The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island is a short, top-down adventure game inspired by several 16-bit games you know and love. It features a small island overworld, a large non-linear dungeon, countless monsters to battle, classic art that takes you back through time, and nostalgic soundtrack. In the game, you venture on a quest to find the hidden Vanguard Relic.
Plow Games released The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island for Nintendo Switch on the Nintendo eShop, for Windows, Mac, and Linux on Steam, for Android on Google Play, for iOS on the Apple App Store, and for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android on itch.io.
Non-linear adventure structure with multiple ways to get to most places.
Simple, intuitive controls.
Tons of secrets and Easter eggs.
Designed around single-player, but even more fun with two-player co-op.
Nostalgic graphics and music inspired by many 16-bit classics.
Several display options, including widescreen and classic aspect ratios.
Coming soon to Kickstarter, The Rusty Sword: Runelock Island is a new game that will use The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island as a foundation and feature a much larger overworld, towns, new monsters, and several dungeons.