump in L-shapes onto (or over!) enemies and explosive barrels. Collect points and chain attacks to build a huge score before you burn out in a blaze of glory!

When you've jumped 3 times (or take too long), your horsey desire to BASH grows too strong and you charge forward uncontrollably in a random (but predetermined) direction.

After your turn, any ignited barrels explode, then enemies near you take a turn. Then you're up again!

There's some glitchiness in the embedded build frame-wise. It runs MUCH better as an executable. I think it's a Godot export thing? Dunno - sorry!


All art, music, and code created within 48 hours by jakefriend (me).

Public domain SFX from; acquired during the jam. (I've opted out from Audio voting due to this.)

Built in Godot Engine 3.3.3

Join the Scrabdackle Discord to chat about it!

Thanks for playing!

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
GenreAction, Strategy
Tags2D, Arcade, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 49, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Turn-based
LinksLudum Dare


Horsey Bash - Windows 64-bit.exe 57 MB
Horsey Bash - Source 42 MB

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Was quite addicting I probably shouldn't have played as long as I did XD.


this was fun and easy to play!! thank you!


no comment, only B A S H


Super fun game! I was curious how the gameplay will end up after seeing your twitter posts

I'm glad you enjoyed! 😄 I barely had a chance to playtest for enjoyability, so I was really hoping it'd all come together at the end!




horsey bash is life, I love horsey


horsey for smash


very nice love the style and super fun


Very well made and very silly game. The whole dash mechanic with the jump is so sick, and I love how the horsey has movement like a knight in chess. The enemies are fun to combat (except the chikkens, my god I hate those things), and the exploding barrels bring some chaos to the game (there is no killing chaos in this game). The music for this game is very good too! It feels very silly and is just right for this game (love the detail where the drums sound like galloping noises). Overall, very good jam entry! It's nice to see some new stuff like this from Jake. Good luck on the voting, man!


This is the best game, end of discussion. It was super fun to watch get made and still feels super fresh and original no matter how long you play it. It takes a little while to get used to the controls but then it makes alot of sense and is huge fun.