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Posted: 9 weeks ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


The Knight Witch is a shooting game where you fly through narrow caverns and avoid obstacles as you fight enemies with guns and magic powers. Alongside the exploration and combat, you buy weapons and armour upgrades, obtain cards that let you use spells, and make moral choices that affect how the people see you. The combination of classic platforming exploration and discovery paired with the card-based spell system and the interactions with the people you meet make for a unique and engaging experience.

You play Rayne, a Knight Witch, able to use both conventional weaponry and harness magical powers to attack foes. When your home is threatened by an army of War Golems, it's up to you to fight off the invaders and uncover who's really behind the plot. As you explore caverns, forests, ancient ruins, and technological factories, you use every tool at your disposal to defend your territory. You become stronger as the people show you their gratitude and choose either to be honest or to manipulate them into making you stronger.

You use your floaty flying to navigate the caverns and avoiding deadly spikes and other obstacles. Enemies are dealt with by guns and spells selected from cards you buy from shops. You increase in power through earning gratitude from the people you meet, who talk and discuss your good deeds. By manipulating the truth, you can increase their gratitude and therefore your power, but should they ever find out, they may get angry and weaken you. Choosing whether to remain honest or lie for personal gain, along with deciding what magic cards you want to have equipped, adds a substantial layer of strategy to the game.

The result is a unique twist on the platform genre that adds in layers of strategy and morality along with fast-paced shoot-'em-up gameplay, pushing creativity, experimentation and player choices to the forefront.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/11/2022

Price: 20% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Platform, Role-Play, Shooting and Traversal

Accessibility: 24 features

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Team 17 (@Team17)




We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Because of aim assistance and help with navigation, combat, and many other aspects, there is less of a need for fast and precise control than in other similar games.


The Knight Witch usually costs £15.99. 

The Knight Witch

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


Our The Knight Witch Accessibility Report documents 24 accessibility features:
You need to hold a button down to fire at enemies and sometimes need to rapidly adjust your position. You can enable different cheats to customise the difficulty of the game to suit your play style or ability and can choose whether to have auto-aim enabled or disabled.

Text, including subtitles, is all high contrast and fairly large, but not 1/20th the height of the screen.

You can disable screen shake in the settings, and the contrast between the background and foreground elements like bullets is generally good but can get a little low at times.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We have documented the following aspects of the game in terms of inclusion and representation. Let us know if we missed something.

Gender and Sexuality:

Gender Representation: The gender representation of the pre-defined characters you can play in the game.

  • Play as Stereotype-Free Woman: The game's protagonist is a woman who doesn't conform to common gender stereotypes. Leading the narrative and not conforming to common objectification.

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