Rusted Moss is a twin-stick shooter metroidvania where you sling around the map with your grapple, blasting your way through witches and rusted machine monstrosities alike. This wasteland once harboring mankind has since fallen, and Fae long forgotten now knock on humanity's door...
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Very Positive (664) - 88% of the 664 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 11, 2023

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“Rusted Moss’s unique mobility options may be overwhelming at first, but for those looking for a unique and challenging spin on the Metroidvania 2D platforming genre, this game might get its hook into you faster than you’d expect.”

“Rusted Moss is a game that hits all the right notes for the Metroidvania genre, sprawling connected map with unique zones, various abilities that are easy to learn and rewarding to master, bountiful secrets to find, and a charming story to tie it all together, but the grappling bungie hook and accompanying level design elevates Rusted Moss miles above the competition.”
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“Rusted Moss is an enjoyable Metroidvania with clever level designs and an intriguing world concept. Traversal with a grappling hook ends up being a tricky but satisfying mechanic. There’s also a comprehensive list of “difficulty changers” that can even break the game’s challenges entirely if the player wants. It’s an easy recommendation for anyone looking to swing into this niche genre.”
8.5/10 – Noisy Pixel

About This Game

This Metroidvania has a physics-based grapple!

This metroidvania utilizes your grapple and weapons with a full 360° aiming system. The freedom created by these controls creates a smooth experience for users to feel in complete control of their character. Find creative solutions to flexible traversal challenges, and blast away witches and machinery with precise aiming.

The grappling hook is hard to learn yet rewarding to master. This unique physics-based elastic grappling hook uses your kinetic momentum to propel your character forward. Similar to rock climbing, there’s no set path through this melancholic abandoned wasteland. Latch onto any moss covered structure and swing your way through this rugged terrain.

No more aiming in just 8 directions. As a twin-stick shooter, Rusted Moss emphasizes tight and precise gunplay. Quickly switch between your arsenal of weapons to best suit your playstyle and situation. Get up close and personal with a shotgun before grappling away and pulling out a sniper for the killing blow!

Push your gunplay and grappling hook skills to their limits! From powerful witches to machine monstrosities, each boss fight throws its own unique challenge at you. Dodge swords, avoid energy fields, and blast away at conjured spiders.

Level Editor - Share your own custom levels using Steam Workshop!

The Rusted Moss Level Editor allows you to create your own original stages, letting your imagination run wild with a bunch of tiles, terrain, and gimmicks to play around with.

Challenge yourself (and others) and explore your creative side of Grapplevania’s with the endless designs and possibilities! You can also upload your custom levels using Steam Workshop and play levels created by other players.

Journey across desolate landscapes drenched in melancholy; witness the remnants of humanity and their rusting iron inventions… Humanity is on the brink of collapse and will soon be invaded by faeries. In a desperate bid to survive, humans have empowered their own witches with stolen fae magic.

But all is not lost, as the humans were deceived - for one of their own is not what she seems. The fae have stolen a human baby, and replaced it with something else…

Raised by unsuspecting human parents, Fern is a changeling whose true loyalties have emerged. Alongside a mysterious shadow named Puck, she sets off on a journey to return fae to the world and end the Age of Men.

Whose side will you choose - human or fae?


  • Master the grapple
  • 20+ unique abilities to find!
  • Customizable strategy and gameplay
  • 6+ challenging bosses to defeat
  • 8 distinct weapons to find
  • Multiple Endings
  • Encounter humans and fae folk trying to find their way through the world. Speak to them and learn their stories.
  • Uncover lost shrines and abandoned computer stations to learn about old secrets and forgotten tales.
  • Beautifully melancholic pixel art. A retro vibe with a modern aesthetic, the world of Rusted Moss comes alive with moody pixels and stylish animation.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with at least 500MB of memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound card or integrated sound chip
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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