Rusted Moss Coming to Steam on April 12!

Rusted Moss Coming to Steam on April 12!

PLAYISM  is proud to announce that Rusted Moss, the "Grapplevania" from indie developers faxdoc, happysquared, and sunnydaze, will have a Steam release of April 12!

About Rusted Moss

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.

Now for the Hook

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.

Guns, Guns, Guns

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!

Boss Fights!

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.


  • Master the grapple!
  • 20+ unique abilities to find
  • Customizable strategy and gameplay
  • 6+ challenging bosses to defeat
  • 8 distinct weapons to find
  • Multiple endings
  • Interact humans and fae folk trying to find their way through the world to 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!


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?

Exciting DLC Available too!


Dive into the development of Rusted Moss with its in-depth 127-page companion guide! It contains pages of concept art, behind-the-scenes stories, and developer commentary that touches on its art, world-building, music, and development.

Original Soundtrack

Experience the desolate landscapes and heart-pumping battles of [i][b]Rusted Moss[/b][/i] in this 30-track OST, created by sunnydaze. It contains 30 wav and mp3 files.

Product Information

Rusted Moss

PLAYISM Page | Steam Store

■ Developers: faxdoc, happysquared, sunnydaze
■ Publisher: PLAYISM
■ Genre: Grappling Metroidvania
■ Supported Languages: English, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean
■ Platform: Steam
■ Release Date: April 12, 2023
■ MSRP: Game - $19.99, Artbook - $9.99, OST - $9.99

©️ faxdoc, happysquared, and sunnydaze All rights reserved. Licensed to and published by Active Gaming Media Inc.


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