The award winning roguelike rhythm game, Crypt of the NecroDancer, is now available on Steam Early Access!
Crypt of the NecroDancer is Brace Yourself Games’ first title, and is now selling on Steam for $14.99, or $24.99 including the soundtrack.
Crypt of the NecroDancer is a hardcore rhythm-based roguelike game. Can you survive this deadly dungeon of dance, slay the NecroDancer, and recapture your still beating heart? Or will you be a slave to the rhythm for all eternity? Players must move on the beat to navigate procedurally generated dungeons while battling dancing skeletons, zombies, dragons, and more! Groove with the game’s epic dance soundtrack, or select songs from your own MP3 collection! You can even play with a dance pad to really shake your bones!
Crypt of the NecroDancer was born of the desire to make a roguelike game “fair”. As a roguelike gamers, we have seen our share of deaths! But the most frustrating deaths are those from which we learn nothing, or had no chance to avoid. Some roguelikes, like Nethack, boast fairly high win rates for elite players. This is good — it indicates that, while there is randomness, there are ways to tame that randomness and overcome it. However, to become such an elite Nethack player requires dedicated study of it’s lore, an excellent memory, and patience. We wanted to create a game that is fair (a high win rate among elite players), yet without the onerous knowledge requirements. Crypt of the NecroDancer is our attempt at achieving this goal. It is turn based, but the turns are of an enforced length. Lack of time to think renders impossible the careful study and patience of the expert NetHack player. Instead, skill and experience in battle rule the day. No more random deaths — there is always a way out, for the skilled NecroDancer player!
- Roguelike rhythm game — the player and enemies all move on the beat!
- Award winning dance soundtrack by Danny Baranowsky
- A beat detection algorithm allows players to use their own MP3s and music files
- Move with the keyboard, gamepad, or even a dance pad if you have one!