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.

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.
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

Screenshot 2023 04 11 at 12 19 0

Japan’s oldest Indie publisher PLAYISM is excited to announce that Rusted Moss, an action-packed Metroidvania inspired by folktales and desolate landscape, is out now on

Already spotted by Metroidvania fans and speedrunners, Rusted Moss engages the player in fast-paced bullet-hell inspired boss fights as they move quickly along with the grappling hook through desolate landscapes drenched in melancholy. Easy to learn, hard to master - Rusted Moss offers a challenge and adrenaline rush, but its accessibility options also allow for a more relaxed approach.


The Rusted Moss development team is an all-female group made up of three friends - Faxdoc, Happysquared, and Sunnydaze. Keen game jammers met while participating in GM48 Game Jam, a 48 hour game making marathon using GameMaker Studio. The team started working on Rusted Moss, based on the hook mechanics that Faxdoc played with, which they all thought was fun.

When we released our demo and saw the reception to it, we were so surprised and thrilled to see the support we were getting. It was very encouraging and really drove us to explore avenues and expand the game in a way our original plans did not anticipate. It began a just-over-a-year-long journey in development when we had originally planned to only work on Rusted Moss for a few months!” The Rusted Moss development team says and continues:

“The feedback of our demo players gave us the confidence and encouragement needed to help us along in making the largest scale game any of us have tackled. Now that release is around the corner, though we are a small team, we hope our delivery will be able to pay back and satisfy those that have supported us along the way.”


Key features in Rusted Moss:

  • Creative platforming focusing on a grappling hook (No classic double jump!)
  • Fast-paced bullet-hell inspired boss fights
  • Unique Trinkets!
  • Trinkets are Fae blessings that give your character special abilities.
  • Customize your playstyle!
  • Beautiful desolate environment to explore

Begin your journey and get Rusted Moss now on

Check out the Rusted Moss Artbook and Original Soundtrack too.

For more information on Rusted Moss please visit and be sure to follow PLAYISM on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. For the latest updates join the Official Rusted Moss Discord server.

Rusted Moss release date announced in new revealing trailer

Rusted Moss release date announced in new revealing trailer


Japanese indie game publisher PLAYISM is excited to reveal that highly awaited Rusted Moss will release on April 12.

Rusted Moss will be released on Steam Early Q2 2023

Rusted Moss will be released on Steam Early Q2 2023


Japanese indie game publisher PLAYISM is excited to reveal that Rusted Moss is soon to be released on Steam

LunarShuriken - - 1,293 comments

Love the art!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.