Lords of Exile – OUT NOW!

A Cursed Knight Seeks Vengeance Today!

PID Games publishing label and co-publisher PixelHeart are partnering up with Squidbit Works, an indie game development studio, to bring back the nostalgic charm of 8-bit side-scrolling action platformers. The game is available on all platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, XBOX Series.

Retro-gaming enthusiasts, this is your lucky day! Featuring music contributions by legendary composers Yuzo Koshiro and Dominic Ninmark, alongside the talented Pentadrangle, the soundtrack of Lords of Exile promises to be an unforgettable auditory experience.

Here’s what the solo-developer of the game, Carlos Azuaga had to say when asked about how he feels now that the game is finally launching and what message he has to all the supporters during this journey?

“I can say that I feel very good and proud of the work done. I deeply appreciate the support received, which morally gave me the necessary energy to conclude this experience. It has always been my dream; I enjoy video games a lot, but creating my own as an independent developer was a challenge. Although difficult, I demonstrated that it is not impossible. In summary, it’s all about putting in a lot of effort and remembering that the goal arrives someday.”




Embark on a quest for revenge in Lords of Exile, an 8-bit side-scrolling action platformer set in the far Lands of Exilia. With classic retro mechanics and linear level design in 8-bit graphics.


In ancient times of war in the Far East, the lands of Exilia were overrun by creatures of the night and samurais. Amidst this cruel conflict, only a bloodthirsty cursed knight can bring hope and vanquish the darkness.

Levels: Explore 8 levels of classic linear design, each featuring challenging obstacles and enemies to overcome. At the end of each level, you’ll face off against a powerful boss that will put your skills to the test. And as Gabriel, you’ll receive an extra skill after defeating each boss, allowing you to progress even further and take on greater challenges.

Gameplay Variety : Experience a range of mechanics, from throwing weapons to melee combat, down stabs, jumping, and dashing. Unlock the powers of Gabriel’s curse to enhance your abilities. Play as both Gabriel and Lyria, each offering a unique and distinct gameplay experience for endless replayability. Plus, once you’ve beaten the game with Gabriel, unlock two additional game modes: Speedrunner mode and Boss Rush mode. And the best part? You can play both modes with either Gabriel or Lyria for even more variety and fun!

Retro-aesthetic and sound design : Relive the glory days of classic gaming with retro-inspired 16-bit physics and perfectly polished controls. The game’s stunning handcrafted 8-bit pixel art and fast anime-style animations, the 8-bit SFX and OST, enriched with sounds from the Megadrive sound chip, complete the immersive retro experience.



Genre: Indie, Action, 2D Platformer

Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, XBOX Series

Developers: Squidbit Works

Squidbit Works is a new independent video game studio founded by the Spanish Game Developer Carlos Azuaga and focused on making high-quality arcade and action games with a particular retro Japanese Anime taste.

Publisher: PID Games

PID Games is a publishing label created by Plug In Digital. We provide tailor-made publishing support for all platforms, from Ghost of a Tale to Paper Beast, including Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, PomPom, Skabma, Gravity Circuit.

Co-Publisher: PixelHeart

PixelHeart is a company that distributes, produces, and publishes independent Retrogaming and Next Gen video games in physical and digital versions. Known for its limited editions, rare products, it excels in exploiting old video game licences.

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