March 7, 2021

Horned Knight: Reintroducing the Golden Age of Arcade Gaming


Horned Knight is a fun retro-styled action platformer game full of enemies to defeat and traps to avoid. This game is a homage to the ’80s action platformers and hopes to bring back the blend of pure fun and challenge that was a staple of arcade classics. Prepare yourself for the craziest action platformer game ever and help our hero knight survive on this amazing adventure leaping from walls, over seas of lava, through pools of old spikes. Jump, slash, and dash across 32 levels of hardcore platforming challenges with a great retro pixel art design. Revive the glory of the 16-bit classics times in this adventure designed to satisfy players old and new.

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I’m Josep Monzonís, a solo indie game developer, and I love to play and make games. I like to create games with a very personal style. That’s why I’m in charge of every aspect of the process involved in making video games: pixel art, coding, game design and drawing. I’ve worked on several indie games previously but Horned Knight is my last and most ambitious game; it has been in development for a long time.

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After getting the game playable enough to show to other people, I took it out to some local events where indie developers meetup to talk about games, make friends, and learn from each other. People really seemed to have fun playing, even as a super early demo.

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I brought a build to the Valencia Indie Summit and pitched it to the 2Awesome Studio. I was nervous, but they were encouraging and liked the concept. It was a dream come true to be developing my own game for a major console! 

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As a life-long game developer, I’ve been playing and making games for many years, but this is my first major console release of a personal project. I have always been a big fan of the retro styled 2D action platformer games and I just simply had to develop a game that would reintroduce the golden age of arcade gaming in a hardcore, retro-styled 2D action platformer game. I can’t wait for you to get your hands on Horned Knight and let me know what you think! I hope it can reach the maximum number of people and that you all enjoy it.

Are you ready?

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Horned Knight

2Awesome Partners


$5.99

$4.79

Horned Knight is a challenging 2D action-platformer where you must overcome all fears, enemies, and traps as the Hero Knight. Rewrite destiny, with your trusty sword, young Knight – the realm depends on it!

Horned Knight reintroduces the Golden Age of arcade gaming in a hardcore, retro-styled 2D action platformer that pulls no punches. Play as the hero knight, and use your sword to rid the castle of ghouls and undead lurking in the dark. Fitted with multiple levels, responsive controls, and puzzle-like combat, Horned Knight emboldens the player to conquer unique pixel art obstacles with the support of generous checkpoints and an invigorating soundtrack.

In Horned Knight, calculated movement and agility is key. One small misstep can lead to your demise through 32 pulse pounding levels, offering various challenges from fireball wielding skeletons to venomous snakes, spike traps, pools of lava, and much more!

Accessible and responsive controls make it easy to jump, air-dash, and slash your way through an area. Master the jumping wall climb technique and timed slashes to ensure your hero saves the greater realm!

Make sure to hold onto the knight’s heart pieces; his life depends on it! Overcome gigantic bosses and uncover secrets leading to unknown paths to find more heart pieces, so you can continue on your marvellous adventure. If your heart pieces deplete, it’s back to the last checkpoint for you to prove your worth, knight!


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