Steel Sword Story: Coming to Steam on June 21st!

PLAYISM is proud to announce the Steam release of Steel Sword Story – a dark fantasy action title filled with swords and sorcery and developed by 8bits Fanatics – on June 21st.

Steel Sword Story

A true old-school 2D action game to bring back memories of the good old days!

Steel Sword Story was developed on Pixel Game Maker MV and made especially for all the old school, classic 2D action game fans out there.
From 8bits Fanatics, creators of the fatally difficult action title boasting a metascore of 80, 1001 Spikes, comes a true 2D dark fantasy-action game full of swords and magic.

Showing at the PGMMV booth at PAX West 2018, Tokyo Game Show 2018, and BitSummit 7 Spirits, Steel Sword Story has been garnering attention from media outlets from around the globe.



With the betrayal of the traitor Rufus, the kingdom is on the verge of destruction.
Enter a former Imperial Knight – a man upon whose shoulders the future of the kingdom was once placed, and who was later banished from the kingdom over false accusations.
Having lost everything – his status, his honor, and the woman he loves – the swordsman Azul faces off against the threat encroaching upon the kingdom with nothing but his rusty, old steel sword…

This title features impeccable stage design and gameplay balanced just perfectly enough to make it fully enjoyable for both action game beginners and seasoned veterans alike. Slash your way through a varied cast of enemies while adjusting your jumps and making full use of the swords and magic at your disposal.

Taking full advantage of all the amazing features of Pixel Game Maker MVSteel Sword Story is filled with classic RPG elements such as taking down monsters, collecting gems, and acquiring character-enhancing items.

The pixel graphics have also been painstakingly crafted, and there is an impressive roster of widely varied monsters and attacks for such a compact game. Featuring both main character and monster sprite animations of the highest quality, as well as awesome adventure-style music, Steel Sword Storyis sure to satisfy even the most discerning players.
The story is a classical RPG-type tale, making for an engaging and cathartic story that stays with you long after you’ve cleared the game.



  • A true old-school 2D action game from the creator of 1001 Spikes.
  • Impeccable stage design and balanced gameplay.
  • Filled with classic RPG elements such as taking down monsters, collecting gems, and acquiring character-enhancing items.
  • Pixel perfect monsters, painstakingly crafted for the ultimate enjoyment.
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