Challenging 2D Side-Scroller “Driven Out” Announced for PC and Consoles

Jens Kolhammar (A Bastard’s Tale) and developer No Pest Productions have announced a 2D side-scrolling game, Driven Out.

The new game is launching in 2019 for Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Focusing on a simple farming woman driven from her home fighting monsters, the “deliberate combat” encourages keeping an eye on how your enemies attack to survive and strike back.

The player also has access to a device that acts as a form of checkpoint- reviving the player should they die. However, the device itself can be destroyed by enemy attacks- meaning it must be placed carefully.

You can find the full run-down below:

Driven Out is a challenging 2d side-scroller with deliberate combat and beautiful 16 bit retro aesthetic. Our Heroin is forced from her home into a dangerous world in upheaval. Forced to fight dangerous fantastical creatures.

Luckily our heroin have stumbled upon a magical contraception that creates copies of herself if she perishes. As long as this strange device have power she can place custom checkpoints. However, be warned, it is a fragile device and if the enemies choose to attack the device it will quickly break.

These enemies are numerous and varied in this seamless world. Our heroin has no combat experience but as long as she keeps her wits about her and read the enemies moves she can prevail. The enemies are also not without wit and might choose to attack the checkpoint if left unprotected.

Key Features:

  • Deliberate combat. Read the enemy and act accordingly.
  • Beautiful 16 bit retro art style with fluid animations.
  • Seamless world without any in-game load screens.
  • Checkpoints can be placed anywhere.
  • Destructible checkpoint, if left unprotected the enemies can choose to attack the checkpoints instead of the player.
  • Skill based combat. No character progression and no loot.
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Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.