Stealth your way through a beautiful 16-bit style Metroidvania in Siege and Sandfox

Koch Media and Cardboard Sword are thrilled to join forces to publish the developer’s first title, The Siege and the Sandfox. Metroidvania (Stealthvania), a fluid and promising platformer in a unique 16-bit 2D style, is coming to PC in 2023.

Watch the brand new trailer here:

The seat and the Sandfox is a 2D stealth metroidvania with parkour platforming. Explore the majestic palace and ancient prisons of a beleaguered kingdom. Put on the mantle of the legendary Sandfox as you venture into the ruins below and discover the true threat of a sand-borne evil.

Use stealth to sneak through environments, neutralize enemies, or walk past like you’ve never been there. Run, jump, slide, shimmy, swing poles and more as you navigate the complex 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 between enemies with dynamic gameplay and intuitive controls worthy of an epic assassin adventure
  • Merging modern effects and the spirit of the classics using Unreal Engine 4 results in a unique blend of fast hand-drawn animations, backgrounds and 16-bit art style
  • Dynamic gameplay-focused music system that builds tension and highlights danger
  • An eclectic lineup of characters to discover and help along the way, and tools to help access new, previously unexplored areas

“We are extremely excited to launch our first game, The Siege and the Sandfox, with the help of Koch Media. This project is a passionate combination of stealth games and sixteen-bit era games, brought to the modern world with great visual and technical effects. We wanted to do something new but nostalgic, and Koch helped us make it happen. – Olly Bennett, CEO of Cardboard Sword

The seat and the Sandfox will be available to wishlist on PC via Steam, Epic Store, GOG, and Humble!

For more information on The Siege and the Sandfox, visit the official website:


Title: The seat and the Sandfox

Platform: PC (Steam, Epic Store, GOG, Humble)

Gender: Metroidvania, Stealth, Platform

Developer: cardboard sword

Players: single player

Co-editor: Koch Media

Release date: 2023

Cardboard SwordCardboard Sword is an independent UK-based development studio formed by experienced AAA developers. Between them, they’ve worked on titles like LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, Forza Horizon 1, 2 & 3, Elite: Dangerous, and more.
YouTube: About Koch MediaThe Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.

The group’s publishing, marketing and distribution activities extend across Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has over 25 years of experience in the digital media industry and has become a leading global publishing partner.

The Koch Media Group pursues a multi-label strategy, with wholly owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt; publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.

Additionally, as a global publishing partner, Koch Media has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including; Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many more.

With its parent company in Höfen/Austria – and head office in Munich/Germany – Koch Media has local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands- Bas, in Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia and the United States. as well as Japan and Hong Kong.

The Koch Media Group owns 10 game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic) , Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France), Digixart (Montpellier / France), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Krakow, Rzeszów / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam / Country -Down) . In addition, the Koch Media Group collaborates with many independent development studios around the world.

Koch Media Group is also part of Koch Films; a leading European independent film distributor with operations primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a film, television, online and home entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns leading video game merchandise companies Gaya Entertainment (Munich/Germany) and DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg/USA) and a quality assurance center in Olomouc/Czech Republic.

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