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The Battle of Poltava, 1709

King Charles XII of Sweden suffers his first major defeat, but little did he know that this was but the beginning of a peculiar string of events that would eventually be known as "The Skirmish at Bender". Experience this fascinating entry in Swedish history firsthand as Karl Carpelan, one of the King's Royal Guards, and make choices that accurately recreate - or completely change - history.


* 8000+ words
* Historical Accuracy system - strive to recreate events of the past... or don't
* 3 different endings based on player choices
* Unlockable gallery once the true ending has been reached

Made in just seven days as part of Historically Accurate Game Jam 5.


* Writing, programming and sound curating: Andreas "Tymedust" Borgelind
* Historical research: UndeadLover
* Graphical edits, incidental music and credits theme: Andreas Tryman
* UI template: Skolaztika

This game was made using only free assets.

Full list of sources and assets used can be found here.


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great, looking forward to the sequel:

"skirmish at genderbender"


man i love captain roos for real, he's so cool :') 

i always loved history classes so it was fun to dig into other countries' tales!!

a very charming game indeed

Aww thanks! Glad you liked it my friend ๐Ÿ˜Š Roos is definitely the MVP lol 


I achieved 6 crowns for historical accuracy... Great game. Love the characters and the choices in the centre of the screen. I wanted to be able to pick another letter.... next time! I didn't know anything about this episode in history and felt I learned a lot in a fun way.

Iโ€™m very happy that you liked the game and I really appreciate this nice review, too! <3 Thank you so much. :)


Iโ€™m loving this game. So far only found one ending of the game.

Your menu page is amazing with the book design. Very clever / creative concept.

I think you fit the theme of the jam really well! Great job all involved!

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ


This was a well presented game. I liked the concept of the historical bar.

Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ˜Š


Very interesting game! Really enjoyed the historical accuracy crowns hahah those were really fun to get, I specially love this part of history I had read so much about peter the great and King Charles XII  and this part of Charles is history is fascinating, he was a total unit of a character hahaha

Thank you so much! :) Yes, I agree, super fun character indeed, very interesting to make a game around him haha.


I usually find these text games boring, but this one is pretty cool and fun to play

Thank you so much! :) I'm taking that as a big compliment, especially since you don't normally like this style, hehe!

If you're part of the Jam, feel free to rate the game too if you want. :)


I am not a fan VN game, but this is good, I like the idea of changing history. I managed to finish it, though not fully accurate, only halfway there.

Thank you so much! Really happy that you liked it, especially not being a fan of VN games to begin with. :) I really appreciate it. <3


That was a great game, I love text based games. I bet a lot of research went  into this, I can't imagine having to write all of that dialogue. It was a lot of fun, I always enjoyed when the historical accuracy counter went up, even though I only got it halfway.

Thank you so much! :) Yes, my researcher did have an intense week as did I with the writing lol. I'm very happy that you enjoyed it. :)

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Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ