DERE EVIL EXE is both a terrifying thriller with a gripping story and an unorthodox retro platformer with unique puzzles and obstacles.

In DERE EVIL EXE, you step into the tiny shoes of a silent hero named 'Knightly'. Knightly must jump, run, and manipulate environments in order to survive the heart-racing journey through a stunning pixel art world.

Within surreal structures lurk dangerous creatures known as 'corruptions'. They take the form of their creator's greatest fears. Their creepy creator, sporting a cunning visage of cheerfulness, hides in plain sight as she watches her prey fall deeper into her traps.


“Take the challenge, and wade in, DERE EVIL EXE is unquestionably worth your time... 5/5” - Touch Arcade

“An indie title that shifts from retro platformer to meta-horror, it pokes fun at and toys with its influences along the way.” - Rock Paper Shotgun

“DERE EVIL EXE is yet another great game from AppSir we really enjoyed... 95/100” - Edamame Reviews


Modern 2d side-scrolling horror game with levels inspired by the simplicity and aesthetics of 16-bit arcade classics of the 80s and 90s.

The game plays either catchy retro chiptune music or ominous orchestral music, depending on the situation.

A completely new meta story that bends the creepypasta genre in ways unseen in the video game world.

Users do not need to play the prequel game to enjoy the story.


This game contains one optional in-app purchase to permanently disable ads. We recommend that users purchase this feature for a truly immersive experience.

What’s New

Version 2.6

- Improved gameplay and minor level adjustments
- fix for the ending segment of Level 1, where the chain platform can cause Knightly to fall off after unlocking level 2
- fix for the bonus segment in Level 2 where the ball can go out of bounds

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
403 Ratings
403 Ratings
IndiIxie ,

Quick and quirky

This is a cute little game that’s quite simple to play but some parts of it require patience and planning which gives it the frustration element that makes it addictive. The controls are simple, although the placement and of the back and forth buttons can sometimes get in the way of the screen you actually need to see. There are some really good uses of environmental elements in the game with the player having to move, balance and roll their way through the sections.
The story and concept are both good ideas but the game is a little short to fully explore the multilayered A.I. idea, it didn’t give too much of a back story which meant there are a lot of gaps in my understanding of the plot. I wouldn’t call it a horror, some atmospheric music and some jump scares aren’t really enough to leave me shaking.
But, overall, this is really fun little game if you have a Sunday afternoon to waste.

A Humble Human ,

Very difficult game

The story looks good from what I could see and I praise the makers of this game for their vision and effort. However, I personally would not recommend this game purely because of its insane difficulty and regular glitches with the controls (for example the jump button just dies sometimes.)
I’m disappointed because I love story based games and clever “meta” stuff. However, I really don’t get any enjoyment from games that are designed to frustrate with their difficulty. So I’m going to have to put it down. It’s a shame because I don’t consider myself the kind of person to give up easily. I’ve spent half an hour trying to get past one bit for heaven’s sake! But if that’s the way the game’s designed to be, I respect that. Some people might really thrive on it. :)

spookontoast ,

Good premise, bad execution.

I enjoyed the game overall, came in expecting a platformer/horror game based on the description and that’s pretty much what I got, nothing special and the platforming sections (which is the entire game) is rather repetitive and the shoddy controls makes it frustrating to play, even if it was its intention I found making the controls purposely frustrating was more of a hinderence then anything that tampered my enjoyment.
The Horror isn’t much to write home about either, just a run of the mill rouge A.I that you need to delete setup, the horror consists of solely jump scares and a bit of ambient music but nothing to write home about.
I will point out two sections that might be considered spoilers so.


There was one jumpscare that caught me off guard that I found quite clever using a fake advertisement and a single moment where you had to use the pause menu to create a bridge.


I personally found the game to be average at best but as a free phone game and one that doesn’t require a massive time investment (having beating it in 2 hours) It’s certainly a game worth trying if you enjoy the horror and/or platforming genre.


Darius Immanuel Guerrero
72.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2018 Darius Immanuel D. Guerrero
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