Thanks for playing! We appreciate your feedback and are glad you liked the voice acting! We are trying to mimic a style of jousting where you aim to hit each others shields and not the rider, which causes some confusion at times. The spinning icon in the top right if you wait for it to stop spinning and change colour it indicates which direction to hit on the keyboard to cause your shield to move. As you saw, the keyboard controls are a little clunky - the game was designed from the ground up to use XBox controllers for input, and very basic keyboard functionality was only added after development was complete.