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Chalk is a freeware video game created by Joachim "Konjak" Sandberg in 2007. In it, a fair chalk lady (named Line in the credits) sets out on a quest to defeat a fearsome entity known only as Madness...

Yeah, there's pretty much no plot in this game whatsoever. The nature of the characters and the setting is only vaguely hinted at by background elements. What the game is notable for, though, is its rather unconventional gameplay: You don't control Line's movement directly, but rather move a target (named Target) she follows with either WASD or the right mouse button, and fight the enemies by literally drawing on the game screen with a piece of chalk, be it by connecting them with their projectiles with a chalk line or tossing a drawing of blue crystal at them.

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You can download the game from Konjak's site here.


This game contains examples of:

  • Boss Rush: The only enemies in the final level are weaker versions of previous levels' bosses, followed by the game's Final Boss, Madness.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Enemies have to be killed in different ways depending on their color:
    • Green objects need to have all of their nodes connected with one line.
    • Yellow objects have to be damaged by connecting them with purple projectiles.
    • Blue objects have to be either dragged or hit with another blue object.
    • White objects can be deflected by drawing a line in their path.
  • No-Damage Run: Required to get the S!! rank in each level.
  • No Plot? No Problem!
  • Rank Inflation
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