Crypt of the NecroDancer is an award winning hardcore roguelike rhythm game. Move to the music and deliver beatdowns to the beat! Groove to the epic Danny Baranowsky soundtrack, or select songs from your own MP3 collection!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,689 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 23, 2015

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"Dance or die! Rules to live by generally, but particularly in this delectable fusion of roguelike and accessible rhythm action."
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April 23

Crypt of the NecroDancer FULL LAUNCH!

Crypt of the NecroDancer has left Early Access and has launched fully on Steam! Your game should automatically update to the latest version. (Make sure that the loading screen says v1.0 or higher, or you may not yet have the latest build.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EL6VK557Yk
We have had such an amazing time working on Crypt of the NecroDancer that we thought we’d let you take a peek behind the scenes to see how it all went down! We took the game to festivals all around the world, meeting fans, making lifelong friends, and learning how to make the game the best it could be. We hope you enjoy our minidocumentary and the full game! Here’s to two and a half years that none of us will ever forget.

Thank you!!! ːnecroheartː ːnecroheartː ːnecroheartː


Here's what's in store for you in the launch build!:
- Our final zone has been added! A whole host of new enemies, traps, secrets, and minibosses await
- You can now beat the game! Unique final boss battles for the protagonists: Cadence, Melody, and Aria
- Two new playable soundtrack remixes by A_Rival (EDM) and FamilyJules7X (metal)!
- There are now story cinematics, featuring VO stars from League of Legends, the Dragon Ball Z TV series, and many more
- One additional insanely difficult character: Coda. (We aren't sure it's humanly possible to complete this character.)
- 10+ new achievements
- A new 'Codex' room in the lobby that helps teach the game's higher-level techniques
- And, of course, a ton of polish, balance tweaks, and bug fixes

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April 16

NecroDancer launches April 23rd!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HiQUw5Np8o

We are very excited to announce that Crypt of the NecroDancer will be leaving Early Access and launching fully on April 23rd! Check out the launch trailer, above!

Here's what's in store for you in the launch build!:
- Our final zone has been added! A whole host of new enemies, traps, secrets, and minibosses await
- You can now beat the game! Unique final boss battles for the protagonists: Cadence, Melody, and Aria
- Some musical surprises we can't yet reveal...
- There are now story cinematics, featuring VO stars from League of Legends, the Dragon Ball Z TV series, and many more
- One additional insanely difficult character: Coda. (We aren't sure it's humanly possible to complete this character.)
- 10+ new achievements
- A new 'Codex' room in the lobby that helps teach the game's higher-level techniques
- And, of course, a ton of polish, balance tweaks, and bug fixes


Thank you so much for your support and feedback during early access! The NecroDancer community is truly the best! ːnecroheartː

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Reviews

“It's a thing of beauty”
IGN

“It's just so ingenious!”
Adam Sessler

“A transformative experience”
US Gamer

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About This Game

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, service pack 3
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Minimum 10.6 to run the game, 10.7 if you also want to use your own music files
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Steam OS and Ubuntu 12.04 are the only supported Linux OSes
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
After 30 minutes of gameplay I had to stop playing to buy a second copy of this game for my boyfriend as a gift. I need him to understand where my spare time will go from now on.

Everything is going according to plan. Neither of us can stop playing. ;)

10/10 would dance again!

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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Have you ever danced with a Green Dragon in the pale dungeon light?


This game is great, the default music is amazing. and i can't stop thinking about my next run.

Usually i'm pretty awful at Roguelikes, and this one is no exception, but i really enjoy how the music interacts with the monsters, and the dungeon in general. And this unique concept is the reason i keep coming back

10 wubs out of 10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
And people think Dark Souls is hard...


Honestly, I wasn't too sure about this game at first. I wanted to get it but it just seemed really boring. Oh boy was I wrong. So glad I bought it. It's so innovative and addicting. Seriously, watch reviews and gameplays of it. It'll make you want to try it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
It's a... Rogue Rhythm game. There is nothing like it, so if you think yourself a gamer at all you must play it, for it works, and works mightily good.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Last time I wrote a review for this game it was in it's early access, alpha 0.44 stage, and now, after it's full release, the game just keeps getting better and better.

Every time I stop playing I can hear the catchy music playing in my head, especially Melody's (one of the main protagonists) themes. This music is pure gold, no matter which track I listen to.

The levels are procedurally generated, and so are the enemies that go along with them, making game play change each time you load up and play.

The large assortment of items and upgrades you can purchase in the game's lobby (for diamonds you find on each level run) is large and diverse, with many different rings, weapons, spells, health upgrades, etc. at your disposal.

The player and enemy movement design is flawless, and whenever you start battling you being this "dance of death" with whatever you're fighting. And when you die, and believe me you will (And if you're like me it will be a lot), it was never some random event that happened out of nowhere that killed you, as some rogue-likes are based around, this one is your own mistakes being your downfall, which means less luck is involved and the game is more skill-based, which I truly enjoy.
Everything can be defeated with the stock dagger, without armour and without any fancy magic tricks, they're all just luxuries that make fighting your way through the darkest areas of the Crypt simpler.

In short, Crypt of the NecroDancer is one of the best indie-games I have ever come across, with it's blend of both musical masterpieces and enthralling game play, this is one of my top choices for games focusing around rhythm.


Also, the Shopkeeper Sings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVWZwltXKAM&list=PLhFC8pd7oZvwJYhjmpZVyaKG7CUNoVvae&index=78
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Roguelike + rhythm, <3
Soundtrack composed by DannyB and metal-remixed by FamilyJules7X, dudes know how to please earholes (you can also set your own music)
King Conga, shake your rump boooi
Opera-singing shopkeeper, voices

Overall pretty difficult roguelike with great replayability and sick beats

or at least listen to the music https://youtu.be/UrS1RyuoG0I
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
So much fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Music Based Game + DannyB composed soundtrack = Yes
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
A must have for rogue-like fans but also for those who want to discover something new and awesome !
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
510.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
I'm a fan of Roguelike games and i can tell you easily, after 500+ hours on record, this game is one of the best ones out there, got this on early access and didnt regret it, now that it's full released it's a must buy for any Roguelike lover and for those who like rythim games and,.... the hell this game if for everyone just go and spend your money on this one you won´t regret it.

You gonna love this game!!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
I held off through early access and almost passed up this game because it was still over $10 upon release, but I'm telling you know, it's totally worth it. It's a pretty standard roguelike (the exception is the heavy emphasis on digging through walls). However, because you have to move on the beat of the music or else you lose your gold multiplier, it really adds a whole new level of difficulty to an already difficult genre.

I'm almost considering getting a dance pad just to try this game out with it. Just a fantastic game.
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457 of 514 people (89%) found this review helpful
73 people found this review funny
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Early Access Review
Necrodance if you want to! You can leave your friends behind.
'Cause your friends don't dance, and if they do dance, Co-op's local not online.
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162 of 178 people (91%) found this review helpful
110 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Who the hell thought this was a good idea?

Because that person is a bloody genius.
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405 of 573 people (71%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Early Access Review
Admit it, You're just buying this because of the singing shopkeeper, right?
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149 of 195 people (76%) found this review helpful
70 people found this review funny
66.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Behold, the argument for early access
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72 of 81 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Early Access Review
As a fan of both rhythm games and dungeon crawlers, I find Crypt of the NecroDancer as quite the diamond in the rough. The rhythm component adds a dimension of gameplay that I find captivating. It helps that the soundtrack rocks even if it is a bit synth-ey.

Pros:
* Replayability. LOTS of replayability.
* Challenge. You MUST be able to think and plan quickly.
* Soundtrack. It rocks on its own, but the ability to use your own MP3s is brilliant.
* Local co-op. Player 1 uses the arrow keys, player 2 uses WASD. (I look forward to trying this mode.)

Cons:
* Challenge. This game gets difficult quickly and can easily frustrate.
* Graphics. The graphics are pixel art. Very well made pixel art, but it is a deterrent for some.
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82 of 103 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
Early Access Review
if you like roguelikes/roguelites/rouge things, whatever you want to call them - get this game
if you like rhythm games (remember those?) - get this game
if you like both genres - get this game

the music is wonderful, it allows you to use your own music on your PC and has recently added steam workshop support.

also, it has a daily challenge mode, which is always appreciated.

tl;dr - get this game
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
93.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I've played this game for last 4 months of its Early Access. It already looked very promising and awesome. With the release it took me only a few hours of playtime to confirm everything I was ready to write about.

This is a rogue-like rhythm dungeon crawler, as you've probably read on the store page. The genre is quite unique - its gameplay is a blend of turn-based combat but it's constrained by the boundaries of the "beats" of the music of the level (unlike a lot of rhythm games it's very forgiving on beat accuracy and there's a reason for that: it's quite action-packed, so when you have a few skeletons, fiery dogs and a dragon converging on you - you can't really follow the beats within 20% margin what is usual for rhythm games).

First things first: this is a rhythm game and its soundtrack wirtten by Danny Baranowsky is just pure essence of awesomeness. Randomly generated levels are extremely well done. When I say extremely I mean it. This game doesn't have unbeatable generations. It may be easier of harder, but it's a fair rogue-like, if you die - it's your fault. It's not like rogue's tale when you can be killed on first turn the moment you spawn. So you won't really be stomped by something you can't beat.

With the release the game has been augmented with some kind of plot which makes it a bit more beautiful than a rogue-like w/o a plot. Also this game even during Early Access didn't have any gamebreaking bugs. In 80h I never had a single crash or anything else that'd ruin my gaming experience, since technically this is kind of a day1 for thi game - it's exremely polished, which is a good example what Early Access system should be used for and how.

With cutscenes you are being rewarded with when you complete "zones" with different characters, with easier and harder characters themselves, with a big variety of items, leaderboards, daily challenges - delivering beatdowns to the beat in this game is guaranteed to be one your best rogue-like experiences ever.
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73 of 93 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
104.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Early Access Review
In life, there are a few times when an experience is so powerful that it fills us with an overwhelming sense of sorrow to imagine all of the people who, through no fault of their own, just by being born in the wrong era, or in the wrong place, or to the wrong parents, will never have the privilege of being part of that experience. I have felt this way a handful of times in my life, and about half of those times were while playing Crypt of the Necrodancer.
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114 of 159 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
130.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Early Access Review
After 91 hours of playing this game, I can safely say that it's the best 15$ I've spent on Steam.
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