Spartan. An epic 2d platformer powered by Paper2d!

**Spartan has gone live on STEAM and we would appreciate your support !

We are available for purchase In the American and European market for PS4 and the American for the Xbox One.**



PS4 UK:!/en-…ARTANSCGS00001

XboxOne USA:…n/c18368hxpmfs

King Leo would like to thank you all for your support, and he cant wait for you to join forces with him,in this epic platforming adventure !

Sinister Cyclops Game Studios, LLC is proud to announced its first game, “Spartan”, the first ever Unreal Engine 4 Paper2D game for Xbox One - Playstation 4 and the recipient of an Unreal Dev Grant.
Spartan is an epic 2D platformer powered by Unreal Engine 4.
Featuring silky smooth animations, pixel-perfect controls, challenging gameplay, huge non-linear levels and an awesome original soundtrack, Spartan is taking classic platforming to the next level, UE4 turbocharged style!

King Leo kicks platforming back to the arcades!

Spartan is an old-school platformer for hardcore gamers, powered by UE4.


Sparta, 500 BC. The city-state’s weapons, armor and gold have mysteriously vanished. Magical portals begin to appear throughout ancient Greece.
As a king and the world’s most fearsome warrior, Leonidas sets out to discover who is behind the threat, and recover everything that was stolen.
You, are King Leo. And your aim is to make whoever is responsible and whatever stands in your way, rue the day they crossed your path.

Block, stomp, run, jump, fall, climb, cling, push, spring & slice your way to victory.
Outsmart intelligent enemies, tread carefully through obstacles and use your wits to defeat bosses in epic battles.

THIS… IS… Spartan!


Non-linear Levels

No matter which path you choose, you can always return to any point. Feeling greedy and want to go back and collect all of the coins? No problem! There is no area you cannot return to. But remember to plot your routes and keep track of where you’ve been, because without retrieving all of the artifacts or chests you won’t be able to activate the magical escape portal. Not happy with your score? You can replay any level, any time, once it’s been unlocked.

Immerse yourself

Memorable atmospheric soundtrack with ethnic overtones.
Crisp and detailed handcrafted art.
Hyper-smooth 2D physics based mesh animations.
Fun, intelligent and reactive enemies.
A huge variety of traps and obstacles.

Pixel-perfect controls

When the margin for error is small, responsive controls are a sheer delight. You command, and King Leo executes with lightning speed. You say “Jump!”, and he says “How high?”. If your reflexes are fast enough, his reflexes will be fast enough. Every step counts and every move is in your hands.
Clocking in at a stable 60fps even with most Medium Spec hardware, “Spartan” leaves gamers no excuse to not succeed.

20+ Hours of Gameplay

More, if you want to unlock the entire gallery and learn some ancient Greek words!
With 4 distinct worlds and 24 challenging levels, you’ll find yourself proclaiming: “Tough, but fair!”.
Failing is a thing of the past when there is virtually no loading time between losses. Couple that with plenty of checkpoints, and you’re ensured a smooth gaming experience. If, for whatever reason, you find the game too difficult, you can double your health. This is aptly called “Wimp Mode“!


Are you up to the challenge??

And some stills from Spartan:






Cool project :slight_smile:

Thank you sir!
Really appreciate the support.

Nice work! How has your experience using paper2d for a project like this been like?
I feel Epic should do a proper 2d system for unreal engine… paper 2d is not the ultimate solution imho…

I like the gameplay and graphics, this is the best PS4 2D game.
Congrats about game realease :smiley:

Thank you so much Galeon for your kind words!

And in all honesty the video can not do it justice. Wait till you see it moving in person :slight_smile:

We tried to use every trick we could,from particles,skeleton meshes,lighting .etc ,
but the real-time tweening of our main characters really made a difference regarding the smoothness of the animations.


Release Date: Xbox One - PS4 (August 23, 2017)

We are happy to announce that SPARTAN will release simultaneously for both Xbox One and PS4 for the American and European markets.

Cant wait for you to allow King Leo to find his way into your living room, battling monsters and collecting coins in this family friendly, epic platformer!

We would like to thank Epic for trusting us and awarding us a Dev Grant , and the awesome Unreal community for helping us out in more than a few occasions.

We hope that you will enjoy playing Spartan as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Thank you,
Sinister Cyclops.

Spartan has gone live and we would appreciate your support !

We are available for purchase In the American and European market for PS4 and the American for the Xbox One.

PS4 USA:!/en-us/games/spartan/cid=UP1924-CUSA09803_00-SPARTANSCGS00001

PS4 UK:!/en-gb/games/spartan/cid=EP1910-CUSA05815_00-SPARTANSCGS00001

XboxOne USA:

King Leo would like to thank you all for your support, and he cant wait for you to join forces with him,in this epic platforming adventure !

Spartan is now available on Steam for all you Master Race gamers out there!

Awesome, will buy when i got the change to… Good luck Roccinio, hope it works

Thank you buddy!
Really appreciate the support and your kind words.

Most people dont understand that our game is a super challenging and a tribute to the games we grew up playing (battletoads,ghost and ghoblins etc). That combined with the fact that it is made with UE4 confuses the heck out of them, and they dont know how to react.
Marketing plays a huge role in making them understand (see cuphead) but we are just two people that paid everything out of our pockets so its kinda hard to have a budget for that.
But hey… it is always tough when you try to break the mold.
Hopefully our community will support diversity and help spread out the word!
Its not everyday you see a 2d game made with Unreal. :slight_smile:


no worries man… though marketing can take many forms, and not all of them require hard money to be used (though time = money).
It is a good excercise to still take the feedback the average consumer is giving you to learn for future projects… although you have reached farther than most of us do, so give yourself a pat in the back there…