Jul 28, 2022

The Siege and the Sandfox from Cardboard Sword is a gorgeous 2D stealth game that plays like a Metroidvania, coming in 2023

From Press Release:

Larkspur, Calif. (July 28, 2022) – Publisher Koch Media and developer Cardboard Sword are excited to join forces to publish the developer’s debut title, The Siege and the Sandfox, coming to PC in 2023. The unique 2D 16-bit-styled stealth Metroidvania (“Stealthvania”) promises a combination of fluid platforming gameplay and stealth mechanics that deliver a new twist on a classic genre.

The Siege and the Sandfox is a 2D stealth Metroidvania with parkour platforming. Explore the majestic palace and ancient prisons of a kingdom under siege. Don the mantle of the legendary Sandfox as you venture into the ruins below and discover the true threat from a sand-borne evil.

Use stealth to sneak through the environments, incapacitating enemies or ghosting past them as if you were never there. Run, jump, slide, shimmy, pole swing, and more as you navigate the intricate game world, find new items and equipment, and unlock previously inaccessible locations.


  • Expansive, non-linear exploration of a continuous world
  • Innovative stealth skills to sneak past enemies with dynamic gameplay and intuitive controls worthy of an epic assassin’s adventure
  • Merging modern effects and the spirit of the classics using Unreal Engine 4 results in a unique mixture of swift hand-drawn animations, backgrounds, and a 16-bit art style
  • Dynamic gameplay-driven music system that builds tension and highlights danger
  • An eclectic range of characters to discover and aid along the way, and tools to help access new areas previously unexplored

“We’re extremely excited to launch our debut game, The Siege and the Sandfox, with the help of Koch Media,” said Olly Bennett, CEO of Cardboard Sword. “This project is a passionate combination of stealth and 16-bit era games, brought into the modern world with beautiful visual effects and techniques. We wanted to make something new yet nostalgic, and Koch have helped us realize that.”

The Siege and the Sandfox will be available to Wishlist on PC via Steam, Epic Store, GOG, and Humble starting today.

For more information about The Siege and the Sandfox, head to the official website:





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