Cooperative Dungeon Game Crawl Finds Steam Greenlight Success

Powerhoof’s cooperative/competitive dungeoneering game Crawl has been Greenlit on Steam.

The game, which was added to Steam Greenlight just yesterday, immediately drew the attention of gamers thanks in no small part to its expertly crafted trailer, which both shows off its gameplay and details its mechanics via a faux spooky narration.

Billed by its two-man developer Powerhoof as a “same-screen arcade action” title for “2-4 players,” the game centers around a dungeon inhabited by player-controlled spirits who must cooperate to kill an invading hero character. The players can do this by taking control of traps and monsters that they can then direct with murderous intent toward said dungeon delver.

The kicker comes when the players actually succeed in offing the computer controlled hero. Whichever spirit strikes the final blow instantly takes over as the new hero, and must then battle and survive the machinations of their former allies so they can advance, purchase better equipment and defeat a cooperatively controlled boss monster. According to its Greenlight page, players can expect these games to take roughly half an hour each.

If that doesn’t sound appealing enough, Powerhoof has also promised a variety of features to help keep the game entertaining and fresh. For instance, prospective players can look forward to randomly generated dungeons, a wide variety of weapons, items and spells and “dozens of unique monsters to unlock and master.” Obviously, we’ll have to wait until the game releases to see if it lives up to all of this proposed awesomeness. That said, if you like cooperative games, dungeon crawlers and nifty looking pixel art, Crawl may be a game to keep your eyes on.

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