Thousands of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more are on the attack - can you survive the onslaught? Crimsonland is a top-down shooter with a touch of RPG. Unlock over 30 weapons and over 50 perks from quirky to brutal. Complete the quest and show your skills in five survival modes.
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Very Positive (871 reviews) - 83% of the 871 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 11, 2014

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March 14

BIG Crimsonland 1.1.0 update with TYPOSHOOTER and more!

Greetings. After a healthy long beta, the new version is finally here!

Tons of stuff has changed. The biggest single feature is bringing back the classic Typ'o'shooter game mode - with leaderboards, of course. The mode is unlocked if you've completed the quests in normal difficulty.

We've also fixed ALL the major complaints about features missing compared to 2003 version. You can now use Telekinesis perk to directly pick up the perks by hovering them with your mouse for a while. The perks are now enabled in quests by default. Spideroids give more experience points. Pulse Gun + Angry Reloader perk is back. + many smaller tweaks.

Some of you have requested that we'd add DLCs to the game. More closely, some of you guys wanted to have the old 2003 version of Crimsonland and the game soundtrack as relatively inexpensive DLCs. Sorry to let you down, we're not doing the DLCs... We've added them to the main game FOR FREE! You can now select if you want to play the new (superior) Crimsonland or the old classic 2003 version when you launch the game using Steam. You can listen to the sound track placed in install folder under crimsonland-soundtrack folder.

Here's a full list of changes:
-Added back the Typ'o'shooter game mode! It will unlock after you play through the quest mode in normal difficulty.
-Telekinesis perk now picks up the powerup up after hovering your mouse over it for a second.
-Perks are now enabled by default in Quest mode (you can still change the settings in gameplay options).
-The old (2003) Crimsonland classic version is included in the install directory.
-The soundtrack is included in the game folder under crimsonland-soundtrack.
-New D3D9 based renderer is slightly faster and handles resolution change better.
-Multimonitor resolution selection should work better now.
-Blitz survival mode now starts harder but ramps up slower (all bosses don't come at you almost at once now).
-Pulse Gun + Angry Reloader combo works again as Pulse Gun has 3 ammo in all modes except Weapon Picker. You can't reload the weapon.
-Spideroids give slightly more experience points.
-Spider boss projectiles do proper damage now.
-Toxic Avenger now kills bosses as well if you can afford to take one hit.
-Fixed (rare) weapon jamming bug that prevented autoreloading your weapon occasionally.
-Leaderboards rendering performance improved. (Scrolling down to top 100k rank doesn't cause framerate drops).
-Added internal localization support, preparing for possible localizations. Clarification: only English supported in this build.
-Steam Cloud is now enabled in all versions.
-Main menu has friendly links to our next two games: Neon Chrome and Xenoraid!
-Dropping more weapons during the first 60 seconds of survival and blitz game mode runs will enable you to get the weapon you want more likely.
-Many many many smaller tweaks.

Please note that this update is for the PC version at this point.

So there you have it. If someone still thinks that the 2003 has something over this new version, speak up! :)

See you at the leaderboards!

BTW, I hope it's not too bold to plug our current Greenlight campaigns here as well:

Xenoraid - a non-bullet-hell shmup which entered Greenlight last week:
Xenoraid Greenlight

King Oddball - a weird but addictive little game we made. It needs just a tiny push to get through GL:
King Oddball Greenlight

Thanks!

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November 19, 2015

Crimsonland gets Steam Cloud support

Good news: We've updated Crimsonland with Steam Cloud support! The support should be available on all platforms. Let us know if you experience any problems. We're also working on another update which features fixes done for the Xbox One version which was released a few weeks ago. And thanks to you all for playing Crimsonland!

Also check out http://www.neonchromegame.com and http://www.xenoraid.com if you'd like to learn more about what we're working on.

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Reviews

“I really like Crimsonland. It's unpretentious and straight-forward in its delivery, and yet, underneath its façade rests an addictive top-down shooter with solid mechanics and a hardcore slant.”
7.5 / 10 – IGN

“Crimsonland is a quality twin-stick shooter.”
7 / 10 – Game Informer

“If you like shooting infinite hordes of monsters from a top-down perspective, Crimsonland is one of the best options you have.”
4 / 5 – Hardcore Gamer Magazine

About This Game



Thousands of aliens, zombies, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more are on the attack - can you survive the onslaught? In Crimsonland you will unlock new weapons and perks constantly improving your abilities and arsenal. Your screen will be filled with literally hundreds of monsters and thousands of giblets. Grab your gun and prepare for endless hours of intense top-down shooter fun!

The original Crimsonland was released in 2003. After the game was greenlit at the end of 2013, 10tons decided to give the game a complete tune-up. The brand new 2014 version introduces countless gameplay fixes, a new chapter with new enemies, new perks, and new weapons. On top of that we've done a complete art overhaul!



What are perks? Perks are like talents in an RPG game. You earn XP by killing monsters and with XP you earn levels. After leveling up you get to choose a perk. For example, a perk called Fastloader enables you to reload extremely fast. During a session perks will stack up a and every game will be a bit different. You'll unlock perks during the quest mode after which they become available in the survival game modes.



We've created a huge arsenal of 30 unique weapons ranging from the humble pistol to the mysterious Shrinkifier 5k. The weapons are unlocked by playing the quest mode and they become available in survival game modes as well. The better your arsenal - the better chances you have at scoring higher outside the quest mode.



Crimsonland features up to four player local co-op. All game modes including the quest can be played in co-op mode. There are also separate leaderboards for co-op games so gather your friends and show the internet who wields the gauss shotgun like a pro!



  • Quest mode with six chapters
  • FIVE survival modes: Survival, Rush, Blitz, Weapon Picker, and Nukefism
  • 30 unique weapons
  • 55 awesome perks
  • Steam leaderboards: global and friends
  • Leaderboards for co-op: Gang up on them!
  • Steam achievements & stats
  • Full controller support
  • Up to four player local co-op

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepads must support XInput
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6+
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Tested gamepads include PS4 and PS3 controllers. Other modern gamepads work probably too.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Crimsonland is a fast-paced, very well thought-off and balanced top-down shooter. The game is clearly based on the classic with the same name from 2003 - with the most recent major update, the original game is even presented for free when you buy Crimsonland on Steam. Just as the original one, the new version is a no-nonsense game in which you get several different gamemodes which offer access to just the one thing that really counts: slaying monsters, aliens and zombies. And there are a TON of those, so you need some decent gear, don't you? Happily, Crimsonland offers exactly that: the number of weapons isn't overwhelmingly large, but they are very different from each other and most ask for an appropriate playstyle to make the most of them. You'd better stay out of the melee with the Ion Cannon and take on the mob from a distance, but a flamethrower just wants you to get in there are clear a small ring of safety around you.

Thankfully, 10TonsLtd have also included a fairly large number of power-ups which appear during the fights and which come in most welcome when the crowds get bigger and bigger. Make no mistake: this is no easy-going game, and the going gets really tough towards the end of the different scenario's. Happily that's where the dozens of available perks come in: they offer a permanent of way of buffing your character, and allow for some degree of ever so slight character building, especially with regard to a playstyle which suits you best.

Graphically, the game gets the job done, but not more than that. Some extra effort and more visual appeal would have been welcome. Sound is pretty good though, with all weapons having a very clear identity of their own. Steam cards and a bunch of interesting - and some quite difficult - achievements make sure this game offers quite some playtime.

Recommended, even more so for everyone who fancies taking out the enemy hords from above
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Changing my review to positive because they deserve it.

When this game was re-released on Steam, it was missing a lot of things that vets would be expecting to see there, like the perks in quest mode and the functionality of perks in survival mode. Some were removed entirely. The developer has added perks back into quest mode with their original functionalities. You can also opt into the beta client to test out other new perks before they make it into the final build. The UI and HUD still feels like a mobile game but whatever.

I don't know what made them think those changes would be improvements in the first place, but I'm glad that they listened to community feedback and changed things back to how they use to be. If you somehow are still not happy with the new graphics and all that with the original gameplay, you can also play the original Crimsonland that's included in a .zip file in the game's directory.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Updated and definitely more majestic rëvjú
Crimsonland, now actually Crimsonland, with perks in Quest Mode! \o/

Once upon a time, before we had Nation Red, the jolliest "run around topdown and kill stuff" video game known to humanity was Crimsonland. Then came Steam, and it brought with it Nation Red in 2009, and it was jolly, but what truly would have been jollier... Crimsonland.

Fast-forward to the year 2014, and our cries were heard. The Lord GabeN (or rather the dreadful Greenlight system) brought us Crimsonland on Steam. However, as you can read below, not everything was well in this newfound land of milk and honey... it wasn't the Crimsonland we wanted, nor was it the Crimsonland we deserved. It wasn't even the Crimsonland we needed. In this limbo we suffered, admittedly with enough other games to play in the meantime.

With a bang, March 2016 brought with it much-needed game design adjustments, as well as the free addition of 2003's Crimsonland. All the inhabitants of Earth rejoiced, and a time of serenity arrived, such as was not known to them before. And 10tons did this mighty act, that there might be no more evil upon Earth. Now go forth and play this game, dear reader, so that all the alien opponents in it get turned about like pottage in a cauldron. And die. Make sure they die.


P.S.: Online coop, please? Please? PLEASE?!


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Previous June 28, 2014 review; FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY
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First of all, let me say that indeed the quest mode is LESS JOLLY than it was in the original game. There's no perks there so it's way more of a boring grind than it needs to be. Also, the way the game handles 'reference resolutions' and whatnot is pretty odd.

However, there's still arousing Crimsonland gameplay to be found in this 'HD' upgrade.

P.S.: http://store.steampowered.com/app/39800/ is damn good, play it.

P.P.S.: Online coop, please? Please?
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Its hard to thumbs down this game as its still a good game.

Its just that for an update to a classic its terrible. The original didnt look as good, but this update just ruins several key gameplay mechanics, while slapping a fresh coat of paint on it.

The reason everyone liked the original was because of the gameplay, even at its release the original was a pretty ugly looking game that played beautifully which is ultimately what matters.

Its pretty obvious that it has been dumbed down for a controller friendly playstyle

While this still has enough of the original in it to be a pretty good, fun game, honestly just play the original instead of this watered down version.

If the developers just added a "classic mode" toggle in the options which reverted the changes to the perks (specifically telekinesis), put perks back in campaign, basically an option to play a 100% faithful port of the real game with the new improved graphics (which I'm ambivalent on, its not really important for me.), I would gladly give it a thumbs up.

Edit (March 2016):

Well the devs delivered. They fixed every single thing I had a problem with.

Also they gave me what I really wanted all along: The original Crimsonland on Steam. And they gave it away for free as part of the deal along with the remake. I can finally play the original on steam, to add to the couple of hundred hours I have put into it over the years.

Now I can heartily recommend this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
I came into this having never played the original Crimsonland, and I’ve got to say it’s grown on me. I wasn’t into it at first. You have to unlock everything by playing the quests, which start off pretty easy, pretty slow. The maps are just flat, and all you do is shoot waves of enemies. The graphics have a very strong old Windows game vibe to them and the soundtrack is cheesy as hell. I didn’t think this had anything more to offer.

But things start to pick up after the first chapter of the quests. By this point I have a good arsenal under my belt, the quests are more challenging and varied, and I’ve forgotten about my complaints about the flat maps. It’s all about spreading the crimson. Plus the various survival modes start unlocking, which is really the meat of the game. This is an endless mode where you level up and get perks as time goes on.

It’s a basic top-down shooter but fun all the same. Good support for both mouse + keyboard or gamepad. You can have up to three friends easily jump in for co-op, so it’s nice to have in your pocket when you need a quick local multiplayer game. Recommend for fans of the genre.
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