Grappling Metroidvania Rusted Moss Now Available on Steam!

Grappling Metroidvania Rusted Moss Now Available on Steam!

PLAYISM  is proud to announce that Rusted Moss, a grappling hook based metroidvania game made by faxdoc, happysquared, and sunnydaze, is available now on Steam! The game will be available for 10% off for one week from launch.

About Rusted Moss

Swing Through the Stages with your Grapple Hook

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.

A “Grapple Hook” You Say?

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. Like 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.

Shotgun Blasts, Precision Shots, Rocket Jumps!

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.

Rusted Moss 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
  • 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

Don't forget about the DLC


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, even the scoresheet of “Eglantine” and other fun content.

Original Soundtrack

Experience the desolate landscapes and heart-pumping battles of Rusted Moss in this 30-track OST, created by sunnydaze. Available in wav and mp3 formats.

Product Information

Rusted Moss


Steam Store Page (Game) | Steam Store Page (Artbook) | Steam Store Page (OST)

■ Developer: faxdoc, happysquared, sunnydaze
■ Publisher: PLAYISM
■ Genre: Grappling Metroidvania
■ Languages: English, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin American Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean
■ Platform: Steam
■ Release Date: April 12, 2023
■ MSRP (Game): $19.99 10% off during first week!

■ MSRP (DLC): 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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