Deep in the mountains lies a secret school, the fabled Hardcore High School, where all the most hardcore men and women from all over the country go to refine their hardcoreness. Now it's your turn. Except it isn't. After all, as you must already know... you are the principal! Of Hardcore! High! School! [faint echoes saying core... core... core and school... school... school..., but it's not really an echo, it's a guy backstage saying it]


  • A - Summon student to fight I guess / Advance text or story
  • D - Expel student (not S key because the UI thing spelled sexpel then)
  • Arrow Keys - select
  • ALT+Enter (Windows) / F8 (Web) - Fullscreen

My Ludum Dare 55 entry for the theme summoning. Bear with me, grizzly with me, I feel I need to explain how this came about from summoning: I had two base root ideas: One, you are a principal summoning students to expel or not expel them. Two, "something where you summon stuff like in scribblenauts and some rock-paper-scissors stuff so it's, like, a game". So in the end, neither really worked out so I mashed them together, like potatoes and... more potatoes. And then the thing became a thinly veiled Otokojuku parody, because what comes to mind as super cool principal you want to play as is that series' Edajima Heihachi. This ludum dare did not go well for me, I couldn't really put the stuff I wanted to do in practice, but I hope you can still get a little something out it. Thanks if you try it out!

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorCaptain Dreamcast


Hardcore High School for 28 MB
Hardcore High School for 2.3 MB

Install instructions


Extract the folder and open HardcoreHighSchool.exe.


Burn the .cdi file to a CD-R using Padus Discjuggler 6.0 (  CD-RWs will not work. Burn at slow speeds, if possible. Put the CD-R in your Dreamcast. If it shows -Hardcore High School executable- during the Sega logo screen, you did everything correctly.

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