Today, UK-based developer Cardboard Sword and publisher Chucklefish Games released new pre-alpha gameplay footage of “stealthvania” game, The Siege and the Sandfox.
The new footage specifically accumulates to one minute and 19 seconds of gameplay (featuring no audio) from the recent pre-alpha demo of the game back in January.
Never heard of The Siege and the Sandfox? No problem: here’s an overview of the game via the developer itself:
A shining city lies besieged in the heart of a vast desert. As the moon rises over the royal palace, a notorious assassin watches the king die to a traitor’s hand. Discovered, falsely accused, and thrown into the labyrinthine dungeons, they must escape to tell the tale – else the city will fall.
Master dynamic parkour abilities to explore the cavernous depths of an ancient underground prison, evading detection and avoiding certain death from a sand-borne evil. Fight for your city! Foil the enemy’s attempt to strike from within the heart of the kingdom.
The Siege and the Sandfox is a ‘Stealthvania’ – an infusion of stealth into the familiar Metroidvania experience, creating a unique twist on the ever-popular genre. Lovingly realised in an evocative 2D art style, enriched with the power of Unreal Engine 4; we’re building a beautiful world for our players to enjoy… from the shadows.
A team of five, Cardboard Sword was founded back in 2013 by former LittleBigPlanet PS Vita producers Aidan Howe and Olly Bennet. After a couple of years of raising capital, development of Siege in the Sandbox — which is currently without a release date — began in late 2015. At the moment, it hasn’t been divulged what platforms the game will arrive on.
Below, you can check out the new gameplay footage, as well as a batch of screenshots: