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Crypt of the NecroDancer

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Crypt of the NecroDancer is an indie roguelike game developed by Brace Yourself Games.

You control Cadence, who looks for her missing father. During the search, she falls into a crypt, where the NecroDancer steals Cadence's heart. Cadence can't do anything without following the music's beat and has to find both her heart and her father.

Crypt of the NecroDancer can be played with a dance pad, a gamepad or a keyboard. Having the Protagonists able to do anything only as the music beats makes the Crypt of the NecroDancer a rhythm roguelike game. Movement, attacking and using your items has to be planned in advance, as the player can't do anything between the beats. If the player misses the beat, no actual harm to the character is done, yet the scoring multiplier resets. The players set out to explore a procedurally generated underground dungeon.

The players can find new weapons, items, and equipment during the exploration of the dungeon. Your inventory is managed by the game. As in most roguelike games, your inventory is lost on death, yet any diamonds the players find still persists. On death, the players return to a game lobby, where they can buy permanent upgrades.

Release date
Brace Yourself Games
Brace Yourself Games, Klei Entertainment, BRACE YOURSELF GAMES INC.
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Steam OS and Ubuntu 12.04 are the only supported Linux OSes
  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
  • Storage: 1600 MB available space
  • Memory: 1500 MB RAM

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, service pack 3
  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
  • Storage: 1600 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Minimum 10.6 to run the game, 10.7 if you also want to use your own music files
  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
  • Storage: 1600 MB available space
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Crypt of the NecroDancer reviews and comments

its fun to jump to the beat
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The mechanics of the Game are simple but impressively used. At first, the Design of the Levels and the Behavior of the Monsters is still relatively simple and you can fight your way through the first Dungeon without a big Sweat, but the Level Of difficulty increases drastically from Level to Level. The Characters are nicely staged and the Music fits the Action perfectly (as it should be). The little Story is also ok, but nothing that reinvents Worlds. Personally, It was a lot of Fun for me, both alone and with a Friend, and that's why I recommend it to anyone who likes to fight their way through a few pixelated Dungeons. :)-M
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review The Game is wonderful. The pixel look, as is often used nowadays, is simple yet very appealing. The Soundtrack is wonderful. Each Stage offers a new Piece of Jewellery, which is enhanced by the grandiose Shopkeeper. The Game principle is something new. It can be very challenging to stay on the Beat, but it is precisely this Challenge that makes every Run difficult again. For anyone who doesn't have a great Sense Of tact, the Bard fashion still still remains, where you can just jump around freely next to the Beat. All in all, it's one of the best Rogue-Like games since Binding of Isaac and worth every Penny, early access back or forth < 3
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One of the most dependent Games for In Between and a real Party Bang along with Dance Mats that I happen to own. It's as simple as It is Ingenious. Control with 4 Buttons (Arrow Keys) and by instigating the Monsters, you attack them. And you can only move to the Rhythm of the Music. But be careful that a Monster doesn't attack you beforehand. The Number of Weapons and the different Ranges are really very well thought out. And almost the best is the Background Music and that the Shopkeeper sings along, the Closer you get to the Shopkepper ^^ Even after over 120 Hours of Play, I still sing a Duet with the Shopkepper XD And finally I also have the singing Shopkeeper Plush Figure xD
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Little funny Game. What's Nice is: It can be paused, the Music is reminiscent of PCs with Fieptones (Pixel Art), but is not annoying but groovy. Through different Characters (some of which have to be played), the Difficulty is also different and the Game is not over too quickly. Actually, I'm not a Jump & Run or the like fan (and not very good either), but the Game is pleasant: Not too heavy, not too light, even worse players can gradually come forward. The Multiplayer mode, where two People can be played on a PC, is also funny. Overall: Very nice to play it again and again. Bought At Akttion (for about 5 EUROS, just it costs 2.99 EUROS), that was worth it (me)!
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