Published on July 29th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning


Koch Media and Cardboard Sword are excited to join forces to publish the developer’s debut title, The Siege and the Sandfox. The unique 2D 16-bit styled stealth metroidvania (Stealthvania) promising fluid platforming gameplay is coming to PC in 2023.

Watch the brand-new Announcement Trailer here:

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 as if you were never there. Run, jump, slide, shimmy, pole swing and more as you navigate the intricate game world, finding new items and equipment, and unlocking 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. This project is a passionate combination of stealth and sixteen 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 realise that.” – Olly Bennett, CEO of Cardboard Sword

The Siege and the Sandfox will be available for Wishlist on PC via Steam, Epic Store, GOG, and Humble as of today!

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


Title: The Siege and the Sandfox

Platform: PC (Steam, Epic Store, GOG, Humble)
Metroidvania, Stealth, Platformer
Cardboard Sword
Players: Single player
Co-Publisher: Koch Media
Release Date: 2023

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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