Crypt of the NecroDancer

The work of a one-man Canadian studio Brace Yourself Games in the form of a unique independent production that combines features of seemingly contrasting elements of a roguelike RPG and a dancing game. Crypt of the NecroDancer lets us play as a girl named Cadence, who sets on a journey to find her missing father. It leads her to the mysterious crypt ruled by an evil demon known as NecroDancer. It casts an unusual curse on the protagonist, making her heart always beat in rhythm of a music. As far as its mechanics go, NecroDancer is and old school action RPG. We explore procedurally generated dungeons and fight various monsters using weapons and magic. What makes the game unique is the fact that enemies move to the rhythm of music, and Cadence must adjust to their dance to defeat them. Each enemy she encounters has his unique style, and discovering the correct combination of moves is the key to success.

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PC / Windows
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Crypt of the NecroDancer

Crypt of the NecroDancer | PC

Crypt of the NecroDancer release date for PC:

game language:
English

23 April 2015 | Worldwide

23 April 2015 | Europe

23 April 2015 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1 - 2
Expectations: 9.6 / 10 calculated out of 29 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Crypt of the NecroDancer

Crypt of the NecroDancer | PS4

Crypt of the NecroDancer release date for PS4:

game language:
English

02 February 2016 | Worldwide

02 February 2016 | Europe PAL

02 February 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1 - 2
Expectations: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 12 players' votes.  

PlayStation Vita
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Crypt of the NecroDancer

Crypt of the NecroDancer | PS Vita

Crypt of the NecroDancer release date for PS Vita:

game language:
English

02 February 2016 | Worldwide

02 February 2016 | Europe PAL

02 February 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1 - 2
Expectations: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 12 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
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Crypt of the NecroDancer: Pocket Edition

Crypt of the NecroDancer: Pocket Edition | iOS

RPG, roguelike, dungeon-crawler, dancing, indie games, action RPG

Companies responsible for Crypt of the NecroDancer: Pocket Edition

Brace Yourself Games | game developer

Brace Yourself Games | publisher   Official website

Crypt of the NecroDancer: Pocket Edition release date for iOS:

game language:
English

30 June 2016 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Crypt of the NecroDancer

Crypt of the NecroDancer | XBOX ONE

Crypt of the NecroDancer release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

10 February 2017 | Worldwide

10 February 2017 | Europe PAL

10 February 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1 - 2

Curse of the NecroDancer is a unique independent game that combines features of roguelike RPG with a dancing game. It is a work of a one-man studio Brace Yourself Games ran by Ryan Clark, who collaborated with a couple of indie developers from around the world.

Plot

The game lets us play as a girl named Cadence, who searches for her missing father, Dorian. She finally comes across a mysterious crypt ruled by a demon known as NecroDancer. When she tries to escape, she falls through the ground and deep down dark crevice. When she regains her consciousness, she meets with the NecroDancer himself, who casts an unusual curse: her heart will now beat in the rhythm of the music. Not discouraged by that, Cadence again ventures into the crypt to find her father and lift the curse.

Mechanics

At first, Crypt of the NecroDancer for PlayStation 4 looks like typical old school action RPG title, in which we explore procedurally generated dungeons and face various monsters. However, you can quickly realize that enemies move in the rhythm of the music, meaning that players must adjust their movement to their dance. Each enemy – like skeletons, dragons and zombies – have their own, unique style, and discovering proper combination of moves is a key to victory. Naturally, Cadence can use weapons and spells she buys or finds in the dungeon, but the whole gameplay is bound to the music. To achieve our objective, we must finish many stages filled with monsters and ending with boss fight. The fact that Crypt of the NecroDancer stays true to its roguelike origins and doesn’t allow saving the game, which means that one death ends the game definitively.

Technical aspects

Crypt of the NecroDancer uses old school, pixel art visuals, though there is nothing to complain as far as details and quality are concerned. Soundtrack plays a key role and it has been composed by Danny Baranowski, known for his creations from other independent games, like Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac. The sounds players will hear are varied: from simple chiptune through modern electronic music to heavier sounds.

Game modes

Among modes forms of gameplay, players can choose from practice, daily challenges prepared by creators and local cooperation. As possible controllers in this game, it is possible to use keyboard, gamepad or the standard dancing mat used in most popular music games.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.
Crypt of the NecroDancer PS4 & PSV version launch trailer

Crypt of the NecroDancer PS4 & PSV version launch trailer | 1:14

Zwiastun na premierę gry Crypt of the NecroDancer w wersji na konsole Sony PlayStation 4 i PlayStation Vita.