Rush to Adventure is a retro fantasy speedrunning adventure. Inspired by classic NES titles like Zelda and Castlevania. You awaken on the shore of a cursed island. Your only way off the island is to fight through the monsters and lift the curse.

Exploration and action
The game is divided into two parts. You explore the non-linear island in a top-down view. This is where you talk to islanders, visit shops etc. The levels are played as a side-scrolling platformer. You must reach the end or fight a boss to unlock more parts of the island.

Adventure and speedrunning
Slay monsters to gain xp and level up. Collect coins to buy items and weapons. At the end of each level you are scored and receive a rank. Play for the adventure or replay levels for better times and higher scores, to improve your rank.

  • 41 levels (fields, forest, cave, tower, graveyard and temple)
  • 5 golem mini-bosses and 4 bosses
  • 9 high quality retro NES style songs
  • 14 different swords, shields and armors
  • 4 attributes to level up (strength, health, stamina and speed)
  • 3 unlockable abilities (Dive Attack, Power Attack and Sprint)
  • 8-bit NES style graphics and gameplay

Music by Markus Sundquist

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In Rush to Adventure you are a castaway that wakes up on a cursed island. A darkness covers the island and monsters are everywhere. As no boats can travel to or from these shores, your only hope is to fight through the mosters and find a way to lift the curse.


After almost 5½ years of development, mostly on weekends and evenings, Rush to Adventure has finally be released on Steam. A very long period of many ups and downs. The project started as a simple idéa and evolved over the years.

Explore the cursed island

Rush to Adventure combines adventuring and exploring a non-linear map with the concept of speedrunning as well as some RPG elements. The gameplay is classic tight platforming combined with shield and sword combat. The game might look simple on the surface but reveals more depth as you play and unlock more abilities.

While you are not doing much running in this game, you have to be quick and figure out the best way to handle each level in order to achieve the highest rank. While playing through the game and unlocking everything is a bit of a challenge (depending on difficulty setting), getting that S-rank on every level is really hard. The levels are short and action packed.

Play to enjoy the adventure or for the challenge. Can you find everything and get 100%? You can replay the levels over and over for faster times and higher scores, or if you miss something. Come back once you have leveled up your character and improved your skill. To prevent grinding only your highest XP and coins count on each level.

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Rush to Adventure trailer and Greenlight

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Rush to Adventure hits Steam Greenlight after over 5 years in development. A new trailer with sweet retro NES style music has also been released.

Rush to Adventure alpha released

Rush to Adventure alpha released

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Yesterday the long awaited alpha of Rush to Adventure was finally released on PC, Android and OUYA.

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PC version of the demo of Rush to Adventure, a retro fantasy speedrunning adventure. Inspired by classic NES titles like Zelda, Mario and Castlevania.

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Downloaded this for my Android tablet the other day, plays incredibly well. Really cool, not come across any technical issues yet. Really like what you've done with the art, especially the background to the levels.

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Thanks :) I am really happy with how the backgrounds turned out. Really gave the levels some depth and character.

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