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. Will Knightly be able to escape these pixelated nightmares?


“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

Finalist in the 15th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards and nominated for Best Storytelling in the 2019 Mobile Games Awards.

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.

Liven up your conversations with iMessage stickers featuring cute and quirky characters of DERE EVIL EXE!


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 4.3

- Minor graphical changes in level 1 and level 4
- General optimizations and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

Caedon Hawk ,

Story. Rage. Story.

How much you like this game is dependent on who you are. If you love insanely challenging levels and awesome story, I recommend this game. I wish there was a death counter since I probably died over 1000 times. Then again I’m a guy that literally took 6 years to beat Chemical Plant Stage 2 in Sonic 2. I think the story is a good payoff for this difficultly. Although it’s not long, I found myself intrigued by the concepts in the story and the characters. I have to point out that playing on a touchscreen is THE WORST. My fingers tend to slowly drift of the buttons and I end up dying with the next checkpoint right out of reach. Also, I highly recommend the ad removal purchase. It’s more rage inducing to hear the same cheesy local gym ad 200 times then to die and instantly spawn. In terms of horror... eh. This game isn’t really scary, since it’s primarily a platformer. I’ve been more scared by FNaF, which is rather low in my book of horrific things. I will say that the whole plot, while short, is well written in my opinion. The game is really small in terms of storage required, and it’s free so I definitely think you should try it. Just remember that some sections need such precision that they are literally only done by me like 2% of tries. Oh yeah, just gonna say this game is pretty self aware, as it says in its description.

Mikuru//X ,

A Good Gaming Experience

I’ll be honest, I totally forgot that I pre-ordered this game but I’m glad it popped into my iPad when it did. From the game icon alone, I knew I was going into a game with a few jump scares but then I started playing and got threw off right at the start thinking this was a simple run and jump platformer. That’s until I made it to the end of level one and found that this game has an actual story.

From this point, things started to get weirder and grimmer. At this point, I started felt myself getting nervous because I can’t take games with jump scares but I try them to try and get over my fear. The levels started to get harder and later, the puzzles started to kick in. Things start to get much weirder but scary after level 2. By then, I really felt like I should stop playing cause my heart couldn’t take getting scared but curiosity kicks in and the game compels you to move on to see where this all ends.

From start to finish, the game is a enjoyable ride with a unexpected twist in stored for the player which I won’t spoil. From the level design to the music, everything is a memorable little experience that is worth the price tag for the locked three levels. If you have $1 to blow, I recommend you get this game.

Oreoshik ,

Unbeatable level?

Hello! I love this game, I haven’t played the first one tho. I made it passed Limbo and I am at the Deep. I like the puzzles when sliding Knightly across the 2D map. I made to the boss I think, but the exit to that area is blocked off, I tried everything. I tried getting the projectiles to hit the blockade, I tried dying next to the exit, I tried just waiting it out while avoiding the projectiles, I tried killing the enemy, I tried pausing, I tried sliding into the exit repeatedly, I tried breaking the projectiles, I tried sliding into the boss, I tried closing the game and reopening, I tried going to the home screen and looking in the in game settings, I tried looking in my phone settings, I tried tapping on the blocked exit, I tried finding a secret exit, I even tried to rotate my phone every which way thinking I can get my bullets to hit the exit, I TRIED EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE. I’m guessing I just have to try to keep killing the boss, but the projectiles are impossible and she floats to the sides of the area. Idk what to do I could look up a walkthrough, but I’m trying to finish on my own. The rest of the game was pretty easy I had some trouble with some areas, but just needed some time to learn the patterns. I would love to see the end, but until I finish the game the 5 stars will have to wait, I’ll keep trying but I have been for 5 hours straight.

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