Heart&Slash caught our eye earlier in the month, but we didn't have a chance to play it until this week. And now that the alpha has released for free, you can too.

What we've learned after having played is that Juan Raigada, creative director of A Heartful of Games, was not lying when he said the game was hard. It's pretty darn hard. But the combat is still quite fun despite the relative difficulty.

You can find out for yourself by heading over to the Kickstarter page and downloading the alpha for yourself. It's free for Windows and Mac.