Free browser game Oni Hunter is a fun mix of Gunpoint and Mark of the Ninja

The long-running game jam Ludum Dare recently held its 41st event, which was dedicated to making games that combine two "incompatible" genres. As previously reported, Ludum Dare 41 spawned surreal adventure game You Left Me. It also gave us Oni Hunter, a 2D puzzle-stealth game about clearing groups of bad guys in an instant. You can play it for free in your browser here

A team of four made Oni Hunter in just 48 hours, but it looks and feels great. Basically, you slow down time and draw a path for your sword that not only puts you back at the level's door but also kills all the enemies in the level—murderous tracing, basically. It's fun to thread the needle and nail multiple Oni at once, and taking down special enemies like guards with vision cones or extra armor ratchets up the challenge considerably.

If you want to check out some other games from Ludum Dare 41, have a gander at this Itch catalog. There are like 2,000 of them, by the way. Ball of Duty: Modern Bowlfare sounds like a winner.  

 Thanks, IndieGames.  

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.