This is a game created especially for all the old school, classic 2D action game fans out there. From 8bits Fanatics, creator of action title 1001 Spikes, comes a true 2D dark fantasy-action game full of swords and magic.
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Mixed (19) - 68% of the 19 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 20, 2019

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July 15

Steel Sword Story: Final Character Introductions - OMG Bosses!

We've come a long way to get here, but it's time for the final round of Steel Sword Story character introductions: the bosses!

Bull demons summoned from the demon world by Rufus. Their jump and squash attack is powerful enough to raise the ground. Be careful not to get hit by the flames they spit from their mouths.

Deformed monsters summoned from the demon world by Rufus. They throw acid from their surrounding spheres and shoot magic bullets from their eyes. Be careful, as they emit electricity from their whole bodies when angered.

Of course, these two aren't the only bosses out to stop Azul from completing his journey...!

Think you're hardcore enough to guide Azul as he takes down all these bosses and saves the kingdom from impending doom like a... boss?

-Colorful NPCs

-A Compact Yet Chock Full of Diverse Monsters

Finally, check out the bosses and enjoy the magical world of Steel Sword Story!
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July 10

Steel Sword Story: Character Introduction Pt. 4 - Oh Snap! Monsters!

Hello players,

While Steel Sword Story is a compact, smaller-scale game, it's chock full of various monsters - all with their own movements and attacks they'll use to try to stop Azul on his journey.
Today we'll introduce some of said baddies!

■Dark Knight
Knights Rufus summoned from the demon world. They block Azul's path in the castle. The trick is to watch for their attacks. Take advantage of their tight defense and find an opening for a chance to win.

A tribe of small demons living in cave-like forts with the intelligence of a human child. Nonviolent by nature, they coexisted nicely with humans, until recently... Be careful of projectiles thrown from higher up.

A boar or elephant-like beast. Get rammed by one of these heavy guys and you'll be in a world of pain. However, they are super reckless, so if you dodges their attacks, you may have a chance to fight back.

The dead bodies of former citizens who were killed by Rufus's biological weapons. Nothing can be done to save these wandering souls, and all one can do is to destroy their bodies and free them from their eternal suffering.

Puppet knights created by Rufus's soul-sealing magic. They look cute and kind of funny, but it's dangerous to underestimate the sheer volume of number of attacks and mass.

Former court magicians who were fascinated by evil magic. Blue ones emit thunder, purple ones fire, and black ones dark magic. The trick to fighting them is to dodge and close the gap immediately.

A turban shell octopus. It jumps out when prey comes near. The blue ones spit red poison ink, so be careful. There are also rare species that crawl out of the water and walk on land in dark places such as caves.

A large round bird that swoops down from the sky when finding prey. They are omnivorous and sometimes target humans. Due to their intelligence and dexterity, some of them grab rocks and drop them from the sky.

■Pom/Mother Pom
Earthworms with a red, fruity appearance. Many males cling to the female Mother Pom. They put more emphasis on survival as a group than on individuals, and when attacked, males self-destruct to protect females.

Enormous viscous organisms that live beneath the earth. They scatter bubbles of highly acidic gastric juice to kill prey, and suck nutrients from the corpse using roots wriggling underground.

Are YOU a bad enough dude to press on through the waves of monsters and make it all the way to the final boss?!

In the next and final post, we'll introduce some of the bosses as well!
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About This Game

For all lovers of “true” 2D action games...
We’ve got a game that will cause memories of all those old school action games you used to play to come flooding back!

Created using Pixel Game Maker MV, this title features beautiful and painstakingly rendered pixel art graphics, game design that never stops bringing the fun, and an amazingly immersive game world from start to finish.


If you're worried about whether the program will run smoothly, try downloading the benchmark software from the below link and test it out.

If your PC can maintain a rate of 60 FPS while approximately 30 chickens (give or take a few) are onscreen, you should be able to expect the program to run normally..


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...
Get ready for an old-school fantasy side-scroller full of swords and magic!

Publisher-recommended Features

  • A complete and fully-loaded 2D side-scrolling “true” old school-style action game
  • Intuitive and immersive controls
  • Carefully calculated enemy placement and gimmicks
  • Brilliant dot art-style graphics
  • Amazingly detailed effects and particles
  • And most of all, game construction that really shows off the cool stuff that Pixel Game Maker MV can do.

We hope you enjoy the lovingly and finely crafted dark fantasy world within the game.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32bit/64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9/OpenGL 4.1 capable GPU
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: WindowsR 7/8/8.1/10 (32bit/64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 3.0GHz 以上
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9/OpenGL 4.1 capable GPU / NVIDIA GeForce GTX750 以上
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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