Press release

Playside Announces KILL KNIGHT Steam Next Fest Participation and Demo

Enter if you dare Knight, and revel in the carnage starting May 30th

[MELBOURNE, May 16th] Playside has announced that KILL KNIGHT, the upcoming ultra-responsive arcade-inspired isometric action shooter, will participate in Steam Next Fest from June 10th - 17th. Players will be able to  enact vengeance before Next Fest begins as the demo will be available on May 30th starting at 4 PM PDT / 1 PM ET / 10 AM AEST.

KILL KNIGHT thrusts you into the role of a dishonored warrior. Betrayed and banished to the depths of the Abyss, your reanimated corpse becomes a weapon. Branded KILL KNIGHT, you are fueled by vengeance. Your singular purpose: kill the last angel. 

Exploit enemy weaknesses, enact brutal executions, and manage resources tactically. Explore the depths of the eldritch Abyss, a nightmarish world dripping with atmosphere and danger. It's a deadly dance as you navigate the Abyss and challenge friends and foes on the global leaderboards. Can you overcome the relentless onslaught of horrors and fulfill your destiny?

Players checking out the demo on May 30th and throughout Steam Next Fest will be battling it out in the first abyssal layer - Solitude. As players ravage throughout Solitude, they will be able to upgrade and experiment with the Knight’s arsenal as they climb the global leaderboards. The top players throughout the demo period have a chance to win a custom
KILL KNIGHT PC. More details on the giveaway will be provided closer to the demo’s launch, but players eager to learn more now please stay tuned to KILL KNIGHT socials.  



  • Fast and visceral Top-down, push-forward combat that rewards aggression and precision

  • Abyssal Dread: An immersive otherworld dripping in corrosive atmosphere with a retro-inspired aesthetic

  • Descend through five fatal layers, each more deadly than the last

  • Choose your challenge: Three distinct difficulty settings to overcome

  • Survive long enough to raise your Kill Power, increasing speed and damage

  • Complete challenges to unlock your Knight’s Arsenal, and evolve your playstyle

  • Dive into Master Mode, combining all five layers into one extended arena challenge

  • Ascend the global leaderboards and compete with friends for high-score supremacy

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KILL KNIGHT is now available to wishlist on Steam. Players can delve into Solitude with the exclusive demo starting on May 30th and throughout Steam Next Fest. Stay up to date by checking out the KILL KNIGHT Steam News Hub, following KILL KNIGHT on X and TikTok, and following Playside on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.



PlaySide Studios is an award-winning, independent video game developer and publisher based in Melbourne, Australia - behind games such as Age of Darkness: Final Stand, WORLD BOSS, and the Dumb Ways to Die franchise, as well as the publishers for MOUSE, Thrive: Heavy Lies the Crown and Dynasty of the Sands.


Team Phoenix - the development team at PlaySide behind KILL KNIGHT - consists of a small team of experienced, talented developers, tasked with driving innovation and showcasing PlaySide’s internal development capabilities. KILL KNIGHT marks the premier console project for PlaySide Studios - following more than a decade of games development, with over 70 titles launched across mobile, PC, and VR/AR. 


PlaySide Studios’ recent original IP launches have included the award-winning RTS Age of Darkness: Final Stand, and have seen the studio recognised as Studio of the Year at the Australian Game Developer Awards 2023. 

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