Rusted Moss

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Playism
Release Date: April 12, 2023

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'Rusted Moss' Gets PC Release Date, Original Soundtrack And Companion Guide - Trailer

by Rainier on March 30, 2023 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT

Rusted Moss is a twin-stick shooter metroidvania where you sling around the map with your grapple, blasting your way through witches and rusted machine monstrosities alike.

Rusted Moss is an action-packed Metroidvania inspired by folktales and desolate landscapes. This wasteland once harboring mankind has since fallen, and Fae long forgotten now knock on humanity's door...

Fern is a changeling set out on a mysterious mission while Fae invades the human realm. Players will use an intuitive grappling hook to fly across a hostile land while gunning down mechanical monstrosities. 

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 has 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? 

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.

“We’re really excited to finally announce the release date for Rusted Moss, and we apologize for the long wait we’ve put you through. With the extra time, the development team was able to polish and perfect the game even more. We’re also releasing a companion guide packed with content that gives you a behind-the-scenes peek into the game’s development process, as well as the original soundtrack that will allow you to deep-dive into the world of Rusted Moss. We hope you’re as excited as we are!” said Shunji Mizutani, Executive Producer for PLAYISM.

PLAYISM also has the pleasure to reveal all songs in the Rusted Moss Soundtrack. Experience the desolate landscapes and heart-pumping battles of Rusted Moss in this 30-track OST, created by sunnydaze.

All the fans of the Rusted Moss universe will also have the opportunity to be a part of the extraordinary universe. 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.

Developer comments and anecdotes are also scattered throughout the book. Learn about the thought process behind Rusted Moss' game design decisions and abandoned concepts.

Key Features:

  • 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

Rusted Moss is coming to PC (Steam) on April 12, 2023.

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