Sapling Showdown

Set in a vibrant and colorful world, Sapling Showdown is an RPG full of exotic locations, curious characters, and dangerous foes to fight in a paper-mario style battle system.

  • Sapling Showdown is the spiritual successor to Paper Mario you’ve been waiting for.
  • Active Battle system
  • Pin Equipment: Interchangeable items which grant new abilities/bonuses
  • Story with small narrative branches based on player choices
  • 4 party members with unique traversal and combat skills
  • Local play: Other players can control your Partner to help out, or control Enemies to make each fight more challenging
  • Vibrant, colorful, Hand-drawn 2D world to explore with puzzle based platforming elements

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The Game that started it all

Before I even had the name "Sapling" I created a simple platformer titled "When we were Young". This game inspired the world that would become Sapling.

  • Music by Mark Sparling (@Markymark665)
  • Created for GMC Jam #16
  • Controller / Joystick Compatible
  Nothing in this world hurts you. Complete the game by exploring the world and collecting Treasure Chests!

Nothing in this world hurts you. Complete the game by exploring the world and collecting Treasure Chests!

  Hand drawn world, hand animated creatures and plants.

Hand drawn world, hand animated creatures and plants.

  Beat the game in less than 3 minutes to see your exact time!

Beat the game in less than 3 minutes to see your exact time!