Codex Gamicus

The one who pulls out the sword will be crowned king is a short game about trying to pull out the sword while holding click for as long as possible. It was developed and published by Majorariatto and it was released on Steam for Microsoft Windows on March 28, 2022.


It is a short experimental game about pulling a sword from a stone to be crowned king, like in the Arthurian legend.

The player can grab the sword with their mouse and try to pull it out from the stone. If they are able to get it all the way out, they will be "crowned king" in the game.

However, despite this, the player is usually not the only one trying. Each time someone else online pulls it out, the sword will get longer and heavier, and the more they wait, the harder it will be. However, this does not affect offline mode.

If the player manages to pull it out, they will receive a corresponding achievement proving that they are considered a king and not a peasant.


There are only two achievements for this game:

Icon Name Task
Rightful King.jpg
Rightful King Pull out the sword in Rightful King mode (with default difficulty).
King of Kings Achievement.jpg
King of Kings Pull out the sword in King of Kings mode.


The soundtrack of this game was composed by Alejandro Maciá. It was released separately on Steam on March 28, 2022, the same day the game was released. The OST includes the singed title, the sword theme and the coronation theme. It is around 100MB and cost $0.99. Given that the game is freeware, buying the OST could help support the developer.

# Name Length
1 TOWPOTSWBCK for short 0:07
2 Witnessing a miracle 2:55
3 This way to your crown 3:07


  • The abbreviation for this game would be TOWPOTSWBCK.

System requirements[]

  • OS: Windows 8
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 4850 or GeForce 830M
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Requires a mouse to play

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