A downloadable game for Windows

The battle is lost. Your soldiers have fled. As a noble Samurai, you now have only one way to die with honour. Seppuku - ritual suicide by cutting your abdomen. But first, you must compose your death poem, and to do that, you must hold off the enemy troops long enough to write it.

Seppuku Jisei is a short, dark, narrative focused action game about Samurai honour and poetry. Note: contains pixel-art violence and themes of ritual suicide.


Programming, Design, Writing, Animation and Original Art by Sebastian Jones (SebShady).

Additional Art, Music and Sound from OpenGameArt.org and Freesound.org. Refer to CREDITS.txt in the ZIP folder for more details.

Additional Reading

Install instructions

Installing The Game

Extract the ZIP File to the location of your choice.

Starting The Game

Run "Seppuku.exe"

Playing The Game

  • Move with the Arrow Keys.
  • Attack with C.
  • Strafing allows you to move without changing direction. Hold X while moving to Strafe.
  • Pause with ESC.
  • 0 to Mute/Unmute


Seppuku_Jisei.zip 21 MB