Overview System Requirements


The Forbidden Arts is an action adventure platformer with a focus on discovery and exploration. When the hero of the game, Phoenix, seeks the counsel of a druid to make sense of his visions, she awakens the latent pyromancy within him. This begins an epic journey from Phoenix’s humble beginnings as he seeks to master the element of fire. • Channel your pyromancer flame to cast devastating spells upon enemies and bosses, protect yourself from harm and manipulate the environment. ​ • Explore massive worlds with the ability to save your progress nearly anywhere and any time. You will alternate between 2d gameplay while in dungeons and 3d gameplay while exploring the world map. ​ • Test your agility as you scale walls, jump gaps, climb vines and maneuver through several distinct environments filled with obstacles and challenges. ​ • Progress through a captivating storyline following a young man who seeks the truth about himself and finds a grand adventure of ancient magic. ​ • Embark on quests from friendly NPCs and solve puzzles you encounter along the way. • Discover long-forgotten secret items and locations to unlock abilities and earn achievements. The time has come to summon your inner fire and prove to the world you have what it takes to be called a pyromancer. Play The Forbidden Arts today.


What’s new in this version

- Modified AI for the Frog Wizard. In dark zone areas the wizard will no longer teleport in front of the player, blocking the path which could result in a cheap death - Reduced speed of the fire arrow projectiles in the Abandoned Mines, making these areas a bit less frustrating for the average player - Updated and improved the input detection - Fix some minor issues related to controller input - Improved efficiency and stability of drawing grass on the Overworld - Modified the placement of the Switches in the Abandoned Mines to avoid player getting stuck between the wall and switch - Modified some text and dialogue - Player should no longer get stuck in a rare frozen state after shooting a fireball or performing a ground roll - UI health bar now correctly displays proper health value in the Character Menu - Proper text size is now displayed in the character menu when highlighting equipment - Refactored and improved a lot of code - Updated game engine - Various other bug fixes


  • 5 Worlds
  • 6 Boss Fights
  • 30+ unique enemies
  • 12+ hours of gameplay
  • Collectibles
  • Several character abilities of pyromancy
  • Engaging and evolving storyline
  • High quality, hand-painted art style

Additional information

Published by

Stingbot Games


The Forbidden Arts © 2019 Stingbot Games, Inc. All rights reserved.

Developed by

Stingbot Games

Release date


Age rating

For ages 16 and over


Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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