Niche Spotlight – Steel Sword Story

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Today’s Spotlight is Steel Sword Story, a 2D action-platformer by 8bits fanatics and Playism. You play as Azul, a former Imperial Knight that sets out on a quest to save a kingdom on the verge of collapse.

Fight your way through dungeons full of monsters and traps with arcane powers and your trusty old steel sword. You can watch a launch trailer above.

Steel Sword Story is available on Windows PC via Steam for $4.99.

Here’s a rundown of the 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.


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!

Key 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.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.